"AS YOU LIKE IT" Lily Rabe, Stephen Spinella, Oliver Platt and Andre Braugher kick off the Public Theater's 50th year of free Shakespeare in the Park.

WHERE | WHEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., Delacorte Theater, enter Central Park at Central Park West and 81st Street

INFO Free, 212-539-8500,


The new Noor Theatre, dedicated to plays about the Middle East and Middle-Eastern Americans, opens with this serious comedy about a woman who cooks and her Palestinian family in Bethlehem.

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WHERE | WHEN Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. Fourth St.

INFO $65, 212-279-4200,

"WE PLAY FOR THE GODS" The always interesting Women's Project collaborates on an intimate epic with seven playwrights, four directors, three producers and five actors -- including the ever-endearing Annie Golden.

WHERE | WHEN Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St.

INFO $60, 212-352-3101,



"HAROLD AND MAUDE" Hal Ashby directed this 1971 black comedy about a morose young man (Bud Cort) who falls for a lively 79-year-old (Ruth Gordon).

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7 and Saturday at 3 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens

INFO Free with $12 museum admission, 718-777-6888,

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SWEPT AWAY The Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle has a reputation for innovative programming, and the often-ephemeral works in this show -- ingeniously made of dust, dirt and ashes -- really dazzle.

WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 12, closed Mondays. 2 Columbus Circle

INFO $15, 212-299-7777,

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JUNGSIK The old Chanterelle space in TriBeCa is now home to an exciting haute cuisine Korean. Even if the atmosphere is a touch too formal at times, memorable dishes abound, like the Tabasco chicken with kimchee.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner, closed Sundays, 2 Harrison St.

INFO Average entree price $30, 212-219-0900,



GARY U.S. BONDS Who knows? Maybe you'll get to dance till a quarter to 3 with this Long Island Music Hall of Famer.

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

INFO $25, 800-745-3000,



ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM It's going to be a long night of electro, punk, funk and indie. The tunes go until 4 a.m.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 10, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St.

INFO Free, 212-228-2240,

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

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