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NYC Weekend Picks: 'Far From Heaven' on stage, 'Frogs' at Natural History Museum

Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara, in

Steven Pasquale and Kelli O'Hara, in "Far From Heaven" at Williamstown Theatre Festival, bring the production to Playwrights Horizons. (July 19, 2012) Credit: T. Charles Erickson

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


"LABAPALOOZA! FESTIVAL OF NEW PUPPET THEATER": Two separate programs of invention have been developed for the festival's 15th annual series at the Puppet Lab of the ever-admirable St. Ann's Warehouse.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., St. Ann's Warehouse, 29 Jay St., Brooklyn.

INFO $25 for single program, $40 for both; 718-254-8779,

"FAR FROM HEAVEN": New musical starring Kelli O'Hara based on 2002 movie about the darkness under an apparently happy marriage. Book is by Richard Greenberg, with the creative team behind "Grey Gardens."

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St.

INFO $80, 212-279-4200,

"SOMEWHERE FUN": Kathleen Chalfant and Kate Mulfgrew co-star in this premiere about reuniting friends by Jenny Schwartz, whose last play, "In God's Ear," was a stunner.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 pm., Sunday at 3 p.m., Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St.

INFO $30-$75, 212-353-0303,


"SCHOOL OF ROCK": Jack Black plays a scruffy substitute teacher who transforms his students from eggheads into headbangers. This screening, part of the kid-friendly Film Forum Jr. series, will include an air-guitar contest.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 11 a.m., Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $7, 212-727-8110,


"FROGS: A CHORUS OF COLORS": Finally, an exhibition that promises to be absolutely ribbiting: 150 live frogs representing 25 species, including 10 of the dart-poison variety. The show was so popular in its first run that it's now back by popular demand.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 5, open daily, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street

INFO $25 adult, $14.50 children (suggested), 212-769-5100,


ROUGE ET BLANC: This SoHo restaurant succeeds brilliantly in bringing together the cuisines of France and Vietnam, under the direction of chef Macks Collins. Although named for the Stendhal novel, Rouge et Blanc could also refer to the red and white contents of the impressive, all-French wine list.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, closed Mondays, 48 MacDougal St.

INFO $22; 212-260-5757,


JANE MONHEIT: The songbird -- an Oakdale native -- wraps up a few days' worth of shows at Birdland. Her latest album is "The Heart of the Matter" -- pick it up.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8:30 and 11, Saturday at 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 W. 44th St.

INFO $40, 212-581-3080,


AFTERWORK COMEDY/MUSIC SHOW Your host, funny woman Del Harrison, keeps things moving with music from producer/DJ Khardier Da G.o.D. and more.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 6, Santos Partyhouse, 96 Lafayette St.

INFO $20, 212-584-5492,

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

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