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Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004

GLOBETROTTING GRAB BAG

"The World According to Shorts" film series at BAMcinematek is like a pinata full of bite-size, exotic treats. Get your fill of animated, narrative, documentary and experimental short films beginning Sept. 8, when BAMcinematek presents 12 movies from all over the globe. Comment.

JOIN THE CARNIVAL

A spectacular combination of Las Vegas glitz and Caribbean music will overflow Brooklyn’s streets on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6, as the 37th annual West Indian American Day parade kicks off at 11 am. Comment.

THAI OF RELIEF

Are you superstitious? The owners of Thai 101 on Montague Street apparently are not. They opened their new restaurant on Friday, Aug. 13, knowing that the bustling Brooklyn Heights strip, known for its abundance of mediocre eateries, could use a place with a little spice. Comment.

THE GOOD LIFE

Entering the charming French eatery St. Michel, in Bay Ridge, can cause a moment of sensory overload. The aromas of garlic simmering in butter and meat hitting the grill waft from the kitchen. Comment.

VERITABLE VAUDEVILLE

Don’t let Labor Day fool you. Summer is not over yet. And to prove it, the Shakespeare Project is presenting its first annual "Play Outside! Festival of Free Outdoor Theater" from Sept. 4 through Sept. 26. Comment.

HELL’S A POPPIN’

The Perpetual Motion Roadshow’s "Hipster Hellspawn Tour" will roll into Williamsburg’s Lucky Cat on Sept. 5 at 8 pm with readings by Joe Meno, Todd Dills, Susan Bustos and Jim Munroe. Comment.

BOLLYWOOD ART

"Swish of the Yak Tail Fly-Wisk," an exhibit of new paintings and works on paper by Julie Evans, opens at Metaphor Contemporary Art gallery in Boerum Hill on Wednesday. Comment.

REEL DECAY

Arts at St. Ann’s opens its 25th anniversary season with a unique event composed of decomposing film and music. Comment.

ITALIAN ’TYPES

Author Peter Bondanella, who penned the critically acclaimed new book "Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys and Sopranos" (Continuum International Publishing Group, $29.95), will give a talk at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch on Sept. 9 at 7 pm. Comment.

Cyclones win the pennant

Cyclones: FISHKILL, NY — The Brooks have done it again. Comment.

Bocchino’s rise up the ranks good news for him — and for Cyclones

Cyclones: On Sept.10 of last season, the Williamsport Crosscutters beat the Cyclones tow win the championship of the New York-Penn League at Keyspan Park. A major contributor to the Williamsport cause was Anthony Bocchino, a Bensonhurst resident who hit .326 for the season at Williamsport, and .500 against the Clones. Comment.

From eggs, a catcher is hatched

Play’s the Thing: Cyclones fans in the know realize that their starting catcher, Aaron Hathaway, is back from an injury to the ligaments in his left thumb, and he’s ready to flex his superior throwing arm as their team enters the playoffs. Comment.