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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Today’s ‘Youth’

Music: “I’ve always been fascinated by my teenage years and by teenagers, especially because I have a lot of great memories,” Anthony Gonzalez — aka M83 — told GO Brooklyn from Portland, Ore., where he and his band had played the second show of the U.S. tour that lands in Brooklyn on Tuesday, June 3 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Comment

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Silver & gold

Dance: After several decades, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is finally returning to the Brooklyn Academy of Music. On Tuesday, June 3, the legendary company will take the stage with two exciting programs that run the gamut from Ailey’s rarely seen classic, born from the appalling injustices of apartheid, to a new work by a 28-year-old talent, inspired by the personal irritation triggered by public transportation. Comment

Toys 101

Shopping: Prospect Heights mom Claire Cavanah is opening a toy store in Park Slope on Tuesday, but the gadgets, books and DVDs are just for the adults. Comment

Get fresh

Dance: Everybody knows that the farmer’s market is a great place to grab local vegetables, but this weekend, the Park Slope Community Gardens will be the place to stock up on “Local Produce.” Comment

Cinema verite

Cinema: In Paul Krik’s film, “Able Danger,” which opened the 2008 Brooklyn International Film Festival on Friday, something about the movie’s main character seemed very familiar. Thomas Flynn owned a cafe called Vox Pop on Cortelyou Road and wrote a book about a 9-11 cover-up theory; in fact, in many ways, he resembled real-life Vox Pop owner, writer and man-about-town Sander Hicks. Comment

Let’s do luncheon

Dining: Toro, the formerly Spanish-Asian fusion restaurant inside the white Italianate building on DUMBO’s edge, is back in business — losing the Latin flavor and adding an awesome lunch deal. Comments (1)

’Green’ day

Music: If you saw these billboards cruising all over Carroll Gardens and park Slope last weekend, they were literally pedaling this weekend’s “Gowanus Goes Green” festival. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

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

New ‘Don’

Music: On her fourth studio album, “Brooklyn Don Diva,” scandal-plagued, Bedford-Stuyvesant–born rapper Foxy Brown doesn’t waste any time addressing the rumors that have swirled around her over the years. Comment

Hot shots

Art: Growing up in Coney Island, Arlene Gottfried was witness to plenty of odd scenes. It’s no surprise, then, that her new book of gritty, black-and-white photographs, “Sometimes Overwhelming,” charts a path through the wacky, wild and just plain weird characters that New York City attracts. Comment

‘Super’ opera

Music: Traditionally, opera doesn’t require much technology. There are no microphones, and lights are about all you need. But at the Regina Opera, the Dyker Heights–based belter’s brigade, high-tech “Super title” equipment has been installed to project an English translation of the librettos above the stage. Comment

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