GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Monday, July 22, 2002


"It’s quite a lot of fun to play - it gives me a rush when playing or hearing it," says Alisa Weilerstein - a virtuoso 20-year-old cellist whose playing has already inspired praise for its technical prowess and its unimpeachable passion - about the First Cello Concerto of Camille Saint-Saens, the centerpiece of the New York Philharmonic’s July 31 concert in Prospect Park. Comment


Pretend that this is the script for a television show: . Comment


Don’t miss the Mark Morris Dance Group’s return to the Prospect Park band shell on July 26 at 8 pm as part of the annual performing arts series Celebrate Brooklyn. The dance group will perform "Canonic 3/4 Studies" (1982) which is set to piano waltzes, "The Argument," a 1999 work set to Robert Schumann’s Five Studies in Folk Style, Op. 102, and "Gloria" (1984). Comment


The Zagat Survey claims to have written the book on Brooklyn’s dining and nightlife scenes. Comment


More than 40 works by artist Meridith McNeal - including a variety of two-dimensional and sculptural pieces, such as hand-sewn paper shoes, luggage and corsets - are on display now through July 29 as part of the solo show "Beautiful Necessity" at Figureworks (168 North Sixth St. at Bedford Avenue) in Williamsburg. Comment


When looking to escape the summer heat, a good watering hole is a must. Here are bars in Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn and Smith Street with tall pints and cool bartenders. Comment


The LITE Company’s production of "The King Stag" in Prospect Park has lots of magic. Not just the magic of transformation from man to beast and back again, but also the magic of music, dance, costumes and effervescent acting. Comment


If you love great, fresh beer, and wouldn’t mind having samples from some of the best restaurants in Brooklyn to wash it down with (well, maybe it’s the other way around depending on just how much you love beer) then run, don’t walk to the Critic’s Choice-Brooklyn event being hosted at the Brooklyn Brewery this Saturday, July 20, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Comment

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