What’s there to do in New York this week?

"The City of Photographers" opens the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, Yoko Ono discusses her work and most recent albums, k.d. lang joins Lyle Lovett & His Large Band for a Radio City Music Hall engagement, more

FRI 15

“The City of Photographers” opens the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival devoted to focusing on artists as activists, Lincoln Center. $11, 1:30 p.m. Through June 28.

Gerald Locklin and George Carroll’s comedy “The Toad Poems” bows, Soho Playhouse‘s Huron Club. $25, 8:30 p.m. Through July 8.

SAT 16

“The American Nightmare” kicks off the Museum of the Moving Image‘s “It’s Only A Movie: Horror Films from the 1970s and Today” series featuring 28 pics including “A Clockwork Orange,” “28 Weeks Later” and “Carrie.” $10,

2 p.m. Through July 22.

Soul man Russel Taylor and Lenora Jaye, former vocalist of the Black Rock Coalition band Rhythm Republik, croon together, BAMcafe. Free, 9 p.m.

SUN 17

Tiken Jah Fakoly, Idan Raichel Project and DJ Kadafi bring African reggae and Middle Eastern influences to Central Park SummerStage. Free, 3 p.m.

Emerson String Quartet performs Beethoven’s last two quartets and gives composer Kaija Saariaho’s “Terra Memoria” its world premiere, Carnegie Hall. $32 – $79, 8 p.m.

MON 18

Yoko Ono discusses her work and most recent albums “Yes, I’m a Witch” and “Open Your Box” with Anthony DeCurtis, 92nd Street Y. $25, 8 p.m.

TUES 19

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ 19th annual Midsummer Night Swing kicks off 25 nights of swing, salsa and disco with two jazz orchestras recreating the classic battle-of-the-bands album “The Count Meets the Duke,” Lincoln Center‘s Josie Robertson Plaza. $15, 6:30 p.m. Through July 21.

Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation and the New York Mets host the fifth annual Starlight Starbright Night at Shea Stadium to benefit critically, chronically and terminally ill children. $125, includes Mets vs. Minnesota Twins game ticket and pre-game barbecue, 3:30 p.m..

info@starlightnyc.org

WED 20

Ellen Cleghorne, Ted Alexandro, Tom Cotter and others dish on growing up for a Barbara Walters Special live taping, Comix. $15, 7 p.m.

Composer John Eaton’s “Pumped Fiction, a Pocket Opera” opens the American Composers’ Alliance’s Festival of American Music 2007 showcasing works by 35 composers performed by more than 60 musicians, Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater at Symphony Space. $25, 8 p.m. Through June 23.

THURS 21

k.d. lang joins Lyle Lovett & His Large Band for a Radio City Music Hall engagement. $45.50 – $101, 8 p.m.

“The Last Year in the Life of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as Devised by Waterwell: A Rock Operetta” begins previews, Barrow Street Theater. $25, 9:30 p.m. Through August 11.

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