event roundups

The 10 best cheap events this week, roasted edition

1. Mingle with angels and demons at Saints, Sinners & Lovers Art Show, a multimedia showcase focusing on the concepts of religious iconography and our unique relationships as queer artists with religion and spirituality. (Monday, The Living Gallery, $5 suggested)

2. Join the gang at Staggars & Jags: Health Inspection Day, a brand new musical comedy show that encourages audiences to sing along and stomp their feet in a pirate bar setting, featuring mythical creatures, sea captains, health inspectors, and more. (Monday, The Shanty, FREE)

3. Put on your thinking cap for Taste of Science, with a range of subjects such as galaxies, NYC water, mindfulness and love, dinosaurs, and animal-microbe symbiosis. There is sure to be a hot topic for everyone. (Mon-Sun, various locations, FREE-$5)

4. Recount the votes at Not My President: An Election Do-Over, because we all deserve a do-over after the 2016 election. With a group of comedians making their case as to why they’d make a better president than Donald Trump. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $5 donation)

5. Enter into the virtual ring for Super Trashed Bros., one part nerd, one part slurry speech. Combining comedy, video games, and alcohol in a bracket-style tournament of Super Smash Bros. while the comedian hosts keep the night on track. (Wednesday, Dromedary Bar, FREE)

6. Grab the night by the balls at Pop! A Bingo Party: Marvel Edition, featuring bingo with a pop culture twist. There will be clips and mini-games on the evening’s theme to give you power-ups for the next round. (Wednesday, Parklife, FREE)

7. Get your fix at Roasted: The History of Coffee in NYC, where you’ll join people from the Gillies Coffee Company and Brooklyn Roasting Company, plus the author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History, for a conversation about our love affair with great java. (Thursday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $10)

8. Enter a big Baiju battle at Baijiu: The World of Chinese Spirits, where you’ll join author Derek Sandhaus for a discussion on Chinese spirits and how, for more than nine thousand years, alcohol has shaped and been shaped by Chinese culture. (Thursday, MOFAD, $30)

9. Take in something new at Extraordinarily Inverse and explore the boundaries of dance, theater, and opera by mixing in exquisite movement, learned atonal songs, a secret language of 300 physical-vocal gestures accumulated over time, and text ranging from the assertive to the absurd. (Friday, Center for Performance Research, $5-20)

10. You’ll need a bath after Hot Face, an evening of drag, burlesque, and variety celebrating all things nasty with a side of filth. The ah-mazing event features MiscAllaneous Domtop, Lil’ Miss Lixx, Gayby Daddy, and more. (Friday, Bizarre Bar, $10)

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