NYC Weekend Picks: The Smithereens, Bergman on screen, more

New Jersey legends The Smithereens will rip the New Jersey legends The Smithereens will rip the roof off B.B. King's this weekend. Photo Credit: Handout

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

Theater

"NOT BY BREAD ALONE" Tel Aviv's the Nalaga'at, the world's only professional deaf and blind company, asks audiences to share their world in a dinner in complete blackout.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 6 and 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m., New York University's Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place.

INFO $40-$75, 212-352-3101, nyuskirball.org

"THE VANDAL" Actor Hamish Linklater ("The New Adventures of Old Christine") shows he is also a playwright with this dark comedy about a meeting at a bus stop on a cold night.

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WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., The Flea, 41 White St.

INFO $45, 212-352-3101, theflea.org

"A CRUCIBLE" A drama club at a Catholic school attempts to stage Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" in Brian Bauman's new drama.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 8 p.m., Perfect Disgrace Theater, The Wild Project, 195 E. Third St.

INFO $18, 212-352-3101, perfectdisgrace.com

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Film

BERGMAN'S "WILD STRAWBERRIES" Ingmar Bergman's poignant but very funny 1957 film, about a grouchy professor on a road trip to accept a major prize, screens as part of an ongoing series, "An Auteurist History of Film."

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 1:30 p.m., Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $12 (or free with museum admission), 212-708-9400; moma.org

Art

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'ROSEMARY TROCKEL: A COSMOS" These days, lots of artists work in multiple media. But the German-born Trockel has actually mastered them, and her work -- from wool "paintings" to feminist-themed installations -- are worth a look in the last days of this exhibition.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan 20. The New Museum, 235 Bowery

INFO $14, 212-219-1222, newmuseum.org

Food

HOSPODA Terrific beer and wine are but some of the charms of this Czech-themed Upper East Sider. The $38, three-course prix fixe, through Feb. 8, is great to try the high-end farm-to-table cuisine.

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WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, weekend brunch, 321 E. 73rd St.

INFO Average entree, $32, 212-861-1038, hospodanyc.com

Music

THE SMITHEREENS New Jersey legends The Smithereens will rip the roof off B.B. King's -- especially for you!

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $27, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Nightlife

HOTSTEPPERS Warm up with some reggae from the ConsciousNYC.com crew. DJs will be spinning old stuff, new stuff and some dancehall, too.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 11 p.m., Sapphire, 249 Eldridge St.

INFO Women free before midnight ($5 after), men $10, 212-777-5153, sapphirenyc.com

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

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