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Artist: Who needs ‘Black History Month’?

Event: And this coming from a man who’ll lead a Black History Month exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, no less! Comments (4)

We’re grateful ‘Dead’ will be returning to Littlefield

Music: All Conrad Keely wants to do is scare you — make you turn the lights on and pull up the covers. Comments (1)

‘Super’ parties at rival Cobble Hill bars

Event: Two storied football franchises are facing off in the Super Bowl —and so are two storied Cobble Hill bars. Comments (2)

Heights Players take on ‘Frost/Nixon’

Theater: By hook and by crook, this is a great play. Comments (1)
The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: The mousy man in the Broadway memorabilia-filled apartment just wants to be entertained by a story and a few good songs. Comment
Cinema: A well-deserved retrospective to the lady behind the sunglasses in “Thelma and Louise” and the white T-shirt in “Atlantic City.” Comments (1)

Oh, doctor! Dr. Suess gets the burlesque treatment in DUMBO next week

Nightlife: The perfect show for bedtime (though not for bedtime stories). Comment

Coffee, scones and capitalism at Crop to Cup

Dining: The “collective” management style has been replaced with real ownership at Crop to Cup’s new Third Avenue shop — and the coffee is even better. Comment

You’ll say ‘Shalom’ about Joe’s Israeli chicken

Prime Time: Last year, my beautiful wife Abby and I visited her family in Israel. Comment

This month, BAM is the Church of Sarandon

Thanks to Susan Sarandon, there are many great, iconic moments in the film lexicon: her sporting vintage sunglasses behind the wheel of that fated blue Thunderbird convertible in Comment

It’s Regina Opera’s annual ‘Salute to Broadway’

Broadway is coming to Bay Ridge.Salute to Broadway at Regina Hall [1210 65th St. at 12th Avenue in Bay Ridge, (718) 259-2772], Feb. 6 at 3 pm. Tickets $12 ($5 for teens, free for children). For info, visit www.reginaopera.org. Comment

Enter — or just eat at — the best red velvet cake contest next week

Get ready to see red. Red velvet cake, that is.Brooklyn eating, Borough President Markowitz. Though the real winner will be you, dear reader, as once the judgingRed Velvet Cake contest at the Brooklyn Historical Society [128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222-4111], Feb. 11 at noon. Free. For info, visit www.nycreates.org. Interested participants can e-mail jeloisehooper@aol.com. Comment

And for those of you who love love…

A themed dinner in a warehouse. Whiskey pairings for two. BBQ goodness. Sounds like ValentineMeltThis dating destination is a natural choice for a romantic meal for two in general, making it an obvious […] Comment

Love stinks! The Valentine’s Day guide for people who hate Valentine’s Day

Whoever said that one is the loneliest number obviously never celebrated Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn. Comment

Don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving? Use our guide

Dining: Want to know what we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving? These following restaurants, which will be keeping their ovens and stoves running this Nov. 25 so you don’t have to. Here’s a sampler of Thanksgiving menus across the borough, depending on what you’re looking for. Comment

A salty, gooey take on an American classic

Dining: Forego the usual pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving and take a stab at this salted caramel apple pie, courtesy of the ladies behind Four and Twenty Blackbirds. The newish Gowanus bakery has quickly gained fans for its classics pies, with a twist. Comment

In this football play, there are no boys allowed

Theater: Are you ready for some gender politics? Comments (2)

It’s Regina Opera’s annual ‘Salute to Broadway’

Music: So long, Wagner — hello, Webber! Comment

Lake Simons’s new show is life upside down

Theater: Get ready to throw all sense of reality out the door. Comment

Comediennes take center stage at Word Bookshop next week

Books: Three comics headline a night of laughter by women, but for everyone. Comment

Spend and win on Fifth Ave.

Shopping: All it takes is $14 and a dream. Comment
Awesome: It’s the third jewel in the hipster Triple Crown. Comments (3)

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