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NYC Weekend: Killers, Cocktails, Unicorn, GoogaMooga

Bassist Mark Stoermer, singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers. They will perform at Barclays Center to promote their album,
Bassist Mark Stoermer, singer Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers. They will perform at Barclays Center to promote their album, "Battle Born." Photographer: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

May 17 (Bloomberg) -- The Killers at Barclays Center, the fabled Unicorn, the last ABT appearance by Irina Dvorovenko and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic drinking extravaganza are among the Muse highlights of this weekend.


The Killers, on tour to promote their album, “Battle Born,” take over Barclays Center on Saturday night, with Brandon Flowers leading the call to arms. At 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-917-618-6700;;

Chick Corea and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis reconvene Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Rose Theater, Broadway and 60th St. Information: +1-212-258-9999;


Set amid glorious gardens now in full bloom, the Cloisters opened 75 years ago to showcase the Metropolitan Museum’s pre-Renaissance art. Most famous are the seven tapestries depicting the Unicorn. Enjoy a walk through Fort Tryon Park -- before LG Electronics Inc. wrecks the view across the Hudson to the Palisades. “Search for the Unicorn” runs through Aug. 18 at 99 Margaret Corbin Dr. Information: +1-212-923-3700;

“Subliming Vessel” presents drawings by the fabulously bizarre Matthew Barney. Runs through Sept. 2 at the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave. Information: +1-212-685-0008;


Don’t miss the splendid first New York show in more than 40 years of Belgian Surrealist Paul Delvaux at Blain Di Donna’s space in the Carlyle Hotel. Runs through June 1 at 981 Madison Ave. Information: +1-212-259-0444;


NYCxDESIGN presents events all over the city. “Barrique: The Third Life of Wood,” conceived by the San Patrignano drug rehabilitation center in Italy, offers furniture by more than 30 designers and architects, including Karim Rashid, Angela Missoni and Daniel Libeskind. Through May 20 at the Poltrona Frau Showroom, 145 Wooster St. Information: +1-212-777-7592;


The popular Roof Garden summer series at the Metropolitan Museum commissioned Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi, who splashed blood-red acrylic paint and drew white and red leaves on the gray expanse. A cocktail bar is open for refreshments. Runs through Nov. 3 at 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710;


James Levine returns to view after years of health problems, conducting the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on Sunday afternoon. The program includes Evgeny Kissin playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. At 57th St. and 7th Ave. +1-212-247-7800;


Mark Nadler tells a tuneful ghost story in “I’m a Stranger Here Myself: Musik From the Weimar and Beyond.” Songs by Kurt Weill and others evoke the freewheeling years before Hitler’s rise and the dark ones after. It’s strung together by Nadler’s smart narrative, expert musicianship and a Big Reveal that lifts the whole thing to a higher plane. Closes Sunday. At the York Theatre at St. Peter’s, 619 Lexington Ave. +1-212-935-5820;


American Ballet Theatre is in residence at the Metropolitan Opera House. Irina Dvorovenko retires from the ABT after 16 seasons on Saturday evening in the company’s lavish staging of “Onegin.” At 30 Lincoln Center Plaza. Information: +1-212-362-6000;


The Great GoogaMooga, a food, drink and music festival, takes over Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this weekend. Pop-Up restaurants from Roberta’s, Little Wisco and the Spotted Pig feed revelers, while the Flaming Lips and Yeah Yeah Yeahs headline Friday night. Information:

Boozers unite! The Manhattan Cocktail Classic kicks off on Friday night at the New York Public Library of all places, where more than 25,000 drinks will be poured. Bar crawls, panel discussions and a Tiki safari are among the events taking place through May 21 at various venues. Information:

(Lili Rosboch and James Tarmy write for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Opinions expressed are their own.)

Muse highlights include Lewis Lapham’s podcast and Jeremy Gerard on theater.

To contact the reporter on this story: Lili Rosboch in New York at; James Tarmy in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at

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