NYC Weekend: Adam Ant, Priciest Coin, Balls Benedict

Tap for Slideshow
Photographer: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Singer Adam Ant will perform at Irving Plaza this weekend.

Close
Photographer: Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Singer Adam Ant will perform at Irving Plaza this weekend. Close

Singer Adam Ant will perform at Irving Plaza this weekend.

Photographer: Max Crace/Vanguard Records via Bloomberg

Guitarist Eric Johnson will perform at the Blue Note in Manhattan. Close

Guitarist Eric Johnson will perform at the Blue Note in Manhattan.

Source: DKC via Bloomberg

Mike Stern appears at the Blue Note in Manhattan this weekend. Close

Mike Stern appears at the Blue Note in Manhattan this weekend.

Source: New York Historical Society

The only legal Double Eagle in private hands -- and the priciest coin on the planet -- is on view at the New York Historical Society. Close

The only legal Double Eagle in private hands -- and the priciest coin on the planet -- is on view at the New York Historical Society.

Source: Mostly Mozart Festival via Bloomberg News

Violinist Vadim Repin will play the Concerto for Violin and Cello by Brahms at the Mostly Mozart Festival this weekend. Close

Violinist Vadim Repin will play the Concerto for Violin and Cello by Brahms at the Mostly Mozart Festival this weekend.

Photographer: Stephane de Bourgies via Mostly Mozart Festival

Cellist Truls Mork will play Brahms at the Mostly Mozart Festival this weekend in New York. Close

Cellist Truls Mork will play Brahms at the Mostly Mozart Festival this weekend in New York.

Photographer: Carrie Schneider/Mostly Mozart Festival

The International Contemporary Ensemble is in residence at the Mostly Mozart Festival this season. Close

The International Contemporary Ensemble is in residence at the Mostly Mozart Festival this season.

Photographer: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting a mini-festival beginning Friday: "Werner Herzog: Parables of Folly and Madness." Close

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is presenting a mini-festival beginning Friday: "Werner Herzog: Parables of Folly and Madness."

Rocker Adam Ant, the gold Double Eagle -- the world’s priciest coin -- and a Werner Herzog mini-festival are among Muse picks for the weekend.

NIGHT LIFE

Adam Ant appears for a two-night gig at Irving Plaza in support of his new album: “Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter” -- it’s his musical autobiography. At 17 Irving Place Fri. and Sat. Information: +1-212-777-6800; http://www.irvingplaza.com.

Eric Johnson and Mike Stern close out the six-string pyrotechnics of their Eclectic Guitars tour at the Blue Note in Manhattan. Johnson offers the Grammy-winning “Cliffs of Dover.” Shows at 8 p.m. and 10:30 Friday through Sunday at 131 W. 3rd St. Information: +1-212-475-8592; http://www.bluenote.net.

ART

See the only legal Double Eagle in private hands -- and the priciest coin on the planet. The storied gold disc was sold in a 2002 auction for nearly $7,600,000 by a British dealer who swore it had belonged to King Farouk. At the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West. Information: +1-212-873-3400; http://www.nyhistory.org.

View paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from the Museum of Modern Art’s deep holdings in American art. “American Modern: Hopper to O’Keeffe” runs through Jan. 26, 2014 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. Information: +1-212-708-9400; http://www.moma.org.

OUTDOORS

At Foley Square, chefs will be using a 3,200 pound machine to demonstrate explosively puffed food, like Cheerios -- the first exhibit of the nascent Museum of Food and Drink.

It’s part of the last Saturday of Summer Streets, when, almost seven miles of prime New York City asphalt is devoted to pedestrians. Eat, drink, bike, stroll. Don’t forget the Rafael Lozano-Hemmer installation in the Park Ave. Tunnel. Information: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets.

MUSIC

The Mostly Mozart Festival loves Brahms too. Friday and Saturday hear Vadim Repin and Truls Mork play his Concerto for Violin and Cello. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-721-6500; http://www.mostlymozart.org.

Also experience the wild side of Mostly Mozart: the International Contemporary Ensemble is in residence this year. On Saturday, hear “Hush” by Phyllis Chen, who plays piano and toy piano. Sunday’s four world premieres include pieces by Brazilian-born composer Felipe Lara. At the Clark Studio Theater, 160 W. 66th St. Information: +1-212-721-6500; http://www.mostlymozart.org.

FILM

Immerse yourself in early Werner Herzog during the Lincoln Center Film Society’s mini-festival, beginning with Klaus Kinski in “Aguirre, the Wrath of God” (1972) and ending with Kinski as the pathetic soldier in 1978’s “Woyzeck.” From Aug. 16 through Aug. 22 at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St. Information: +1-212-875-5600; http://www.filmlinc.com.

WINING & DINING

The just-opened Barley & Grain offers 100 whiskies from around the world and 12 American craft beers on tap, with food to match: cowboy steak with tobacco onions and bourbon demi-glaze and a Wagyu burger on a pretzel bun. At 421 Amsterdam Ave. at 80th St. Information: +1-646-360-3231.

There’s a new Meatball Shop on the Upper East Side. It’s the first to serve weekend brunch dishes which will include Balls Benedict: eggs, bacon, meatballs, hollandaise on a brioche (coming soon). At 1462 Second Ave. between 76th and 77th Streets. Information: +1-212-257-6121.

(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.