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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, ladies of hip-hop edition

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Fill up on culture at Edible Art Performance, where sculptor Shu Ohno and Japanese confectionary artisan Miyuki Hyodo will create an artwork live and everyone will eat it at the end. (Friday, Usagi NY, FREE)

2. Support emerging artists at Dead Gown Collective’s Folk + Kin, with interwoven music and poetry from Strange Loops, Hayride Casualties, and more. (Friday, 61 Local, $10)

3. Have a huge dose of music and circus at Different Trains, an extravaganza featuring classical musicians and acrobats throughout a sprawling warehouse. (Friday, The Muse, $25)

4. Get telepathic with Vinny Deponto: Mind Reader, an “evening of mystery and delight” also featuring comedian Simon Taylor. (Friday, Union Hall, $15)

5. Thrash around for diversity at Punx of Color, featuring Namatay Sa Ingay, (A)TRUTH, Skarroñeros, MADUROS, Choked Up, and MAAFA. (Friday, Silent Barn, $7–$10)

6. Belt it out at Sinking Ship Productions’ Puppet Playlist #24: Whitney Houston, where puppeteers and musicians create a series of short works based on a theme. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $15)


Try some telepathy with Vinny Dopanto (#). Photo via Facebook
Try some telepathy with Vinny Deponto (#4). Photo via Facebook

7. Satisfy your sweet tooth on the Red Lantern Roll: Brooklyn Desserts, a leisurely eight-mile bike ride to a buncha yummy food. (Saturday, Red Lantern Bicycles, $20)

8. Revel in raunch at the Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair, with erotic and pornographic publications, readings and performances (including live cake sitting), music and films, and much more. (Saturday & Sunday, Point Green, FREE)

9. Eat like you’re in the tropics at the NYC Caribbean Food Festival, with 25+ vendors, live entertainment, cook-off contests, demonstrations, and more. (Saturday, Pacplex, $20)

10. Be kind and rewind at The Museum of VHS, with exhibitions and vendors, a daylong tape swap, and screenings into the night. (Saturday, Superchief Gallery, FREE)

11. Rock out in the sunshine at the Out in the Streets Music & Arts Fest, with 20+ bands over two days from Caveman to What Cheer? Brigade to Grim Streaker. (Saturday & Sunday, The Well, $15)

12. Turn poop into prizes at Chicken Sh*t Bingo, a garden party and fundraiser featuring live music, cargo-bike hayrides, piñatas, games, and plenty of defecating fowl. (Saturday, Bushwick City Farm, FREE)

13. Be part of the show at Antigone in Ferguson, an interactive performance featuring actors, a gospel choir, activists, and community members from Ferguson and Brooklyn. (Saturday, Howard Playground, FREE)

14. Witness the wonder of women at Planet X, a “lifestyle art event” showcasing 300 female artists, dancers, and creatives doing everything from live painting to rap battles. (Saturday, Knockdown Center, $15)

15. Marvel at the movies at Filmshop’s Spoiler Alert, with screenings of 20 short films and musical performances by Madison McFerrin, Salt Cathedral, and DJ Kerry Lacy. (Saturday, Rough Trade, $15)

16. Dance down in the dumps at Feeling Gloomy, with DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning gloomwave, grimpop, graveyard glam, and plenty of other doleful ditties. (Saturday, Cape House, $6)


Shine all day with Solaris Sapiente (#17). Photo via Facebook
Shine all day with Solaris Sapiente (#17). Photo via Facebook

17. Greet the day at The Sunrise Kingdom, with art, live painting, poetry, music, dance and short film featuring Venus Flower, Solaris Sapiente, Rebel Kitty, Kadeem Philips, and many more. (Sunday, Five Myles, FREE)

18. Witness wild instruments with the NYC Adventure Club at Inside Ken Butler’s Workshop, where you’ll see everything from violin made from a hatchet to a golf club sitar. (Sunday, Hybrid Visions Studio, $25)

19. Talk literature over libations at A Diamond Sunday With Guernica, with stirring conversation and awesome giveaways. (Sunday, The Diamond, FREE)

20. Show that this land is your land at A Tribute to Woodie Guthrie, starring Curtis Brewer, Karen Dahlstrom, Feral Foster, Ernesto Gomez, Neha Jivrajka, and many more. (Sunday, Jalopy Theater, $10)

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