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

1. Come on down and be the next contestant on Ask Me Another, where audience members can play along with questions asked to those onstage, with special guest Deray Mckesson who will take a turn in the contestant’s chair. (Monday, The Bell House, $15)

2. Be the next Scorsese at Bring Your Own Film and showcase your weird, boring, wild, fun, strange and not-so strange videos under 10 minutes long, with free popcorn all night. (Monday, Shoestring Studio, FREE)

3. Level up at The Basics of Game Design and learn about the processes of game design and the overlap of art, design and music that go into making a game that’s fun to play. (Tuesday, Powerplnt, $10 suggested)

4. See something naughty at The F*ck You Revue, an evening that showcases the “Oh no!” alongside the “Oh yes!” with burlesque and performance art that is too tawdry, too tasteless, or otherwise unadvisable. (Tuesday, Bizarre Bar, $10 suggested)

5. Keep it simple at Meet Up and Meditate, where you can learn meditation basics and make new friends, with two short meditations and time for questions and discussion. (Wednesday, Vajradhara Meditation Center, $10)

6. Pay attention and You Might Learn Something, featuring comics teaching valuable life lessons with the aid of that magical tool called PowerPoint. (Wednesday, Slope Lounge, FREE)

7. Put your dancing shoes on for the Salsa Party and start your evening with a class led by professional dancers, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams.(Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

8. Grab your gals for Golden Girls Bingo and play bingo along with 3 Golden Girls episodes while cats curl up next to you as you try and win Dorothy’s cupcakes and other prizes. (Thursday, Brooklyn Cat Cafe, $20)

9. Scope some new sounds at Mohamed Abozekry & Kaskadé, whose US debut convenes Egypt’s popular and classical music traditions, Sufi calls, and secular poetry with a new instrumental project. (Friday, Roulette, $21-25)

10. Tour the crates at Photoville, which continues for a second weekend where you can stroll through containers filled with local and global photography. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

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