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Got a minute? That’s enough time to see a great play at Brooklyn College

Theater: The 60-second play festival is back. Comment

Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off with Andrew Bird next Friday night!

Music: The annual outdoor festival begins with the jazzman’s lush sound. Comments (2)
Books: Unpublished novelists, prepare to get jealous. Comments (2)
Music: The third annual Brooklyn Folk Fest has expanded by one day and one venue. Comment

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

Books: See what the ladies behind WORD, Greenlight and BookMark Shoppe are recommending. Comment

The full Brooklyn Folk Festival schedule

Music: Start planning your weekend now. Comment
Prime Time: Joe Raiola from Morton’s gives you the perfect fish marinade. Comments (4)

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

Shopping: Find your fellow brethern at the Renegade Craft Fair and Celebrate Brooklyn this month. Comment

Greek to us! Schermerhorn Street’s annual Greek festival is back

Dining: This one’s not to be missed — they invented the ‘edible’ complex, after all. Comments (7)
Dining: The oldest Italian restaurant in the borough has new owners and a new attitude. Comments (6)

Two craft fairs for the Etsy crowd

A hip craft fair returns, and Etsy makers find a new home in this week’s Market Watch. Comment

House tour season continues, this time in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush

Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush are getting their turn at apartment envy. Comment

It’s Memorial Day, so show some respect

It’s Memorial Day, and you don’t have a beach house or lakeside cottage to run off to. Don’t feel left out — there’s plenty to keep you occupied this long weekend in Brooklyn, from patriotic concerts to amusement park birthday parties to even, paradoxically, a TV party. You’ll friends will be jealous they even left. Comment

Salty and sweet — here’s one heck of a ribs recipe

Dining: Ribs are all the rage this month as the Brooklyn Kitchen hosts a class on how to slow-cook a rack on May 21. But you don’t have to wait until then to get cracking. “The New Brooklyn Cookbook” (remember that?) features a recipe courtesy of the General Greene in Fort Greene — a salt-pepper-sugar rub that’s dressed up with a spiced yogurt sauce. We can hear those lips smacking already. Comment

The full Brooklyn Folk Festival schedule

Here’s the full finger-pickin’ good schedule for the Brooklyn Folk Festival. Comment

Dining with the ‘Mayor’ of Little Pakistan

Dining: When you’re hankering for some Pakistani cuisine, there’s no better place to head than Brooklyn’s own “Little Pakistan.” And on a recent trek to Coney Island Avenue for the spicy fare, I couldn’t have had a better culinary tour guide: the mayor of Little Pakistan himself, Asghar Choudhri, president of the Pakistani American Federation of New York. Comment

Circus returns to the Waterfront Barge on June 5 — and the price is right

Parenting: We were already big fans of “Showboat Shazzam,” a long-running circus series at the Waterfront Museum and Barge in Red Hook. And now that it’s cheaper, we love it even more! Comment

Folkin’ ay! Brooklyn fest is now a three-day stand

The one thing the owners of Jalopy can’t stand is turning people away. So when they were planning this year’s Brooklyn Folk Festival, they knew that the popular event needed to go big — or make people go home. Comment

‘Kaboom’ is a taste of Sundance at BAM

You don’t need to schlep all the way out to Park City, Utah, to see the best of Sundance. Comment

Peru is as close as Sunset Park

Dining: You want fries with that? Comment

Sheepshead Bay Turkish joint is a restaurant with balls

Dining: You’ve really got to have guts to try the balls at this restaurant! Comment

It’s time to ‘Dine in Brooklyn’ starting next Monday

Dining: For Brooklyn foodies, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. Comment

Spring forward! Mark your calendars for a full season of fun

Dining: The snow has melted and the crocuses are sprouting — spring is pretty much here. But that’s not the only thing that’s arrived. The next few months are chock full of must-see music, art, theater and, of course, outdoor events. And, to help you make the most of it, here’s our ultimate guide to the season. Don’t leave home without it. Comment

Circus returns to the Waterfront Barge on June 5 — and the price is right

Event: The best damn circus money can buy (and now for less money). Comment

Restaurants that really spring into spring

Dining: Spring is in the air — and on our plates — thanks to the seasonally inspired fare at some of Brooklyn’s best market-driven restaurants. From Berkshire pork to fiddlehead ferns to that ultimate chef’s obsession, the ramp, here are our picks for spring’s dining musts. Comment

This week’s weekend reads — handpicked by your favorite bookstore

The BookMark Shoppe’s pick: “The Postmistress” Comment

It’s seafood time! You want crab, lobster and shellfish? Journey to Southern Brooklyn

Dining: Southern Brooklyn may have lost some of its charm and gritty waterfront cred as the borough’s working fishing village, but for seafood, the area from Sheepshead Bay to Mill Basin still cannot be beat. Comment

Celebrate Brooklyn kicks off with Andrew Bird next Friday night!

Forget the solstice — here, the summer officially starts when Celebrate Brooklyn does. And this year, the annual outdoor festival of music, film and dance kicks off on June 10 with a free performance by Andrew Bird. Comment

It’s seafood time!

Dining: Southern Brooklyn is sizzling. Comment

House tour season continues, this time in Prospect Lefferts Gardens and East Flatbush

Event: Victorians and limestones are the highlights here. Comment

Bushwick opens up for annual art studio tour this weekend

Art: And here’s Aaron Short’s guide to seeing (and eating) it all! Comment

New wine bar for North Slope

New wine bar for North Slope

Dining: Park Slope’s new wine bar has a hard metal facade — but there’s nothing gruff about its warm communal seating. Comment
Event: Honor the fallen — and then hear a concert, eat some barbecue or go to a cool event at the Bell House. It’s all part of our Memorial Day guide! Comment

Our guide to your great Memorial Day weekend

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you don’t have a beach house or lakeside cottage to run off to. Don’t feel left out – there’s plenty to keep you occupied this long weekend in Brooklyn, from patriotic concerts to amusement park birthday parties to even, paradoxically, a TV party. You’ll friends will be jealous they even left. Comment

Don’t give up! It may be Lent, but here are foods that we won’t do without

Dining: Mardi Gras is over, so the faithful are about to give up something for the 40 days of Lent. Comment

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