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Brooklyn Eats is back!

Dining: Dust off your bibs and elastic-waist slacks, “Brooklyn Eats” is back! The ultimate smorgasbord celebration of the borough’s restaurant scene, which was an annual event from 1997 through 2006 at the Brooklyn Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn, has announced its 2008 date and a new locale: April 30 at Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Comment

Food for thought

Food for thought

Dining: Ted Allen’s one lucky foodie. On Monday, March 10, the Clinton Hill resident and television personality — he calls himself “cable famous” — will have a chance to combine two of his great passions, food and philanthropy, when he hosts “Savor,” an evening of fun, fundraising and French fare held to benefit the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Comment

Grape expectations

Dining: Actress Lorraine Bracco unveils her new wine in Bay Ridge Comment

All the right ‘Notes’

Theater: Williamsburg’s Brick Theater is heating up the winter theater scene with its reprise of its critically acclaimed production of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Notes from Underground.” This five-part dramatic oratorio, which runs through March 22, explores the masochism of the legendary Underground Man and meshes his rancid diatribes with a soundtrack of Russian tavern songs and string quartets. Impeccably directed and adapted by Michael Gardner, this intense, 90-minute show is a must-see for adventurous playgoers. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news. Comments (1)

Curtain call for family theater

Waiting in the Wings: There won’t be a dry eye in the house on March 15, when the Brooklyn Family Theater, a Park Slope gem for the past seven years, has its last show at the Church of Gethesemane. Comment

Monster success

Cinema: Music and the movies have always made a great match. From cinema’s earliest days, when music served as accompaniment to film, until today, when film scores can make or break a “talkie,” the two arts forms belong together. And don’t think that today’s cinematic music is merely background for current releases. Many musicians are writing music for new experimental films, as well as creating new scores for classics, like Windsor Terrace resident Tom Nazziola. Comment

Hot ‘Dram’!

Nightlife: “Did you just walk in off the street?” a bartender at Dram Shop, a new Park Slope bar, asked me when I walked in the door. On that day, he explained, the bar wasn’t officially open yet, but he invited me to stay as long as I wanted and drink free Brooklyn Lager. Comments (2)

‘Power trip’

Music: For her performing debut with the Brooklyn Philharmonic on March 8 at the Brooklyn Academy of music, musician Leila Josefowicz is going to plug in her violin. John Adams’s “Dharma at Big Sur” calls for an electronic violin, but its challenges haven’t dimmed Josefowicz’s enthusiasm for the work. Comment

Classic rock

Music: “In our current commercial and popular culture, there may be no other rhapsody considered more celebrated than Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ “ Sun Jin Hong, artistic director and conductor of One World Symphony, told GO Brooklyn. Comment

Improv on tap

Dance: Tamango collaborates with Williamsburg artist in Town Hall show Comment

Undersize me

Undersize me

Nightlife: If you ask Anthony McErlain, one good bar deserves another. McErlain is the proprietor of two establishments on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue: the two-year-old Black Sheep Pub, which, he said, serves “typical bar food,” and the tonier Cafe Tapeo, an altogether different animal that opened in August. Comment

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