NYC Weekend Picks: 'Soul Doctor,' a new Brooklyn Museum exhibit, more
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Our picks for what to do in the city this weekend.
"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
"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
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
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
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
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.