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The 20 best things to do this weekend, sound bath edition

1. Spell it out at Scrabble Night, where you can partake in friendly rounds of Scrabble or just watch and cheer at this laid-back game night. (Friday, Bessie’s, $5)

2. Go back to a time where It Just Sort of Happens One Day, set in a wildly colorful teenage bedroom and featuring art exploring the themes of loss and coping, with live drawing happening all night. (Friday, Paradice Palase, FREE)

3. Enjoy some girl talk Daytime at Nighttime Presents: DEAR where some gabbing gals will dish out their signature chit chat on topics including hearts ‘n flowers, crying over breakfast, and who your daddy is with a house band and many special guests. (Friday, Cloud City, $5)

4. Get your Friday night laughs at Camouflage: A Comedy Show with pay-what-you-want beer and free pizza, featuring Nikki Glaser, Hari Kondabolu, Krystyna Hutchinson and more. (Friday, Big Irv’s, $10)

5. Get decked out for the Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest, where entrants (male and female) will give their most over the top Dolly lewks with prizes for the top three dolled-up Dollys. (Friday, Mable’s Smokehouse, $10)


Splurge on local makers’ wares at the Bushwick Vendors Market (#7). Photo via Facebook

6. Book some deals at Booklyn’s Moving Sale and join artist-run not-for-profit Booklyn Inc. for their last exhibition before they move to Sunset Park with books and prints by numerous artists, poetry readings, musical performances, and other special guests. (Saturday, Booklyn, FREE)

7. Grab some gifts at the Bushwick Vendors Market and buy crafts, clothes, handmade wares, zines and more from local makers. (Saturday, Silent Barn, FREE)

8. Get your needle on the pulse at Brooklyn Flea Mini Record Fair, a one weekend only pop-up record fair with 15 vendors offering opportunities to expand your record collection. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Flea, FREE)

9. X marks the spot at Mapping II: A Zine Making Workshop. Discuss themes relating to mapping out your existence and then plot the latitude and longitudes of your own life map. (Saturday, New Women Space, FREE-$10)

10. Bathe in sound at Obfuscation Morphologies, showcasing Beatriz Ferreyra and Eric Frye, two composers a generation apart who will perform their electroacoustic and computer music work. (Saturday, ISSUE Project Room, $15)

11. Leave your smelly cat at home for Friends Trivia. Sign up for five fun rounds challenging your knowledge of television acquiantances Monica, Rachel, Joey, and Chandler. (Saturday, Barrel & Fare, FREE)

12. Give your last laughs to Comedy Outliers: The Final Show and bid them adieu, featuring Michelle Buteau, Noah Gardenswartz, and DC Benny. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15-20)

13. Find out if your heart will go on at Never Let Go: A Truly Unauthorized Retelling of James Cameron’s Titanic with one man retelling an abridged version of the classic story we all know with an encore presentation from December’s sold-out string of shows. (Sat-Sun, Vital Joint, $15)

14. Expect the unexpected at the Blunderland Variety Show, which will feature burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes for an evening of varied performances that is sure to amaze. (Saturday, House of Yes, $20-30)

15. Relive disco days and nights at Studio 54 Lives, taking you back to the era of glitter, glam and insanity with the finest disco, funk and soul gems and other bangin’ grooves. You are strongly encouraged to dress the part. (Saturday, Our Wicked Lady, FREE)


View and buy affordable art on red envelopes celebrating the Lunar New Year (#17).

16. Wish the man in black a good one at Johnny Cash 86th Birthday Bash with a 50th anniversary tribute to “At Folsom Prison” with special guest Miss Linda Hill and DJ General Buell at this annual celebration. Tonight, everyone’s Johnny Cash. (Saturday & Sunday, Littlefield, $10)

17. Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Red Envelope Art Show, with original art pieces on red envelopes by over 150 artists, with most art under $100 and a surprise inside each envelope for the buyer. (Sunday, Grumpy Bert, FREE)

18. Be cheesy at the Mac and Cheeze Takedown where cooks from all over NYC will be fighting for your cheesy affection as you eat your way through all the competitors and vote on your favorite to be crowned mac ‘n cheese master. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $25)

19. Just laugh at Just A Show, celebrating two years of their comedy variety show with some of the funniest and most unique performers, such as Sydnee Washington, Lucy Cottrell, Those Weird Guys and more. (Sunday, Sunnyvale, $8)

20. Get lost in the music at Planetarium, where the dance floor is cleared so you can bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or anything else you like to get comfortable, stretch out, chill out and focus on the music. (Saturday, Nowadays, $20)

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