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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer ‘Knights’

Art: Next weekend, “The Dark Knight,” the latest movie in the Batman franchise, opens in theaters nationwide. Hidden away in Red Hook, however, is another look at the Caped Crusader — and what it lacks in box office glitz, it more than makes up for in graphic authenticity. Comment.

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Eat to the beat

Music: Just because Brooklynites are ga-ga for outdoor summer concert series, it doesn’t mean that bands prefer them to the confines of a nightclub. “I like playing indoor shows, hearing the reverb and the natural sound of the guitars coming off the wall,” said Britt Daniel, lead singer of Spoon. “Some people love nature — I love nature in doses.” Comments (1).

Fancy schmancy

Dining: Sweat dripped from customers’ chins into their mugs of Sixpoint beer. The fumes of grilling pork rose to meet the smell of close, hot bodies. And then it began to pour. This was the second annual UnFancy Food Show, a celebration of Brooklyn food artisans and small producers in a defiantly un-fancy setting in Williamsburg. With video … Comment.

La Brooklynais

Two Smith Street restaurants are baring their Bastille Day pride with an enormous “petanque” tournament on Sunday. Comment.

Bastille Day beckons

Dining: Fort Greene bistro Chez Oskar to celebrate Bastille Day — and its 10th anniversary — with live music, fire-eating, a prix-fixe menu and more! Comment.

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment.

Denmark’s dozen

Theater: Each year, there are more Shakespearean productions in the borough than we can count, but on Friday night at the McCarren Park Pool in Greenpoint, fans of the Bard got more for their money with the Woodshed Collective theater company’s “Twelve Ophelias.” Comment.

Mind your Q’s

Art: Brooklyn Paper photographer Tom Callan is a star at “Click!,” the publicly curated photo show currently hanging at the Brooklyn Museum. Comments (1).

For the birds

Event: Of all the immigrants who’ve made homes in Brooklyn, there’s still one group that doesn’t quite fit in: the parrots. Comment.

Flower power

Shopping: The Hibiscus Day Spa, open since 2005 in Stuyvesant Heights — and going on two months in its new location — has unveiled its latest beauty treatment: a retail shop stocking skin care essentials, lounge clothing and spa accessories. Comment.

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