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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, the witching edition

1. Alexa, why should I attend Why Voice, Why Now? Will Hall will guide you through some of the history, current topics, and future possibilities of digital ecosystems for the voice. (Monday, Made In NY Media Center, $20)

2. I wish I could quit you at Quitters, for those who have given up on just about everything you can think of for a new kind of comedy show that celebrates the act of walking away from something… and the challenge of revisiting it. (Monday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

3. Read into it at Final Fantasy: Haunted, NYC’s best and most diverse reading series, bringing together journalists, poets & essayists to read on a haunted theme with Rawiya Kameir (The Fader), Collier Meyerson (The Nation) and more. (Tuesday, Friends and Lovers, $5)

4. Bring your broom to Stevie, a witchy comedy show inspired by our teacher and muse, Stevie Nicks. Featuring George Civeris, Josh Sharp, Cocoon Central Dance Team and more. (Tuesday, Our Wicked Lady, FREE)

5. Dust off your pointy hat at this month’s Pop Culture Bingo Party. There’ll be a witch theme, fun, prizes, (early) midnight margaritas, and chocolate that may or may not turn children into mice. (Wednesday, Parklife, free)

6. Costume your canine at the Doggy Costume Contest & Fundraiser that’ll get you open bar and a trick-or-treat bag from Bushwick Bark, plus purchase raffle tix for a chance to win some freakishly ghoulish prizes! (Wednesday, Sugar Mutts Rescue, $20)

7. Tall people still welcome at the 1m1w1d Short Film Festival showcasing imaginative storytelling by six of the industry’s most promising emerging filmmakers. Highlights include the directorial debut from Karen Maine, Yes God Yes starring Natalia Dyer (Nancy from Stranger Things) and more. (Thursday, Wythe Hotel, $10)

8. Roll the dice at Dungeons & Drag Kings a mix of kink demos, drag, burlesque, and trivia themed around nerdy and sexy topics. Performances by Lee VaLone, Nyx Nocturne, Ravenessa and more. (Thursday, Talon Bar, $10)

9. Freak out your Friday at Our Wicked Lady’s Halloween Show featuring Idaho Green, punk metal creatures Mutant Scum and a very special guest. (Friday, Our Wicked Lady, $5)

10. Breathe deeply at Gasping for Air aka Breathless, a performance collaboration project between NYC/Berlin/NZ exploring a transnational conversation, exchange, improvisation and dance between the artists/borders around the breathless body in response to the current climate of surveillance and political overwhelm. (Mothership NYC, Friday, $10-15)

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