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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, June 24, 2006

THE BIG 3-0

The 30th anniversary celebration of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center kicks off at 7 pm on Thursday in Long Island University’s Kumble Theater. Comment

OUTSPOKEN ART       

Atlantic Yards: Where the female’s torso would be, there is a zigzag cutout, reminiscent of a puzzle piece, or maybe half a bear trap. The claw-like shape rests on curvaceous legs, twisted in a half crouch and flexing a naked derriere. Beneath the imposing posterior lies another cutout: the smaller, missing half of the puzzle/trap, from which a male hand reaches upward, yearning toward the towering bronze buttocks above. Comment

SAVOR SAVION

Tap-dancing phenom Savion Glover will give a free performance, as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series in Prospect Park, on Saturday. Comment

POWER OF MOSES

The Triborough Bridge is turning 70 years old, and as a birthday present, it’s getting its own exhibit at the New York Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn. Comment

NOSTALGIC CALORIES

Bikini weather already? Well, Bay Ridge’s Little Cupcake Bakeshop will make you forget all about that summer diet. Comment

’GREAT’ EXPECTATIONS      

Park Slope native Danny Leiner says the goals of his new film, "The Great New Wonderful," were to effectively capture the mood and energy in the Big Apple a year after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and to show how those feelings of anxiety and loss worked as invisible threads connecting the lives of five seemingly unrelated sets of New Yorkers. Comment

WILD STYLE     

I view the show as a kind of time capsule," Brooklyn-born artist Daze told GO Brooklyn about the Brooklyn Museum’s "Graffiti" exhibition, which opens on Friday. Comment

GREEK TO ME       

"Just like Greece," said my friend as we were led to our table at Agnanti Meze in Bay Ridge. He was stating the obvious. It was as steamy as August in Athens in the dining room; with only ceiling fans making a lazy whirl above us, we stayed hot most of the night. Comment