It’s an open book.
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
What: 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
What: ’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).
What: 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.
What: 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
What: 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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