The 10 best cheap things to do this week, ’70s throwback edition

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Have a disco flashback with Apathy Angel (#6). Photo via Facebook

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Hear some lovely literature while watching the sunset at the HIP Lit Summer Series, featuring David Burr Gerrard, Hannah Lillith Assadi, Emmanuel Iduma, Deirdre Coyle, and Kyle Lucia Wu. (Monday, Nowadays, FREE)

2. Laugh it up at Night Train With Wyatt Cenac, with comedians Yamaneika Saunders, Kyle Ayers, Django Gold, Brian Babylon, Blair Socci, and Martin Morrow. (Monday, the ~new~ Littlefield, $5)

3. Gain some peace of mind at Death and Dharma, a new series focusing on the hereafter, with a lecture and meditation on “The Undying Mystery of Death” led by Brooklyn Zen Center dharma teacher Greg Snyder. (Tuesday, Green-Wood Cemetery, sliding scale)

4. Play a late-night game at Midnight Snack’s JeoparDIY, hosted by Ad Hoc’s Ric Leichtung with contestants Liz Pelly, Kris Petersen, and John J Rambo, plus plenty of audience participation. (Tuesday, Sunnyvale, FREE)

5. Learn some neat stuff at Women in STEMfest, an evening celebrating women blazing their way in science, featuring Alicia Pérez-Porro, Dr. Kelly Reidy, and Casey Lardner. (Wednesday, 61 Local, $5 suggested)

6. Get real groovy at Flashback to the ’70s, an exploration of disco counterculture with performances by Apathy Angel, Dottie Dynamo, Edie Nightcrawler, Mia Julep, and Scarlett Lace. (Wednesday, Cobra Club, $15)

7. Bro out at Dudes Being Dudes Being Dudes, a totally macho comedy show featuring zero straight fellas, just queer guys and ladies in dude-drag: Eman El-Husseini, Rae Sanni, Marcia Belsky, Selena Coppock, and more. (Thursday, Threes Brewing, FREE)

8. Pretend it’s 4/20 with a Dude Double FeatureDude, Where’s My Car and The Big Lebowski, plus giveaways from High Times magazine and themed food and drink specials. (Thursday, Nitehawk Cinema, $20)

9. Wish a warm welcome back to Union Hall at their Reopening Celebration, with an extended happy hour, giveaways, performances by The Nightowls, Courtesy Tier, and Jessi Robertson, late-night Karaoke Tremendous, and more. (Friday, Union Hall, FREE / $8 for music)

10. Travel to India at the Bollywood Blowout, an evening of exhilarating song-and-dance sequences, moving melodrama, over-the-top stunt-work, and mythological mayhem curated by Russell Scholl. (Friday, City Reliquary, $10)

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