Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, sexy dance edition

You can see why they call her the Maine Attraction [photo by Joe Carabeo]

You can see why they call her the Maine Attraction [photo by Joe Carabeo]

1. Start your week off sexy with a new monthly cabaret at C’mon Everybody, featuring sultry burlesquing from the Maine Attraction, Gal Friday, Voodoo Onyx, and Storm & Jerome, hosted by famed drag king Murray Hill. (Monday, FREE)

2. Or start it off science-y, by taking a Microbe Safari at the Brooklyn Brainery, where you’ll learn about the 100 trillion bacterial cells you’re inadvertently hosting (not recommended for hypochondriacs). (Monday, $10)

3. Heal thyself at Harriet’s Apothecary Freedom Schoolan intentional space where you can explore alternative healing and wellness strategies. Part of MoCADA’s Soul of Bk Festival, an annual exploration of art & culture in Brooklyn’s African diaspora. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Get cheesy at a pizza-themed comedy & variety show at Over the Eight, featuring a dance piece based on pizza, a keynote speech on the importance of pizza, and obviously free pizza for all. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Check out new film series Night of Noir, this week showing Akira Kurasawa’s High and Low, with an introduction and post-screening discussion led by David Erhlich, editor of film magazine Little White Lies. (Wednesday, FREE)

6. Parade down Bedford Ave and then dance your face off at Bar Matchless: it’s another installment of brass band bonanza The Hunger, featuring Hungry March Band, Funkrust Brass Band, and New York Fowl Harmonic. (Wednesday, $10)

7. Head to Union Hall for How May We Hate You?, with stories, games, and standup about working in nametag hell. And if you’re still craving laughs, stick around for Literati, where comedians in character (and often wigs) perform staged readings of unwritten books. (Wednesday, $10 / $8)

8. It’s the 2-year anniversary of the Folk Circus, a variety show that combines carnival acts and live music: after imposing a plot onto a band’s album, the team of contortionists, fire-breathers, and acrobats perform the story while the band plays the album live. (Wednesday, $7 suggested)

9. The Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective of musicians with roots in Indian classical music, comes to Pioneer Works, featuring sets from Neel Murgai Ensemble, Karavika, and Arun Ramamurthy Trio. (Friday, $10)

10. Ever wondered whether British teen TV dramas are better than ours? TV Hangover says maybe, showcasing episodes from two different shows: Skins and Misfits, with associated drinking games, trivia, and more. (Friday, $5)

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