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

1. Go through your LiveJournal for The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self, with photos, diary entries, and the occasional angst-filled musical number guaranteed to make you feel better about all the embarrassing things you did as a teen, featuring: Irene Fagan Merrow, Peter Smith, John Reynolds, and more. (Monday, Baby’s All Right, $10)

2. Be Sir Laugh-a-Lot at Side Ponytail, a fun, free, friendly, fashion-forward, freaky comedy show with a new line-up of comedians including nationally recognized headliners, this week has Calise Hawkins, Aaron Kominos-Smith, Wendy Steiner, and more. (Monday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

3. See a screening of Adult Swim Presents: Joe Pera Talks With You and view a special marathon presentation of the new television series in which a choir teacher explores subject matters such as pancakes, blueberries, eggs, toast, bacon, English muffins, and many others. (Tuesday, Alamo Drafthouse NYC, $5)

4. Enjoy hilarity at Character Roulette, where nine comedians have one week to write a completely original character for a randomly selected cast member to perform at the show. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $5)

5. Let your voice be heard at the Brooklyn Town Hall to Discuss the L Reconstruction, and be sure to get there early to be able to ask a question, and hopefully they’re more on point than the Manhattan meeting. (Wednesday, Progress High School for Professional Careers, FREE)

6. No homework necessary for Drunk Science Presents: Astronomy, a live show where three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation to a real scientist, featuring Myq Kaplan, Rachel Joravsky, Larry Owens, and special guest scientist, Dr. Jackie Faherty, PhD. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $7)

7. Learn about Bowie in an academic setting at Art History Happy Hour where they’ll dive into Bowie’s films, explore his connection with the cosmos, and catalogue how he anticipated the fashion trends of the future with guest speakers on each topic. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE, separate tickets to the Bowie exhibit $20)

8. Catch it before it’s gone: it’s last call to see Force Mejeure Vaudeville and the stars of variety, circus, and burlesque, served up with a perfect mix of funny, lewd, and downright weird. (Thursday, Cobra Club, $12-20)

9. Raise money by attending Black, Lesbian Love is a Form of Resistance: The Fundraiser for the artistic duo Nia & Ness who perform for marginalized communities which do not receive a lot of funding, with performances and art throughout the evening. (Friday, NU Hotel Brooklyn, $12-23)

10. Don’t let it slip at Pumpernips: Another Nip 4 Your Pleasure, a party-variety-show with music, film, theatre, and nips, with your hosts Stu and Geri Pryzbylewski fresh from their winter spent in Florida. (Friday, Cloud City, $10)

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