NYC weekend picks: Scarlett Johansson in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,' 'Django," more

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Our picks for the best in the city this weekend.

 
Theater

"CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF"  Scarlett Johansson is Maggie the Cat in this revival of Tennessee Williams' steamy drama.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th St.

INFO $95-$155, 877-250-2929, catonahottinroofbroadway.com

"PICNIC" 

Maggie Grace, Ellen Burstyn and Mare Winningham co-star in this revival of William Inge's 1953 drama about a young drifter and a Labor Day picnic.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.

INFO $42-$137, 212-719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org

"THE HOLIDAY GUYS IN HAPPY MERRY HANU-MAS" The multitalented Marc Kudisch and Jeffry Denman are the self-proclaimed holiday guys in this irreverent seasonal show.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8:30, Saturday at 5 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., York Theatre at St. Peter's, 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th Street

INFO $59.50, 212-935-5820, yorktheatre.org

Film

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"DJANGO" This vivid 1966 Spaghetti Western inspired Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," which arrives in theaters Christmas Day. The gunslinging title role is played by blue-eyed Franco Nero, who, at 71, makes a cameo appearance in the new movie.

WHEN | WHERE Friday through Dec. 27 at 10 p.m., Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110, filmforum.org

Art

"RISE AND FALL OF APARTHEID" 

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ART: 'Rise and Fall of Apartheid'

It's the last chance to see this extensive and well- documented look at 60 long years of apartheid in South Africa through the lens of the country's leading photojournalists, documentarians and artists.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 6, closed Mondays, International Center for Photography, 1133 Sixth Ave.

INFO $14, 212-857-0000, icp.org

Food

BEMELMANS BAR There's no classier place to have a drink during the holidays than the bar in the Carlyle Hotel, surrounded by the whimsical murals by "Madeline" author Ludwig Bemelmans. Order a Manhattan and grab a mini-burger. There's a $15-$25 cover charge after 9:30 p.m., when the live music begins.

WHEN | WHERE Daily from 5:30 p.m., 35 E. 76th St.

INFO Average bar entree $25, 212-744-1600

Music

THE BOGMEN The Long Island alt-rockers ("Suddenly" is a classic) play a big-city gig -- maybe this will nudge the guys back into the studio or the clubs.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway

INFO $39.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Nightlife

THE FREEDOM PARTY DJ Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and DJ Marc Smooth spin everything from hip-hop to new wave to merengue to electro. Since it's called the Freedom Party, we guess you're free to dance to anything.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 11, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

INFO $15 women, $20 men; 212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzman, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.

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