NYC Weekend: Radiohead, World Science Fest, Brancusi

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Radiohead at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The band will be at the Prudential Center on Friday night.

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Radiohead at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The band will be at the Prudential Center on Friday night. Close

Radiohead at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The band will be at the Prudential Center on Friday night.

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Harvard ant expert E. O. Wilson will be speaking about evolution at the annual series "On the Shoulders of Giants," part of the World Science Festival this weekend. Close

Harvard ant expert E. O. Wilson will be speaking about evolution at the annual series "On the Shoulders of Giants,"... Read More

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"Overall View of the Studio" (c. 1929-30), a gelatin silver print by Constantin Brancusi. The exhibit runs through June 23 at Silverstein gallery, 535 W. 24th St. Close

"Overall View of the Studio" (c. 1929-30), a gelatin silver print by Constantin Brancusi. The exhibit runs through... Read More

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"The Golden Bird" (c. 1919-22) by Constantin Brancusi. The sculpture was also a great photographer. Close

"The Golden Bird" (c. 1919-22) by Constantin Brancusi. The sculpture was also a great photographer.

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The beer hall at the New-York Historical Society in New York. The current exhibition "Beer Here," which runs through Sept. 2, will offer a selection of artisanal brews. Close

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Table at the Frick Collection's Oval Room, part of an exhibition on the art of goldsmith Johan Christian Neuber. Made of wood and gilded bronze, the table is decorated with semiprecious stones, faux-pearls and Messein porcelain. Close

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Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos. The conductor leads the New York Philharmonic performing Manuel de Falla's "Atlantida." Close

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos. The conductor leads the New York Philharmonic performing Manuel de Falla's "Atlantida."

The World Science Festival is under way so prepare to be amazed, puzzled, enlightened.

Weekend activities include biologist and ant-lover E.O. Wilson’s talk on evolution at the annual series “On the Shoulders of Giants.”

Nobel Prize-winner William Phillips presents “Einstein, Time and the Coldest Stuff in the Universe.”

An interactive exhibition, “Surface Tension: The Future of Water,” is at Eyebeam Art + Technology in Chelsea for the summer.

And Festival founder Brian Greene is demonstrating “Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics.”

Look for fairs in Brooklyn and Washington Square Park.

Runs through June 3. Information: +1-212-348-1400; http://worldsciencefestival.com.

Saturday Afternoon

Better known for sculpture, Brancusi was also a great photographer.

He arranged and repositioned his own work in the studio, playing with light and shadow, and in his photographs he created compelling new images. There are several beautiful shots of “Bird in Space.”

There are also still-lifes and self-portraits.

Runs through June 23 at Silverstein, 535 W. 24th St. Information: +1-212-627-3930; http://www.brucesilverstein.com.

Chug-a-lug a cold beer while contemplating your newfound knowledge of local brewing.

An exhibition at the New-York Historical Society features a 1779 account book, an early capping machine which revolutionized the beer industry, and song sheets like the Drunkard’s Catechism from 1842.

One gallery has morphed into a communal hall where you can sample artisanal wares.

“Beer Here: Brewing New York’s History” runs through Sept. 2 at 170 Central Park West. Information: +1-212-873-3400; http://www.nyhistory.org/exhibitions/beer-here

Saturday Night

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos leads the New York Philharmonic performing Manuel de Falla’s “Atlantida.”

Also on the program is Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana,” one of the most popular of all 20th-century works.

At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212- 875-5656; http://nyphil.org.

Sunday

A couple and their dog sits under a green-leaved tree, with a shepherdess, a ruin, a village and a castle in the distance.

This scene was created from cut stones on a small oval box by master goldsmith Johann Christian Neuber.

His dazzling work is at the Frick Collection.

“Gold, Jasper, and Carnelian: Johann Christian Neuber at the Saxon Court” runs through Aug. 19 at 1 E. 70th St. Information: +1-288-0700; http://www.frick.org.

Sunday Afternoon

Meryl Meisler began photographing Bushwick in the early 1980s, when it resembled a war zone.

Thirty years later writer Vanessa Martir spotted herself in one of the pictures and the two artists started a collaboration.

The result is on view at Brooklyn’s The Living Gallery.

Today from 2-4 p.m., enjoy Latin, African and Hip hop dance by El Puente, as well as Bushwick DJ Wilson Meredith.

“Defying Devastation” runs through June 25 at 1087 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-631-377-1998; http://www.the-living-gallery.com.

Sunday Evening

Women are no longer paying attention to what their lovers want, so Cupid and Venus ask Pluto to bring forth from the underworld the spirits of ladies who rejected love.

That’s the premise of Monteverdi’s 1608 masque, “Dance of the Ungrateful Women.”

Musica Nuova puts a modern gloss on the work with additional Monteverdi songs and English dialogue.

At Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. Information: +1-212- 505-3474; http://lepoissonrouge.com.

Post-concert, head over to Blue Ribbon for a glass of cabernet and a roasted duck club with sweet potato chips.

At 97 Sullivan St. Information: +1-212-274-0404.

(Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

Muse highlights include a Lewis Lapham podcast and movie reviews.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zinta Lundborg at zlundborg@bloomberg.net.

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