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NYC Weekend Picks: 'Looney Tunes,' Philip Seymour Hoffman directs, more

BAM is screening the

BAM is screening the "Looney Tunes!" series of classic animated shorts. Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

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


"ON YOUR TOES" The Encores! series presents a semi-staged revival of this 1936 Rodgers and Hart musical about a jazz ballet star and the mob.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St.

INFO $60-$130, 212-581-1212,

"A FAMILY FOR ALL OCCASIONS" Philip Seymour Hoffman returns to his former home base, the LAByrinth Theater Company, to direct this family drama by Bob Glaudini.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Bank Street Theater, 155 Bank St.

INFO $35-$50, 212-513-1080,

"THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE" Christopher Lloyd stars in this revival of Brecht's parable about right in a world gone wrong, with new music by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening").

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St.

INFO $65, 212-352-3101,


"LOONEY TUNES!" Following last fall's sold-out screenings of Chuck Jones cartoons comes another collection of classic animated shorts starring Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and others. Highlights include the Revolutionary War spoof "Bunker Hill Bunny" (1949) and the Pepe Le Pew vehicle "Heaven Scent" (1956).

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 11 a.m. at BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn.

INFO $13 adults, $9 children 12 and younger, 718-636-4100,


FRIEZE NEW YORK Last year's first local edition of the London art fair caused a stir and reshaped the contemporary art event calendar. Some 180 worldwide galleries are selling their wares under a curving tent on Randalls Island, with an ambitious sculpture park adjacent.

WHEN | WHERE Through Monday in Randall's Island Park, accessible by a $12.50 ferry from 35th Street and the East River or a $5.50 bus from the Guggenheim Museum; must book in advance.

INFO Admission $42, 212-463-7488,


BUVETTE Crowded, charming and genuinely French-feeling, this "gastrothèque" from chef Jody Williams can be relied upon for superb small-plate dishes like paté and mussels with garlic toasts. In nice weather, see if you can squeeze onto the tiny back patio. No reservations.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast weekdays, 42 Grove St.

INFO Average entree $14, 212-255-3590,


EDDIE MONEY Oh, the Money Man. He's legend on the Island and off ("Take Me Home Tonight," "Two Tickets to Paradise"). We had the great fortune of seeing Eddie Money up close and personal at the 2010 Long Island Music Hall of Fame induction.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., City Winery, 155 Varick St.

INFO $55-$65, 212-608-0555,


THE FREEDOM PARTY You can dance if you want -- as Men Without Hats sang so long ago -- at The Freedom Party. DJs Herbert Holler, Cosi and Marc Smooth spin everything from hip-hop to new wave to merengue to electro.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 11, LePoisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.

INFO $15 women, $20 men, 212-505-3474,

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

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