Things to do in New York City this weekend

The cast of Soho Rep's "Uncle Vanya." The cast of Soho Rep's "Uncle Vanya." Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

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Best bets for around the city this weekend.

Theater

“UNCLE VANYA” A New version of the Chekhov tragicomic masterwork in fascinating collaboration with such bright talents as playwright Annie Baker, director Sam Gold and a cast including Michael Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire"), Reed Birney and Maria Dizzia.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 3 and 7:30 p.m., Soho Rep, 46 Walker St.

INFO $40-$50; 212-941-8632, sohorep.org

'3C' David Adjmi explores the life of a Vietnam vet in L.A. in this absurdist drama inspired by '70s sitcoms. With Anna Chlumsky.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place

INFO $55; 212-714-7700, rattlestick.org

“LOVE GOES TO PRESS” Martha Gellhorn -- a pioneering journalist, playwright and subject of HBO's “Hemingway and Gellhorn" -- gets a better-late-than-never revival of her 1946 comedy about women war correspondents.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Mint Theater, 311 W. 43rd St.

INFO $55; 866-811-4111, minttheater.org

 

Film

“TAHRIR: LIBERATION SQUARE” Stefano Savona, an Italian archaeologist and filmmaker, took a small digital camera and sound recorder to Cairo's Tahrir Square in January 2011 to make this up-close, street-level documentary about the Egyptian revolution.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night through Sunday at 7:30 p.m., Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox Ave.

INFO $10 suggested donation; 212-582-6050, mayslesinstitute.org

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Reading

BLOOMSDAY ON BROADWAY James Joyce's opaque and joyous epic “Ulysses" -- which takes place on one day, June 16 -- is celebrated as Bloomsday worldwide, but rarely as glamorously as this music-and-reading event starring David Margulies and Fionnula Flanagan, orchestrated by Selected Shorts host Isaiah Sheffer.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway

INFO $25; 212-864-5400, symphonyspace.org

Food

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NOMAD The Eleven Madison Park team has taken its pricey, fine dining savvy into the new NoMad hotel -- with not quite the same breathtaking results. But the robber-baron-library decor feels plush, and the egg, quinoa and Parmesan appetizer tastes like a million bucks.

WHEN | WHERE Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, 1170 Broadway

INFO Average entree $32, 212-796-1500, thenomadhotel.com

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

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