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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, game show edition

1. Get your art on at The Other Art Fair, showcasing 130 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, $8-30)

2. Learn how to ask at Consent For Your Senses: Discovering Autonomy and discover how to ask for and give consent without outside influence in an omni-sensory, sex positive (but not sexual) workshop and event. (Friday, The Violet, $22-28)

3. Get buzzed at NEON where, through medium and metaphor, the artists in Neon explore the strange duality representing contrasting ideas about an optimistic and technologically-fueled tomorrow. (Friday, 623 Bergen St, FREE)

4. Zing it loud at Zingers: The UK Gameshow, where Jo Firestone will be the host of this zany British game show as they test it out live in front of a US audience for the first time. (Friday, The Bell House, $10-15)

5. Live like the gangs of New York at The Education of Al Capone, where the audience will interact with performers, as if patrons of Coney Island’s Harvard Inn, a dive bar and gangster hangout circa 1918, with food fights, fist fights, and murders taking place. (Friday, Coney Island USA, $30)


Go skin deep with Tiffany Jaeyeon (#10). Photo via Tiffany Jaeyeon.

6. Peek into the process at Red Hook Open Studios, and discover studios hidden among the harbor views with the opportunity to visit artist’s studios and see their work up close and connect. (Sat-Sun, Red Hook, FREE)

7. Learn something this Veteran’s Day weekend at Battle of Brooklyn and Beyond and explore the Rockaway Footpath, the graves of a rabble-rousing Son of Liberty who participated in the evacuation of New York, and other war veterans. (Saturday, Evergreens Cemetery, $5)

8. Get back in black at A Convening on Black Institution-Building and honor the trailblazing contributions of leaders who founded and sustain black cultural spaces and art institutions during a day of conversation, commemoration, and skill sharing. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE but please RSVP)

9. Start at the end for Merrily We Roll Along, a compelling fable about friendship, compromise, and the high price of success, with the story beginning in the present and moving backwards through the milestones of three character’s lives. (Sat-Sun, Muchmore’s, $15-18)

10. Go skin deep at the opening reception for Universal Skin Salvation, featuring a custom line of K-beauty products and a fully immersive sauna alongside new video, photo, and collage works by Tiffany Jaeyeon. (Saturday, Knockdown Center, FREE)

11. Rock out with the ladies at Def. GRLS 5 Year Bandiversary, a monster of a rock and roll show hostessed by Princess Peach to celebrate Def. GRLS’s five year existence, with performances by Howard, Dead Tooth, Butthole University, and more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10)

12. Pretend like you know it at Never Seen It, where comedians rewrite famous movies and TV shows they’ve never seen, and we act them out on stage based on what they’ve overheard or learned through pop culture and pretending-at-parties. (Saturday, Union Hall, $10)

13. Enjoy the nicest game show at Make My Day, a comedy game show about having a really nice time, where host Josh Gondelman assigns points to comedians who best brighten the lives of the audience. (Saturday, Union Hall, $10)

14. Come hungry for Bizarre Pizza Chef, an interactive performance pizza party where your food is made by  a living sculpture in a theatre with a surreal pseudo kitchen, plus a screening of Suspiria at midnight. (Saturday, The Active Space, $20)

15. Stop the evil Luxury Universal Xperience from expanding at Please Resist, Thank You, where they’re turning their warehouse space into a cyberpunk Chuck E. Cheese, complete with custom games, puzzles, and of course, prizes. (Saturday, 529 Johnson, $40)


(#16). Photo via Facebook.

16. Draw the energy to attend the Comic Arts Brooklyn Fest with an avalanche of indie, international, and underrepresented artists and publishers exhibiting, selling, and autographing their work. (Sunday, Pratt Institute, FREE)

17. Go back in time with A Women’s History Tour of late 19th Century Brooklyn Heights, a two hour walking tour of Brooklyn Heights that follows the lives of three women who lived there during the years the Brooklyn Bridge was being built (1869-1883). (Sunday, The Roebling Inn, $30)

18. Take the express train to Transfer Queen that features a collection of drawings and poems about men on the New York subway, with the book for sale and a live poetry reading for opening night. (Sunday, Wayfarers, FREE)

19. Be mesmerized at Smoke and Steel, an evening full of aerial angels, demons, witches, sirens and mind melting rock ‘n roll performances by BAE Watch and Grandpa Jack. (Sunday, The Muse, $20)

20. Laugh for a cause at Jokes For Haiti, an annual benefit that raises money for a charity that provides medical care in southern Haiti, featuring Tim Dillon, Janelle James, and Sam Jay. (Sunday, Littlefield, $12)

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