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

1. Strap on your skates for Fix & Chill: ATL with a screening of the classic 2006 coming-of-age film ATL, and browse the museum’s current exhibit, Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco. (Friday, City Reliquary, $10)

2. ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ and (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ* at The Emoji Art Show, a multi-sensory party aiming to amplify emotional and mental health awareness through emojis, featuring creative emoji inspired art by 30+ emerging Brooklyn artists and performers. (Friday, Absurd Conclave, $10-25)

3. Give your best snarl during Punk Rock Karaoke and belt out your favorite punk songs and enter a raffle for a good cause, as proceeds will go to Pop Gym that provides free queer and trans self defense classes. (Friday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $10)

4. The Hard Times Showcase, a live comedy showcase from the writers of The Hard Times, featuring Brian Bahe, Kath Barbadoro, Tiana Miller, and more. (Friday, Tender Trap, $5)

5. It’s Eurovision but in the US for ‘Merica Vision, a song contest featuring artists from around the nation and singing a song representing their home state, and your vote actually counts this time. (Friday, Union Hall, $8)


Give your best oi’s at punk rock karaoke (#3). Photo via Facebook.

6. Add some green to your summer (no, not that kind) at the quarterly Summer Plant Sale where they’re clearing out back inventory with some rare and hard to find plants, as well as great deals on second run containers. (Saturday, Greenery NYC, FREE)

7. Help raise money at the RAICES Beauty Fire Sale Fundraiser with a beauty closet clean out, flash tattoos by Mira Mariah, reiki, intuitive tarot, food, and drink specials with all proceeds going to RAICES Family Reunification and Bond Fund. (Saturday, New Women Space, $15 donation)

8. Be sure to look up at the Historic Kings Theater Tour, where you’ll learn about the history and architecture of the former movie palace and it’s new life after a $95M restoration to a state-of-the-art live performance venue. (Saturday, Kings Theater, $20)

9. Check out a unique combination at Smash Sounds, uniting the worlds of competitive beatboxing and Super Smash Bros for the first time ever, plus arcade games, ping pong, live music, food, drinks, dancing and surprises. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, $30)

10. Have a cultured afternoon at First Saturday: Reimagining Independence, and celebrate the voices of immigrant artists, and activists working to reimagine independence for their communities, with music from an all-women mariachi group, Ushka, and Abir. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

11. Come out and play-ay at the Warriors Fun Ride where, like the movie, you’ll start with your gang in the Bronx and end at Coney Island in this overnight bike ride where checkpoints, activities and trivia get you extra points. (Sat-Sun, Van Cortlandt Park Bronx, $10 per person)

12. Keep your clothes on for Drunk Ed: Magic Mike XXL and find out which of the boys you are, dig deep into the film’s approach to masculinity and the female gaze, and learn about the filming of that beautiful Backstreet Boys scene straight from the actress who lived it, Lindsey Moser. (Saturday, Littlefield, $15)

13. See a seriously stacked show at Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh, a stand-up/sketch/all-around fun good-time show featuringSasheer Zamata, Joe Pera, Ayo Edebiri, Ike Ufomadu, Jennifer Vanilla, and more. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)

14. Intergalactic costumes not mandatory at Party Like It’s 1999: Hello Beastie Boys Edition which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hello, Nasty by giving you Ad-Rock, MCA and Mike D all night long, plus the usual mix of the best dance tunes from the 1990s. (Saturday, The Bell House, FREE)

15. “Dance and drink and screw (because there’s nothing else to do)” at Beetlebum‘s one year anniversary and dance to Britpop bangers from the likes of Blur, Stone Roses, Pulp, Suede, Oasis, and more. (Saturday, Saint Vitus, $8)


Catch some air at Circus Muse (#20). Photo via Facebook.

16. Celebrate the people who take culture into their own hands at Home Away From Home, a festival style wonderland in an otherworldly, multi stage, outdoor extravaganza, with six creative performers of Brooklyn’s home grown culture. (Sunday, Rubulad, $10)

17. Have a whole day at Our Wicked Lady Turns 3, celebrating with permanent tattoos by Karen Glass and Rich Cahill, followed by Jonathan Toubin and a special guest for Sunday Night Soul Scream and drink specials all day. (Sunday, Our Wicked Lady, FREE)

18. Take it easy with Barrington Levy / Third World / Kabaka Pyramid / DJ Gravy / Federation, five of Jamaica’s most acclaimed and longest-running groups join together for a night of dancehall, reggae, and more. (Sunday, Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, FREE)

19. Scan some art at Second Sundays, featuring open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education right on the water in Red Hook. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

20. Catch a traditional-style circus show intermingled with innovative, death-defying acts of skill at Circus Muse for feats against gravity as acrobats soar, spin, juggle, and flip in ways you have to see to believe. (Sunday, The Muse, $15-20)

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