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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, brotherly love edition

Laugh yourself silly with the Kondabolu Brothers (#2). Photo via Facebook
Laugh yourself silly with the Kondabolu Brothers (#2). 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. Get dramatico at the In Scena! Italian Theater Festival, a weeklong event with performances across the city; tonight check out two performed readings: “The Woman Who Reads” and “The Healer.” (Monday, South Oxford Space, FREE)

2. Laugh it up at the reliably hilarious Night Train comedy show, guest-hosted this evening by the Kondabolu Brothers and featuring Rojo Perez, Chelsea Hood, Carmen Lagala, May Wilkerson, Chris Garcia, Danny Jolles. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Prove your S-K-I-L-L with W-O-R-D-S at Spell That Sh*t, a monthly adult spelling competition hosted by Tobly McSmith and Mister Lady; winners get fame and fortune, or at least some prizes. (Tuesday, The Metropolitan, FREE)

4. Admire art and artists at The Mothership’s Second Tuesday Salon, with presentations from artist-in-residence Claire Zakiewicz, Bergen Art Book Fair founder Cecilie A. Størkson, and experimental video artist Erica Schreiner. (Tuesday, The Mothership, FREE)

5. Show off your STEM smarts at Trivia Night: Sensational Science, presented by Science Friday and TrivWorks, with multiple rounds of team trivia and a smorgasbord of sciency prizes. (Wednesday, Bell House, $15)

6. Chomp your way through the very last Devour Hour, with comedy from Anthony P. DeVito, Julia Claire, Alingon Mitra, Chelsea Devantez, Paul Julmeus, and Casey Balsham — plus free pizza. (Wednesday, Hank’s Saloon, FREE)

7. Celebrate femininity at the Wild Women Tea Party, featuring female artists of various mediums, genres, and backgrounds, including music, sonic vibrations, live painting, palm reading, face painting, henna, and more. (Thursday, Five Myles, $10 suggested)

8. Get lit with the literary at the Red Ink Series, a reading and panel discussion on the topic of “resilience” featuring Morgan Jerkins, Jami Attenberg, Esmé Weijun Wang, Elizabeth Crane, and Scaachi Koul. (Thursday, powerHouse, FREE)

9. Be weird at Heartbreak Hotel, a five-hour durational performance-art evening with bells, whistles, fog, and Angeli, Camila Cañeque, David Ian Bellows/Griess, Sigrid Lauren, and Whitney Mallett. (Friday, Grace Exhibition Space, $5–$15 suggested)

10. Dance your face off at The Holy Trinity Party, a late-night rager with DJs Dame Luz, Wassup Gina, and A D A I R spinning Bey, Riri, and Nicki into the wee hours. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $10)

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