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Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Seeing Green! Cee Lo headlines this weekend’s free Afro-Punk Festival

Music: You’d be foolish to pass up this two-day music extravanganza at Commodore Barry Park. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011

Now here’s a rock show that’s always in fashion

Fashion: Soon-to-blow fashion designers throw a party in Williamsburg on Aug. 24. Comments (1)

Dog daze! ‘Hipster Puppies’ invade DUMBO

Books: Bearded, plaid-wearing hipsters are coming to DUMBO this month — but don’t worry, these ones won’t lock you into a conversation about Slavoj Žižek or Animal Collective. Comments (3)

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011

Up on the roof! New troupe does Shakespeare under the stars

Theater: A new theater company devoted to performing Shakespeare’s classics in unexpected places is starting off on the right foot — with a production of “The Tempest” on a Greenpoint rooftop. Comments (2)

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Last chance to drink beer and look at Jackie Robinson’s sweaty jersey

Event: Enjoy the Brooklyn Historical Society’s beer garden party one last time on Aug. 25 Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011

The boy from aahhs! Kiwi chef Mark Simmons opens his own place

Dining: The former “Top Chef” competitor now has his own New Zealand-themed joint. Comment

Balled over! Get out your tux — and add some red — for this party

Nightlife: Nightlife gurus Gemini and Scorpio are at it again. Hope you like Bauhaus. Comment

Brooklyn’s finest! Fort Greene Park hosts literary heavyweights this Saturday

Books: Rick Moody, Bryonn Bain and Bernice McFadden are just some of the writers who’ll represent at an annual literary festival. Comment

La Esquina takes over the old Relish boxcar

Dining: An old Wythe Avenue diner is reborn again. Comments (3)

Monday, Aug. 15, 2011

Kaboom! Battle Week begins this weekend

Event: The annual commemoration of George Washington’s retreat from Brooklyn — heroic or cowardly, you decide — is upon us. Comments (3)

This week’s tasty — but less filling! — food gossip

Foodie-in-Chief: Williamsburg wins the “Hot Restaurant Opening” of the week, Park Slope is the queen of caffeine, and Clinton Hill makes a play for Brooklyn’s newest dining destination. Comments (3)

Catch a true jazz legend — and his seven-string guitar — on Thursday

Music: Charlie Hunter hits Sycamore. Comment

Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011

Elvis is in the building! African mask of The King joins the collection

Art: A new Brooklyn Museum exhibition features mask depicting the King, pompadour and all. Comments (2)

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