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NYC Weekend Picks: 'The Art of the Brick' LEGO exhibit

Creations by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya made

Creations by New York-based artist Nathan Sawaya made of Lego bricks are on display in "The Art of the Brick" exhibition at Discovery Times Square. Sawaya is the first artist to ever take Legos into the art world. (June 13, 2013) Credit: Getty Images

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


"WE'RE GONNA DIE" Young Jean Lee's haunting and funny Obie-winning solo show, returns with her band, Future Wife.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, Claire Tow Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

INFO $20, 212-239-6200

"UNDER THE GREENWOOD TREE" Shakespeare's "As You Like It" gets a musical reimagining with an indie-Americana score.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., The Flea Theater, 41 White St.

INFO $20, 866-811-4111,

"AWAKE AND SING!" Clifford Odets' 1935 drama, about three generations of a Jewish family in the Bronx, is revived with an Asian-American cast.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 7, NAATCO, the National Asian-American Theater Company, Walker Space, 46 Walker St.

INFO $25, 866-811-4111,


"GODZILLA' AND 'MOTHRA" See where "Pacific Rim" came from with this double-bill of Japanese monster-movie classics. It's part of a series of sci-fi, fantasy and horror films running through Sept. 5.

WHEN | WHERE Screening Friday at Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan

INFO $12.50 for both films, 212-727-8110,


THE ART OF THE BRICK Using standard Legos, artist Nathan Sawaya creates elaborate, how-did-he-do-that sculptures, including riffs on famous artworks. A cool exhibition to be sure, but the admission price is fairly steep, too.

WHEN | WHERE Through Jan. 5, Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St.

INFO $22.50, 866-987-9692,


MONTMARTRE It's hard to know what to praise more at this popular Chelsea newcomer: the killer cocktails (try Cards With Uncle Larry, $13) or the French food with a Vietnamese accent. The moules frites in a delicate coconut sauce ($21) and the heirloom tomato salad ($15) are but two of the winners to try, if you can get in.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner daily, 158 Eighth Ave.

INFO Average entree $24, 646-596-8838,


ADAM ANT Get your '80s kick from Mr. "Goody Two Shoes."

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 7, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, Manhattan

INFO $34.50; 800-745-3000,


THE FREEDOM PARTY Dance till dawn as DJs Herbert Holler, Cosi and Marc Smooth spin everything from hip-hop to salsa.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 11, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., Manhattan

INFO $20, 212-505-3474,

Compiled by Linda Winer, Rafer Guzmán, Ted Loos and Daniel Bubbeo.

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