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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, day off edition

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

1. Get patriotic AF at the House of Yes Labor Day Extravaganza, 12 solid hours of hot meat and dirty dancing, with plenty of “American realness” encouraged. (Monday, House of Yes, FREE)

2. Find all the beats at Lemon, No Lemon, a hip-hop showcase featuring emerging MCs and producers including Mr Wiggles, HoneyChrome, Trevor the Trashman, and Voltron Blk. (Monday, Project Parlor, FREE)

3. Groan a gazillion groans at Punderdome 3000, everyone’s favorite punning competition, hosted by Jo Firestone and her Rodney Dangerfield–impersonator dad. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8)

4. Practice your vibrato for Sing It Loud, Sing It Proud for Houston, an evening of karaoke with 10% of the night’s proceeds going toward the Montrose Center, working to help the LGBTQ community affected by Harvey. (Tuesday, Butter & Scotch, FREE)

5. Delve into life in this amazing borough at the opening of Brooklyn Photographs, showcasing sets of work by 11 photographers, from childhood in Williamsburg in the 1960s to Bushwick street life in the 1980s. (Wednesday, BRIC, FREE)

6. Laugh it up for the last time at The Final Show Show, a live talk show with host Jean Grae and guests Scott Adsit, Starlee Kine, Travon Free, Joyelle Nicole, and more. (Wednesday, Union Hall, $8)

7. Learn a lot of bizarre things at the Educated Guess Science Fair, the kickoff for this year’s Cinderblock Comedy Festival, featuring 40+ science projects made by comedians, plus stand-up, performances, and music. (Thursday, Rough Trade, $15)

8. Feel a chill down your spine at NYsferatu: Symphony of a Century, a hand-animated, silent film that reimagines Nosferatu, portraying the horrors of the unknown and the search for liberty. (Thursday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

9. Don’t break anything at Frozen Words Hot Air, a performance of live glassblowing, percussion, video, and manipulated recorded sound, inspired by the works of François Rabelais. (Friday, UrbanGlass, FREE)

10. Get to know a new side of Japan at Collision, a cross-cultural event that aims to expose Japan’s underground music and culture, featuring Shigeto, Anabel Englund, Haruka Salt, Mont Blvck, and more. (Friday, Lot 45 Bushwick, $20)

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