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NYC Weekend Picks: Bell Biv DeVoe, 'Motown,' more

From left, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael

From left, Ronnie DeVoe, Ricky Bell and Michael Bivins of Bell Biv DeVoe performduring the 2009 BET Awards in Los Angeles. (June 28, 2009) Credit: Getty Images

Our picks for the best in the city this weekend.


"THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES" Judith Light and Jessica Hecht star in Richard Greenberg's new drama about an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980 and 2001.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.

INFO $67-$120, 212-239-6200,

"ORPHANS" Kyle Kessler's explosive drama is revived starring Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge as orphan brothers who kidnap a rich older man.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St.

INFO $67-$132, 212-239-6200,

"MOTOWN" Berry Gordy's bio-musical about the nurturing of such superstars as Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.

INFO $57-$142, 866-276-4887,


"EASY RIDER" The 1969 hippie-biker classic launches a six-film retrospective on cult actress Karen Black. Upcoming screenings include "Airport 1975," "The Day of the Locust" and the rarely screened horror gem "Burnt Offerings." The theater has donated $500 to Black, who is using crowd-funding to raise money for her cancer treatment.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at midnight, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn

INFO $11, 718-384-3980;


THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR More than 80 galleries are coming together for the 12th New York City edition of the fair, where works can be bought for as little as $100. One-third of the galleries are international, so even if you're not buying, it's still a good snapshot of trends in global art.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sunday at The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St.

INFO Admission $15, 212-255-2003,


THE MARROW "Top Chef" winner (and West Babylon native) Harold Dieterle has done it again: Put his own stamp on a cuisine. This time it's German-meets-Italian, and every dish, from lamb neck to a meatless main excels. The wine list has a great German selection.

WHEN | WHERE Weekday lunch, dinner Monday-Saturday, 99 Bank St.

INFO Average entree $27, 212-428-6000,


BELL BIV DEVOE Ah, that old New Jack Swing is back with this New Edition offshoot. "Poison," "Do Me," all the rest. You know 'em. You love 'em.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $37.50, 800-745-3000,


MORE THAN ENOUGH Dance, dance, dance: Classic hip-hop, soul and house get a workout. And so will you.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m., Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

INFO Women free till midnight, $5 after, men free with RSVP till midnight (, $10 without and after midnight, 212-505-3474,

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

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