Sleigh Bells, Spidey, Baby Zebra, Azaleas, ABT: N.Y. Weekend
Spidey’s back! After a 3-week break to retool, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is once again in previews with opening night scheduled for June 14.
Look out for five more flying episodes and several new songs by U2’s Bono and the Edge, all in the hope of seducing critics, who probably wouldn’t let this thing live even if Glinda the Good Witch swooped by.
“Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” is at the Foxwoods Theatre, 213 W. 42nd St. Information: +1-877-250-2929; http://spidermanonbroadway.marvel.com.
Claribel and Etta Cone were what used to be called “spinsters” because they forgot to get married.
They had time and money to amass some 3,000 objects, ranging from textiles, jewelry and furniture, to paintings by Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin.
Guided by their friend, and perhaps lover, Gertrude Stein, the Baltimore duo wandered through the salons and studios of Paris, buying what pleased them. They ended up with 114 Picassos and 500 Matisses.
The Jewish Museum is presenting 50 pieces from the Cone collection, which the sisters left to their hometown museum, “if the spirit of appreciation of modern art in Baltimore becomes improved.” The show has Matisse’s lovely “Interior, Flowers and Parakeets.”
“Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters” is at the Jewish Museum until Sept. 25. 1109 Fifth Ave. at 92nd St. Information: +1-212-423-3200; http://www.thejewishmuseum.org.
Head uptown to Earl’s Beer and Cheese, a tiny joint with a shrewd selection of brew: from Smuttynose Winter Ale on tap to cans of Oskar Blues Ten Fidy.
There’s a tasty grilled cheddar sandwich on sourdough with pork belly, kimchi and fried egg. The mac and cheese is made with shredded chicken and rosemary.
1259 Park Ave. at 97th St. Information: +1-212-289-1581.
Kent Nagano brings the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal to Carnegie Hall for a blow-out performance of Beethoven’s Fifth.
It’s the culmination of the clever Spring for Music Festival, which presents orchestras that normally don’t play Carnegie Hall. Interesting programs are part of the allure.
Before the Beethoven, you’ll hear selections from Giovanni Gabrieli’s 1597 “Sacrae symphoniae,” Angela Hewitt playing piano Sinfonias by Bach, as well as modern works by Webern and Stravinsky: thus, “The Evolution of the Symphony.”
Tickets are $25!
57th St. and 7th Ave. Information: +1-212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.
Don’t miss the dazzling new 11-acre Azalea Garden, where pink, coral, magenta and white blooms erupt in a crescendo of color.
The 3,000 azaleas and rhododendrons are from around the world, set beneath oaks, sweet gums and tulip trees.
During the reconstruction, more than 70,000 plants were added, including bulbs, ferns and shrubs. There are new dramatic vistas and nifty places to sit.
Other spring bloomers are also putting on a show in the 250-acre park, like dogwoods, crabapples, lilacs, flowering cherries, redbuds and tree peonies.
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. Information: +1-718-817-8700; http://www.nybg.org.
Go across the road to the Bronx Zoo and pay a visit to Terri, a baby Grevy’s zebra. She likes to eat grass and romp with her parents, Tara and Jimbo.
There’s a lot to see, from Tiger Mountain with its six playful cubs to the 6.5-acre Congo Gorilla Forest where you can go nose-to-nose with the splendid creatures.
You can even board a green grasshopper or praying mantis for a ride on the bug carousel.
Wildlife Conservation Society, 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx. Information: +1-718-220-5100, http://www.wcs.org.
Everyone will be at the Bowery Ballroom on Sunday for the rush of Sleigh Bells, the sonic hurricane that hit the scene last year.
The duo is opening for the Brazilian electro-rave band CSS, but they’re hardly second fiddle to anyone with their massive grinding chords and front woman Alexis Krauss’s sexy screech.
They’re the perfect symbol of teen drama -- she in neon spandex that gradually strips off to reveal tattoos, while guitarist Derek Miller is a mystery in a big dark hoodie.
It will be a whirl of crowd-surfing and sweat, over in 30 minutes, so get there early.
Don’t tire yourself out too much, since CSS delivers heavy come-ons.
6 Delancey St. Information: +1-212-533-2111; http://www.boweryballroom.com.
The American Ballet Theatre’s opening night gala on Monday pays tribute to retiring principal dancer Jose Manuel Carreno.
The Cuban great performs in Jorge Garcia’s “Majisimo,” set to music from Jules Massenet’s “El Cid.”
Also on the program are highlights from the upcoming season, including the first act waltz and the finale from Alexei Ratmansky’s “The Bright Stream” and a Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux by George Balanchine performed by Gillian Murphy and David Hallberg.
Michelle Obama is an honorary chairman of the gala.
(With assistance from Lili Rosboch and A.M. Erika. 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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