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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, still frigid edition

1. Watch a site-specific performance at Dandy Be Good, a sexy, queer, underground cabaret with a marvelous array of performers to bring you a fantastic bouquet of storytelling with guest performers each night. (Fri-Sat, Vital Joint, $15)

2. Dance for a cause at Now is the Winter of our Discotheque by the North Brooklyn DSA. Twirl away your cares with comrades at their anti-inauguration anti-versary party. (Friday, Trans Pecos, $15)

3. Boogie down to the bebop at Rebel Night Record Hop where host DJs Sei, Jun and Hiromu spin rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, RnB, soul, and blues from the ’50s and ’60s. (Friday, Diviera Drive, FREE)

4. Bet it all at Castaways Casino Club which will feature blackjack, roulette, and a Texas hold’em tournament for a $50 prize. (Friday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, $10-20)

5. Love to love the grooves at Diana Vs. Donna Dance Party with your favorites from the first ladies of soul Diana Ross & Donna Summer, and performances by The Illustrious Blacks, Horrorchata and Sweet Lorraine. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $8)


Get lost beyond Earth’s orbit at Spaceman (#9). Photo via Facebook.

6. Get your morning sugar rush at Spoons, Toons & Booze where they’ve got all your favorite Saturday morning cartoons from the 1940s-2000s, delicious cocktails and a free all you can eat sugar cereal bar. (Sat-Sun, Nitehawk Cinema, $16)

7. Putt on your best for Mini Golf w/Beer & Pizza, a theatrical indoor 18-hole mini golf course with comic book style adventure, led by your pirate captain to find treasure. (Saturday, Shipwrecked Mini Golf, $12+)

8. Blast back to the past at Honey Please where DJ Reaubert brings out the old school vinyl for throwback tunes from the ’70s and ’80s. (Saturday, Metropolitan Bar, FREE)

9. Get lost beyond Earth’s orbit at Spaceman “which follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars.” (Saturday, Loading Dock, $15)

10. See a mariaSHE band with Flor de Toloache, “New York City’s first and only all-female full mariachi ensemble”. (Saturday, BAM, FREE)

11. Bring it down a level at Slow Jam: R&B Dance Party, a bump ‘n grind dance party playing nothing but the best of new and classic slow jams all night long. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $15)

12. Meet a Mad Max at Burlesque of Doom and Gloom with the theme of post-apocalyptic worlds and dystopian futures, combining burlesque stripping, games, and more. (Saturday, Parkside Lounge, $15-20)

13. Celebrate as oddly as you can at Bizarre 5th Year Anniversary which will have an open bar from 7-8pm and your favorite Bizarre performers all throughout the night, and many more. (Saturday, Bizarre Bar, $10-15)

14. Dress in your winter best at Cabin Fever Dream A Go-Go with live music and performances by Deer Leonardo, Angelina Moysov, Rachelle Garniez, and of course dancing all night inside and outside. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

15. Hear ye, hear ye, for the Kingdom of Yes where “the royal princes and princesses shall flirt and frolic, seeking suitors for future thrones, and your cups shall overfloweth with the finest potions on this day.” (Saturday, House of Yes, $25)


Release your laughter with Rob Cantrell and special guests (#19). Photo via Facebook.

16. Keep the momentum after the Women’s March at Film Screening & Art Show for a screening of Vessel, a documentary about the radical Women on Waves who provide abortions in international waters – and a community art show. (Sunday, Mayday Space, $ donation)

17. A-choir a ticket to Brooklyn Community Chorus Winter Concert and join them for an afternoon of varied music – everything from Beethoven to Gjeilo to Pentatonix. (Sunday, Congregation Beth Elohim, $10)

18. Brave the bitter cold for warm food at the Brooklyn Soup Takedown where some of the best cooks will whip up their favorite soup recipes for you to try. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

19. Let out your laughter at the Rob Cantrell Album Release Party where Rob is releasing his newest comedy album “Pure Uncut Joy,” with special guests Aparna Nancherla, Marc Theobald, and more. (Sunday, Littlefield, $10)

20. Know the difference between Bob Loblaw and Dr. Wordsworth at Arrested Development Trivia with clip, picture, general knowledge and surprise rounds about your favorite dysfunctional family. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

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