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Parenting: One of the borough’s oldest and best-loved cultural institutions will be showing off a brand new look this weekend, as the Brooklyn Children’s Museum reopens on Saturday after a yearlong, $48.5-million renovation. Comment

BAM bash

BAM bash

Fort Greene: For one night only next week, the august Brooklyn Academy of Music becomes an all-night rave. Comment

Fright fest

Shopping: Need a French maid outfit in a hurry? Fresh out of ghoul face paint for that perfect Frankenstein costume? And what about fake blood — everyone needs fake blood, right? Comment
Parenting: Here’s an overview of the new Brooklyn Children’s Museum. Comment

OK, maybe brunch ain’t so bad

The Search: Our columnist admits that some brunches are OK. Comments (1)

Branching out

Branching out

Nightlife: Finally, Cortelyou Road has a place to get a bouquet of fresh-cut flowers and a double shot of bourbon. Comment

Naked brunch

The Search: Our dumped columnist finds a silver lining in the cloud of romantic despair: He’s done with brunch, baby! Comments (6)

Ale and hearty

Nightlife: It’s “Craft Beer” week, so, naturally, we needed to go drink craft beers! Comments (1)

‘Players’ 42nd season opens

Williamsburg: The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier Off-Off Broadway company, kicks off its 42nd season with the social satire “The Underpants,” a hilarious Steve Martin adaptation from the classic German farce by Carl Sternheim. The show runs for a limited engagement (12 performances only), September 13-28. Comment

‘In the Shadow of No Tower’

Williamsburg: Following its 2007 performance at Italy’s Signal Festival, the Syntax Error will perform the American debut of their piece “In the Shadow of No Tower (After Art Spiegelman)” at ISSUE Project Room on September 11. Comment

‘Grow Wings’

Williamsburg: A.M. Richard Fine Art announces the opening of two new shows, Jude Hughes: Soon We Will All Grow Wings featuring sculptures and Katie Klencheski: And Then The Sky Was Divided, with works on paper. Comment

‘Demons’ and ‘Circumcision’

Williamsburg: Akashic Books of Brooklyn announces the book launch and New York events for best-selling authors Joe Meno (“Demons In The Spring”) and Arthur Nersesian (“Sacrificial Circumcision Of The Bronx”). Comment

‘13, A New Musical’ for tweens

Williamsburg: 13, A New Musical, a unique Broadway offering for the ’tween set and their families, is not in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 242 West 45th Street, prior its October 5 opening. Comment

Welsh gets into ‘Crime’

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s PowerHouse Arena announces a reading and signing for “Crime” by on September 10, 7-8 p.m. at 37 Main Street in the DUMBO section of Brooklyn. Comment

Walk and tour your historic borough

Williamsburg: The Center for the Urban Environment, headquartered at 168 Seventh Street in Brooklyn, announces its line-up of walks and tours for September. Comment

29th Richmond County fair coming at you this week

Williamsburg: Join the fun at the 29th Richmond County Fair, returning for another spectacular year, September 5, 6, & 7. Comment

The sky’s the limit for this high-flying kite club

Williamsburg: The wind wasn’t quite strong enough, but the spirit was. Comment

Theater benefit

Williamsburg: Falconworks Theatre Benefit will be held at 8 p.m. September 12 at the Red Hook performing arts space, Jalopy. Comment

Swiss photog’s ‘Present Things’

Williamsburg: Pratt Institute exhibits “Present Things,” a site-specific installation of photographs by Switzerland-based artist Katalin Deér, at Pratt Media Arts Gallery, now to September 13. Comment

Square dancing

Williamsburg: The new season of the Al e Mo Squares square-dancing club — dedicated to the teaching, preservation and promoting of traditional American square-dancing — begins September 10 at 7 p.m. Comment

Peace & hope seven years after September 11 attacks

Williamsburg: From Borough Hall to the 69th Street Pier, the dulcet sounds of music will echo through Brooklyn on September 11, in a tribute to peace and hope planned to coincide with the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Comment

McNeal artistry

Williamsburg: St. Joseph’s College Council for the Arts announces an exhibition of the works of Brooklyn artist Meridith McNeal for the first event of its fall series. Comment

Join the chorus

Williamsburg: The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, Mark Mangini conductor, is seeking experienced choral singers. Comment

Jazz and music-themed artistry

Williamsburg: The Caribbean Literary and Cultural Center, at The Brooklyn Public Library’s Flatbush Branch, will feature a jazz and music theme art exhibit by the Haitian-American artist Gina Samson. The exhibit runs through September 30, with an opening reception September 6 from 3-5 p.m. Comment

Erik Guzman asks, just ‘Who Made Who?

Williamsburg: The Front Room gallery presents “Who Made Who,” a solo exhibition of sculptural work and drawings by Erik Guzman. The show runs September 12-October 19, with an opening reception September 12, 7-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Comment

Discover Sasha Blanton’s work

Williamsburg: Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art announces the opening of Ancient Experiences paintings and drawings by emerging artist Sasha Blanton. Comment

Disappearing BK storefronts

Williamsburg: The Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) invites the public to celebrate the opening of the third season of “Public Perspectives” exhibits at BHS with the kickoff to the exhibition series’ new season. Comment

Audition fo r YDR

Williamsburg: Young Dancers in Repertory will be holding auditions for the YDR Teenage Touring Ensemble and Scholarships, September 13. The ensemble takes part in 30 to 40 performances each year throughout Brooklyn and the Greater New York City area. Comment

A second helping of Gage & Tollner in the works

Williamsburg: Venerable Brooklyn eatery Gage & Tollner may be emerging from restaurant limbo, returning its signature steaks and delicacies like fried clam bellies to the borough’s collective palate. Comment

Arabian Adventure and An American Tail

Williamsburg: Big Movies for Little Kids, Brooklyn’s own popular, film series for children, held in Cobble Hill, returns for a new season in September. Comment

An Italian Summer

Williamsburg: Brooklyn’s One World Symphony opens its 2008/2009 season with “Italian Summer,” September 5 & 7. Under the baton of conductor Sung Jin Hong, The Symphony will perform Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” Vivaldi’s “Summer” Concerto from “The Four Seasons,” and a semi-staged performance of Mascagni’s verismo opera “Cavalleria Rusticana.” Comment

Williamsburg is going to the clowns – again!

Williamsburg: In a few short days, Brooklyn will brace itself for an influx of hundreds of clowns from all over the world, parading through the streets of Williamsburg and holding impromptu pie fights on street corners with nearby pedestrians Comment

Celebration of freedom – Caribbean style!

Williamsburg: Thrill seekers had their fill and then some as close to three million of them joined festive forces for Brooklyn’s 41st Annual West Indian American Day Carnival and Parade in Flatbush. Comment

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