Weekend Recommender: February 14-17

February 14, 2013 | by —Simona Rabinovitch | Homepage


Good Person of Szechwan at La Mama 

Good Person of Szechwan at La Mama
February 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.; February 17 at 2:30 p.m.
As it preps for its 51st birthday, East Village Experimental theater institution La Mama presents a Foundry Theatre production of Bertolt Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, a funny, complex play about good in this world. Taylor Mac has garnered rave reviews for his portrayal of Shen Tei. In fact, the whole show has been critically acclaimed. Directed by Lear deBessonet, the can't-miss play also features live music by César Alvarez with The Lisps. 66 E. 4th St., 212-475-7710; thefoundrytheatre.org

Luciana Souza at Jazz Standard
February 14 at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.
Get jiggy with your sweetie with some sultry date tunes for Valentine's Day, and few cultures do romance like the Brazilians. Brazilian singer Luciana Souza wraps up a three-night stand of Brazilian Duos at Jazz Standard on Thursday evening. She is accompanied by guitarist Romero Lubambo. 116 East 27th St., 212-576-2232; jazzstandard.net           

Womenswear Sale at Jumelle
February 14-17, noon to 7 p.m.
As New York Fashion Week winds down, one must continue to look runway ready at all times. Fortunately, Williamsburg’s Jumelle is having an amazing womenswear sale, offering up to 75 percent off Alexander Wang, Raquel Allegra, and Isabel Marant. 148 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 718-388-9525; shopjumelle.com

Life is But a Dream
February 17 at 9 p.m.
See Mrs. Carter as you've never seen her before in this HBO documentary special directed by Beyoncé Knowles herself. Featuring first-person video, shot by the superstar on her laptop, the film delves behind Beyoncé's public persona into the person she really is. hbo.com

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