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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, holiday singalong edition

Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)
Be a fool with Dzieci Theater (#5)

1. Go gonzo with Clocktower Radio’s #trashDAY, a live-audience radio broadcast where hosts k(Rob), Doe Derek, and guests investigate the works of current MoCADA exhibiting artists. (Friday, MoCADA, $8)

2. Giggle at all sorts of holiday antics at the premiere screening of MINDTROLL Snows It In, an hour of music and performance followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew. (Friday, Video Revival, FREE)

3. Show solidarity while enjoying great performances at Seems Fake But Ok, a variety show with proceeds benefitting the undocumented-youth-led NYSYLC. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5)

4. Dig diversity at House of Krayola, a live art showcase featuring rappers, performance artists, dancers, and surprises from queer, trans, and POC artists. (Friday & Saturday, Jack, $10)

5. Delight in buffoonery at Dzieci Theater’s Fools Mass, featuring a cast of village idiots and comedic audience participation. (Friday through Sunday, varying locations, $10)

6. Have the gold experience at the skint’s Housequake: Prince Party, with DJ Steve Reynolds spinning all the hits, remixes, rarities, and more. (Friday, Union Hall, $5)

Find your balance with Anne Weshinskey (#8)
Find your balance with Anne Weshinskey (#9)

7. Gorge guilt-free at the Vegan Shop-Up: Naughty and Spice, a smorgasbord of vegan goods, foods, and drinks. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

8. Enjoy an array of artist presentations at Title:Point’s monthly SalON!, with video art by Gautam Nikolai Kansara, performance by GJ Dowding, draby by Glace Chase, and more. (Saturday, Hell Phone, $7–$10)

9. Laugh it up, holiday style, at the Comedy Christmas Spectacular, with jokesters including Joe Pera, Catherine Cohen, Patti Harrison, Julio Torres. (Saturday, Park Church Co-Op, FREE)

10. Be awed by aerialists and acrobats at the Holiday Circus Cabaret, starring Anne Weshinskey, Lacy Key, Shipra Saraogi, Gina Leone, and many more. (Saturday, Big Sky Works, $20)

11. Dance your face off at A Very Junxion Christmas, featuring a naughty-or-nice talent show, a make-out mistletoe station, Christmas carol karaoke, go-go dancing, holiday performance art, and much more. (Saturday, House of Yes, $15)

12. See some sexy stylings at Art of Legohn’s Red Light Special: A Night of Urban Burlesque, choreographed by Yaminah Legohn. (Saturday, Gold Sounds, $10)

Sing sweet seasonal songs with the Sweetback Sisters (#19) (pic by Gisel Florez)
Sing sweet seasonal songs with the Sweetback Sisters (#19) (pic by Gisel Florez)

13. Take your tykes to a puppet show: Spellbound Theater’s The Last Coin  is a tale of cleverness and kindness featuring shadow puppetry, sensory audience interactions, and surprises. (Sunday, Old Stone House, $15)

14. Grab gifts for the most important member of your family — your dog, of course — at the Puppies n Pints Howliday Party, with proceeds going to Sugar Mutts Rescue. (Sunday, Bat Haus, $10)

15. Stuff your face with sweets at the Brooklyn Cookie Takedown, with more than 25 Brooklyn bakers coming up with competing confections. (Sunday, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, $20)

16. Class it up at the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra Holiday Concert, featuring Spanish-themed compositions by Rimsky-Korsakov, Manuel de Falla, and Ravel. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, $18)

17. Flex your creativity at the December Make-a-Long, a self-guided workshop where you can make dioramas, mobiles, and other elementary school crafts. (Sunday, NYC Resistor, $10)

18. Chill out at Lakeside’s 2nd Annual Ice Spectacular, where figure-skating soloists, duets, and group numbers will spin across the rink. (Sunday, Lakeside Brooklyn, FREE)

19. Twang it out at The Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular, featuring holiday songs of all types, plus trivia, games, and more. (Sunday, Bell House, $15)

20. Get weird at the Diverse Universe Festival, a performance art showcase featuring strange and unusual artists from Estonia to Poland to New Jersey. (Sunday, The Gateway, $12)

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