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It’s undeniable: love is in the air, Brooklyn! And as you gear up for Valentine’s Day, a holiday revered by some and loathed by others, take a moment to look around our fair borough and spend a few moments thinking about what you love most. For us, it’s the weekend!

• Want a hot, fresh hamburger at the trendiest place in town? On Friday, go get on line at Downtown’s brand spankin’ new Shake Shack on the Fulton Mall. The “Fudge-eddaboutit” concrete comes highly recommended — after all, it’s chock full of Mast Brothers chocolate and smothered in specialty chocolate-cinnamon sauce!

• Then, take a trip to the Brooklyn Museum to check out the video art exhibit, “Question Bridge,” an installation that explores the politics of race identity. While you’re there, stop by two new exhibitions, courtesy of a couple of Brooklyn-based up-and-comers.

• Rock on over to the borough’s longest happy hour and throw back a few beers — it’s Friday, after all. Our own reporter, Daniel Bush, survived the challenge!

• Afterwards, take a trek up to Greenpoint and check out No. 7 Sub, our borough’s latest and greatest contribution to the sub sandwich craze.

• Then, on Friday night, feel the love at the Heights Players performance of “Man of No Importance.”

• Or, on Friday night, you can revel in heartbreak at the “Just Working On My Breakup” reading at WORD in Greenpoint — don’t worry, it’ll be fun, we promise!

• On Saturday, go chow down on some delectable fondue at Cobble Hill’s favorite new neighbor, the Bourgeois Pig. Wash it down with a Kaiser’s Swizzle! It’s the weekend, after all — which means you’re free to drink in the afternoon.

• Don’t forget that by Saturday, Valentine’s Day is just three days away, which means you should probably start shopping for your sweetheart’s gift, if that’s what you’re into. Here’s our guide to the sexiest aphrodisiacal dishes in the borough (to help you snag a reservation), and a guide to the most delicious edible treats for your valentine. You’re welcome!

• Then, on Saturday, head to Factory Fresh in Bushwick where graffiti legend Skewville is celebrating 40 years in the street art game with a massive retrospective show. Think paint-splashed walls and wooden sneakers.

• For dinner, try Top Chef Dale Talde’s new eponymous eatery, Talde, in Park Slope; our own foodie-in-chief went nuts for the joint.

Wash it down with a beer — or five — at the Brooklyn Tap House, which boasts one of the largest beer selections in the city! Who wouldn’t wanna?

• On Saturday night, head to Williamsburg and check out “Follow the Leader” at Triskelion Gallery, an evening of short plays about cults.

• For dinner, try Top Chef Dale Talde’s new eponymous eatery, Talde, in Park Slope; our own foodie-in-chief went nuts for the joint.

Then, wash it down with a beer — or five — at the Brooklyn Tap House, which boasts one of the largest beer selections in the city! Who wouldn’t wanna?

• Wake yourself up on Sunday with a trip to the Williamsburg’s hottest — and coolest — coffee shop Toby’s Estate, all the way from the land down under!

• Then, hop over to Midwood and feast on a knish — hand-made by Brooklyn legend Mohamed Salem of Adelman’s Kosher Delicatessen! Trust us — these knishes are delicious.

• Still hungry? Great! Head to Park Slope and check out Va Beh, a scrumptious Italian outpost that makes a dreamy crostini.

• And as always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

Posted 12:00 am, February 11, 2012
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