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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006

HOLIDAY GIFTS

Sharon Humphreys and Jacque Jones (pictured), co-chairs of the Crafts Guild at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, gave GO Brooklyn a sneak peek of the wares that will be for sale at the church’s Yankee Fair on Saturday, Nov. 11. Comment

FEET ON ’FIRE’

After performing in such distant lands as Belarus, South Africa and Australia, the exciting, decade-old Argentinean tango dance company, Estampas Portenas, is finally coming to Brooklyn. Comment

PINING FOR PORCHETTA      

There is such a thing as Smith Street fatigue. I know because I’ve experienced the syndrome. It began with a disappointing meal in one place, followed by another, and before long I was looking for new neighborhoods to explore. Comment

DISCOVER MARCO       

Italian director Marco Tullio Giordana was unknown until his epic "The Best of Youth" was released in 2003. As BAMcinematek’s series "The Next Director: Marco Tullio Giordana" makes clear, he has been making vital, significant films for nearly 30 years. Comment

GIVE IT BACK

I love my fur coat. I love it not only because it’s the most pricey, wearable thing I own, but also because this soft piece of fluffy magic saved me on all of those freezing, globetrotting nights. Anyone who has been to Russia in January knows what I mean. Comment

GOOD TO GO

Culinary Institute of America-trained Gavin McAleer (pictured) worked for chef David Burke at the Park Avenue Cafe and had a roller coaster of a ride with Rocco DiSpirito during "The Restaurant" fiasco, so when he decided to strike out on his own, he opted for something more down-to-earth: Chicory Brooklyn. Comment

HONKY-TONK HEIGHTS      

Rock tunes are blaring while a sawdust-covered man mounts a deer head to the barn wood walls of his country western lodge. Comment