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

Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#
Try not to startle Subhah Agarwal (#2)

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1. Get tingly at the book launch for Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, with readings by contributors as well as performances and more. (Friday, Industry City Distillery, FREE)

2. Giggle about what’s good at the Silver Linings Comedy Show, featuring Patrick Schroeder, Subhah Agarwal, Mike Abrusci, Courtney Maginnis, and more. (Friday, Precious Metal, FREE)

3. Affirm creativity for all at this month’s Queer Abstract, with comedy by Lou Gonzalez, music by Carissa Matsushima, poetry by Paul Tran, dance by Nia and Ness, and more. (Friday, Starr Bar, FREE)

4. Steam up your evening at Wasabassco’s All the Way, a double-header with a variety of burlesque and go-go dancers. (Friday, Way Station, $20)

5. Liberate yourself and dance the night away at Black Love Party, presented by Femmepremacy and Bklyn Boihood. (Friday, Littlefield, $10)


Find out why Christian Finnegan is a comedy outlier (#9)
Find out why Christian Finnegan is a comedy outlier (#9)

6. See some seriously buff ladies at the third annual Iron Maidens Raw Open, an all-female bodybuilder competition. (Saturday, CrossFit South Brooklyn, FREE)

7. Bring some kiddies to experience nature and contribute to science at The Great Backyard Bird Count. (Saturday, Trail Blazers Outpost, FREE)

8. Haven’t had enough love? Head to the Valentine’s Masquerade Ball, with food and drink specials, unusual performances, art installations, and couples’ games. (Saturday, Arrogant Swine, FREE)

9. Laugh yourself silly at the Comedy Outliers Five-Year Anniversary, featuring Alingon Mitra, Joe Machi, Christian Finnegan, and more. (Saturday, Union Hall, $10)

10. Get down for a good cause at Famous in Bushwick, a Planned Parenthood fundraiser, with DJs Wink and Dras keeping you movin’. (Saturday, The Starliner, $5)

11. Learn about the effects of a changing Brooklyn at The B(LA)K Experience, Latasha Alcindor’s “performative memoir” of growing up in the borough in the early ’90s. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $20)

12. Fulfill your playa dreams at Thunder Gumbo’s Freezing Man, with DJs, bands, a ton of art, Abominable Snowlympics, bobbing for frozen apples, and plenty more craziness. (Saturday, Rubulad, $20)

13. Rage on the dance floor at Feeling Gloomy’s (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang, an evening of post-punk, Britpop, synthpop, and glam songs about being teed off and keyed up. (Saturday, Halyards, $6)

14. Belt out your frustrations at My Heart Attack Will Go On, a karaoke jam and fundraiser for the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio. (Saturday, UnionDocs, FREE)


Just try to take your eyes off of Kita St Cyr (#18)
Just try to take your eyes off of Kita St Cyr (#18) (pic by Johnel Felix Clemente)

15. Booze it up bright and early at Can Jam, with brews from Alchemist, Burial, Other Half, LIC Beer Project, and many more — plus two beer bongs, because why not. (Sunday, Threes Brewing, FREE)

16. Class it up with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra’s Celebration of Jazz-Age Paris, playing selections from Gershwin, Walton, Offenbach, and Fauré. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, $20)

17. Hear a tale or three at The Bodega Monthly Storytelling Show, featuring Sean O’Brien, Simi Toledano, Dallas Athent, Lauren Irwin, and more. (Sunday, The Bodega, FREE)

18. Be awed and amazed at the February Circus Cabaret, starring Kita St Cyr, Troy Lingelbach, Landen Finkel, Jen James, and many more. (Sunday, The Muse, $10)

19. Chuckle the night away at The Macaulay Culkin Show, with jokesters including Sonia Denis, Bowen Yang, and Ziwe Fumudoh. (Sunday, Shea Stadium, $5)

20. Rock out for the resistance at new monthly series Not My President, tonight featuring music from Christine Cherry, Amos Rose, Billy Conahan, Dylan DeBiase, and RoseAnn Fino and the Lovely Misfits. (Sunday, Legion, $10)

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