The 10 best cheap things to do this week, abridged Bard edition

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Scream out your feels at Shouting at the Screen (#8). Photo by Mindy Tucker via Alamo Drafthouse

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

1. Hear belligerent tales at ASS: Antagonist Storytelling Series, where Nathaniel Cocca-Bates, Anthony Corbalis, Shalewa Sharp, and Adam Selbst will talk about awful things they’ve done, without shame. (Monday, Bushwick Public House, FREE)

2. Luxuriate in literature at Books Beneath the Bridge, tonight presented by Community Bookstore and welcoming Jill Eisenstadt to read from Swell, a darkly funny novel about a haunted house in Rockaway. (Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

3. Listen to artistic ladies at I Love Pussy Power, an art show, screening, discussion, and open mic co-hosted by the 1718 Art Collective and featuring Butterfly Mush, My Life in Yellow, Art for Skins, and more. (Tuesday, Living Gallery, FREE)

4. Get your groans ready for Punderdome 3000, everyone’s favorite puntastic punstravaganza, hosted by Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8)

5. Bust some ghosts with Brooklyn Paranormal Society at The Case of the Creaky Wine Bar, an interactive investigation involving a supernatural spell book. (Wednesday, West Wine Bar, FREE)

6. Answer all the boozy questions at Beer Trivia, with four rounds of competition, tap specials, and sudsy prizes for the champs; hosted by Beerded Ladies and Graft Cider. (Wednesday, Glorietta Baldy, FREE)

7. Booze it up with the Bard at Hedgepig Ensemble’s A Taste of Shakespeare, with three plays in an hour: “Tiny Tempest,” “1/12th Night,” and “Midsummer: Tedious & Brief” — each paired with a beer. (Thursday, The Well, FREE)

8. Yell your feelings at Shouting at the Screen, where Wyatt Cenac and Donwill screen blaxploitation films while hollering about all the things that are wrong with them. (Thursday, Alamo Drafthouse, $15)

9. Get nostalgic at the skint’s Cruel Summer: ’80s & ’90s Dance Party, with 10-piece cover band The Engagements, Party Like It’s 1999’s DJ Steve Reynolds, music video sing-alongs by SecretFormula, and more; costumes encouraged. (Friday, Bell House, $5)

10. Celebrate diversity in performance at Swell, a showcase for QTPOC featuring Lotushalves, Eko Universe, Mooncha, DJ Lotus Moon, and Flowergaze. (Friday, Gold Sounds, $5)

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