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NYC Best: Morrissey, Ethan Hawke, DJ Spooky, Dinosaurs

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DJ Spooky performs "Nauru Elegies" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Jan. 18.

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DJ Spooky performs "Nauru Elegies" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Jan. 18. Close

DJ Spooky performs "Nauru Elegies" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Jan. 18.

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Ethan Hawke directs and stars in "Clive," by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Opening night is Feb. 7. Close

Ethan Hawke directs and stars in "Clive," by Jonathan Marc Sherman. Opening night is Feb. 7.

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"Romance Writer: Fiction from the Heart" (2010) by Arnold Roth. A collection of his work runs through March 2 at the Society of Illustrators. Close

"Romance Writer: Fiction from the Heart" (2010) by Arnold Roth. A collection of his work runs through March 2 at the... Read More

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Morrissey performs at the Capitol Theatre on Jan. 19. It's part of his rebooted North American tour. Close

Morrissey performs at the Capitol Theatre on Jan. 19. It's part of his rebooted North American tour.

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Erth's Dinosaur Zoo is at the New Victory Theater until Jan. 27. The giant puppets interact with the audience. Close

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo is at the New Victory Theater until Jan. 27. The giant puppets interact with the audience.

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William Nadylam, Jared Mc Neill and Rikki Henry in "The Suit," directed by Peter Brook. It runs through Feb. 2 at BAM. Close

William Nadylam, Jared Mc Neill and Rikki Henry in "The Suit," directed by Peter Brook. It runs through Feb. 2 at BAM.

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Rikki Henry and Nonhlanhla Kheswa in "The Suit" by Can Themba. BAM host's the performance at the Harvey Theater from Jan. 17 through Feb. 2. Close

Rikki Henry and Nonhlanhla Kheswa in "The Suit" by Can Themba. BAM host's the performance at the Harvey Theater from... Read More

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Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center on Jan. 20. On the program: Shostakovich, Bernstein and Rachmaninoff. Close

Ivan Fischer conducts the Budapest Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center on Jan. 20. On the program: Shostakovich,... Read More

DJ Spooky, or Paul D. Miller, is currently artist in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hear his “Nauru Elegies” tonight, a confluence of music, video, animation and a live Internet feed of GPS coordinates of the South Pacific island.

Long exploited for its phosphate deposits, Nauru has turned to offshore banking as a way to make money. For DJ Spooky, the island is a symbol of postcolonial issues, the emerging digital economy and ecological disaster.

DJ Spooky will also be giving a talk on Saturday in the Oceanic Art Galleries.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

Saturday

Amuse yourself with a look at the drawings of Arnold Roth, who’s been documenting human foibles and naked emperors for decades.

John Updike said, “All cartoonists are geniuses, but Arnold Roth is especially so.”

Roth’s work has appeared in publications as diverse as “The New Yorker” and “Playboy,” and he has also created ads, record covers and book jackets.

“The Pen-Ultimate Arnold Roth” runs through March 2 at the Society of Illustrators, 128 E. 63rd St. Information: +1-212- 838-2560; http://www.societyillustrators.org.

Settle into Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s JoJo for an upscale brunch.

Start with a sour-cherry Old-Fashioned, and then tuck in to shrimp poached with lemon risotto.

At 160 E. 64th St. Information: +1-212-223-5656.

Stop by the Frick Collection to see “Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery,” before they disappear.

Runs through Jan. 27 at the Frick, 1 E. 70th St. Information: +1-212-288-0700; http://www.frick.org.

Saturday Matinee

Ethan Hawke is Clive, a rock star on a very rapid downward spiral: At one point he steals whisky and an ATM card from the pocket of a dead friend.

The work, by Jonathan Marc Sherman, is based on “Baal,” Bertolt Brecht’s first full-length play.

Hawke, who also directed, is joined by Vincent D’Onofrio, Zoe Kazan and Brooks Ashmanskas.

In previews at the Acorn Theater, 410 W. 42nd St., for a Feb. 7 opening. Information: +1-212-244-3380; http://www.thenewgroup.org.

Saturday Night

Catch Morrissey as he rolls into the New York area on his rebooted tour.

The Brit baritone will perform his greatest hits as well as unreleased new songs, likely including “Action Is My Middle Name.”

Singer/songwriter Kristeen Young, noted for her four-octave range, opens.

At the Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, New York. Information: +1-914-937-4126. http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com.

Sunday

Step back in time for a visit with dinosaurs.

Erth, the theater troupe from Australia, animates giant life-like puppets that interact with members of the audience, demanding a scratch behind the ear for example.

It takes six people three months to build one T-Rex, so there’s a high level of detail and scientific accuracy.

One caution: Kids under six might get too scared.

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo runs through Jan. 27 at the New Victory Theater, 209 W. 42nd St. Information: +1-646-223-3010; http://www.newvictory.org.

Grab a burger (or a juniorburger) at Angus McIndoe and enjoy the theatrical scene.

At 258 W. 44th St. Information: +1-212-221-9222.

Sunday Matinee

A woman in bed with her lover is surprised in the act. As punishment, her husband insists that from then on, the lover’s abandoned suit be treated as an honored house guest.

After sold-out runs in Paris and London, “The Suit” comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Set in a South African township, the strange, moving story is by Can Themba and staged by the legendary Peter Brook.

At BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-636-4100; http://www.bam.org.

You can also hear the remarkable Budapest Festival Orchestra conducted by Ivan Fischer, with Liza Ferschtman on violin.

On the program: Shostakovich’s “Jazz Suite,” Bernstein’s “Serenade” and Symphony No. 2 by Rachmaninoff.

Even as his career has gone global, Fischer has stayed devoted to the orchestra he founded 30 years ago, and it shows.

At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212- 721-6500; http://lc.lincolncenter.org.

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

Muse highlights include Lewis Lapham’s podcast and Greg Evans on film.

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

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

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