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Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004

EASE ON DOWN

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporian Arts closes their fifth annual KIDflix film festival on Aug. 27 with Sidney Lumet’s 1978 musical, "The Wiz." Comment.

SURREAL WORLD

Inspired by a day of gazing at works by Dali and Ernst at the Museum of Modern Art, Park Sloper Ron Katz has opened The Surreal Cafe. But don’t worry, while surreal works by local artists line the walls the food will not remind you of melting clocks and dripping eggs. Comment.

BELOW THE SURFACE

Excavating 3.5 million cubic yards of rock and earth is not an easy feat. Place a city on top of it, add a population of about 3 million and enclose it with two bodies of water, and this endeavor suddenly becomes a monumental challenge for any labor force - especially when the most advanced technology available at the time is a pick-axe and shovel. Comment.

’STREET’ SLEUTH

He’s tall, dark and handsome. He knows his way around some of Brooklyn’s more unsavory neighborhoods as well as he does the food mecca that is Smith Street. And the ladies love him. Comment.

FAREWELL AND ADIEU

Steven Spielberg’s 1975 classic "Jaws," which film historians consider one of the first box-office blockbusters, will be screened by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy as the finale to their annual summer film series. ("Jaws" was originally slated for Aug. 12, but was postponed due to inclement weather.) Comment.

KITCHEN ESSENTIALS

Since when has a cooking school looked and felt just like home, complete with a backdoor leading to an outdoor deck and yard? Since Joe and Diane DiMeo started planning, designing and creating the Neighborhood Kitchen Culinary Arts school on Court Street at Baltic Street in Cobble Hill. Comment.

MUSIC MAN

Frenchman Olivier Assayas has been among the most consistently interesting filmmakers of the past decade. Comment.

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