Guide to what’s happening in New York this week

Restoration Rocks feat. Mos Def w/ Idle Worship and Pharaohe Monch
Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., Fulton Street between Brooklyn and New York avenues, Brooklyn, free
Part of Bed Stuy Alive!, this Lyricist Lounge production presents live  performances by Idle Warship (Talib Kweli & Res) along with Pharaohe Monch and a selection of up-and-coming hip-hop artists. Capping the event is a special performance by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, featuring Mos Def.

Theater

Storybook Burlesque presents ‘Through the Looking Glass’
Friday, 7 p.m., Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., DUMBO, $20-$25
In previous shows, Storybook Burlesque has introduced viewers to the surprisingly bawdy world of Dr. Seuss, traipsed through Shakespeare (scantily clad, naturally) in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and turned the Brothers Grimm X-rated. The troupe’s latest titillating production tackles Lewis Carroll’s classic.    

Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque: Lucinda Sans’ Birthday Party
Sunday, 9 p.m., Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St., $10
Take one part CHERYL art-party collective and one part spangled stripped extravaganza and you’ll get something like Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque, this month celebrating the birthday of Lucida Sans with a myriad of performances designed to entice, antagonize and titillate.

Culture

Richard Serra: ‘Junction/Cycle’
Through Nov. 26, Gagosian Gallery,
555 W. 24th St., free
“Junction” (2011) and “Cycle” (2010) are two new sculptures by Richard Serra. Serra has produced large-scale works for architectural, urban and landscape settings from Iceland to New Zealand. While he continues to take his sculptural syntax to new levels, his works are always awe-inspiring.  

Matthew Barney: ‘DJED’
Through Oct. 22, Gladstone Gallery,
530 W. 21st St., free
This is Matthew Barney’s first NYC exhibition of the “Ancient Evenings” project. A collaboration with Jonathan Bepler, it’s structured as a site-specific opera loosely based on Norman Mailer’s 1983 novel of the same name, and features three large-scale sculptures made from 25 tons of molten iron. R

Charles Dickens at 200
Through Feb. 12, 2012, The Morgan Library,
225 Madison Ave., $15
The exhibition captures the life and art of Dickens in a way you’ve most likely not seen before, and includes many original illustrations, photographs and personal effects that once belonged to the literary icon. Rj

Books

The ‘Broke As Hell’ Book Tour
Wednesday, 7 p.m.,
Fat Baby,
112 Rivington St., free
Broke-Ass Stuart keeps you in the loop on how to survive on the cheap. Tonight join Broke-Ass Stuart himself as he launches his new book with something way more awesome that a traditional reading: a dance party.

Outside

Blackout Haunted House
Through Oct. 31,
54 W. 39th St., $30
You may think you have absolutely no taboos, but Blackout will find them. Sexual violation? Abuse? Torture? Nothing is off-limits at this insane carnival, the only haunted house we know of where you must make repeated physical contact with the actors themselves. It vacillates between off-putting and terrifying.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Sunday,
5 p.m. to midnight, Dekalb Market,
138 Willoughby St., Brooklyn, free
Taking inspiration from night markets across Asia, Brooklyn Night Bazaar transforms Dekalb Market into a nighttime gathering place to eat, drink and shop in a vibrant setting. The Brooklyn Night Bazaar gives the tradition a Brooklyn twist with musical acts Yacht, Monogold and Trouble Andrew.

Music

‘The Rap Guide to Evolution’
Through Nov. 6, Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam St., $39-$75
Charles Darwin, meet Dr. Dre. Canadian indie hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman raps through a humorous exploration of The Origin of Species in his one-man show, an award-winner at 2009’s Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. Brinkman consulted academics to ensure historical and scientific accuracy along with flow and rhymes.

Adventure[s] presents Lil vs. Young
Saturday, 11:30 p.m., Union Hall, 702 Union St., Park Slope, free
Head out to Union Hall this weekend and hear tracks by your favorite artists whose monikers include “Lil” and “Young.” Use your imagination and email your requests to adventuresbk@gmail.com.

Film

Three Artist Films w/ Albert Maysles
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Union Docs, 322 Union Ave., Williamsburg, $9
While you may be familiar with their documentaries “Grey Gardens” and “Gimme Shelter,” there’s less opportunity to see the stellar short films by Albert and David Maysles. At this special viewing, Albert Maysles presents three short films he and his brother co-directed: “Christo’s Valley Curtain,” “Anastasia” and “Salvadore Dali’s Fantastic Dream.”

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