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Things to do in New York City this weekend

Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest will have

Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest will have you dancing all night with his DJ skills -- only the best hip-hop, R&B, pop and jazz sounds at the Irving Plaza on July 20. . Credit: Sony Pictures Classics, 2008

Best bets for around the city this weekend.

“SILENCE! THE MUSICAL” The defiantly unauthorized parody of “The Silence of the Lambs” moves from its long run downtown into a new theater in Times Square; Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk”) joins the cast.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. Elektra Theatre, 673 Eighth Ave.

INFO $25-$79; 212-352-3101,

“LADY AND THE CHAMP” Jake LaMotta, the boxer whose story was made into the film “Raging Bull,” talks about his life, his many wives and varied career -- and maybe even sings a little -- in this showcase with Denise Baker.

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30, Sunday at 3 p.m., Shepard Theatre, 301 E. 26th St.

INFO $25; 212-684-2690,

“NEW GIRL IN TOWN” A rare revival of the 1957 musical based on Eugene O'Neill's “Anna Christie.”

WHEN | WHERE Friday and Saturday nights at 8, Sunday at 3 p.m. Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 W. 22nd St.

INFO $55-$65; 212-727-2737,


“EASY MONEY” Joel Kinnaman, of AMC's “The Killing,” stars in this intricate Swedish crime drama about a poor college kid trying to fund his wealthy lifestyle. A remake already is in the works with Zac Efron.

WHEN | WHERE Through Tuesday at 1, 3:45, 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St.

INFO $12.50; 212-727-8110,


YAYOI KUSAMA Even if her lively, sometimes polka-dot abstractions are not to your taste, the 83-year-old Kusama has crafted an irresistible art world persona, and the Whitney is giving the Japanese-born former New Yorker a thorough retrospective.

WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 30, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave.

INFO $18; 212-570-3600,


ACME This new NoHo entry is loud and crowded with scenesters who have come to sample the cuisine of Danish chef and foraging pioneer Mads Refslund. He delivers with clams and scallops with barley, ditto the “chicken and eggs”; not so much the arctic char.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner daily, 9 Great Jones St.

INFO $25 entrees; 212-203-2121,


DICK DALE “Let's Go Trippin' " with the King of the Surf Guitar! You've heard his stuff before -- "Misirlou” won new fans when Quentin Tarantino used it in “Pulp Fiction.”

WHEN | WHERE Saturday at 8 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg

INFO $15; 718-963-3369,


OFFLINE PARTY WITH Q-TIP NIGHTLIFE The guy from A Tribe Called Quest will have you dancing all night with his DJ skills -- only the best hip-hop, R&B, pop and jazz sounds.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 10:30, Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place

INFO $20;, 800-745-3000,

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

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