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1. It’s President’s Day, so celebrate the end of this country as we know it at U.S.O.ver, a “depraved evening” of songs, dance, and shtick with Amy Aniobi, Stephen Balliet, Nikita Chaudhry, Sam Corbin, and many more. (Monday, Jack, $15)
2. Or support one of the groups most under attack at the moment at Ban This: Moose Lambs Unlimited, a night of the “loudest, brownest comics,” including Aparna Nancherla, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Usama Siddiquee, Nasser Khan, and Eman El-Husseini. (Monday, Union Hall, $8)
3. Have a morbid evening at New York: City of the Dead, a look at the evolution of cemeteries in this city, their place in its history, and some of the “secret” ones hidden all around us. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Brainery, $10)
4. Look back fondly at We Can’t Rewind, We’ve Gone Too Far, a conversation with writer/critics Kevin Smokler, Virginia Heffernan, and Matt Zoller Seitz about technology, nostalgia, and culture. (Tuesday, Word Bookstore, FREE)
5. Test some hypotheses at The Educated Guess Science Fair, with quirky dioramas, haphazard experiments, and scientific comedy; produced by Steven DeSiena and Jo Firestone. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $5)
6. Vamp it up at the Blunderland Sass Variety Show, with burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer performances from Molly Pope, Amy G, Roxy Valdez, Jo Boobs, Tigger, and more. (Wednesday, House of Yes, $15)
7. Prove your NY bona fides at Redefining the Native New Yorker, with presentations and performances by tour guide Matt Levy, Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal member Ryan Victor “Little Eagle” Pierce, and Hawaiian Kaina Quenga. (Thursday, City Reliquary, $10)
8. Immerse yourself in art at Title:Point’s SalON: There Is a Comet Hurtling Toward the Earth, with comedy by Jaboukie Young-White, performance by Pioneers Go East Collective, theatrical activism by The Representatives, and much more. (Thursday, Vital Joint, $7–$10 suggested)
9. Get ~deeply~ relaxed at New Age & Chill, a “sacred cocoon of quantum calmness” with hypnotic meditation, soothing sonic vibrations, visions of healing light, and on and on. (Friday, Tarot Society Gallery, $5–$10 suggested)
10. Or get real dark at gothic dance party Arkham, with DJs Cyclonus, Jose Frances, and Rexx Arcana spinning industrial, synth, darkwave, and deathrock, plus skee-ball of the damned and horror film screenings. (Friday, Don Pedro, FREE)
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