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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, tax season edition

1. Become a disciple at Kevin Bacon Is Our God where bacon will be served and a service will be given with Footloose hymns, spontaneous testimonials, and special guests. (Friday, Cloud City, $5)

2. Check out films at the 5th Annual Picture Farm Film Festival kick off with film selections celebrating diversity both in front of and behind the camera and spark meaningful conversations after each screening. (Fri-Sat, Wythe Hotel, $12-15)

3. Gather to celebrate this thing called The Prince Sing Along, for a deep dive into Prince’s subtitled music video catalogue that are subtitled to sing along to, plus other Prince-related footage and activities. (Friday, Union Hall, $10)

4. Catch a ride at a Rose Gold’s Everybody Get Yo Roll On, where you can roller skate all night through light projections and roller-dance to DJs. (Friday, BKLYN Skates, $10-15)

5. Dance to strange beats at Bizarre Disco, with a focus on disco in modern dance music. Groove to beats from DJ Mickey Perez, known for his bottomless collection of deep Latin, African, and Caribbean cuts. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $5-10)


Grab some vegan treats at the vegan shop-up (#7). Photo via Facebook.

6. Make a difference at Saturday Group Volunteering and work a shift at the CHiPS Soup Kitchen & Women’s Shelter, which includes cleaning, food prep, and serving. (Saturday, FEED Shop & Cafe, FREE)

7. Nosh at the Vegan Shop-Up for the best vegan and locally made foods, goods, and gifts at this pop-up market. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

8. Literally run, don’t walk to An Afternoon Of Comedy Jogging, a comedy show that happens during a light jog. Comedians and audience members will run around Brooklyn while a performance unfolds in front of them, with a PA system being carried by a strong tech person. (Saturday, Jefferson St & Evergreen Ave, FREE)

9. Brew something up at Tinctures 101 for an in-depth look at the process of making and using homemade tinctures, plant materials, applications for basic medicine, dosages, concentration, dilution, and more. (Saturday, Catland, $15)

10. Schwing along with the actors at the Wayne’s World Drinking Game, where actors perform the classic movie lines with buzwords and phrases that cue you to take a drink. Plus, the performers are drinking along, too. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15)

11. Celebrate the creepy and the spooky at Switch ‘N Play’s Family Values burlesque tribute to The Addams Family, including all of your fave characters represented, from Cousin It and Uncle Fester to Morticia and Wednesday. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7-20)

12. Bring a thesaurus to House of Words, a newly launched space featuring 24 international writers, poets, painters, photographers, sculptors, and installation artists accompanied by a live sound experience. (Saturday, House of Words, FREE)

13. Join a ritual at The Garden of the Gods, where you’ll dance and pay tribute to the deities everywhere and within us all, plus live bands, a holy art hole, talismans tarot, tiny shrines, and more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-20)

14. Break a sweat at Thunder Gumbo: Spring Punk Steam Cleaning, because winter has been long, so take off your jacket and dance away the cold with DJs Illexxandra, Partyfoul5000, Zionysus, and others. (Saturday, The Keep, FREE)

15. Just dance at Dance: A Blog Haus Night with a Justice tribute DJ set courtesy of Rough Justice, plus Alex English and Flying Horse will spin electronic beats from circa 2007-2009. (Saturday, Knitting Factory, FREE w/RSVP, $10 without)


Choose your words carefully at House of Words’ art opening (#12). Photo via House of Words.

16. Unleash your inner artist at Weirdo Painting Class where instead of painting traditional sunsets or a bouquet of flowers, you’ll learn classic layering techniques that will help you paint unique subjects such as a three-eyed cat, a unicorn mermaid or a bunnybird. (Sunday, Cult Party, $30)

17. Uncover mysteries at Secret Brooklyn: An Unusual Guide where Untapped Cities’ Michelle Young and Augustin Pasquet will give a talk on their new book and shed light on some of Brooklyn’s hidden histories. (Sunday, Hendrick I. Lott House, FREE)

18. See highbrow comedy at Read Something Why Don’t You, where Eric Feurer and Graham Techler have gathered some of New York’s most erudite comedic minds to read the best of whatever they have written down. (Sunday, Velvet Brooklyn, FREE)

19. Let the devil take the wheel at Satanic Bingo, with tarot readings, bingo prizes, plus burlesque and sideshow performances by Cyclone Jack Sullivan, Deity Delgado, and Scooter Pie. (Sunday, Bizarre Bar, $5-10)

20. Get down with yourself at Bad Behavior: Queer Spring Fling and pollinate on the dance floor, celebrating the birds and the bees that are out now that spring has blossomed. (Sunday, House of YES, FREE w/RSVP, $5 without)

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