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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, festival of lights edition

1. Get ready for ugly sweater season at the DIY Ugly Holiday Sweater Crafting, and get crafty with some old sweaters, where they’ll handle the supplies (tinsel, glue, felt, scissors) if you bring a sweater. (Monday, Braven Brewing Company, FREE)

2. See a spectacular lineup at Sasha Velour’s Nightgowns, a critically acclaimed and world-renowned drag showcase dedicated to celebrating exceptional drag performers of all backgrounds. (Monday, National Sawdust, $25+)

3. Yuk it up at Comedians Who Live Nearby, one of the first sets during the Janelle James Comedy Festival (formerly under Eugene Mirman’s name), featuring Michelle Buteau, Black Thought, Janelle James, and more. (Tuesday, The Bell House, $20-25)

4. Not just for dads anymore, partake in the Punderdome, where twelve individuals participate in competitive spontaneous pun-making, and winners will be determined by the scientifically accurate “Human Clap-O-Meter.” (Tuesday, Littlefield, $10)

5. Use your art for good at Performance as Tool for Social Justice, in an evening that includes both demonstration and discussion, two innovators explore their cutting-edge work and the power of performance to confront social issues. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

6. Laugh out loud at F*ck it! We’ll Do It Live, featuring some of the funniest Wikipedia-verified comics, with host Adam Podell, special guest Matthew Silver, and many more. (Wednesday, The Cobra Club, $7-10)

7. Spruce up something drab at The Royal Craftgasm, and bring your own dress or gown (bridesmaid dress, bat mitzvah dress, etc) to breathe new life into with provided gems, lace, ruffles, and with mini crown massages while crafting. (Thursday, The Chanda Lair, $32)

8. Don’t miss your second chance to see 2 Dope Queens taping more episodes of their HBO special; A mix of standup and storytelling featuring the hosts’ friends and favorite comedians. (Thurs-Fri, Kings Theater, $35)

9. Protect ya neck at Women & Trans Self-Defense Class, and learn effective self-defense techniques and how to avoid and respond to violent situations, from stranger violence to domestic violence. (Friday, Traditional Okinawan Karate, FREE)

10. It’s your last chance for Vinyl Vandals Closing Night, an art exposition of record covers reworked and reimagined by a variety of artists with unique styles and techniques, celebrating and connecting the cultures of records and art. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

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