Guide to what’s happening in New York this week

“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey.”

Theater

Amuse Bouche: NY Clown Theatre Festival
Now through Sunday,
The Brick Theater,
575 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg, $15
As fodder between last year’s Clown Theatre Festival and the one planned for 2012, the Brick offers an amuse bouche of clowning artistry. New clowning includes a lovestruck professor on a quest for his beloved’s “Bezinkule,” two bird frenemies who “Flocked” to the U.S./Mexico border and “Morro and Jasp Go Wild” on spring break.

‘Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey’
Sunday, 4:30 p.m.,
Museum of the Moving Image, $20
Everyone knows (and sometimes tickles) Elmo. But have you ever heard the backstory of the puppet’s creator? This documentary follows Kevin Clash from young creative who dreams of working with idol Jim Henson to the acclaimed performer he is today. Clash makes a special appearance after the screening.
 
Shirts & Destroy presents ‘The Exquisite Corpse’
Now through Oct. 9, Weds. through Sat.,
8 p.m., Kraine Theater,
85 E. Fourth St., $18
Featuring original artworks alongside a selection of wares, “The Exquisite Corpse” spotlights art inspired by tattoos and doom metal — themes that drive art and design collective S&D. Working with such bands as Cave In, SunnO))) and Isis, the artists are clearly focused on wearing what they love on their sleeves — whether shirts or skins.
 
‘Medea’
Friday and?Saturday,
7:30 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m., Japan Society,
333 E. 47th St., $32
Director Satoshi Miyagi’s use of bunkaru (replacing traditional puppet-plus-operator with two actresses interpreting a character’s voice and movement), and the all-male customers playing the Chorus, allow for a more balanced view of Medea’s motivation for committing murder and infanticide. You’ve never seen Euripedes like this.
 
Music

Fleet Foxes with The Walkmen
Saturday, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Williamsburg Waterfront, N. Eighth St. & Kent Ave., Williamsburg, $40
Fleet Foxes blend the jangly folk-rock sound of the Zombies, the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel. There are also more contemporary effects, like that of Rogue Wave and the Shins. Yet they carve out a sound that’s all their own, crafting ethereal vocal harmonies over banjos, mandolins and tambourines.

‘Mogwai’
Monday and Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,
Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., $33
Scottish rockers Mogwai’s latest, “Hardcore Will Never Die But You Will,” continues this fine tradition (sample song title: “How to Be a Werewolf”) as well as their knack for soaring feats of largely instrumental rock.

Food

Le Grand Fooding’s Exquisite Corpse
Friday through Sunday, Honey Space,
148 11th Ave., $100
Using the “exquisite corpse” premise of French surrealism, each chef uses something from his predecessor’s meal to create his own. Each dinner lasts four hours, the event continuing nonstop for three days.

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