9 best things to do this week



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Tuesday 2
Tony Kushner's returns to New York after 16 years at Signature Theatre Company. For theater's cognoscenti, this is the event you cannot miss.

Wednesday 3
Katarina Livljanic and Ensemble Dialogos offer a timeless vision of a bloody biblical confrontation with at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse (at Lincoln Center). Also Thursday 4, Friday 5.

Thursday 4
is the funniest he's ever been, so get in line early to try and snag some of the last few tickets for his headlining New York Comedy Festival show at Carnegie Hall.

The seventh annual girly shopping and beauty fest at the Metropolitan Pavilion is the perfect place to spend a few hours getting dolled up with your gal pals.

Latvian mezzo Elina Garanca heats up the Metropolitan Opera as Bizet's titular cigarette girl in .

Dig out a crusty old robe from the back of your closet and prepare to consume many White Russians: The annual , devoted to the Coen Brothers' 1998 stoner classic, comes to Brooklyn Bowl this week.

Friday 5
Montreal's Lunice, one of the young guns of the red-hot LuckyMe label, doles out his turbo-crunk sounds at the affair at the Cove.

Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese's 1980 contender for the best boxing movie ever, returns for another round at Film Forum.

Marissa Guggiana fetes the release of her new carnivore bible, Primal Cuts: Cooking with America's Best Butcher's, at a featuring some of the city's top cleaver-wielding experts.

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