Oliver Platt and Lily Rabe rehearse for the Shakespeare in...

Oliver Platt and Lily Rabe rehearse for the Shakespeare in the Park production of "As You Like It," running through June 30. Credit: Nella Vera


"AS YOU LIKE IT" Lily Rabe, Stephen Spinella, Oliver Platt and Andre Braugher kick off the Public Theater's 50th year of free Shakespeare in the Park.

WHERE | WHEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m., Delacorte Theater, enter Central Park at Central Park West and 81st Street

INFO Free, 212-539-8500, publictheater.org


The new Noor Theatre, dedicated to plays about the Middle East and Middle-Eastern Americans, opens with this serious comedy about a woman who cooks and her Palestinian family in Bethlehem.

WHERE | WHEN Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m., New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. Fourth St.

INFO $65, 212-279-4200, nytw.org

"WE PLAY FOR THE GODS" The always interesting Women's Project collaborates on an intimate epic with seven playwrights, four directors, three producers and five actors -- including the ever-endearing Annie Golden.

WHERE | WHEN Friday night at 8, Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m., Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce St.

INFO $60, 212-352-3101, womensproject.org



"HAROLD AND MAUDE" Hal Ashby directed this 1971 black comedy about a morose young man (Bud Cort) who falls for a lively 79-year-old (Ruth Gordon).

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 7 and Saturday at 3 p.m. at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens

INFO Free with $12 museum admission, 718-777-6888, movingimage.us



SWEPT AWAY The Museum of Arts and Design on Columbus Circle has a reputation for innovative programming, and the often-ephemeral works in this show -- ingeniously made of dust, dirt and ashes -- really dazzle.

WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 12, closed Mondays. 2 Columbus Circle

INFO $15, 212-299-7777, madmuseum.org



JUNGSIK The old Chanterelle space in TriBeCa is now home to an exciting haute cuisine Korean. Even if the atmosphere is a touch too formal at times, memorable dishes abound, like the Tabasco chicken with kimchee.

WHEN | WHERE Dinner, closed Sundays, 2 Harrison St.

INFO Average entree price $30, 212-219-0900, jungsik.kr



GARY U.S. BONDS Who knows? Maybe you'll get to dance till a quarter to 3 with this Long Island Music Hall of Famer.

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

INFO $25, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com



ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM It's going to be a long night of electro, punk, funk and indie. The tunes go until 4 a.m.

WHEN | WHERE Friday night at 10, Otto's Shrunken Head, 538 E. 14th St.

INFO Free, 212-228-2240, ottosshrunkenhead.com

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

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