NYC Weekend Picks: 'Soul Doctor,' a new Brooklyn Museum exhibit, more

Eric Anderson in "Soul Doctor: Journey of a

Eric Anderson in "Soul Doctor: Journey of a Rockstar Rabbi" at the Circle in the Square Theatre in Manhattan. (Credit: Carol Rosegg)

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

Theater

"STORYVILLE" Jazz musical about old New Orleans with book by veteran playwright Ed Bullins, score by Mildred Kayden

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., York Theatre Company, St. Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave.

INFO $67.50, 212-935-5820, yorktheatre.org

"MURDER FOR TWO" New two-character musical whodunit with one actor playing the detective and one playing 13 suspects

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., McGinn/Cazale Theatre, 2162 Broadway.

INFO $40, 212-246-4422, 2st.com

"SOUL DOCTOR" This new musical, subtitled "Journey of a Rock Star Rabbi," tells the story of Shlomo Carlebach, the rabbi considered the father of popular Jewish music, and his friendship with Nina Simone.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Circle in the Square Theatre, 50th Street west of Broadway.

INFO $135, 212-239-6200, souldoctorbroadway.com

Film

"ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK" John Carpenter's dystopian 1981 action flick, starring Kurt Russell as a former soldier infiltrating the massive prison known as Manhattan, screens in a pristine new digital format. With Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton and Isaac Hayes.

WHERE | WHEN Through July 25 at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.

INFO $13.50, 212-924-7771, ifccenter.com

Art

BRUCE HIGH QUALITY FOUNDATION Cheeky, intelligent and sometimes outrageous, this anonymous Brooklyn-based collective -- which purports to be named after an artist named Bruce High Quality, who died on 9/11 -- is having its first museum show. Expect some surprises among the 50 works.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 22, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy.

INFO $12, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org

Food

COLE'S Old-time Greenwich Village is perfectly channeled by Cole's, with its warm, leathery decor throughout. Have a seat in the triangular bar area and pick a $15 cocktail from the inventive list. The "27 Club" Manhattan is a good start.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, 118 Greenwich Ave.

INFO Average entree $28, 212-242-5966, colesgreenwichvillage.com

Music

THE LONE BELLOW A trio grows in Brooklyn and delivers its own brand of alt-country/alt-rock. With The Low Anthem and Joe Purdy.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 p.m., Prospect Park Bandshell, Ninth Street and Prospect Park West

INFO $3 suggested donation, 718-855-7882, bricartsmedia.org

Nightlife

PATTI LUPONE Don't cry for the Northport diva as she belts show tunes from characters that she "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" played.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m., 54 Below, 254 W. 54th St.

INFO $85-$95, 866-777-8932, ticketweb.com

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

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