The Weekend Guide

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Brooklyn Diary
What: See the borough through the eyes, homes, and stomachs of 21 artists/denizens in the newest publication (pictured, $32) from Lines & Shapes.
Why: Eat with Bird owner Jen Mankins, go shopping with designer Caitlin Mociun, and tour Sarah Ryhanen’s flower studio.
When: You need a new place to go.
Where: Online at linesandshapesconnectus.com.

Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers
The former Beat the Devil front woman unleashes gritty wails and addictive harmonium melodies.
Why: We think she’s a CMJ standout. Check out our other can’t-miss picks.
When: Fri., 4:15 p.m. Showcase, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg. Admission is free.

Built by Wendy Sale
’Tis the season for up to 70 percent off cozy threads (corduroy coats, oversize blouses, plaid button-downs) for gents and ladies from past fall/winter collections.
Why: Bundle up with the charcoal cropped sweater vest (was $232, now $70) or wool tweed belted trench (was $394, now $118).
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 46 N. 6th St., b/t Wythe & Kent Aves., Williamsburg (718-384-2882).

Watch commercial, news, and talk show stills leap from one TV to the next, thanks to French artist/curator Antoine Catala’s “moving image transponder” sculptures.
Why: Frozen 3-D projections like you’ve never seen before, personally recommended by designer Shabd Simon-Alexander.
When: Thru Nov. 4. Thurs.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Audio Visual Arts, 34 E. 1st St., b/t First & Second Aves. (917-604-8856). Admission is free.

Celebrate this late-night Mediterranean restaurant’s one-year anniversary with drinks and apps (prosciutto-wrapped figs, Prince Edward mussels) at the bar. Try slipping into XIX, the semisecret basement club with red leather banquettes and etched marble walls.
Why: A specialty cocktail and appetizer is $15 when you mention DailyCandy thru Nov. 4.
When: Daily, 6 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 19 Kenmare St., b/t Elizabeth St. & Bowery (212-966-1810).

Sausage and Beer Fest
Restaurant-hop (Nice Matin, L’Express) for limited-time menus brimming with bratwurst, boudin blanc, Moroccan merguez, and other regional varieties paired with rare, large-format brews ($6/glass).
Why: Nothing washes down Marseille’s sausage tart with crispy sweetbreads and sherry vinegar sauce ($12) like a frosty glass of Trois Monts Golden Ale.
When: Thru Oct. 30.
Where: Participating locations online at tourdefrancenyc.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Lena Corwin

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19 Kenmare St
bt Elizabeth St & Bowery
New York, NY 10012
Audio Visual Arts
34 E 1st St
bt 1st & 2nd Aves
New York, NY 10003
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
@ Havemeyer St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
46 N 6th St
bt Wythe & Kent Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11211