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Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006



On Valentine’s Day, Williamsburg’s Galapagos Art Space will present 26.2 Productions’s "V-Day Brooklyn." The centerpiece of the one-night-only event is a performance of Eve Ensler’s "The Vagina Monologues" (pictured), directed by Theresa Rose, followed by live music by rock band, America’s Sweetheart. Comment


This story was born of the idea that those of us chasing the artistic life shouldn’t have to eat peanut butter sandwiches and Key Food macaroni every night, or sit at home over a plate of cold bologna and crackers while our friends live it up in the hundreds of great restaurants scattered across the length and breadth of Brooklyn. Comment


As part of its "Brazil Transplanted: Carnival in New York" conference on Feb. 15, Long Island University’s Downtown Brooklyn campus will offer a free performance by an Afro-Brazilian ensemble. Comment


Joyce DiDonato loves how George Frideric Handel makes no concessions to any of the usual operatic conventions in "Hercules." Comment


On New Year’s Eve 2004, friends who belong to the DUMBO Neighborhood Association got together for a potluck dinner. The eclectic dishes they contributed gave way to an idea: "Why," one wondered, "shouldn’t we compile our recipes and turn them into a cookbook?" They planned to use the proceeds of the books’ sales to beautify their community, as well as fund their ongoing project of having the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood designated as a historic district. Comment


Do you love Brooklyn so much that you could just eat it up? If so, the Heights and Hill Community Council invites you to salivate over the words of "The Brooklyn Cookbook" author, Lyn Stallworth, who will give a talk on Feb. 16 at 2 pm about the borough’s food-filled legacy. Comment

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