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NYC weekend picks: 'Photograpy and the American Civil War' at the Met

American Civil War-era enlistment posters and

American Civil War-era enlistment posters and "Mathew B. Brady's Studio Camera and Tripod, 1860s" are part of "Photography and the American Civil War" on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. (April 1, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

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


"THE BIG KNIFE" Bobby Cannavale stars in this revival of Clifford Odets' 1949 drama about the downside of Hollywood success.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St.

INFO $42-$127, 212-719-1300,

"MACBETH" Alan Cumming plays all the roles in this one-man Shakespeare from the National Theatre of Scotland.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 3 p.m., Barrymore Theatre, 243 W. 47th St.

INFO $69.50-$142, 212-239-6200,

"THE LAST WILL" Austin Pendleton directs and stars as Shakespeare in this third part of Robert Brustein's trilogy.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Abingdon Theatre Company, 312 W. 36th St.

INFO $60, 212-868-2055,


"RICHARD WRIGHT -- BLACK BOY" This Emmy-winning 1994 documentary about the author of "Native Son" screens as part of an ongoing multimedia arts series called Harlem Resonance.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 5 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway

INFO $14, 212-864-5400,


"PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR" American fascination with the epic struggle of Civil War never dulls. Photography, a then-new medium, captured the drama in indelible images, more than 200 of which are on display from the Met's permanent collection.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 2, closed Mondays, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.

INFO $25 suggested admission, 212-535-7710,


CLARKSON On the border of SoHo and the Village, Clarkson is serving up solid, traditional bistro fare like oysters, steak tartare and a terrific Brussels sprouts salad to a boisterous, largely male crowd. It's a bit noisy, but consider it an invitation to join in the good cheer.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, breakfast weekdays, 225 Varick St.

INFO Average entree, $29, 212-675-2474,


HOODIE ALLEN Long Island's own pulls into the city to finish off his national tour supporting his "Crew Cuts" mixtape.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Roseland Ballroom, 239 W. 52nd St.

INFO $23-$33, 800-745-3000, (check for last-minute availability)


TOTALLY TUBULAR TIME MACHINE The real Debbie Gibson will appear with an impersonator of her younger self from the 1980s. So shake your love times two in this interactive show and party.

WHEN | WHERE 8 p.m. Saturday, Culture Club, 20 W. 39th St.

INFO $60, 866-811-4111,

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

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