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NYC weekend picks: Cassavetes film, 'Sinister Pop,' more

Leila Goldoni and Anthony Ray in John Cassavetes'

Leila Goldoni and Anthony Ray in John Cassavetes' 1959 film "Shadows," playing at Film Forum. Credit: Lion International

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


"UNDER THE RADAR" Popular and cutting-edge annual festival of new work includes artists from Iran, China and Japan, plus return favorites.

WHEN | WHERE Multiple performances through Jan. 20, Public Theater, 245 Lafayette St.

INFO $20, 212-967-7555,

"IN ACTING SHAKESPEARE" James DeVita -- graduate of North Babylon High and former Long Island fisherman -- stars in his solo inspired by Ian McKellen's "Acting Shakespeare."

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Pearl Theatre, 555 W. 42nd St.

INFO $50 until Sunday's opening, 212-563-9261,

"5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE" The dark comedy by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood involves a '50s nuclear crisis and sapphic distractions.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 10, Saturday at 3 and 10 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St.

INFO $40, 212-691-1555,


"SHADOWS" John Cassavetes' 1959 Beat Generation drama screens with "Pull My Daisy," a comedy short written and narrated by Jack Kerouac.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 and 9:10 p.m., Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan

INFO $12.50, 212-727-8110,


"SINISTER POP" As it prepares to move to Renzo Piano-designed digs at the end of the High Line, the Whitney has been generating surprising shows from its permanent collection, including this intriguing look at the darker side of Pop Art from the 1960s and '70s.

WHEN | WHERE Through March 31, closed Mondays and Tuesdays, Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.

INFO $18, 212-570-3600,


ROSEMARY'S This airy West Village restaurant serves solid, Italian-inflected food, emphasizing the bounty of its rooftop garden. The public has taken to it with gusto, and people line up every night to dine. Here's hoping they decide to take reservations.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily. 18 Greenwich Ave.

INFO Average entree $25, 212-647-1818,


SLICK RICK Hip-hop legend Rick the Ruler is playing Brooklyn again -- this time it's a proper show and not halftime at a Nets-Knicks game.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 9, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.

INFO $15, 718-963-3369,


SALSA GROOVE AFTER-WORK FRIDAYS Get out and get dancing early. There's a mix of live bands and DJs and dance lessons after 7 p.m.

WHEN | WHERE Friday at 5 p.m., S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St.

INFO $10-$15, 212-243-4940,

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

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