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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, rage against love edition

Wail it out with The Cowmen (#8)
Wail it out with The Cowmen (#8)

1. Hear a new perspective on a very useful skill at Best Friends Forever: The Science of Cooperation, a talk by evolutionary ecologist Dr. Aniek Ivens covering everything from ant colonies to the bacteria in our guts. (Monday, Genspace, FREE)

2. Answer some unusual questions at Queerious February: Our Queer World, a trivia night geared toward LGBTQ folks with themed cocktails, raffles, prize bags, and guest performer Vic Sin. (Monday, Way Station, FREE)

3. Get comfortably morbid at Death Café, hosted by “death educator” Amy Cunningham, where people gather to share their thoughts and feelings on mortality over coffee and snacks. (Tuesday, Green-Wood Cemetery, FREE)

4. Give yourself a do-over at Take Two Storytelling, where Asher Novek, Emily Ray Reese, Cyndi Freeman, and Marie Faustin will share their stories twice: once the way they actually happened, and once the way they should have. (Tuesday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

5. See some creepy stuff and hear about people’s obsessions at The Show and Tell Show, where folks bring an odd item to share for a chance to win prizes. (Wednesday, House of Wax, FREE)

6. Stuff yourself with comedy and treats at Devour Hour, with jokes from Chris Calogero, May Wilkerson, Rufat Agayev, Melissa Stokoski, and more — plus free cupcakes. (Wednesday, Hank’s Saloon, FREE)

7. Learn what not to do at Bad Advice from Bad Women, an evening with excellent lady writers including Sarah Jaffe, Alana Massey, Kashana Cauley, and Helen Holmes. (Thursday, 61 Local, FREE)

8. Laugh and twang it out at Up n’ Coming, a variety show with music from The Reformed Whores, Free the Mind, and The Cowmen, plus comedy from Dave Hill and more. (Thursday, Cobra Club, FREE)

9. Start off your Valentine’s weekend with messy feels at BHS Free Friday: Mad Dangerous Love, with cartoon shorts of loves lost, a make-your-own Cupid’s Arrow station, a talk on aphrodisiacs and poison, and on and on. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

10. Or just reject those gooey emotions altogether at the skint’s It’s Friday I’m (Not) in Love, where DJ Gordon Gloom will spin songs of heartache and desire from the 80s to today, plus cleansing anti-love rituals, a photo booth, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $6)

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