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NYC Weekend Picks include Bette Midler on Broadway, a David Byrne musical, more

Bette Midler as the title character in

Bette Midler as the title character in"I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers." (April 24, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

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


"HERE LIES LOVE" This collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim explores the life of Imelda Marcos in an experimental musical with a "dance-club atmosphere." The audience walks around. Wear comfortable shoes and don't bring heavy bags.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 5 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.

INFO $79-$89; 212-967-7555;

"I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS" Bette Midler stars in John Logan's nonsinging solo play about Hollywood's first woman super agent.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St.

INFO $82-$152; 212-239-6200;

"COLLAPSE" Things globally and personally are falling apart in Allison Moore's dark comedy at the Women's Project.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m., New York City Center Stage II, 131 W. 55th St.

INFO $60-$75; 212-581-1212;


"KNOCK ON WOOD" A rare screening of the 1953 Danny Kaye comedy about an American ventriloquist who stumbles into a European spy ring. To celebrate the centennial of Kaye's birth, his daughter, Dena, will appear in person.

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

INFO Tickets are free with museum admission of $12. 718-777-6888;


EDVARD MUNCH AND ANDY WARHOL Two artists who have nothing to do with each other? Think again. "Munch/Warhol and the Multiple Image" explores how the man behind "The Scream" and Pop Art's eccentric prince had similar artistic goals and results -- though decades apart -- in their printmaking.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday through July 27, closed Sunday and Monday, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave.

INFO $5, 212 779-3587,


LE PHILOSOPHE This brilliant NoHo newcomer has a menu that sounds stuck in the past, including a heavenly lobster thermidor ($29), but the execution level is so high, you're reminded why these dishes exist in the first place. Chef Matthew Aita pushes the game forward, too, with entrees like a delicate hake with cranberry beans ($20).

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 55 Bond St., Manhattan

INFO Average entree $25, 212-388-0038,


OVER THE RHINE The Cincinnati husband-wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist continue to make beautiful pop-rock music together.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, The Living Room, 154 Ludlow St., Manhattan.

INFO $25; 866-468-7619,


FUNK NIGHT Get your funk on with a mix of Top 40 dance music, hip-hop and reggae spun by some of the hottest DJs around.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 10, Sapphire, 249 Eldridge St.

INFO $5, 212-777-5153,

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

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