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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

Williamsburg

Viva La France – with lots of banjos and ukuleles

arlez-moi d'amour. Il m'a vue nue. Presque oui. Comment
Williamsburg

Siren Fest: Still hip to the Coney Island music scene

ast year everyone was singing the Siren Festival's swan song. Comment
Williamsburg

Seaside Summer Concert Series

he Seaside Summer Concert Series, celebrating an incredible 30 years of the very best in free entertainment, continues at Asser Levy/Seaside Park with consecutive Thursday night concerts featuring some of the biggest names in music. Comment
Williamsburg

Now you can tour the treasures of the deep for free

he Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium is now offering free admission every Friday from 3 p.m. until closing. Comment
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Live ‘Music At The Bridge’

usic At The Bridge, a new free summer music series being presented in the Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park, continues to attract huge crowds. Comment
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JDub celebrates first five years with Brooklyn friends

rooklyn talent unites on July 20 to help JDub celebrate five years of promoting Jewish artists here and aboard. Comment
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BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival finale ends on a high note

AM and MetroTech Center conclude their 2008 BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival at MetroTech this month and next. Comment
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Afro Jazz Sundays: Always live

fro Jazz Sundays is Brooklyn’s newest summer event for live music from African, Caribbean and Latin traditions woven into jazz. Comment
Williamsburg

Big Red’s back with a vengeance

or a film about a wise-cracking, cigar-chomping demon, “Hellboy II: The Golden Army” manages to mingle gravitas with humor, and tenderness with frenzied, fantastical action. Comment
Williamsburg

Wood works at Indie Market

The Brooklyn Indie Market brings together a couple of distinctive craft artisans working in wood, introducing a new addition to the primarily fashion and art focus of the market. Comment
Williamsburg

Take the Big Onion Walking Tour

The Brooklyn-based Big Onion Walking Tours hosts a number of walks spotlighting the borough. Comment
Williamsburg

Ride the Carousel free

The best family fun ride in the heart of Brooklyn just got better: Prospect Parks 1912 Carousel is free for kids under the age of 12 every Thursday in August, courtesy of Astoria Federal Savings. Comment
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Outdoor shopping

Naturalist and author “Wildman” Steve Brill will lead one of his world-famous “Wild Food and Ecology Tours” of Prospect Park, August 3 and again on August 30. Prospect Park is a great place for wild foods, and the summer is an especially rich season. Comment
Williamsburg

Clowns that don’t blow up the city

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars returns to Brooklyn this week, with performances now to August 3 at Aviator Sports and Recreation. Comment
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Catch the spirit of exploration

The Center for the Urban Environment (CUE), now at its new location at 168 Seventh Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, continues its current season with a host of walks throughout the borough and beyond. Comment
Williamsburg

Bring in the Clones

The New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) presents a special advance screening of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, an exciting new addition to the Star Wars universe and the first animated feature film from Lucasfilm. Comment
Williamsburg

BBG flower power

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is offering a number of special events and activities this summer. Just a few include. Comment
Williamsburg

True stamp of approval for a special Brooklyn artist

For over the last ten years, you may have come across the work of illustrator and portrait artist Michael Deas. Comment
Williamsburg

Liza, Badu and many, many more

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz continues his 30th Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series at Asser Levy/Seaside Park and the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert Series at Wingate Field, with some of the biggest names in music coming to Brooklyn to celebrate an incredible three decades of free music. Comment
Williamsburg

Live Burkinabe music

Burkina Electric, the first electronica dance band from the West African country of Burkina Faso, brings traditional Burkinabe music and Western club electronica dance to Brooklyn. Comment
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Let the music play through the summer

The annual summer concerts series, in parks throughout from Bay Ridge to Marine Park, continues with the performances sponsored by State Senator Martin J. Golden, the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Parks Task Force and CERT1NYC. Comment
Williamsburg

Hoge at Union Hall

The acclaimed singer, songwriter and American roots rocker Will Hoge will continue to trek across North America this summer after returning from his first-ever tour of the UK. Comment
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God and guitar guides this Brooklyn street musician

Sheepshead Bay residents and visitors may not know Kenny Schaffer personally, but they certainly know and appreciate his work. Comment
Williamsburg

Drink deeply: The Sippy Cups return

The audience at Celebrate Brooklyn! at the Prospect Park Bandshell (corner of Prospect Park West and Ninth Street) is turned over to the kids, August 2 at 4 p.m., when The Sippy Cups return with a musically fresh, theatrically ambitious whirlwind of a show for kids and families. Comment
Williamsburg

August is packed with music & art

Tillie’s of Brooklyn, 248 DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene, offers music and art events throughout August. Comment
Williamsburg

‘Nothing’ but Bill

Communicable Arts presents William Shakespeares “Much Ado About Nothing,” the bard’s tale of love gone wrong until it goes right. Comment
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Wave your Caribbean colors proudly

The Brooklyn Museum offers family programs in August. The Target First Saturdays August event is Caribbean Carnival-Wave Your Flags! Comment
Williamsburg

26th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition presents “Relative Environment,” the 26th Annual BWAC Outdoor Sculpture Show, now to September from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Comment
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Stitch by Stitch: Works in Fabric

Brooklyn College is hosting “Stitch by Stitch: Works in Fabric,” a colorful art exhibition of 25 quilts crafted by members of the Quilters Guild of Brooklyn, on display at the Brooklyn College Library at 2900 Bedford Avenue, through August 22. Comment
Williamsburg

So, is this really a democracy?

Long Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, located at the University’s Brooklyn campus, invites you to “Building Community for Change, Are We Democracy?”, August 2 at 2 and 4 p.m. Comment
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Prospect Park welcomes Alvin Ailey Dance troupe

The internationally renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings its contemporary works to Brooklyn with a performance from its troupe, Ailey II, this month in Prospect Park. Comment
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Hit the museum for free

Before the summer months slip away, families in search of artistic and recreational refreshment can take advantage of Bank of America’s “Museum on Us” program, August 2-3. The program provides an opportunity to visit more than 70 leading cultural institutions across the United States, including museums, historical sites and science centers, on the first weekend of each month for free. Comment
Williamsburg

Here’s your treasure map to culture off the beaten path

A pirate with more than a passing resemblance to Captain Jack Sparrow opened the treasure chest. Comment
Williamsburg

Fire! Festival

Fire!, a new play festival, opens August 6 at 7 p.m. at South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street in Fort Greene. Comment
Williamsburg

Brooklyn jazz rhythms inspire ‘Portraits in Blue’

During the July and August months of 2008, Brooklynites will be seeing jazz. That is, of course, works of visual art inspired by the rhythms and tones of jazz music. Comment
Williamsburg

Audition workshop

The 37-year old Narrows Community Theater (NCT) has opened a full arts education program this summer. On August 7 at 8 p.m., NCT sponsors “How to Audition for the Professional Theatre,” a pair of workshops designed to expand on the art of auditioning. Comment

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