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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, up in flames edition

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

1. Be wowed by wonderful words at the Sackett Street Literary Series, with readings from program alums Kathleen Flynn, Adalena Kavanagh, Chiwoniso Kaitano, and Miranda Beverly-Whittemore. (Monday, Books Are Magic, FREE)

2. See what’s over the sexual horizon at The Future of Sex: Tinder, Teledildonics, and Sex in 2020, with sexperts Tina Horn, Mal Harrison, Dr Tammy Nelson, and Sue “Jaye” Johnson. (Monday, The Fifth House, $10.80 with code BROKELYN)

3. Fill up on tales at the launch of 1-Minute Meals: Stories of Food & Community in New York, with 22 short films and a panel discussion with Denisse Lina Chavez of El Atoradero, Michael Rogak of JoMart Chocolates, and Helen You of Dumpling Galaxy. (Tuesday, Museum of Food & Drink, $15)

4. Learn a bunch about buskers at Making Music Under New York, a discussion and performance with MTA Arts & Design manager Lydia Bradshaw, blues singer Azusa SHESHE Dance, and Cajun cellist Sean Grissom. (Tuesday, NY Transit Museum, $5 with code BROKELYN5)

5. Try not to catch fire at Combustion NYC!, an evening of performances from more than a dozen artists, including Cinder Petrichor, Erika Rosell, Madame Vivien V, Sage Sovereign, The Glitter Viking, and more. (Wednesday, Maria Hernandez Park, FREE)

6. Laugh enormously at Goliath Comedy, starring Tony Brooklyn, Chewy May, Gabriel Pacheco, Amanda Kay Holstien Sr., Liz Barrett, and Patrick Goldsmith. (Wednesday, Cantina Royal, FREE)

7. Witness wild feats at Force Majeure Vaudeville, with beatboxing by Kaila Mullady, contortion by Ellie Steingraeber, clowning by Kaitlin Kaufman, Latin burlesque by Tiny D, and much more. (Thursday, Cobra Club, $10)

8. Have your fill of drama at There’s No Crying in Drag!, a night of love and acceptance featuring performances by Cream Victoria, Krymson Scholar, Pierretta Viktori, Sugar Magnolia, and a lot more. (Thursday, Bizarre Bushwick, $10)

9. See some strange television at Live-Dubbed Sitcoms, where comedians improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of Saved by the Bell, Full House, and The Big Bang Theory. (Friday, Videology, $5)

10. Go old-school at Halfway Crooks, a celebration of hip-hop and the genres it samples, brought to you by Magnify NY and featuring live MCs and DJs Dash Speaks, Max August, and Noumenon. (Friday, Ceremony, FREE until midnight)

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