leisure 11.14.03

Weekend Pleasures

Theatre:
"I know thee not, old man" are among the most blood-freezing words Shakespeare ever gave a character to utter. Hear them during this Henry IV Parts One and Two composite at Lincoln Center. Before Prince Hal denies his old pal, Falstaff kicks up a lot of rollicking fun at the Boar's Head. In this production, Kevin Kline plays the big guy. Also in the notable cast, directed by Jack O'Brien, are Michael Hayden, Dana Ivey, Audra McDonald, and Ethan Hawke. Tickets are available at 212.239.6200.

Music:
Dame Cleo Laine, she of the husky, glorious voice, is at Feinstein's at the Regency, 540 Park [61st] 212.339.4095, this weekend, along with husband John Dankworth. She's been performing for 50 years, but there is a dance in the old dame yet.

Movies:
The Fellini fest at the Guggenheim, 1071 5th [88th] 212.360.4321, continues. Tonight, "Nights of Cabiria," starring Fellini's wife, the great Giulietta Masina.

Walk:
Take a walking tour with John Cashman, expert on and passionate guide to Green-Wood Cemetery, and you get am incredibly interesting walk through American history. Consider a few of the people buried here: DeWitt Clinton, Duncan Phyfe, Lola Montez, Samuel F. B. Morse, "Boss" Tweed, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets, Horace Greeley, Henry Steinway, Elias Howe, and Currier and Ives, among many other notables in every walk of life and others with equally interesting stories beyond the ornate mausoleums and simple stone markers. Before Prospect and Central Parks, New Yorkers used the 478-acre Green-Wood as an ersatz park, strolling, picnicking, and enjoying the idyllic setting with its wonderful views of Manhattan (it's the highest point in Brooklyn). Mr. Cashman is a retired NYC police officer who started mowing the lawns in Green-Wood when he was young to pick up a little extra cash and "a great tan." It has turned into a lifelong passion, this digging into the history of Green-Wood. The tour is on Sunday at 1pm. For more info, call 718.469.5277.

Shopping:
At the Vanessa Noel shoe sale, mules, sandals, pumps, flats, boots, one-of-a-kind samples, and bridal shoes are priced $50-$150, now through November 17, 9-5. Sizes 5-12. They're at 158 E. 64th [Lex/3rd].
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