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NYC Weekend Picks: Edward Hopper drawings at the Whitney, Amanda Plummer on stage, more

Edward Hopper's study for the painting

Edward Hopper's study for the painting "Nighthawks" is part of the "Hopper Drawing" exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo Credit: Whitney Museum of American Art

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


"VENICE": New urban-apocalypse science-fiction musical developed by the innovative public Theater Lab, this one co-starring Jennifer Damiano (Spidey's girl on Broadway).

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

INFO $15, 212-967-7555,

"A KID LIKE JAKE": Daniel Pearle's new play is about a New York City couple -- Carla Gugino and Peter Grosz -- dealing with an unorthodox 4-year-old.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Clare Tow Theater, Lincoln Center.

INFO $20, 212-239-6200,

"THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY": Amanda Plummer stars in this revival of Tennessee Williams' elusive play about sibling actors.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.

INFO $72.50-$92.50, 212-239-6200,


"RAN": Tatsuya Nakadai, star of Akira Kurosawa's 1985 adaptation of "King Lear," will host a screening as part of the "See It Big!" film series.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 2 p.m., the Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens.

INFO Free with $12 museum admission, 718-777-6888,


"HOPPER DRAWING": The Whitney is providing a new perspective on the master of melancholy. This first-ever show of Edward Hopper's drawings shows how the revered artist prepared to paint familiar works such as "Nighthawks" (1942).

WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 6, closed Monday and Tuesday. The Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.

INFO $20, 212-570-3600,


MANZANILLA: This Spanish brasserie occupies a large, attractive space that appears to cater to business meals, but chef Dani Garcia's food is much better than it needs to be. The kale salad with poached quail eggs and the cured scallops (both $14) are the two flavor-packed appetizers to try first.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily; lunch weekdays, 345 Park Ave. S.

INFO $30, 212-255-4086,



WHAT The urban folkie and daughter of the legendary Harry is celebrating the release of her "Reckoning" album. She will play BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst on Saturday. Check

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St.

INFO $20 ($20 food and drink minimum), 212-691-1900,


"SHAKIN' ALL OVER UNDER SIDEWAYS DOWN: Jonathan Toubin and guest DJ Danny Kroha keep the garage, punk, soul and rockabilly spinning at this dance party.

WHEN | WHEN Friday night at 11, Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie St.

INFO $5,

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

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