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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, deck the Hall & Oates edition

I CAN go for that. (#6)
I CAN go for that. (#6)

1. Enliven your literary self at the Franklin Park Reading Series season finale, featuring mystery writer and social activist Walter Mosley, plus fiction writers and memoirists Teddy Wayne, Jason Diamond, Alice Sola Kim, and Janice Lee. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

2. Get your panties in a slight bunch at Titillating Trivia Night, an hour and a half of “mildly offensive” questions about movies, hosted by John Duda & Ryan Davis at a volunteer-operated theater. (Monday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Listen as book people pick up guitars at the Battle of the Literary Bands, featuring ukulele swing from The Dottie Parkers, power pop from No Sky God, ’80s Americana from The Delorean Sisters, and more; proceeds go to PEN America. (Tuesday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

4. Get some shiny new used kitchen equipment at Brooklyn Based‘s Great Cook Swap, where you can trade in your boring cookware for neat stuff that you’re really actually going to use. With drink specials too! (Tuesday, 61 Local, FREE)

5. Score some sweet duds at Bushwick Print Lab’s seventh-annual Art of the T, an art show and holiday pop-up market full of silk-screened wearables made by your neighborhood Brooklyn artists. (Wednesday, Cobra Club, FREE)

6. Whether you’re a man-eater or a rich girl, don your ’80s best for Deck the Hall & Oates, a cover-band bonanza full of fake celebrities and “bumbling sass.” (Wednesday, Knitting Factory, $10)

7. Learn about the crazy world of sports photography at the Who Shot Sports Roundtable, with Al Bello, Simon Bruty, John Huet, and Walter Iooss Jr., presented in conjunction with the exhibit Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

8. Hear haunting tunes at Ghost Ensemble, a showcase of experimental classical music from Teodora Stepancic, Ben Richter, Elizabeth Adams, Kristina Wolfe, and Andrew C. Smith. (Thursday, Invisible Dog, $15)

9. Say yet another farewell to yet another Bk space at the 99¢ Plus Gallery’s Goodbye Party + Open Studios, with art, holiday gifts, and collector items to browse and buy. (Friday 99¢ Plus Gallery, FREE)

10. Get your grinch on at Krampusfest Anti-Christmas Party, with rituals, fire performances, holiday pix on Krampus’s lap, hexed cider, and music from Espejismo, New Myths, Mima Good, and a place both wonderful and strange. (Friday, Catland, $15)

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