The 10 best cheap things to do this week, cumbia under the bridge edition

by -
Baile the night away with Los Cupleaños (#7). Photo courtesy of Los Cupleaños

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

1. Start your week aggressively at ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Show, where Jake Hart, Nick Padilla, Sean O’Brien, Dave Piccolomini, and Petey DeAbreu will tell you about all the awful things they’ve done. (Monday, Tender Trap, FREE)

2. Or start it laughing at the reliably terrific Night Train comedy show, this week with guest host David Cross and featuring Beth Stelling, Matteo Lane, Rob Cantrell, Ramon Rivas II, and Ramy Youssef. (Monday, Littlefield, $5)

3. Hear from your neighbors from all over the world at Adopting Brooklyn as Home, where BHS shares oral histories from its archives told by Puerto Rican, West Indian, European, and African immigrants, some going back 100 years. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

4. See collective dramatic actions at the This Is Not Normal Preview Cabaret, a series of five-minute teasers of plays to be performed at Brick Theater’s monthlong arts and activism festival. (Tuesday, Brick Theater, FREE)

5. Be here and queer AF at the Brooklyn Pride Party, with food, drink, artwork, and performances by many of Brooklyn’s LGBTQ artists. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, FREE)

6. Love the ladies at Girls to the Front, with music photography by 16 gals on display, plus live acoustic performances and food from Screamer’s Pizza. (Wednesday, Silent Barn, FREE)

7. Kick off an excellent outdoor music series at the first Live at the Archway of the season, featuring all-female Brazilian drum line FogoAzul as well as Los Cumpleaños, who play classic cumbia, porro, son caribeño, salsa criolla, and bullerengue from Colombia. (Thursday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

8. Bend some genders at Nightwood, a drag-king competition inspired by Djuana Barnes’ gothic lesbian novel, featuring Alex Patrick Dyck, Katy Pyle, Sarah Zapata, Shitney Queers, and many more. (Thursday, Secret Project Robot, $5)

9. Buzz over to The Wild Honey Pie’s Beehive, with music by nine bands, bubbly drink specials, a snack buffet from Harvest Snaps, backyard games, food trucks, and honey bee decor. (Friday, The Well, FREE)

10. Hear about horrible films at The Flophouse, a live podcast taping where comedians Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington watch terrible movies and then discuss how bad they were. (Friday, Bell House, $15)

Want more? Check out our full events calendar and add your own event today!

Wouldn’t you love to have all these events in your inbox? Subscribe!

Related Articles


Don your ugly sweater, kick it with Krampus, shout BINGO at the devil, fire up the filth, get your boat rocked, and more ways to live up your weekend.


Don't believe your eyes, say adieu, come for the weird & stay for the comedy, see hardcore photography, have a punderful time & more ways to rule your week.


December babies tend to either get lumped in with the holidays or not have enough friends in town to merit a birthday party. Come celebrate their struggle.


Shop holiday markets, pump up the jams, conjure an ex hex, kava good time, and more ways to win the weekend.


Leave a Reply