Weekend Recommender: April 6-8
April 05, 2012 | by —Jessica Ferri | Homepage
Anna Caterina Antonacci performs on Sunday at Alice Tully Hall
Exhibit Opening: “Fred Sandback: Decades”
Friday, April 6, 10 AM–6 PM
Modernist artist Fred Sandback was known for his stretched line art made of metal wire and elastic cords. This exhibit includes works from the 1960s, in addition to drawings from the artist's personal notebooks. Open through April 21. David Zwirner Gallery, 525 W. 19th St.
Anoushka Shankar Plays the Citar
Saturday, April 8, 6 PM seating and 8 PM show
Citar player (and daughter of Ravi Shankar) Anoushka Shankar comes to City Winery for a weekend stint as she explores the music of Spain and the legacy of gypsy music. $45– $65. 155 Varick St.
Italian Soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci at Alice Tully Hall
Sunday, April 8, 5 PM
Lauded by legendary conductor Riccardo Muti and, recently, The New York Times, Italian opera star Anna Caterina Antonacci will sing selections by composers such as Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, and Francesco Paulo Totsi during her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall. From $45.1941 Broadway at Lincoln Center; lc.lincolncenter.org
Easter Brunch at Lincoln Ristorante
Sunday, April 8, 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Savor a traditional and highly seasonal (read: ramps!) Easter brunch ($32, two courses) in the sun-drenched dining room of Lincoln Ristorante. Pastry chef Richard Capizzi will put out a braided Easter bread, followed by chef Jonathan Benno’s leg of lamb with rosemary fingerling potatoes, and lamb jus. For dessert, tuck into pastiera Napoletana, a sweet ricotta and grain cake with a flaky crust. 142 W. 65th St., 212-359-6500
Fifteen cast members, one hour to film them. We sat down with the current crop of SNL talent, and got their thoughts on SNL, potential skits for James Franco, and whether Adnan is guilty.