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Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010


Brooklyn hearts tUnE-YaRdS

Merrill Garbus feels the Brooklyn love. Comment.

Free Black History Month events at City Tech

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York will celebrate Black History Month with free events during February at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary Street) in downtown Brooklyn. Comment.

Galapagos channels the 1940s with ‘Speak Easy’

Brooklyn’s got a speakeasy on its hands. Comment.

Erotic art shop invites you and your sweetie to a provocative supper

SHAG is a new fine art gallery and retail shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whichspecializes in locally made, handcrafted products of an erotic nature. Comments (2).

Israel Ballet performs new interpretation of Don Quixote

Originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, “Don Quixote” is based on an episode taken from the famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. It tells the story of a knight errant in search of Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams. Accompanied by his loyal squire Sancho and armed with a failing mind and a shaving basin, the knight battles windmills and imaginary monsters as he follows his quest. Comment.

Passion Pit to help celebrate Brooklyn

While we may be in the throes of winter, the summer will be here before you know it. And it’s not a bad time to think about it either, with acts slated for Celebrate Brooklyn! already being released. Comment.

BAM presents Mark Morris’ “Socrates” and other works

Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM in a program featuring the world premiere of “Socrates,” the NY premiere of “Looky,” and an acclaimed repertory work, “Behemoth.” Comment.

Kitchen Klutz’s Food Network showdown

“The Kitchen Klutz” and one of the “Worst Cooks in America” have joined forces to destroy the Food Network’s pristine kitchens. Not intentionally, of course. Comment.

Master classes, part of “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” at LIU

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee, pianists Orrin Evans and David Berkman, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi will conduct master classes as part of the “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” this winter and spring at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Comment.

“Heart” art on display at Slope café

N. Francine Keating presents her he’ART project at Roots Café in Park Slope during February. The project showcases images of hearts taken from everyday objects found around the globe. Comment.

The pink elephant speaks: exhibition on gentrification opens at MoCADA

Gentrification in Brooklyn is like a topic you shouldn’t bring up at dinner. Comment.

Ebony Bones coming to Brooklyn

Like a lot of acts these days, thanks to the powers of DIY, Ebony Bones is a self-taught musician, picking and mixing from different genres on her laptop using Pro Tools. Comment.

African Diaspora showcased in BAM film fest

From February 19-24, BAMcinématek, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Film Festival, presents The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival. This six-day series showcases 18 films that enjoyed popular acclaim during the 17th annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF). Comment.

BAMcafé Live announces its February lineup

February 5 brings The Dred Scott Trio, and February 6, The Sweet Divines. Both performances are part of Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival. February 12 stars Tracy Bonham; February 13, Maiysha; February 19, East West Quintet; February 20, Red Baraat; February 26, Beat Kaestli “Far From Home: A Tribute to European Song” and February 27, Eric Person & Metamorphosis. Comment.

BAX performance and discussion series highlights acrobatics

The show features Artichoke Dance Company withLynn Neuman, Aidan O’Shea, Paradizo Dance, Chriselle Tidrick of Above and Beyond Dance and Rebecca Stronger of STRONGERcircus. Performances will be followed by a moderated discussion lead by Klein. Comment.

Now and then

By Meredith Deliso Comment.

Enduring “accents” showcased at BRIC

Despite the grand claims that globalization has expedited a gradual process of cultural homogeneity, the works in this exhibition suggest that accents endure as un-copy-able markers of difference. They might fade slightly but they rarely disappear completely. They resist, remaining stubbornly present, forcing us to adapt. Comment.

Annual auction to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

There will be silent, live and online auctions of fine goods and services, including guitars signed by Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Amy Ray and Kaia Wilson, as well as a microphone signed by Tori Amos. Comment.

Puppetworks brings two beloved tales to life

Adapted for the marionette stage by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director Nicolas Coppola, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” tells the tale of a vain emperor who buys a set of ‘invisible’ clothes, only to march down the street in his underwear. The play is accompanied by the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Comment.

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