The 10 best cheap things to do this week, dark matter edition

Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

Falana Fox is gonna nail it (#4) (pic by Jenny Pierce)

1. Get hype for some amazing literary ladies at the Franklin Park Reading Series’ annual Powerhouse Women Night, with six groundbreaking readers: Lynne Tillman, Alexandra Kleeman, Chloe Caldwell, Wendy C. Ortiz, Annie DeWitt, and Leigh Stein. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. See a star-studded but still super cheap night of comedy at Night Train’s fourth Anniversary, with fab jokesters Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard, Michelle Wolf, Janelle James, Dan Soder, and Dave Ross — plus free pie from Daly Pie. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Learn something at Scientific Controversies: Dark Matter, a lecture and discussion between astrophysicist Janna Levin and physicists Elena Aprile and Peter Fisher on the 25 percent of the universe’s content about which we have no idea. (Tuesday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

4. Wild out at Fucksgiving, an evening of burlesque “honoring everything but American imperialism” from Falana Fox, Hoodoo Hussy, Countess Eden, Zoe Ziegfeld, and many more. (Tuesday, Bizarre, $10 suggested)

5. Have a ladylike laugh at Funny Film Fatales, a curated evening of comedic shorts and web series by, featuring, or about women, followed by a conversation on screenwriting for comedy with Kris Lefcoe, Alicia Slimmer, and Enid Zentelis. (Wednesday, BRIC, FREE)

6. Express your creative side at the Coloring Club Drink & Draw Extravaganza, with an unlimited supply of original adult-themed pictures of zombies, drag queens, ’90s nostalgia, hot guys, and more. (Wednesday, Berg’n, $5)

7. See a slew of creativity at the Title:Point SalON!, with 20+ presenters and performers, from photography to saxophone to comedy to theater, followed by dancing to DJ ClearsTheFloor late into the night. Proceeds to Planned Parenthood. (Thursday, The Footlight, $7–$10 suggested)

8. Don’t be scared of Your Worst Nightmare, a show about fears featuring marginalized artists who use their work to share personal experiences, including Mary Jo Bono, Chandler Moses, Ashley Giorgi, and Haus of Umpteen Corpses. (Thursday, The Glove, $5)

9. Wander through diverse art at MoCADA’s Fall 2016 Opening Reception, with three different exhibitions: “Surrogate Skin: The Biology of Objects,” “Diagram of the Heart,” and “Tea Time.” (Friday, Museum of the Contemporary African Diaspora, FREE)

10. Embody a character at the Cabaret Party, an interactive, immersive theatrical experience, with musical performances, burlesque, spoken word poetry, magic, and plenty of surprises. (Friday, Mister Rogers, $10)

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