15 best things to do this week



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Monday 14Deerhoof

Monday 14

Monday 14
The international art-pop wizards of Deerhoof, going strong for 17 years and counting, bring their lovably skewed anthems to (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Tuesday 15
Previews begin for the visually stunning English import War Horse, which uses brilliant puppetry in a story that follows a boy and his horse through the trenches of World War I.

You won't find any green Guinness at the St. Paddy's-inspired The Irish Are Coming to Dinner, hosted by Vanderbilt chef Saul Bolton and Dogfish Head Brewery rep Elizabeth Lyons.

How many companies last 85 years? The Martha Graham Dance Company, under the direction of Janet Eilber, graces the Rose Theater with classics and new works. Through Sun 20

Wednesday 16
The sleaze king of gay nightlife unveils the latest incarnation of his live talk show, Daniel Nardicio's Sh*tshow.

Sarah Kirkland Snider and Shara Worden reunite to reprise songs from their riveting 2010 collaboration, Penelope, and new material as part of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall.

Thursday 17
Fifth Avenue will turn into a sea of green for the St. Patrick's Day Parade as millions of revelers celebrate the luck of the Irish and the excuse to drink Guinness in the middle of the afternoon.

Enjoy rare brews when Shelton Brothers—an importer specializing in unusual international suds—heads to Jimmy's No. 43 with a haul of beers from countries like New Zealand, Spain and Japan. Through Sun 20

The sensational choreographer Mark Morris unveils three new works—including Petrichor, pictured—at his intimate Fort Greene dance center. Thu 17--Sun 20, Mar 24--27

Friday 18
Yes, we are lookin' at you, Travis: Martin Scorsese's Gotham-nightmare classic Taxi Driver returns to the big screen at Film Forum.

Janet Jackson reconvenes her rhythm nation for three Radio City Music Hall performances this week. Also Sat 19, Mon 21

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a rare concert performance of Bartk's incandescent one-act opera Bluebeard's Castle at New York Philharmonic: Hungarian Echoes III at Avery Fisher Hall. Also Sat 19, Tue 22

Saturday 19
Shutterbugs won't be able to resist candy-colored analogue cameras with built-in effects at the Lomography store, now priced up to 30 percent off. Through Sun 20

Blkmarket Membership keeps delivering the underground-house-and-techno goods, with Cassy—one of the star attractions of Berlin's famed Panorama Bar—joining Peace Division's Clive Henry.

Hotly debated Michigan trio Salem brings its menacing electropop atmospherics to Santos Party House.

Buff up your leather thong for the annual 5,000-person bacchanalia Rites XXXII: The Black Party at Roseland Ballroom.

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