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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, dog days edition

1. Feel the breeze at The Rover that brings a story using nudity to explore how our bodies can help define our identity, and how hiding and revealing our identities on our own terms can help to achieve personal freedom. (Fri-Sun, Prospect Park, FREE)

2. Fall Under the Influence, a community storytelling salon where anyone can tell a story relating to the theme of “under the influence,” plus bring food and drinks to share for a huge potluck. (Friday, The Shed, suggested donation $10)

3. Gather around the Campfire, a series of live outdoor storytelling shows around fire that aim to put a modern spin on an ancient art form, featuring Gastor Almonte, Liza Treyger, Sean Patton, and musical guest Exit Daze. (Friday, North Brooklyn Farms, $5-10)

4. Climb to the roof for Cycles in Sound: Ambient Sunset, where two spellbinding artists weave old traditions with new techniques to bring you ambient, uplifting electronic music. Marvel at a sunset morphing into a soundscape using viola, keys, looping & vocals. (Friday, secret rooftop, $12)

5. Game the system at ReMix / ReMaX Party, a night of remixing in the form of games, visuals, and audio mashups, so check out some indie games, weird romhacks, glitch art, with the classic arcade amidst the current art show featuring Kashink, and more. (Friday, Superchief Gallery, $10)


Game the system at ReMix/ReMaX (#5). Photo via Facebook.

6. Bring your dog (or borrow one) to the Pup Pix MashMeet, an immersive photo experience where you can capture professional portraits, action shots, and witness pro dogs performing tricks and stunts, plus pancakes and mimosas for the humans. (Saturday, Industria Williamsburg, FREE)

7. Big ideas are at The Small Press Flea, a summer market of your favorite local publishers and magazines to provide your end-of-summer beach reading, sweet deals, and cold treats while you fill your totes. (Saturday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

8. Bring your BFF to Romy & Michele’s Saturday Afternoon Tea Dance that’s, like, a really fun party that plays really cool records on a Saturday afternoon, plus your requests via Post-Its on the Post-It Request Wall. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

9. Cool off at the Doggy Pool Party Fundraiser, featuring doggy pools, treats, and popsicles, and for the humans there’s free Sixpoint beer from 2-6 with purchase of a $20 wristband, with 100% of the proceeds donated to Korean K9 Rescue. (Saturday, Nordwind’s, FREE-$20)

10. Catch a pizza this at the Artichoke Pizza Eating Contest where a crowd of competitive pizza eaters will take to the stage to vie for the coveted Golden Peel Trophy, hosted by Artichoke founders, cousins, and pizzaiolos Sal Basille & Fran Garcia. (Saturday, Park Slope’s Strummer Stroll block party, FREE)

11. Laugh like a lumberjack at Wooden It Be Nice, a comedy variety show featuring Carly Ann Filbin, Darian Lusk, DMXX, and others, so arrive early because this show is stacked as a pile of dried wood. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

12. Think to the future for MASS, a performance that will explore the explosion of social media and what life may look like hundreds of years down the line if this obsession with fame continues. (Saturday, Center for Performance Research, $10)

13. Go back to the swingin’ 60’s at The Summer of Love and see original vintage 16mm films of various iconic artists from the 1960’s & early 1970’s like Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, the Beatles and so much more. (Saturday, Coney Island Museum, $10)

14. Melt ICE and melt the dance floor at Melting Point: Immigration Benefit, an eclectic mix of progressive sound from reggaeton and techno, with Physical Therapy, LSDXOXO, Zakmatic, with proceeds going to Al Otro Lado. (Saturday, Market Hotel, $16+ donation)

15. Move your body to the beat at Be Cute + Bushwig Warmup, a mixed queer dance party with DJs and drag shows, plus a late night dance contest to win tickets to Bushwig. (Saturday, Littlefield, $5-15)


Get up in arms for the Battle of Brooklyn tour (#)

16. Get up in arms at The Battle of Brooklyn and Beyond for a military history walking tour to commemorate the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn, the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence. (Sunday, Evergreens Cemetery, $5)

17. Get some sparkly duds at the Playa Style Costume Bazaar with fresh, fierce and ready-to-wear fashions for festivals, eclipses, desert parties, or just all year round, with curated designers, artisans and artists for the best shopping ever. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

18. Go retro at the Betty Bazaar Vintage Market, a market full of vintage goods from different vendors and the Bettys art collective and peruse with a perfect pint in hand. (Sunday, Secret Project Robot, FREE)

19. Get that old-timey feel from Cartoon Carnival, showing cartoon rarities from the 1920-40s from an extensive 16mm film archive with the theme of weekend getaways and international travel, plus live ragtime piano accompanying silent ‘toons. (Sunday, Rubulad, $10)

20. Stay up late for Keepeasy Sundays, a cozy night of open mic, sexy games, fun prizes, live music by the Keep Cats and burlesque by your hosts Rara Darling and Midnight Moon, and special guest Lucy Buttons. (Sunday, The Keep, FREE)

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