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Gold showcased in new art exhibition

Her new paintings, a series of large and medium-scale gold abstract paintings, utilize gold’s inherent reflective and attractive tactile properties while alluding to its iconic status as the ultimate safeguard against financial instability. Comment

My day as a pin-up model

I was a pin-up model for a day, and I loved it! Comment

Lowry find a way to beat boredom

Alex Lowry is bored. Comment

The Art of Eating In

A few years ago, Cathy Erway was just another Julie Powell, slaving away at a 9-5 job she wasn’t particularly enthralled by. Comment

Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at New Vic

The New Victory Theater, one of the premiere performing arts spaces for family performances, presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” March 5-14. As one of London’s longest running comedies, playing for 10 years at the Criterion Theatre in Piccadilly Circus, this irreverent romp through The Bard’s canon has achieved international cult status. Comment

Modern interpretation of fairytale “Sleeping Beauty”

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2009-2010 Target FamilyFun Series with the world premiere of David Gonzalez’s “Sleeping Beauty,” March 14, at 2 p.m. Comment

Rainy day jellies

April showers bring May flowers — and the need for rubber shoes. Comment

New York Theatre Ballet preforms “Cinderella.”

Tickets are $36; $31 for children. Shows will be performed March 13-14 at 11 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. at Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street (between Madison and Park avenues), Manhattan.For more, visit or call 212-355-6160. Comment

Experience some real ‘animal magnetism’ this Valentine’s Day

Experience the wild side of romance at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s zoos and aquarium this Valentine’s Day. While we humans exchange heart-shaped boxes and red roses, creatures of all kinds at the zoos will be showing their own version of animal magnetism. Comment

Dynamic presentation of diverse writers at LIU

A group of critically acclaimed writers of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds will read from their works during the annual “Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition” series at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus from February 11-April 19. Comment

Romantic commerce focus of pre-Valentine’s swap meet

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with Brooklyn Artists Gym. The first installment of their swap meet series, “BAGGAGE Claim” will focus on theme of romantic commerce. The event will take place February 13, 6-8 p.m. at 168 Seventh Street. Comment

Experience the virtual Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Universal Orlando Resort and USA TODAY, partnered to provide the first-ever augmented reality map of the world’s most highly anticipated theme park experience — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. With just a computer, webcam and the newspaper, you can make this one-of-a-kind experience appear before your eyes. Comment

Scott Hardkiss invites you to the Underwater Ball

New York native and Brooklyn newcomer Scott Hardkiss has been starting parties the world over as a DJ over the last two decades. Comment

“Transit and Structure” photos and scale models on display

The show runs June 27-July 27, with an opening reception June 27 from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours are Friday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Comment

Sausage Adds Heft and Spice to Main Dish Pasta

There are times when the troops are tired of the same old foods. Comment

Screening of 1923’s original “Ten Commandments” with organ accompaniment

The second film in the series will be C.B. DeMille’s original 1923 version of “The Ten Commandments,” February 13, 7 p.m. at the Brooklyn Baptist Temple, 360 Schermerhorn Street in downtown Brooklyn. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and students. Comment

OMNI Ensemble presents dynamic half acoustic/half electronic program

The OMNI Ensemble will continue its 27th season of concerts at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, February 26 at 8 p.m. Comment

Odessa Philharmonic performs program of classical favorites

Making its Brooklyn Center debut as part of its first US tour in 10 years, the Odessa Philharmonic’s program will include Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”), Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, and Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto featuring soloist William DeRosa. Comment

Pulitzer Prize-winning Brooklynite lectures at LIU

Brooklyn-born playwright Lynn Nottage will deliver the annual “Starting from Paumanok” lecture on American literature and culture, February 24, 6:30 p.m. at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public. Comment

Enjoy intimate readings at Lyceum writers series

The Brooklyn Lyceum continues its monthly literary event, “First Sundays Writers Series,” March 7 at 7 p.m. with Edward Hirsch, whose new collection of poetry, “The Living Fire (Knopf),” will see its release March 9. “The Living Fire” will be available two days earlier at this special event, for sale and signing. Comment

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica celebrates West Indian culture

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College completes its 2009-2010 World Stages: Dance series with the return of the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica (NDTC), March 6 at 8 p.m. and March 7 at 2 p.m. for two programs of New York City premieres celebrating West Indian culture. The two shows have different repertoires. Comment

Multimedia concert makes world premiere at St. Ann’s

In the years they spent playing dive rock clubs in Los Angeles, Stew and Heidi Rodewald never dreamed of having a musical on Broadway, much less having that show (“Passing Strange”) garner seven Tony nominations, win a Tony Award and become the subject of a Spike Lee film. Comment

Five small plays about creation and failure (and everything in between)

“You’re Welcome” is a collection of five small plays about creation and failure; a unified theatrical myth that tells the story of an invented band of performers and their catastrophic attempts at connection. Comment

Classical guitar duo kick of “Music at First” series

This series, curated by Wil Smith (New York composer who also serves as organist at First Presbyterian), occurs monthly, featuring one performer or ensemble per evening. Future performances include pianist Kathleen Supové, March 26; cellist/vocalist Jody Redhage and Fire in July, April 16 and a CD release with flute/percussionist duo Conor Nelson and Ayano Kataoka, May 28. Comment

Ins and outs of fashion DIY workshop at A.I.R. Gallery

DIY fashion re-boot starts with an introduction to fashion theory with examples that will inspire participants to actualize their own ideas using the materials that they bring to the workshop. Design and/or sewing experience is not necessary to participate. Assistants with sewing machines will be present. Comment

Freestyle motocross goes nuclear

Feld Motor Sports announced that tickets for Nuclear Cowboyz — featuring the world’s top freestyle motocross riders in a never-before-seen, action-packed, record-breaking theatrical freestyle motocross production — are now on sale for the debut engagement at IZOD Center in New Jersey. Comment

Diverse writers celebrate oral traditions

A group of critically acclaimed writers of diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic and cultural backgrounds will read from their works during the annual “Voices of the Rainbow: Celebrating the Oral Tradition” series at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Comment

‘Three act’ play recalls life of British gay lib personality

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents the US premiere of “A Life in Three Acts,” with performances March 4-28, Wednesday-Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. Comment

Texas-born shutterbug exhibits ‘traditional photography’

Williams employs traditional photography, without the application of digital manipulation, to convey deep emotion combined with a sensitive use of technical skill bringing us effortlessly into her perception of the world. Comment

Klutz makes cupcakes for cupid

Cupid is coming — and he’s bringing cupcakes! Comment

Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn

By Meredith Deliso Comment

Anella’s gets a new chef

Anella’s gets a new chef

Dining: A top Greenpoint eatery brings in someone new behind the stove — and the food is better than ever. Comment

It’s a fire sale to save the City Reliquary

Music: The storefront museum that celebrates Brooklyn’s underdog spirit with exacting curatorial detail and a passionate devotion to artifacts large and small may be in danger of closing. Comments (3)

New sex toy shop is a real casting agent

Shopping: Shag in Williamsburg not only offers the usual vibrators, but also a way to replicate your penis. Comments (3)

Nick Flynn loses himself and his country in new memoir

Books: The Cobble Hill poet tortures himself over torture in the scintillating book, “The Ticking is the Bomb.” Comments (2)

An explosive excerpt from ‘The Ticking is the Bomb’

Books: The function of torture in our society is not about getting information, in spite of what we might want to believe. It is merely about power. It tells the world that there is now no limit to what we will […] Comment

It’s a wild ride on this ‘Ferris’ wheel

Books: Author Josh Ferris is back with a new book about a guy with a disease that makes him walk and walk and walk. It’s a metaphor, silly. Comments (1)

An excerpt from ‘The Unnamed’

Books: Read for yourself! Comment

New Bushwick gym is clean and green

Fitness: At Green Studio, your legs power the machines. Comments (7)
Art: The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts weighs in on the biggest topic around. Comments (16)

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