The Weekend Guide

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You betcha.

Coen Brothers: Before Fargo
What: Settle in for a series from the writing, producing, directing siblings, starting with their first feature, Blood Simple, moving through the Prohibition-era mob wars in Miller’s Crossing and up to arguably their most iconic film, Fargo.
Why: Because Inside Llewyn Davis has your vote for Best Picture.
When: Fri.-Jan. 26.
Where: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., b/t Berry St. & Wythe Ave., Williamsburg (718-384-3980). Showtimes and tickets ($11) at nitehawkcinema.com.

Personnel of New York Fall/Winter Sale

What: After weeks of gifting others, reward yourself with 35-70 percent off his and her threads, shoes, accessories, and housewares from hip designers like Thvm Jeans, Mary Meyer, Hope, and the like.
Why: A Mara Hoffman leopard pullover for $224 (reg. $374), Objects Without Meaning puffer pullover for $90 (reg. $300), and AXS Folk Technology parka for $243 (reg. $485).
When: Thru Jan. 13. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 9 Greenwich Ave., b/t Christopher & 10th Sts. (212-924-0604).

Hill Country Barbecue Market

What: Finger-lickin’-good Texas-style dry-rub brisket, ribs, chicken, and sausage smoked low and slow and served by the pound. Pile on the sides (mac ’n’ cheese, collard greens, corn pudding, cornbread), but leave room for the Mason Blackout (chocolate pudding, chocolate cake, dark chocolate ganache glaze).
Why: Down beer, bourbon, tequila, or cocktails like The Brownstone (77 Whiskey, homemade cranberry-orange bitters) to the tune of live roots music at its music venue, Hill Country Live.
When: Opens Sat. Sun. & Mon., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 345 Adams St., at Willoughby Plz., Downtown Brooklyn (718-885-4608).


What: See works in various mediums (prints, drawings, paintings, sculptures, videos, projections, installations, and performances) from underrepresented artists.
Why: A video dubbed “Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus by Sean Joseph Patrick Carney,” Michael Sharp’s documentary about anxiety and insomnia, and Liaizon Wakest’s prints shot from a broken television in a Bangkok hotel.
When: Thru Jan. 25. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Con Artist Collective Gallery, 119 Ludlow St., b/t Rivington & Delancey Sts. (646-504-2323).


What: Say “I do” to burlesque dancers, tattooed brides, hipster cover bands, giveaways, fashion makeovers, and food trucks; all proceeds from the evening’s giveaways benefit the Human Rights Campaign’s marriage equality efforts.
Why: Brides- and grooms-to-be find wedding caterers, bands, photographers, bakers, and more at the matchmaking expo.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., b/t Kent & Wythe Aves., Williamsburg (718-486-5400). Tickets ($10) at lovesickexpo.com or at the door ($15).

Rusted Root

What: The Pittsburgh jam band gives you a night of feel-good alternative rock.
Why: Balance the acoustic vibes with a blend of ska and swing from Oregon funk outfit Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Gramercy Theatre, 127 E. 23rd St., b/t Park & Lexington Aves. (212-614-6932). Tickets ($38) at concerts.livenation.com.

Coldfront Party

What: Celebrate a successful year (the contemporary poetry magazine hit its Kickstarter funding goal ahead of schedule) and the 20th birthday of Williamsburg reading series Hatchet Job with wordsmiths like Timothy Donnelly (The Cloud Corporation) and Dorothea Lasky (Thunderbird), who recall their favorite poetry moments of a memorable 2013.
Why: Dance the night away at the after-party, where poets Eric Amling and D.J. Dolack temporarily swap their laurels for two turntables and a microphone.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Home Sweet Home, 131 Chrystie St., b/t Delancey & Broome Sts. (212-226-5708).

Photo: Gramercy Pictures / Courtesy of Everett Collection

Con Artist Collective Gallery
119 Ludlow St
bt Rivington & Delancey Sts
New York, NY 10002
345 Adams St
@ Willoughby Plz
Brooklyn, NY 11201
127 E 23rd St
bt Park & Lexington Aves
New York, NY 10010
9 Greenwich Ave
bt 10th & Christopher Sts
New York, NY 10014
136 Metropolitan Ave
bt Berry St & Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
66 N 6th St
bt Kent & Wythe Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St
bt Delancey & Broome Sts
New York, NY 10002