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Galapagos revealed

Nightlife: As the morbidly obese performance artist struggled mightily to tug his (her?) girdle over nearly nude acres of cellulite, the crowd at the newly opened Galapagos Art Space in DUMBO sat in rapt fascination on Tuesday night. Comment

Myrtle by numbers

Myrtle by numbers

Shopping: Our borough’s newest outdoor bazaar — the Brooklyn Urban Arts Market — proved that it could weather any storm when its cabanas survived the wind and rain of its opening day in Clinton Hill last month. In fact, the resilient organizers, vendors, shoppers and musicians of this unique Myrtle Avenue market are determined to return on Aug. 10 with more of the same original, handcrafted wares that set them apart from Kings County’s other flea markets. Comments (1)

‘Flash’ back

Fitness: On Saturday night, Lola Staar’s Dreamland Roller Rink in Coney Island threw an opening extravaganza that drew a crowd attired in nothing less than their finest sequins, day-glo wigs and retro attire. And the pageantry continues on Aug. 9, with “Flashdance” night. Comment

‘Future’ fun

‘Future’ fun

Coney Island: This weekend, more than 500 visitors came out for the opening of the Coney Island History Project’s latest show, “The Astroland Archives Photography Exhibit: Back to the Future.” Comment

Trio with ‘Brio’

Trio with ‘Brio’

Music: This summer, Sunset Park-based band The Mumbles are playing everywhere from Coney Island to Williamsburg in support of their new EP, “Once EPonymous.” Comments (2)

Tasty restaurant gossip

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

Jazz society

Jazz society

Art: Ellis Marsalis and his son, pianist Jason Marsalis, are just two members of jazz society featured in “Kindred Cool: Portraits Inspired by the Jazz Friendship of Ralph Ellison, Romare Bearden and Albert Murray” on display through Sept. 14 at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Fort Greene. Comment

Take a train ride to nostalgia

Williamsburg: The August 2 ‘Multi-Anniversary Tour of the IRT’ is the final in the New York Transit Museum’s Summer Nostalgia Train Excursions. Comment

Shifting sands yield fantastic seaside creations

Williamsburg: A bloodthirsty crocodile emerged from the beach in Coney Island, drawing a large crowd to the shore’s famous boardwalk. But it didn’t come alone. From the sandy scene also sprang a dinosaur, a race car and Jesus Christ. Comment

Next best thing to the drive-in

Williamsburg: Come to the park for Movies With a View 2008, featuring great films, plus Brooklyn Radio setting the scene each night with pre-movie mood music from some of New York City’s best DJs. Comment

Fun at Tillie’s

Williamsburg: July cultural events at Tillie’s include art, readings and music performances. Tillie’s is at 248 DeKalb Avenue; call 718-783-6140 or visit for more information. Comment

Free-range raging at the Micro

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s Micro Museum presents, as a part of Big Ideas 2008-2010 National Visual Artists, Raging Against The…, on Saturdays, 12-7 p.m., July 26-September 20. An opening party is slated for July 26 from 8-11 p.m. Comment

Dancing on the cutting edge

Williamsburg: Human Landscape Dance will stage free performances of “Rituals of the First Year,” an innovative modern dance concert, in Prospect Park, July 27 from 12-2 p.m. Comment

Birds of a feather flock together – join ‘em

Williamsburg: When people refer to wildlife in New York City, most folks may conjure up images of New York’s striving nightlife culture or perhaps some of the colorful parades that gallivant up and down the streets of the five boroughs. Comment

Big top fun and games

Williamsburg: The circus is coming to town. Comment

Provocative artistry makes the waterfront ‘Hot’

Williamsburg: The art scene in Brooklyn will be officially hot this summer, twice, with double-barreled events sponsored by the city’s largest artist-run organization. The fifth annual Summer Show, “Hot!” of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) will open July 26 in its historic Civil War-era warehouse galleries in Brooklyn’s booming Red Hook section. Comment

Five times the femininity comes to Ad Hoc Art

Williamsburg: A fresh breeze of West Coast air courtesy of five female pop surrealist artists will be blowing through Ad Hoc Art on July 25, as the gallery will open its new show, “5 Identities 5 Destinations.” Comment

Brick Theater Film Festival keeps the movies rolling

Williamsburg: The Brick Theater Film Festival may be drawing to a close, but there are still several exciting productions to experience before the month is out. Comment

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