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Saturday, April 3, 2004

PINTS & PHANTOMS

Connor McPherson’s "The Weir," with its spine-tingling ghost stories told in a rural Irish pub, allows the Gallery Players to show off what they do best - provide top-notch acting and create a masterful, realistic set. Comments (1).

STRESS FREE

Now through April 8, "PMS" is on display inside the Brooklyn War Memorial. Comment.

FREE FOR ALL

"This is beshert," Peri Smilow says when I visit her in her Park Slope apartment. Comment.

THE FUTURE IS NOW

Tonight (Saturday, April 3) at 11:30 pm, the New York cast of Neo-Futurists will perform Greg Allen’s "Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind (30 plays in 60 minutes)" at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Park Slope. Comment.

COLD COMFORT

Halfway through a multi-course tasting dinner at Green Paradise, a raw foods restaurant in Prospect Heights, my husband said, "I’ve never tasted anything like this." Comment.

RAVIOLI, OH!

"For a small to medium-size firm to make it to 50 years, in today’s day and age of big conglomerates, is a major accomplishment," says Louis Ballarino, of the Dairy Maid Ravioli Company in Gravesend that he owns with his brother, Salvatore, Comment.

AAAAAAAAAAAH!

Hold on to your lunches. Comments (1).

SPRING THAW

Pianist Yefim Bronfman’s performance at Bargemusic on April 8 and 10 will also serve as a reunion with Mark Peskanov, the floating venue’s artistic director and frequent violinist. Comment.

IT’S A ’MYSTERY’

Longtime dancer and choreographer Lynn Parkerson founded Brooklyn Ballet, in Brooklyn Heights, in 2000. The organization began an active schedule last season, including an educational outreach program, "Elevate," in five Brooklyn schools. Comment.

DELUXE EDITION

Cynthia Hopkins’ "Accidental Nostalgia," now on stage at St. Ann’s Warehouse, is billed as an "operetta about the pros and cons of amnesia." Comment.