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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Passeaster edition

1. Be in it for the laughs at Chris & Chris Put on a Variety Show, where the Chrises of comedy put together a solid lineup of performers, featuring Reformed Whores, Nick Kocher, Emily Winter, and more. (Friday, Union Hall, $5-8)

2. Space out at Moon Crew: Intergalactic Hoosegow (That Means Jail!), a space comedy that follows the Moon Crew as they await trial in the intergalactic hoosegow and navigate the social circles within the intergalactic prison system. (Friday, The Brick, $10)

3. Preach to the choir at Daniel, The Maestro Musical Revue, a gospel, soul and funk fusion show with maestro Daniel Cameron conducting his band, singers, and dancers, bringing you rock ‘n roll religion. (Friday, The Well, FREE)

4. Say his name three times at Beetlejuice Screening + Goth vs. Kawaii where they’ll celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film, plus a goth vs. kawaii dance party afterwards with costumes encouraged. (Friday, Gemini & Scorpio, $10)

5. Dance, dance at The Black Parade, playing all the songs your pop-punk heart remembers, so wear your favorite band t-shirt and try not to be too emo about it. (Friday, Knitting Factory, FREE before midnight with RSVP)


It’s almost summer again at Smorgasburg (#6). Photo via Facebook.

6. Brave the lines at Smorgasburg Opening Weekend which returns from its cold weather hiatus on Saturday in in Williamsburg and Sunday in Prospect Park featuring lots of unique shopping and food stands and new vendors. (Sat-Sun, Smorgasburg, FREE)

7. Don’t shoot the freaks at the Coney Island Circus Sideshow Opening Weekend, the world’s first professional non-profit theatre dedicated to keeping the American sideshow alive with Jelly Boy the Clown, Fibi Eyewalker, Velvet Crayon, and more. (Sat-Sun, Coney Island USA, $10)

8. Work on your canvassing and persuasion skills at Iceout Petitioning, aiding the Immigrant Justice Working group in collecting signatures to make it safer for immigrants to access the courts. (Saturday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

9. Join for a short film and roundtable discussion at Radicals Running the City: Lessons from Barcelona where you’ll hear from three leaders from Barcelona working on grassroots experiments in urban governance. (Saturday, Starr Bar, FREE)

10. Catch the debut evening of The Feel Good Show hosted by Sam Grittner and Mike Brown, featuring performances by an all-star lineup who have come together to tell jokes and raise money for a NYC-based charity. (Saturday, The Bell House, $10)

11. Laugh for good at Paid Protest, a comedy show fundraising for the NYC Democratic Socialists of America featuring comrades Myq Kaplan, Tanael Joachim, Lizzie Martinez and more. (Saturday, Verso Books, $10 recommended)

12. Play around at Jack of Cups, a story about the people that are left after the Flood That Drowned the World who gather from far and wide for The Remembrance Festival, and see what has become of the new world. (Saturday, Absurd Conclave, $10)

13. Have your senses heightened at Ataraxia: Tesseract, where startling live performances will happen throughout the night while you wander through interactive installations and projection works, scored by an ever evolving soundscape. (Saturday, Q Studios, $20)

14. Release your inner wolf and Howl at the Moon, where you’ll come together in celebration, ritual, and revelry in honor of the full blue moon, with dancing going late into the night. (Saturday, X Marks the Loft, $20)

15. Expect to be jumpin’ jumpin’ at R & She: The Queens of Hip-Hop and R&B where they’ll play your favorite classics from the queens of the ’90s and ’00s, as well as fresh new hits. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, $5-8)


Tap into your dark side at the new Morbid Anatomy Library (#17). Photo via Facebook.

16. Enjoy everything at Elixirs, Easter Egg Painting, and Ambrosia Spring where there’s a day of programming starting with yoga for fertility and vibrancy, egg painting with natural dyes and seed planting, and a collective early evening gathering. (Sunday, Ambrosia Elixirs, $?)

17. Tap into your dark side at the Morbid Anatomy Easter Open House and celebrate the unveiling of the Morbid Anatomy Library in it’s new home, and see the exhibition The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth. (Sat-Sun, Fort Hamilton Gate House, FREE)

18. Learn the basics at Kombucha 101 which will demystify the fermentation process, cover bacteria and yeast, what a SCOBY is, how to feed it, and how to continue brewing delicious ‘booch at home. (Sunday, Earth Arts Center, $15-20)

19. Be-bop along with the music at Jazz Session Sunday featuring a rotating cast of musicians, sip on suds and listen or sign up to play, hosted by Dominic Carioti and Nich Mueller. (Sunday, Fulton Ale House, FREE)

20. Rock ‘n roll is reborn at Nobunny, Chorizo, Cheap Sneakers, where this rabbit-led pop-punk band headlines Easter Sunday with a full guitar-blasting lineup. (Sunday, Diviera Drive, $18)

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