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Kitchen Klutz’s Food Network showdown

“The Kitchen Klutz” and one of the “Worst Cooks in America” have joined forces to destroy the Food Network’s pristine kitchens. Not intentionally, of course. Comment

BAM presents Mark Morris’ “Socrates” and other works

Mark Morris Dance Group returns to BAM in a program featuring the world premiere of “Socrates,” the NY premiere of “Looky,” and an acclaimed repertory work, “Behemoth.” Comment

Master classes, part of “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” at LIU

Tabla player Samir Chatterjee, pianists Orrin Evans and David Berkman, and trumpeter Ralph Alessi will conduct master classes as part of the “Jazz Clinic and Concert Series” this winter and spring at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Comment

“Heart” art on display at Slope café

N. Francine Keating presents her he’ART project at Roots Café in Park Slope during February. The project showcases images of hearts taken from everyday objects found around the globe. Comment

The pink elephant speaks: exhibition on gentrification opens at MoCADA

Gentrification in Brooklyn is like a topic you shouldn’t bring up at dinner. Comment

Passion Pit to help celebrate Brooklyn

While we may be in the throes of winter, the summer will be here before you know it. And it’s not a bad time to think about it either, with acts slated for Celebrate Brooklyn! already being released. Comment

Israel Ballet performs new interpretation of Don Quixote

Originally staged in four acts and eight scenes, “Don Quixote” is based on an episode taken from the famous novel “Don Quixote de la Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes. It tells the story of a knight errant in search of Dulcinea, the lady of his dreams. Accompanied by his loyal squire Sancho and armed with a failing mind and a shaving basin, the knight battles windmills and imaginary monsters as he follows his quest. Comment

Brooklyn hearts tUnE-YaRdS

Merrill Garbus feels the Brooklyn love. Comment

Free Black History Month events at City Tech

New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York will celebrate Black History Month with free events during February at 300 Jay Street (at Tillary Street) in downtown Brooklyn. Comment

Galapagos channels the 1940s with ‘Speak Easy’

Brooklyn’s got a speakeasy on its hands. Comment

Erotic art shop invites you and your sweetie to a provocative supper

SHAG is a new fine art gallery and retail shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, whichspecializes in locally made, handcrafted products of an erotic nature. Comment

Ebony Bones coming to Brooklyn

Like a lot of acts these days, thanks to the powers of DIY, Ebony Bones is a self-taught musician, picking and mixing from different genres on her laptop using Pro Tools. Comment

African Diaspora showcased in BAM film fest

From February 19-24, BAMcinématek, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Film Festival, presents The Best of the African Diaspora Film Festival. This six-day series showcases 18 films that enjoyed popular acclaim during the 17th annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF). Comment

Enduring “accents” showcased at BRIC

Despite the grand claims that globalization has expedited a gradual process of cultural homogeneity, the works in this exhibition suggest that accents endure as un-copy-able markers of difference. They might fade slightly but they rarely disappear completely. They resist, remaining stubbornly present, forcing us to adapt. Comment

Puppetworks brings two beloved tales to life

Adapted for the marionette stage by Puppetworks’ Artistic Director Nicolas Coppola, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” tells the tale of a vain emperor who buys a set of ‘invisible’ clothes, only to march down the street in his underwear. The play is accompanied by the music of Dmitri Shostakovich. Comment

Now and then

By Meredith Deliso Comment

Annual auction to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

There will be silent, live and online auctions of fine goods and services, including guitars signed by Sheryl Crow, Rosanne Cash, Amy Ray and Kaia Wilson, as well as a microphone signed by Tori Amos. Comment

BAX performance and discussion series highlights acrobatics

The show features Artichoke Dance Company withLynn Neuman, Aidan O’Shea, Paradizo Dance, Chriselle Tidrick of Above and Beyond Dance and Rebecca Stronger of STRONGERcircus. Performances will be followed by a moderated discussion lead by Klein. Comment

BAMcafé Live announces its February lineup

February 5 brings The Dred Scott Trio, and February 6, The Sweet Divines. Both performances are part of Sounds Like Brooklyn Music Festival. February 12 stars Tracy Bonham; February 13, Maiysha; February 19, East West Quintet; February 20, Red Baraat; February 26, Beat Kaestli “Far From Home: A Tribute to European Song” and February 27, Eric Person & Metamorphosis. Comment

How about these gay recipes!

Dining: Brooklyn will soon be home to the city’s first gay cookbook. Comments (4)

Zanes’s song-and-dance act falls short

Dooley Noted: Is there nowhere that Dan Zanes won’t allow his musical muse to go? Comment

Keepin’ it ‘Ruff’ at new Greenpoint dance party

Nightlife: Campbell’s Soup: Our columnist finally gets freak nasty at new Germs NYC party. Comments (3)

This ‘Iris’ has a focus on breakfast

Dining: A new restaurant on a quiet block serves up great eggs and sandwiches. Comments (7)

The Butcher says that ‘Murder’ is most fair

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: A so-so review for the Brick Theater’s new play. Comments (1)

Slope burger shop starts the poutine revolution

Dining: Corner Burger on Fifth Avenue is the first to roll out a full poutine menu. What’s poutine? If you have to ask, you don’t deserve poutine. Comments (8)

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