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(Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., Manhattan): Explore Peruvian fashions and decorative goods such as handcrafted silver and alpaca wool, taste foods such as arroz con patio (rice with duck, pictured) and sip on signature Pisco cocktails. Tickets to evening events on Friday and Saturday include live entertainment and a three-course meal. Info: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2; free daytime entry, $45 for evening events, facebook.com/perushownyc (Credit: Peru Show)
ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY
(BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn): The 12th annual installment of this event covers the gamut, with a lineup that ranges from experimental fare to a tribute to the online greeting card company JibJab. Kid-friendly titles include "The Care Bears Movie, and "Sesame Slam: A Retrospective on Sesame Street Animations." For adults, there's the sexually-charged animé "Ghost in the Shell." Info: Friday, July 31-Sunday, Aug. 2; $14, 718-636-4100; bam.org. (Credit: Samuel Goldwyn Company/Photofest)
(New York City Center, 131 W. 55th St., between Sixth and Seventh avenues, Manhattan): The ever-international Lincoln Center Festival brings Russia's Theatre of Nations with a revival of August Strindberg's class-struggle erotic drama from Sweden, starring, from left, Chulpan Khamatova and Yevgeny Mironov (in Russian with English supertitles). Info: 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 27-Sunday, Aug. 2 (excludes July 30). (Credit: Kirill Iosipenko)
MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
(Avery Fisher Hall, Walter Reade Theater and other locations at Lincoln Center, 65th Street and Broadway, Manhattan): Lincoln Center has been celebrating "the genius of Mozart and his enduring impact" every summer for nearly half a century. This year's festival features conductor Louis Langre and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra playing Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Beethoven, Weber and Schumann. The celebration also includes a series of late-night candlelit performances, and the New York premieres of the film "In Search of Haydn" and the opera "Written on Skin." Info: Through Saturday, Aug. 22; concerts start at $35, film $15, 212-721-6500 (tickets), 212-875-5456, mostlymozart.org. (Credit: Jennifer Taylor)
(114 Norfolk St., between Rivington and Delancey streets): Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, produced by The Drilling Company, turns to unbridled ambition in this version of Shakespeare's tragedy re-imagined in a banana republic. With Dan Teachout and, left to right, Gracie Winchester, Kineta Kunutu and Llewie Nuez. Info: 8 p.m. Thursday, July 30, through Sunday, Aug. 15; free, 212-873-9050, shakespeareintheparkinglot.com. (Credit: Jonathan Slaff)
"THREE DAYS TO SEE"
(Theatre 79, 79 E. Fourth St., Manhattan): The Transport Group takes the audience into Helen Keller's world through her own words. Info: Friday, July 24-Sunday, Aug. 16; $45; 212-352-3101, transportgroup.org. (Credit: Carol Rosegg)
"THE HUNGER GAMES"
(Discovery Times Square, 226 W. 44th St., Manhattan): For those getting antsy for the Nov. 20 release of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2," the latest on-screen installment of Suzanne Collins' story, there's a new exhibit to help tide them over. "The Hunger Games: The Exhibition" lets visitors follow Katniss Everdeen's journey from District 12 to her role as Mockingjay and features hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the films, as well as interactive components. Info: Through Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016; $29.50, $22.50 ages 3-11, 866-987-9692, discoverytsx.com. (Credit: Lionsgate)
(Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St., Manhattan): Annie Baker, who won last year's Pulitzer Prize for "The Flick," begins her yearlong Signature Theatre residency with George Engel and Lois Smith in a play about Thanksgiving, an innkeeper and a young couple. Baker's longtime director Sam Gold ("Fun Home") will stage the world premiere. Info: Friday, July 24-Sunday, Aug. 30; $25, 212-244-7529, signaturetheatre.org. (Credit: Gregory Costanzo)
WARM UP 2015
(22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, Queens): MoMA PS1, an exhibition space for experimental art in Long Island City, takes the same approach to music and performance as it does to visual art in its annual outdoor series. Warm Up 2015 features a lineup of experimental live music, sound and DJs on Saturdays as well as a courtyard installation and rotating stage environments. Info: 3-9 p.m. (doors open at noon) Saturdays through Sept. 5; $18-$20; 718-784-2084, momaps1.org/warmup. (Credit: Gillian Steiner)
ZOE LEONARD: ANALOGUE
(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): A years-long process began on Manhattan's Lower East Side and took photographer Zoe Leonard to Eastern Europe, Cuba, Mexico and Africa. The photos she took, using a vintage 1940s Rolleiflex camera, offer a glimpse into the changing nature of urban environments in the 20th century. Info: Through Sunday, Aug. 30; $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org. (Credit: John Wronn)
(Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St., Manhattan): This four-week program of movies based on real events includes 50 titles from the silent era up to the present. Among the highlights are the notoriously violent "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer," a William Friedkin double-feature ("The French Connection" and "The Brink's Job") and Bong Joon-Ho's "Memories of Murder," which is based on Korea's first serial killer case. Info: Friday, July 10, through Wednesday, Aug. 5; $13; 212-727-8110, filmforum.org. (Credit: Film Forum via Photofest)
(Laura Pels Theatre, 111 W. 46th St., Manhattan): Joshua Elias Harmon ("Bad Jews") explores the travails of single gay life in the city. With Barbara Barrie and Gideon Glick. Info: Friday, July 3-Sunday, Aug. 16; $79, 212-719-1300, roundabouttheatre.org. (Credit: Joan Marcus)
'SARGENT: PORTRAITS OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS'
(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): The Met has put nearly 100 portraits (paintings and drawings) by American artist John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) on display. Known for his society portraiture, Sargent also painted his friends and fellow artists, including Auguste Rodin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James and Claude Monet (pictured in "Claude Monet Painting by the Edge of the Wood" from 1885). Info: Through Sunday, Oct. 4; $25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org . (Credit: Tate Images / Tate Images/ Sargent, John Singer)
MET ROOF GARDEN
(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): Next time you're at the Metropolitan Museum, you'll find this site-specific installation on the Met Roof Garden by French artist Pierre Huyghe. Composed of elements like water and fossils, the work will evolve and change throughout the summer. Inside the museum, you can also see Huyghes 19-minute film, Untitled (Human Mask), which looks at a creatures resilience after a natural and man-made disaster. Info: Through Nov. 1; $12-25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org. (Credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Hyla Skopitz)
THE ESSENTIAL JOHN FORD
(Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens). Beginning July 4 weekend will be a series on one of the great American directors. The 20-film program covers Ford's strongest themes and genres, from the 1939 political drama "Young Mr. Lincoln" to the 1940 Depression-era saga "The Grapes of Wrath" with Henry Fonda, to the 1956 Western masterpiece "The Searchers." Info: Friday, July 3-Sunday, Aug. 2; $12, or free with museum admission; 718-777-6888, movingimage.us. (Credit: 20th Century Fox / Museum of the)
'THE RISE OF SNEAKER CULTURE'
(Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Pkwy., Brooklyn): From fitness to fashion, this new exhibit features roughly 150 pairs of sneakers, sourced from major brands, collectors and fashion houses, as well as artists such as Damien Hirst and Kehinde Wiley, and designers including Pierre Hardy. The exhibit includes film clips, photos, design drawings and more. Info: Friday, July 10, through Sunday, Oct. 4; $16; 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org. (Credit: Ron Wood)
"YOKO ONO: ONE WOMAN SHOW"
(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): This is not the unauthorized exhibition Yoko Ono announced in 1971 and winkingly titled Museum of Modern (F)art. Instead, its the first ever MoMA exhibit devoted entirely to Yoko Ono, exploring her works from 1960 to 1971. Visitors will see works on paper, installations, performances, audio recordings, films and archival material, as well as some of Onos collaborations with John Lennon. Ono, pictured, attended a preview of the show. Info: May 17-Sept. 7; $25, 212-708-9400, moma.org. (Credit: Ryan Muir)
ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY
(One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton St., Manhattan): At One World Observatory, its ground level to the 102nd floor in less than 60 seconds in a SkyPod elevator, which surrounds visitors with a time-lapse of centuries of the New York City skyline. The new observatory opens to the public Friday, May 29 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Its three floors include an immersive video presentation, 360-degree views from 1,250 feet, a Sky Portal with high-definition footage of the city streets below, three different dining options, and more. Info: Daily 9 a.m. to midnight, Friday, May 29 through Sept. 7 (when winter hours begin); $26-$90, 844-696-1776, oneworldobservatory.com. (Credit: Craig Ruttle)
"SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE"
(Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue, 417 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): SNL turns 40 this year, and to celebrate 40 years of Saturday Nights, Premier Exhibitions is putting on a show about this iconic show. The exhibit will include reconstructed sets (such as Waynes World, pictured), as well as costumes, original scripts and video, arranged in a way that takes visitors through the weeklong creative process of putting on an episode. Info: Opened May 30; $26-29, snltheexhibit.com. (Credit: Premier Exhibitions)
"FOLK CITY: NEW YORK AND THE FOLK MUSIC REVIVAL"
(Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): Trace a visual and auditory path through the folk music revival, from its 1930s and 1940s roots, through its 1950s expansion and 1960s boom, and finally its legacy. This new exhibition presents listening stations, historical video footage, archival photographs, concert posters and instruments. Info: June 17-Nov. 29; $14, free 19 and younger, 212-534-1672, mcny.org. (Credit: David Gahr)
"WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE"
(IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan): The latest animated film from Japan's Studio Ghibli tells the story of a foster child who discovers an ethereal presence in a decrepit mansion. It's a Gothic ghost story, with shades of Emily Bront and Henry James, that may unsettle very young children. Both the Japanese-language version with English subtitles as well as an English-language version with voices by Hailee Steinfeld and Geena Davis are screening. Info: Opens May 22; $14, 212-924-7771, ifccenter.com. (Credit: GNDHDDTK)
"SHOWS FOR DAYS"
(Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, Manhattan): Patti LuPone, pictured, and Michael Urie co-star in Douglas Carter Beane's memory play about a community theater's impact on a 14-year-old boy. Info: Saturday, June 6-Aug. 23; $75-$85, 212-239-6200, lct.org. (Credit: Ethan Hill)
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)
SUMMER GARDEN & BAR
(Rockefeller Center, 20 W. 50th St., Manhattan): Rockefeller Center has put away the sparkling Christmas tree and transformed its iconic ice skating rink into its seasonal Summer Garden & Bar. In addition to the standard breakfasts, brunches and dinners, the restaurant hosts a pop-up brewery series, a Sunday jazz brunch series and one-off events such as the "Nose-to-Tail" Pig & Whiskey Dinner on June 16. Info: Dinner daily, lunch on weekdays, brunch on weekends; 212-332-7620, summergardenandbar.com. (Credit: Philip Greenberg)
(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): The film process known as Technicolor, whose results could be bold, brilliant and sometimes surreal, is the subject of a two-month series drawn partly from the George Eastman House archives in Rochester. The lineup includes obvious classics (The Wizard of Oz, pictured, screening Friday, June 5) but also lesser-seen silents (1922s The Toll of the Sea, with live piano accompaniment) and even test reels from John Barrymore and Mary Pickford. Info: Friday, June 5-August 5; $12 or free with museum admission, 212-708-9400, moma.org. (Credit: Deutsche Kinemathek)
"AN ACT OF GOD"
(Studio 54, 254 W. 54th St., Manhattan): Jim Parsons, pictured, returns to Broadway, transitioning from a TV hit about the "Big Bang Theory" to playing the Almighty in a comedy allegedly written by the "creator of, well, everything," but ghost-written by David Javerbaum, a former writer and executive producer for "The Daily Show" and directed by Joe Mantello ("Wicked"). Info: Through Aug. 2; $55-$149, 212-239-6200, anactofgod.com. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Andrew Eccles)
CHINA: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): Explore the influence of China on Western high-fashion designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen and Coco Chanel. The museum's Costume Institute collaborates with its Department of Asian Art to show fashion pieces (such as this evening dress by Valentino S.p.A.), along with Chinese costumes , paintings, porcelains and other art, as well as scenes from films by Chinese directors. Info: May 7-August 16; $12-$25 (free for members and children), 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org. -- STAV ZIV (Credit: Platon)
"LAURIE SIMMONS: HOW WE SEE"
(The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave. at 92nd Street): This new exhibition draws on the "Doll Girls" subculture of women who alter their looks to appear more like Barbie or anime characters. Simmons (Lena Dunham's mom) photographs models with large, sparkling eyes painted on their closed lids. Info: Opens March 13, through Aug. 9; $15, 212-423-3200, thejewishmuseum.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Salon 94/ Laurie Simmons)
BASQUIAT: THE UNKNOWN NOTEBOOKS
(Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn): This new exhibition is built around notebook pages of the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, shown alongside thirty related paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works. The Brooklyn native had a short but prolific career before dying at the age of 27 in 1988. Basquiat's notebooks are filled with his sketches and handwritten texts including narrative poems, observations of New York City, and more. Info: Open through August 23; Free-$16, 718-638-5000, brooklynmuseum.org. -- STAV ZIV (Credit: Tseng Kwong Chi)
"SINATRA: AN AMERICAN ICON"
(The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza): Learn about the man behind hit tunes like "Fly Me to the Moon" and "New York, New York" at this just-opened exhibit, showcasing never-before-seen family photos and memorabilia, plus audio and video recordings of his biggest hits. Info: Through Sept. 4; free, 917-275-6975, nypl.org/sinatra. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Capitol Photo Archives/ Ken Veeder)
(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): Christian Borle and Brian D'Arcy James, pictured, co-star in this new comedy about Renaissance brothers who create the world's first musical while trying to compete with that show-off William Shakespeare. Casey Nicholaw ("The Book of Mormon," "Aladdin") directs. Info: Through Sept. 6; $37-$142, 212-239-6200, rottenbroadway.com. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Jordan Matter)
(Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 205 W. 46th St.): This musical adaptation of the 2004 movie features Matthew Morrison of "Glee" as J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp in the film) as he discovers the inspiration for "Peter Pan." Kelsey Grammer is Captain Hook in the production, directed by Tony winner Diane Paulus ("Pippin"). Info: Through Sept. 10; $72-$147, 877-250-2929, findingneverlandthemusical.com. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Carol Rosegg)
(Circle in the Square Theatre, 1633 Broadway): This smart new musical won just about every award it was qualified to win Off-Broadway at the Public Theater last year. Now the show, based on Alison Bechdel's coming-of-age graphic novel, comes of age on Broadway. The music is by Jeanine Tesori ("Violet"), with book/lyrics by Lisa Kron ("Well"). The cast, pictured, features Judy Kuhn and Michael Cerveris. Info: Through Sept. 13; $75-$150; 212-239-6200; funhomebroadway.com (Credit: Joan Marcus)
(Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.): Take a trip back in time to the early days of hip-hop with more than 80 images by three photographers who captured the scene from 1977 to 1990. Info: Through Sept. 13; $14 suggested donation, 212-534-1672, mcny.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Janette Beckman)
"IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU"
(Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 256 W. 47th St.): David Hyde Pierce makes his Broadway directing debut with this musical comedy about wedding chaos. Tyne Daly, left, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka and Harriet Harris are part of the nuptial festivities. Info: Through Sept. 13; $59-$142, 877-250-2929, itshouldabeenyou.com. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Andrew Eccles)
ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT
(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): One of Andy Warhol's most iconic works is the series of 32 paintings of Campbell's soup cans he made in 1962. In "Andy Warhol: Campbell's Soup Cans and Other Works, 1953-1967," MoMA presents the landmark series along with drawings, illustrated books, paintings and prints from the transformative years when Warhol went from young commercial artist to Pop Art legend. Info: Opens Saturday, April 25, through Oct. 12; $14-$25, 212-708-9400, moma.org. -- STAV ZIV (Credit: Andy Warhol Foundation/ ARS, NY / TM Licensed by Campbell's Soup Co.)
(Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., Manhattan): The Café District of this new French-inspired destination, as well as its Beaubourg Brasserie for casual dining, are open for business. Parts of its Market District have opened throughout early April and outdoor seating areas and fine dining are coming in May. Located in Battery Park's newly renovated Brookfield Place complex, at Le District you can indulge in coffee, pastries, waffles, and crepes; shop for bread, cheese and meat; taste wine and buy handpicked flowers. Info: 212-981-8588, ledistrict.com. -- STAV ZIV (Credit: Jeff Thibodeau)
"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)
(1000 Surf Ave., Brooklyn): In a sure sign of spring, the Coney Island amusement park reopens for its fifth season this weekend. Located right on the boardwalk, the venue is jam-packed with rides and games for all ages, and on opening day, the first 100 people in line will ride the iconic Cyclone Roller Coaster, above, for free. The Thunderbolt coaster, which opened last year, and other rides -- including the teacups, carousel and sling shot -- also will be open for business. Info: The season opens Sunday, March 29 from noon-8 p.m., and hours vary through Nov. 1; free entry, a wristband good for 4 hours of rides with a 20-credit game card is $45; 718-373-5862, lunaparknyc.com. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Charles Eckert)
"LIFE AT THE LIMITS: STORIES OF AMAZING SPECIES"
(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West and 79th Street): Did you know that elephant seals can hold their breath for up to two hours? Or that Hercules beetles can lift 80 times their weight? Such fascinating extreme creatures are the focus of a new show, featuring live animals, models, videos and interactive exhibits. Info: Opens April 4, through Jan. 3; $22, 212-769-5100, amnh.org. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: AMNH/ Denis Finnin)
(Row NYC, 700 8th Ave. at 44th Street): Dough (doughnuts), Luke's Lobster (lobster rolls) and Kuro Obi (ramen) are among the vendors at this new high-end Manhattan food market, conveniently located on the second floor of a hotel in Times Square. Info: Daily 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; citykitchen.rownyc.com. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Getty Images/ Craig Barritt)
HUSH HIP-HOP TOUR
(meeting at 110 E. 59th St. and touring Harlem and the Bronx): Take a ride through Harlem and the "Boogie Down" Bronx on the Birthplace of Hip-Hop Tour, a four-hour, winter-friendly jaunt past iconic street murals, graffiti walls and cultural landmarks. Info: Feb. 27 and Feb. 28 at 11 a.m. (and all Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays); $75, 212-714-3544, hushtours.com. (Credit: Hush Tours)
MEET BETTY AND VERONICA
(Central Park Zoo, Fifth Avenue and 64th Street): Central Park Zoo recently added a new exhibit with two adult female grizzly bears, Betty and Veronica. Meet them now and learn about how humans can better coexist with grizzlies in the wild. Info: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily; $12 adults, $7 children 3-12; 212-439-6500; centralparkzoo.com. -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: WCS)
(Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St.): "Hamilton." Lin-Manuel Miranda stars as Alexander Hamilton in the much-anticipated new musical created by Miranda, creator and star of the Tony-winning hip-hop show about Washington Heights, "In the Heights." Info: In previews for a Feb. 17 opening; $95; 212-967-7555; publictheater.org. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Joan Marcus)
GIRL NEXT DOOR
(St. Ann's Warehouse, 29 Jay St., DUMBO): "Let the Right One In." Broadway star director John Tiffany and choreographer Steven Hoggett, who made their first big New York impression with the war spectacle, "Black Watch," with the National Theatre of Scotland, return to the company with this play about the teen vampire girl-next-door. Info: In previews before Sunday's opening; $40-$55; 718-254-8779; stannswarehouse.org. -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Manuel Harlan)
GANSEVOORT FOOD MARKET
(52 Gansevoort St.): An 8,000-square-foot building in the Meatpacking District is the latest foodie destination. In a sun- and plant-filled indoor space more than 20 vendors serve up assorted fare. On the savory side, visitors can sample Mediterranean pies at MTerranean and seafood from Ed's Lobster Bar. Sweet treats are available from Dana's Bakery and the French Crepe Sucre, while artisanal soda (from Brooklyn Soda Works) and coffee (from Champion Coffee) are also on tap. Info: from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; 212-242-1701, gansmarket.com -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Aaron Zebrook)
(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)
(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)
(Smithsonian Design Museum, 2 East 91st St.): After undergoing a major renovation, the Carnegie Mansion, which houses this historic and contemporary design museum, is reopening with new exhibits, including "Maira Kalman Selects" and "Beautiful Users: Designing for People." Info: Opening Dec. 12; $18, 212-849-8400, cooperhewitt.org -- ANNE MACHALINSKI (Credit: Matt Flynn)
(St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St.): This revised version of the 1997 musical has many changes, but it is still about real-life conjoined twins (Emily Padgett and Erin Davie, above) in the 1930s. The new production is directed by Bill Condon, who did what many believed to be impossible: make a Hollywood movie out of "Chicago." Info: In previews beginning Oct. 28; $49-$145, 212-239-6200, sideshowbroadway.com -- LINDA WINER (Credit: Andrew Eccles)