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Marc Russo, John Cowan, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee, Ed Toth, Guy Allison and Tony Pia of The Doobie Brothers. The band will be performing at the Jones Beach Amphitheater on Aug. 18, 2012. Source: Doobie Brothers via Bloomberg

Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Show off your double Axels while you beat the heat in a snow globe that’s popped up underneath the High Line.

Former New York Rangers Chris and Peter Ferraro will be giving hockey tutorials from noon to 2 p.m.

Dubbed “Chill,” the event is organized by British luxury brand Jaguar. You get free skates, cold treats and a look at the latest models parked along 10th Avenue.

Starting at noon at 17th St. and 10th Ave. Information:

Then climb up and enjoy a view of the Hudson River while sipping riesling at Terroir, a seasonal pop-up wine bar on the High Line.

Snack on lamb sausages or veal meatballs.

At 15th St. and 10th Ave. on the High Line. Information: +1-212-625-9463.

Saturday Matinee

Taking her child, a black woman leaves a South African squatter camp and deliberately walks into a speeding commuter train.

That’s the premise of Athol Fugard’s “The Train Driver,” which he regards as his most important play and directs in its New York premiere.

Ritchie Coster is Roelf, the tormented driver who can’t rest until he understands the desperate woman’s final act. Leon Addison Brown is Simon, the black caretaker who buried the victims.

In previews at Signature Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St., for a Sept. 9 opening. Information: +1-212-244-7529;

Saturday Night

Expect virtuosic fireworks when Joshua Bell joins the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major.

Also on the program: Schubert’s “Tragic” Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, which he composed on a visit to London when he was 8 years old.

Celebrating his 10th season as the festival’s music director, Louis Langree in on the podium.

At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-721-6500;

Saturday Outdoors

Enjoy the surf and sand, then settle in for classic rock at the Jones Beach Theater as Chicago and the Doobie Brothers take the stage.

Expect to hear “Saturday in the Park” and “If You Leave Me Now” among other hits from Chicago, while the Doobies are sure to bring “China Grove” or “Takin’ It to the Streets.”

Everyone jams together at the end for a mega blow out.

At Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh. Information: +1-516-221-1000;


Artist collective Slavs and Tatars takes a wide swath of Eurasia as its territory: from the former Berlin Wall to the Great Wall of China.

Their installation at the Museum of Modern Art, “Beyonsense,” focuses on twists of language across time and space.

The unconventional reading room invites you to peruse artist’s books in Farsi, Russian, English and Hebrew and ponder the tension between modernism and anti-modernism.

“Projects 98” runs through Dec. 10 at MoMA, 11 W. 53rd St. Information: +1-212-708-9400;

Sunday Evening

“The Red Priest at the Red Fish” is a concert of music by a new, unconducted orchestra of young performers fresh out of Juilliard.

New York Baroque Incorporated aspires to introduce 17th-and 18th-century music to more people and through passionate performances make them love it.

On the program: a little Telemann and a lot of Vivaldi, called the “Red Priest” because of his hair.

At Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St. Information: +1-212-505-3474;

After the concert, head to Dan Barber’s Blue Hill and order a glass of Prosecco and a plate of gnocchi.

At 75 Washington Place, near 6th Ave. Information: +1-212-539-1776.

(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 movie reviews.

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