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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, slightly spoopy edition

1. Ask Siri for directions to the Google Home Mini Donut Shop for the chance to win either a brand new Google Home Mini or a couple of delicious donuts. (Friday-Sunday, Jane’s Carousel, FREE)

2. See their story unfold at Run, an evening-length dance-poetry story of two black, out-lesbian women in a committed relationship who navigate the daily struggles and joys of life in NYC. (Friday, Five Myles, FREE)

3. Good things come to those who attend All Good Things: A Comedy Variety Show returning with music, juggling, and comedy from Rebecca V. O’Neal, Will Miles, Nate Craig, and a well known special guest. (Friday, Cloud City, $10)

4. Be a cry baby at Rebel Night’s Record Hop with crazy Japanese hosts DJ Sei, Jun and Hiromu spinning dance music from the 50’s and 60’s rock n roll, rockabilly, R&B, soul, blues, and more. (Friday, Diviera Drive, FREE)

5. Dolphin-ately check out Dolphin Party VII: 7th Heaven. Expect divine but desecrated visuals, music to bite or get bitten by (pleasurable, rhythmic bites), spiritual spirits and  sacrosanct brews. (Friday, Rubulad, $5)


Get fab at FAD Market ().
Get fab at FAD Market (#9).

6. Discover everything but the canal at Gowanus Open Studios where artists in the Gowanus neighborhood open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and more. (Saturday-Sunday, Gowanus, FREE)

7. Feast for fall at 2nd Annual Harvest Fest, a hybrid garden party, street fair, and classic fall carnival, with a little something for everyone. (Saturday, Smiling Hogshead Ranch, FREE)

8. Protect your melon with a Free Bike Helmet & Fitting presented by the NYC DOT along with Council Member Mark Treyger, giving out free bike helmets and fittings for all ages while supplies last. (Saturday, Kaiser Park, FREE)

9. Grab some gifts at FAD Market, presenting over 50 thoughtfully selected independent designers’ and artists’ unique jewelry, apparel, bath and body care, tableware, art, home furnishings and more. (Saturday, City Point BKLYN Studios, FREE)

10. Try the soup du jour at the Smith Street Soup Festival, with restaurants such as Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge, Bar Tabac, Hanco’s, Stinky Brooklyn, Kittery and many more participating. (Saturday, Smith Street, $7-15)

11. Eyeballs are mixed with bingo balls at Haunted Bingo where there will be prizes for all the games played, winners choose a curtain Let’s Make A Deal style, plus some sideshow thrown into the bingo mix. (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $10)

12. Stretch your body and wallet for a good cause with In Solidarity With Pureto Rico – Donation Based Yoga & Reiki, taking cash donations for participation in yoga, divinations, consultations, and reiki, with proceeds going to recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. (Saturday, Loom Yoga, $donation)

13. It’s A-frican great party at Sundowners Afro-Funk Dance Party & BBQ, a safari-themed outdoor party with Afrobeat and World Music DJs, special performances, cheap drinks and South African braai (BBQ) eats. (Saturday, The Windmill Factory, $10)

14. Witness the utterly unspeakable at The Witch & Monster ShowWill you cover your eyes or will you witness the macabre and horrifying acts that cannot be described on social media? (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $15)

15. Fly on over to Night Witches. In the dead of night, the only all-female aviation unit flew repurposed crop dusting biplanes to bomb Nazi forces on the front lines. This is their story. (Saturday & Sunday, The Muse, $25)


Party in dolphin heaven (#).
Party in dolphin heaven (#5).

16. Dress up your doggo at the 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Block Party and enjoy games, prizes & activities, plus smooch-a-pooch, photo booth, costume contest for kids and pups, live entertainment and more. (Sunday, Sean Casey Animal Rescue, FREE)

17. Strike it rich at the Goldmine Shopping Party where you can find handmade clothing & accessories, one-of-a-kind vintage, feathers and fascinators, unique jewelry, and lots and lots of sparkles. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE)

18. Complete your costume at Boutique Bazaar: Halloween Market, bringing you seasonal jewelry, crafts, vintage, handmade goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, lingerie, menswear and more. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

19. Look to the heavens in Astrology 101. In this beginner’s course they will go through elements, modalities, and dignities so that you can get to know yourself and your loved ones closely through astrology. (Sunday, Catland, $10)

20. No tomatoes allowed at Hari Kondabolu’s New Material Night where Hari is, you guessed it, working on new material & polishing old material during two shows. (Sunday, Union Hall, $7)

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