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NYC weekend picks, with Ethan Hawke in 'Macbeth,' 'Chris Burden' at the New Museum

Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in the Lincoln

Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff in the Lincoln Center Theater production of "Macbeth." Credit: T. Charles Erickson

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


"MACBETH" Ethan Hawke and British rising star Anne-Marie Duff play the murderous couple in Jack O'Brien's staging of Shakespeare's tragedy.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, 150 W. 65th St.

INFO $77-$157, 212-239-6200,

"HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED" Ruben Santiago-Hudson stars in this autobiographical solo that August Wilson wrote for himself but died before performing here.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7:30, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Pershing Square Signature Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St.

INFO $25, 212-244-7529,

"ALL THAT FALL" Stellar English actors Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon come to a tiny but mighty theater on the Upper East Side to star in Samuel Beckett's 1957 drama, originally written as a radio play, directed by Trevor Nunn.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., 59 E. 59th St.

INFO $70, 212-279-4200,



"PHILOMENA" Judi Dench plays a Catholic woman who was pressured to give up her out-of-wedlock child in the early 1950s. Based on a true story. The film screens as a sneak preview before its Nov. 22 release.

WHEN | WHERE Sunday at 7 p.m., The Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $12, 212-708-9400,



"CHRIS BURDEN, EXTREME MEASURES" Chris Burden once had himself shot with a gun in the name of art -- he's not kidding around. And now the conceptual artist's work has taken over all five floors of the New Museum. Check out the video "Beam Drop," which shows enormous steel girders being dropped by a crane into random but satisfying sculptural patterns.

WHEN Through Jan. 12, closed Monday and Tuesday, the New Museum, 235 Bowery

INFO $16, 212-219-1222,



LE BERNARDIN Chef Eric Ripert has long been the master of perfectly prepared fish and seafood here, and his cooking gets ever more refined. The 2011 redesign provided a first-ever casual dining option: the elegant lounge, where a $45 prix-fixe lunch is available (with $5 going to City Harvest).

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner; closed Sunday. 155 W. 51st St.

INFO $135 prix-fixe dinner, 212-554-1515,



JOHN TESH He's sure come a long way from touring with his friend Yanni.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St.

INFO $53 advance, $57 day of, 212-997-4144,



MARTIN SOLVEIG Say bonjour to the French electronic music DJ and "Hello" hit maker.

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

INFO $45-$55, 212-353-1600,

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

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