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The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, Colombian dance edition

Dance it up for Indigenous Peoples Day with Bulla en el Barrio (#1)
Dance it up for Indigenous Peoples Day with Bulla en el Barrio (#1)

1. Forget Columbus Day — celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with New York–based collective Bulla en el Barrio, who will present a workshop and performance of Bullerengue, a traditional cultural expression manifested through music and dance from the Colombian Caribbean and Urabá regions. (Monday, Starr Bar, FREE)

2. Dance the night away at Rothtoberfest, with Van Halen on the jukebox all night, $4 Sly Fox Oktoberfest pints, and a free beer to anyone wearing a David Lee Roth t-shirt. (Monday, The Diamond, FREE)

3. Eat your way through the ‘hood at Feast Bed-Stuy, a food & drink crawl with discounts at Peaches Hot House, Bed-Vyne Bar, The Meat Market, and more. (Tuesday, Bed-Stuy, FREE)

4. Go wild at the opening show of the annual street-band extravaganza HONK NYC!: HONK! Barbés, with Balkan soul gypsy funk from Slavic Soul Party, plus psycho-jazz-grunge ensemble The Nevermind Orchestra, an all-brass Nirvana cover band. (Tuesday, Barbés, $10 suggested)

5. Learn something boozy at Drunk Science, where intoxicated comedians Ziwe Fumudoh, Lorelei Ramirez, Brian Fass, and Ernest Myers will compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a panel of actual scientists. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $5)

6. Hear tales of terrible behavior at ASS: Antagonism Storytelling Series, where raconteurs Sean O’Brien, Karolena Theresa, Alex Monstre, and Adam Selbst share times that they were assholes on purpose. (Wednesday, Over the Eight, FREE)

7. Taste the floor at the release party for the newest 33 1/3 title: Psychocandy by Paula Mejia, with music from Big Ups, Greys, Patio, and Yucky Duckster. (Thursday, Aviv, $10)

8. Sing your heart out at Karaoke Killed the Cat, the “infamous karaoke dance party for people who never thought they’d like karaoke,” hosted by Chris Goldteeth and Lord Easy; part of Union Hall’s 10th anniversary week. (Thursday, Union Hall, FREE)

9. Treat yourself to a unique talk show at Not Quite Midnight, where comedians Jordan Temple, Lauren Maul, Katie McVay, Adam Sokol, and Tim Platt will perform and then head to the couch for a chat sesh with hosts Courtney Maginnis and Chris Calogero. (Friday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

10. Leave your mind behind for Brainwash, an “exhibition of homemade propaganda” featuring visual art, music, rituals, and more from 13 different performers. (Friday, The Glove, FREE)

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