Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, fancy footwear edition

Start the week off on the right foot. Photo via the Bata Shoe Museum

1. Launch some paperbacks at the Franklin Park Reading Series, this month featuring Will Chancellor, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Karolina Waclawiak, J. Robert Lennon, and Mira Jacob. (Monday, FREE)

2. Cringe-laugh through the Wonderful World of Boning, where host Lux Alptraum and comedians Joe Garden and Julio Torres mock classic sex-ed videos. (Monday, $8)

3. Learn about the secret lives of artists like Toulouse-Lautrec, Yoko Ono, and more at the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Join the Brooklyn Laundry Social Club at the Living Gallery for a panel discussion on “Economic Democracy in a Gentrifying City.” (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Bottle up some bug juice and head to McCarren Park for SumerScreen’s showing of Wet Hot American Summer. (Wednesday, FREE)

6. See a crazy amount of music and the five-day Prospect Heights Music & Arts Festival, with performances from 70+ bands at the Way Station, Branded Saloon, Soda Bar, The Saint Catherine, and Tooker Alley, plus exhibitions at Brooklyn Brainery, Brooklyn Metal Works, Haiti Cultural Exchange, and more. (Starts Wednesday, FREE)

7. Why wait until it’s cold to enjoy Halloween-Christmas? Head to Covenhoven for a special selection of holiday ales, and get $1 off if you come in costume. (Thursday, FREE)

8. Get your fill of footwear during the Brooklyn Museum’s Art Off the Wall event, featuring a panel discussion, performances, a live collaborative mural painting, and a dance party, all inspired by the current exhibit, “The Rise of Sneaker Culture.” (Thursday, FREE with museum admission)

9. Head to Prospect Park for the Celebrate Brooklyn screening of the 1926 silent film The Son of the Sheik, with live accompaniment from the Alloy Orchestra. (Friday, FREE)

10. Get real playful at the Come Out & Play Festival, where the Dumbo Archway is made over into an arcade filled with life-size and interactive video games.

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