NYC Weekend Picks: Magritte at MoMA, Under the Radar Festival

"The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)," a 1929 painting, is one the 80 works on display in "Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938" at MoMA. Photo Credit: Handout

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Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.


UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL Tenth annual theatrical orgy of cutting-edge theater from the country and the world, through Jan. 19.

WHEN | WHERE Multiple events Friday from 5-10 p.m., Saturday from 2-10 p.m., Sunday from 1:30-9:30 p.m.; most at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

INFO $20,

"A MAN'S A MAN" Stephen Spinella and Justin Vivian Bond are part of the intriguing ensemble for this new version of Bertolt Brecht's "A Man's a Man," which has music by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening").

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WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.

INFO $65, 212-352-3101,

"ANTIGONE" Jean Anouilh's version of the Greek classic stars Kick Kennedy, granddaughter of RFK, in this coproduction by Blackfriars Repertory Theatre and Storm Theatre.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, Theatre of the Church of Notre Dame, 405 W. 114th St.

INFO $25, 212-868-4444,

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"VISITORS" Godfrey Reggio, director of the mesmerizing nature documentary "Koyaanisqatsi" (1982), delivers another wordless portrait of the world, this time in black-and-white and focusing on modern man. Reggio, along with his editor-collaborator Jon Kane and composer Philip Glass, will attend the film's New York premiere this weekend.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 2 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave. in Astoria, Queens.

INFO $20, 718-777-6800,

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"MAGRITTE, THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938" Here's your last chance to get up close to 80 paintings and other works by Belgian artist René Magritte (1898-1967). His intellectual evolution, wit, mastery of technique and singular approach to surrealism are on full display.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sunday at MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $25, 212-708-9400,

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SAKAGURA This sake-focused Japanese restaurant in a midtown East basement is hard to find; check the website before you go. But go you must -- for the sake, the sushi, the soba noodle bowls (try the roasted duck, $14.50) and the affordable tasting menus ($30 for three courses at lunch).

WHEN | WHERE Lunch Monday to Friday; dinner daily, 211 E. 43rd St.

INFO $12, 212-953-7253,



JAY Z Beyoncé's better half returns to Brooklyn for two shows. Expect hits from "Hard Knock Life" to "Empire State of Mind."

WHEN | WHERE Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, Brooklyn

INFO $32.50-$175; 800-745-3000,

JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JANE MONHEIT The jazz guitarist-singer and Oakdale chanteuse team up.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 W. Third St., Manhattan

INFO $20-$35; 212-475-8592,

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Polly Higgins, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo.

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