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(American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West on 79th Street, Manhattan): No need to mourn summer's demise just yet -- at the Butterfly Conservatory, temperatures are always in the 80s, tropical flowers are in bloom and hundreds of colorful butterflies swirl around you under lights that simulate the sun in a rain forest. You'll see species that include monarchs, zebra longwings and paper kites, as well as learn from educational displays about butterfly habitats, adaptations, and more. Info: Saturday, Sept. 5-May 29, 2016; $22-$27, 212-769-5100, amnh.org. (Credit: AMNG.D. Finin)
RICARDO ARJONA IN CONCERT
(Madison Square Garden, Manhattan): Lovers of Latin music will feel the amor as the Grammy-winning performer from Guatemala brings his "Viaje" tour to town. Expect to be dazzled by both Arjona's music and the production values of his show, which includes 40 tons of scenery, 200 robotic lights and a high-definition LED screen measuring more than 20 meters in height. Info: 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5; $58-$386, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. (Credit: Getty Images/ Rodrigo Varela)
SEAN PAUL IN CONCERT
(SALSA CON FUEGO, THE BRONX) It is definitely the right temperature to party with this Caribbean performer! End your summer right by ?getting busy? at the hottest Labor Day weekend party at Salsa Con Fuego! Info: Doors open at 5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6; Free, 718-561-6161, salsaconfuego.com (Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
ELECTRIC ZOO MUSIC FESTIVAL (Randall's Island Park, Randall's Island): Put on your dancing shoes and get ready for three days of electric music as more than 100 acts including The Chemical Brothers, Alesso and DVBSS, pictured, take over the animal-themed stages at Randall's Island. The focus of this year's festival is bigger stages, brighter lights and more interactive elements. Info: 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4-Sunday, Sept. 6; $109-$299.99 (must be 18 years or older); electriczoofestival.com. (Credit: Doug Van Sant)
TUGBOAT RACE AND COMPETITION (Pier 84 West 44th Street and Hudson River Park, Manhattan): Watch from land (Pier 84) or water (on a Circle Line spectator boat) as at least 15 tugboats race down a 30-block stretch of the Hudson River and participate in "nose-to-nose pushing" contests and a line-throwing competition. Back on shore, there will also be a spinach-eating contest and a tattoo competition as well. Info: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Spectator boats board starting at 9 a.m. from Pier 83, West 42nd Street and the Westside Highway; free (Pier 84 viewing); $25, $20 64 and older, $12 children, free 2 and younger (spectator boat); 212-757-1600, workingharbor.com. (Credit: Mitch Waxman)
MET OPERA IN HD
(Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan): After a special opening night screening of the 1961 film "West Side Story," the Met Opera HD Festival continues with 10 opera screenings. More than 3,000 free seats are available for each evening's outdoor event. This year's operas include Bizet's "Carmen," Verdi's "Macbeth" and Mozart's "Don Giovanni." Info: Friday, Aug. 28-Monday, Sept. 7; free, 212-362-6000, metopera.org. (Credit: Richard Termine)
"SET IT OFF: LA HIP-HOP ON FILM" SERIES (BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn): On the heels of the West Coast rap drama "Straight Outta Compton" comes a series of seven films set amid the African-American and hip-hop culture of Greater Los Angeles. The lineup begins and ends with two films featuring Ice Cube: "Friday," with Chris Tucker, pictured, which has a hip-hop soundtrack; and the 1994 police drama "The Glass Shield." Info: Friday, Sept. 4-Tuesday, Sept. 8; $14, $10 matinee; 718-636-4100, ext. 1, bam.org. (Credit: New Line Cinema/Photofest)
(Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St., Manhattan): Isabella Rossellini and Pia Lindstrom will introduce a screening of the 1942 wartime romance starring their mother, Ingrid Bergman. It's the first film in a retrospective on the actress, who would have turned 100 this weekend. Info: Saturday, Aug. 29, at 4:30 p.m. Retrospective continues through Sept. 10; tickets are $12 or free with museum admission, 212-708-9400, moma.org. (Credit: Warner Bros.)
WASHINGTON SQUARE ART EXHIBIT (University Place, between Waverly Place and East 13th Street, Manhattan): Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning were among the artists who first presented their paintings in what would later become a biannual event. Today, artists from throughout the city, across the country and abroad show off their talents in painting, photography and crafts. Judges determine prizes in a variety of categories. Info: Saturday, Sept. 5-Monday, Sept. 7, and Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 12-13; free, 212-982-6255, wsoae.org. (Credit: REBECCA MB.PEARSON)
"THE NEW MORALITY" (Mint Theater Company, 311 W. 43rd St., Manhattan): The Mint Theater Company, theatrical archaeologists specializing in worthy lost plays, has dug up this social comedy about goings-on aboard wealthy houseboats on the Thames in 1911. It was written by playwright Harold Chapin, who died in World War I without seeing it staged. The cast includes Michael Frederic and Brenda Meaney, pictured. Info: Through Oct. 11; $27.50-$65, 212-352-3101, minttheater.org. (Credit: Richard Termine)
(Playwrights Horizons, 416 W. 42nd St., Manhattan): A successful minister (Andrew Garman, pictured) gives a sermon that threatens to blow the roof off his lavish operation in Lucas Hnath's new play, presented with a live choir. Info: Friday, Aug. 28-Oct. 11; $75, 212-279-4200, playwrightshorizons.org. (Credit: Michael Brosilow)
(The Battery, enter the park on the corner of State Street and Peter Minuit Plaza, Manhattan): More than a decade in the making, the Seaglass Carousel evokes the New York Aquarium that once stood in Battery Park. (It closed in 1941 and reopened in Coney Island in the 1950s.) Visitors can climb inside one of 30 colorful, luminescent fish -- which measure up to 9 feet wide and 13 feet tall -- for an "underwater" ride on this permanent aquatic-themed installation. Info: Opens Thursday, Aug. 20; $5, thebattery.org. (Credit: Filip Wolak)
"HOW CATS TOOK OVER THE INTERNET"
(Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens): How many collective hours has the world spent watching cat videos? So many that the Museum of the Moving Image has opened an exhibit on this Internet phenomenon. Explore a selection of videos and images from the web (such as this still from designer Mike Stanfill's "The Infinite Cat Project"), then take a look at feline representation in photos, film and other pre-web media. What might at first glance appear to be a frivolous topic is seen in connection to concepts like anthropomorphism and the aesthetics of cuteness. Info: Through Jan. 31; $12, 718-777-6888, movingimage.us. (Credit: The Infinite Cat Project)
"THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE"
(The Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., Manhattan): An Elvis impersonator with a pregnant wife tries to make it as a drag queen in the Florida panhandle in this new play by Matthew Lopez, with Matt McGrath and Keith Nobbs, pictured. Info: Friday, Aug. 21-Oct. 4; $69-$75, 866-811-4111; mcctheater.org. (Credit: Da Ping Luo)
"DROP DEAD PERFECT"
(Theatre at St. Clements, 423 W. 46th St., Manhattan)" Legendary cross-dresser Everett Quinton, pictured, returns with this comic thriller about a Key West heiress and a mysterious stranger who just might be her former love. Quinton, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Theatre of the Ridiculous (which became the historic Ridiculous Theatrical Company), enticingly describes the character as "a gargoyle of a gal who is murderously psychotic." Info: Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 11; $69, 845-786-2873, dropdeadperfect.com. (Credit: Ed McCarthy)
(Anthology Film Archives, 32 E. 2nd St., Manhattan): Who knew that Saul Bass, the man behind Hitchcock's coolest credit sequences, dabbled in directing? This, his only feature, is an environmental thriller about scientists who notice strange behavior in ant colonies. It screens as part of an eclectic series titled "One-Film Wonders." Info: Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:15 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m.; "One-Film Wonders" runs through Sept. 3; $10, 212-505-5181, anthologyfilmarchives.org. (Credit: Paramount)
"LOVE AND MONEY"
(Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center, 480 W. 42nd St.): A wealthy widow learns that it's not so easy to give away all her money in this new play by the outlandishly prolific veteran playwright A.R. Gurney, pictured. Info: Saturday, Aug. 15-Sunday, Sept. 27; $25; 212-244-7529; signaturetheatre.org. (Credit: Gregory Costanzo)
(M. Wells Steakhouse, 43-15 Crescent St., Long Island City, Queens): Transport yourself to the south of France at the start of the 20th century without leaving New York City. M. Wells steakhouse in Long Island City sets up friendly petanque tournaments every Sunday, a game that is the Gallic variation on boccie. Players and spectators can snack on tacos, cider, wine and beer on the sidelines. Sign up individually or in teams of three by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Info: 3 p.m. Sundays (sign up at 2 p.m. or via phone/email); free, 718-786-9060, magasinwells.com. (Credit: Jesse Winter)
CHINESE TEXTILES AND LACQUER
(Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Manhattan): A pair of exhibitions opening this weekend at the Met explores the use of lacquer and textiles such as silk through several centuries of Chinese history. The textiles exhibit features tapestries, embroidery, theatrical garments and court costumes. The companion exhibit showcases lacquer screens, boxes and trays, such as this 14th century Ming Dynasty dish depicting birds and hollyhock. Info: Saturday, Aug. 15-Sunday, June 19, 2016; $25, 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org. (Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
"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)
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)
'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)
(Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 W. 42nd St.): The super-rich are partying hearty in the midst of a war-ravaged country in Philip Ridley's dystopian drama, directed by The New Group's artistic director Scott Elliott. Info: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 7-Sept. 27; $25-$75, 212-279-4200; thenewgroup.org. (Credit: Serge Nivelle)
"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)
'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)
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)
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)
"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)