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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, end of this goddamn year edition

Kick the crap out of this god-forsaken year with The Hipster Heartthrob (#)
Kick the crap out of this god-forsaken year with The Hipster Heartthrob (#6)

1. Show off your smarts at Trivia Tuesdays with NYC Trivia League; prizes range from gift cards to free tix to shows at Bell House and Union Hall. (Tuesday, Fawkner, FREE)

2. Discern what it means to be human at The Adventures of Minami: The Robot From Japan Who Makes You Feel Safe When Loneliness Is Palpable, in which an android gets passed along from household to household. (Tuesday, The Brick, $18)

3. Show your love at the Swipe Left ACLU Benefit Show, with comedy from John Fugelsang, Jordan Carlos, Frank Conniff, Jo Firestone, and David Feldman. (Wednesday, Union Hall, $10)

4. Fight fight fight at Death Match 2, with no-ring wrestling between The Hipster Heartthrob and MAGMA, plus music from Unstoppable Death Machines and Tight Fright. (Wednesday, Tender Trap, FREE)

5. Smash your way into the middle of Chanukah at a free screening of The H3brew Hammer. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Bazaar, FREE)

6. Lend your literary talents to the Writers’ Slam, where you can read anything you’ve got: poetry, spoken word, stand-up, prose, even literary-based performance art. (Thursday, Muchmore’s, FREE)

7. Find the intersection between faith and fact at Oh My Science Presents A Serious Religious Ceremony, with a science-y sermon, scripture, and a singalong. (Thursday, Videology, FREE)

8. Dance it out for those we’ve lost at Fuck Off 2016, a tribute to George Michael, Prince, David Bowie, and all the other greats gone this year. (Thursday, House of Yes, FREE w/ RSVP)

9. Come together in tribute at Remembrance Gathering: Friends of Oakland, with an open mic for sharing plus performances by Reaches, MegaBog, Bernard Herman, Fluct, Lily Lake, Amy Mills, and Headcase. (Friday, The Glove, $10)

10. Get totally tubular at the Tainted Love ’80s Dance Party, with DJ Jane Elizabeth spinning all the new wave, synthpop, and glam rock your booty can handle. (Friday, Bell House, FREE)

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