Ronnie Wood, Yankees, Kraftwerk, Gotham: NYC Weekend

Ronnie Wood
Guitarist Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones. Wood was at Symbolic Collection gallery for the opening of an exhibition of his paintings ``Faces, Time and Places.'' Photographer: Paul Goguen/Bloomberg

Check out the paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood. There are portraits of his band mates, as well as others such as Muhammad Ali and Al Pacino.

Wood started painting at age three and never stopped, even after his music career took off.

Today he’s being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the second time: he was a member of the Faces, along with Rod Stewart. The Stones were inducted in 1989.

“Faces, Time and Places” runs through June 30 at Symbolic Collection, 498 Broome St. Information: +1-858-259-4411;

Head over to Keith McNally’s Lucky Strike for some Vanilla Shantis, mixed with Stoli, Cointreau and citrus juices, and then have classic bistro steak frites.

At 59 Grand Street. Information: +1-212-941-0772.

Saturday Matinee

It’s a brand-new, old-fashioned musical. “Nice Work If You Can Get It” has a book replete with playboys, chorus girls and bootleggers written by Joe DiPietro.

And it features great tunes from George and Ira Gershwin, including “Someone To Watch Over Me” and “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.”

Matthew Broderick and Kelli O’Hara star.

In previews at the Imperial Theatre, 249 W. 45th St., for an April 24 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200;

Saturday Night

See if you can score tickets to Kraftwerk at the Museum of Modern Art.

The avant-garde electronic pioneers are in the middle of an 8-night chronological journey through their music.

Tonight it’s “Computer World” from 1981. A live performance of works from the album, plus some new music, mesh with 3D projections.

Those with no ticket luck can catch the 2-day festival inspired by Kraftwerk with Juan Atkins and Francois K at MoMa PS1.

MoMA is at 11 W. 53rd St. Information: +1-212-708-9431;

MoMA PS1 is at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Information: +1-212-784-2084;


The Park Avenue Armory is chock-full of books, maps, illuminated manuscripts and autographs, as more than 200 expert dealers gather from around the world.

The 52nd annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair is underway, where you can find volumes on everything from philosophy to fashion, including an original edition of “The Great Gatsby,” a signed first edition of “Charlotte’s Web” and a photo of Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp, autographed by the actor.

Today is Discovery Day, where, from noon to three, visitors can bring their own treasures for free advice and appraisal.

At 643 Park Avenue. Information: +1-212-616-3930;

Sunday Matinee

A guy wakes up with two goddesses in his bed and told he must pick one: Fortune or Constancy.

That’s the dilemma at the heart Mozart’s youthful “Il Sogno di Scipione.” Marie-Eve Munger, Susannah Biller and Michele Angelini dexterously navigate the treacherous vocal lines of Gotham Chamber Opera’s light-hearted revival.

Neal Goren, founder of the innovative company, is on the podium.

Runs through April 21 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th St. Information: +1-212-868-4460;

Sunday Afternoon

Swing batter, batter -- the Yankees are home in Yankee Stadium and all’s well with the world.

Fans will enjoy the “Baseball in the Bronx” exhibition that includes artifacts and photos showcasing the borough’s long obsession with America’s pastime.

Exhibits range from the “Unions,” a Civil War team playing in Morrisania, Hispanic amateur and Negro league teams, to pinstripers Joltin’ Joe, the Bambino and present-day Bombers like A-Rod and Derek Jeter.

In celebration of the Bronx Museum’s 40th anniversary, admission is free.

At 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx. Information: +1-718-681-6000;

Sunday Evening

Remember the iceberg at Le Poisson Rouge, which presents“The Sinking of the Titanic” by Gavin Bryars.

Written in 1969, the piece was inspired by the band that continued to play as the ship went down. It includes the hymn chosen for the final five minutes, as well as sounds evoking the impact and Morse code signals.

Members of the Ensemble LPR are joined by the Wordless Music Orchestra.

At 7:30 and 10 p.m., 158 Bleecker St. Information: +1-212-505-3474;

(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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