NYC Weekend: Frieze, Palma Violets, Turturro, Mom’s Day

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Top international designers who embraced the destructive do-it-yourself punk ethos are featured at the Met. The theme of this section, the last of the Met's "Punk" exhibit is "D.I.Y.: Destroy."

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Top international designers who embraced the destructive do-it-yourself punk ethos are featured at the Met. The theme of this section, the last of the Met's "Punk" exhibit is "D.I.Y.: Destroy." Close

Top international designers who embraced the destructive do-it-yourself punk ethos are featured at the Met. The theme... Read More

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John Turturro performs as Halvard Solness in Ibsen's "The Master Builder" at BAM through June 9. Close

John Turturro performs as Halvard Solness in Ibsen's "The Master Builder" at BAM through June 9.

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The first New York Frieze Art Fair in 2012, held on Randalls Island. The second fair will offer over 180 galleries, a sculpture park and more. Close

The first New York Frieze Art Fair in 2012, held on Randalls Island. The second fair will offer over 180 galleries, a... Read More

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DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, performs live-mixed electronic music and video with a string ensemble at the Metropolitan Museum on May 10. Close

DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, performs live-mixed electronic music and video with a string ensemble at the... Read More

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Alexander "Chilli" Jesson and Samuel Thomas Fryer of Palma Violets. The band performs during the Downtown Music Festival this weekend on the Lower East Side. Close

Alexander "Chilli" Jesson and Samuel Thomas Fryer of Palma Violets. The band performs during the Downtown Music... Read More

The Frieze New York fair, the Downtown Music Festival and PS1’s ecological Expo are among the Muse highlights for this weekend.

ART

See how high fashion ripped off the anarchistic punks: There’s a Chanel suit with perfectly finished holes and a Moschino dress made of garbage bags. The Met’s Costume Institute show even reproduces CBGB’s filthy restroom. “Punk: Chaos to Couture” runs through Aug. 14 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

The second Frieze New York fair is taking place this weekend on Randall’s Island, where you can check out more than 180 galleries showing art from all over the world. There’s also a sculpture park, commissioned site-specific works, talks and, to keep you carbed up, foodie outposts from Frankies Spuntino, the Fat Radish, Mission Chinese and others. Information: http://friezenewyork.com.

FESTIVALS

Expo 1 New York, a large-scale ecological festival, opens on Sunday at MoMA’s PS1 with a talk between Yoko Ono and museum director Klaus Biesenbach. Visit the Rain Room at MoMA, designed by Random International, where a continuous downpour stops whenever a human being steps under it. Expo 1 runs through June 30 at various venues. PS1 is at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Queens. Information: +1-718-784-2084; http://www.momaps1.org.

Downtown Music Festival is happening Friday and Saturday at various intimate venues on the Lower East Side. The lineup includes Palma Violets, Antwon, Ratking and Royal Teeth. Information: http://www.thedowntownfestival.com.

MUSIC

DJ Spooky, aka Paul D. Miller, plays the world premiere of a piece for string ensemble, live-mixed electronic music and video at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 10. It was inspired by the current show “Photography and the American Civil War.” At 1000 Fifth Avenue. Information: http://www.metmuseum.org.

Leonard Slatkin brings the Detroit Symphony to Carnegie Hall on Friday with a program devoted to the first four symphonies of Charles Ives. Saturday it’s the National Symphony conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with Schnittke and Shostakovich. Part of Spring for Music, the concerts have a top ticket price of $25. At 7th Avenue and 57th St. Information: +1-212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.

STAGE

Lily Tomlin’s comedy tour is on the East coast, and she’s performing at Tarrytown Music Hall on Friday. Expect clever new material, plus old faves like Ernestine and Edith Ann. At 13 Main St., Tarrytown. Information: +1-914-631-3390; http://tarrytownmusichall.org.

John Turturro takes on the role of Halvard Solness in Ibsen’s “The Master Builder.” Wrenn Schmidt plays the sexy and willful Hilde, while Katherine Borowitz is the sad wife. Runs through June 9 at BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-636-4100; http://www.bam.org.

Encores! presents a concert revival of Rodgers and Hart’s “On Your Toes” with Christine Baranski. Music includes “Glad to Be Unhappy,” “There’s a Small Hotel” and “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.” Runs through May 12 at City Center, 131 W. 55th St. Information: +1-212-581-1212; http://www.nycitycenter.org.

MOTHER’S DAY

Take Mom out for a nice lunch at Michael White’s Ai Fiori, where she can start with foie gras, move on to ligurian crustacean ragu and finish with Sicilian pistachio gelato with chocolate mousse. At 400 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-613-8660; http://www.aifiorinyc.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 Jeremy Gerard on theater.

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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