Don't have any weekend plans?
From concerts to festivals to relaxing in the city, we've got you covered.
Here are our picks for what to see and do in NYC this weekend.
Pulitzer finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ("Gloria") explores family secrets when siblings visit their mother's hospital room. WHEN | WHERE Saturday, May 21, through July 3 at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theatre, 150 W. 65th St. INFO $30; 212-239-6200, lct.org (Credit: Jenny Anderson)
DISGUISE: MASKS AND GLOBAL AFRICAN ART
The Brooklyn Museum has reorganized an exhibit from the Seattle Art Museum focusing on African masquerade. "Disguise" presents historical masks alongside the contemporary artists from Africa or of African descent. The show explores issues spanning from race, gender and queerness to government corruption using video, digital media, sound, installation art, photography and sculpture. WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 18 at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy. INFO $16, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org (Credit: Zina Saro-Wiwa)
DONT LOOK BACK
D A Pennebaker's Bob Dylan documentary "Dont Look Back" is celebrated with a gallery exhibit featuring 18 limited-edition, signed stills from the film, which have been printed from the negatives. Movie posters will also be on display. WHEN | WHERE Through June 14 at the Morrison Hotel Gallery & Arthouse, 116 Prince St. 2nd floor INFO morrisonhotelgallery.com (Credit: Morrison Hotel Gallery / D A Pennebaker)
DOMINIQUE ANSEL ICE CREAM WINDOW
The seasonal soft serve ice cream window at Dominique Ansel Kitchen is now open. There's a new flavor this year, salt and pepper caramel with devil's food cake, Maldon sea salt and a crispy potato gaufrette. Last year's favorite, burrata with balsamic caramel, microbasil and a whole confit strawberry inside the cone, returns. Each tuile cone lined in chocolate is $7. WHEN I WHERE Fridays through Sundays from noon - 9 p.m., 137 Seventh Ave. South. INFO dominiqueanselkitchen.com (Credit: Dominique Ansel Kitchen)
HUMAN INTEREST: PORTRAITS FROM THE WHITNEY'S COLLECTION
More than 300 works spanning the 20th century to the present are included in this exhibit exploring the definition and different interpretations of portraiture. More than 200 artists are represented with paintings, photographs, including Rachel Harrison's "Untitled" (2011), pictured. WHEN | WHERE Through Feb. 12 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St. INFO $22; 212-570-3600, whitney.org (Credit: Rachel Harrison / Greene Naftali)
THE JUDAS KISS
Rupert Everett, pictured, is Oscar Wilde in the much-anticipated American premiere of David Hare's 1998 drama. WHEN | WHERE Through June 12 at BAM Harvey Theater, 651 Fulton St. INFO $30-$125; 718-636-4100, bam.org (Credit: Cylla von Tiedemann)
BIG APPLE CIRCUS
New York's hometown circus pitches its tent in Queens with "The Grand Tour!" a 1920s travel-themed show featuring clowns, jugglers, acrobats and aerialists as well as ponies, puppies, hula hoops and a live seven-piece band. WHEN | WHERE Through June 12 at Cunningham Park, Union Turnpike and 196th Street, INFO $12.50-$69; 800-922-3772, bigapplecircus.org.(Credit: Maike Schulz)
NOFIT STATE CIRCUS
Enter a giant Big Top below the Brooklyn Bridge and prepare to be amazed by Bianco, performed by this contemporary circus company from Wales. Audiences don't sit but are directed to move through the space. Between the flying trapeze and the live rock band, there's not likely to be a dull moment. Through May 29 in the tent across the street from St. Ann's Warehouse, 45 Water St., Brooklyn, $35-$40; 718-254-8779, stannswarehouse.org. (Credit: Richard Davenport)
BUT A STORM IS BLOWING FROM PARADISE
Explore the art of the Middle East and North Africa and its diaspora in the Guggenheim's new exhibition, featuring painting, photography, sculpture, video and works on paper. Pictured:"Plan for a Greater Baghdad" (2105) by Ala Younis, an artist from Amman, Jordan. WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 5 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave. $25; 212-423-3575, guggenheim.org. (Credit: Ala Younis)
This play-with-music is co-created by Pulitzer-winner Paula Vogel ("How I Learned to Drive") and director Rebecca Traichman, who have based their work on the facts surrounding a controversial Jewish play in 1923. Through June 12 at the Vineyard Theatre, 108 E. 15th St., $79; 212-352-3101, vineyardtheatre.org. (Credit: Carol Rosegg)
This is the August Strindberg drama, not the one on Broadway with the same title. It's part of an adventurous double bill with Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," ultimately to be presented in rotating rep, both starring the extraordinary John Douglas Thompson, pictured. WHEN | WHERE Through June 12 ("Doll's House" begins previews May 8) at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Pl., Brooklyn INFO $75-$85 or $100 for both; 866-811-4111, tfana.org (Credit: Gerry Goodstein)
MET ROOF GARDEN
You're not imagining things. There really is a haunted house sitting atop the Met Museum roof. It's a piece by British artist Cornelia Parker inspired by Edward Hopper, red barns and Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." "Transitional Object (PsychoBarn)" is a roughly 30-foot-high installation using pieces from an actual barn that once sat on a farm in upstate New York. WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 31 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, 1000 Fifth Ave. INFO $25; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org (Credit: Hyla Skopitz)
Daphne Rubin-Vega and Vanessa Aspillaga, pictured, co-star in the world premiere of a family drama by Pulitzer-winner Quiara Alegría Hudes ("Water by the Spoonful"). Thomas Kail ("Hamilton") directs. WHEN | WHERE Through June 12 at Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St. INFO $25-$30; 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org (Credit: Boneau Bryan Brown)
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
Celebrate spring with six weeks of dancing. The NYCB season includes old favorites by the company's iconic choreographers George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, as well as world premieres by Christopher Wheeldon and Nicolas Blanc. Try evening-length pieces such as "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Jewels" -- pictured, with Andrew Vyette and Sterling Hyltin -- or come see combined programs with dances such as "Everywhere We Go" by Justin Peck, set to music by Sufjan Stevens. WHEN | WHERE Through May 29 at the David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan INFO $30-$170; 212-496-0600, nycballet.com (Credit: Paul Kolnik)
A WICKED TOUR OF THE FOURTH WARD
The Fourth Ward slums were once one of the most dangerous and poor areas in the city. Today the neighborhood is known as "Two Bridges," but visitors can take a walking tour through its past with South Street Seaport Museum historian William Roka. Imagine the streets as they were in the 19th century and learn about the area's colorful characters. WHEN | WHERE Fridays, May 13, 20 and 27 starting at the South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. INFO $20; 212-748-8600, email@example.com, southstreetseaportmuseum.org (Credit: South Street Seaport)
'THE DEAD ZONE'
David Cronenberg's underrated horror-thriller from 1983 stars Christopher Walken as a schoolteacher who awakens from a coma cursed with psychic powers. It screens as part of an ongoing midnight series of Steven King adaptations. WHEN | WHERE Through June 25 at IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas INFO $14; 212-924-7771, ifccenter.com (Credit: Paramount Pictures / Photofest)
'A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE'
Gillian Anderson -- yes, Agent Scully on "The X-Files" -- takes on a different kind of special assignment when she plays Blanche DuBois opposite Ben Foster's Stanley in this acclaimed London production of Tennessee Williams' classic. WHEN | WHERE Through June 4 at St. Ann's Warehouse, 45 Water St., Brooklyn INFO $56-$100; 718-254-8779,stannswarehouse.org (Credit: JOHAN PERSSON)
PERGAMON AND THE HELLENISTIC KINGDOMS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The Met's new exhibition focuses on the products of artistic patronage of the Hellenistic period, which spanned three centuries between the times of Alexander the Great to Cleopatra. There will be 265 objects on display, including marble, bronze and terra-cotta sculpture; gold jewelry, precious metals and coins; glass vessels; and engraved gems. WHEN | WHERE Through July 17 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave. INFO $25; 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org (Credit: SMB / Antikensammlung)
The Holocaust did not begin in a vacuum. A new exhibition follows the rise of anti-semitism during Germany's Weimar Republic and Nazi rule leading to World War II. It includes books, signs and documents such as this identity card from 1939. WHEN | WHERE Through July 31 (closed Mondays) at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West INFO $20; 212-873-3400, nyhistory.org.
(Credit: The Museum of World War II, Boston)
'LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT'
Eugene O'Neill's wrenching autobiographical masterwork is revived with an impressive cast: Jessica Lange and Gabriel Byrne, plus John Gallagher Jr. and Michael Shannon, pictured. WHEN | WHERE Through June 26 at the American Airlines Theatre, 227 W. 42nd St. INFO $67-$147; 212-719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org(Credit: Joan Marcus)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (TV's "Modern Family") plays 40 characters, all desperate for tables at a hot New York restaurant, in Becky Mode's one-man play about the hectic life of a reservationist. WHEN | WHERE Through July 24 at the Lyceum Theatre, 149 W. 45th St. INFO $71-$147; 212-239-6200, fullycommittedbroadway.com(Credit: Joan Marcus)
‘HEY! HO! LET’S GO: THE RAMONES AND THE BIRTH OF PUNK’
Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of The Ramones' debut album, this show follows the group's beginnings in Queens and focuses on their role in both music and visual culture. A partnership with the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, the two-part exhibition's second act opens there in September. WHEN | WHERE Through July 31 at the Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens INFO $8; 718-592-9700, queensmuseum.org (Credit: Danny Fields)
Benjamin Walker, pictured, dares to play a serial murderer and high-rolling, singing/dancing financial hotshot in this musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' controversial novel about the '80s. WHEN | WHERE Through Sept. 25 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 W. 45th St. INFO $69-$148; 212-239-6200, americanpsychothemusical.com. (Credit: Jeremy Daniel)
It's a sure sign of spring when the Smorgasburg booths are open for business. The outdoor food market sets up shop in Williamsburg each Saturday and in Prospect Park every Sunday, throughout the warm months. Vendors include Ramen Burger, Dough and Oaxaca Taqueria. WHEN | WHERE Saturdays at East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave., Williamsburg; Sundays at Breeze Hill, Prospect Park INFO Free admission (food for sale),smorgasburg.com. (Credit: Smorgasburg / John von Pamer)
'GODS AND MORTALS AT OLYMPUS'
Newly excavated Greek artifacts are on display in this new exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center. The artifacts, from mosaics to sculptures, are from Dion, a city built on the slopes of Mount Olympus. The "Mosaic of the Epiphany of Dionysus" (pictured), is part of the exhibit. WHEN I WHERE Through June 18, 2016. Onassis Cultural Center, Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Ave. onassisusa.org (Credit: Onassis Cultural Center)
'EDGAR DEGAS: A STRANGE NEW BEAUTY'
MoMA's new exhibit focuses on the famous 19th century French artist's monotypes. It features 120 monotypes along with dozens of related works -- paintings, drawings, pastels, sketchbooks and prints -- and explores his technical innovations and creativity. The subjects of his work here range from the well-known scenes of ballet to cafe singers, landscapes and the brothel. WHEN | WHERE Through July 24 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. INFO $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org. (Credit: MOMA)
'ISAAC MIZRAHI: AN UNRULY HISTORY'
More than 250 items -- including clothing and costume designs, sketches, photographs and an immersive video installation -- tell the story of the fashion designer from his first collection in 1987 to today, from his "semi-couture" lines to his work for Target. WHEN | WHERE Through Aug. 7 at the Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Manhattan INFO $15, 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org. (Credit: Fabricut / Jason Frank Rothenberg)
The highly anticipated annex to the Met Museum is now open. At the building that formerly housed the Whitney, the Met expands its programming in 20th and 21st century art. Inaugural exhibitions are "Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible," "Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer" and a show dedicated to Iranian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. WHEN | WHERE The Met Breuer, 945 Madison Ave., Manhattan INFO $25, 212-731-1675, metmuseum.org/visit/met-breuer. (Credit: Ed Lederman)
This bluegrass musical romance by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell traces a southern literary editor (Carmen Cusack, pictured) and a young soldier (A.J. Shively) through decades of the past century. WHEN | WHERE Through Oct. 9 at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., Manhattan INFO $45-$135, 212-239-6200, brightstarmusical.com. (Credit: Joan Marcus)
'SHE LOVES ME'
The enchanting 1963 musical about pen pals at the perfume counter -- based on the film "The Shop Around the Corner," with music and lyrics by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick ("Fiddler on the Roof") -- is revived in a production with Laura Benanti, left, and Jane Krakowski. WHEN | WHERE Through June 12 at Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St. INFO $52-$147, 212-719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org. (Credit: Joan Marcus)
Arthur Miller's shattering drama about witches in Salem and human hypocrisy is revived in a production directed by the adventurous Ivo van Hove ("A View From the Bridge") and starring Ben Whishaw, Sophie Okonedo and best actress Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, pictured. WHEN | WHERE Through July 17 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, 219 W. 48th St. INFO $42-$139, 877-250-2929, thecrucibleonbroadway.com. (Credit: James Munchin III)
MUNCH AND EXPRESSIONISM
Edvard Munch's most famous painting, "The Scream," is instantly recognizable. A new exhibit places the Norwegian Munch (1863-1944) in the context of fellow expressionist artists in Germany and Austria. It includes 35 paintings and 50 works on paper, including some shown in the United States for the first time. Info: Through June 13; $20, Neue Galerie, 1048 Fifth Ave., 212-628-6200, neuegalerie.org (Credit: Artists Rights Society)
Eugene O'Neill's rarely seen one-act drama, basically a 65-minute monologue, stars Forest Whitaker (pictured, with Frank Wood) as the guy who remembers Hughie, the fascinating former night clerk at a seedy hotel. This is Whitaker's Broadway debut. Tony-winner Michael Grandage ("Red") directs. Info: Through June 12; $25-$149, Booth Theatre 222 W. 45th St., 212-239-6200, hughiebroadway.com. (Credit: Marc Brenner)
Organized by the Swedish History Museum, this ambitious show includes hundreds of artifacts (including the Viking helmet pictured) and full-scale model ships. Visitors can explore a virtual excavation, learn about Norse mythology and play an early Scandinavian board game. Info: Through Sept. 5; $27.50, Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., 866-987-9692, discoverytsx.com (Credit: Swedish History Museum)
‘MONKEY BUSINESS: CELEBRATING THE YEAR OF THE MONKEY’
The Met rings in the Asian New Year with this small exhibit featuring depictions of monkeys in painting, ceramics, metalwork, jade carving and more, such as this Quing Dynasty porcelain saucer. INFO: Through July 24 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan. $25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org (Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art)
'STAR WARS AND THE POWER OF COSTUME'
Learn about the creative processes that went into creating memorable characters and their iconic garb for the first six "Star Wars" films. This exhibit features more than 70 costumes, including those of Jedi masters Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker and Yoda; the gowns of Queen Amidala, Queen Jamillia and their handmaidens; and Darth Vader's suit and breathing apparatus. Info: Through September 5; $27.50, Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., 866-987-9692, discoverytsx.com. (Credit: Discovery Times Square/Paul Martinka)
Tyrannosaurus rex and the big blue whale are about to get some company at the Natural History museum --- this 122-foot-long, plant-eating creature who roamed the earth 100 to 95 million years ago. The fossilized remains, pictured, were unearthed in Argentina's Patagonia region in 2014. Info: $22, 212-769-5100, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St., amnh.org. (Credit: Alejandro Otero)
(24 E. 39th St.): Midtown British restaurant The Peacock just relaunched brunch and have a comfy and fun patio perfect for the summer months. The prix fixe "Endless Punch Brunch" includes any 2 items from the menu and endless boozy punches for up to 90 minutes for $45. Menu items include: Scotch eggs (pictured), cod and caper cakes with minted mushy peas, chive-scrambled eggs with buttered crumpets and "Toad in the Hole:" chipolata sausage, Yorkshire pudding and caramelized onion. Info: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; thepeacocknyc.com (Credit: The Peacock)
'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF'
(1681 Broadway, Manhattan): The 50th anniversary revival of the beloved musical stars Danny Burstein (pictured) as Tevye, the shtetl milkman, and is directed by Bartlett Sher, who staged the masterly revivals of "South Pacific" and "The King and I." Info: Through July 3; $35-$167; 212-239-6200; fiddlermusical.com. (Credit: Jessica Gordon)
'SCHOOL OF ROCK'
(Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway, Manhattan): Andrew Lloyd Webber takes on the popular movie about a wannabe rock star (Alex Brightman, pictured) who subs at a prep school. Info: Through June 12; $79-$250, 212-239-6200, schoolofrockthemusical.com. (Credit: Timmy Blupe)
(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Manhattan): "Dark Universe" is back on a brand new 360-degree screen. The American Museum of Natural History's newly renovated Hayden Planetarium reopened at the end of November, and the space show narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson is once again playing. Based on real data from NASA missions and ground telescopes, it tells the story of important scientific discoveries and of new mysteries like dark matter and dark energy. Info: $27, 212-769-5200, amnh.org. (Credit: AMNH / C. Chesek)
THE SECRET WORLD INSIDE YOU
(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan): Roughly 100 trillion bacteria live in and on each human body, according to the American Museum of Natural History, and play a fundamental role in the digestive system, immune system, brain and more. "The Secret World Inside You" examines the human "microbiome" through models, computer interactives, videos, art installations and live theater. Info: Through Aug. 14, 2016; $22 (suggested), 212-769-5100, amnh.org. (Credit: Denis Finnin)
'ALLEGIANCE: A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL'
(Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St., Manhattan): George Takei, who played Sulu on the original "Star Trek," stars in a show based on his own family’s experiences as Japanese-Americans during World War II. Lea Salonga, pictured, also stars. Info: Open-ended run; $45-$149, 212-239-6200, allegiancemusical.com. (Credit: O and M Co./ ISAAC)
PEOPLING OF AMERICAN CENTER
(Ellis Island): Ellis Island has long been a hub to learn about the history of immigration to the United States. The new Peopling of America Center expands the site's scope by delving into the story of immigration before Ellis Island opened as a processing center in 1892 and after it closed in 1954. The new World Migration Globe illustrates migration patterns throughout history and the American Flag of Faces, an interactive video display, is comprised of photos submitted by the public. Info: Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; ferries depart from Battery Park; free, 212-561-4588, nwsdy.li/peoplingamerica. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
'LIVING ON LOVE'
(Longacre Theatre, 220 W. 48th St.): Renee Fleming, genuine opera superstar, plays an opera diva with operatic marital problems in this newcomedy by Joe DiPietro, directed by Kathleen Marshall. Info: In previews before an April 20 opening; $25-$145; 212-239-6200; livingonlovebroadway.com. -- Linda Winer (Credit: Andrew Eccles)
'DADDY LONG LEGS'
(Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th St., Manhattan): Musical adaptation with score and book by Paul Gordon ("Jane Eyre") and John Caird ("Les Misérables") retells the Cinderella story of an orphan (Megan McGinnis, pictured) and her mysterious benefactor (Paul Alexander Nolan). Info: Open-ended run; $59-$99, 212-239-6200, daddylonglegsmusical.com. (Credit: Jeremy Daniel)
RUSS and DAUGHTERS CAFE
RUSS AND DAUGHTERS CAFE (127 Orchard St.): Give dad what he really wants for Father's Day - all the chopped liver, smoked fish and caviar that he can eat from the famed Lower East Side joint's just-opened cafe. INFO: Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner daily (except Tuesdays). No reservations. 212-475-4881, russanddaughterscafe.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Kelli Anderson/Jen Snow)
'ON YOUR FEET!'
(Marquis Theatre, 46th Street, between Broadway and Eight Avenue, inside the Marriott Marquis Hotel): Emilio Estefan (Josh Segarra) and Gloria Estefan (Ana Villafañe) tell their story through hit songs, along with some new music. Jerry Mitchell ("Kinky Boots") directs. Info: Open-ended run; $55-$149, 877-250-2929 or 212-382-0100 (box office), onyourfeetmusical.com. (Credit: Matthew Murphy)
(National Museum of Mathematics, 11 E. 26th St.): Visitors wearing color-coded SensorPacks can interact with two dozen small, colorful robots, which will move around under a glass floor, in a new permanent exhibition at the kid-friendly Museum of Mathematics. Info: Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $15, 212-542-0566, momath.org -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Filip Wolak)
(Location TBA): Part walking tour, part whodunit, "Accomplice: The Village" is an original two-hour interactive theater experience that tasks participants with helping a kidnapped girl. Info: Saturdays between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. and Sundays between 1:30 and 3 p.m.; $65 per person (includes two drinks; ages 12+), 212-242-1524, accomplicetheshow.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Noel Woodford)