GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings
Event: The borough that gave Barack Obama eight out of every 10 votes in November is ready to get down and party on Inauguration Day. Comments (1)

DeKalb Avenue’s president’s day

DUMBO: Now this is a real President’s Day celebration. Just as on that other holiday honoring our prior commanders in chief, about 30 businesses on or near DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene will offer a weekend of special deals in the run up to Barack Obama’s inauguration as the 44th president on Tuesday. Comment

Czars of rock!

Czars of rock!

Music: Mumiy Troll, the seminal Soviet-era rock group, is undergoing a musical Glasnost. Comments (2)

Borough playwrights go center stage in series

Theater: The borough’s pre-eminent playwrights, from still-living legend Budd Schulberg (“On the Waterfront”) to comic David Lindsay-Abaire (“Fuddy Meers”), will be featured in their own series, starting next Saturday. Comment

‘Lost’ and found

Nightlife: Fans of the adventure drama “Lost” looking for a premiere party next Wednesday need look no further than the Bell House, where a recap rock band will get fans up to speed. Comment

North Brooklyn leads with its stomach

Breaking Chews: It’s a great time to be a North Brooklyn foodie. Two new restaurants have opened in as many weeks, bringing fresh eats to the burgeoning culinary scenes in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Comments (2)

Green reads at PS 107

Event: OK, Readings on the Fourth Floor — quite possibly the only elementary-school fundraiser frequented by the Giants of American Letters — is still raising money to buy dead-tree-based books. But on Jan. 21, the Park Slope school’s annual series will feature authors who write about sustainability. Comment

Smash or Trash!

Smash or Trash: The Brooklyn Paper’s Smash or Trash team is back — this time “reviewing” Brooklyn singer-songwriter Jessie Killguss’s new hit, “Gristmill,” in advance of her Jan. 17 show at Rose Live Music [345 Grand St., between Havemeyer Street and the BQE in Williamsburg, (718) 599-0069]. Brooklyn Paper poohbah Gersh Kuntzman executes a coup over the rest of the team in this very special “Smash or Trash.” Comments (1)

Java man! New Hook roaster offers the best beans ever

Dining: No, you actually have never had a good cup of coffee — yet. But that’s all going to change once Stumptown Coffee Roasters — the brew that made Portland famous — opens its new roasting facility in Red Hook next month. Comments (2)

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