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

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See some crazy sexy nerdery from Lee Valone (#8). Photo via Facebook

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

1. Make a literary start to your week at Books Beneath the Bridge, with Greenlight Bookstore presenting poets t’ai freedom ford, Phillip B. Williams, Kevin Coval, Charif Shanahan, and Patricia Smith. (Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

2. Test your nostalgic knowledge at Totally ’90s Trivia: Whedon Edition, with free drinks, themed prizes, and four rounds of questions about music, TV, film, news, pop culture, and more. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Join the resistance at the GetOrganizedBK Civic Festival, with tabling, talks, community-building, activism opportunities, and performances by Gowanus Wildcats, Xavier Cardriche, Artists for a Free World, Natalia Zuckerman, and lots more. (Tuesday, Prospect Park, FREE))

4. Get experimental at screening series Intimate Eye, showcasing four films that explore the boundaries between filmmaking, cinematography, and black box theatre. (Tuesday, BRIC House Ballroom, FREE)

5. Relive your summer-camp days at Camp Wanna-Catcha-Train, an evening of hands-on crafts, scavenger hunts, bug juice, and micro-tours in a decommissioned subway station. (Wednesday, NY Transit Museum, $10 w/ code BROKELYN5)

6. Slice up some laughs at Comedy Hibachi, where three improv teams perform, each followed by a stand-up comedian who will base their set on said improv; featuring Gabe Smith, Sarah Lazarus, Pedro Salinas, and more. (Wednesday, Muchmore’s, FREE)

7. Have a cartoonishly good time at Rooftop Films’ Animation Block Party, with a dozen illustrated shorts from independent, professional, and student animators all over the world. (Thursday, Industry City, $15)

8. Nerd out sexily at Dungeons & Drag Kings, with kink demos, drag, sideshow, burlesque, and trivia by Lee VaLone Drag, Lydia Wilts, Mary Cyn, Ray Valenz, and Vera Safire. (Thursday, Talon Bar, $10)

9. Show your love for little literature at the Ghost City Summer Microchap Reading, featuring Precious Okoyomon, Sylvia Gutierrez, Stephon Lawrence, Sarah Jean, and many more. (Friday, Silent Barn, $1–$5 suggested)

10. Marvel at amazing moves at Waack to the Future: Dance Battle, a theatrical dance production with performances by Carlos Neto, Dynamic Rockers, Spex & the Lockers, KR3T’S, CEBO, Karen Ng, and J9. (Friday, House of Yes, $20)

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