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By Brooklyn Heights Office | on October 1,2013 at 11:53AM

Italian Restaurant Week
A Celebration of Italian-American Heritage Month
October 10-17, 2013

More than thirty Brooklyn Italian restaurants offering discounted meals. Sponsored by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Edible Brooklyn, Yelp!, and NY Daily News
The full list of participating restaurants is here. Divertiti!

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JONATHAN SCHIPPER
Detritus
Thru November 24, 2013

The Boiler
191 North 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Noon to 6pm, Thursday through Sunday and by appointment
T: 718.599.2144
E: info@pierogi2000.com

Jonathan Schipper’s Detritus is an ever-changing environment composed of salt, human will, and hot water bathing. This installation consists of twelve tons of salt and a mechanism suspended from the ceiling by cables. By varying the length of the four cables, the machine moves about the room where it extrudes three-dimensional, abstracted objects in salt — representations of man-made objects that we take for granted as part of our every day world. Viewers have the option of observing these objects being created from the comfort of a hot tub.

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Fashion Studies

Exhibit runs from September 6–December 12

Pratt Institute
The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12–5 PM
Free

An exhibition of garments, accessories, paintings, video, and installations by 15 fashion faculty at the school. The exhibition celebrates the Institute’s new fashion curriculum, which emphasizes conceptually rich, technically fluent modes of artistic expression. The work in Fashion Studies exemplifies this new departmental direction, and will provide the public with the opportunity to see work by those who are helping to shape the next generation of fashion designers from Pratt. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

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Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers

Through January 12, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYC Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
$7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.

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Every Monday Night

Bring Out Your Vinyl
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
Hours: 7pm to 2am

There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.

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Every Tuesday Night

BierKraft

Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM

191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.
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Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

The Mandingo Ambassadors

Barbès, 376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.

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Every Saturday

Grand Army Plaza

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park

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Every Sunday
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!