24/Seven

Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Fort Greene

Seeing Green! Cee Lo headlines this weekend’s free Afro-Punk Festival

You’d be foolish to pass up this two-day music extravanganza at Commodore Barry Park. Comment.
Red Hook

Our competition sponsors a music festival — and we cover it

Who says old school print newspapers are good for nothing? Comment.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

DUMBO

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Bearded, plaid-wearing hipsters are coming to DUMBO this month — but don’t worry, these ones won’t lock you into a conversation about Slavoj Žižek or Animal Collective. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Brooklyn Heights

Last chance to drink beer and look at Jackie Robinson’s sweaty jersey

Enjoy the Brooklyn Historical Society’s beer garden party one last time on Aug. 25 Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

Park Slope

The boy from aahhs! Kiwi chef Mark Simmons opens his own place

The former “Top Chef” competitor now has his own New Zealand-themed joint. Comment.
Crown Heights

Balled over! Get out your tux — and add some red — for this party

Nightlife gurus Gemini and Scorpio are at it again. Hope you like Bauhaus. Comment.
Greenpoint

Up on the roof! New troupe does Shakespeare under the stars

A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comment.
Fort Greene

Brooklyn’s finest! Fort Greene Park hosts literary heavyweights this Saturday

Rick Moody, Bryonn Bain and Bernice McFadden are just some of the writers who’ll represent at an annual literary festival. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Event

Kaboom! Battle Week begins this weekend

The annual commemoration of George Washington’s retreat from Brooklyn — heroic or cowardly, you decide — is upon us. Comment.
Prospect Heights

Celebrate Washington Avenue on Saturday

An under-rated business strip gets its well-deserved close-up in an all-day festival. Comment.
Dining

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Williamsburg wins the “Hot Restaurant Opening” of the week, Park Slope is the queen of caffeine, and Clinton Hill makes a play for Brooklyn’s newest dining destination. Comment.
Ditmas Park

Catch a true jazz legend — and his seven-string guitar — on Thursday

Charlie Hunter hits Sycamore. Comment.

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