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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, dog days of summer edition

[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 off smart at Science on Tap, an evening of astronomy with talks by Nobel Laureate Brian Schmidt, Philip Liebrecht of NASA, and Professor Matt O’Dowd. (Monday, Brooklyn Brewery, $15; includes a beer)

2. Don’t fall overboard at Tight Ship Comedy, with stand-up and character performances from Mike Brown, Jay Malsky, Rachel Joravsky, Blair Socci, and Shalewa Sharpe. (Monday, Freddy’s, FREE)

3. Girls to the front at the three-year anniversary of Am I Write, Ladies?, with performances, visual arts, and more from women and gender-nonconforming artists including Anushka Patil, Ami Madeleine, and Rachel Lipstein. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $10)

4. Or check out ladies being manly at The Two-Year Beefshow Anniversary, with 20+ performers including Ray Valenz , Sugar Mamasota, Tommy Venus, Velvet Kensington, and many more. (Tuesday, Bizarre Bar, $10 suggested)

5. Hear marvelous music at Talks and Turntables, a lecture-turned-dance-party with talks on hot historical Greenpoint gossip, NYC’s Summer of Love, and more. (Wednesday, Magick City, FREE)

6. Hear horrifying tales at Risk Live, where people tell “true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public,” tonight with Guitler Raphael, Blair Socci, and more. (Wednesday, Bell House, $15)

7. Move to the beat at Live at the Archway, with interactive art installations, live music from female-fronted Afrobeat group Underground System, and more tunes from DJ Ducttape. (Thursday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

8. Get your game on at BKR Talks, with presentations, a panel discussion, and Q&A on New York indie video games with Mark Kleback, Nitzan Bartov, Lauren Gardner, Prash Thapan, and more. (Thursday, Brooklyn Research, FREE)

9. Be dazzled at the Blunderland Variety Show, with burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer performances by Julie Atlas Muz, Aurelia Thierree, Olivia Porter, Jellyboy the Clown, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

10. Get zapped with the giggles at Electric Laughs, featuring comedians Lindsay Thiesen, Randall Otis, Marie Faustin, Matt Pavich, Kevin Sean, and more. (Friday, Franklin Electric, FREE)

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