The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, dogs in drag edition

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Drag yourself out for a ruff night with Ruby Roo (#1) (pic by Natalie Molina)

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

1. Fancy yourself up for Drag Me Out to Lot 45 to watch the season 9 premier of RuPaul’s Drag Race, plus a Quick Drag competition, trivia, giveaways, and performances from Ruby Roo, Shiny Penny, Hannah Lou, and more. (Friday, Lot 45, $5)

2. Warm up at No Enemies to the Left: It’s Getting Hot in Here, a music and comedy fundraiser for the Union of Concerned Scientists to combat climate change. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

3. Listen to some lovely tales at the Ladies Night Storytelling Show, hosted by Shelby Thompson — pink jackets not required. (Friday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

4. Goof off at the eighth annual Comedy in Dance Festival, three days of movement-based work from choreographers, clowns, and comics. (Friday through Sunday, Triskelion Arts, $16)

5. Hear hip-hop married to comedy at the North Coast 8th Anniversary Show, where improvised scenes escalate into full-blown freestyle songs, facilitated by beatboxer Ethan “Exacto” Scott. (Friday, Littlefield, $10)

6. Or hear comedy mashed up with karaoke at Rock ‘n’ Roast: March Madness, a comedy-karaoke battle with Cathy Humes, Jes Tom, Gabriel Smith, Carolyn Castiglia, and more. (Friday, Hell Phone, FREE)


7. Honor influential ladies on the Great Women of Green-Wood Trolley Tour, where you’ll hear the story of pioneering doctors, abolitionists, detectives, and more. (Saturday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $25)

8. Wander through one of the last remaining art studio buildings in Williamsburg at the 475 Kent Fest, with open studios, performances, and more. (Saturday, 475 Kent, FREE)

9. Get what’s yours at Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happy Hour, an afternoon of activism and resistance, with experts from leading orgs, materials to take action, and resources to stay involved — plus drink specials. (Saturday, Die Stammkneipe, FREE)

10. Listen to luminous literature at the Dead Horse Bay Readings, where Underwater New York writers will share pieces about one of the strangest places in BK. (Saturday, Agnes Varis Art Center, FREE)

11. Queer up a great bar for a great cause at Dyke Bar Takeover, with spoken word, performances, and music from DJs Andrew and Tikka Masala; proceeds go to New Alternatives. (Saturday, Friends & Lovers, $7)

12. Quoth “Nevermore!” at American Gothic, where Young New Yorkers Chorus presents an immersive and highly stylized choral performance dedicated to the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. (Saturday, Irondale Center, $20)

13. Welcome the Tarot Society to the terrible twos at their Two Year Anniversary Show, with butoh dancing, poetry readings, and much more. (Saturday, Tarot Society, $7)

14. Cheer for comedic winners at 64 Comedians for a Cause, BackFat Variety’s fast-paced, bracket-style, one-liner joke contest, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. (Saturday, Tender Trap, $10)

15. Mope your way over to Feeling Gloomy’s These Are People Who Died, with sad tunes from late greats spun by Gordon and Nathanial Gloom. (Saturday, Cape House, $6)


Keep the luck flowing at the Bay Ridge St. Patrick's Day Parade (#16)
Keep the luck flowing at the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade (#16)

16. Get lucky for a little longer at the Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade, followed by the first-annual Shamrock Fun Run. (Sunday, Marine & 3rd Ave, FREE)

17. Fight the online patriarchy at the Music+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, so underrepresented voices can be heard. (Sunday, Silent Barn, FREE)

18. Enjoy this (almost) beautiful weather with Brooklyn Brainery’s Brooklyn Bridge: 8th Wonder of the World walking tour, exploring the history of the bridge and the folks who built it. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge, $25)

19. Salute a cultural icon at Obsolete Cinema’s ShatShow V, a William Shatner double-feature: The Kidnapping of the President followed by The Horror at 37,000 Feet. (Sunday, Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

20. Catch some killer comedy at The Tusk’s Murder at the Mic, where Madonna Refugia, Eliza Hurwitz, Marshall Finch, and more are open mic participants who are also suspects in a murder. (Sunday, Tilt, FREE)

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