NYC Weekend: Beyonce, Beck, Trader’s Date, Umami Burger

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Beyonce at Twickenham Stadium in London in 2013. She brings "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" to the Barclays Center on Saturday through Aug. 5.

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Beyonce at Twickenham Stadium in London in 2013. She brings "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" to the Barclays Center on Saturday through Aug. 5. Close

Beyonce at Twickenham Stadium in London in 2013. She brings "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" to the Barclays Center... Read More

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Beck at the mtvU Woodie Awards in 2006. Hear Beck with his veteran band at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Sunday.

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Andrew Manze leads the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center this weekend. Close

Andrew Manze leads the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center this weekend.

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Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 during the Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend. Close

Emanuel Ax plays Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 during the Mostly Mozart Festival at Avery Fisher Hall this weekend.

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The St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. They perform at Caramoor's summer festival in Katonah, New York, on Saturday. Close

The St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble. They perform at Caramoor's summer festival in Katonah, New York, on Saturday.

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"Caterpillar" by Carol Bove, a new series of large-scale sculptures installed within the untouched landscape of the High Line park at the Rail Yards. Advance reservations are required. Close

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Beyonce glams it up, Beck in Brooklyn and art on the High Line’s wild side -- these are among Muse highlights for New York City this weekend.

NIGHT LIFE

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour starring Beyonce touches down at the Barclays Center on Saturday. Expect perfection as the pop goddess struts, lunges, smiles and sings in a high-spectacle show that delivers on all counts: “Run the World (Girls).” Through Aug. 5 at Barclays, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-800-745-3000; http://www.barclayscenter.com.

The always inventive Beck performs at the Prospect Park Bandshell on Sunday -- it’s a benefit concert for Celebrate Brooklyn! He’s bringing his veteran band, so you can hear them invoke everything from garage rock to ballads. At 9th St. and Prospect Park West, Brooklyn. Information: +1-212-777-6800; http://bricartsmedia.org.

MUSIC

Attend the Mostly Mozart Festival on Friday or Saturday and you’ll hear -- Beethoven. Andrew Manze is on the podium for the Pastoral Symphony, with redoubtable Emanuel Ax playing the Piano Concerto No. 2. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-721-6500; http://www.mostlymozart.org.

Caramoor’s summer festival comes to an end on Sunday with St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble taking on Beethoven’s exuberant Septet in E Flat. Pianist Natasha Paremski joins the virtuoso players for Dohnanyi’s Sextet in C Major. At 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York. Information: +1-914-232-1252; http://www.caramoor.org.

STAGE

Casey is a SoHo artist, while Aaron is a Wall Street trader. They’re on a blind “First Date” and when we join them, we get to hear what they’re thinking as the evening progresses. Krysta Rodriguez and Zachary Levi star in the new musical. In previews at the Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., for an Aug. 9 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.shubertorganization.com/theatres/longacre.asp.

Donna takes her 15-year-old daughter, Lottie, on a surprise visit to the Sag Harbor home of her brother and his new husband -- what could go wrong? Mark Lamos directs “Harbor,” the new play by Chad Beguelin in this Primary Stages production. In previews at the 59E59 Theaters for an Aug. 6 opening. Information: +1-212-279-4200; http://primarystages.org/harbor.

ART

There’s a short stretch of the High Line -- between 30th and 34th Streets -- that’s still wild, splintered rail ties covered with weeds. Carol Bove’s show, “Caterpillar,” is there -- seven sculptures in all. Runs through May. Admission is free, but you need a reservation. Information: +1-212-500-6035; http://www.thehighline.org.

“The Drinking Show” has images depicting the famous like Marilyn Monroe and Tom Waits and the obscure, including frat boys and birthday celebrants. Runs through Aug. 16 at Sasha Wolf Gallery, 70 Orchard St. Information: +1-212-925-0025; http://sashawolf.com.

WINING & DINING

Just-opened Quality Italian, sister of Michael Stillman’s Quality Meats, sauces the filets with gorgonzola dolce, offers bistecca Fiorentina porterhouse for two and roasted veal shank with pappardelle and black truffles. At 57 W. 57th St. Information: +1-212-390-1111; http://www.qualityitalian.com.

The classic California Umami Burger has arrived: served with shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, parmesan crisp and the Master Sauce. You can get it in Greenwich Village if you’re willing to brave the lines. There’s also a full bar. At 432 6th Ave. Information: +1-212-677-8626; http://www.umami.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 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.

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