Two all-star teams, including actor Mike Myers and NPR host Ophira Eisenberg, throw down over the two legendary bands at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Here are some of the events our colleagues are checking out around town this weekend.
ARUN VENUGOPAL, WNYC reporter: Workers in Mumbai take their lunch very seriously and a new movie, The Lunchbox, depicts a love story between a young housewife and an older man when there's a lunchbox mix-up. The film, written and directed by Ritesh Batra, is playing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Angelika Film Center.
LIORA NOAM-KRAVITZ, Morning Edition audio board operator: Liora suggests an off Broadway play from New York Theatre Workshop which she describes as being in a "rubick's cube." Love and Information by Caryl Churchill at the Minetta Lane theater, presents a series of very short scenes -- 57 of them -- in rapid succession performed by a cast of 15 actors. This sounds dizzying.
BRIAN LEHRER, host of The Brian Lehrer Show: Brian suggests a film festival by and about people with disabilities. ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival is the largest of its kind with 30 venues showing films. "The thing about festivals like this is it can't just be issue oriented and dry and lecturing at you, the material has to be entertaining and moving and good," said Brian. "What I've heard and what I've seen myself, there's a lot of really good stuff here," he added.
KAREN FRILLMANN, enterprise editor: Who is sick of the cold weather? Not Karen! She's planning on heading north where the Hudson River is still frozen and the ice-yachts make their rare appearance. They used to regularly do this in the 19th century and now the yachts have made a resurgence. If the wind is just right one of the captains may take you for a ride.
Ice-yachts on the frozen Hudson River (Issac Kestenbaum)
Antique ice-boat (Issac Kestenbaum)
By the time not-from-concentrate orange juice reaches grocery store shelves, it's had the oxygen stripped from it and "flavor packs" added back in. Even the amount of vitamin C listed on the container isn't quite accurate.
Now that the MTA has agreed to give Staten Island residents a toll cut, everyone wants in on the action.
The head of the New York Federal Reserve met with business and community leaders in Brooklyn as part of a whirlwind tour highlighting Brooklyn's success stories and its economic challenges.
As the battle over how to fund an expansion of pre-kindergarten goes on, city education officials are busy behind the scenes getting ready for more pre-k classes by September.
Cuomo, de Blasio slug it out in Albany over who cares more about education
What's 60 feet tall, made out of bamboo, and lives (for now) in Bryant Park?
You sent Studio 360 hundreds of super scary, super short horror movies — from animation to claymation, to live action, they're all terrifying. Filmmaker Wes Craven will reveal the winner on this weekend's show. Meantime, the staff of Studio 360 made this list of our 10 favorites.
Last weekend, as Russian troops flooded into Crimea, Ukraine, 30 armed men in unmarked fatigues broke into the office of the Crimean Center for Investigative Journalism in the region's capital. The incident is one of many recent acts of aggression against journalists in the region.
Everyone has something they'd like to change about their bodies. At the same time, science and medicine keep breaking new ground in improving how human bodies function. Technology continues to improve how our bodies function, allowing people to achieve the impossible. Regan Brashear, producer and director of "Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement," discusses what these technological advances mean for those with disabilities.
For his new film, Elijah Wood plays an acclaimed concert pianist who must tackle an unplayable piece while simultaneously battling wits with a homicidal sniper in the audience. Wood talks about being a fake piano player, a real DJ, and his favorite new music.
The North Dakota singer-songwriter tackles such topics as being stuck on a roof, ambivalence about new beginnings, and our contemporary tendency to cradle our devices rather than our loved ones.