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A feast fit for three kings — where to eat out this Christmas Eve

Dining: Sure, Christmas Eve is one of the big “family nights” on the Gregorian calendar, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the family out to a great meal at one of the few borough restaurants that are open. Here’s our guide to the best Christmas Eve dining options (minus Chinese restaurants, which never seem to close). Comment

British book night at BookCourt on March 10

Books: Check out Jonathan Coe and Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding) next week. Comments (1)

Celebrate Egyptian freedom — at Gyro Station

Melting Pot: It’s a long way — literally and metaphorically — from Tahrir Square to Bay Ridge. Comments (1)

Stuff it! Hey, Brooklyn — this lady says you don’t know a thing about taxidermy!

Books: Sure, there are stuff animal shows all over the place, but Melissa Milgrom wants you to know about the real deal. Comment

This ballet’s got all the basics

Get ready for some Ballet 101. Comment

Get buzzed at the Brooklyn Booze Experiment on March 6

Get ready for the booziest cook-off yet. Comment
Art: The Brooklyn Museum is shaking things up — way, way up. Comment

Purple Yam is one great place for Mardi Gras

Dining: Get the taste of the Caribbean this Carnival. Comment

Good golly, Miss Mali! Sway Machinery adds West African singer

Music: Sway Machinery has been a who’s who of the city music scene since forming six years ago, taking in members of Balkan Beat Box, Arcade Fire and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But for its sophomore album, “The House of Friendly Ghosts, Volume 1,” the band journeys to West Africa, recruiting Malian vocalist Khaira Arby to write and perform. Comments (2)

The badass of Korean film — at BAM

Kim Jee-woon is a damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible. Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: Great sandwiches, new burgers and a dearth of Aussie cuisine are part of Sarah Zorn’s menu this week. Comments (1)

New boxing drama at St. Ann’s lacks punch

New boxing drama at St. Ann’s lacks punch

The Butcher of Flatbush Ave. Extension: “Beautiful Burnout” has some nice moments, but it’ll make you throw in the towel early, our critic says. Comments (1)
Music: Let’s face it, everyone loves “The Mikado.” Comments (3)

The badass of Korean film — at BAM

Kim Jee-woon is one severely damaged filmmaker — but the Brooklyn Academy of Music means that in the best way possible. Comment

Sharp benefit for Issue Project Room

Music: Steve Buscemi and his wife, Jo Andres, host benefit for the Issue Project Room on March 4 — and Elliott Sharp will perform. Comments (2)
Cinema: The French film legend will be a “Belle du Jour” for a month. Comments (1)

Get buzzed at the Brooklyn Booze Experiment on March 6

Dining: Nick Suarez and Theo Peck are at it again — this time, hosting a cookoff of foods involving booze. Nice. Comments (1)

Low-cost bottles? Start wining at Red White & Bubbly

Shopping: Adam Goldstein — wine store owner and wine maker — has done it again. Comment
Art: Beyond the obvious neighborhood staples. Comment

This art festival will put DUMBO on the ‘Verge’

Art: Move over, Manhattan, Paris, Tokyo. One of the world’s biggest art fairs is coming to Brooklyn. Comment
Dance: The name may be Brooklyn Ballet, but the game is fusion. Comments (2)

‘Clock’ of ages! Arthur Miller’s Depression-era show returns for the recession

Theater: One of Arthur Miller’s lesser-known plays is finally getting its due. Comment

Give a pint (of blood), get a pint (of beer) at Kelso on March 4

Event: Now this is what we call fair trade. Comments (1)

‘Mass’ exodus! Zannah out as the Walentases’ cultural ambassador

Art: DUMBO has lost its art ambassador. Comments (1)

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