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The weekender! Here’s what you should do on Saturday and Sunday

Landed gentry: Ethan Hawke is melting hearts, and watching the decline of the Russian Empire, in “The Cherry Orchard” at BAM.
Joan Marcus

The weather outside may be frightful, but there is so much going on this weekend. Here are The Weekender’s suggestions:

• You gotta decide for yourself about BAM’s production of “The Cherry Orchard” after reading Gersh Kuntzman’s slam.

• Celebrate “V-J Day” — like this couple — in Cadman Plaza.

• Start setting your calendar for the day when we finally have a new president — thanks to GO Brooklyn’s handy inauguration week guide.

• The Brooklyn Flea continues its run — indoors — in DUMBO!

• On either Saturday or Sunday, head to Puppetworks for the new, “Sleeping Beauty.” Trey Dooley raved about it.

Wake up already: In the upcoming Puppetworks production, the Prince prepares to awaken the Sleeping Beauty. The marionette play will run from Jan. 5–April 5.
Marionettes by Nicolas Coppola / photo by Guido

• There are a bunch of new restaurants. Here are a few.

The drunken art exhibition is still up at Sputnik in Clinton Hill.

• And on Sunday on 3 pm, schmooze the likes of WNYC’s Brian Lehrer the station’s Martin Luther King Day panel discussion at the Brooklyn Museum.

Don’t — repeat, don’t — go to the public library this Sunday.

As always, these and other great events are in our exclusive family calendar, our great nightlife calendar, and our matchless events calendar.

Drunken drunk: Now this is drunken art like it oughta be! Legendary inebriant Sam Crees created this piece, “In the Alley,” during one of his own drinking bouts.
Sam Crees

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