The Weekend Guide

james gulliver hancock drawing!

Borough down deep.

All the Buildings in New York
Brooklyn-based Aussie illustrator James Gulliver Hancock replicates skyscrapers, fire escapes, and entire city blocks that catch his eye ($30-$100).
Why: Spring for Greenpoint’s Pencil Factory, a snapshot of Rivington between Orchard and Ludlow, or your very own apartment (original commissions, $200).
When: You want to immortalize the corner deli.
Where: Online at allthebuildingsinnewyork.blogspot.com.

LES Film Festival
Reserve one of 30 seats for intimate, BYOB screenings of independent short and feature films — all made for less than $30,000.
Why: A struggling Elvis impersonator, a stop-motion transoceanic friendship, and an apocalypse-fearing, mustachioed quartet.
When: Thru Feb. 27. Schedule online at lesfilmfestival.com.
Where: Grand Opening, 139 Norfolk St., b/t Stanton & Rivington Sts. (646-875-8078). Tickets ($10) online at grandopening.org.

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Cobra Society Pop-Up Boutique
What: Impeccably crafted leather boots and booties ($795-$1,195) with intricate, hand-woven Moroccan kilim rug uppers that can’t be found anywhere else (at least for a few months).
Why: Your salt-speckled snow shoes are ready to be retired.
When: Thru Sun. Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: A Man and a Woman, 14 Christopher St., at Gay St. (212-929-6156).

Sprout Wellness
Brooklyn’s newest all-natural skin care line ($4-$18) helps you save face without synthetics.
Why: Beautifully bottled body cream, cleanser, exfoliant, makeup remover, and so-delicious-smelling-we-almost-ate-it sugar scrub.
When: You’re over the chapping, chafing, and flaking.
Where: Available at various locations; online at sproutwellnessnyc.com.

Four Tines
What: Get your recommended daily veggies (even in winter) courtesy of the certified organic, gourmet frozen meals.
Why: Gluten- and preservative-free dishes like eggplant pesto rolls; Brazilian stuffed bell peppers; and zucchini, tomato, and fennel tian.
When: The soup diet is no longer cutting it.
Where: Available at Whole Foods.

Facetime #1
Local painters Ophir Agassi and Philippe Nuell manipulate composition and color to twist mundane scenes into unexpected conversation starters.
Why: We haven’t been able to take our eyes off Agassi’s transformative sand drawings.
When: Thurs.-Sun., 1-7 p.m.
Where: Parker’s Box, 193 Grand St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves. (718-388-2882).

Art: James Gulliver Hancock

Parker's Box
193 Grand St
bt Bedford & Driggs Aves
Brooklyn, NY 11211
14 Christopher St
@ Gay St
New York, NY 10014
Grand Opening
139 Norfolk St
bt Stanton & Rivington Sts
New York, NY 10002