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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, noir edition

Have a dark and sultry evening with Audrey Love (#) (pic by WP Photos NYC)
Have a dark and sultry evening with Audrey Love (#4) (pic by WP Photos NYC)

1. Still flying high from the women’s march? Head to Goddess Rising, a night of art and empowerment celebrating the divine feminine and the energy of NYC women, including contortionists, body painters, musicians, and more. (Monday, Living Gallery, $10)

2. Laugh yourself seasick at the Tight Ship Comedy Show, with Arti Gollapudi, Jon Schoss, Bowen Yang, Mike Abrusci, and Addie Werich; hosted by Sarah Lazarus and Daniel Lempert. (Monday, Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

3. Let yourself be carried away at the Final Fantasy Reading Series, a night of readings and performances with an escapist theme, featuring Diamond Sharp, Eve Peyser, Gabrielle Rucker, Rheaa Rao, and Paco Salas Pèrez. (Tuesday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

4. Have a sultry evening at Shades of Burlesque, NY’s only all-black revue, tonight with Audrey Love, Essence Revealed, Nina Josephine, Nucomme, Qualms Galore, and Sweet Lorraine. (Tuesday, C’mon Everybody, $15)

5. Immerse yourself in a variety of performances at A Touch of Blue, a “deeply engaging entertainment experience” with comic storyteller Isaac Oliver, magician The Great Dubini, dirty country rockers Reformed Whores, and more. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $10)

6. Do a jungle boogie over to Pulp Fiction Live, where The Last Nites will perform the movie’s entire soundtrack, with prizes for costumes, a twist contest, and more. (Wednesday, Knitting Factory, $12)

7. Get your letters in order at We Bee Spelling, where comedians including Courtney Maginnis, Mike Abrusci, and Lane Moore will face off to raise funds for Planned Parenthood. (Thursday, Union Hall, $10 suggested)

8. Hear some terrible tunes at The Black Metal Dialogues, where Dave Hill and Phil Costello, wearing corpse paint, will read from their infamous dialogues about trying to get their fake band signed — plus the first-ever performance by said band, Witch Taint. (Thursday, Saint Vitus, $8)

9. Go back in time for Vintage Vaudeville on Film, a selection of singing, dancing, cross-dressing, comedy, and artistry curated by film and video archivist Russell Scholl. (Friday, City Reliquary, $8)

10. Enter the darker side at Cirque Noir, featuring a sideshow showcase, carnival games, a Harlequin makeover station, creepy sexy go-go clowns, and music by Croatia Squad, David Kiss, Fabi Jugo, and much more. (Friday, House of Yes, FREE w/ RSVP)

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