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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Park Slope’s Gallery Players premieres 14 plays in June’s ‘Black Box New Play Fest      

The Gallery Players’ eighth annual “Black Box New Play Festival” promises to offer something different this season: a unique theme for each of the four weekends, allowing for a more cohesive theater experience while remaining true to the festival’s eclectic spirit. The Festival, produced by Gallery Players President Heather Siobhan Curran runs for four weekends in June. Comment.

LEFT LAUGHING

Presented by the folks who brought last year’s “Hell” theater festival to Williamsburg, “The Moral Values Festival” kicks off at The Brick Theater on June 3. Comment.

NOW THAT’S A SAUSAGE FOR YA

Do you pride yourself on loving that déclassé New York snack — the hot dog? On Memorial Day, this Monday, May 30, you can watch gluttons fire them down — and consume a few dogs yourself — at the “First Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest,” at Schnack (122 Union St. at Columbia Street). Comment.

IT’S A STEAL

This year’s edition of the Brooklyn International Film Festival, “Opinion 8,” which kicks off at the Brooklyn Museum on June 3, has a lineup featuring 150 films in five categories (feature, documentary, animation, experimental and short films) that respond to a range of current events and topics. Comment.

• D’Ambrosi on location • Macy’s after hours • Brooklyn Hospital turns 160      

If you’ve been in DUMBO and Coney Island lately, you may have seen writer-director Dario D’Ambrosi and his Italian film crew shooting his movie “Pathological Passion of the Christ.” Comment.

Chef Neil Ganic’s second incarnation of popular Bouillabaisse offers more choices, more seats      

The problem with sequels is that they follow a successful first act. People arrive at the new venture hoping that whatever they loved about the original will be cloned and whatever they didn’t will be miraculously improved upon. Inevitably, some expectations are met along with a few disappointments. Comments (1).

Comic mother-daughter tale is universal         

Brooklynite Alice Wu is optimistic about box office sales for her first feature film, “Saving Face,” which is being released this weekend by Sony Pictures Classics. Comment.

DANCE AFRICA

Now through May 31, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is staging a multimedia presentation of African art and culture. Comment.

MTA opens bidding on rail yards site

If you want to build something other than a basketball arena and skyscrapers over the Atlantic Avenue rail yards, this is your chance. Comment.

SEALED WITH A KISS Ratner, mayor, ACORN, agree on housing plan

Atlantic Yards: A deal binding a community organization to developer Bruce Ratner’s contentious Atlantic Yards project, anticipated since last fall, has finally arrived. Comments (1).

Kleinfeld quits Bay Ridge

Say it ain’t so — first the Dodgers and now Kleinfeld. Comment.

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