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

Stretch Armstrong will help you dance off all that turkey (#4)
Stretch Armstrong will help you dance off all that turkey (#4)

1. Get up and get rolling at the Black Friday Family Bowl, free all day and fun for all ages. (Friday, Brooklyn Bowl, FREE)

2. Wander through the wilderness at a Post Turkey Day Tour of one of Brooklyn’s most historic places. (Friday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $15)

3. If you’re not ready to stop stuffing yourself with stuffing, bring your leftovers to the Way Station’s Friendsgiving Potluck. (Friday, Way Station, FREE)

4. Or groove it all off at the monthly #FOMOParty, with tunes by Tap.10, Darling Chuck, and Tha Yellow R Kel, plus special guest Stretch Armstrong. (Friday, Friends & Lovers, FREE w/ RSVP)

5. Scare yourself silly at a midnight screening of Blood Feast, Herschell Gordon Lewis’s splatterfest full of gruesome deaths, bloody dismemberment, and ritual sacrifice. (Friday & Saturday, Nitehawk Cinema, $12)


Go wild with Laura Stevenson (#10) (pic by Christopher Hainey)
Go wild with Laura Stevenson (#12) (pic by Christopher Hainey)

6. Pick out something lovely at the East New York Farms Holiday Craft Market, and grab some yummy treats from the farm while you’re there. (Saturday, East New York Farms, FREE)

7. Shop local at the fourth annual Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar, with 40+ makers, plenty of food and specialty drinks, crafts for kids, a photobooth, and live DJs. (Saturday & Sunday, 501 Union, FREE)

8. Or try another excellent marketplace: Bed-Stuy Holiday Market, with artisans and designers of African fashion, jewelry, and accessories. (Saturday & Sunday, Calabar Imports, FREE)

9. Class it up at Regina Opera’s Don Giovanni, sung in Italian with supertitles and a full orchestra. (Saturday & Sunday, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, $25)

10. Enjoy some unconventional cartoons at the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation, blending classical animation with avant-garde cinema and the visual culture of alternative comics. (Saturday, Pioneer Works, $15)

11. Vary your verse at the Mystic Poets Open Mic, with 10 slots of 10 minutes apiece, plus a haiku contest. (Saturday, Catland, $3 for readers; $5 for nonreaders)

12. Go crazy at Wild Fest Brooklyn, with music from Iron Chic, Laura Stevenson, the Worriers, Nude Beach, Shellshag, Outskirts, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $25)

13. Cackle like a canine at Dog Day After Night, a comedy show for dogs by humans, featuring Jordan Carlos, Will Miles, Julio Torres, Colin Quinn, Lacey Jeka, and Kristen Buckels. (Saturday, Bell House, $7)

14. Run up that hill to see Hello Earth! The Music of Kate Bush by Theo Bleckman, who takes the songstress’s tunes “into other realms of sound and interpretation.” (Saturday, Roulette, $20)

15. Laugh it up chastely at Comic Sans: Virgin Chronicles, where Lucas Connolly, Jessica Stern, Christian Polanco, Patrick J. Reilly, Brett Hiker, and Heather Fink share their “first time” stories. (Saturday, Over the Eight, FREE)

16. Dance the night away at Discotechnique: The White Party, soundtracked by Francois K, Paul Raffaele, David Kiss, DJ Bruce, and Blu Detiger. (Saturday, House of Yes, FREE before 11 w/ RSVP)


Find calm in these troubled times with the Peace Poets (#)
Find calm in these troubled times with the Peace Poets (#19)

17. Wander through one of the wonders of NYC at the Greetings from Coney Island Walking Tour, covering the history of the famous amusement zone once called Sodom by the Sea. (Sunday, Coney Island, $25)

18. Or give your wanderings a more radical bent on the Social Justice Walking Tour, highlighting gentrification and environmental justice in Williamsburg. (Sunday, McCarren Park Pool, by donation)

19. Celebrar diversity at Nuestra Cultura: A Latinx Diaspora Celebration, a night of music, spoken word, and visual art from the Peace Poets, Noel Quiñones, RoseAngel, and more. (Sunday, Mayday Space, $10)

20. Prove you know all the answers at Gilmore Girls Trivia, with five rounds including a clips round, a picture round, two general knowledge rounds, and a surprise round. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

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