The nine best things to do this week



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  • Monday 29

  • Tuesday 30

  • Tuesday 30 through Sunday (ongoing)

  • Thursday 1

  • Friday 2

  • Saturday 3

  • Saturday 3

  • Saturday 3

Monday 29

Wednesday 24
N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz, a film version of a Jerome Robbins dance, will be screened as part of Thirteen's Great Performances series. The choreography and music are the same, but the settings and costumes change. Each of the five movements is shot in a different NYC location, such as McCarren Park Pool, the Imlay building in Red Hook and more.

Thursday 25
Audience participation is encouraged at China 1 Antique Lounge during Shakespeare Shakedown, a modern adaptation of the Bard's classic tragedy.

Friday 26
To show off its new spring selection of housewares, clothing and accessories, the friendly staff behind Cure Thrift Shop is throwing a bash, with free wine, cupcakes, hors d'oeuvres and gift bags.

Tennessee Williams fans can catch Tenn 99, a weekend-long celebration of the playwright at the Cherry Pit.

Close-Up, Abbas Kiarostami's 1990 postmodern masterpiece about a film fanatic, returns for welcome revival run at Film Forum.

Sunday 28
Reserve your spot at a 240-foot-long table in Chelsea Market for the ultimate Sunday Supper. Amanda Freitag (the Harrison), Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto) and more than 20 other A-list toques will prepare the smorgasbord, featuring dishes like oxtail shepherd's pie.

A group of authors join Charles Bernstein to celebrate the publication of his new book of philosophical and sometimes-hilarious poems, All the Whiskey in Heaven. Appropriately, the event will take place at a bar (Zinc Bar), which may or may not resemble your idea of the afterlife.

Monday 29
La Traviata opens at the Metropolitan Opera. Apart from being one of the ultimate operas to see live, it has a cast of legends and upstart stars, including Thomas Hampson, Angela Gheorghiu and James Valenti. It's also the last chance to catch this sumptuous production as it will be replaced next season.

Tuesday 30
Fast-rising producer Flying Lotus brings his heady electronica to (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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