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NYC Best: Streisand, Morrissey, Foodie Fest, Block Party

October 13, 2012

Morrissey

British singer Morrissey plays Terminal 5 on Oct. 12. Photographer: Martin Bernett/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

With his iconic bouffant coiffure and still-supple croon, Morrissey plays Terminal 5 before embarking on his North American tour.

Expect to hear Smiths classics like “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me,” alongside songs from his expansive solo career.

The hypnotic Kristeen Young opens.

At 610 W. 56th St. Information: +1-212-582-6600; http://www.terminal5nyc.com.

Bronze Body

A Malevich drawing is juxtaposed with a wall organizer designed by Italian architect Gio Ponti.

There’s George Condo’s painting and a mahogany totem by Leo Amino; a bronze torso by Giacometti with Maarten Baas’s sculpted “Clay” table.

The paired objects form vignettes at the Phillips de Pury midtown showroom, where buyers can peruse them before the sale on Oct. 16.

“Dialogues Between Art and Design” is curated by designer Murray Moss.

At 450 Park Avenue. Information: +1-646-588-7680; http://www.phillipsdepury.com.

Saturday Afternoon

Eat, drink and be merry at the Public Theater’s block party as the NYC landmark celebrates its $40 million makeover.

Famed food trucks like Korilla BBQ, Rickshaw Dumplings and Go Burger will be on hand along with star chefs Andrew Carmellini and Michael Oliver.

Joe’s Pub and the new Library lounge will be open for drinks.

Singers and musicians will provide the soundtrack, plus you’ll get a peek at some upcoming events, including the world premiere of “Here Lies Love” by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.

From noon to 5 p.m., rain or shine, at 425 Lafayette St. Information: +1-212-539-8500; http://www.publictheater.org.

Saturday Night

Barbra Streisand is back in hometown Brooklyn, but this time she’s bringing an orchestra and choir.

Count on hearing “People” as well as her picks from the American songbook, not to mention Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Joining Streisand onstage for “How Deep Is the Ocean,” Jason Gould holds his own with his Mom.

At Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn. Information: +1-877-772-5849; http://www.barclayscenter.com.

Sunday

Take this rare chance to see magnificent drawings from the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich.

They’re all here: Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Durer, Rembrandt.

Van Gogh, Caspar David Friedrich and Adolph Menzel from the 19th century.

And later masters such as Picasso, Hockney and Baselitz.

“Durer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich” runs through Jan. 6 at the Morgan Library and Museum, 225 Madison Ave. Information: +1-212-685-0008; http://www.themorgan.org.

Sunday Fest

Drop in on the Grand Tasting to sample delicious wine and food.

Celebrity chefs will be demonstrating the preparation of signature dishes, among them: Rocco DiSpirito, Marcus Samuelsson, Bobby Flay and Masaharu Morimoto.

Brunch, book signings and lots of other events at various venues around town.

Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 57, West Side Highway and W. 15th St. Information: http://nycwineandfoodfestival.com.

Sunday Matinee

Emerging from the pit, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra is onstage at Carnegie Hall in the first of this season’s concerts.

Michelle DeYoung steps in for Eva-Marie Westbroek to perform Wagner’s adulterous “Wesendonck Lieder.”

Also on the program, “Eine Alpensinfonie,” an amusing tone-poem for mighty orchestral forces by Richard Strauss.

Semyon Bychkov conducts.

At 7th Ave. and 57th St. Information: +1-212-247-7800; http://www.carnegiehall.org.

Beacon cooks everything over an open fire, so start with roasted oysters, and then try the chicken under a brick with pickled tomato panzanella salad.

While waiting for the flames to do their work, sip on an Orange Pisco Sour.

At 25 W. 56th St. Information: +1-212-332-0500.

(Zinta Lundborg is an editor for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are her own.)

Muse highlights include Lapham’s podcast and Jeremy Gerard on theater.

To contact the reporter on this story: Zinta Lundborg at zlundborg@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Manuela Hoelterhoff at mhoelterhoff@bloomberg.net.


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