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Shopping: Forget everything you ever heard about the G train, because it is about to become the best subway line in the MTA system. Comments (7)

Attention, head-bangers: Indecision is back!

Nightlife: Bay Ridge’s most famous hardcore band has grown up — but it hasn’t gone soft. Comment
Theater: A festival of Islamic art at the Brooklyn Academy of Music includes an Arabic take on “Richard III” and a concert by Youssou N’Dour. Comment
Dining: For father and son restaurateurs Joseph and Marco Chirico, the apple — or in this case, the olive — doesn’t fall from the tree. Comment

Get your fala-fill at the Lebanese food fest

Event: A three-day Middle Eastern food fair is coming to Brooklyn Heights this weekend. Comments (1)
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Just four more days to win Wilco tickets!

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Just four more days to win Wilco tickets!

Smash or Trash: Our contest to win two free tickets to Wilco’s July 13 show at Coney Island ends on May 31. Enter today! Comments (5)

Book him! Barrio honcho now serving at the library

Dining: Spencer Rothschild has brought his Latin beach cuisine to the Brooklyn Public Library. Comments (1)
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The best thing we ate this week: Jacques Torres is making ice cream!

Dining: He conquered the world of high-end truffles and bon-bons. Then he made us look forward to winter with his hot chocolate. When he started baking, his kitchen quickly created the best chocolate chip cookies and brownies in the city. Comment

The day the music died: Williamsburg’s Black Betty to close

Nightlife: The influential Williamsburg music venue Black Betty is closing on a blue note. Comments (9)

Old−time stickball

Parenting: Come out for an old−time stickball reunion and knock the ol’ Spaldeen around from 12−4 p.m., May 30 on Coyle Street and Avenue U. Comment

Bklyn Designs reinvents the modern living space

From a chair crafted out of tennis balls to a table hewn from a massive, curving slice of wood, the home furnishing creations of Brooklyn designers and artisans strutted like fanciful peacocks −− think, birds of a distinctly different color −− across warehouse and showroom spaces in DUMBO, all gussied up for the annual Bklyn Designs show. Comment

McAuliffe talent show

Parenting: Students from the Christa McAuliffe Junior High School−IS 187 will be holding a talent show to raise funds for Jack Rubin and the Histiocytosis Foundation, May 26 from 6:30−9 p.m. at the school, 1171 65th Street. Comment

Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival

Parenting: State Senator Marty Golden will hosting his Sixth Annual Asian Pacific Heritage Festival, May 31 from 12−5 p.m. at Leif Ericson Park, Seventh Avenue and 67th Street, and is inviting the community to join in this special event held in conjunction with the national celebration of Asian American Heritage. Comment

Filmmaking series teaches kids about lights, camera, action!

Parenting: Brooklyn Young Filmmakers’ unique three class “Make A Film” series takes participants through the development of a script, pre−production, and production, concluding with the shooting of a short film. Comment

‘Puerto Rico’ debut

Parenting: The stretch of Graham Avenue going north from Woodhull Medical Center is co−named “Avenue of Puerto Rico” in honor of the neighborhood’s ethnic history. Comment

Fifth Avenue Fair promises 20 blocks of springtime fun

Parenting: Enjoy 20 blocks of fun, food and entertainment, from 12th Street to Sterling Place, as the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID launches its Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 17, rain or shine. Comment

‘Ween’ benefit

Parenting: It’s not every school that gets a rock star to headline its benefit concert, but this month, PS 29 will be that lucky. Comment

Kid rock: McCarren Pk Live returns

Parenting: McCarren Park Live!, the annual free spring concert series for children presented by the local civic group Park Moms, is back for another go−around next to McCarren’s Field House (Lorimer Street between Bedford and Driggs). Comment

6th Annual BBCS Art Show

Canarsie: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Committee hosted the annual Brooklyn Jewish Heritage Night Salute to Israel ceremony and reception at Brooklyn Borough Hall. Comment

Here comes BayFest ‘09

Parenting: The 18th annual BayFest, Sheepshead Bay’s yearly festival of the fleet presented by the Bay Improvement Group (BIG), will be held from 12−6 p.m., May 17 along Emmons Avenue. Comment

Pull up an intricately designed armchair

Bay News: From a chair crafted out of tennis balls to a table hewn from a massive, curving slice of wood, the home furnishing creations of Brooklyn designers and artisans strutted like fanciful peacocks −− think, birds of a distinctly different color −− across warehouse and showroom spaces in DUMBO, all gussied up for the annual Bklyn Designs show. Comment

Knocking on freedom’s door at I.S. 228

Bay News: The art, dance, drama, and vocal students of David A. Boody Middle School−IS 228 celebrated African−American heritage with a performance of “The Door: A Black History Journey of Freedom, Hope, and Progress” in the school’s auditorium, 228 Avenue S in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn. Comment

Nabe toasts Manhattan Beach’s high−stepping beauty queen

Canarsie: Dazzling dancing grandmas, distinguished guest dignitaries and a huge iced cake capped the celebration when “Miss Brooklyn” Keelie Sheridan made her debut in Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Fabulous 5th Avenue Fair

Canarsie: Enjoy 20 blocks of fun, food and entertainment, from 12th Street to Sterling Place, as the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID launches its Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 17, rain or shine. Comment

Music for Families finale is here

Parenting: The highly acclaimed group, Project, will present the final “Music for Families” concert at the Brooklyn Conservatory concert hall, May 17 at 3 p.m. Comment

6th annual BBCS Art Show this month

Brooklyn Paper: The Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service presents its Sixth Annual BBCS Art Show, featuring art work from the PMO and TLC Art Therapy Programs. Comment

‘Art in the Park’

Parenting: Enjoy the music and art of the Narrows Botanical Gardens during the 14th Annual Art in the Park Spring Festival, May 17 (rain date: May 24) from 12−5 p.m. at the Bay Ridge greenspace, Shore Road between 69th & 72nd streets. Comment

Trace the source of musical inspiration

Parenting: Grace & Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn presents “Inspiration: Princes, Gypsies And Ethos,” May 15, 8 p.m., at the Old First Reformed Church, Seventh Avenue and Carroll Street in Park Slope; May 17, 4 p.m., at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, corner of Clinton and Pierrepont streets in Brooklyn Heights; and May 20, 7:30 p.m., at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, Clinton and Pierrepont streets in Fort Greene. Comment

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