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NYC Weekend: Timberlake, Comedy Fest, Stunning Magic, BBQ

Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake peforms at the Izod Center as part of his 20/20 Experience World Tour this Saturday. Photographer: Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Our weekend picks are:

NIGHT LIFE

Justin Timberlake touches down at the Izod Center on his 20/20 Experience World Tour on Saturday. With his signature sonic fireworks, the Pop deity will have the crowd on its feet. At 50 State Route 120, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Information: +1-201-935-8500; http://www.meadowlands.com.

Check out indie pop band Polica at Webster Hall on Friday. Their edgy second album, “Shulamith,” just debuted -- expect to hear vocalist Channy Leaneagh “play it for keeps.” Opening: Marijuana Deathsquads, touring in support of “Oh My Sexy Lord.” At 125 E. 11th St. Information: +1-212-353-1600; http://www.websterhall.com.

COMEDY

The tenth annual New York Comedy Festival is under way. Appearing are up-and-comers as well as vets like Larry David, David Steinberg, Bill Maher and Kathy Griffin. Runs through Nov. 10 at various venues. Information: http://www.nycomedyfestival.com.

STAGE

For astounding feats of prestidigitation, head to the Pershing Square Signature Center for “Nothing to Hide.” Helder Guimaraes and Derek DelGaudio unveil some pretty impressive card tricks, with direction by Neil Patrick Harris. Runs through Dec. 8 at 480 W. 42nd St. Information: +1-212-279-4200; http://nothingtohidenyc.com.

Two stage greats, Eileen Atkins and Michael Gambon, star in Samuel Beckett’s radio play “All That Fall,” about a woman going to the station to meet her husband’s train. Directed by Trevor Nunn. Runs through Dec. 8 at 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St. Information: +1-212-753-5959; http://www.59e59.org.

MUSIC

Bernard Labadie conducts the New York Philharmonic Friday and Saturday in a program featuring Mozart’s “Requiem.” Vocalists include Stephanie Blythe and Miah Persson. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-875-5656; http://nyphil.org.

Arvo Part’s “In Principio” is in the spotlight at the White Light Festival on Sunday. Neeme Jarvi conducts the Estonian musicians and singers. Also on the program, Mozart and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-875-5656; http://nyphil.org.

ART

The Queens Museum is celebrating its reopening and expansion beginning Saturday. There are djs, film and video screenings, sound performances and workshops. Don’t miss Peter Schumann’s “The Shatterer,” an exhibit devoted to the Bread and Puppet Theater. At Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Information: +1-718-592-9700; http://www.queensmuseum.org.

Take a look at Carlo Scarpa’s beautiful Venetian glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When he went to work on the island of Murano, Scarpa modernized the ancient glassblowing tradition with new techniques, shapes and colors. Runs through March 2 at 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

WINING & DINING

Drop by John DeLucie’s revamp of the historic King Cole Bar & Salon at the St. Regis Hotel. Get the seafood tower with lobster and king crab legs. And try the signature “Red Snapper,” a cocktail that debuted at the St. Regis in 1934 and later became known as the “Bloody Mary.” At 2 E. 55th Street. Information: +1-212-339-6857; http://www.kingcolebar.com.

There’s a new barbecue joint in the Financial District -- Route 66 Smokehouse. Choose among sliced brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis ribs and smoked chicken. There are 70 whiskey choices and a craft beer menu. At 46 Stone St. Information: +1-212-943-1602; http://route66smokehouse.com.

(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 in New York at zlundborg@bloomberg.net

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

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