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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, fired-up edition

Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)
Marvel at movement with MICHIYAYA Dance (#2)

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here. If you just need diversion for your weekend, read on.]

1. Giggle demurely at LAWL, an all-gal comedy show with Amy Zimmer, Madonna Refugia, Dominique Nisperos, and Milly Tamarez. (Friday, New Women Space, FREE)

2. Watch wild moves at the Director’s Choice Showcase, with dancers including City Stompers, 5th Digit, and MICHIYAYA Dance. (Friday through Sunday, Spoke the Hub, $15)

3. Read some lips at Live-Dubbed Sitcoms: New Boss Edition, where comedians improvise dialogue over muted episodes of Cheers and Seinfeld. (Friday, Videology, $5)

4. Find the beat at Win Win: NYC’s Up-and-Coming Rappers, with Ian Hughes, Darnell Smitherson, Chief Marley, Trendsetta Trev, and more. (Friday, Starr Bar, $5)

5. Have a double dose of late-’80s goodness at Patrick Swayze Face-Off: Roadhouse vs. Point Break. (Friday, Syndicated, $5)

6. Dance your face off at Vitamin B Eight-Year Anniversary, with Doctor Jeep, Tektite, Anna Morgan, Illexxandra, and Beat Kitty keeping you grooving. (Friday, Sunnyvale, $15)


Get fired up for Gato Loco (#) (pix by Human Touch Photo)
Get fired up for Gato Loco (#12) (pix by Human Touch Photo)

***Bonus event!***
Fill up on local goodness at the Best of Brooklyn Beer & Food Festival, with unlimited craft brews and tastings from 20+ top chefs from all across the borough. (Saturday, Industry City, $29–$82)

7. Diversify your indie media at the Brown Paper Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists, with offerings from established zine makers, small presses, and artists working in print mediums. (Saturday & Sunday, MoCADA, FREE)

8. Stuff your face with cruelty-free delights at the Massive Vegan Potluck Party — bring what you can and sample what everyone else has. (Saturday, Mayday Space, $donation)

9. Get much smarter at A Night of Philosophy and Ideas, a 12-hour marathon of intellectual debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. (Saturday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

10. Raise a stein at Hot Glass Cold Beer, where you receive a custom-made drinking glass to fill with booze all night while watching glass-blowing, neon-bending, and flameworking demonstrations. (Saturday, Brooklyn Glass, $25)

11. Contribute to collaborative creativity at TAG: An Artist’s’ Game of Tag, where artists of many different disciplines create works together. (Saturday, BrooklynWorks at 159, $10)

12. Chill out at Rubulad’s Ice Capades, with music from Gato Loco, Cookie Tongue, and Chris of Hur, plus G Scopitronic’s Nonstop Film Fest, Norm Francoeur’s Light Circus Extraordinaire, and more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10 before 9pm; $20 after)

13. Laugh it up at the Human Citizen Comedy Show, with Gordon Baker-Bone, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Pera, Christian Polanco, and Neil Constantine. (Saturday, Art Café + Bar, $5)

14. Hear musical laughter at Rock n’ Roast, a comedy karaoke battle featuring Alison Klemp, Mark Reiss, Chrissie Mayr, Dewey Lovett, Maurice Licorish, and Ronnie Flemming. (Saturday, Hell Phone, $5)

15. Dance into the wee hours at 808 Presents Fundamentals, with Kyle Hall, Jay Daniel, and Turtle Bugg manning the turntables. (Saturday, Sugar Hill Disco, $20)


The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra will get you moving (#20)
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra will get you moving (#20)

16. Save yourself at the Church of the Infinite You, a nondenominational motivational afternoon with minister Jean Grae and the Intersectionals Choir. (Sunday, Union Hall, $5)

17. Get to know a comedian very well at The Robert Dean Museum, with installations, memorabilia, a gift shop, and a symposium/show featuring presentations, lectures, and performances. (Sunday, Littlefield, FREE)

18. Feel better at the New Moon Healing Society, a salon dedicated to discussions of medicinal concoctions. (Sunday, Brooklyn Kitchen, FREE)

19. Explore a world of powerful women at Warrior Goddesses & Queens of Africa, with a historical lecture and a chance to draw sacred symbols and make sacred waters of love. (Sunday, Catland, $12)

20. Shake your hips at Salsa Sunday, with music by the Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra, dance lessons from Joey Corsica, and performance by Nieves Dance Studio. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bowl, $5)

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