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The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, drag king edition

Bend some genders with drag king Goldie Peacock (#4)
Bend some genders with drag king Goldie Peacock (#5) (pic by Michael Wakefield)

1. Spook yourself silly at Are You Afraid of the Dark?, a scary storytelling show with chilling tales and then an open mic for you to add your own. (Monday, Precious Metal, FREE)

2. Cast some spells at the Samhain Ritual + Celebration, with live music from Espejismo, Mandy & The Mandys, and Coven of Mima Good, plus interactive art, cursed cocktails, and more. (Monday, Catland, $15)

🎃 For plenty more Halloween events, check out our ghoulish roundup🎃

3. Learn a lot about a very strange food at Tasteless: An Illustrated History of Jell-O Salad, with a presentation of a variety of salads followed by a lecture on their jiggly, colorful history. (Tuesday, Morbid Anatomy Museum, $10)

4. Laugh in a ladylike way at BanterGirl and L.O.C.A.’s Damn, She’s Funny!, a celebration of comedic gals featuring Kerry Coddett, Michelle Wolf, Emma Willmann, Subhah Agarwal, Liza Treyger, Janelle James, and Aparna Nancherla. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $8)

5. Be dazzled at Hallowang: Wang Newton’s #1 Variety Show, featuring burlesque, aerial, fire arts, and drag kings and queens Spikey Van Dykey, Goldie Peacock, Salvadora Dalí, Vigor Mortis, and Alexander the Great. (Wednesday, House of Yes, $15)

6. Watch comedians play matchmaker at Friends of Single People, where top comics like Kevin Iso, Naomi Ekperigin, and Myq Kaplan stand in for single strangers in a wacky live dating game. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $10)

7. Take an artful stroll before it gets too cold at the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk, with 18 art spaces open late for your browsing pleasure. (Thursday, Dumbo, FREE)

8. Enjoy a “transformative night of immersive psychomagick” at Laughter in the Darkness, a bicoastal bimonthly event featuring comedians Greg Barris, Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, Seth Herzog, and musical guest Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches. (Thursday, Baby’s All Right, $12)

9. Add a new dimension at Head Space, a curated evening of 3D animated and stop-motion shorts showcasing a “gradation of approaches to 3D media,” from digital manipulation to unique uses for clay. (Friday, Spectacle Theater, $5)

10. Gauge the state of art in our fair city at a screening & panel discussion of New York Is Now, a documentary spin through NYC’s contemporary art scene; panelists include street-artists, photographers, writers, and editors. (Friday, Brooklyn Fire Proof, FREE)

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