NYC Weekend: Bebe Neuwirth, David Rabe, Philip Glass

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Canadian singer-songwriter Jill Barber. She is appearing at the Studio at Webster Hall, and begins a U.S. tour in support of her new CD "Mischievous Moon."

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A view of Frank Stella's black paintings, at L&M Arts, in the show "Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings," through June 2. Close

A view of Frank Stella's black paintings, at L&M Arts, in the show "Frank Stella: Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings," through June 2.

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A view of Frank Stella's aluminum paintings. Stella produced them in the '60s, shortly after he graduated from Princeton University.

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"Telluride" by Frank Stella. The work was made by the artist when he was in his 20s. Close

"Telluride" by Frank Stella. The work was made by the artist when he was in his 20s.

Broadway races toward the deadline for Tony nominations and spring blooms in the city’s great gardens (don’t miss Central Park’s floral sanctum sanctorum, the Conservatory Garden). Here are recommendations from Bloomberg Muse writers for this weekend:

Theater

Through May 20: Bebe Neuwirth and Christina Ricci dress up Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” At Classic Stage Company, 136 E. 13th St. Information: +1-212-352-3101; http://www.classicstage.org/season/midsummer/.

Through May 26: “An Early History of Fire,” the latest from David Rabe (“Hurlyburly”), revisits the early ‘60s through the eyes of a girl at a crossroads. At the Acorn Theatre, 410 W. 42nd St. Information: +1-212-244-3380; www.thenewgroup.org/season3.htm.

Pop Music, Jazz

Saturday Night: Bass player Esperanza Spalding sings material from her latest CD, “Radio Music Society,” with a 12- piece band at Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. Information: +1-212- 353-1600; http://websterhall.com.

Saturday Night: Genre-busting Canadian chanteuse Jill Barber sings songs off her new CD, “Mischievous Moon,” in the intimate Studio at Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St. Information: +1-212-353-1600; http://www.websterhall.com/thestudio.

Classical Music

Saturday Night: Philip Glass continues the celebration of his 75th birthday, performing some of his most recent chamber works with violinist Tim Fain. At the Metropolitan Museum’s Temple of Dendur, 1000 Fifth Avenue. Information: +1-212-535- 7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

Art Shows

Through Saturday: Last chance to see David Zwirner’s three- decade retrospective of Fred Sandback’s enigmatic yarn sculptures. At 519 W. 19th St. Information: +1-212-517-8677; http://www.davidzwirner.com.

Through May 5: Leigh Morse Fine Arts LLC brings together a grouping of Lennart Anderson’s idyllic landscapes and figure paintings from 1959 to the present. At 22 E. 80th St. Information: +1-212-288-4144.

Through June 2: A stunning show at L&M Arts gallery brings together Frank Stella’s black, aluminum and copper paintings, realized by the artist in his 20s. At 45 E. 78th St. Information: +1-212-861-0020; http://www.lmgallery.com.

Through July 14: NYU’s Grey Art Gallery presents “Storied Past,” a show of some 60 French drawings (16th-19th centuries) from the collection of the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin. At 100 Washington Sq. E. Information: +1-212-998-6780; http://www.nyu.edu/greyart.

Through Aug. 5: “The Dawn of Egyptian Art” has charming sculptures referencing animals, including a winsome ceramic hippo that’s the unofficial mascot for the Metropolitan Museum. At 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

Dance

Saturday Night: Seriously whimsical choreographer Faye Driscoll, a protege of Doug Varone and Mikhail Baryshnikov, looks for herself only to find some surprises in her latest work, “You’re Me.” At The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th St. Information: +1-212-255-5793; http://thekitchen.org.

Film

Saturday and Sunday Mornings: James Stewart and a wonderfully-dressed Grace Kelly play in the 1954 Hitchcock masterpiece “Rear Window.” At the IFC Center, +1-212-924-7771; http://www.ifccenter.com/films/rear-window.

Today’s Muse highlights include Lewis Lapham on sex and a review of the film “The Lucky One.”

(Jeremy Gerard and Lili Rosboch write for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Opinions expressed are their own.)

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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