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NYC Weekend Picks: Matisse at the Met, 'Tribes' on stage, more

"Young Sailor II, a 1906 painting by Henri Matisse, is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Matisse: In Search of True Painting" through March 17. Photo Credit: Handout

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


“TRIBES”: Nina Raine's stirring drama about a deaf son in a hearing family is in its final weekend of a successful run.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St.

INFO $49.50-$79.50, 212-868-4444,

“MY NAME IS ASHER LEV” An artistic prodigy struggles against his Hasidic upbringing in Aaron Posner's adaptation of the Chaim Potok novel.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St.

INFO $39-$85, 212-239-6200,

“THE FREEDOM OF THE CITY”Brian Friel's 1973 drama about three men in Northern Irish history was so successful last fall that it's back for a return engagement.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St.

INFO $55-$65, 212-727-2737,


“THE RED BALLOON” The 1956 children's classic, about a boy and his helium-filled friend, screens with the animated “Gerald McBoing Boing” and the comedy “Le Poulet.” All three shorts are Oscar winners.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 11 a.m. Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $7, 212-727-8110,


“MATISSE: IN SEARCH OF TRUE PAINTING” The organizing concept may be weak -- but any excuse to bring together rooms full of wonderful Matisse canvasses is a good one. The show provides a chance to look at the artist's multiple takes on the same subject matter, including interiors and portraits.

WHEN | WHERE Through March 17, closed Mondays, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

INFO $25 (suggested), 212-535-7710,


PEPE GIALLO The restaurant's motto is “feeding starving artists since 1997.” Well, West Chelsea grew up, and they are starving no more. But the unpretentious Italian food here is still a great value if you focus on the daily pasta specials.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 253 10th Ave.

INFO Average entree $14, 212-242-6055,


LUCY KAPLANSKY Singer-songwriter Kaplansky brings folk, country and pop -- and songs from her latest “Reunion” album.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick St.

INFO $25-$35, 212-608-0555,


THE SMITHS/MORRISSEY NIGHT DJs Ben Cho and Brian DeGraw spin your favorite gloomy tracks by Moz and friends at this popular long-running party. Get there early.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 10 p.m. Sway, 305 Spring St.

INFO Free, 212-620-5220

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

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