NYC Weekend: Tom Hanks, Stevie Wonder, Massive Attack
Here are our picks for the weekend:
Atoms for Peace hits Barclays Center on Friday on their U.S. “Amok” arena tour. Hear Radiohead front man Thom Yorke wail as Flea stomps across the stage during “Feeling Pulled Apart by Horses.” Take home a piece of the show with a laser-cut wooden “Lost Angeles Jigsaw” made from Stanley Donwood’s artwork. At 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-917-618-6700; http://www.barclayscenter.com.
“Massive Attack V Adam Curtis” comes to the Park Avenue Armory on Saturday. In the collaborative work, Robert Del Naja and the award-winning documentary filmmaker riff on power and imagination over the last three decades. Runs through Oct. 4 at 643 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-616-3930; http://www.armoryonpark.org.
Head to the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday for this year’s Global Citizen Festival, with headliners Stevie Wonder, Kings of Lean, Alicia Keyes, John Mayer and Elvis Costello. It’s a benefit to fight world hunger. Gates open at 2 p.m. Tickets are free, but no entry without one. The event will be live-streamed and televised. Information: http://www.globalcitizen.org.
James Levine is back at the Metropolitan Opera -- on Saturday night conducting a lively “Cosi fan tutte” with a great young cast. The matinee has Valery Gergiev in the pit for the terrific William Kentridge production of Shostakovich’s “The Nose.” Information: +1-212-362-6000; http://www.metoperafamily.org.
Yefim Bronfman, this year’s artist-in-residence at the New York Philharmonic, plays Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on Friday and Saturday. Also on the program: Bernstein and Ravel. At Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-875-5656; http://nyphil.org.
FILM & TV
Tom Hanks gets menaced by Somali pirates in “Captain Phillips,” which opens the 51st edition of the New York Film Festival on Friday. Other movies include Ben Stiller’s remake of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.” Runs through Oct. 13 at the Film Society. Information: +1-212-875-5601; http://www.filmlinc.com.
Tina Fey hosts the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Arcade Fire. Tune in to see how the half dozen newbies do in the 39th season of the sketch show -- they have big comic shoes to fill. On NBC at 11:30 p.m. Information: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live.
Balthus was obsessed by nymphets, painting pensive and erotically charged portraits of them all his life. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has mounted the first major New York show of his work in 30 years. “Balthus: Cats and Girls -- Paintings and Provocations,” runs through Jan. 12 at 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.
You’ve seen images of the eye, black pupil in a blue sky, and the pipe with “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” written below. Now see more of Rene Magritte’s surrealist work in a major show at the Museum of Modern Art. Runs through Jan. 12 at 11 W. 53rd St. Information: +1-212-708-9400; http://www.moma.org.
John Grisham’s first novel, “A Time to Kill,” about a man who seeks justice for a horrifying attack on his daughter, has been brought to the stage by Rupert Holmes. Previews begin Sept. 28 at the Golden Theatre, 252 W. 45th St., for an Oct. 20 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6222; http://atimetokillonbroadway.com.
“Bronx Bombers” takes you inside baseball’s starry New York Yankees, with appearances by Ruth, Berra, DiMaggio, Jeter, and, of course, Yogi Berra: “If the fans don’t come out to the ball park, you can’t stop them.” In previews at the Duke on 42nd St., 229 W. 42nd St., for an Oct. 8 opening. Information: +1-646-223-3010; http://dukeon42.org/BronxBombers.
WINING & DINING
Former Time Warner CEO and Citigroup Chairman Richard Parsons is branching out with a new Harlem restaurant, The Cecil. Try the “Afro/Asian/American gumbo.” At 210 W. 118th St. Information: +1-212-866-1262; http://thececilharlem.com.
You don’t have to go abroad for “A Taste of France,” taking place this weekend in Bryant Park. In addition to great food and drink, there’s a French Bulldog show, an Airbus engine and perfume distillation. Information: http://tasteoffrance.com.
(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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