Weekend Recommender: December 14–16
December 13, 2012 | by —Simona Rabinovitch
photography by Jeff Gentner | Homepage
The Killers rock Madison Square Garden tonight. Tickets still available!
Thursday, December 14, 8 p.m.
Las Vegas boys made good hit Madison Square Garden with their epic brand of rock and pop. Four albums strong, the foursome led by stage-friendly frontman Brandon Flowers are sure to put on the show of the season. Canadian twins Tegan and Sara open and tickets range from $35 to $65. Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza; thegarden.com
Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Kids and adults alike will be charmed by New York Theatre Ballet's new production of The Nutcracker. Keith Michael's critically acclaimed interpretation is shorter than the original but fun, festive, and lively. Florence Gould Hall at FIAF, 55 East 59th St.; nytb.org
Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale
Friday, December 14, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Now that we have your attention, yes, it's true, the queen of wrap dresses and so much more is having a sample sale, and a quickie at that. We hear items are marked up to 70 percent off. The sale began on Tuesday and ends today—hurry! Diane von Furstenberg Showroom, 260 Fifth Ave.; 260samplesale.com
The Good Mother
Don't miss the final weeks of Boardwalk Empire's Gretchen Mol on stage in The New Group's off-Broadway psychological thriller The Good Mother. (The show closes December 22.) Written by Francine Volpe, the play also features costume design by Cynthia Rowley. Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd St., 212-244-3380; thenewgroup.org
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.