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NYC Best: Super Bowl, Local Natives, Zosia Mamet, Eros

February 01, 2013

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The San Francisco 49ers during Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The 49ers will take on the Baltimore Ravens on February 3, 2013 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Photographer: Michael Heiman/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Tonight, the Music Hall of Williamsburg will be filled with the gloriously melodic pop of Local Natives.

Their debut album, “Gorilla Manor,” clatters with sunny harmonies and driving energy. On their latest record, “Hummingbird,” the California band retains their harmonic style while painting these new songs with melancholy.

Brooklyn-based rock-pop outfit People Get Ready open.

Expect dancing, hand-clapping and non-stop head-bobbing.

At the Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-486-5400; http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com.

Saturday

For the ancient Greeks, Eros was mightier than gods and men, cruelly piercing the heart with love. During the Classical era he was represented as a winged youth in flight.

In the Hellenistic period (323-31 B.C.), the god was represented as a baby, and one of the most popular icons became Eros asleep.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has put together a show around its own fine bronze statue of the sleeping god, also including urns, mosaics, jewelry and other Eros-decorated objects.

“Sleeping Eros” runs through June 23 at the Met, 1000 Fifth Ave. Information: +1-212-535-7710; http://www.metmuseum.org.

It’s the 100th anniversary of Grand Central Terminal. Campbell Apartment, an opulent lounge located on the southwest corner, is paying homage with Centennial Punch.

It’s made from gin, port, papaya and pomegranate juices and topped with Champagne. Skol!

Information: +1-212-953-0409‎.

Saturday Matinee

The Music of Now Marathon brings together composers and performers across the spectrum, from electronica to post- minimalism to Latin jazz.

You can hear the O’Farrill Brothers Band, Carnatic soprano Deepti Navaratna and the Nouveau Classical Project, among others.

The fun starts at 4 p.m. and runs until midnight.

Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway. Information: +1-212-864-5400; http://www.symphonyspace.org.

Saturday Night

Head out to Brooklyn to catch the very last dances choreographed by the great Trisha Brown.

“Les Yeux et l’Ame” is set to Baroque music, while “I’m Going to Toss My Arms -- If You Catch Them They’re Yours” has industrial fans.

She’s made witty, inventive dances for more than 50 years.

At BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette St., Brooklyn. Information: +1-718-636-4100; http://www.bam.org.

Alternatively, stop by Smoke Jazz & Supper Club on the Upper West Side and check out master jazz drummer Bill Stewart, whose resume includes stints with legends such as Pat Metheny and James Brown.

His quartet includes Seamus Blake on sax, Kevin Hays on piano and Peter Washington on bass -- you’ll hear inventive polyrhythms laced with storytelling.

The club’s menu includes truffled Malbec chicken and organic strip steak.

At 2751 Broadway (near W. 106th St.). Information: +1- 212-864-6662; http://www.smokejazz.com.

Sunday Matinee

Experience Beethoven’s towering Symphony No. 9 played by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, predominantly young Arab and Israeli musicians brought together in a visionary project by Daniel Barenboim.

The top-notch soloists are Diana Damrau, Kate Lindsey, Piotr Beczala and Rene Pape, with the Westminster Symphonic Chorus.

Also on the program, Beethoven’s lively Symphony No. 2.

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

“Really Really” takes you back to the intensity and betrayals of college.

In Paul Downs Colaizzo’s play, directed by David Cromer, a group of ambitious graduating students reels from the aftermath of a wild drunken party.

Zosia Mamet, of HBO’s “Girls,” stars with Matt Lauria.

In previews at the Lucille Lortel, 121 Christopher St., for a Feb. 19 opening. Information: +1-212-352-3101; http://www.mcctheater.org.

Sunday Night

If you’re not going to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII, then head to the Ainsworth.

Eat blackened shrimp, drink icy brew and recap the plays with knowledgeable fans.

The 40 flat screens will allow you to keep a close eye on Beyonce’s lips.

At 122 W. 26th St. Information: +1-212-741-0646.

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

Muse highlights include Lewis 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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