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The giants of soul will be at The Bell House

Music: The Brooklyn Soul Festival starts on Aug. 28 at the Gowanus music venue. Comment

‘Wett’ your appetite in Fort Greene

The Best Thing We Ate This Week: The best thing we ate this week was some Ethiopian chicken stew at Bati Comments (2)
Gowanus: Here’s GO Brooklyn’s exclusive first look at Brooklyn Boulders, the new climbing gym on Third Avenue in Gowanus. Comment

Other ways to go ‘extreme’

Gowanus: The staff at Homage Skateshop can turn any first-time skater into a thrilled wood-pusher. The Smith Street store offers regular skateboarding classes at that start with basics like turning and advance all the way to complicated flip tricks. Group lessons start at $30 per person, and private lessons start at $60. If you’re more into fashion than thrashing, the shop is loaded with skate-styled threads. It even serves fresh brewed cups of Mud coffee. Comment
Dining: Kevin’s restaurant in Red Hook is having its first anniversary, but customers will get a nice gift: an all-you-can-eat, completely affordable clambake. Comment

Kenny Vance to play Brooklyn next month!

Music: The Dylan of Doo-Wop is back where it all started. Comments (1)
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Catch Mugison at Pete’s Candy Store tonight

Smash or Trash: The Icelandic rocker is doing all five boroughs in one day — and Brooklyn is his last stop. Comment

Make a ‘hajj’ to Brooklyn next weekend!

Shopping: Even the most intrepid Brooklynite can feel that he hasn’t fully experienced the cultural riches of our beloved borough. Comments (1)

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