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NYC Weekend: Vampires, Vote for Capitalism, Anna Nicole

Vampire Weekend
Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend. The band performs at the Barclays Center, where Solange and Sky Ferreira also headline, this weekend. Photographer: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Muse picks for the weekend:

NIGHT LIFE

Vampire Weekend pulls into Barclays Center for the first time Friday in support of their third album, “Modern Vampires of the City.” Joining them is Beyonce’s sister, Solange, and the moody Sky Ferreira. At 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-917-618-6700; http://www.barclayscenter.com.

The Pixies, with Kim Shattuck in for Kim Deal, are at the Bowery Ballroom Friday with EP-1, their first collection of new songs in more than 2 decades. No worries -- they’re sure to play “Where Is My Mind?” At 6 Delancey St. Information: +1-212-533-2111; http://www.boweryballroom.com.

OUTDOORS

Yes or no? “Capitalism Works for Me!” Beginning Friday, cast your vote in Times Square at artist Steve Lambert’s illuminated sign and real-time scoreboard. It’s part of the French Institute Alliance Francaise’s Crossing the Line festival. Runs through Oct. 9. Information: http://visitsteve.com/made/capitalism-works-for-me-truefalse.

Sample local dishes from some of Brooklyn’s best restaurants, bars and breweries, including DuMont, The Elm and Fabbrica, at TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint on Sunday. There’s live music and of course that great city skyline. At the East River State Park, Brooklyn. Proceeds benefit Northside Town Hall. Information: http://2013.tastewg.com.

MUSIC

At the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Sarah Joy Miller is Anna Nicole, the pill-popping tabloid heroine in Mark-Anthony Turnage’s bawdy yet touching opera. This may be the swan song for the troubled New York City Opera. Runs through Sept. 28 at 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-636-4100; http://www.bam.org.

Lose yourself in Thomas Tallis at the Cloisters with Janet Cardiff’s sound installation. Filling the Fuentiduena Chapel with 40 high-fi speakers. Cardiff makes it possible for you to hear his masterwork, “In No Other Is My Hope,” both in individual detail and as a sublime polyphonic chorus. Runs through Dec. 8 at 90 Margaret Corbin Dr., Fort Tryon Park. Information: +1-212-923-3700; http://www.metmuseum.org.

ART

Josef Breitenbach’s surreal images are on view at Gitterman. There are nudes, portraits of artistic luminaries, landscapes and process-oriented abstractions, all worth a closer look. Runs through Nov. 2 at 41 E. 57th St. Information: +1-212-734-0868; http://www.gittermangallery.com.

Textiles take center stage at the Met: a woven silk image of crowned double-headed eagles, symbolizing the Habsburg dynasty, was created in 16th-century China for the Iberian market. “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade 1500-1800” runs through Jan. 5 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

STAGE

Spend “A Night With Janis Joplin.” Mary Bridget Davies channels the doomed queen of rock ’n’ roll in this musical portrait. There’s always “Me and Bobby McGee.” In previews at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St., for an Oct. 10 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://anightwithjanisjoplin.com.

BOOKS

Mingle with the local literati at the Brooklyn Book Festival on Sunday. Writers, including Claire Messud, James McBride, Meg Wolitzer and Art Spiegelman, will be talking and signing books. Bring the kids to the “youth stoop” or the children’s tent. At Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Information: http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org

Go to MoMA PS1 for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs and zines from around the world during the 8th annual New York Art Book Fair. Collectors and booksellers from more than 25 countries descend on Queens for “Printed Matter.” Runs through Sept. 22 at 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City. Information: +1-718-784-2084; http://nyartbookfair.com.

WINE

Give a thumbs up or down to 250 wines from around the world. You can carb up, listen to music and sit down with vintners all weekend at the Wine Riot. At the 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Ave. Information: http://secondglass.com/wineriot.

(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 Greg Evans on movies.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zinta Lundborg at zlundborg@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.

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