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

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006

WORD UP

Hip-hop stars Arrested Development and M1 of dead prez will take the Brooklyn Academy of Music opera house stage - with the champions of the 2005 National Teen Poetry Slam competition - on Friday. Comment

MODERN APPEAL

Who can explain chemistry? Not the test tube in the laboratory kind, but that "click" that happens when something - shoes, a stranger, a restaurant - feels just right. Comment

HITTING A HIGH NOTE

On Sunday afternoon, Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music will present the world premiere of two works the organization has commissioned from one of America’s rising young composers, Pierre Jalbert. Comment

ROCKIN’ BARGE

For Judith Barnes, founder and artistic director of Vertical Player Repertory, which specializes in performing rarely-heard operatic works, presenting a piece by the composer of "La Boheme" and "Madama Butterfly" is a no-brainer. Comment

THE BIG 5-0

The Heights Players’ celebration of its 50th anniversary season continues with a gala dinner dance on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Giando on the Water in Williamsburg. Comment

POP GOES CORKERY

You can practically hear the film advancing and bulb-popping of paparazzi when looking at "Celebrity Moments: The Work of Daily News Photographer Richard Corkery," the latest exhibition of photographs in Long Island University’s new Humanities Building Gallery. Comment

DIY NEW YEAR’S

For those of you still recovering from the start of 2006, you better take out those elastic waist pants, because Brooklyn’s Chinatown is getting ready to party like it’s 4074. Comment

SEEING RED

You might ask, "Where am I? Williamsburg?" when you enter Beet. With its bright red walls, futuristic white lamps and curvy wooden furniture, chef-owner Pasu Rodsomarng’s new Thai restaurant qualifies as the hippest eatery in Park Slope. Comment

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