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NYC Best: Lauper’s Kinky Boots, Deftones, Holly Golightly

March 08, 2013

Chino Moreno

Chino Moreno, frontman of alt-metal band Deftones. They perform at Terminal 5 this weekend. Photographer: Attila Kisbendek/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Have “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as Truman Capote’s novella comes to Broadway.

Emilia Clarke (“Game of Thrones”) is Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn in the classic 1961 film version.

“I’m not going to let anyone put me in a cage!”

Adapted by Richard Greenberg, the play is directed by Sean Mathias.

In previews at the Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St. for a March 20 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.breakfastattiffanysonbroadway.com.

Saturday Art Fairs

The city is up to its eyeballs in artists, dealers, curators, collectors and critics who’ve come from all over the world for the action surrounding the Armory Show, named after the seminal 1913 exhibition.

More than 200 galleries bring their wares to giant spaces on the Hudson. Pier 92 is devoted to newer works, while Pier 94 has art from the 20th century.

The Armory Show is at W. 55th Street and Twelfth Avenue. Information: +1-212-645-6440; http://www.thearmoryshow.com.

Also in town, the 25th annual exhibition put on by the Art Dealers Association of America -- that’s at the Park Avenue Armory. Not confusing at all.

The Art Show is focusing on single-artist exhibitions such as Tacita Dean at Marian Goodman Gallery.

There are a lot of other fairs -- Volta NY and Independent are just two. And, of course, parties everywhere -- tonight MoMA PS 1 celebrates.

The Art Show is at the Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. Information: +1-212-488-5550; http://www.artdealers.org/artshow.html.

For refreshment, try Mediterranean bistro Amaranth. Have lobster salad and then tarte tatin with a glass of Calvados.

At 21 E. 62nd St. Information: +1-212-980-6700.

Saturday Matinee

The Scandinavians are coming! “Hot Ice: A Nordic Dance Festival” is at the Joyce Theater.

Today it’s the Tero Saarinen Company from Finland, bringing “Scheme of Things” and “Hunt,” set to Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.”

Next comes the Danish Dance Theater and finally Carte Blanche from Norway.

Runs through March 17 at the Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. Information: +1-212-242-0800; http://www.joyce.org.

Saturday Night

Catch the Deftones at Terminal 5 tonight.

The alt band brings new sounds to its latest album, “Koi No Yokan,” a Japanese term for the premonition of love.

You can rely on frontman Chino Moreno to whisper and scream yet remain a cockeyed optimistic about romance.

Metal specialists Periphery opens.

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

Alternatively, spend some time with Matilda, Roald Dahl’s smart -- and telekinetic -- schoolgirl.

Directed by the clever Matthew Warchus, the hit London musical is now on Broadway. Four actresses alternate in the title role of the little kid who, despised by her idiotic parents, teaches herself Russian so she can read Dostoevsky in the original.

Matilda soon realizes how to fight back against oppressive adults.

In previews at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., for an April 11 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://us.matildathemusical.com.

Sunday

Two figures kiss on a blonde woman’s elaborate back tattoo as she watches a Hokusai wave.

Created with spray paint and acrylic, AIKO’s mural greets you at the Japan Society’s “Edo Pop” exhibition. She often adds latex enamel, Oilbars, coffee stains and rhinestones to her work.

The show explores the relationship between contemporary work and the historic ukiyo-e tradition.

“Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints” runs through June 9 at the Japan Society, 333 E. 47th St. Information: +1-212-832-1155; http://www.japansociety.org.

Stop in for brunch at Wollensky’s Grill, where the eggs Benedict come with crab meat or house-cured salmon.

At 201 E. 49th St. Information: +1-212-753-0444.

Sunday Afternoon

Take a look at Thomas Schutte’s bronze “United Enemies,” installed at the southeast entrance of Central Park by the Public Art Fund.

Gnarly faces confront one another as the two pairs of bound-together figures try to push apart. Straining heads emerge from robes, their bodies supported by thin poles.

Nothing will ever change.

The German artist conceived the work in response to political corruption.

At 60th St. and 5th Ave. Information: +1-212-223-7800; http://www.publicartfund.org.

Sunday Matinee

Vladimir Jurowski brings the London Philharmonic to Avery Fisher Hall for two performances.

This afternoon it’s Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 played by the estimable Vadim Repin.

Tomorrow Helene Grimaud presents Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Also on the program, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

Part of the Great Performers Series at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Information: +1-212-721-6500; http://lc.lincolncenter.org.

Or hoof it down to the Al Hischfeld Theatre for “Kinky Boots,” created by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein.

The new musical is based on the film about a man, here played by Stark Sands, who saves the family shoe factory from bankruptcy by making sexy stilettos for drag queens.

Jerry Mitchell choreographs and directs.

In previews at the Al Hirschfeld, 302 W. 45 St., for an April 4 opening. Information: +1-212-239-6200; http://www.jujamcyn.com.

(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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