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NYC Weekend Picks: Impressionism exhibit at the Met, more

Gustave Caillebotte's 1877, oil-on-canvas work

Gustave Caillebotte's 1877, oil-on-canvas work "Paris Street; Rainy Day" is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity" exhibit. Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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


"HIT THE WALL" Ike Holter's new drama with music explores the first night of the Stonewall riots, considered the official start of gay street activism.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow St.

INFO $25-$55, 212-868-4444,

"THE FLICK" Major new playwright Annie Baker focuses on three underpaid workers at a rundown movie theater.

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 $70, 212-279-4200,

"NEVA" In this English-language premiere by Chilean writer Guillermo Calderon, Anton Chekhov's widow rehearses "The Cherry Orchard" while masses outside rage against the czar.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night and Saturday at 8, Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

INFO $55-$65, 212-967-7555,


"KING KONG" The granddaddy of monster movies celebrates the 80th anniversary of its New York City premiere with four screenings. The first is a children's matinee featuring a "Fay Wray Scream-Alike Contest" for ages 12 and younger.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 11 a.m., 1:30, 5:15 and 9 p.m. Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $7 at 11 a.m.; $12.50 for other showings, 212-727-8110,


"IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION AND MODERNITY" Audiences love seeing fashion in museums, and Impressionism shows are usually a top draw. So this mashup at the Met is a surefire hit: a look at how the revolutionary painters treated the dresses, hats and parasols of their day.

WHEN | WHERE Through May 27, closed Mondays. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

INFO $25 (suggested), 212-535-7710,


OMAI  It's easy to pass by this Chelsea Thai restaurant because of its discreet signage, but an attractive brick-walled interior awaits. The food has been consistently good for years, particularly the monkfish appetizer and the red snapper entree.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily. 158 Ninth Ave.

INFO Average entree $15, 212-633-0575,


THE GOOD RATS Peppi Marchello and his legendary rock band will surely play a tasty show. Just one question: Will Mickey Marchello be there? He's hilarious.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 7 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $50, 800-745-3000,


CARIBBEAN SATURDAYS Warm up with the sounds of the city's top Caribbean DJs. Live a little, and get some dinner, too.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 11 p.m., S.O.B.'s, 204 Varick St.

INFO $15, women free before midnight with RSVP at, 212-243-4940,

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

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