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

Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007

Robot rock

Robot rock

Music: It is easy to find a place where humans play music. The venues for robots, on the other hand, are few and far between. Luckily, the LEMURplex in Gowanus has just opened its doors, so Brooklyn has a space where the public can play interesting instruments, and the instruments can play right back.   Comments (1)

BAM’s traffic jam

Music: A review of “The BQE,” Sufjan Stevens’s new work, commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Comment

Ice, ice baby

Dance: For its final show on its first U.S. tour, the Iceland Dance Company will make its New York City debut with Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. GO Brooklyn’s Daniel Goldberg caught up with Artistic Director Katrin Hall to discuss modern dance, how American audiences react to Icelandic art and what exactly we can expect from the Scandinavian troupe. Comments (2)

Reel culture

Reel culture

Cinema: Park Slope’s Southpaw is the site for an intimate evening of film and literature with the Baumbach family. Comments (1)

‘Torchio’ song

‘Torchio’ song

Dining: “If we thought places like this would open, we might have stuck around longer,” my husband said. He was referring to Il Torchio, an elegant new eatery that opened on Myrtle Avenue. Comment

Birds of play

Birds of play

Theater: It was with trepidation that I confronted “The Seagull” at Brooklyn College in Midwood. Director Mary Robinson had bravely taken the cavernous space of the Gershwin Theatre and created a theater-within-a-theater on its proscenium stage. Would Chekhov’s gloom survive in such lovable smallness? Comments (1)

Tasty restaurant gossip

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

Way to go, ‘Willow’

Waiting in the Wings: GO’s guide to what’s new in Brooklyn theater. Comment

‘Money’ shot

Everyday, about seven million New Yorkers spend almost $9 million on city subways and buses, but our guess is no one has any idea what happens to all that dough. For the first time, the New York Transit Museum is offering up all the answers in their latest exhibit, “Show Me the Money: From the Turnstile to the Bank.”  Comment

Moore controversy

Books: Put down that Starbucks, get decked in your edgiest duds and head to Williamsburg’s Ad Hoc Art on Nov. 14 for a faux focus group celebrating the release of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book “Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity.” Comment

The Brooklyn Bash

Brooklyn Bash: The Brooklyn Arts Exchange hosted its seventh annual “BAX 10 Arts and Artists in Progress Awards,” honoring 13 individuals who have made significant contributions to the local arts community, on Nov. 1 at the Prospect Park Picnic House. Over cocktails, GO Brooklyn caught up with BAX members and award winners and asked them to reminisce over the first award that they ever received.   Comment

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