The 10 best cheap things to do this week, Italian acrobatics edition

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Be dazzled by Rudi Macaggi (#6). Photo via Facebook

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

1. Laugh your way into the week at Side Ponytail Comedy, with Selena Coppock, Salma Zaky, Victor Varnado, and Luke Touma. (Monday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

2. Show your slayer spirit at Once More With Feeling, a shadowcast of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with actors from Newly Human Productions singing and dancing along with everyone’s favorite musical TV episode. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Try another live-action adaptation at The Sopranos (The Play)’s Little Sopranos, a comedy born at the Annoyance Theater (RIP) directed by Mary Houlihan and Nick Naney. (Tuesday, The Footlight, FREE)

4. Get hilariously morbid at The Scientists; this month’s theme is “dead bodies” and will feature comedic lectures from Phoebe Robinson, Jo Firestone, and Bowen Yang, plus actual science from Bess Lovejoy. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $6)

5. Schmooze with creatives at BRIC’s Summer Art Social, with open studios, gallery tours, a “wall of sound,” film screening, and music from DJs Adam R and Oscar Nñ of Papi Juice. (Wednesday, BRIC House, FREE)

6. Be dazzled by Wondershow, an evening of magic and variety acts featuring knife-throwing by The Great Throwdini, variety arts by Chris McDaniel, Italian acrobatics by Rudi Macaggi, and ballet by Aurora Black. (Wednesday, House of Yes, $20)

7. Ride down south for Q Train, Ditmas Park’s only queer party, with queer bingo hosted by Flora de Lis, live performances by Thee Suburbia and Nico, and music by DJ Gogo Gadget. (Thursday, Sycamore, FREE)

8. Have your mind blown at Force Majeure Vaudeville, with juggler Michael Karas, fire goddess Sage Sovereign, clowns Jeff & Buttons, burlesque strongwoman Betsy Propane, and much more. (Thursday, Coney Island, $15)

9. Booze it up at The Cocktail Experiment, a speakeasy where everyone brings a unique liquid libation for the bartender to turn into an unusual drink. (Friday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE w/ ingredient)

10. Groove your buns off at Tropical Dance Party, with DJs spinning tropical house, cumbia, reggae, and afro beats into the wee hours. (Friday, Lot 45, FREE)

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