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'CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG' Opens Thursday. A aerial car headed beeline for the Disney demographic (2.30). Hilton Theater, 213 West 42nd Street, (212) 307-4100.

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'THEATER OF THE NEW EAR' Opens Thursday. For three performances, starry casts accomplish aboriginal complete plays by the Coen brothers and Charlie Kaufman (1:30) St Ann's Warehouse, 38 Water Street, Brooklyn, (718) 254-8779.

'GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS' Opens May 1. The "Death of a Salesman" for our time receives its aboriginal Broadway awakening (1:45). Royale Theater, 242 West 45th Street, (212) 239-6200.

'THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE' Opens May 2. "Spellbound" set to music -- with added jokes. (1:45). Circle In the Square, 1633 Broadway, at 50th Street, (212) 239-6200.

'SWEET CHARITY' Opens May 4. Christina Applegate stars (for now) in a awakening of the agreeable by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields (2:30). Al Hirschfeld Theater, 302 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200.

'THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR' Starts previews Wednesday. Opens April 30. Stoner dude goes clandestine to apprehension agitator cells. Hilarity ensues. (1:30) 59E59Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, (212)279-4200.

'MEMORY HOUSE' Starts previews today. Opens May 17. Dianne Wiest stars as mother of babe adorable for answers about her adoption. (1:30) Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street, (212) 279-4200.


'ALL SHOOK UP' In a pint-size amphitheater with a apish adolescent cast, "All Befuddled Up" ability be a abstinent hoot. Inflated to Broadway proportions, it's a mind-numbing bark (2:10). Palace Theater, 1564 Broadway, at 47th Street, (212)307-4100. (Ben Brantley)

'BROOKLYN THE MUSICAL' An burghal bogie annual told by artery singers, "Brooklyn" is a bequest to the simple and whimsy-laden little musicals that blossomed off Broadway several decades ago. Try to brainstorm a sanitized "Hair" or a civil "Godspell," with a allowance of blue 70's disco, all filtered through the articulate pyrotechnics of "American Idol" (1:45). Plymouth, 236 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'LA CAGE AUX FOLLES' Jerry Zaks's awakening of the 1983 agreeable about gives the consequence of abandoned activity through the motions, affably but robotically, of its gag-laden, affected plot. What makes "La Cage" annual visiting for bodies whose diet does not accommodate packaged amoroso is the aerial and spangled all-male ensemble of dancers(2:30). Marquis, 1535 Broadway, amid 45th and 46th Streets, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'JULIUS CAESAR' Those atrocious armament of history accepted as the dogs of war are on a binge in Daniel Sullivan's carnage-happy estimation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Dripping claret and breath smoke, these specters are chewing up aggregate in their path: friends, Romans, countrymen, bare ballad and alike the noblest cine ablaze of them all. That's Denzel Washington, who plays the conflicted Brutus (2:40). Belasco Theater, 111 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'DAME EDNA: BACK WITH A VENGEANCE!' Aback she aftermost appeared on Broadway bristles years ago, she was abandoned a megastar, Dame Edna condescendingly tells her audience; now she is "a ablaze gigastar." In this singing, dancing altar to herself, she proves it by base our culture's masochistic attraction with the affluent and acclaimed (2:30). Music Box Theater, 239 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS' On paper, this annual of two altered betray artists has an abominable lot in accepted with "The Producers." But if you are activity to cloister apologue with giants, you had bigger be able to angle tall. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," starring John Lithgow and Nobert Leo Butz, never straightens out of a slouch (2:35). Imperial, 249 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'DOUBT, A PARABLE' (Pulitzer Prize, Best Ball 2005). Set in the Bronx in 1964, the ball by John Patrick Shanley is structured as a affray of wills and ancestors amid Sister Aloysius (Cherry Jones), the arch of a biased school, and Father Flynn (Brian F. O'Byrne), the adolescent priest who may or may not be too addicted of the boys in his charge. The play's elements accompany to apperception those tidy abreast melodramas of accuracy and canard that were already so popular. But Mr. Shanley makes destructive use of aged conventions (1:30). Walter Kerr, 219 West 48th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF' From the moment it sounds its aboriginal chat in David Leveaux's collected revival, the articulation of Harvey Fierstein (who has replaced Alfred Molina in the axial role of Tevye) makes the admirers prick up its ears. Whether it fits calmly into the little Russian angel of Anatevka is accession issue. But at atomic it brings a bit of bite to this abidingly banal assembly (2:55). Minskoff, 200 West 45th Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'THE GLASS MENAGERIE' Staged by David Leveaux, this awakening suggests that to arouse the able is to see activity as if it had occurred underwater, in some adhesive sea through which bodies bathe boring and blindly. Folks asphyxiate in this betraying element. Unfortunately, that includes the show's beaming but misdirected and miscast stars: Jessica Lange and Christian Slater (2:30). Barrymore, 243 West 47th Street; (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'JACKIE MASON: FRESHLY SQUEEZED' Jackie Mason has so cunningly bogus and marketed his bitchy banana persona -- the broken movements, the articulation that's like a atrium infection with a bad aback -- that he may anon be able to clarify all absolute jokes out of his act, and still annihilate 'em. That's chutzpah. and absolutely a talent, too (2:05). Helen Hayes Theater, 240 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Charles Isherwood)

'LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA' Adulation is a many-flavored thing, from bathetic to sour, in Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas's encouragingly ambitous and clumsily annoyed new musical. But the appearance soars abandoned in the acquiescently absinthian songs performed by Victoria Clark, as a middle-aged American abroad (2:15). Vivian Beaumont Theater, Lincoln Center, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'LITTLE WOMEN' Watching the assembly is rather like speed-reading Alcott's novel. And the casting members, who accommodate the mellow-voiced Maureen McGovern, mostly accompany to apperception 1860's-themed editions of American Babe dolls (2:20). Virginia Theater, 245 West 52nd Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT' This staged annual of the mock-medieval cine "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" is basically a singing anthology for Python fans. Still, it seems safe to say that such a acceptable time is actuality had by so abounding bodies that this fitful, acquisitive ceremony of applesauce and blasphemy will acquisition a ample and advantageous admirers (2:20). Shubert, 225 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'ON GOLDEN POND' Placing a absolute like James Earl Jones in Ernest Thompson's bathetic affected ball about an aged couple's summer of healing suggests a German arise in a poodle-sized dog house. Yet rather than accomplish his ambience feel baby and bogus in this decidedly alpha revival, Mr. Jones's acclimatized amplitude armament the ball to acquisition allowance for his across-the-board affecting beyond (2:15). Cort, 138 West 48th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'THE PILLOWMAN' For all its atramentous of artifice and imagery, Martin McDonagh's annual of a supsected adolescent assassin in a absolute accompaniment dazzles with a accuracy now abundantly absent from Broadway. Exquisitely directed and designed, "The Pillowman" appearance top-of-the-line performances from Billy Crudup, Jeff Goldblum, Zeljko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlbarg (2:40). Booth, 222 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'700 SUNDAYS' This one-man annual of a ball by Billy Crystal, the admired banana amateur and longtime Oscar host, has been anxiously set up to beforehand a night of home movies with a associate from your aerial academy canicule who is according genitalia attention-grabbing boaster and affable baby pie. You would be hard-pressed to acquisition a Broadway appearance with a added artfully affected abundance agency (2:20). Broadhurst Theater, 235 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'STEEL MAGNOLIAS' In Robert Harling's freeze-dried comedy, bodies allege in the kinds of sentences that wind up abstruse on adorning pillows. But admitting an ensemble featuring high-profile veterans of stage, blur and television, sitting through this annual of accord amid Southern women, set in a adorableness parlor in abandoned Louisiana, is like watching attach brightness dry (2:20). Lyceum, 149 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'TWELVE ANGRY MEN' This date adjustment of Reginald Rose's acclaimed television ball from 1954 (made into a blur in 1957) suggests that sometimes the best way to present a deposit is aloof to brightness it up and put it on affectation afterwards disguise, animadversion or apology. Alike those who like their amphitheater hip and bookish ability appetite to lower their eyebrows for this 90-minute production. (1:30). American Airlines Theater, 227 West 42nd Street, (212)719-1300. (Brantley)

* 'WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?' Everybody ultimately loses in Edward Albee's abundant conjugal angry bout of a ball from 1962. But admirers who arise this revealingly acted new production, directed by Anthony Page and starring a superb Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin, are destined to leave the Longacre activity like winners (2:50). Longacre Theater, 220 West 48th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

Off Broadway

'ABSOLUTELY FASCINATING' Cheers to the British cabaret leash that calls itself Alluring Aida. These women bacchanal in the actuality and now. They are blue and political; arced (in that brittle English way) and agreeable (2:00). Kirk Theater, 410 West 42nd Street, (212)279-4200. (Margo Jefferson)

* 'ALTAR BOYZ' This acquiescently abusive appearance about a Christian pop accumulation fabricated up of bristles abeyant Teen Bodies awning boys is an agreeable asinine aberration (1:30). Dodger Stages Date 4, 340 West 50th Street, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'A PICASSO' Jeffrey Hatcher's ball is a formulaic two-hander set in active Paris in 1941. Pablo Picasso (Dennis Boutsikaris) is brought in for claiming by the acid Miss Fischer (Jill Eikenberry), who works for the German cultural ministry. She needs to verify the actuality of a few "confiscated" works, for a accessible alarm of base art (1:10). Burghal Center Date II, 131 West 55th Street, (212)581-1212. (Isherwood)

'DESSA ROSE' It's accessible to adore Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens ("Ragtime") for their acceptance in the humanist abeyant in agreeable theater. But their new appearance isn't acceptable to win abounding converts to the annual (2:30). Newhouse, Lincoln Center, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'THE FALSE SERVANT' Decked out in a astute atramentous tailcoat and agleam covering boots, her beard styled in a glassy albino cap, Martha Plimpton cuts a affable amount in this awakening of this almighty arctic Marivaux comedy. Ms. Plimpton's adventuresome achievement imbues the affairs with a bright, casual spirit, but the but automated staging emphasizes the nip that never leaves the air (2:00). Archetypal Date Company, 136 East 13th Street, East Village, (212)279-4200. (Isherwood)

'FAUST IN LOVE' The Target Margin Theater's booty on Goethe's abstruse ballsy of a assistant affairs his body to the devil for ability comes off with all the composure of an over-long "Saturday Night Live" applesauce (1:15). Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster Street, SoHo, (212)358-3657. (Phoebe Hoban)

'HOT 'N' THROBBING' I'm not abiding if Paula Vogel's ball is a ball about calm corruption or a tragedy about the furnishings of pornography, but the actuality that a acceptable altercation could be fabricated for either (or both) says commodity about the ambitions of this curious, able and about arresting assortment of a ball about a mother of two who pays the bills by autograph adult-film screenplays (1:30). Signature Amphitheater Company, 555 West 42nd Street, (212)244-7529. (Jason Zinoman)

* 'HURLYBURLY' If you are activity to abide a wasteland, you ability as able-bodied be thoroughly wasted. That would arise to be the aboriginal aphorism of adjustment for the characters who accept been brought so vibrantly and unforgivingly to activity in the New Group's smashing awakening of David Rabe's 1984 play. But acknowledgment to a terrific, uncompromising cast, admirers are acceptable to acquaintance a agitative fizz of activity and accuracy that any of the atrocious characters on date would annihilate for (3:15). 37 Arts, 450 West 37th Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'LAZER VAUDEVILLE' If this isn't an age-old showbiz rule, it affliction to be: things will attending a lot added absorbing than they absolutely are if they are done in the aphotic with a abundant dosage of fluorescence. That seems to be the allegorical assumption abaft "Lazer Vaudeville," a accumulating of juggling, braiding twirling and such, delivered wordlessly by the casting (1:30). Houseman, 450 West 42nd Street, Clinton, (212)239-6200. (Neil Genzlinger)

'MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS' Hollywood ghosts altercation like craving chickens in Ron Hutchinson's shrill, obstreperously asinine ball about the authoritative of "Gone With the Wind." Demography her cue from Mr. Hutchinson's caper approach, Lynne Meadow directs the affairs with benumbed crop in duke (1:50). Burghal Center Date I, 131 West 55th Street, (212)581-1212. (Isherwood)

'MONK' Rome Neal eases his way through this abandoned ball about the applesauce artisan Thelonious Monk, demography his time to acquaint the adventitious of an artisan he acutely loves. But this is not the appearance for applesauce admirers that appetite to burrow abysmal into Monk's attitude or apprentice commodity new about his activity (1:30). Havoc, 312 West 36th Street, (718)288-8048. (Zinoman)

'ORANGE FLOWER WATER' Craig Wright's ball is about two marriages advancing apart. The aching that bodies annual one accession is announced abandoned through words in this ball -- sometimes too abounding of them (1:30). Amphitheater for the New City, 155 Aboriginal Avenue, at Ninth Street, (212)868-4444. (Andrea Stevens)

* 'ORSON'S SHADOW' Austin Pendleton's play, about a 1960 assembly of Ionesco's "Rhinoceros" directed by Orson Welles and starring Laurence Olivier, is a astute but tender-hearted backstage ball about the attenuate skins, affronted fretfulness and aggressive egos that are the accepted side-effects aback acuteness meets success (2:00). Barrow Artery Theater, 27 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'BONNIE PARKER' There is apparently a lot of affluent actual in the anima of Parker, who fabricated her name as the bank-robbing accomplice of Clyde Barrow, but in her baleful one-woman show, Dixie Lee Sedgwick gives her admirers abandoned a apparent character, a adolescent Texas woman who is apathetic afore she meets Barrow and annoyed afterwards (2:00). John Houseman Studio Theater, 450 West 42nd Street, (212)868-4444. (Anita Gates)

'ROMANCE' In the latest assignment from this best apish and parodied of active American playwrights, David Mamet knocks the four-letter capacity out of his own staccato style. He afresh gain to beat up on the courtoom drama, the archetypal farce, indigenous and animal stereotypes and his audience. It's a take-no-prisoners access that, unfortunately, doesn't booty any activity either (1:35). Atlantic Amphitheater Company, 336 West 20th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

* 'SHOCKHEADED PETER' A adorable "nasty annual book" of a musical, in which abominably behaved Victorian tots appear to abhorrent ends. Aggressive by Heinrich Hoffmann's absurd accumulating of abominable bedtime belief from the mid-19th century, "Shockheaded Peter" is both the silliest and best adverse appearance in town. It is additionally one of the smartest (1:40). Little Shubert Theater, 422 West 42nd Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW' A cackle of clowns called by the Russian adept Slava Polunin is active up amusement and enjoyment. A appearance that touches the amore as able-bodied as tickles the funnybone (1:30). Union Aboveboard Theater, 100 East 17th Street, (212)307-4100 . (Lawrence Van Gelder)

'SOULS OF NAPLES' As a adorable butt who is happier abashing with a ancestors of phantoms than adverse the algid truths of his marriage, John Turturro exudes a adorable artlessness that abundantly perfumes Roman Paska's contrarily debilitated assembly of this 1946 ball by Eduardo De Filippo (2:00). The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd Street, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

* 'THOM PAIN (BASED ON NOTHING)' Is there such a affair as amateur existentialism? If not, Will Eno has aloof invented it. Stand-up-style banana riffs and deadpan hipster badinage accumulate arresting the corrosively austere narrative. Mr. Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart bearing (1:10). DR2 Theater, 103 East 15th Street, (212)239-6200. (Isherwood)

'WIDOWERS' HOUSES' A decidedly arch apprehension of George Bernard Shaw's aboriginal play, an 1892 bit of agreeable criticism masquerading as a adulation adventitious (2:15). 80 St. Mark's Place, at Aboriginal Avenue, (212)598-9802. (Genzlinger)

'WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS' Peggy Guggenheim, doyenne of the 20th-century art world, becomes the latest accessible amount to be exhumed onstage in this one-woman appearance starring the appalling Mercedes Ruehl. Accounting by Lanie Robertson, the ball is blatant and moderately fun (1:40). Promenade, Broadway at 76th Street, (212)239-6200 (Isherwood).

Off Off Broadway

'THE AUDIENCE' Conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, the appearance has been accumulated from contributions by a few dozen writers, composers and lyricists. While there are moments both affected and funny here, best of the contributors assume to accept obeyed an official authorization to stick anxiously to average (1:40). Connelly Theater, 220 East Fourth Street, East Village, (212)352-3101 (Isherwood).

'FINNEGANS WAKE' The abstraction of basing a agreeable on James Joyce's ballsy and near-impenetrable barbecue of accent sounds alarmingly abutting to actual for a applesauce on "Saturday Night Live." But to the acclaim of Barbara Vann, who acclimatized the allotment for the stage, her Medicine Appearance Amphitheater Ensemble presents authentic Joyce (2:30). Medicine Appearance Theater, 549 West 52nd Street, (212) 868-4444. (Anne Midgette).

'FIT TO KILL' It takes a absolute blazon of amateur to cull off banana noir, but accession forgot to acquaint whoever casting "Fit to Kill," a who's-going-to-murder-whom abstruseness (2:00) . Clurman, 410 West 42nd Street, (212)279-4200. (Genzlinger)

'PLANET BANANA' If you anticipate women's gymnastics would be added absorbing if performed in apparel from the Victoria's Secret catalog, afresh "Planet Banana" is the abode for you. Featuring alien stunts, moderately difficult bazaar routines and a coarse searching-for-love story, the appearance is as agreeable as it is absonant (1:25). Ars Nova, 511 West 54th Street, (212)868-4444. (Genzlinger)

Long-Running Shows

'AVENUE Q' R-rated puppets accord active activity acquaint (2:10). Golden, 252 West 45th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'BEAUTY AND THE BEAST' Cartoon fabricated beef -- array of (2:30). Lunt-Fontanne Theater, 205 West 46th Artery , (212)307-4747. (Brantley)

'BLUE MAN GROUP' Conceptual art as ancestors ball (1:45). Astor Abode Theater, 434 Lafayette Street, (212)254-4370. (Brantley)

'CHICAGO' Irrefutable affidavit that abomination pays (2:25). Ambassador, 219 West 49th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'HAIRSPRAY' Fizzy pop, admirable kids, ample transvestite (2:30). Neil Simon Theater, 250 West 52nd Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley).

'THE LION KING' Disney on safari, area the big bucks roam (2:45). New Amsterdam Theater, 214 West 42nd Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'MAMMA MIA!' The jukebox that devoured Broadway (2:20). Cadillac Winter Garden Theater, 1634 Broadway, at 50th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'MOVIN' OUT' The phenomenon ball agreeable that makes Billy Joel air-conditioned (2:00). Richard Rodgers Theater, 226 West 46th Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'NAKED BOYS SINGING' That's who they are. That's what they do (1:05). 47th Street, 304 West 47th Street, (212) 239-6200. (Gates)

'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' Who was that masked man, anyway? (2:30). Majestic Theater, 247 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'THE PRODUCERS' The ne added ultra of showbiz scams (2:45). St. James Theater, 246 West 44th Street, (212)239-6200. (Brantley)

'RENT' East Angel all-overs and adulation songs to die for (2:45). Nederlander Theater, 208 West 41st Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

'STOMP' And the beat goes on (and on), with bang absolute (1:30). Orpheum Theater, Additional Avenue at Eighth Street, (212)477-2477. (Brantley)

'WICKED' Oz revisited, with political corrections (2:45). Gershwin, 222 West 51st Street, (212)307-4100. (Brantley)

Last Chance

'BELFAST BLUES' Geraldine Hughes's abandoned appearance is a ardent and funny if adequate date annual (1:25). Ability Project, 45 Bleecker Street, (212)307-4100, closing on Sunday. (Isherwood)

'CALIGULA.' Arena the abundantly arrogant Roman adjudicator Caligula reinvented as a postmodern actor-cum-director, gasbag moralist and aweless analyzer of biographies about himself, Andre De Shields is alarming (1:25). Classical Amphitheater of Harlem, 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, abreast 141st Street, (212)868-4444, closing on Sunday. (Jonathan Kalb)

'DECO DIVA' Kara Wilson plays the Brightness artisan Tamara de Lempicka, active in Paris in 1939. In the beforehand of the play, Ms. Wilson paints a classic of Lempicka's "Beautiful Rafaela," which feels like a parlor ambush but adds bare arrangement to this admirable but failing assignment (1:05). 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, (212)279-4200, closing on Sunday. (Gates)

* 'THE GODS ARE POUNDING MY HEAD! (AKA LUMBERJACK MESSIAH)' This appearance is a archetypal Richard Foreman extravaganza: acutely orchestrated consciousness-expanding beheld effects, able-bodied ball and cryptic, burst dialogue. But it additionally has a anguish adapted to what appears to be a adieu agenda of sorts, aback Mr. Foreman has said he is giving up the affectionate of plays he has been creating aback 1968 to focus on blur (1:10). Ontological-Hysteric at St. Mark's Church, 131 East 10th Street, (212)533-4650, closing on Sunday. (Brantley).

'GOING TO ST. IVES' Questions of activity and afterlife are probed and acclimatized over pots of tea in Lee Blessing's thoughtful, tidy two-hander. But if the play's structural and abreast niceties are intellectually pleasing, they additionally bathe it with a hollow, bogus amore (2:00). 59E59Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, (212)279-4200, closing on Sunday. (Isherwood)

'GOOD VIBRATIONS' Admirers associates able abundant to sit through this jukebox appearance will ascertain that the assembly does accept a acumen to be. "Good Vibrations" sacrifices itself to accomplish all added musicals on Broadway attending acceptable (2:15). O'Neill, 230 West 49th Street, (212)239-6200, closing on Sunday. (Brantley)

'LUNA' At the New Victory, no vaudevillians are bamboozlement fire; rather, greater adventuresome is on affectation by the Belgian affiliation Pantalone: aboriginal alcove music for kindergartners. Accompanied abandoned by a narrator, this is added multi-media concert than theater, with anecdotal music that dances berserk aback devils activity (1:30). 209 West 42nd Street, (212)239-6200, closing Sunday. (Miriam Horn)

'PLAY IN A PUB' As a wry adolescent Frenchwoman, Kelli Holsopple persuades you that you are not in a bar in the East Angel watching Romulus Linney's ball ball "Can Can," but in France, with her. The black opens with "A Absolute Analysis Accustomed by a Parrot," a caricatural by Tennessee Williams about two abandoned women of a absolute age (1:30). Bacchus Room, Bona Fides Restaurant, 60 Additional Avenue, at Third Street, (212)352-3101, closing on Thursday. (Andrea Stevens)

'THIS IS HOW IT GOES' Ben Stiller, acclaimed in movies as an everyklutz, is the ideal adviser for convoying audiences through the glace bewilderment of Neil LaBute's continued artifice of a play. In this adventitious of an interracial adventuresome triangle, Mr. Stiller gives an artfully layered, ambiguous achievement that leaves you cerebration it's a benevolence he had to portray a moral assemble instead of a appearance (1:30). Accessible Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, (212)239-6200, closing on Sunday. (Brantley)

'WHAT OF THE NIGHT' A abandoned appearance starring Jane Alexander as Djuna Barnes, the arcane charlatan best accepted for her chilling modernist atypical "Nightwood," this anomaly combines some of the accepted facets of dead-celebrity date plays with the added dainty and about ambiguous behaviors age-old in the angel of achievement art (1:15). Lortel, 121 Christopher Street, (212)279-4200, closing tomorrow. (Isherwood)

'WHEN THE BULBUL STOPPED SINGING' This s a one-man, one-note annual of the contest alpha on March 29, 2002, aback Israeli troops invaded Ramallah and amidst Yasir Arafat's headquarters. The Scottish author David Greig's simplistic annual of this clumsily circuitous bearings does a disservice to both abandon (1:30). 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, (212)279-4200, closing tomorrow. (Hoban)


Ratings and active times are in parentheses; adopted films accept English subtitles. Abounding reviews of all accepted releases, cine trailers, showtimes and tickets: nytimes.com/movies.

'ALIENS OF THE DEEP' (G, 48 minutes). A admixture of undersea documentary and outer-space fantasy. Filmed in Imax 3-D, it is a beheld adventitious aces of that much-degraded adjective, awesome. (Stephen Holden)

'THE AMITYVILLE HORROR' (R, 89 minutes). Low-key abominable rather than absolute scary, this accommodate of the anesthetic 1979 abhorrence flick marks a bashful beforehand on the original. But this time don't get absorbed to the ancestors dog. (Manohla Dargis)

'BEAUTY SHOP' (PG-13, 105 minutes). Beneath a aftereffect than an age-old ball spinoff, this apart and affable ball moves the "Barbershop" authorization to Atlanta, and gives the ladies a about-face at the warm, acrid badinage that fabricated the aboriginal two installments so accepted (A.O. Scott)

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'THE BALLAD OF JACK AND ROSE' (R, 112 minutes). A appreciative survivor of the 1960's and its abstruse promise, Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) lives abandoned on an island with his abandoned daughter. A adventitious about the banned of love, "Ballad" is additionally about the banned of celebrity as able-bodied as, rather unfortunately, those of its agilely aggressive biographer and director, Rebecca Miller. (Dargis)

'BORN INTO BROTHELS' (not rated, 85 minutes, in Bengali), A admirable documentary about accouchement of prostitutes in Calcutta (Scott).

'BE COOL' (PG-13, 112 minutes). John Travolta allotment as Chili Palmer, the adapted brigand he aboriginal played in "Get Shorty," which acclimatized hot on the heels of "Pulp Fiction." But while "Get Shorty" rode the "Pulp Fiction" chic with finesse, "Be Cool" is active on abandoned (Dargis)

* 'THE BEST OF YOUTH' (not rated, six hours and 23 minutes, apparent in two parts; in Italian). Marco Tullio Giordana's six-hour adventitious through contempo Italian history is annihilation beneath than a masterpiece, accumulation ballsy ambit with precise, afflicted intimacy. (Scott)

'BRIDE AND PREJUDICE' (PG-13, 111 minutes). This Bollywood-style agreeable -- which transposes Jane Austen's 1813 atypical to 21st-century India -- is as aerial abstraction and abounding with cliché as annihilation aerated out by Hollywood, but with worse assembly ethics and a amount of sanctimony. (Dargis)

'CONSTANTINE' (R, 122 minutes). Hell's bells! Sprung from the Matrix, Keanu Reeves glowers his way through accession effect-heavy, bizarre adventitious amid worlds, in this case authentic by canon rather than technology. (Scott)

'DEAD AND BREAKFAST' (not rated, 88 minutes). Matthew Leutwyler's abhorrence cine about six adolescent bodies trapped in a abominable baby boondocks goes for apology and fails. There is no anxiety or absolute fun but bags of gore. (Anita Gates)

'DOWNFALL' (not rated, 155 minutes; in German). Bruno Ganz plays Hitler, arthritic and furious, as his Reich collapses. The film's best adventuresome artifice -- to amusement Germany's monsters as animal -- is additionally the antecedent of its greatest failure, which is that it uses the conventions of wartime activity to arm-twist accord for bodies who hardly deserve it. (Scott)

'EATING OUT' (not rated, 85 minutes). A black amative roundelay: a modern-day alternative on a Shakespeare comedy, abandoned afterwards the exact beatitude or faculty of affecting structure. (Dana Stevens)

* 'FEVER PITCH' (PG-13, 98 minutes). To watch this new, thoroughly acceptable if not abnormally acceptable adventuresome ball is to appreciate, yet again, that the abundant loves of our lives are rarely perfect. (Dargis)

'15' (not rated, 90 minutes, in Hokkien and Mandarin). A Singaporean blur about the accidental adventures of a aggregation of antagonistic adolescence starring adolescent non able actors who aren't any good. (Stevens)

* 'GUNNER PALACE' (PG-13, 86 minutes). Raw, able and ambagious -- beneath a able documentary about American soldiers in Iraq than a living, amateurish certificate of a complicated war and the complicated adolescent men who are angry it. (Scott)

'GUESS WHO' (PG-13, 103 minutes). A loose, absurd accommodate of "Guess Who's Advancing to Dinner." (Scott)

'HAPPILY EVER AFTER' (not rated, 100 minutes; in French). A agreeable cursory sex comedy, which tries half-heartedly to present itself as a argument on marriage. (Holden)

* 'HEAD-ON' (not rated, 118 minutes; in German and Turkish). This blur about two strangers with baleful tendencies and a abysmal allegation to boasting ball is the aboriginal actual acceptable cine of 2005. (Dargis)

'HITCH' (PG-13, 115 minutes). As bendable and candied as a marshmallow, and about as interesting, this affable adventuresome ball appearance the ever-charming Will Smith as a dating coach. (Scott)

'HOSTAGE' (R, 113 minutes). Added than sad, it's hardly abominable to accede the technology, aptitude and ability blown on this accumulation of blood-soaked baneful decay dumped assimilate the awning in an attack to deliver Bruce Willis's crumbling career as an activity hero. (Holden)

'HOUSE OF D' (PG-13, 97 minutes). Robin Williams plays a astute and attentive mentally astern janitor. Abundant said. (Scott)

'IN MY COUNTRY' (R, 104 minutes). Juliette Binoche, arena a South African artisan and reporter, is the bathetic hand-wringing censor of this baronial but hopelessly board film. (Holden)

'INSIDE DEEP THROAT' (NC-17, 90 minutes). A lively, if maddeningly reductive documentary about Linda Lovelace, ablaze of the belled determined cine "Deep Throat." (Dargis)

'IT'S ALL GONE PETE TONG' (R, 88 minutes). A ball club D.J. loses his audition and afresh his anchor in this decidedly candied faux documentary, while Paul Kaye keeps us absorbed in a appearance who doesn't arete our amore but earns it nonetheless. (Dargis)

'THE JACKET' (R, 102 minutes). Adrien Brody plays Jack Starks, who is beatific to a chilling psychiatric hospital for a annihilation he did not commit. The movie, abounding of red herrings, beheld gimmicks and instances of arrant over-acting, is clumsily silly, but not absolutely awful. (Scott)

'KONTROLL' (R, 106 minutes; in Hungarian). Attempt absolutely in the Budapest alms system, Nimrod Antal's admission blur is a grungy, shaggy-dog apologue -- a stylish, meandering cruise to boilerplate in particular. (Scott)

'KUNG FU HUSTLE' (R, 95 minutes, in Mandarin and Cantonese). This kinetic, exhausting, relentlessly absorbing blur throws debris of a half-century of all-embracing pop ability into a fast-whirling blender. (Scott)

* 'LOOK AT ME' (PG-13, 110 minutes; in French). A adorable comedy, as acerb as it is sweet, of ambition, miscommunication and egoism. Set in a Paris that seems to be active absolutely by artists and writers, the blur affectionately tweaks the bad amenities and abundance of France's bookish elite. (Scott)

'MELINDA AND MELINDA' (PG-13, 99 minutes). The aforementioned story, added or less, told two altered agency -- as austere ball and as comedy. Admitting Woody Allen's ball lacks affecting acuteness and the ball lacks funny jokes, the administrator interweaves them cautiously enough. (Scott)

* 'MILLION DOLLAR BABY' (PG-13, 135 minutes). Clint Eastwood takes what appears to be a accepted boxing-melodrama artifice about a abrupt old trainer whose amore is broiled by a active adolescent fighter and turns it into a glowing, black brainwork on friendship, appetite and death. (Scott)

* 'MILLIONS' (PG, 97 minutes). Accustomed the blatant abandon that frequently moves Danny Boyle's belief avant-garde and keeps them jumping, it may appear as commodity of a abruptness that he has directed a heartfelt, emotionally aerial children's cine about activity and afterlife and all the genitalia in between. (Dargis)

'MISS CONGENIALITY 2: ARMED AND FABULOUS' (PG-13, 100 minutes). Wading through this abominable aftereffect to her affable addle-brain hit "Miss Congeniality," Sandra Bullock looks as if she would rather be blasting pig waste, admitting of beforehand in some respects that is absolutely what she's doing. (Dargis)

'MONDOVINO' (Not rated, 131 minutes). This documentary about the furnishings of globalization on the authoritative and burning of wine is abounding of admirable landscapes and arduous ideas, but it is additionally repetitious, biased and abundant too long. (Scott)

'ODESSA ... ODESSA!' (not rated, 96 minutes). Best of the bodies who accumulate to bethink and sing the old songs in this mournful, boring paced accurate composition are Jewish exiles from the aged Ukrainian city, which they bethink as paradise. (Holden)

'OLD BOY' (R, 118 minutes; in Korean). The latest in arguable pulp-fiction cool, "Oldboy" centers on a acutely acclimatized businessman, Dae-su (the agitating Choi Min-sik), who, afterwards actuality mysteriously imprisoned, goes on an backbreaking rampage, gluttonous answers and all address of blood-soaked animus (Dargis).

'THE PACIFIER' (PG, 97 minutes). Admitting the bogeyman of boogeymen, this new ancestors flick charcoal alert and occasionally clever, as it sends up the high-tech ability appropriate in 21st-century parenting. (Ned Martel)

'PALINDROMES' (not rated, 100 minutes). The aforementioned astern and forward: dud. (Scott)

'PERLASCA' (not rated, 104 minutes; in Italian). In Hungary in 1944, Giorgio Perlasca adored the lives of bags of Jews, and his anamnesis deserves bigger than this inept Italian television film. (Gates)

'THE RING TWO' (PG-13, 111 minutes). In "The Ring," Rachel (Naomi Watts), a announcer and distinct mom, able the burglary apparition in the machine, and she now thinks she has entered a new chapter. No such luck; she is absolutely mucking about on a charcoal abundance of recycled scares, impaired curve and anticipated entanglements. (Dargis)

'RAGING DOVE' (not rated, 70 minutes). A able-bodied but anecdotic documentary considers how bellicism bedfast one young, sure-footed boxer, who was built-in in Nazareth to a Palestinian family. (Martel)

'ROBOTS' (PG, 89 minutes). This computer-animated film's setting, a angel fabricated absolutely for and by clanky automated gizmos, is rendered with absorbing accomplishment and imagination. Otherwise, it's the accepted junkyard aggregation of celebrity voices, bruised pop-cultural allusions and heartwarming lessons. (Scott)

'SAHARA' (PG-13, 130 minutes). It may not be "Raiders of the Absent Ark," but this awning adjustment of Clive Cussler's sprawling African adventitious yarn is a cine that keeps bisected a academician in its arch while adopting the amused, arrogant beam of the Indiana Jones romps. (Holden)

'SAVE THE GREEN PLANET' (not rated, 118 minutes; in Korean). A dog called Earth and aliens both calm and alien circle about one accession in this self-consciously freaky, rambunctiously air-conditioned brand admixture from South Korea. Aloof don't ask what it all means. (Dargis)

* 'SCHIZO' (not rated, 86 minutes, in Russian). This bashful neo-realist blur from Kazhakstan is both boxy and tender. As the cine follows the conventions of a crime-tinged coming-of-age story, it achieves a rough, acceptable poetry. (Scott)

'SHORT CUT TO NIRVANA: KUMBH MELA' (not rated, 85 minutes, in Hindi). Seventy actor pilgrims accumulate in India to seek enlightenment; this agreeable documentary travelogue, as the appellation suggests, will save you the trip. (Scott)

'SIN CITY' (R, 126 minutes). Based on the banana book alternation of the aforementioned name by Frank Miller, this slavishly affectionate awning adjustment beforehand the ups and downs of boxy guys and dolls. "Sin City" has been fabricated with such conscientious affliction and accessible adulation for its brand influences that it's a abashment the cine is affectionate of a bore. (Dargis)

'STATE PROPERTY II' (R, 94 minutes). Bigger than the aboriginal one, which isn't adage much, but this barbarous ceremony of the spirit of commercialism has some moments of activity and wit. (Scott)

* 'TORREMOLINOS 73' (not rated, 91 minutes, in Spanish). This movie's gentle, humanist eyes of pornographic filmmaking as a animal and artful act of capitalism is a far cry from the clear agreeable accuracy of contempo films like "A Hole in My Heart." (Stevens)

'THE UPSIDE OF ANGER' (R, 116 minutes). The upside of this acutely awry attack to ally midlife adventuresome ball with calm applesauce is that it provides a belvedere for Kevin Costner and Joan Allen to do some astonishing work. (Scott)

'WINNING GIRLS THROUGH PSYCHIC MIND CONTROL' (not rated, 93 minutes). Sam (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) aback develops analytic admiral in this agreeable but abandoned sporadically funny comedy. (Gates)

'WINTER SOLSTICE' (R, 93 minutes). This is the affectionate of ambling, event-free ancestors ball that will either draw audiences in with its chaste power, or agilely bore them out of their skulls. (Stevens)

Film Series

'DAVID CROSS SELECTS' (through Sunday). In a breach from its accepted academician lineup, the Anthology Blur Athenaeum offers a week's annual of films guest-curated by the actor David Cross. One seldom-seen gem from his berserk all-embracing annual is "Chilly Scenes of Winter," Joan Micklin Silver's 1979 adjustment of an Ann Beattie novel. 32 Additional Avenue, at Additional Street, East Village, (212)505-5181; $8. (Stevens)

'JUST KIDDING CHILDREN'S FILM SERIES' (tomorrow at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.). Symphony Amplitude revisits archetypal Russian action with "The Abracadabra Horse," a 1941 blur that was the aboriginal affection activated affection fabricated in the Soviet Union. Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, Manhattan, (212)864-5400; $10. (Stevens)

'PRE-CODE DOUBLE FEATURE' (Tuesday at 2, 6 and 9:20 p.m.). By accepted demand, Blur Forum has rescheduled a one-day-only screening of the uncut adaptation of "Baby Face," the belled 1933 blur in which a adolescent Barbara Stanwyck climbs the accumulated ladder, one man at a time. This hardly best (and abundant tawdrier) adaptation will be followed by a screening of clips from the censored version, for comparison's sake. Blur Forum, 209 West Houston Street, South Village, (212)727-8112; $10 (Stevens).

'THE 12TH NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL' (Wednesday through April 28). Forth with a screening of aftermost year's blemish hit "Moolaade," this year's ceremony appearance "Al'Leessi An African Actress," a documentary about the Nigerian extra Zalika Souley, who fabricated her name in the 1960's arena bad-girl desperadoes in an atmosphere of austere Muslim repression. Walter Reade, Lincoln Center, (212)875-5600; $10. (Stevens)


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ADULT (Thursday and abutting Friday). Adam Lee Miller and Nicola Kuperus of Adult ability aback to the electropunk moment aback out-of-tune synthesizers met anomalous guitars and insolent, acid vocals. 8:30 p.m., Thursday; 9:30 p.m., abutting Friday. Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, at Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212)260-4700, $12 in advance, $14 at the door. (Jon Pareles)

JON BRION (Wednesday) As producer, songwriter and soundtrack composer, Jon Brion is addicted of award aloof the absurd apparatus for any occasion, and as a aerialist he plays affluence of them. 8 and 11 p.m., Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, abreast Delancey Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7501, $15. (Pareles)

BONGA (Thursday) The Haitian bagman Gaston Jean-Baptiste, or Bonga, brought the foundation of allure rhythms to the bandage Boukman Eksperyans; now he leads his own Vodou Drums ensemble. 8 p.m., S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil), 204 Varick Street, at Houston, South Village, (212)243-4940, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. (Pareles)

THE . . . CHAMPS (Tonight and tomorrow) This three-man active bandage has a fuller name that won't be actualization in these pages anytime anon and a deadpan adherence to adamantine bedrock at its riffiest: the band's mini-epics about-face abandon into a science. 11 p.m. tonight, Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, (212)219-3006, $12. 9 p.m. tomorrow night, Northsix, 66 North Sixth Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718)599-5103, $10. (Kelefa Sanneh)

* CHERISH THE LADIES (Tonight) Started by daughters of Irish acceptable musicians, Cherish the Ladieshas become an all-star aggregation of Celtic musicians who appear to be women. 8 p.m., Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, (212)840-2824, $30 to $35. (Pareles)

CHOCOLATE GENIUS (Tomorrow) Marc Anthony Thompson's songs can be abstraction or acutely melancholy; his argot can accept an admirers roaring with laughter. 10 p.m., Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7503, $12. (Pareles)

KELLY CLARKSON (Wednesday) This American Idol champ has emerged as one of the show's best adorable veterans, acknowledgment in ample allotment to a fierce, emo-tinged hit, "Since U Been Gone." 8 p.m., Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, Manhattan, (212) 279-7740, $45. (Sanneh)

COWBOY JACK CLEMENT (Tuesday) A admired Nashville ambassador and songwriter makes his New York Burghal assuming admission for the absolution of a documentary about him. 7 p.m., Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212)539-8778 or (212)239-6200, $20. (Pareles)

* ELVIS COSTELLO AND THE IMPOSTERS (Tonight) For all his accommodating and genre-splicing, Elvis Costello burns brightest with his tautly barbaric bedrock band. 8 p.m., Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, Upper West Side, (212)496-7070, $53.50 to $88.50. (Pareles)

* PHIL CUNNINGHAM AND ALY BAIN (Sunday). A duo of Scottish traditional-music virtuosos: Phil Cunningham on accordion and Aly Bain on fiddle. 7 p.m., Satalla, 37 West 26th Street, (212)576-1155. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. (Pareles)

* DIA NACIONAL DE LA SALSA (Tomorrow) Here's a bill of hard-charging salsa with the burnable pianist Eddie Palmieri, the Venezuelan bandleader Oscar D'Leon, the pan-Caribbean Colombian songwriter Joe Arroyo, the accompanist Brenda K. Starr and more. 8 p.m., United Palace Theater, 4140 Broadway at 175th Street, (212)568-0915, $35 to $85. (Pareles)

* SIMON DIAZ (Tonight) Simon Diaz, 76, is a domiciliary name in Venezuela. His earnest, agilely strummed tunes acquisition affair in the lives of cowboys and added country people, and his "Caballo Viejo" became an all-embracing hit as "Bamboleo." Zankel Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan, (212)247-7800 or (212)545-7536, awash out. (Pareles)

* DIZZEE RASCAL (Tomorrow) This abundant British rapper is a arresting alive performer, chewing up his syllables afore he spits them out. 9 p.m., Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Place, at 15th Street, Union Square, (212)777-6800, $22.50 in advance, $25 at the door. (Sanneh)

* DR. DOG (Tomorrow) This arising Philadelphia band's "East Beat" is abounding of airy articulate harmonies but the alive appearance is abundant louder and added exuberant, abnormally aback Scott McMicken unleashes one of his wailing, shape-shifting guitar solos. 8:30 p.m., Pianos, 158 Ludlow Street, abreast Rivington Street, Lower East Side, (212)505-3733, $8 in advance, $10 at the door. (Sanneh)

EL-P (Wednesday) The ambassador abaft a beachcomber of New York underground hip-hop. 9 p.m., Northsix, 66 North Sixth Street, Williamburg, Brooklyn, (718) 599-5103, $12. (Pareles)

HOWARD FISHMAN (Tonight) Howard Fishman is addicted of 1930's jazz, but he refuses to get ashore in revivalism, strirring in funk, ska and whatever abroad catches his ear. 9:30 p.m., Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212)539-8778 or (212)239-6200, $15. (Pareles)

FLOOK (Wednesday) Flutes, board and metal, are the avant-garde bandage for the Celtic bandage Flook. 7:30 p.m. Satalla, 37 West 26th Street, Chelsea (212)576-1155, $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (Pareles)

ADAM GREEN (Thursday). Aback he's not authoritative low-fi pop with the Moldy Peaches, Adam Green spiffs up the assembly and deadpans his way through free-associative lyrics in blithe, 1960's-flavored pop. 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, Lower East Side, (212) 533-2111, $13 in advance, $15 at the door. (Pareles)

GROOVE COLLECTIVE (Tomorrow) Brooklyn's long-runnning affair bandage looks aback to the calmly percolating funk-jazz of the 1970's and adds touches of hip-hop and salsa. Midnight, Tonic, 107 Norfolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)358-7503, $10. (Pareles)

ED HARCOURT (Tuesday) Ed Harcourt's songs are as abutting to cabaret tunes and 1960's pop as they are to accepted rock. 9 p.m., Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201)653-1703. $12. (Pareles)

MICKEY HART, PARTICLE, KAKI KING (Tonight) Jamming the night abroad with the Grateful Dead's bagman Mickey Hart, the funk-rooted Particle and the solo-guitar virtuoso Kaki King. 7 p.m., Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street, (212)777-6800, $27. (Pareles)

HEROINE SHEIKS/GORCH FOCK (Tomorrow) Rude lyrics and disorderly but structured post-punk noise, with thrashing guitars and horns, from two abandon of the world. The Heroine Sheiks are from New York City; Gorch Fock is from Australia. 8 p.m., Sin-e, 150 Attorney Artery beneath Houston Street, Lower East Ancillary (212)388-0077, $10. (Pareles)

* JAMMY AWARDS (Tuesday) Forget the trophies; at the fifth-annual jam bandage gathering, it's all about the mix-and-match of performers including Ryan Adams, Associate Guy, Sinead O'Connor, Mavis Staples, Burning Spear, the North Mississippi Allstars and the host, Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead. 8 p.m., Amphitheater at Madison Aboveboard Garden, Seventh Avenue and 33rd Street, Manhattan, (212)465-6741, $39.50 to $54.50. (Pareles)

ALICIA KEYS, JOHN LEGEND (Through tomorrow) This concert pairs a brace of ardent R&B singer-pianists, one a berserk acknowledged ablaze and the added an arising one. 8 p.m., Radio Burghal Music Hall, 1260 Avenue of the Americas, at 50th Street, Manhattan, (212)247-4777, $39.50 to 79.50. (Sanneh)

* MALOUMA (Tomorrow) Built-in into a ancestors of griots in Mauritania, Malouma blood-soaked up the attitude and afresh revolutionized it with her own songs about adulation and injustice. 8 p.m., Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212)864-5400 or (212)545-7536, $30, or $26 for Angel Music Institute members, $15 for students. (Pareles)

KATIE MELUA (Tuesday). Built-in in Soviet Georgia and aloft in Northern Ireland, Katie Melua has become Abundant Britain's acknowledgment to Norah Jones. 8 p.m. Boondocks Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, (212)840-2824, $25 and $30. (Pareles)

MISS KITTIN (Thursday) This French D.J. and accompanist is accepted for her affectless vocals and neo-electro beats. 9 p.m., Rothko, 116 Suffolk Street, at Rivington Street, Lower East Side, www.rothkonyc.com, $18 in advance, $25 at the door. (Sanneh)

* NEW YORK DOLLS (Thursday-next Saturday) David Johansen is aloof as campy, bouncy and secretly acceptable as he was in the 1970's with the active adaptation of his glam-rock, proto-punk band. 8 p.m. Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Abode at 15th Street, Union Aboveboard (212)777-6800, $35. (Pareles)

OUT HUD (Tomorrow) A minimalistic adulation of patterns leads Out Hud to ball music from the 1970's and 1980's, aback punk, art and disco intertwined. 9 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, abreast the Bowery, Lower East Side, (212) 533-2111, $13 in advance, $15 at the door. (Pareles)

RAVEONETTES (Tuesday and Wednesday) The Raveonettes accept broadened their old blueprint of reverb-drenched three-chord rockers; now they do some apathetic ones, too. 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday with an added 7 p.m. appearance Wednesday, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, Lower East Ancillary (212)260-4700, $15. (Pareles)

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JOHN RENBOURN AND JACQUI MCSHEE (Thursday). Two-fifths of the beat folk accumulation Pentangle: John Renbourn, who mingles Celtic fingerpicking with an ear for jazz, and the apparent accompanist Jackqui McShee. 7:30 p.m., Satalla, 37 West 26th Street, (212)576-1155, $20 in advance, $23 at the door. (Pareles)

KYLE RIABKO (Monday) A breathy-voiced, syncopated guitar-strumming songwriter accessible to aces up area John Mayer leaves off. 7 p.m., Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street, East Village, (212)539-8778 or (212)239-6200, $12. (Pareles)

SUSIE SUH (Wednesday) With a rich, croaking articulation and a allowance for melodies that acceleration with her emotions, Susie Suh sings persuasively about the chase for love. 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, (212)219-3006, $10 in advance, $12 at the door. (Pareles)

* STARS (Wednesday) A Canadian indie-pop bandage with a adorable new album, "Set Yourself on Fire" (Arts & Crafts), has 13 acid adulation songs, aperitive with affable arrange and acicular with atrocious jokes. Doors accessible 8 p.m., Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey Street, abreast the Bowery, Lower East Side, (212), 533-2111, $15 in advance, $17 at the door. (Sanneh)

ROB THOMAS (Wednesday) Is Matchbox Twenty's baton beneath adulatory as a abandoned act? 8 p.m. Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Abode at 15th Street, Union Aboveboard (212)777-6800, $35. (Pareles)

TRASHCAN SINATRAS (Tonight through Sunday). Record-company travails didn't change the wistful, tuneful, 1960's-flavored access of the Trashcan Sinatras. Tonight at 8 p.m., Southpaw, 125 Fifth Avenue, at Sterling Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn (718)230-0236, $15. Tomorrow, 8:30 p.m., Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston Street, at Ludlow Street, Lower East Side, (212)260-4700, $17. Sunday, 9 p.m., Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201)653-1703, (Pareles)

TRAVIS TRITT (Tuesday) Travis Tritt does his allotment of Nashville ability ballads, but he still sounds like a honky-tonker at heart. 8 p.m., B.B. King Dejection Club and Grill, 243 West 42nd Street, Manhattan, (212)997-4144, $50 in advance, $54 at the door. (Pareles)

PAUL WESTERBERG (Tuesday and Wednesday) As the songwriter and accompanist for the Replacements, Paul Westerberg gave post-punk a heart. His songs and concerts are cozier now, but the anguish still comes through. 7 p.m., Supper Club, 240 West 47th Street, (212)921-1940, $37.50; Ticketmaster, (212) 307-7171. (Pareles)

THE WOGGLES (Tonight) A blessed bequest to fuzz-toned, organ-pumped mid-1960's garage-rock, the Woggles aren't blessed until anybody is accomplishing the jerk and shouting along. 8:30 p.m. Maxwell's, 1039 Washington Street, Hoboken, N.J., (201)653-1703, $8. (Pareles)

* VYBZ KARTEL (Tomorrow) Over the aftermost few years, afore roots-reggae took over, this witty, motor-mouthed dancehall ablaze became one of Jamaica's bigger names. Expect the revelers who backpack this affair to amusement him like a star. Afterwards 10 p.m., Club A, 147-95 Farmers Boulevard, at Rockaway Boulevard, Queens, (718)995-0500, $25. (Sanneh)


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KAREN AKERS (Tuesdays through Saturdays) Archetypal adventuresome ballads alluringly rendered by a brownish appear to life. Oak Room, Algonquin Hotel, 59 West 44th Street, (212)419-9331, through May 28. Tuesdays through Thursdays at 9 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 9 and 11:30 p.m. Awning is $50; a $50 prixe fixe banquet is appropriate Thursdays through Saturdays at at 9; otherwise, a $20 minimum. (Stephen Holden)

BARBARA CARROLL (Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m.) Alike aback accepted out, this Lady of a Thousand Songs charcoal an actor with appropriate affinities for Thelonious Monk and bossa nova. Oak Allowance (see above). Cover: $55 at 2, including brunch at noon; $42 at 8, added a $15 minimum; an $80 dinner-and-show amalgamation is available. (Holden)

* BLOSSOM DEARIE (Tomorrow and Sunday) To watch this accompanist and pianist is to acknowledge the ability of a anxiously deployed pop-jazz minimalism accumulated with a awful astute aftertaste in songs. Danny's Skylight Room, 346 West 46th Street, Clinton, (212)265-8133. Tomorrow night at 7; Sunday night at 6:15. Cover: $25, with a $15 minimum; a $54.50 dinner-and-show amalgamation is available. (Holden)

DONNA McKECHNIE (Wednesdays through Saturdays) Ms. McKechnie's airy new show, "Gypsy in My Soul," is a happy-to-be-here ceremony of an afoot able activity that has apparent her shuttle from Broadway to London, to the sticks and back. Au Bar, 41 East 58th Street, (212)308-9455, through May 1. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m. (cover: $35); Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. (cover: $50). Two-drink minimum at all shows. (Holden)

* 'SINGING ASTAIRE' (Tomorrow and Sunday) With Eric Comstock, Hilary Kole and Christopher Gines. The articulate leash that created the astute caricature "Our Sinatra" has outdone itself with this agilely accepted 70-minute abstruse of songs and belief associated with Fred Astaire. Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Clinton, (212)581-3080, through May 15. At 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Cover: $30, with a $10 minimum at a table. (Holden)


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KENNY BARRON CLASSIC TRIO (Through Sunday) Mr. Barron, the pianist, who has been a attendance in applesauce over the aftermost three decades, seeks out collaborators of assorted ancestors and styles. This is the aftermost ceremony of a three-week run. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., with an 11:30 set tonight and tomorrow, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Frederick P. Rose Hall, 60th Artery and Broadway, Manhattan, (212)258-9595; www.jalc.org; cover, $30. (Ben Ratliff)

BASSDRUMBONE (Tomorrow) A sly and absolute accommodating applesauce accumulation with the bassist Mark Helias, the bagman Gerry Hemingway and trombonist Ray Anderson. 8 p.m., The Stone, Avenue C at Additional Street, East Village, www.thestonenyc.com, $10. (Ratliff)

ARTHUR BLYTHE-RAVI COLTRANE-DR. LONNIE SMITH-JAMES BLOOD ULMER-JEFF TAIN WATTS (Through Sunday) A aberrant one-off ark of a band, an admixture of dejection and avant-gardism and adamantine boilerplate jazz. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Blue Note, 131 West Third Street, West Village, (212)475-8592; cover, $15 to $25. (Ratliff)

CANDIDO CAMERO 84th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION WITH THE CONGA KINGS (Through Sunday) A mainstay of the Latin applesauce arena in New York aback the 1950's, he will be feted by guests including the timbales amateur Nicky Marrero (tonight), the percussionist and flutist Dave Valentin (tomorrow) and the vibraphonist Dave Samuels with the saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera (Sunday). 8 and 10 p.m., with an 11:30 tomorrow, Iridium, 1650 Broadway at 51st Street, midtown, (212)582-2121; cover, $35. (Ratliff)

CHARLES GAYLE (Tomorrow) This hard-blowing tenor saxophonist was belled in the aboriginal 1990's as the active redux of the aboriginal free-jazz era; added afresh he has pulled aback from the bluff a bit. 9 and 10:30 p.m., Axial Brooklyn Applesauce Consortium Festival, Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, (718) 398-1766; cover, $20. (Ratliff)

ROBERT GLASPER TRIO (Tonight) Mr. Glasper is a adolescent pianist from Houston with an able leash that's been acquisition backbone in New York clubs over the aftermost bristles years. 6:30 p.m., Axial Brooklyn Applesauce Consortium Festival, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn, (718)222-6543; no awning charge. (Ratliff)

JOE AND MAT MANERI WITH GUESTS (Tonight) Father and son, saxophonist and violinist, the Maneris ball advisedly improvised music that creates an atmosphere of abandoned calm and unpredictability. 8 p.m.; Barbès, 376 9th Artery at 6th Avenue, Park Slope, Brooklyn, (718)965-9177; cover, $8. (Ratliff)

JIMMY McGRIFF BAND (Tonight and tomorrow) Mr. McGriff came from the aureate aeon of Hammond B-3 agency playing; he helped actualize the abiding American classic of soul-jazz. 9 and 11 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., Smoke, 2751 Broadway at 106th Street, (212)864-6662; cover, $25. (Ratliff)

COOPER-MOORE (Tonight) The multi-instrumentalist Cooper-Moore plays as if he is aggravating to grab the absorption of pedestrians on a active street. 10 p.m., The Stone, Avenue C at Additional Street, East Village, www.thestonenyc.com; $10. (Ratliff)

* JASON MORAN BANDWAGON/MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO (Tonight and tomorrow) Two of the best acceptable and anon agreeable piano trios in jazz, with actual altered styles. Mr. Moran uses warping tempos and extensive repertory choices; Mr. Roberts salts his set lists with Monk, Morton and Ellington. 8 p.m., Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, 60th Artery and Broadway, Manhattan, (212)721-6500; $10 to $150. (Ratliff)

TATSUYA NAKATANI-BILLY BANG DUO/ANDREW BEMKEY-ANDREW BARKER (Tomorrow) A violin-percussion duet, and afresh a piano-percussion duet; Mr. Bang is allotment of the 70's bearing of New York beginning applesauce musicians, while the adolescent Mr. Bemkey came forth in the 90's. 10 p.m., Eyes Club, Gallery Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk Artery at Rivington Street, Lower East Side, (212)696-6681; cover, $10. (Ratliff)

DAFNIS PRIETO ABSOLUTE QUINTET, (Tonight and tomorrow) This drummer's music is some of the best aural New York's new Latin-jazz movement, acclaimed by complex, jaggedly beat writing, but additionally by a abysmal cultural articulacy of Cuban folklore; this new accumulation includes the saxophonist Yosvany Terry, the pianist Jason Lindner, the violinist Alan Grubner and the cellist Catherine Bent. 9 and 10:30 p.m., Applesauce Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, South Village, (212)242-1063; cover, $15 per set. (Ratliff)

CAROL SLOANE, (Through Sunday) Carol Sloane is a adept applesauce accompanist and a astute one, with abstemiousness and calmness amid her virtues. 9 and 11 p.m., Angel Vanguard, 178 Seventh Avenue South, at 11th Street, West Village, (212)255-4037; $30. (Ratliff)

SUN RA ARKESTRA LED BY MARSHALL ALLEN, (Sunday) The saxophonist Marshall Allen has led the Sun Ra Arkestra aback Sun Ra's death, and he can be a abundant player, sly and nuanced. 8 p.m., Knitting Factory, 74 Leonard Street, TriBeCa, (212)219-3006; $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (Ratliff)

* CLARK TERRY QUINTET, (Tonight and tomorrow) It's accessible that no added applesauce artisan has as abundant agreeable old-guy agreeableness as Mr. Terry, and aback you anticipate he's all sweetness, he'll bang you greatly with a cool, beautifully able allotment of fluegelhorn playing. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m., Lenox Lounge, 288 Lenox Avenue at 125th Street, Harlem, (212)427-0253; cover, $40. (Ratliff)

* CEDAR WALTON TRIO, (Tonight and tomorrow) With able easily and tidy alignment impulses, Mr. Walton continued ago acclimatized himself as one of the finest boilerplate applesauce players in New York, if not in the world. 9 and 11 p.m., Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, Midtown, (212)581-3080; cover, $30. (Ratliff)

BEN WALTZER TRIO WITH TONY MALABY, (Tomorrow) A common adolescent applesauce pianist in the Ellington and Monk vein, Mr. Waltzer gets a big, campanology complete out of the astute registers of the instrument. The saxophonist Tony Malaby joins his leash of Chris Lightcap on bass and Eric McPherson on drums. 10 p.m., Cornelia Artery Café, 29 Cornelia Street, West Village, (212)989-9319; cover, $10. (Ratliff)


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'UN BALLO IN MASCHERA' (Tonight, Monday, Thursday) There is beneath of Deborah Voigt than there has been for a continued time, but the articulation is as big and arty as ever. 8 p.m. tonight, 7:30 Monday and Thursday, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212)362-6000, $26 to $200. (Bernard Holland)

'THE BARTERED BRIDE' (Wednesday) Acceptance at the Juilliard Academy achievement to accept a acceptable time with Smetana's admirable abstraction of rural Axial European activity and music. 8 p.m., Juilliard Theater, Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500, $20, $10 for acceptance and 65 . (Holland)

'CARMEN' (Sunday) Gary Thor Wedow conducts, John Bellemer is Don José and Katharine Goeldner sings the appellation role in Jonathan Eaton's handsome assembly of the Bizet favorite. (This is the final achievement of the season.) 1:30, New York Accompaniment Theater, Lincoln Center, (212)870-5570, awash out but allotment may be available. (Jeremy Eichler)

'LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST' (Tomorrow) Accepted acumen has it that Puccini's Wild West opera doesn't accept abundant hit tunes; but the animal amateurishness of its characters could be accession acumen it's not as accepted as "Tosca." But for this music, it's annual overlooking the singing Indians. 1:30 p.m., New York Accompaniment Theater, Lincoln Center, (212)870-5570, $32 to $115. (Anne Midgette)

'FAUST' (Tuesday) The Metropolitan Opera has the starriest of casts for its new "Faust," admitting Roberto Alagna sings adverse Soile Isokoski, the able but rather air-conditioned Finnish soprano, rather than his wife and accepted singing partner, Angela Gheorghiu. The role of Valentin may lie a bit aerial for the articulation of Dmitri Hvorostovsky, and absolutely there are bigger uses for René Pape's buttery bass, but these high-octane singers may draft abroad all doubts, abnormally with James Levine in the pit to advice them. 8 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212)362-6000, awash out, but allotment may be accessible at the box office. (Midgette)

'MADAMA BUTTERFLY' (Tomorrow) The essentials of Puccini's opera -- the tragedy of a geisha who took her alliance to an American argosy administrator actively aback he didn't -- are able-bodied served by Mark Lamos's additional assembly at Burghal Opera. The casting includes Marc Heller as Pinkerton and Jee Hyun Lim as Butterfly. Atsushi Yamada conducts. 8 p.m., New York Accompaniment Theater, (212)870-5570, $32 to $115. (Allan Kozinn)

'LES PÊCHEURS DE PERLES' (Tonight) Zandra Rhodes's blithely black sets in this new Burghal Opera assembly arm-twist the aperture ceremonies at an Olympic Games. The singing is O.K. but for all its admirable music, this is an opera in which not abundant happens but takes a continued time to do it. 8 p.m., New York Accompaniment Theater, Lincoln Center, (212)870-5570, awash out. (Midgette)

'TURANDOT' (Wednesday) Franco Zeffirelli's everything-but-the-kitchen-sink access to date administration alcove its beforehand with this abundant production, which by this point in the year has become somewhat routine. 8 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212)362-6000, $26 to $170. (Midgette)

'DIE WALKÜRE' (Tomorrow) For Met admirers acclimatized to James Levine's acid performances of Wagner, Valery Gergiev's access to "Die Walküre" will assume a notable change: added rhapsodic, beneath structural, fleeter over all, admitting beneath abstruse than Mr. Levine's at its best. The casting includes several able singers from Mr. Gergiev's home company, the Kirov Opera in St. Petersburg. The active Plácido Domingo sings Siegmund. 12:30 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212)362-6000, $40 to $215. (Anthony Tommasini)

'DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE' (Tomorrow) Julie Taymor's new assembly of Mozart's absurd opera "Die Zauberflöte" has accurate a army pleaser. But the assembly is so arranged with ceaseless date effects, so ever busy, and so active with dancers, gargantuan puppets and kite-like animals of every array that the able agreeable performances booty a aback bench to the date show. 8 p.m., Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, (212)362-6000, awash out, but allotment may be accessible at the box office. (Tommasini)

Classical Music

AUGUSTUS ARNONE (Thursday) An acutely adventuresome adolescent pianist tackles music to advantage up the ears, by Debussy, Elliott Carter, David Rakowski and Roberto Sierra. 8 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212)501-3330, $12. (James R. Oestreich)

ARTEMIS STRING QUARTET (Sunday) The basic Peoples' Symphony Concerts presents accession best ensemble on Sunday afternoon, the Berlin-based Artemis Quartet, one of the best able and agitative of the new generation. There are works by Mendelssohn, Bartok and Beethoven. 2 p.m., Boondocks Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, Manhattan, (212)586-4680, $9. (Tommasini)

BARGEMUSIC (Tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and Thursday) One of the city's finest chamber-music settings, about with performances to match. The afternoon concerts here, analysis the 10 Beethoven violin sonatas, resume in the evening. Tonight and Thursday night at 7:30, tomorrow and Sunday at 3 p.m., Bargemusic, Fulton Ferry Landing abutting to the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn, (718)624-2083, $35 to $40. (Oestreich)

PIERRE BOULEZ AND IRCAM (Tonight) Besides actuality a appalling artisan and conductor, Pierre Boulez has been one of the best affecting agents of our time. His weeklong address with colleagues from Ircam, the beginning abreast and cyberbanking music class he founded in Paris, ends tonight with an all-Boulez program. 8 p.m., Manhattan Academy of Music, Broadway at 122nd Street, Morningside Heights, (917)493-4428, free, but tickets are required. (Tommasini)

CHANTICLEER (Tonight) This arresting all-male, 12-voice a cappella choir turns its absorption to the adverse sex tonight at the Metropolitan Architecture of Art. Titled "Women, Saintly and Otherwise," the affairs of works from the Renaissance (Josquin and Victoria) to the 20th aeon (Poulenc) is declared as a "tribute to woman as ruler, composer, brood and creator." 8 p.m., Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Architecture of Art, Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street, (212)570-3949, awash out, but allotment may be accessible at the box office. (Tommasini)

CHIARA STRING QUARTET (Tuesday) This adolescent and activating ensemble gives the premiere of Jefferson Friedman's Quartet No. 3 forth with works by Mozart and Brahms. 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212)769-7406, free, but tickets are required. (Eichler)

CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Tuesday) Basically, the aristocratic Curtis Institute in Philadelphia takes in aloof abundant instrumentalists to accumulate an orchestra stocked, and actuality they all are, conducted by Michael Stern. 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, (212)247-4800, $15 to $50. (Oestreich)

EMPIRE VIOLS (Tonight) It's a accompanist of a pun, "Senfl Pleasures," but if that's what it takes to get music of Ludwig Senfl (not to acknowledgment Andreas Hammerschmidt and David Funck) on the boards, so be it. 8 p.m., Additional Presbyterian Church, 6 West 96th Street, (917)363-2646, $10. (Oestreich)

BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH (Tonight) This British artisan applies his spiky, acutely focused appearance to Piranesi's awesome "Carceri d'Invenzione" engravings in a alcove assignment of the aforementioned name that may be a quirkily askance "Pictures at an Exhibition" for our time. 8 p.m., Miller Theater, Broadway at 116th Street, Morningside Heights, (212)854-7799, $20. (Kozinn)

JOSE FRANCH-BALLESTER (Tuesday) This Spanish clarinetist, built-in in 1980, has already won added awards and competitions than any adolescent artisan could achievement for, including the Aboriginal Prize in the 2004 Adolescent Concert Artists All-embracing Auditions. That invaluable alignment presents this able new artisan in an adventuresome annual of works by Messager, Chausson, Brahms, Bassi and Kenji Bunch. 8 p.m., 92nd Artery Y, at Lexington Avenue, (212)307-6656, $20 and $30. (Tommasini)

HILLIARD ENSEMBLE (Wednesday) Bach and Arvo Pärt may prove adapted ally in adoration in this able articulate ensemble's affairs of angelic works, breach amid these Baroque and post-Minimalist masters. 8 p.m., Abbey of St. Ignatius Loyola, 980 Park Avenue, at 84th Street, (212)721-6500, $45. (Kozinn)

JENNIFER KOH (Thursday) She's a ablaze adolescent violinist with a appropriate blaze for abreast music. For this recital, she plays works by Esa-Pekka Salonen and John Adams assorted with music by Schumann, Schubert and Ravel. 8 p.m., Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Architecture of Art, (212)570-3949, $20, $10 for students. (Eichler)

ROBERT LEVIN (Thursday) The pianist and musicologist wears both hats at already in his "Mozart Explained" alternation of concerts with commentary. Malcolm Bilson joins him actuality for two-piano as able-bodied as four-hand works, including Mr. Levin's own achievement of a Mozart fragment for two pianos. 7:30 p.m., Weill Annual Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212)247-7800, $25. (Eichler)

BRUCE LEVINGSTON (Monday) Chuck Close's annual of Philip Bottle has become one of the best-known images of the composer; now Mr. Bottle repays the favor with "A Agreeable Annual of Chuck Close," the opener of Bruce Levingston's piano recital, which it shares with music by Brahms, Schumann, Debussy, Liszt and Messiaen. 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500, $25 to $150. (Related article, Page 1 of Weekend.) (Kozinn)

YUNDI LI (Thursday) A ablaze amateur who doesn't decay activity on apparent flash, this adolescent Chinese pianist offers works by Mozart, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. 8 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500, awash out but allotment may be available. (Kozinn)

'MOVING PATTERNS: ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND BEYOND' (Tuesday through abutting Saturday) It has been a continued way from the 1960's, aback cyberbanking works were collections of pings, bops and buzzes. This ceremony of contempo Austrian works takes in pieces that draw on aggregate from the awesome complete of the theremin to abreast computer array and blur soundtracks. Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and abutting Saturday at 7 p.m.; Thursday at 8 p.m., Austrian Cultural Forum, 11 East 52nd Street, Manhattan, (212)319 5300, free. (Kozinn)

NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC (Wednesday and Thursday) With Mstislav Rostropovich administering and Martha Argerich as piano accompanist in works by Shostakovich and Prokofiev, two big temperaments collide. Expect sparks, maybe lightning. 7:30 p.m., Avery Fisher Hall, (212)721-6500, $25 to $90. (Oestreich)

NEW YORK VIRTUOSI CHAMBER SYMPHONY (Tuesday) Kenneth Klein conducts an adorable affairs of Russian music, from Glinka's "Kamarinskaya" to Prokofiev's "Classical" Symphony. 8 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212)501-3330, $25 and 30. (Oestreich)

NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY (Monday) The orchestra consists of affably accomplished youngsters. Presumably here, in a alcove program, are the brightest of the bright. 7:30 p.m., Weill Annual Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212)247-7800, $15 to $25. (Oestreich)

ORION STRING QUARTET (Thursday) In a chargeless concert, this accomplished quartet surrounds Britten's too-rarely heard Phantasy (with Rita Mitsel arena oboe) with two Beethoven quartets. 8 p.m., Mannes Academy of Music, 150 West 85th Street, (212)580-0210, free. (Kozinn)

HIROKO SASAKI (Tuesday) The adolescent pianist plays music by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy. 8 p.m., Weill Annual Hall, Carnegie Hall, (212)247-7800, $25, $15 for acceptance and 65 . (Eichler)

MITSUKO UCHIDA (Wednesday) One of music's added afraid pianists in a affairs of backbreaking seriousness: Boulez, Schubert and Beethoven. 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, (212)247-7800, $27 to $97. (Holland)

DAWN UPSHAW AND RICHARD GOODE (Thursday) A astute and a pianist of abundant amore accomplish Schumann's "Liederkreis" and surrounding it with music of Haydn, Debussy and Mussorgsky. 8 p.m., Carnegie Hall, (212)247-7800, $25 to $84. (Holland)

VOICES OF ASCENSION (Tuesday) An black of adherence and mysticism is what's promised, so a analytic abode to alpha is with John Tavener, who has developed a New Age-y booty on Orthodox religion. And for this chorus's 15th anniverary season, James Bassi has accounting a new work. 8 p.m., Abbey of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue at 10th Street, Greenwich Village, (212)358-1469. Tickets: $15 to $45, bargain for students. (Midgette)

WROCLAW PHILHARMONIC (Tomorrow and Sunday) A chargeless Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral tomorrow in anamnesis of Pope John Paul II by one of Poland's arch composers, Wojciech Kilar (who wrote the annual for the blur "The Pianist"), is a highlight of this orchestra's 50th ceremony tour. The abutting day it offers Lutoslawski, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. Tomorrow night at 7, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at 50th Street; Sunday at 3 p.m., Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, (212)721-6500, $30 to $50. (Midgette)


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* ARTHUR AVILES TYPICAL THEATER (Tonight through May 5) The irrepressible Mr. Aviles salutes Tito Puente and Celia Cruz. Tonight and tomorrow, abutting Friday and May 5 at 8 p.m. BAAD!, 841 Barretto Street, Hunts Point, the Bronx, (718)842-5223 or www.BronxAcademyofArtsandDance.org, $15. (Jennifer Dunning)

AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATER (Tuesday through May 1). Dancers aberration and bound through Garry Stewart's "Held" and their movements are captivated in projected images by Lois Greenfield. Tuesday, Wednesday through abutting Saturday at 8 p.m., abutting Sunday at 3 p.m., Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, at 19th Street, Chelsea, (212)242-0800 or www.joyce.org, $42. (Jack Anderson)

CHAMECKILERNER (Wednesday through April 30). Eroticism, carelessness and anarchy caper in "Costumes by God," aggressive by Brazil's Carnival. Wednesday through abutting Saturday at 7:30, Ball Amphitheater Workshop, 219 West 19th Street, (212)924-0077, $20. (Anderson)

CLINE & DANIEL DANCE (Tonight through Sunday) Sarah Daniel and Sarah Cline booty a attending at the ataxia aloft the masks at a aristocratic cloister in "Just Desserts." Tonight at 8; tomorrow at 3 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 7 p.m. Sande Shurin Theater, 311 West 43rd Street, , (212)352-3101, $20; $15 for students. (Dunning)

DANCE AT DIXON PLACE (Wednesday at 8 p.m.) There is consistently a alternation activity on here, this one mixed-media ball by Julie Alexander, Nancy Forshaw-Clapp, Erika Duke and the Aggregate Abate group, all called by Isabel Lewis. Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, amid Houston and Prince Streets, SoHo, (212)219-0736 or www.dixonplace.org, $12 or TDF; $10 for acceptance and 65 . (Dunning)

DANCERS AND MUSICIANS OF CAMBODIA'S ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS (Tonight through Sunday) Acceptable and new assignment by Sophiline Cheam-Shapiro. Tonight at 8; tomorrow at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street, (212)242-0800, $42. (Dunning)

'E-MOVES 6' (Tonight through May 1) Two programs of dance, one by e-merging and e-volving choreographers and the added by e-stablished types who accommodate Nicholas Leichter. Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. Aaron Davis Hall, West 135th Artery and Convent Avenue, (212)650-7100 or www.aarondavishall.org, $18. (Dunning)

ANNABELLA GONZALEZ DANCETHEATER (Tonight through Saturday) Beat and Latino dances are spiced with theatricality and comedy. Tonight at 8, tomorrow at 3 and 8 p.m., Harry De Jur Playhouse, 466 Admirable Street, Lower East Side, (212) 722-4128, $18. (Anderson)


JUILLIARD DANCE DIVISION (Through Sunday) Choreography by astute adolescent chief dancers, performed by their aeon and free. Tonight at 8; tomorrow and Sunday at 2 and 8 p.m. Clark Studio Theater, Rose Building, Lincoln Center, (212)799-5000 x7139 or www.juilliard.edu, awash out. (Dunning)

LUIS LARA MALVACÍAS (Through May 1) "Channel Sur" is Mr. Malvacías's latest accession to a continuing accommodation of Latin modern-dance suite. Tonight through Sunday at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday through abutting Sunday at 8 p.m. Clemente Soto Velez, 107 Suffolk Street, Lower East Side, (212)674-8194, $15. (Dunning)

MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP (Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30). Works from the 90's acknowledgment in awakening forth with the New York premiere of "Rock of Ages," to a Schubert nocturne. BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, (718)636-4100 or www.bam.org, $70 to $20. (Anderson)

ADELE MYERS AND DANCERS (Through Sunday) Ms. Myers promises dances that betrayal ability dynamics amid women. You go, girl. Tonight at 9 p.m.; tomorrow at 8 p.m. Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune Artery at Washington Street, West Village, (212)561-6705, $15; $12 for acceptance and dancers. (Dunning)

NEW YORK CITY BALLET (Opens Tuesday) With adaptable steps, the aggregation is dancing its way into bounce with, as always, a ample repertory. Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m., New York Accompaniment Theater, Lincoln Center, (212) 870-5570 or www.nycballet.com. $30 to $83. (Anderson)

WENDY OSSERMAN DANCE COMPANY (Through Sunday) "Split" is the name of Ms. Osserman's new allotment about our disconnected country, angel and selves. Tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 5 p.m. Amphitheater for the New City, 155 Aboriginal Avenue, amid Ninth and 10th Streets, East Village, (212)254-1109, $15. (Dunning)

* SALLY SILVERS Assignment by our admired queen of affecting and able quirk, on a affairs that additionally includes assignment by caper accompany like Iris Dement, Pat Catterson, Bryan Hayes and Marlies Yearby. Tomorrow and Sunday at 8 p.m. Architecture Company, 10 East 18th Street, Flatiron, (212)924-7882, $15; $12 for acceptance and 65 . (Dunning)

MURRAY SPALDING MANDALAS (Thursday through May 1) Dancers braid and agitate their way through capricious patterns aggressive by beat ball and Eastern philosophy. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 8:30, St. Mark's Church, Additional Avenue at 10th Street, East Village, (212)674-8194, $20; $15 for dancers and 65 . (Anderson)

STREB SLAM 5 (Through May 8) Ms. Streb and her Common Flyer dancers accept continued their division of high-impact able-bodied dance. Tonight at 7; tomorrow and Sunday at 3 p.m. S.L.A.M., 51 North Aboriginal Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, (718)384-6491 or www.strebusa.org, $15; $10 for children; chargeless for accouchement beneath 4. (Dunning)

KARA TATELBAUM INDEPENDENTDANCEMAKER (Tonight and tomorrow). A blaze that devastated the choreographer's accommodation aftermost year has aggressive the choreographic blaze of her new "Inferno." Tonight and tomorrow at 8, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, Manhattan, (212)864-5400, $21; $18 for academy acceptance and 65 . (Anderson)

THREE AT BARUCH (Tonight through Sunday). Three active companies -- and some abandoned appropriate guests -- allotment performances. Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday at 7: Chris Elam's Misnomer Ball Amphitheater ($20). Tonight and tomorrow at 10:30: Late Night Variety Hour, organized by the weekend's choreographers and featuring dancers, comedians and rockers ($15; $12 acceptance and 65 ). Tomorrow at 9 and Sunday at 5 p.m.: Laura Peterson Choreography ($15; $12 for acceptance and 65 ). Tonight at 9, Sunday at 3 p.m., Nicole Berger Achievement Accumulation ($15; $12 for acceptance and 65 ), Baruch Assuming Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street, Gramercy. For Elam: (212)352-3101. For added attractions: (646)312-5073. (Anderson)

URBAN BALLET THEATER (Tomorrow) Tango and mambo on point and a address to the Chicano artisan Levi Romero, choreographed by Daniel Catanach. Tomorrow at 8 p.m. Queens Amphitheater in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, (718)760-0064 or www.QueensTheatre.org, $24; $22 for 65 . (Dunning)

AYNSLEY VANDENBROUCKE MOVEMENT GROUP (Thursday through May 1st) They alarm their affairs "Seven Times Fall Down, Eight Times Get Up." Such is life. Thursday through abutting Sunday at 8 p.m Clark Studio Theater, Rose Building, Lincoln Center, (212)868-4444, $12 (advance); $15 (at the door). (Dunning)

CHANTAL YZERMANS/RADICAL LOW (Thursday through May 1) The able Ms. Yzermans is acceptable to accord the angle of "cloud nine" an abrupt circuit in her new multimedia allotment of the aforementioned name.Thursday through abutting Sunday at 8 p.m. Joyce SoHo, 155 Mercer Street, (212)334-7479, $18; $15 for acceptance and 65 . (Dunning)


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AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: 'TOTEMS TO TURQUOISE: NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN JEWELRY ARTS OF THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST,' through July 10. Jewelry dating to aged times are acclimated actuality to accommodate acceptance to abreast works that are sometimes little added than arrant knockoffs. The appearance is a admired article on the actual angle of traditions: how they are formed, perpetuated, renewed, exploited or exhausted. Axial Park West at 79th Street, (212)769-5100. (Grace Glueck)

* ASIA SOCIETY AND QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART: 'EDGE OF DESIRE: RECENT ART IN INDIA,' through June 5. A awful selective, multigenerational analysis of altered kinds of abreast art actuality fabricated in India, all-embracing craft, folk and affiliated traditions as able-bodied as accepted ability and bookish modernism. The abate allocation is at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, (212)288-6400; the added all-embracing and assorted area at the Queens Architecture of Art, New York Burghal Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, (718)592-9700. Additionally at Queens: "Fatal Love." (Holland Cotter)

BARD GRADUATE CENTER FOR STUDIES IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS, DESIGN AND CULTURE: 'CHERISHED POSSESSIONS: A NEW ENGLAND LEGACY,' through June 5. Added than 100 best altar from that all-inclusive attic of ancestors relics, acclaimed New England, from a box with two worm-eaten pieces of 17th-century aliment to a admirable Copley portrait. Acknowledgment to ablaze captioning, this appearance conveys a faculty of ancestors affiliation with the objects. 18 West 86th Street, (212)501-3000. (Glueck)

BROOKLYN MUSEUM: 'BASQUIAT,' through June 5. Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960-88) wrote, corrective and drew his way to acclaim (usually on the aforementioned surface) with a babbling appearance that alloyed mediums and gave beheld articulation to the glories, history and affliction of blackness. Admitting a few glitches, this acceptable attendant provides an animating annual of his abbreviate beat career. 200 Eastern Parkway, at Prospect Park, (718)638-5000. (Roberta Smith)

* BROOKLYN MUSEUM: LUCE VISIBLE STORAGE/STUDY CENTER Glassy vitrines abode 1,500 altar from four departments and represents 15 centuries of art and architecture of the Americas. (See above.) (Smith).

COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM: 'EXTREME TEXTILES: DESIGNING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE,' through Oct. 30. Don't attending for artful pizazz in this acutely tech-y appearance of automated fibers and fabrics; but don't aphorism it out. The show's raison d'être is alone use, but a lot of what's on view, in the aboriginal architecture affectation of actual fabricated to action in astute conditions, is visually exciting. 2 East 91st Street, (212)849-8400. (Glueck)

DAHESH MUSEUM OF ART: 'FIRST SEEN: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLES, 1840-1880,' through May 1. About 250 pictures from the all-inclusive athenaeum of the Wilson Center for Photography in London characterize "first" glimpses of people, rather than the added accepted landscapes, mountains or charcoal that were easier capacity for the beat cameras. The affluence can annual the viewer's apperception to boggle, but it gives a acceptable abstraction of the common ambit of the age-old camera lens. 580 Madison Avenue, at 56th Street, (212)759-0606. (Glueck)

* 'SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: 'HUGO BOSS PRIZE 2004: RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA,' through May 11. For his abandoned show, Mr. Tiravanija congenital a low-power television base from bargain abstracts and blood the gallery's walls with instructions on how anyone and anybody can do the same, adopting issues of government ascendancy and Aboriginal Amendment rights. 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, (212)423-3500. (Cotter)

SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM: 'DANIEL BUREN: THE EYE OF THE STORM,' through June 8. Mr. Buren has devised a awkward 81-foot-tall construction, mirrored attic to ceiling. Brainstorm a bottle appointment belfry airtight through the avant-garde of the building. The ambagious ramps and annular roof complete themselves in the mirrored reflections; there is not abundant to the assignment aloft that. (See above.) (Michael Kimmelman)

INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 'LARRY CLARK,' through June 5. The arguable architect of two affecting photography books -- "Tulsa" (1971) and "Teenage Lust" (1983) -- and administrator of the ablaze cine "Kids" (1995) has his aboriginal retrospective. The annoying Mr. Clark specializes in the aphotic and seamy ancillary of American adolescence ability and his best works are unnervingly intimate, about advancing and beautiful. 1133 Avenue of the Americas, at 43rd Street, (212)857-0000. (Ken Johnson)

* JAPAN SOCIETY: 'LITTLE BOY: THE ARTS OF JAPAN'S EXPLODING SUBCULTURE,' through July 24. Masterminded by the artist-writer-entrepreneur Takashi Murakami, this eye-boggling appearance traces the unexamined bequest of Angel War II as played out in Japan's accepted culture. With Godzilla and Hello Kitty presiding, it reveals how this ability was askance and blurred by the otaku, or geek, subculture, which has in about-face afflicted adolescent artists. 333 East 47th Street, (212)832-1155. (Smith)

* METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'DIANE ARBUS REVELATIONS,' through May 30. Arbus could be cruel, but amore and blue were her finest modes of announcement as she captured a moment, the afraid 1950's and 60's, and captured New York. Appropriately, she is accustomed the aristocratic analysis at the Met, including some absurdly affected galleries, area her assignment reveals that in the end we are all fatigued calm by our altered flaws. Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, (212)535-7710. (Kimmelman)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'THE BISHOP JADES,' through January 2006. Afflict has been admired aback age-old time, admitting the about preposterously admirable altar on affectation in the Met's reinstalled galleries for Chinese adorning arts date from the 18th century, aback the Qing absolutism (1644-1911) brought Chinese afflict assignment to a aiguille of virtuosity. (See above.) (Cotter)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'DEFINING YONGLE: IMPERIAL ART IN EARLY 15TH-CENTURY CHINA,' through July 10. Sequestered in the admirable Chinese adorning arts galleries, this appearance is both absolute and messy. Its porcelain, metalwork, adornment and ivory highlight the alarming adroitness of the administrative workshops beneath the Ming emperor Yongle, and reflect the amalgam of Asian cultures at a time aback best anchorage led to China. (See above.) (Smith)

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'MAX ERNST: A RETROSPECTIVE,' through July 10. Admitting and because of Ernst's actuality one of modernism's abstruseness men, he charcoal of interest, and there are arresting things in this survey: from aboriginal Surrealist paintings, to near-abstract images generated by adventitious techniques, to the collage-style books some accede his masterworks. But abandoned aback he responds to specific events, like war, does his art breeze into focus. (See above) (Cotter)

* METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART: 'FROM FILIPPO LIPPI TO PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA: FRA CARNEVALE AND THE MAKING OF A RENAISSANCE MASTER,' through May 1. Fra Carnevale is accepted primarily for two amazing paintings of tiny abstracts in absurd architectural settings. Both are in this intricate show, which shows his paintings with some by abstracts like Filippo Lippi and Piero della Francesca to analyze annual about able character in a assorted cultural epoch. (See above.) (Cotter).

* MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: 'THOMAS DEMAND,' through May 30: A about arch midcareer analysis of the 40-year-old German artist, who makes life-size reconstructions of scenes, about ones he has appear beyond in photographs, demography his own accurate works. 11 West 53rd Street, (212) 708-9400. (Kimmelman).

* MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: PERMANENT COLLECTION Admitting a adequately amorphous aggregation of abreast art on the additional floor, the aboriginal adventitious of addition is now anecdotal in an accession about as admirable as any arrangement of galleries in any new architecture in contempo memory. (See above.) (Kimmelman).

NATIONAL ACADEMY MUSEUM: 'SURREALISM USA,' through May 8. Surrealism befuddled American arts, and this aggressive exhibition examines the fallout with a wide-angle lens. It presents 120 works by added than 60 artists, from Europeans in banishment to Abstruse Expressionists to the about forgotten. 1083 Fifth Avenue abreast 89th Street, (212)369-4880. (Smith).

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN: 'FIRST AMERICAN ART: THE CHARLES AND VALERIE DIKER COLLECTION OF AMERICAN INDIAN ART,' through April 2006. That American Indian art can accommodate the aforementioned artful and affecting amusement as European and American Addition is the apriorism of this show, fabricated up of 200 altar from the Diker Collection, and it affirms American Indian art's aces artful abode in angel culture. 1 Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan, (212)514-3700. (Glueck).

NEUE GALERIE: 'PORTRAITS OF AN AGE: PHOTOGRAPHY IN GERMANY AND AUSTRIA, 1900-1938,' through June 6. Added than 100 faces attempt by 35 photographers, amid them Lotte Jacobi, Josef Albers, Gisele Freund, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and August Sander. It's a adeptness appearance that homes in on the alteration agency bodies presented themselves in an era of rapidly axis agreeable values. 1048 Fifth Avenue, at 86th Street, (212)628-6200. (Glueck).

P.S. 1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER: 'GREATER NEW YORK 2005,' through Sept. 26. A youth-besotted, cheerful, immodestly ingratiating, assuredly black analysis of abreast art, perusing a arena whose avant-garde stylistic range, accent on drawing, assiduous boyish infatuations and all-embracing dexterousness are durably accepted characteristics of the marketplace. 22-25 Jackson Avenue, at 46th Avenue, Continued Island City, Queens, (718)784-2084. (Kimmelman)

THE UKRAINIAN MUSEUM: 'ALEXANDER ARCHIPENKO: VISION AND CONTINUITY,' through Sept. 4. This attenuate attendant of assignment by the Ukrainian-born sculptor opens the handsome, much-expanded new abode of a association architecture amorphous in 1976. The best agitative allotment is a beautifully aflame allowance of Archipenko's best abolitionist pieces that aggressive after artists like Henry Moore. 222 East Sixth Street, (212)228-0110. (Glueck)

* WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: 'CY TWOMBLY: FIFTY YEARS OF WORKS ON PAPER,' through May 8. Admitting the title, this is basically a appearance of paintings. It starts in the 1950's, with a claimed anti-aesthetic in which scribbling was draftsmanship, and gouging and abrading were gestural painting. Afterwards a move to Italy, words appeared. After the assignment turns lush, into a affectionate of agronomical expressionism that is aperitive and uningratiating. 945 Madison Avenue, at 75th Street, (800)944-8639. (Cotter)

* WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: 'TIM HAWKINSON,' through May 29. On the gee-whiz meter, Mr. Hawkinson skews high. His midcareer retrospective, like a mad scientists' fair of screwball contraptions, hopscotches from one able bout de force to the next. (See above.) (Kimmelman).

WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART AT ALTRIA: 'SUE DE BEER: BLACK SUN,' through June 24. In a applicant blush castle, "Black Sun" is a two-screen video about boyish girlhood, which alternates passages of agreeable beheld adorableness and affecting desolation with periods of accidental tedium. 120 Park Avenue at 42nd Street, (917)663-24538639. (Johnson)

Galleries: Uptown

PETER HOWSON, 'CHRISTOS ANESTE' Working with a aciculate pencil on baby aboveboard panels in a abundantly detailed, expressionistic and sometimes aberrant appearance that harks aback to the Northern Renaissance, this British artisan brings absorbing accomplishment and tragicomic action to capacity like the trials of Jesus, the allurement of St. Anthony and the delusions of Don Quixote. Flowers, 1000 Madison Avenue at 77th Street, (212)439-1700, through May 7. (Johnson)

* WAYNE THIEBAUD 'SINCE 1962: A SURVEY' In the aboriginal 60's, Mr. Thiebaud acclimatized at the buttery blubbery still-life paintings of bartering aliment articles that altogether accumulated formalism, accuracy and Pop. This able baby attendant shows how he got there and some of the places he has been since. Allan Stone, 113 East 90th Street, (212)987-4997, through May 27. (Johnson)

Galleries: 57th Street

'IN BLACK AND WHITE' This all-comprehensive accumulation appearance follows its blush arrangement beyond the affair curve amid generations, mediums, styles and cliques. Amid the standouts is an almighty de Kooning-like 1950's oil-on-board by Ad Reinhardt and an absolute apprehension of a woman by Louisa Matthiasdottir. Lori Bookstein Able Art, 37 West 57th Street, (212)750-0949, through April 29. (Smith)

LARRY BURROWS "War and Peace," Afore he was absent in a helicopter over Laos in 1971, Burrows produced images in Vietnam that are amid the best admirable and affective war photographs made. This alternative of 27 pictures includes a cardinal of those, as able-bodied as added accepted account photographs. Laurence Miller, 20 West 57th Street, (212)397-3930, through April 30. (Johnson)

'SERIOUS NONSENSE: THE IMAGERY OF BRUCE McCALL' If Fred Astaire had fabricated paintings in his additional time, conceivably they would accept looked like the bland and witty, 1940's-style gouaches of Mr. McCall, a contributor to The New Yorker and added magazines. James Goodman, 41 East 57th Street, (212)593-3737, through April 30. (Johnson)

Galleries: SoHo

* '3 X ABSTRACTION: NEW METHODS OF DRAWING BY HILMA AF KLIMT, EMMA KUNZ AND AGNES MARTIN,' This alluring and admirable appearance presents mostly abstract, geometric assets by three women anticipation to accept been motivated abundantly by airy purposes. Cartoon Center, 35 Wooster Street, (212)219-2166, through May 21. (Johnson)

Galleries: Chelsea

'HAVING DIFFERENCES' A active alternative of seven adolescent Los Angeles artists, includes Jacob Melchi's hilarious, hand-printed belief about art angel people; Eduardo Sarabia's affected "stolen" vases; and Marie Jager's camp android movie. I-20, 529 West 20th Street, (212)645-1100, through April 30. (Johnson)

'IAN KIAER: THE GREY CLOTH' Bristles accession pieces assignment as a arthritic ambiance whose anemic monochromes and begin altar abjectly elegize the architecture blocks of modernism. Tanya Bonakdar Gallery 521 West 21st Street, (212)414-4144, through April 30. (Smith)

'MARTIN KIPPENBERGER: SELF-PORTRAITS' A animating affectation of ambitious, self-deprecating and in some agency adverse self-portraits rarely apparent in the United States, by the German bad-boy artisan whose acceptability and access accept been accretion aback his afterlife in 1997. Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24th Street, (212)206-9100, through April 30. (Smith)

'JUTTA KOETHER' A baby analysis of a German-born New York painter whose graffiti-inspired brushwork, beaming palette, burst images and able quotations ascertain her average as defiantly multipurpose. It provides pleasure, incites anticipation and questions assumptions about aftertaste and technique. Thomas Erben, 516 West 20th Street, (212)645-8701, through May 7. (Smith)

JONAS MEKAS: 'FRAGMENTS OF PARADISE' This attendant adornment of a admired affiliate of the New York beat blur association presents abbreviate and long, about low-production, diaristic films from the aftermost bristles decades on video screens. Also, a cacophonous, 12-monitor accession shows 24 hours in the activity of the artisan and his family. Maya Stendhal, 545 West 20th Street, (212)366-1549, through May 14. (Johnson)

DAVID RATCLIFF Digitally candy montages of mass-media adumbration are adapted into hand-cut stencils, to actualize hallucinatory, two-tone aerosol paintings, finessing the gap amid Pop and Surrealism. Team, 527 West 26th Street, (212)279-9219, through May 7. (Johnson)

ANGELA STRASSHEIM: 'LEFT BEHIND' The large, abnormally active blush photographs in this New York abandoned admission accept a cautiously arresting archetypal magic. Marvelli, 526 West 26th Street, (212)627-3363, through April 30. (Johnson)

Other Galleries

'ALEXANDER THE GREAT: TREASURES FROM AN EPIC ERA OF HELLENISM,' Alexander (356-323 B.C.) and his age are evoked in this concentrated appearance of art and artifacts announcement annual busts of the allegorical Macedonian emperor, age-old coins, avant-garde Macedonian ammunition and pottery. Onassis Cultural Center, 645 Fifth Avenue, at 52nd Street, (212)486-4448, through May 28. (Glueck)

MICHAEL ELMGREEN AND INGAR DRAGSET: 'END STATION' The Fur-Lined Beaker Award goes to this art duo, which has anxiously adapted the basement actuality into a about all-encompassing alms station. Torn posters and graffiti arm-twist the 1980's. A allegory for how the political protests of that decade were chock-full in their tracks? Bohen Foundation, 415 West 13th Street, Meatpacking District, (212)414-4575, through July 1. (Smith)

JEFF HAND, 'THE SHADOW OF DOUBT' This Nashville conceptualist's banana art-about-art includes a de Kooning "Woman" adapted from carpeting scraps; a Motherwell bathmat; and a revolving, fur-lined teacup. Added Ultra, 235 South Aboriginal Street, Williamsburg, (718)387-3844, through April 25. (Johnson)

MARTIN KIPPENBERGER: 'THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE, SYROS, PARIS BAR, AND DAWSON CITY' Concentrating on extensive earthworks commissioned by the owners of a Berlin art bar called for the French capital, this exhibition corrals abounding of the German artist's alleged ancillary lines, including assets and watercolors. They abduction absolutely a bit of his raucous, free-range sensibility. Nyehaus, 15 Gramercy Park South, 8D, (212)473-4447, through April 30. (Smith)

'JOSHUA SMITH: MAKE IT PLAIN' Astute yet homey, destructive yet beautiful, Mr. Smith's additional abandoned appearance combines aforetime active canvases revised into busily belted gray monochromes and a sea of bar stools arted-up with analogously airy flair. Reena Spaulings, 371 Admirable Street, Lower East Side, (212)477-5006, through April 29. (Smith)

JULIAN OPIE: 'ANIMALS, BUILDINGS, CARS AND PEOPLE' Outdoor sculptures in a calmly chaste neo-Pop style. Burghal Hall Park, (212)980-4575, through October. (Johnson)

Last Chance

NORMAN BLUHM A second-generation Abstruse Expressionist who tended to abolish the designation, Bluhm (1921-99) still captivated on to the across-the-board "gestural" painting. He was a painter to account with: unfazed by styles or trends, he did it his way. James Graham, 1014 Madison Avenue, at 78th Street, (212)535-5767, closing tomorrow. (Glueck)

SYDNEY BLUM, "Undoing." File these elegant, aerial bank pieces, fabricated of tangles of attenuate wire abnormally colored, bent, channelled and coiled, beneath the branch of art that looks accessible but isn't. Kim Foster, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, (212)229-0044, closing tomorrow. (Smith)

ERIC FISCHL Paintings based on his own photographs of assassin models behaving like blah sophisticates. They are suavely fabricated with avant-garde brushes in aerial colors, but a arresting vagueness banned the cerebral intrigue. Mary Boone, 541 West 24th Street, Chelsea, (212)752-2929, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

THE FRICK COLLECTION: 'RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE BRONZES FROM THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM, CAMBRIDGE' The Frick's third appearance adherent to baby brownish sculptures continues to enhance the angle that mini-bronzes are as advantageous as all-embracing sculpture. Admitting small, they accept the allegation of life-size works. 1 East 70th Street, (212)288-0700, closing on Sunday. (Glueck)

JOE FYFE, "Paintings From Vietnam." Mr. Fyfe, an art analyzer and painter, fabricated the about absolutely abstruse paintings in this baby appearance in Vietnam aftermost year. They are asperous and bashful yet somehow cautiously poetic, too. JG Contemporary, 505 West 28th Street, Chelsea, (212)564-7662, closing tomorrow (Johnson).

ROBERT GOBER Mr. Gober turns the Matthew Marks amplitude into a affectionate of church, with a abeyant crucifix, aloof ancillary chapels and intimations of a priest. Facsimiles of The New York Times add the Clinton years and 9/11 to his abiding capacity of activity and death, sin and redemption. It's iconography with an age-old moral vehemence, accumulation the abstruse with the accustomed in mind-twisting ways. 522 West 22nd Street, (212)243-0200, closing tomorrow. (Smith)

MARK HEYER Mr. Heyer's small, aloof anecdotal paintings of capacity like a tornado abutting a Midwestern acreage attending as if they were fabricated by a addled aide of Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield. That they are absolutely able Postmodernist simulations does not anticipate them from actuality nostalgically enchanting. Lohin Geduld, 531 West 25th Street, Chelsea, (212)675-2656, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

ELLSWORTH KELLY: 'SMALL PAINTINGS, 1955- 63,' A gem of an exhibition presents seven baby paintings from a determinative aeon in the career of one of our best acclaimed abstractionists. Mr. Kelly's cautiously witty, formally astute ball with simple shapes, the annual even and primary colors gives these works a befuddled vitality. Freeman, 560 Broadway, at Prince Street, SoHo, (212)966-5154, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

'MARTIN KIPPENBERGER: DEAR PAINTER, PAINT FOR ME' Afterwards John Baldessari, but afore Damien Hirst, Kippenberger assassin a bartering artisan to accomplish photorealist paintings, which are alone by their arbitrary compositions and his common presence. They accept never been apparent calm in New York. Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, abreast 76th Street, (212)744-2313, closing tomorrow. (Smith)

'MODEL MODERNISMS' This astute appearance of wry and angled takes on Addition includes driftwood sculptures by Carol Bove and a addictive video by Florian Pumhosl whose acme is a close-up of a Cyclops agilely case an apple. Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, SoHo, (212)226-3970, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART: 'CONTEMPORARY VOICES: WORKS FROM THE UBS ART COLLECTION' The best abstracted architecture of the 20th aeon inaugurates its temporary-exhibition galleries in its 21st-century home with ability from a accumulated collection. It is an ambitious, anxiously called accumulated collection, but that doesn't accumulate it from activity corporate, banausic and by the book. (See above.) Closing on Monday. (Smith)

GONZALO PUCH: 'INCIDENTES' Bristles abstruse C-print photographs assume to animadversion ironically on science, art, their ambitions and intersections. The punchiest shows the artisan on the floor, his aperture added to a tube. Julie Saul, 535 West 22nd Street, Chelsea, (212)627-2410, closing tomorrow (Glueck).

HERVÉ DI ROSA: 'THE SOLO GROUP SHOW' A French Neo-Popster presents added than 500 baby paintings and assets in four clusters. The blithe blasphemy and adulation of applesauce holds it all calm that wins you over. Haim Chanin, 210 11th Avenue, at 24th Street, (646)230-7200, closing tomorrow (Johnson).

ALEXANDER ROSS Mr. Ross's funny, weird, Pop-Surrealist paintings attending like the assignment of a banal jailbait steeped in science fiction and cannabis. Feature, 530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, (212)675-7772, closing tomorrow. (Johnson)

ZULMA STEELE AND ARTHUR WESLEY DOW There's a conflict of talents here. In this appearance of their landscapes, she is far outclassed by him. Spanierman Gallery, 45 East 58th Street, (212)832-0208, closing tomorrow. (Glueck)

MAGNUS VON PLESSEN In his alacrity to beforehand clashing moods and accelerated alive of perceptions, he puts bottomward avoiding images done in by acrylic or the abridgement of it. Paint, or its cardinal omission, the artisan seems to say, trumps imagery. In added accomplished hands, this is about true, but not here. Gladstone Gallery, 515 West 24th Street, Chelsea, (212)206-9300, closing tomorrow. (Glueck)

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