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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, spring break edition

Have a messy Spring Break with Chris Harder (#). Photo via Facebook
Have a messy Spring Break with Chris Harder (#3). Photo via Facebook

[Ed note: Reminder, we now have a separate roundup for activism-focused events, which we encourage you to check out here.]

1. Hit a home run at BHS Free Friday, which also celebrates their new Jackie Robinson exhibit and includes drink-n-design pennants, lots of Dodgers ephemera, and much more. (Friday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

2. See some tuneful flicks at Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts, a curated evening of shorts, “soundies,” and television and film appearances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. (Friday, City Reliquary, $8)

3. Let it all hang out at Wasabassco’s Spring Break: Gowanus, a night of burlesque and striptease from Chris Harder, Delysia La Chatte, Dolly Debutante, Ivory Fox, Penny Wren, Sapphire Jones, and Sydni Deveraux. (Friday, Bell House, $20)

4. Laugh invisibly at Camouflage, a new comedy show featuring free pizza and jokesters Kevin Avery, Ben Kronberg, Josh Gondelman, Emmy Blotnick, and Lucas Connolly. (Friday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

5. Get weird at Nobody Builds Walls Better Than Me, a night of performance art exploring language, bridges, and borders with durational works by female immigrant artists. (Friday, Grace Exhibition Space, FREE)

6. Feel fabulous at Bodega Ball 2017, two nights of the “nastiest” drag acts, including Prison Postumo, Junta, Extended Hell, L.O.T.I.O.N., and many more. (Friday & Saturday, Don Pedro, $10 + a can of food for the homeless)

Proclaim your passion for Dzieci Theatre (#14). Photo via Brokelyn
Proclaim your passion for Dzieci Theatre (#14). Photo via Brokelyn

7. Start your Easter weekend by finding some eggs, with three excellent options: a hunt in Lief Ericson Park, a mini-golf search at Shipwrecked, or a full-on carnival at Aviator Sports Center. (Saturday, FREE / $5 / $9)

8. Gorge guiltlessly at the Vegan Shop-Up, with cruelty-free treats from burgers to pizza pockets to donuts. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

9. Stare up into the sky at Brooklyn Brainery’s Cloud Study: Greenpoint, with discussions about cloud classification, weather forecasting, and the hidden merits in cloud shape studies. (Saturday, Greenpoint, $13)

10. Drink your way across the borough at Culture Crawl Brooklyn, with food and drink specials, a street-art map for exploring, and more. (Saturday, $20)

11. Let out your animal nature at The Barn Show, with stand-up, drag, music, and improv from Josh Bates, Tim Lamphier, Meaghan Strickland, Caitlin Dullea, and more. (Saturday, Legion, FREE)

12. See Spanish stand-up at Quixota in the Time of Trump, a “politically incorrect monologue” by Malú HDT about stereotypes and xenophobia. (Saturday, Halyard’s, $5)

13. Love the ladies at Underground Heroine Showcase, featuring Maia Zoe, Millszy, Dash Machete, Ashley Nour, Lindsee Lonesome, and more. (Saturday, Gamba Forest, $5)

14. Have a holy night at A Passion: Easter Vigil, a dramatic choral liturgy inspired by the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Connecticut. (Saturday, Sure We Can, $10 suggested)

15. Get emotional at House of Feelings, featuring KAG, Olive T + Kris, FITNESS, Helado Negro, and more. (Saturday, Silent Barn, $10)

Kink it up with Cassie Nova (#20). Photo via Facebook
Kink it up with Cassie Nova (#20). Photo via Facebook

16. Take in some marvelous movies at the Filmshop Easter Brunch Screening, with work by Ari Rothschild, Anne Hu, Daryl Lathon, Don Downie, and more. (Sunday, Videology, $10 suggested)

17. Make your holiday new-age-ier at the Eostre Brunch Party, with pancakes, mocktails, cocktails, tarot and astrology readings, and acoustic tunes by Omer Gal. (Sunday, Tarot Society, $5–$10 suggested)

18. Do some grown-up searching at the Rooftop Reds Egg Hunt, with wine prizes plus Mast Brothers chocolate and wine pairings. (Sunday, Rooftop Reds, $25)

19. Beat it over to the Michael Jackson Easter Skate, with tunes by the King of Pop all night long. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge Park Skate, $9)

20. Have a naughty night at Safeword Burlesque, with fetish-inspired performances by Cassie Nova, Elle McQueen, Essence Revealed, K.James, Minx Arcana, and Nyx Nocturne. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $15)

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