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NYC Weekend Picks: Superman on stage, 'Freaks' on film, more

Edward Watts leads "It's a Bird ... It's

Edward Watts leads "It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman" at New York City Center. Credit: Joan Marcus


"PETER AND THE STARCATCHER" The Tony-winning prequel to "Peter Pan" moves Off-Broadway after a healthy Broadway run.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m. New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St.

INFO $72.50-$92.50, 212-239-6200,

"IT'S A BIRD ... IT'S A PLANE ... IT'S SUPERMAN" Semi-staged concert performance of the 1966 comic-book spoof with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams

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 $30-$115, 212-581-1212,

"THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES" Richard Greenberg ("Take Me Out") explores the world of an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. Judith Light stars.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Friedman Theatre, 261 W. 47th St.

INFO $67-$120, 212-239-6200,


"FREAKS" Tod Browning's notorious 1932 horror film about sideshow performers -- many of them real -- screens in Williamsburg with a live score performed by the band Morricone Youth.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at midnight, Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn

INFO $16, 718-384-3980,


"NYC 1993" This New Museum show suggests 1993 was a turning point in the art world and in the larger culture, and intends to prove the point with works by artists whose names still resonate, such as the late Félix Gonzáles-Torres, as well as a few lesser-known ones.

WHEN | WHERE Through May 26, closed Monday and Tuesday, The New Museum, 235 Bowery

INFO $14, 212-219-1222,


THE PINES Feeling adventurous? Then it's worth a visit to Brooklyn's Third Avenue to check out a restaurant with a gorgeously rusticated look (just-so peeling paint on pressed-tin walls) and very precise ideas on the plate, via fancy techniques like sous-vide cooking. No reservations, but a welcoming staff.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, weekend brunch. 284 Third Ave., Brooklyn

INFO Average entree $27 (cash only), 718-596-6560,


GARBAGE Shirley Manson and the guys are reportedly working on a new album, the follow-up to last year's "Not Your Kind of People."

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Terminal 5, 610 W. 56th St.

INFO $35, 800-745-3000,


CIRCUS SATURDAY All four floors of Webster Hall go into parallel-universe circus mode with six dance floors, go-go girls and a flying trapeze. Boom!

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 10 p.m., Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St.

INFO $19 in advance at, 866-468-7619; $35 at the door

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

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