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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, MLK Day edition

1. Do laundry while laughing at The Uncanny Valley: Standup Showcase comedy night (its through the washing machine in the back), featuring Derek Humphrey, Jeff Simmermon, Tyler Schnupp, and more. (Monday, Sunshine Laundromat & Pinball, FREE)

2. Look up “funny” in a thesaurus for Words: A Comedy Show hosted by Tyler Richardson and featuring comedians Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Victor Varnado, and more. (Monday, Our Wicked Lady, FREE)

3. Hear it from those who do it at Artist-Run Venues: An Exponential Panel, “where the how’s and why’s and wtf’s of running a space in New York while being an artist will be delved into,” by the panelists and audience. (Tuesday, Bushwick Starr, FREE)

4. Do it yourself at the DIY Rules for a WTF World book launch with the author Krista Suh, who is also the creator of the Pussyhat Project. (Tuesday, A.I.R. Gallery, FREE)

5. Get your dance on in Havana ooh na na at Havana Nights with live Cuban music by Chino Pons & Grupo Irék, plus tapas to order in between dancing. (Wednesday, 33 Lafayette, FREE)

6. Get wiggy with it at Wig Out! Adorn yourself with a headpiece, hat, crown or, of course, a wig and get loose with those locks. (Wednesday, House of Yes, FREE w/RSVP)

7. Have your voice heard by being read at the Women’s March Sign Crafting Party. Bring your poster boards to decorate with provided markers, glitter, and other tools you may need to send your message. (Thursday, St8cked Media, FREE)

8. Drink and draw at Image Drink and break the ice with drawing games that will get your creative impulses firing in a team setting. (Thursday, Randolph Beer, $20)

9. Watch characters come alive at Miss – Communication, where, “a group of animated and exquisite dancers perform an array of characterizations from the poetic to the absurd,” as part of the Exponential Festival. (Friday, 100 Bogart St, $15)

10. Get royal at Kweendom, a night of gay comedy and storytelling, featuring Danny Murphy, Jeena Bloom, Gregory Hall, and more. (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

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