Lang Lang, Howler, Garofalo, Winter Antiques Show: NYC Weekend

Lang Lang
Chinese superstar pianist Lang Lang joins the New York Philharmonic to play Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2, on Saturday night. Photographer: Philip Glaser/Southbank Centre via Bloomberg

Tender in age, but not attitude, Minneapolis-based Howler infuse their guitar-rock with infectious spit-in-your-eye energy. They play Williamsburg’s Cameo Gallery on Friday night.

Their debut album, “America Give Up,” just dropped. It’s packed with surly surf riffs and youthful irreverence, so they fit in well with fellow Rough Trade label mates The Strokes and The Libertines.

At 93 N. 6th St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-302-1180;


Visit “Rembrandt’s World,” an exhibition of 90 drawings by important Dutch artists, just opened at the Morgan Library.

“A Beggar, Facing Left, Leaning on a Stick” (1628-29), is a quick pen-and-brown-ink sketch capturing the man’s weary discouragement, made early in Rembrandt’s career.

There are evocative landscapes, people buying slithering eels and dried herring for dinner, and splendid fauna and flora by his compatriots from the Dutch Golden Age: Ferdinand Bol, Abraham Bloemaert, Aelbert Cuyp, among others.

Runs through April 29.

Eat lunch in the original Morgan family dining room. Start with an English cucumber gimlet and then tuck into Garganelli pasta with squash, black trumpet mushrooms and truffle butter.

For dessert, there’s a chocolate date cake with creme fraiche ice cream.

At 225 Madison Avenue. Information: +1-212-685-0008;

Saturday Matinee

Janeane Garofalo takes the stage as Diana, a Russian immigrant struggling to make a life for her family in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Trouble starts when her mysterious brother Boris, played by Morgan Spector, arrives from the Old Country.

Directed by Scott Elliott, it’s the world premiere production by the New Group of Erika Sheffer’s play “Russian Transport.”

In previews at the Acorn Theater, 410 W. 42nd St. for a Jan. 30 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200;

Saturday Night

Classical music luminary Lang Lang has inspired more than 40 million Chinese children to take up the piano. See why when he joins the New York Philharmonic to play Bartok’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

The program starts with Magnus Lindberg’s “Feria,” and ends with Prokofiev’s irrepressible Symphony No. 5. A week after the U.S. premiere of the work, the Russian composer made the cover of Time magazine.

Music director Alan Gilbert is on the podium.

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-875-5656;

Saturday Late Show

Tony-winning baritone Paulo Szot brings his drop-dead looks to the intimate Cafe Carlyle, mixing Broadway classics like “If Ever I Would Leave You” with a turn through the hot rhythms of Brazil.

In March, he’s back in the big house, singing Lescaut in the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Massenet’s “Manon,” starring Anna Netrebko.

“An Evening With Paulo Szot” runs through Jan. 28 at 25 E. 78th St. Information: +1-212-744-1600;


Need a suit of armor? Or maybe you’d like to have a letter written by Thomas Jefferson or a portrait of George Washington?

Get them all and much more at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory. Porcelain, glass, silver, furniture, jewelry and fine art are presented by 70 top dealers.

This year’s loan exhibition is “Historic Hudson Valley at 60: Rockefeller Patronage in Sleepy Hollow Country.”

Runs through Jan. 29 at 643 Park Ave. Information: +1-718-665-5250;

Sunday Matinee

Avant-garde director Robert Wilson used light and simple movement to create signature theatrical effects in everything from dance pieces to Wagner’s “Ring.”

Conceived and directed by Anne Bogart and performed by Will Bond, “Bob” uses Wilson’s words to summon up his spirit.

Presented by experimental theater group Siti Company.

At New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th St. Information: +1-212-924-0077;

Sunday Evening

In David Parsons’s stroboscopic showstopper “Caught,” a man seems miraculously suspended in midair.

See his buff dance company, known for its athletic and witty moves, perform at the Joyce Theater.

“Step Into My Dream,” with sultry music by pianist Billy Taylor, is a knockout.

Parsons Dance at the Joyce, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th St. Information: +1-212-691-9740;

(With assistance from Daniel Billy and 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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