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The 10 best things to do this week, demonology edition

1. Kick back and relax with $1 hot dogs with purchase of a drink all night and chill in the back yard (weather permitting). (Monday, The Springs, FREE)

2. Have a night of stupidly smart fun at Ask Me Another with Jessica Walter as host Ophira Eisenberg throws trivia questions, puzzles and brainteasers at contestants, with VIP (very important puzzler) Jessica Walter. (Monday, The Bell House, $20)

3. Grill ‘n chill at Backyard Cookout, a summer grill night with good old fashioned hot dogs and beer with a percentage of proceeds supporting of one of their favorite nonprofits, Edible School Yard NYC. (Tuesday, Threes Brewing, FREE)

4. Be calculating at Chess and Chill for a smooth evening playing chess with others, plus pick up a snack or homemade soda at the cafe and have some fun. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Strategist, $10)

5. See improvised storytelling at New Greta Has Friends, where four storytellers inspire an improv set, featuring tales from Nadia Pinder, Graham Techler, Meg McDermott, and poet Jaime Wright. (Wednesday, Vital Joint, $5)

6. Roll out a blanket for Courtney Barnett who will be performing at the open air bandshell, so you can picnic (outside the venue) and still hear the music for free, with openers Julien Baker and Vagabond. (Wednesday, Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE-$45)

7. Be awed at Rising Choreographers with site-specific contemporary dance from six renowned companies, plus a pop-up gallery and interactive art experience in a only-in-DUMBO setting. (Thursday, The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, FREE)

8. Call 1-800-888-8888 for Celino V. Barnes, a comedic play based on the true life breakup of famous injury attorneys Cellino and Barnes starring, written and directed by Michael Breen and David Rafailedes. (Thursday, Union Hall, $8-10)

9. Blogs breed books like Vanishing New York with Jeremiah Moss, an unflinching portrait of gentrification in the twenty-first century, and a love letter to lost New York, by the creator of the popular and incendiary blog Vanishing New York. (Friday, Books Are Magic, FREE)

10. Hail Satan at Demonology 101 for an in-depth exploration of the evil spirits, fallen angels and forgotten gods we call demons, plus the history of demonology from its ancient roots to its most current iterations. (Friday, Catland, $20)

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