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The 20 best cheap events to do this weekend, podcast edition

1. Cast off and see a show at the Brooklyn Podcast Festival. Attend live recordings of innovative, engaging, and informative podcasts of all genres over the weekend, including Chapo Trap House, Slate Money Live, Kevin McDonald’s Kevin McDonald Show and many more. (Friday-Sunday, various, $8-25)

2. Laugh in the face of tragedy at HER-icane Relief: All Female Stand-Up Show hosted by Kate Villa (The President Show) and more, with proceeds going to help Puerto Rico through the Hispanic Foundation. (Friday, Threes Brewing, $10)

3. Shuffle your deck in preparation for Tarot 101: An Introduction to Tarot. This introductory class will define tarot related terms, explore its origin both as a game and device for divination, and identify symbols, themes and motifs that inhabit this world. (Friday, Catland, $15)

4. Don your leisure suit at Ike’s Wonderful World of Leisure, where comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu will facilitate a presentation on leisure, featuring the latest research, live demonstrations, group exercises and PowerPoint™ presentations for leisure’s best practices. (Friday, Vital Joint, $10)

5. Blast off to Fly Me to the Moon, whose intensive flying workshoppers have been training every week for their space odyssey. Experience this intergalactic performance featuring flying trapeze, lyra, and more. (Friday, Trapeze School New York, FREE)


Find out if leisure is right for you at Ike’s Wonderful World of Leisure (#4). Photo via Facebook.

6. Craftfully shop at the American Fine Craft Show, where seven Brooklyn-based artisans will join 83 other fashion designers, art glass makers, fine artists, milliners and sculptors whose wares you can peruse and purchase. Tickets also include museum admission. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Museum, $8)

7. Fill your weekend with art at Park Slope & Windsor Terrace Open Studios where you’ll get a chance to talk with the artists, see the environment of a working art studio, see some art demonstrations, and maybe find that special piece of art for a holiday gift. (Sat-Sun, Park Slope & Windsor Terrace, FREE)

8. Write your requests on Post-its at Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance. This weekend-starting five hour DJ set will mix disco, pop, girl groups, classics and movie soundtracks for an uplifting start to your Saturday. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

9. Show off your shots at Bring Your Own Photo Show, where you can bring any type of photo – color, b&w, mounted or unmounted – and display your work for all to see. (Saturday, Bushwick Community Darkroom, FREE)

10. Discover another side to the circus sideshow at Queer Coney which will feature some of the most amazing and provocative queer stars of vaudeville, burlesque, sideshow and theatre of the bizarre. (Saturday, Sideshows by the Seashore, $15)

11. Join other catstronauts for an intergalactic feline dance party at Cats In Space, with live music from Decibelists, Moist Paula’s Electric Moisturizer and Preachermann and The Revival. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10)

12. Stumble into the Blunderland Variety Show, which draws from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes. Take a trip down a rabbit hole of scintillating surprises you won’t soon forget. (Saturday, House of Yes, $15)

13. Escape from reality for an evening of revelry at Escape from New York with Not Waving But Drowning, Kotorino, and special guests. Be sure to don your finest 1997-cum-1981 post-apocalyptic fashions for $5 off at the door. (Saturday, House of Collection, $10)

14. Preen to be seen at Be Cute, a booty-bounce queer party for those that love to shake it to the ground. Featuring DJs P_A_T, Horrorchata and Uncle Larry. (Saturday, Littlefield, FREE)

15. Have a date with the night at Last Night NYC: An Indie Dance Party and dance all night to your favorite indie jams from the ’00s to today. Spinning The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Hot Chip, Franz Ferdinand, Phoenix, Miike Snow, MGMT – you get the idea. (Saturday, Baby’s All Right, FREE)


Support female independent prints at the 2nd Annual Print & Zine Fest (#17). Photo via Facebook.

16. Don’t drop the ball on dropping off leaves to the Leaf Drop. The Dept. of Sanitation will not be collecting leaves in Prospect and Crown Heights, so bring them to the garden to make sure they are put to good use as compost. (Sunday, Prospect Heights Community Farm, FREE)

17. Support independent prints at the 2nd Annual Print & Zine Fest, featuring an emerging line-up of female, fem-identifying, non-binary, trans, and gender non-conforming lead zines and print-makers such as Got a Girl Crush, Slant’d, Tom Tom Magazine, Shout Your Abortion and more. (Sunday, New Women Space, $2)

18. Hear pretty prose at the Artful Dodgers Poetry Open Mic and experience inspired and inspirational poetry in a grand setting of stained glass windows, original friezes and 1891 Venetian palazzo styling. (Sunday, Montauk Club, FREE)

19. Free throws and drinks can be yours at the Easy Buckets Comedy Show. Enter a raffle and if your name is called you get to shoot hoops for free drinks, plus Nore Davis (Comedy Central) and more comedians. (Sunday, Rebecca’s, FREE)

20. Be amazed at Circus Muse: A Traditional Circus and see death-defying acts of skill, beautiful aerialists flying through the air with ease, and fun and laughs for all ages. Featuring for the first time in NYC, a spine-chilling aerial motorcycle stunt you’ll have to see to believe. (Sunday, The Muse, $20)

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