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Seeing Green! Cee Lo headlines this weekend’s free Afro-Punk Festival

Music: You’d be foolish to pass up this two-day music extravanganza at Commodore Barry Park. Comment
Fashion: Soon-to-blow fashion designers throw a party in Williamsburg on Aug. 24. Comments (1)

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Books: Bearded, plaid-wearing hipsters are coming to DUMBO this month — but don’t worry, these ones won’t lock you into a conversation about Slavoj Žižek or Animal Collective. Comments (3)
Theater: A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comments (2)
Event: Enjoy the Brooklyn Historical Society’s beer garden party one last time on Aug. 25 Comment

The boy from aahhs! Kiwi chef Mark Simmons opens his own place

Dining: The former “Top Chef” competitor now has his own New Zealand-themed joint. Comment
Nightlife: Nightlife gurus Gemini and Scorpio are at it again. Hope you like Bauhaus. Comment

Brooklyn’s finest! Fort Greene Park hosts literary heavyweights this Saturday

Books: Rick Moody, Bryonn Bain and Bernice McFadden are just some of the writers who’ll represent at an annual literary festival. Comment
Dining: An old Wythe Avenue diner is reborn again. Comments (3)

Kaboom! Battle Week begins this weekend

Event: The annual commemoration of George Washington’s retreat from Brooklyn — heroic or cowardly, you decide — is upon us. Comments (3)
Foodie-in-Chief: Williamsburg wins the “Hot Restaurant Opening” of the week, Park Slope is the queen of caffeine, and Clinton Hill makes a play for Brooklyn’s newest dining destination. Comments (3)

Catch a true jazz legend — and his seven-string guitar — on Thursday

Music: Charlie Hunter hits Sycamore. Comment

Elvis is in the building! African mask of The King joins the collection

Art: A new Brooklyn Museum exhibition features mask depicting the King, pompadour and all. Comments (2)

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