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

Saturday, April 17, 2004

HARD TO HANDEL

George Frederick Handel composed more than 30 operas in 50 years, and so it is not surprising that, three centuries later, a forgotten Handel opera would make a comeback. Comment

FIRE AND NICE

Mystery writer Shelly Reuben is cheerful and upbeat, not what you’d expect from someone who deals with liars, arsonists and murderers all day. Comment

LATIN BEAT

Bay Ridge isn’t known as a destination for Nuevo Latino cooking, but Samba, which opened in September, may change that. Comment

ARTS FESTIVAL

From April 18 through April 25, The Bay Ridge Festival of the Arts will open to the public its galleries full of paintings, sculpture, prints and photography. Comment

’OPEN’ SEASON

The sheer scope of "Open House: Working in Brooklyn" demands a mentally and physically exhausting - but spiritually exhilarating - trek across two floors of the museum (and a scavenger hunt of sorts throughout the rest of the institution) to see nearly 300 works of art by 198 Brooklyn artists. Comment

SCI-FI MURAL PREDICTS BLEAK FUTURE FOR BOROUGH

In 1855, the Brooklyn Museum officially established its collection of American art by commissioning a work by painter Asher B. Durand. That work, "The First Harvest in the Wilderness" (1855), still hangs prominently today in the "American Identities" collection, and shows a farm carved out of a bucolic wilderness. A shaft of light from the sky seems to hint that this is fate, destiny or divine intervention - progress, if you will. Comment

ALL HAIL REX

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica will bring a bit of sunshine to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts on April 17 and April 18 with two unique, all-Caribbean programs. Comment

BORN AGAIN

One of the most difficult lessons in life is giving people what they want, rather than what you want them to have. It took some trial and error, but Peter Sclafani and Kristen Hallett, the husband-and-wife team behind the former Luce in Park Slope, and Luce’s reincarnation, Bar Toto, now understand that concept. Comment