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NYC Weekend Picks: Claes Oldenburg at Moma, 'Pippin,' more

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Claes Oldenburg 's "Floor Burger" (1962) is made of canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes and painted with acrylic paint. Credit: Handout

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


"THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL" Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Cuba Gooding Jr. star in this all-black revival of Horton Foote's 1947 drama about an elderly woman trying to get home.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.; Sondheim Theatre, 124 W. 43rd St.

INFO $37-$142; 212-239-6200;

"THE TESTAMENT OF MARY" Formidable Irish actress Fiona Shaw stars in Colm Toibin's monodrama about Mary after the crucifixion.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.; Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St.

INFO $50-$125; 212-239-6200;

"PIPPIN"' Diane Paulus ("Hair," "Porgy and Bess") directs this revival of Stephen Schwartz' musical about a young prince on a journey.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.; Music Box Theatre, 239 W. 45th St.

INFO $59-$148; 212-239-6200;


"DECEPTIVE PRACTICE" This documentary, subtitled "The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay," follows the raconteur-magician's career from childhood apprenticeships to his one-man stage shows and work with David Mamet.

WHEN | WHERE Through April 30 at 1:00, 2:45, 4:30, 6:20, 8:10 and 10:10 daily at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan.

INFO Tickets are $12.50, 212-727-8110,


CLAES OLDENBURG AT MOMA The earliest breakthroughs of the renowned NYC-based sculptor, now 84, are the focus at MoMA, which is showing four witty, inventive pieces from the 1960s: "The Street," "The Store," "Mouse Museum" and "Ray Gun Wing." Audiences will get to see how the master got his start.

WHEN | WHERE Now through Aug. 5, closed Tuesdays, Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $25, 212-708-9400,


ALLSWELL Nominally a gastropub, Allswell isn't too British or too pubby, though you can get a rich beef and Stilton pie ($5) at this friendly Williamsburg spot. Chef Nate Smith (formerly of the Spotted Pig) just cooks up dishes that are intelligently knitted together, such as a wild striped bass with olives, chick peas and fennel ($23).

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 124 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn

INFO $21; 347-799-2743,


AIMEE MANN Can't make it to her show at the Paramount tonight? You're in luck, the great singer-songwriter Aimee Mann stops in the city with Ted Leo before they head off to parts unknown.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., Manhattan

INFO $35; 800-745-3000,


NOUVEAU YORK The rotating cast of DJs 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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