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


Although his novel "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape" was the basis for the acclaimed Lasse Hallstrom film that brought Leonardo DiCaprio to prominence a decade ago, and he received an Oscar nomination for his screenplay of the Hugh Grant vehicle "About a Boy" last year, Peter Hedges wanted to try his hand at something else: directing his own movie. Comment


In homage to its subject, "bobrauschenbergamerica," at BAM’s Harvey Theater through Oct. 18, is really more of a panorama than a play. Comment


Rumors and myths about Red Hook abound. Some say that in the near future, cruise ships will dock there instead of in Manhattan. There’s a buzz that the defunct Van Brunt subway line will be restored to power, the electric trolley will return, and Ikea and Fairway will be moving in. Comment


Bang on a Can founders and composers Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon (pictured) will unveil the world premiere of their staged multimedia musical experience, "The New Yorkers," at the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene) on Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm. Comment


"Flights of Fancy: Toys from the First Century of Aviation," an exhibition of model airplanes, games and construction toys, will open on Oct. 24, from 6-9 pm, at the Doll and Toy Museum of New York City, inside Room 103 of PS 146/MS 822, at 610 Henry St. at Rapelye Street in Carroll Gardens. Comment


If you found yourself looking less than svelte this summer and swore that you’d start eating moderately come fall, then by all means avoid the Seventh Annual Brooklyn Eats Festival on Monday evening, Oct. 20. Comment


When Charles Dickens died in 1870, he may have known how he planned on solving "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Unfortunately, he left no notes, and for well over a century, literary detectives have been proposing solutions to the puzzle. Comments (1)


If you have yet to discover DUMBO, the neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, or even if you think you are already well acquainted with the burgeoning burg, don’t miss this weekend’s DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival. Comment

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