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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, post-apocalypse edition

Watch Maiko Kikuchi's wild and weird puppetry (#2) (pic by Richard Termine)
Watch Maiko Kikuchi’s wild and weird puppetry (#2) (pic by Richard Termine)

[Ed note: Although this roundup is written as if this is a normal weekend, it’s clearly not. We are all still in shock, and if you’re looking for places to go and things to do to work on that, we got you. But if you’re ready for regular fun, here’s our 20 funky and fascinating things to keep you going.]

1. Celebrate our borough’s bounty at BHS Free Friday: Harvest, with pie tastings, a cranberry sauce demonstration, a Brooklyn landscape drink-n-draw, artist-led tours of exhibitions, and more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. Stretch your ideas of performance at the In Flux Festival with five weekends of puppetry, dance, theater, poetry, and live music, beginning tonight with a piece by Maiko Kikuchi and Sachiyo Takahashi. (Friday & Saturday, FiveMyles, FREE)

3. Take a journey to Bad Neighbor Theater’s The Little Prince, a modern-day retelling of Saint-Exupéry’s classic set here in New York City. (Friday, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, $10)

4. Imbibe some history at Drinking with the Devil, an exploration of the uses of wine in witchcraft through the lenses of alchemy, ritual, and science — followed by a wine tasting, of course. (Friday, Catland, $12)

5. Watch wacky reinterpretations of your youth at Puppet Playlist Destroys Your Childhood, where puppeteers perform twisted adult pieces set to beloved children’s songs. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $13)

6. Dance out your despair at Psychic Fall, featuring DJs Chicklet, aCeb00mbaP, Tigga Calore, Vivian Baron, and DatKat spinning deep house, techno, and hip-hop with a psychedelic twist. (Friday, Kymberle Project, $15)

Get grungy with The Love Show (#) (pic by John Huntington)
Get grungy with The Love Show (#12) (pic by John Huntington)

7. Get a jump on holiday shopping at the Hollyberry Arts & Crafts Fair, with dozens of vendors selling handmade wares, including jewelry, candles, pottery, origami, linens, photography, and art. (Saturday, Park Slope United Methodist Church, FREE)

8. Welcome The Well to the terrible twos at their Second Anniversary Party, with a massive special bottle and draft list, hourly door prizes, and a speaking panel of a half-dozen NYC brewers. (Saturday, The Well, FREE)

9. Pick up some lady papers at the New Women Print & Zine Fest, curated by Got a Girl Crush. (Saturday, New Women Space, FREE)

10. Meet some South Bk artists at the Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Open Studios, featuring works across many disciplines by 35+ creators. (Saturday & Sunday, FREE)

11. Come together to figure out what the f*%k we do next at the Post-Election Gathering of Resistance & Resilience, where like-minded (and surely shell-shocked) folks will cook together, share together, and strategize together. (Saturday, Mayday Space, FREE)

12. Hear stories of wars past at Show & Tale: Soldiers, Sailors, and Civilians, where veterans of all kinds will bring an object and share its story. (Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE)

13. Put on your Docs and flannel for Smells Like the Love Show, a grunge-themed variety show with the Love Show Dancers, circus by Tara Quinn, burlesque by The Trash Can Twins, magic by The Great Dubini, and more. (Saturday, House of Yes, $20)

14. Vent whatever you can at Hope: An Open Mic for the Future, with five-minute sets for anyone who wants one. (Saturday, The Brick, FREE)

15. Laugh away the tears at The Human Citizen Comedy Show, featuring Daniel Simonsen, Langston Kerman, Justy Dodge, Mike Denny, Khalid A. Rahmaan, and Frank Terranova. (Saurday, Art Café, FREE).

Help Butt Kapinski solve a clowny crime (#20)
Help Butt Kapinski solve a clowny crime (#20)

16. Even if you’re a goy or shiksa, check out the first-ever Jewish Comic Con, full of artists and panel discussions that explore how Jewish identity influenced comics, both on the page and behind the scenes. (Sunday, Congregation Col Israel, $15)

17. Right some representational wrongs at the Indigenous People’s Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, striving to make information and documentation related to Indigenous peoples’ movement histories more accessible. (Sunday, Interference Archive, FREE)

18. Have a sexy giggle at reading series Funny/Sexy/Sad, featuring Lizzy Acker, Tom Batten, Alicia Camden, MJ Corey, and Lauren Ebner. (Sunday, Branch Ofc., FREE)

19. Revel in poetics at Full-Throated Singing, a celebration of the life and poetry of Wanda Coleman, with Amber Tamblyn, Mahogany L. Browne, Patrica Smith, and Terrance Hayes. (Sunday, Berl’s Poetry Shop, FREE)

20. Help figure out whodunit at Butt Kapinski NYC, a “funny, filthy, fully interactive” film noir clown murder mystery. (Sunday, South Oxford Space, FREE)

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