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Saturday, May 15, 2004

RIVER DANCE

If you see a troupe of six lithe bodies gallivanting through Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park May 20-23, it’s not a mirage. It’s a free performance of "Oasis" by Silver-Brown Dance beginning at 7 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and at 3 pm on Sunday. Comment

FEELIN’ GROOVY

The fifth annual Joe DiMaggio Award Gala will honor singer-songwriter Paul Simon on Monday, May 17. The star-studded event is a dual benefit for Xaverian High School, in Bay Ridge, and the Loyola School, in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter memorialized "Joltin’ Joe" in his song "Mrs. Robinson": "Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio/A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo)/ What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson/Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away/Hey hey hey hey hey hey." Comment

SLEEPER HIT

In 1954, the musical "Pajama Game" asked whether a representative of the union grievance committee and the factory superintendent can find love and happiness while workers get a seven-and-a-half-cent hourly raise. And for the past half-century, audiences across the nation have been responding with a resounding, "Yes." Comment

BAD TO WORSE

For some reason, The Gallery Players have chosen "Merrily We Roll Along," one of Stephen Sondheim’s biggest flops, as their final production of the season. The musical, with a book by George Furth and lyrics and music by Sondheim, opened at the Alvin Theatre on Nov. 16, 1981, and closed 12 days later. Comment

FILM AID

MediaRights, a not-for-profit organization, holds its fourth annual "Media that Matters Film Festival" on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm in the BAM Rose Cinemas (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene). Comment

TOTAL RECALL

Since the store opened in 1999, Brooklynites - and an ever-growing number of celebrities - have flocked to the Carol’s Daughter boutique in Fort Greene for its all-natural, hand crafted body-care products. Comment

’BOOM’ A BUST

True to its name, Cirque Boom presents a version of Jacques Offenbach’s opera "Tales of Hoffmann" that features many of the artists who make up family entertainment - acrobats, puppeteers, a stilt-walker, a juggler and a clown. But this eerie and jarring production is certainly not for children. Comment

LIGHT TOUCH

The French bistro Belleville, on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, possesses something that few Brooklyn restaurants have - glamour. Comment

STATUS ROE

Sure you can get seafood on Smith Street. But what about caviar? At Aqua, a seafood restaurant that opened in April, Smith Street denizens can have theirs - in this case tobiko caviar - four ways: with ginger, with wasabi, infused with tea and herbs, or given a bite with hot pepper. Comment