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


"It’s brief, but it seems right. I love that as a form," says Mary Zimmerman, discussing the single, 90-minute act of the new Philip Glass opera, "Galileo Galilei," which she directed and for which she served as co-librettist. Comment


Peering into the window of Sushi Time in Brooklyn Heights, I observed two couples eating in a dining room so brightly lit that it made department store lighting look romantic. Strands of white Christmas lights hung in the window; a fish tank burbled away in the corner; the wooden tables had a good inch of shellac. Comment


Where’s the music capital of the United States? Is it Nashville? Nah! Is it Detroit? Don’t be silly! Is it Hollywood? Ha! It’s Brooklyn, of course, the birthplace of lyricists and composers like George Gershwin, Betty Comden and Jack Lawrence. Comment


On Oct. 1, there will be an enormous gingerbread house at the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Ashland Place in Fort Greene. Comment


Williamsburg’s Combustive Motor Corporation (CMC) has another hit on its hands. The run of its current production, "Bingo," ("a music and gaming adventure") has been extended through Sept. 29 due to popular demand, according to CMC’s Caleb Scott. Comment


On Thursday, attendees of the New York Aquarium’s Dinner by the Sea gala enjoyed a balmy evening as they watched walrus feedings, honored conservationists and guiltily ate delicious seafood appetizers. Comment

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