This week's Critics' Choice

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Classical choice

Vladimir Jurowski conducts Petra Lang and the LPO in Zemlinsky's Maeterlinck Songs and Mahler's Third Symphony. RFH, London (0844 847 9915) Wed; Puppets and acrobats combine as the Armonico Consort present Monteverdi's Flying Circus. Bridge House Theatre, Warwick (01926 776438) from Fri

Pop choice

Grinderman The bestial outlet for Nick Cave's evil side rides again. Garage, London (0844 847 1678) Thur; Edwyn Collins The former Orange Juice man showcases his seventh solo album Losing Sleep. QEH, London (0844 875 0073) Thur

Film choice

My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done Latest slice of eccentricity from Werner Herzog, a tale of US suburbia starring Michael Shannon; Metropolis Fritz Lang's 1927 futuristic masterpiece restored to nearly its original glory, extra footage, original score and all

Theatre choice

Clybourne Park Superb dark comedy about American race relations. Royal Court, London (020-7565 5000) to 2 Oct; Beautiful Burnout Frantic Assembly's boxing drama at the sport's famed venue. York Hall Leisure Centre, London (020-7638 8891) to 2 Oct

Visual art choice

Eadweard Muybridge Pioneering Victorian photographer. Tate Britain, London (020-7887 8888) to 16 Jan 2011; The Fourth Plinth The six contenders for Trafalgar Square's empty corner. St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (020-7766 1100) to 31 Oct