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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, no pants edition

Rock the f*ck out with Th
Rock the f*ck out with There Are Four Lights (#2) (pic by Sarah Wilmer)

1. Increase your literary stock for the cold winter ahead at the BYO Book Swap Party, which also features a discussion on diversity in literature and a raffle of self-published works by local woman of color. (Friday, New Women Space, $5 + a book)

2. Start pining for summer at the Punk Island Winter Benefit, with Deadname, MALLRAT, Trashy, Ex. by V., and There Are Four Lights. (Friday, Hank’s Saloon, $10)

3. Rock hard with some tireless musicians at NYC’s Hardest Working Bands of 2016 Live, based on Oh My Rockness’s calculations of who played the most shows last year. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $10)

4. Creep yourself out at the monthly horror series Fright Fridays, tonight screening The Eyes of My Mother, which combines “an especially bloody strain of slasher pic” with “high-art sensibilities.” (Friday, Videology, $10)


Boggie down with Tank & the Bangas (#)
Boogie down with Tank & the Bangas (#8)

5. Work on your lightness at Sculpting Harmony, a workshop on “creating the opportunity to release what no longer serves you,” with meditation, writing, and drawing. (Saturday, Art Helix, $15)

6. Be festively musical at the 3 Kings Parranda, traditional Caribbean holiday caroling in East Williamsburg. (Saturday, Moore Street Market, FREE)

7. Devote yourself to art at A Spiritual Soiree, with poetry, paintings, song, and dance from Konstantin Kulakov, John Bellemer, Toby Twining, and Alfonse Borysewicz. (Saturday, Tabla Rasa Gallery, FREE)

8. Immerse yourself in culture at Brooklyn Museum First Saturday, with performances by Tank and the Bangas, Discwoman, and Cakes Da Killa, plus a pop-up feminist publishing workshop with Pilot Press and much more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

9. Clap your hands and stomp your feet at Hootenanny 2017, with 20+ musicians including Lard Dog, Katie Ha Ha Ha, JoJo & the Pinecones, and Duke Otherwise. (Saturday, Jalopy Theater, $20)

10. Work to combat hate at Neighborhood Anti-Racist Defense Training, presented by the Kuwasi Balagoon Liberation School. (Saturday, The Base, FREE)

11. See some splendid stylings at Blunderland Revolution Variety Show, with Shane Shane, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Faux Pas le Fay, Aurora North, and more. (Saturday, House of Yes, $15)

12. Welcome a new bookstore to the world at the grand opening of the Prospect Lefferts branch of Greenlight Books, with wine, music, and local literary movers and shakers. (Saturday, Greenlight Books PLG, FREE)

13. Listen to ladies get schooled in masculinity at It’s a Guy Thing, with lessons on dude stuff from Josh Gondelman, Conner O’Malley, Rae Sanni, Alex Song, and more. (Saturday, Union Hall, $6)

14. Swipe right at Tinder Live with Lane Moore, an IRL online dating show with guests Anna Drezen, Dave Hill, Jena Friedman, and Michael Arceneaux. (Saturday, Bell House, $15)

15. Dance it on out at the Soul Night Three-Year Anniversary Extravaganza, with DJs Jonathan Toubin, Mikey Post, Fancy Cat, One Mint Julep, and Fine Wine. (Saturday, Friends & Lovers, $5)


Drop trou with Improv Everywhere because why not (#)
Drop trou with Improv Everywhere because why not? (#17) (pic by deshaunicus/Flickr)

16. Bring the youngsters to the Brooklyn Three Kings Day Parade, with celebrity appearances, musical and cultural performances, and special guests. (Sunday, Williamsburg, FREE)

17. Drop trou with about 5,000 of your closest prankster friends at Improv Everywhere’s 16th annual No Pants Subway Ride. (Sunday, Brooklyn meetup at Old Stone House, FREE)

18. Reflect on the meaninglessness of the universe at Deep Space Live, a late-night talk show set in the outer reaches of outer space. (Sunday, Muchmore’s, FREE)

19. Fête the King at Elvis is 82, with DJ Woops keeping you gyrating, plus a costume contest with a special prize direct from Graceland. (Sunday, Baby’s All Right, FREE)

20. Find your fetish at Safeword: A Bondage & BDSM Spectacle, with spankings, lap dances, sexy stories, and performances by Dirty Lola, Qualms Galore, Jantina Parker, Velvet Kensington, and more. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $15)

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