Dave Matthews Band, Egyptian Pharaoh, Brainy Love: N.Y. Weekend

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Dave Matthews. The Dave Matthews Band starts its winter tour at the Izod Center in New Jersey on Friday night. Photographer: Fabrice Coffrini/Getty Images

Before going out on the town, check the latest Irene update.

On Friday, the world’s most famous college jam band rolls into town for a stint on Governors Island.

(Since Governors Island is closed for the weekend, the DMB is urging Saturday and Sunday ticketholders to attend Friday’s show. The DMB Caravan will also be rescheduled.)

To celebrate 20 years of total road warriordom, the Dave Matthews Band has created special three-day events in four major cities.

Along with full sets from Dave every night, O.A.R., Citizen Cope, Soulive, the Wood Brothers and Vieux Farka Toure will also appear today.

Take the free ferry from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St. beginning at 1 p.m.

Information: http://www.dmbcaravan.com/governors-island-lineup.


Stroll through a 60-foot tall white translucent labyrinth while listening to the susurration of voices.

This is Carlito Carvalhosa’s “Sum of Days,” an installation at the Museum of Modern Art. The sensuous hangings are seeded with microphones recording each day’s noise and speakers that play the sounds back the following day.

It’s the North American museum debut of one of Brazil’s most prominent contemporary artists.

Runs at MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St., until Nov. 14. Information: +1-212-708-9400; http://www.moma.org.

Saturday Afternoon

Grab a balloon, write your truth on it and watch it float among the others.

Join the project on Governors Island by The Cause Collective, where the lines of a poem, beginning with “The truth is I am you,” are installed on the walls of a gallery and translated into New York City’s 24 most frequently spoken languages.

(Since Governors Island is closed for the weekend, the reception will be rescheduled.)

It’s part of a series commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and runs through Sept. 25. The opening reception is from 3-5 p.m. at The Gallery at Building 110, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Art Center.

Take the free ferry from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South St.

Information: http://mocada.org.

Saturday Night

The Mostly Mozart Festival draws to an end with a performance of the composer’s last piece, his “Requiem in D minor,” which he didn’t get the chance to complete.

Young Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva makes her U.S. debut - - she’s said to be dazzling -- while Louis Langree conducts the orchestra, joined by the Concert Chorale of New York.

Rounding out the program are Stravinsky’s “In Memoriam Dylan Thomas,” and Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-875-500; http://mostlymozart.org.


Pay a visit to Egyptian royalty: Amenemhat II awaits your humble presence in the great hall of the Metropolitan Museum.

The 10-foot tall, 9-ton colossus carved out of a single chunk of granodiorite sits on a throne covered in hieroglyphics, hands on his strong knees.

The third king of the 12th Dynasty, Amenemhat reigned from 1919 to 1885 B.C.E., and is on a 10-year loan from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, which is undergoing renovation.

At 1000 Fifth Ave. and 82nd St. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

Sunday Matinee

Check out the brainy love affair at the center of “Completeness,” a new play by Itamar Moses about grad students.

Molly is studying molecular biology, while computer scientist Elliot is trying to focus on the gnarly Traveling Salesman Problem. The two veer between attraction and repulsion, and the pyrotechnics are not entirely verbal -- the production also contains nudity.

At Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St. through Sept. 25. Information: +1-212-279-4200; http://playwrightshorizons.org.

Then stop in at Esca for a glass of prosecco and the crudo tasting menu: six small plates of raw seafood, like fluke with jelly belly cucumber and Alaskan King Salmon with pickled blueberries.

402 W. 43rd St. Information: +1-212-564-7272.

Sunday Evening

The Metropolitan Opera’s free Summer HD Festival featuring Placido Domingo as Simon Boccanegra, has been canceled.

The Festival will open Monday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 p.m. with a showing of Gluck’s “Iphigenie en Tauride.”

Lincoln Center Plaza. The Festival runs through Sept. 5.

Information: +1-212-362-6000; http://www.metoperafamily.org.

Looking Ahead

The Met is not the only free HD show in town: the Vienna Music Film Festival comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park Monday night.

A favorite in cities across Europe for two decades, the film festival features great performances from Europe’s premier venues, including the Wiener Musikverein and Staatsoper, the Salzburg Festival, the Waldbuhne Berlin and the Zurich Opera House.

This year’s stars include Anna Netrebko, Jonas Kaufmann and Lang Lang.

Feast on Austrian cuisine and wine offered by vendors and then lie back and savor some great music.

Opens at 7 p.m., film at 8:30 p.m., in the Tobacco Warehouse at the park.

Information: http://www.imz.at.

(With assistance from Lili Rosboch. Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

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