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NYC Weekend Picks: 'Vanya and Sonia' moves to Broadway, 'Girls' on film, more

Billy Magnussen and Sigourney Weaver in Christopher Durang's

Billy Magnussen and Sigourney Weaver in Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Credit: T. Charles Erickson

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


"VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE" Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce move from Off-Broadway smash to Broadway with Christopher Durang's modern Chekhovian mashup.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St.

INFO $62-$132, 212-239-6200,

"HANDS ON A HARDBODY" Musical based on the 1997 documentary about a contest where the one who holds onto the car longest wins it.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.

INFO $55-$155, 877-250-2929,

"THE LYING LESSON" Carol Kane stars in this twisty comic thriller by Craig Lucas ("Prelude to a Kiss") about a mysterious film star and some Maine real estate.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Atlantic Theater Company, 336 W. 20th St.

INFO $70, 212-27904200,


"GIRLS' POV" An 80-minute compendium of live and animated short films about girls, recommended for ages 10 and older. It's part of the New York International Children's Film Festival, playing at venues around Manhattan through March 24.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 11 a.m., IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave.

INFO $13, 212-349-0330,


THE ARMORY SHOW Armory Arts Week involves nine separate art fairs (, but the biggest is the Armory Show, which takes place on Piers 92 and 94 on the Hudson River and plays host to more than 200 galleries. At $30, it's the best art-viewing-per-dollar deal in town.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sunday, noon to 7 p.m., Piers 92 and 94, 12th Avenue at 55th Street.

INFO $30,


CORTON Though slightly out of the limelight, Corton may be the city's best high-end restaurant, period. Chef Paul Liebrandt offers just two French-inflected tasting menus -- one long and one very long -- and every dish is exquisitely poised, thoughtful and memorable. A great Burgundy wine list is also on hand at this Michelin two-star.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner Tuesday-Saturday, 239 W. Broadway

INFO Tasting menus $125 and $155, 212-219-2777,


STARS The Canadian pop darlings -- who also play Coachella this year -- continue on their "North" tour with two nights in the county of Kings. Check for last-minute availability on these hot shows, and head over to for a free EP download.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. Sixth St., Brooklyn

INFO $25, 800-745-3000,


NOUVEAU YORK Music from Satoshi Tomiie and Alex From Tokyo will keep the party moving up in the penthouse -- but remember: You have to be at work in the morning.

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 Guzmán, Ted Loos and Kevin Amorim.

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