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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Austin on ‘Paris’

Theater: In Ovid’s telling of “The Judgment of Paris,” Paris’s dilemma is an embarrassment of riches. Three beautiful goddesses appear before him and he must decide who among them — Athena, Hera and Aphrodite — is the finest. Happily, Austin McCormick’s dance-theater production — which opened on Friday in Carroll Gardens — doesn’t end with any bloodshed and is almost embarrassingly rich, too. Comments (1).

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Elmes grows new roots

Art: On Wednesday, May 14, Galapagos Art Space — the pioneering cultural center that is undergoing a move from Williamsburg to DUMBO — will open to the public for the first time. Although the space will be used to exhibit video for the New York Photo Festival, just as interesting is what founder and Director Robert Elmes has planned for the venue. Comment.

Time’s up: Last-minute gifts for mom

Shopping: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11, so if you haven’t yet fulfilled your filial duty, you don’t have much time. Luckily, there are still plenty of options for local, last-minute gifts, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the best ideas. Comment.

Changing of the ‘Guard’

Nightlife: Things weren’t so quiet at the Central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library when the Brooklyn Vanguard had its last event. A phalanx of young Brooklynites, clad in their nightclub best, streamed into the library’s Dweck Center on Grand Army Plaza, but this was no study group. Comments (2).

Kinder plates

Books: While most foodies have been made aware of the inhumane techniques used to keep calves — which are turned into veal — and geese, whose livers are fattened up for foie gras, author Gene Baur exposes even more unappetizing ways our meat and dairy products come to the table in his new book, “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds about Animals and Food.” Comment.

Pot of gold

Nightlife: On Monday, May 12, supporters of the Brooklyn Philharmonic are invited to gather around the piano at the Rainbow Room in Manhattan, where award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will be tickling the ivories. Comment.

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment.

Little Bangkok

Dining: Park Slope is turning into a veritable Little Bangkok. On Seventh Avenue, between Eighth and 15th streets, GO Brooklyn has counted at least four Thai restaurants. This reporter likes pad Thai as much as the next guy, but is there really room for all of these eateries? Comments (1).

Block buster lineup

Event: The Federal-style houses on State Street in Brooklyn Heights will grace movie screens across the country this summer in the Coen brothers’ new film, “Burn After Reading,” but ticket holders to the upcoming Heights house tour can peek inside the homes even sooner. Comment.

‘Black’ is back

Theater: A production by the National Theater of Scotland, “Blackwatch” follows a regiment of soldiers as they fight in the Iraq war. The previous 23 performances, which took place last fall at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, all sold out. So the producers vowed to bring it back. Comment.

Is this not art?

Art: Dust off your energy dome hats and radiation suits — Devo is back! On Saturday at 8 pm, the seminal New Wave band will be honored with “The Super Thing: NYC Goes Devo,” a night of art, live music and costumes at Williamsburg arts fortress 3rd Ward. Comment.

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