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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, naked Hamlet edition

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

1. To be or not to be naked? Find out at Torn Out Theater’s all-male, all-nude Hamlet, asking serious questions about the complex world of male body image. (All weekend, Prospect Park, FREE)

2. Hear some haters at Las Culturistas’ I Don’t Think So, Honey, where 50 comedians each have one minute to go off on culture. (Friday, Littlefield, $10)

3. Get immersed in drama at Little Murders, a darkly comedic theatrical event that asks: How long can you keep a death grip on a world spiraling out of control? (All weekend, The Newquist Home, $20)

4. Observe an intimate world at Run, “a dance-poetry story of two black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship” with original music composed by Garrett Miller. (Friday & Saturday, Point Green, $15)

5. Sink into outrageous darkness at Cirque Noir, a night of variety, mischief, and splendor, with a sideshow showcase, Siamese trapeze twins, creepy sexy go-go clowns, a Harlequin makeover station, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

6. Chug-a-lug at a midnight drinking-game screening of Office Space, with $5 beer and shot combos plus full guidelines about when during the movie to drink ’em. (Friday, Videology, $12)


To be or not to be naked? with Torn Out Theater (#1). Photo via Facebook
To be or not to be naked with Torn Out Theater? (#1). Photo via Facebook

7. See high-energy performances at the Summer Saturdaze Festival, with Flamenco dancers, Chicago-style steppers, and hip-hop dancers, plus a farmer’s market. (Saturday, East New York Farms, FREE)

8. Hear a horde of musical gals at the Girls Rock! Camp Showcase, featuring 15 bands from nonprofit music & mentoring program Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. (Saturday, Roulette, $10)

9. Eat, drink, and be merry at Brooklyn Based’s Total Gowanus Immersion, a daylong snack and booze crawl with discounts and deals throughout the ‘hood. (Saturday, Gowanus, $25)

10. Delight in glorious noise at the Resonator Festival, featuring underground music from OSHUN, Theo Croker, Amy León, LiKWUiD, and many more. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $20)

11. Enjoy an emotional evening at Only With the Heart Can One See Rightly, with performances at the intersections of language, dance, popular media, culture, and new technology. (Saturday, Five Myles, FREE)

12. Laugh yourself to death at the Killing Joke Comedy Show, starring Sam Morril, Matt McClowry, Jessica Watkins, Paris Sashay, Corey Reppond, and Kerry Overfab Coddett. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

13. Express yourself at the 14th annual Madonnathon, hosted by Cathy Cervenka and Rupert Noffs, with music by The Material Band and DJ Chauncey D; Material Girl costumes encouraged. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, $15)

14. Hear terrible songs at Maim That Tune, a burlesque show where performers strip to their least favorite songs ever. (Saturday, Coney Island, $15)


Finish your weekend with tunes from Maybird (#20). Photo via Facebook
Finish your weekend with tunes from Maybird (#20). Photo via Facebook

15. Work on your moves at Swagger Like Us, with DJs DavOmakesbeats, br0nz3_g0dd3ss, and Anthony Dicap, hosts Cakes da Killa and Kelly Lovemonster, and food from Horrorchata the Taco Queen. (Sunday, The Rosemont, FREE)

16. Fall into art at Pioneer Works’ Second Sunday, with open studios, a DIY pinwheel workshop, stargazing, performances from Eaten By Ghosts and Chances With Wolves, and lots more. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

17. Stuff your face at Pesto Festo, a night of lo-fi music and pesto-infused foods, with Drug Pizza, Drug Bug, Dark Tones, and more. (Sunday, Sunnyvale, $10)

18. Delight in dulcet tones at the Fort Useless Songwriters Salon, with Beau Alessi, Carl Creighton, Chris Brunelle, Dan Knishkowy, Elizabeth Devlin, and more. (Sunday, Bessie’s, FREE)

19. Get silly at the Clowns Without Borders Benefit Showcase, with acrobats, jugglers, aerialists, and of course lots of clowns. (Sunday, The Muse, $5–$25 suggested)

20. Giggle to live at Not Dead Yet, a comedy variety show with jokes by Dylan Marron, Shalewa Sharpe, Myq Kaplan, and Clare O’Kane, reading by Ana Božičević, music, videos, performances, and more. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $5)

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