The 10 best cheap things to do this week, massive raga edition

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Throw your hands in the air with Yalini Dream (#5)

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

1. Write your own bits at Do-It-Yourself Comedy: Come up with a funny premise, and if the host turns it into a joke, you get a free drink. Plus comedy from Liza Treyger, Nore Davis, Julio Torres, Lorelei Ramirez, and Chris Moore. (Monday, The Well, FREE)

2. Prove your smarts at Queerious March: Mysteerious Queertures, an LGBTQ-focused trivia night hosted by Ms. Quizzle with prizes, drink specials, and special guest Nyx Nocturne. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Proudly display your prettiest preserves at Cookbook Club Presents: Cured Magazine Issue 1, a celebration of all kinds of preserved foodstuffs with bites and drinks to try, plus plenty of foodies to schmooze with. (Tuesday, Archestratus Books & Food, FREE) 

4. Ready your most ridiculous wordplay and head for Punderdome 3000, Brooklyn’s favorite groan-tastic gala of punning prowess. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8)

5. Immerse yourself in Indian music at Brooklyn Raga Massive, featuring Yalini Dream, Ganavya Doraiswamy, Sharik Hasan, and Rajna Swaminathan, plus a raga jam session. (Wednesday, Art Café + Bar, $10)

6. It’s the last month of the Annoyance Theater (sob!), so now’s a good time to check out Popcorn Hour, with vintage movie scenes, improv sets based on nostalgic movie trailers, and free popcorn for all. (Wednesday, Annoyance Theater, $5)

7. Combine literature with lace at The Painted Gun, a noir night with a book launch and burlesque from Angie Pontani, Gal Friday, Peekaboo Pointe, Francine “The Lucid Dream,” Matthew Holtzclaw, and DJ Fresh Prince of Darkness. (Thursday, The Rosemont, FREE)

8. Show your appreciation for badass babes at Time After Time, where film critics, fans, and programmers highlight iconic movie moments from the 1930s to the 1990s in a film-centric celebration of Women’s History Month. (Thursday, Bell House, $10)

9. Say sláinte to Ireland at Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday: Irish Brooklyn, an early St. Patrick’s Day celebration with lectures on Irish history, a “whiskey wars” talk and tasting, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

10. Don a daring disguise for Purim: Night of a Thousand Faces, a costumed dance party featuring wig styling, body painting, aerial performances, and lots and lots of hamantaschen. (Friday, House of Yes, FREE before 11pm)

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