Guerilla Toss is ready to rock the hell out of Market Hotel (#4) (pic by Walter Wlodarczyk)

1. Celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade at Shout Your Abortion, a benefit for NYAAF with speakers, music, film screenings, zines, performances and a raffle with prizes from Babeland, Jon Good Chocolates and more. (Friday, Living Gallery, FREE)

2. See a slew of dancers at FLICfest, showcasing independent choreography all weekend. Each performance includes two full-length dance theater works. (Friday & Saturday, Irondale Center, $25)

3. Get yer giggles in at Bitches Brew comedy & variety show, this week featuring Missy Baker, Shane Torres, Jake Head, Sarah Tollemache and more. (Friday, Halyards, FREE)

4. Prove that DIY WILL NEVER DIE at the triumphant grand reopening of Market Hotel—acts tonight and tomorrow include Kill Alters, Dreamcrusher, Guerilla Toss, Body Actualized Control DJs and special surprise guests. (Friday & Saturday, Market Hotel, $10)

5. Go all the way with Wasabassco at the Way Station, with burlesque performances by Evelyn Vinyl, Giovanna De’Lamour, Nasty Canasta and Peekaboo Pointe. (Friday, Way Station, $20)

6. Shop strange at the Full Moon Market, which promises metaphysical perfumes, magik cleaning supplies, macabre jewelry, occult pottery and other unusual delights. (Saturday, Catland, FREE)

7. Watch some super amazing dancing at Step Afrika!, with Brooklyn-based step group Regime opening. (Saturday, BRIC, $20)

8. Cheer on some very talented makers as their unusual machines duke it out at the annual Cardboard Robot Battle death match. (Saturday, Standard Toykraft, $18)

9. Get spiritual at Moonifest 2016, an evening of guided movement and meditation with queer performance collective A Beautiful Desperation. (Saturday, LAVA Studios, FREE)

10. Laugh it up at Comic Sans, with comedians including Aaron Kominos-Smith, Ken Schultz and Tim Ellis — plus free candy! (Saturday, Over the Eight, FREE)

11. Groove out at Accidents Will Happen, a celebration of the songs of Elvis Costello featuring more than 20 musicians and bands, like Charming Disaster, Shannon McArdle, Susan Hwang and David Benjoya. (Saturday, Freddy’s, FREE)

12. Explore the rhythms outside your window with Think Olio’s Rock-n-Rolio workshop, where beatbox artist and National Geographic grantee Ben Mirin (a.k.a. DJ EcoTone) will teach you to mix nature sounds with original music. (Saturday, Nowhere Studios, $25)

13. Mix it all up at the 10 year anniversary of drag collective Switch n Play’s Staches & Lashes, with performances by Fem Appeal, Vada James and Maximum Capacity. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7–$15)

14. See some stunts at Slingshot’s Antik Roadshow, including Fire Siren Tara McManus, Flying Diva Torrie Ogilvie, Lascivious Lady Erika Rosell and Burning Fuckboy [we have no idea what this means!] John O’Mahoney. (Saturday, Aviv, $10)

15. Shake it monochromatically at the Braven Ball Black & White Masquerade, with DJs, performances by Lady Circus acrobats and plenty of Braven beer. (Saturday, House of Yes, $15 in costume/$20 boring)

16. Start your morning off a little violently with Nitehawk’s Tarantino Brunch Series, this weekend showing Reservoir Dogs. (Sunday, Nitehawk Cinema, $11)

17. We all want to believe — prove it at Alphaville’s premier screening of the first new X-Files episode in 14 years, with classic episodes all evening leading up to the main event. (Sunday, Alphaville, FREE)

18. Heal thyself at the Self-Love Open House, an evening of seasonal vibrations, energy work, reiki, and meditation. (Sunday, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, FREE)

19. Cheer for independent book culture at Topos’s first birthday. (Sunday, Topos Bookstore Café, FREE)

20. Gawk at some gals and their very unusual skills at Force Majeure Vaudeville: Ladyweirdo Edition, with gals doing everything from swallowing swords to making obscene balloon animals. (Sunday, Cobra Club, $15)

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