NYC Weekend Picks: 'Our Global Kitchen' exhibit, First Date,' more

A re-creation of section of a giant marketplace

A re-creation of section of a giant marketplace that in 1519 served the capital city of the thriving Aztec Empire is part of the American Museum of Natural History "Our Global Kitchen" exhibit. (Credit: Handout)

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

Theater

"LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST" Daniel Breaker and Rachel Dratch co-star in this new Shakespearean musical by the team that created the irreverent "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

WHEN | WHERE Friday-Sunday at 8:30 p.m., Shakespeare in the Park, Delacorte Theater, Central Park, enter at 81st Street and Central Park West.

INFO Free with ticket, 212-967-7555, publictheater.org

"THE DARK I KNOW" Playwright Alex Eisen and composer John Watts, both native Long Islanders, won a national award at the Kennedy Center for this musical about Germany in the early '30s. Now it will have its New York premiere as part of the busy Midtown International Theatre Festival.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 5:30 p.m., June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th St.

INFO $18, 212-352-3101, midtownfestival.org

"FIRST DATE" New musical about the agonies and pleasures of a blind date co-stars Zachary Levi ("Chuck") and Krysta Rodriguez ("Smash").

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.

INFO $35-$137, 212-239-6200, firstdatethemusical.com

Film

"FEARLESS" A plane-crash survivor (Jeff Bridges) begins to think he's immortal in this underrated 1993 drama from director Peter Weir ("The Last Wave"). It screens as part of an ongoing Warner Bros. tribute titled "A View From the Vaults."

WHEN | WHERE 5 p.m. Saturday at The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO Tickets are $12, or free with $25 museum admission; 212-708-9400, moma.org

Art

OUR GLOBAL KITCHEN Very much of the moment, this show takes an interdisciplinary look at our current food culture, from how it is grown to how it gets to our tables, as well as its symbolic importance.

WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 11 at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

INFO Admission $22, 212-769-5100, amnh.org

Dining

PINCHE TAQUERIA Originally established in Tijuana, Mexico, and now boasting three NYC branches, Pinche serves up solid tacos, particularly the shrimp and, when they have it, the lobster. Grab a cold beer and pretend you're in Mexico.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 333 Lafayette St.

INFO Tacos $3-$5, 212-343-9977, pinchetaqueria.us

Music

CATALDI'S SPAGHETTI EASTERN MUSIC Play that funky music! Guitarist-keyboardist Sal Cataldi brings in da funk served up with electronica, bebop and blues.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 1 p.m., Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 499 Van Brunt St., Red Hook

INFO Free, bwac.org

Nightlife

BUCKY PIZZARELLI AND ED LAUB These guys are the lords of the strings when it comes to jazz guitar.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 and 10 p.m., The Kitano, 66 Park Ave.

INFO $25, 212-885-7119, kitano.com

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

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