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Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005


If the sitcom version of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" hadn’t been such a flop, I’d suggest that a television writer head immediately to Spartan Souvlaki in Dyker Heights and start taking notes. The restaurant is the Brooklyn version of the show, with a twist: this family affair is a seven-year success story. Comment


Restaurateur Giovanni Tafuri launched his latest venture, Sette Enoteca e Cucina, in May and named it for the Park Slope avenue on which it sits: sette means "seven" in Italian. The new eatery adds much-needed glamour - and a lot of good cooking - to a strip known for mediocre dining. Comment


On Nov. 7, WNYC Radio’s Leonard Lopate will moderate "Brooklyn on My Mind," Brooklyn College’s reading series that examines the borough’s impact on writers and the American experience. Comment


’ As part of BAMcinematek’s film series, "Gena Rowlands: An Independent Spirit," the acclaimed actress will participate in audience Q&As following the screenings of John Cassavetes’ films "A Woman Under the Influence" on Nov. 10 and "Opening Night" on Nov. 12. Comment


After selling over 100 million albums worldwide, performing more than 2,500 concerts in 50 countries before more than 32 million people, rock gods Bon Jovi finally invaded DUMBO. Comment


Before opening in theaters this weekend, Kevin Jordan’s indie film "Brooklyn Lobster" has already garnered both the "Audience Award for Best Long Island Film" at last month’s Hamptons International Film Festival and the heart of Borough President Markowitz, who proclaimed Nov. 1 to be "Brooklyn Lobster Day." Comment


As part of its silver jubilee anniversary season, Balam Dance Theatre will perform at White Wave’s John Ryan Theatre in DUMBO this weekend. Comment


The words of Portugal’s poets, rich musical collages and the choreography of Vasco Wellenkamp come together in a performance of "Amaramalia Abandono" on Nov. 11 at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts. Comment

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