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

Find your turf with the Inclined Dance Project (#4)
Find your turf with Inclined Dance Project (#4)

1. Schmooze, snack, drink, and chat with museum staffers at MoFAD @ Night while you consume their yummy new exhibit, “Chow: Making the Chinese-American Restaurant.” (Friday, Museum of Food & Drink, $20)

2. See some splendid art at the opening of Plus One, where 22 artists were invited to submit a piece of work, and then invite another artist to be their “plus one” and do the same. (Friday, Trestle Gallery, FREE)

3. Get kinky at Helps to Hate You a Little: A Lovestory, a “tragic farce” that incorporates BDSM, shapeshifting, the absurd, mixtapes, and more. (Friday through Sunday, Cloud City, $18)

4. Surround yourself with mad movement at Inclined Dance Project’s TURF, an immersive, work about social and geographical change performed by an all-female ensemble. (Friday & Saturday, Center for Performance Research, $16)

5. Go way old-fashioned at The Owl Movie, a cinema work by multimedia composer Lary 7 that explores arcane film equipment and musical instruments. (Friday & Saturday, Issue Project Room, $15)

6. Watch burlesquers give it their all at Wasabassco’s All the Way, starring Sydni Deveraux, Nasty Canasta, Dolly Debutante, Genie Adagio, and Jenny C’est Quoi. (Friday, Way Station, $20)

Get on your feet for Preachermann and the Revival (#)
Get on your feet for Preachermann and the Revival (#11)

7. Shop stylish at the American Fine Craft Show, with handmade ceramics, jewelry, and furniture by 90+ craft artists from around the country. (Friday & Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE w/ museum admission)

8. Learn about the international renegade creative scene at the Alternative Art School Fair, a weekend of workshops, discussions, and keynote presentations. (Saturday & Sunday, Pioneer Works, $15)

9. Show your love for ladies at the Femmes to the Front Zine Fest, a series to celebrate and connect the female artist community. (Saturday, Holyrad Studios, FREE)

10. Play some wacky games at Deathmatch by Audio VIII, with a slew of indie-developed multiplayer video games, including Death by Audio’s newest: Volleygon. (Saturday, Madwell, FREE)

11. Dress up in the ugliest outfit you have and head to Rubulad’s Fashion Suicide, with projection art, a silent disco, a worst-outfit pageant, and music from Preachermann and the Revival, Dolly Trolly, Moldover, and Pussy Grabs Back. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10 before 9pm; $20 after)

12. Laugh it up in a distillery at Captains of Industry, with Lukas Kaiser, Rojo Perez, Matt Koff, Kerry Coddett, Dina Hashem, and more. (Saturday, Industry City Distillery, FREE)

13. Dance it out at Shake!, with DJ Monk One and DJ Prestige spinning all 45s of early funk, proto-disco, disco, and other classics. (Saturday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

14. Scream out the rage at Emo Night Brooklyn, a dance party and singalong featuring all the best of 2000s emo and pop-punk. (Saturday, Bell House, $10)

Laugh until you explode with Kareem Green (#19)
Laugh until you explode with Kareem Green (#19)

15. Gorge yourself guiltlessly at the Mini Thanksgiving Vegan Shop-Up, with a bunch of cruelty-free vendors slinging their seasonally appropriate eats, from pecan pie to pizza. (Sunday, Haymakers, FREE)

16. Or gorge yourself carnivorously at the Brooklyn Chili Takedown, with a whopping 27 different vats of meat-and-bean goodness. (Sunday, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, $20)

17. Class it up at Concerts on the Slope, with eight new works by eight different composers, commissioned by flutist Martha Cargo and cellist Ben Larsen on the (rather timely) theme of “brokenness.” (Sunday, St. John’s Episcopal Church, $20 suggested)

18. See some cinematic strangeness at Metropolitan Meditations, a presentation by Urban Omnibus of a few of Peter Hutton’s avant-garde films about New York. (Sunday, UnionDocs, $9)

19. Giggle for a good cause at Jokes for Haiti: A Fundraiser benefiting Hurricane Matthew relief, featuring Nathan McIntosh, Michelle Buteau, Sasheer Zamata, Michelle Wolf, and Kareem Green. (Sunday, Littlefield, $10)

20. Laugh literarily at Literati, a night of comedians in character performing fake readings, including Jo Firestone, Marcia Belsky, Zach Cherry, Aimee Lutkin, and Matt Strickland. (Sunday, Union Hall, $6)

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