NYC Weekend: Jon Hamm, Sugar Man Rodriguez, Leonard Cohen

Tap for Slideshow
Photographer: Matt Roberts/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sixto Rodriguez. The "Sugar Man" documentary star performs at the Beacon on Sunday.

Close
Photographer: Matt Roberts/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Sixto Rodriguez. The "Sugar Man" documentary star performs at the Beacon on Sunday. Close

Sixto Rodriguez. The "Sugar Man" documentary star performs at the Beacon on Sunday.

Photographer: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

John Slattery and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men." Season 6 starts on Sunday. Close

John Slattery and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men." Season 6 starts on Sunday.

Photographer: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC via Bloomberg

Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare in "Mad Men." The series airs Sunday on AMC. Close

Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare in "Mad Men." The series airs Sunday on AMC.

Photographer: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Leonard Cohen. His 2013 "Old Ideas" world tour stops by Radio City Music Hall this Saturday and Sunday. Close

Leonard Cohen. His 2013 "Old Ideas" world tour stops by Radio City Music Hall this Saturday and Sunday.

Photographer: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Fatboy Slim has teamed up with David Byrne to create "Here Lies Love." The show runs through May 19 at the Public Theater. Close

Fatboy Slim has teamed up with David Byrne to create "Here Lies Love." The show runs through May 19 at the Public Theater.

Photographer: Joseph Moran/Public Theater via Bloomberg

Alex Timbers and David Byrne. Their show, "Here Lies Love," a collaboration between Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is in previews at the Public Theater for an April 23 press opening. Close

Alex Timbers and David Byrne. Their show, "Here Lies Love," a collaboration between Byrne and Fatboy Slim, is in... Read More

Photographer: Sandra Mu/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Jessie Ware performs at Webster Hall on Friday in support of her album "Devotion". Close

Jessie Ware performs at Webster Hall on Friday in support of her album "Devotion".

Photographer: Don Ross/The Jay DeFeo Trust/ARS/Whitney Museum of American Art via Bloomberg

"Untitled" (1973) by Jay DeFeo. Her retrospective showcases collages, drawings, paintings, photographs and small sculptures. Close

"Untitled" (1973) by Jay DeFeo. Her retrospective showcases collages, drawings, paintings, photographs and small sculptures.

Photographer: Jemal Countess/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory in 2010. This year's show runs through April 7. Close

The AIPAD Photography Show at the Park Avenue Armory in 2010. This year's show runs through April 7.

Photographer: Marco Dos Santos/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Maestro Daniele Gatti. Close

Maestro Daniele Gatti.

“Mad Men” is back, Bette Midler’s on Broadway and Rodriguez sings in New York -- all are among Muse recommendations for this weekend.

STAGE

Bette Midler stars in “I’ll Eat You Last,” a one-woman show written by John Logan and directed by Joe Mantello, based on the life of Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers. In previews at the Booth Theatre, 222 W. 45th St., for an April 24 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.illeatyoulast.com.

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim’s “Here Lies Love” is a new musical inspired by Imelda Marcos (yes). The audience is encouraged to wear dancing shoes. In previews at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., for an April 23 opening. Information: +1-212-967-7555; http://www.publictheater.org.

NIGHT LIFE

Music legend Rodriguez, star of the hit documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” performs at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday. At 1224 Broadway. Information: +1-212-465-6500; http://www.beacontheatre.com.

Leonard Cohen is on his “Old Ideas” world tour, appearing at Radio City Music Hall Saturday and Sunday. Hallelujah. At 1260 Avenue of the Americas. Information: +1-212-247-4777; http://www.radiocity.com.

Brit songstress Jessie Ware brings her soulful pop and “Wildest Moments” to Webster Hall on Friday. At 125 E. 11th St. Information: +1-212-353-1600; http://www.websterhall.com.

ART

Best known for her giant painting “The Rose,” on which she spent years, Jay DeFeo also made experimental collages, drawings and sculptures. See her Whitney Museum retrospective. Runs through June 2 at 945 Madison Ave. Information: +1-212-570-3600; http://whitney.org.

Images ranging from Elvis at Graceland to children living in China’s remotest mountains are on view at the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show at the Park Avenue Armory. Runs through April 7 at 636 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-616-3930; http://www.aipad.com.

“Season of Cambodia,” a series of exhibitions, concerts, dance recitals, films and talks, is in full swing at various venues around town: Check out Svay Sareth’s “Churning,” a site-specific mural depicting the Vietnamese-Cambodian Friendship Monument. Runs through May 27 at Brookfield Place Plaza. Information: http://seasonofcambodia.org.

MUSIC

Hear Daniele Gatti conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra -- which really should finally hire him full time -- in an all-Wagner concert on Friday at Carnegie Hall. At Seventh Avenue and 57th Street. Information: +1-212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.

Susanna Malkki conducts the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday in a program featuring Strauss, Messiaen and, with Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Debussy’s “Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra.” Afterwards, in “Ms. Maestro: Women Leaders in Music,” Malkki talks with NJSO assistant conductor Gemma New about making a career in what is still a guy’s world. At the State Theatre, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N.J. Information: +1-800-255-3476; http://www.njsymphony.org.

WINING & DINING

Alder is Wylie Dufresne’s new gastropub, where pigs in a blanket get a WD-50 spin and cocktails include gin with zereshk berry and grape-must. At 157 Second Ave. Information: +1-212-539-1900; http://aldernyc.com.

Gabriel Stulman has added Montmartre to his growing empire, with Momofuku grad Tien Ho cooking French-inspired food. At 158 Eighth Avenue. Information: +1-646-596-8838; http://montmartrenyc.com.

TV

Don Draper’s back in the season six two-hour opener of “Mad Men,” starring the splendid Jon Hamm as a 1960s ad exec. Airs Sunday on AMC at 9 p.m. New York time.

(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 movies.

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.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.