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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, bloody striptease edition

Get both bloody and sexy at Wasabassco's Macbeth (#5) (pic by Liam Cotter)
Get both bloody and sexy at Wasabassco’s Macbeth (#5) (pic by Liam Cotter)

[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. See a smorgasbord of art at the opening reception for the 11th “100 Exhibition,” where 100 artists from around the world display pieces about what “home” means to them. (Friday, Ouchi Gallery, FREE)

2. Learn from another resistance at a screening of The Maribor Uprising, with a post-film presentation and discussion from co-directors Maple Razsa and Milton Guillen. (Friday, UnionDocs, $10)

3. Laugh demonically at Bitches Brew Comedy, with Sean Patton, Myq Kaplan, Ryan Donahue, Maria Wojciechowski, Farah Brook, and Khalid Rahmaan. (Friday, Halyards, FREE)

4. Prove you were born to run at Bruce in the USA, a Las Vegas–bred tribute show to Mr. Springsteen and the E Street Band. (Friday, Brooklyn Bowl, $15)

5. Come to something wicked at Wasabassco’s Macbeth, “where iambic pentameter meets incredible nudity,” featuring Albert Cadabra, Amuse Bouche, BooBess, Dangrrr Doll, and many more. (Friday, Bell House, $25)


Dance it out to the music of Ickarus (#)
Dance it out to the music of Ickarus (#15)

6. Heal thyself at Alive and Thrive Wellness Market, with wellness speakers, practitioners, and vendors, plus healthy food, herbal teas, and more. (Saturday, Minka, FREE)

7. Do some old-school gaming at the N64 Mario Kart Tournament — winner takes all. (Saturday, The Diamond, $3)

8. Help the Firehouse Space make it to their new home in Sunset Park at the Firehouse Benefit Concert, with seven hours of innovative classical music. (Saturday, Firehouse Space, $15 suggested)

9. Peep plenty of portraits at We the People: The Cypress Hill Series, part of Steven Laxon’s ongoing photo project in his Brooklyn ’hood. (Saturday, Norte Maar, FREE)

10. Welcome new literature to the borough at the grand opening of Quimby’s Bookstore, which promises to stock “every cool, queer, sick, rad, aberrant, dope, weird, impossible publication available.” (Saturday, Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, FREE)

11. Don’t debate the ethics, just come out to Fash Bash Bash, a night of Nazi-punching on film compiled by the New Inquiry. For libations, there will, of course, be punch. (Saturday, Verso Books, FREE)

12. Rise up laughing at the new Resist Comedy Hour, featuring Dean Haspiel, Emily Galati, Mike Brown, Carolyn Castiglia, Benari Poulten, and Rojo Perez. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)

13. Chill out at the Kingdom of Yes Royal Snow Ball, with DJs Walker and Royce keeping you warm all night. (Saturday, House of Yes, $15)

14. Abandon your inhibitions at Release the Beast, with DJs Brian Blackout and Doctor Mister playing the best in arena rock, hard rock, and power pop. (Saturday, Lone Wolf, FREE)

15. Shake your booty at Latina queer night Yas Mama, with music by Ickarus and Hannah Lit, performances by Lady Quesa’Dilla, and more surprises. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, $5)


See acrobats hone their craft (#20)
Watch in awe as acrobats hone their craft (#20)

16. Groove all day at Black Joy in Brooklyn, a Chicago dance party with DJ sets by Twelve45, Rubadub, and Rae Chardonnay. (Sunday, Friends & Lovers, $15)

17. Try some traditional footwork at City Stompers, where you can both watch and learn clogging, flatfooting, and American square and round dancing. (Sunday, Old First Reformed Church, $10)

18. Class it up at Salute to Broadway, Regina Opera’s Sunday concert series featuring Jennifer Greene Ribeiro, Aida Carducci, Heejae Kim, Kevin Rockower, and more. (Sunday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, $12)

19. Get mystical at Urban Alchemy 101, where you’ll learn about alchemical herbs, dream alchemy, reading alchemical texts, and more. (Sunday, Catland, $10)

20. Be awed at the Student Intensive Showcase, an evening of aerialists, acrobats, gymnasts, and other extremely flexible folks. (Sunday, The Muse, $10 suggested)

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