Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, queer spectacle edition

DJ Econ is waiting to spin you into tomorrow morning (#2) (pic by Tinker Coalescing)

DJ Econ will spin you into tomorrow morning (#2) (pic by Tinker Coalescing)

1. Celebrate three years of the always wacky alt-comedy / variety show Night Train With Wyatt Cenac, featuring Eugene Mirman, Seaton C. Smith, Aparna Nancherla, and more, plus free pie and empanadas. (Monday, $8)

2. Or celebrate three years of queer performance art / dance party Hot Fruit, with eight musical acts, seven drag performers, murals, theatrics, literal hot fruit hors d’oeuvres, and DJ Econ spinning late into the night. (Monday, $5 to $10 suggested)

3. Kicking off a week of Comic Arts Brooklyn, tonight is a graphic novel book launch double-header at Desert Island: Jane Mai’s collection of twenty-something diary comics See You Next Tuesday and Julia Wertz’s critically acclaimed (and Janeane Garofolo-introduced) Drinking at the Movies. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Halloween may be over but you can still get bloody at Bushwick Burlesque’s Good Old Fashioned Menstrual Show, starring Darlinda Just Darlinda, Jo Boobs, Deity Delgado, Scary Ben, and many more. (Tuesday, $7 to $20 suggested)

5. The days are (sniffle!) getting colder, so why not learn to cook like you’re in the frozen Norse tundra? Brooklyn Brewery hosts Edible Brooklyn’s How to Prepare a Nordic Feast, with help from Bröd Kitchen, Rekorderlig, Revolving Dansk, and Unna Bakery. (Wednesday, $10)

6. Gowanus Art & Production is bringing a new dance show to the fabulous Green Building: Steeldance, showcasing the unique choreography of Teri Lee and Oliver Steele. (Wednesday, $15)

7. Hear an evening’s worth of “performance, provocations, and presentations” at the Van Allen Variety Show, including a conversation about gentrification between DW Gibson and Dylan Gauthier, a talk on Brownsville by post-parole youth, and more. (Thursday, $7)

8. See Drama of Works’ Henson Award–winning adaptation of Washington Irving’s Sleepy Hollow, done in a half-dozen different types of shadow puppetry and including a live original musical score. (Thursday, $12)

9. North Brooklyn’s art scene gets all the attention—tonight celebrate a brand new cultural venue down south, Bay Ridge Art Space, with their inaugural group show, New Ovington Village, featuring 30 artists from the neighborhood. (Friday, FREE)

10. Head to The Diamond to start the weekend off right: by stuffing your face at El Jefe’s Nachoria, a National Nacho Day pop-up, featuring four different splendid varieties. (Friday, FREE)

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