NYC Best: Oscar Parties, Grace Potter, Beer Week, ‘Ann’

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform at the Capitol Theatre in support of their latest album, "The Lion The Beast The Beat."

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Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform at the Capitol Theatre in support of their latest album, "The Lion The Beast The Beat."

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Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major on Feb. 22. Close

Jean-Yves Thibaudet joins the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall for the Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major on Feb. 22.

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An image from "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia." The show opens at the Guggenheim Museum on Feb. 22.

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Holland Taylor, writer and star in her one woman show "Ann," about Texas Governor Ann Richards. The play is in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater for a March 7 opening. Close

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"Cahier 12" (1909) by Marcel Proust. The 100th anniversary of Proust's "Swann's Way" is on view at the Morgan Library and Museum through April 28. Close

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The Martha Graham Dance Company performs "Myth and Transformation" at the Joyce Theatre through March 3.

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Bell House in Brooklyn has an Oscar night party hosted by MC Dave Hill for the 2013 Academy Awards.

Big deal conductor Yannick Nezet- Seguin brings the Philadelphia Orchestra to Carnegie Hall tonight for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major with Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

Also: Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Gabriela Lena Frank’s “Concertino Cusqueno,” written to honor Nezet-Seguin when he became the eighth music director.

At Carnegie Hall, 7th Ave. and 57th St. Information: +1- 212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.

Tonight also marks the opening of NYC Beer Week, which kicks off with a suds fest at Galapagos Art Space.

There’s a Brewers’ Choice awards ceremony at City Winery later in the week and a closing party at La Birreria at Eataly on March 3.

In between, there are more than 300 events across 150 venues in the city for sampling great artisanal brews, food and music.

Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-222-8500; http://www.newyorkcitybrewersguild.com.

Saturday

There are kids in shorts seated on the ground, but you can’t really see them -- their faces are obscured by bursts of light.

The image is from “Counter Acts,” a black-and-white photographic transparency in a lightbox created by Poklong Anading.

See it and the works of 21 other artists and collectives in the Guggenheim UBS MAP show devoted to exploring from within the creative traditions of Asia.

“No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia” runs through May 22 at the Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-423-3587; http://www.guggenheim.org

Saturday Matinee

Ann Richards, the Governor of Texas who was also, remarkably, a Democrat, famously pointed out that George H. W. Bush was born with a “silver foot in his mouth.”

Her swagger and charm -- and big white hair -- are recreated onstage by Holland Taylor in a one-woman show, “Ann,” which she also wrote.

Richards was unseated by George W. Bush, and the rest is history.

In previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, for a March 7 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.lct.org.

Saturday Night

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals bring their big, brash country-inflected pop-rock sound to the Capitol Theater.

The group is on the “Roar Tour” in support of their latest album, “The Lion The Beast The Beat.”

Potter’s pitch-perfect voice soars like Joplin’s over the rowdy sounds of the band.

Singer/songwriter Rayland Baxter opens.

Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave., Port Chester, NY. Information: +1-914-937-4126; http://www.thecapitoltheatre.com.

Sunday

Hoisted into the air suspended from a rope clenched between her teeth, Miss La La was a famous performer at the Cirque Fernando.

The aerialist caught the attention of Edgar Degas, who produced many sketches of her, as well as his famous painting. You can see all the Degas material, plus photographs and posters of Miss La La, at the Morgan Library.

Also there: an exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of Marcel Proust’s “Swann’s Way.”

There are notebooks, preliminary drafts and galleys from the Bibliotheque nationale de France, as well as postcards and letters.

Miss La La runs through May 12, while Proust is on until April 28 at the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave. Information: +1-212-685-0008; http://www.themorgan.org.

Sunday Matinee

It’s your last chance this season to see Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty,” choreographed for the New York City Ballet by Peter Martins.

Can the Lilac Fairy defeat the evil Carabosse?

More than 100 dancers take part in this striking production, with appearances by Little Red Riding Hood, Puss-in- Boots and the White Cat.

And happily Balanchine’s version of the “Garland Dance” is presented intact.

At David H. Koch Theatre, Lincoln Center. Information: +1- 212-496-0600; http://www.nycballet.com.

For a more somber afternoon, try Martha Graham Dance Company’s “Myth and Transformation.”

Graham’s 1962 “Phaedra” about forbidden passion is paired with Richard Move’s 2002 pop culture pastiche “The Show (Achilles Heels).”

Move’s tour-de-force was originally choreographed for Baryshnikov and Blondie singer Deborah Harry.

Runs through March 3 at the Joyce Theatre, 175 Eighth Ave. Information: +1-212-229-9200; http://marthagraham.org.

Head over to the hip Cafeteria for a dose of fried chicken and waffles.

At 119 Seventh Ave. Information: +1-212-414-1717.

Sunday Night

You don’t have to be in LA to have fun on Oscar night.

Brooklyn’s Bell House has MC Dave Hill doing scathing instant analysis, plus WitStream.com will run a live feed of hundreds of comedians and writers responding to the proceedings.

Drink specials include “Abraham Drinkin,” “Aflec’s Beard” and “Les Fizz.”

Joe’s Pub has comedian Murray Hill plus performers from the downtown scene. There are live red-carpet interviews with audience members, prizes for best and worst dressed, as well as the “Three Sheets to the Wind” award for the most intoxicated.

Bell House is at 149 7th Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1- 718-643-6510; http://www.thebellhouseny.com.

Joe’s Pub is at 425 Lafayette St. Information: +1-212-967- 7555; http://www.joespub.com.

(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 Lance Esplund on art.

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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