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Kings’ queens: The Miss Brooklyn pageant is back

Event: Coming off the (high) heels of former Miss Brooklyn Leigh-Taylor Smith’s near triumph at the Miss America pageant last month, organizers of the Miss Brooklyn contest this Sunday believe that they’ve created an enduring beauty queen franchise. Comments (2)

Uncorked! It’s going to be a very good year for Hook winery

Shopping: It’s almost the days of wine and roses in Red Hook. Comments (2)

Golden Gloves, golden temple

Fort Greene: The Golden Gloves tournament is coming to Fort Greene’s Masonic Temple. Comment
Music: Fresh from last year’s new album, “Walk It Off,” the Minneapolis-based quartet Tapes ’n Tapes will slam into Brooklyn with its hard-driving drum-backed twangy indie rock sound for a must-see concert at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, Feb. 26. Comments (2)

One-hit wonderful! Donna Lewis to play Southpaw

Music: The woman behind the international 1996 smash hit, “I Love You Always Forever,” will play at Southpaw in Park Slope on Sunday, Feb. 22. Comment
Music: Finally, a tribute to “Yacht Rock”! Comments (1)

What’s happening

Williamsburg: After dark Comment

No easy ‘fix’ for venue

Williamsburg: Sound Fix Lounge, a popular music venue with a burgeoning underground comedy scene, is voluntarily closing its doors in late February or early March instead of fighting several pending charges of violations at an upcoming Liquor Control Board hearing. Comment

Fresh color at art gallery

On a dark night in the middle of the winter, Factory Fresh’s “Anxiety Room” promises to burst and drip with color like a British candy factory next to the drab stretch of warehouses along Flushing Avenue. Comment

Hear writers at, natch, the library

Poets and writers in North Brooklyn have found a welcome place to share their latest work now that the Bushwick Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library has launched a reading series on the second Saturday of every month. Comment

A lager with your love

Williamsburg: Who needs roses, dimly lit restaurants, and a tab so hefty that your credit card might get rejected? Comment

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