NYC weekend picks: Switzerland's Mummenschanz, 'On the Road' with Walter Salles, more

Mummenschanz, the Swiss performance troupe, celebrates its 40th Mummenschanz, the Swiss performance troupe, celebrates its 40th anniversary at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Dec. 14-15, 2012. Photo Credit: Handout

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Our picks for the best in the city this weekend.

"THE OTHER PLACE" Laurie Metcalf and Daniel Stern star in Sharr White's psychological thriller about a neurologist who is unraveling.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.

INFO $67-$120, 212-239-6200, manhattantheatreclub.com

"WATER BY THE SPOONFUL" The New York premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes' 2012 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a Puerto Rican Iraq veteran and an online support group.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Second Stage Theatre, 307 W. 43rd St.

INFO $75, 212-246-4422, 2st.com

"MUMMENSCHANZ" Switzerland's wordless treasure celebrates 40 years.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place

INFO $27.50-$85, 212-352-3101, mummenschanznyc.com

Film

"ON THE ROAD" Director Walter Salles hosts a sneak preview of his upcoming Jack Kerouac adaptation -- starring Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund -- and also kicks off a weeklong series of his favorite road movies, from "Easy Rider" to "The Searchers."

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.

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

Families

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MUSEUM OF MATHEMATICS Grand opening of the Museum of Mathematics, or MoMath, geared to students from fourth through eighth grades. More than 30 interactive exhibits cover two floors.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 11 E. 26th St.

INFO $16 adults, $10 students, $1 off when ordered online 212-542-0566, momath.org

Restaurants

CASA ENRIQUE One of the city's best Mexican restaurants -- a category that really needs bolstering -- is hiding out in Long Island City. Every dish that comes into the clean-lined dining room has been thought out fully; the chile relleno and mole de piaxtla (with chicken) will make you a repeat customer.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, 5-48 49th Ave., Queens

INFO $16, 347-448-6040, email casaenriquelic@gmail.com

Music

RONNIE SPECTOR You can be her baby for this 12th annual Christmas party. When in the set will Ms. Spector do "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"?

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $37, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Nightlife

NOUVEAU YORK

WHAT Special guests Dimitri From Paris and Alex From Tokyo will keep the party moving. Expect a long night of house and disco -- but remember: This is a Sunday!

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 9 p.m. Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, 444 W. 13th St.

INFO Free, 212-645-4646

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

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