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

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Drag and burlesque on a Monday… oh my. (Photo by David Shankbone)

1. It’s another installment of the Maine Attraction’s monthly alt-burlesque show at C’mon Everybody, hosted tonight by drag king Murray Hill and starring Dirty Martini, Dame Cuchifrita, and Puss N’ Boots. (Monday, FREE)

2. Get ready for some homoerotic strangeness: the Living Gallery is screening two of influential underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s short works: Lucifer Rising and Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome. (Monday, $5)

3. The Masters of Social Gastronomy lecture series presents their Halloween edition: Foods That Go Bump in the Night. Talks will include frightening topics like famous cannibals, mass hallucinations caused by rye fungus, and how monster myths have influenced culinary history. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Funny ladies Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson host 2 Dope Queens, a monthly standup & storytelling show at Union Hall. Tonight’s performers include Seaton Smith, Matteo Lane, and Jacqueline Novak. (Tuesday, $10)

5. Bring your scarlet begonias and boxes of rain to Grateful D(J)ed Night at Threes Brewing, with tunes spun by Nationals bassist Scott Devendorf, plus Dead cover band Cryptical Envelopment. (Wednesday, FREE)

6. It’s Back to the Future day: the very day Marty McFly visits his future self in the movie’s sequel! What better way to celebrate than by watching Back to the Future 2 at Nitehawk Cinema with a trivia contest after the movie? (Wednesday, $12)

7. Get immersed at Gemini & Scorpio, where Letter of Marquee Theater Company presents Swordraiser: The Witchy Thicket Jamboree, a performance party with music, magic, dance, riddles, a poker tournament, and more. (Thursday, $10)

8. If you need to pregame for the weekend, head to the Graham for new late-night dance party Brooklandia, an ’00s throwback night DJ’d by Alex English and Tolga Brogan. (Thursday, FREE)

9. Despite last weekend’s chill, we’re still so excited about the NYC Parks’ outdoor October monster movie series. So grab a blanket (or three) and head to Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge for tonight’s screening of Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  (Friday, FREE)

10. Or for a literary pre-Halloween evening, try celebrating the release of What’s Up, Grim?, a book of actual quotes from folks on a New Jersey haunted hayride, at Molasses Books. The Grim Reaper him(her?)self will reportedly be in attendance. (Friday, FREE)

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