NYC Weekend: Blue October, Top Chefs Cook, Nudie Dancers

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Violinist Ryan Delahoussaye, from left, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, vocalist and guitarist Justin Furstenfeld and bassist Matt Noveskey of Blue October. The band performs at Irving Plaza this weekend.

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Violinist Ryan Delahoussaye, from left, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, vocalist and guitarist Justin Furstenfeld and bassist Matt Noveskey of Blue October. The band performs at Irving Plaza this weekend. Close

Violinist Ryan Delahoussaye, from left, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, vocalist and guitarist Justin Furstenfeld and... Read More

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Joe Newman of Alt-J. The band plays the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday in support of their album, "An Awesome Wave." Close

Joe Newman of Alt-J. The band plays the Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday in support of their album, "An Awesome Wave."

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Sutton Foster sings while Michael Rafter plays piano at Cafe Carlyle. The performer also has her art gallery debut at Taglialatella Galleries in Chelsea. Close

Sutton Foster sings while Michael Rafter plays piano at Cafe Carlyle. The performer also has her art gallery debut at... Read More

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The annual cannoli eating competition during the annual Feast of San Gennaro festival. Close

The annual cannoli eating competition during the annual Feast of San Gennaro festival.

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Chef April Bloomfield curates chef confab “Taste Talks” this weekend. Close

Chef April Bloomfield curates chef confab “Taste Talks” this weekend.

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"Cow with Parasol" (1946) by Marc Chagall. A biographical exhibit at The Jewish Museum highlights Chagall's loves and hardships. Close

"Cow with Parasol" (1946) by Marc Chagall. A biographical exhibit at The Jewish Museum highlights Chagall's loves and hardships.

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Mike Daisey in "All the Faces of the Moon" at the Public Theater. The play, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, runs in Joe's Pub at The Public Theater through October 3. Close

Mike Daisey in "All the Faces of the Moon" at the Public Theater. The play, directed by Jean-Michele Gregory, runs in... Read More

Muse picks for the weekend:

NIGHT LIFE

Blue October is playing Irving Plaza Saturday in support of their new release “Sway.” Now’s the chance to hear Justin Furstenfeld sing less angsty material. At 17 Irving Place. Information: +1-212-777-6800; http://venue.irvingplaza.com.

Brit indie band Alt-J rolls into the Hammerstein Ballroom Saturday on the strength of debut album “An Awesome Wave,” which won the Mercury Prize in 2012. At 311 W. 34th St. Information: +1-212-279-7740; http://www.mcstudios.com.

Toast the irresistible Sutton Foster as she breezes through a grab bag of songs from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Later, take in her N.Y. art gallery debut at Taglialatella in Chelsea, beginning Monday. Through Sept. 28 at the Cafe Carlyle, 35 E. 76th St. Information: +1-212-744-1600; http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/carlyle.

OUTDOORS

Check out the Feast of San Gennaro for Italian music, festivities and, of course, food, including sausage, zeppoli, cannoli and chicken-Parm sliders. The grand procession starts Saturday at 2 p.m. The street fair runs through Sept. 22 around Mulberry St. in Little Italy. Information: http://www.sangennaro.org.

Take in the star chef confab “Taste Talks” this weekend at various Brooklyn venues, curated by Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield, including Mario Batali, Wylie Dufresne and Dan Barber. Sunday brings the All-Star Cookout in East River State Park. Information: https://taste-talks.com.

MUSIC

Hear John Zorn’s “Book of Angels” at the Masada Marathon celebrating his 60th birthday. Twelve ensembles and solo musicians join the avant-garde composer on Sunday at NYU’s Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place. The concert is part of a larger global festival. Information: http://www.zornat60.com.

ART

See a darker side of Marc Chagall at the Jewish Museum, with works painted during a period of turmoil. “Chagall: Love, War and Exile” runs through Feb. 2 at 1109 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-423-3200; http://www.thejewishmuseum.org.

See what Iranian artists were up to during the reign of the last shah, as tradition collided with the secular new. “Iran Modern” runs through Jan. 5 at Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-288-6400; http://www.asiasociety.org/nyc.

STAGE

Why should it be illegal to dance nude in public? Elevator Repair Service, the troupe best-known for “Gatz,” presents a word-for-word recreation of the 1991 Supreme Court case where everyone focused intently on G-strings and pasties. “Arguendo” is in previews at the Public Theater.

At the Public’s Joe’s Pub, the animated Mike Daisey vents about everything from the city to Silicon Valley in his nightly high-wire monologues. “All the Faces of the Moon” references the fallout from his 2011 Apple Inc. expose -- in which he embellished some facts. Runs through Oct. 3 at 425 Lafayette St. Information: +1-212-967-7555; http://www.publictheater.org.

(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.

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