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NYC Weekend Picks, with John Grisham's 'A Time to Kill' on Broadway

Fred Dalton Thompson, left, John Douglas Thompson, center,

Fred Dalton Thompson, left, John Douglas Thompson, center, and Sebastian Arcelus during a performance of "A Time to Kill," a play adapted from John Grisham novel. Credit: AP

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


"A TIME TO KILL" First the novel, then the movie, now John Grisham's courtroom thriller will mark the bestselling author's Broadway debut. Fred Dalton Thompson and Tom Skerritt will be making theirs, too, in this drama about the killing of a small black girl in Mississippi.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St.

INFO $69.50-$130, 212-239-6200,

"THE WINSLOW BOY" Roger Rees and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio co-star in this rare revival of Terence Rattigan's 1946 drama about a family trying to clear a son's name.

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 $52-$137, 212-719-1300,

"THE MODEL APARTMENT" Mark Blum and Kathryn Grody play Holocaust survivors who move from Brooklyn to Florida in this revival of Donald Margulies' 1995 black comedy.

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

INFO $70, 212-279-4200,

Dining and shopping

Fall marks the return of serious shopping. Two in-store restaurants -- one old, one new -- almost beg you to take a break.

STELLA 34 TRATTORIA This new dining option at Macy's Herald Square is a slick, modern space on the sixth floor. It has a prosecco bar, three wood-burning ovens and a bar facing the open kitchen where you can watch them turn out everything from pizza ($16-$18) and pasta to antipasti. The real temptation, though, is the first U.S. outpost of famed Florence gelateria Vivoli.

WHEN | WHERE Open for lunch and dinner daily, 151 W. 34th St.

INFO Average lunch entree $23-$27, 212-967-9251,

FRED'S AT BARNEYS Tucked away on the ninth floor of the Barneys Madison Avenue flagship store is this Italian-inspired restaurant from chef Marc Strausman. Lunching on Fred's chopped salad ($19) is a nice extension of your retail therapy session.

WHEN | WHERE Lunch and dinner weekdays; brunch and early dinner on weekends, 660 Madison Ave.

INFO Average lunch entree $20, 212-833-2200,


"SMILE" Bruce Dern stops in Manhattan to introduce this 1975 satire of small-town beauty pageants.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St.

INFO $12, 212-708-9400,


COLIN HAY It should be a Vegemite-y fine show from the former Men at Work frontman.

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd St., Manhattan

INFO $35-$40; 800-745-3000,


AISHA TYLER Minus Sharon Osbourne and company, the "Talk" co-host and stand-up finally has the floor to herself.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8 and 10:30, Carolines on Broadway, 1626 Broadway

INFO $38.25-$109; 212-757-4100,

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

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