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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Bushwick open studios edition

1. Fail on purpose at Do Your Worst, six dance performers curated by Boom Bat Gesture including Lorelei Ramirez, Coco Cafe, Kirsten Schnittker, and Amity Jones. (Friday & Saturday, Triskelion Arts, $18)

2. Cast a sexy spell at Magical Girl Burlesque’s Workshop Review, starring Dust Bunny, Regal Mortis, Rose Quartz, Angelica Lavalier, and many more. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5)

3. Support emerging artists at Oye! Avant-Garde Night, an evening of eclectic theater, dance, and film, plus music, conversation, food, and dancing. (All weekend, Jack, $18)

4. Stir up some comedy at Bitches Brew, with jokes from Kate Willett, Mike Lebovitz, Aparna Nancherla, and many more. (Friday, Halyard’s, FREE)


Get down for a good cause with the Stoop Kids (#
Get down for a good cause with the Stoop Kids (#10). Photo via Facebook

5. Have an endlessly artful weekend at Bushwick Open Studios, the 11th year of the borough’s biggest art fiesta. (All weekend, Bushwick, FREE)

6. Stop and take a whiff at the Kingsland Wildflowers Festival, with tours of green roofs, interactive activities, food, beer, and live music. (Saturday, Kingsland Wildflowers, FREE)

7. Celebrate women-fronted spaces at the NWS One-Year Anniversary, with performances, food, drinks, and interactive workshops. (Saturday, New Women Space, $10)

8. Party in the sunshine at the Breuckelen County Fair, with puppet shows, pony rides, face-painting, Caribbean dancing, and tours of New York’s oldest house. (Saturday, Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, FREE)

9. Get glassy at UrbanGlass Open Studios, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Bead Project with studio tours, hands-on workshops, and more. (Saturday, UrbanGlass, FREE)

10. Rock out for a cure at Cancer Can’t Kill Love, a benefit concert featuring Tyler Conroy, The Hill Bros, Stoop Kids, August on Sunday, and more. (Saturday, The Leif Bar, $donation)

11. Bask in the end-of-summer glory at Rock the Pulaski, with bands, beer, BBQ, and a bonfire under a bridge in Greenpoint. (Saturday, North Brooklyn Boat Club, $5 before 8pm; $10 after)

12. Shake off the playa dust at Reentry 2017, a wild spectacle party presented by a half-dozen Burning Man camps full of art, music, and more. (Saturday, Lot 45, $5 before 10pm; $10 after)

13. Dance yourself into outer space at Gala Galactica, with infinity installations, intergalactic acrobats, and music from Waze + Odyssey, Till Von Sein, and Whitney Fierce. (Saturday, House of Yes, $20)

14. Wish a happy half-dozen at the Broke City Six-Year Anniversary Party, with DJs Huerco S, Octo Octa, Aakmael, and Wey. (Saturday, Sunnyvale, $10)


Find your soul with Jennah Bell (#16). Photo via Facebook
Find your soul with Jennah Bell (#16). Photo via Facebook

15. Walk it out at the 43rd annual Atlantic Antic, the largest street fair in Brooklyn, with 12 entertainment stages, more than 500 vendors, and 100 local businesses along 10 huge blocks. (Sunday, Atlantic Ave., FREE)

16. Have an afrotastic day at the Soul of Brooklyn Festival, with Afropop radio, cross-disciplinary panels, South African dancers, and music from Jennah Bell, Ayo, and more. (Sunday, Weeksville Heritage Center, FREE)

17. Pig out at the Brooklyn Bacon Takedown, with 15 cooks making crazy concoctions out of Cheshire Farms Heritage bacon. (Sunday, Arrogant Swine, $20)

18. See lovely lunar ladyparts at She Moon: A Show About Butts, featuring aerial, dance, storytelling, music, and magic. (Sunday, The Muse, $20)

19. Put some balls in holes at the Best of Brooklyn Skee-Ball Tournament, where you could win a $100 bar tab. (Sunday, Full Circle Bar, FREE)

20. Bring your fellow queens to Rupaul’s Drag Race Trivia and answer all the fabulous questions based on clips, pictures, trivia, and more. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

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