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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, why so cold edition

1. Show off your belly laugh at Mid Riff Comedy and win free drinks for lucky crop top wearers, featuring jokes by Tracey Carnazzo, Mike Recine, Julie Mitchell, and more. (Friday, Precious Metal, FREE)

2. Laugh with the punks at the Hard Times Showcase 17 that features writers for The Hard Time and their friends who are funny, including Jake Flores, Patrick Hastie, and Alex Ptak. (Friday, Tender Trap, $5)

3. Have a whacked-out night of music and comedy at Psychic Rodeo 7 that’s like The Muppet Show, but with people, featuring Maggie Lalley, Fairy Vision, and Keenan Steiner. (Friday, Brooklyn Commons, FREE)

4. Feel the fab at the Mr(s) BK Finale, where the month-long competition will crown a winner from seven performers, hosted by Acid Betty, and bonus performances from the judges. (Friday, Secret Project Robot, $15-20)

5. Don’t forget your earplugs for Ende Times 9, a three day festival of noise and experimental liberation, with the lineup of performers much too long to list, starting early and going late into the night. (Fri-Sun, Silent Barn, $15-45)


Horrorchata hosts a Bowie themed Bushwig (#11). Photo via Facebook.

6. Kick off the start of spring at Prospect Park Opening Weekend, with a full weekend of special events and activities such a parade and fair, scavenger hunt, Smorgasburg Prospect Park, and more. (Sat-Sun, Prospect Park, FREE)

7. Get trashed at NYC Trash: Past, Present, & Future Sculpture Garden Opening Reception whose sculpture exhibition opens in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibit, presenting the work of ten local trash artists. (Saturday, City Reliquary, $7)

8. Peruse an assemblage of vendors at the Oddities Spring Flea Market, with an extensive variety of peculiar items such as anatomical curiosities, natural history items, taxidermy, obscure home decor, and more. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Bazaar, $20)

9. Get your sugar fix at Spoons, Tooze & Booze, showing all of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons spanning 60 years that the audience decides on, plus cocktails and a free all-you-can-eat sugary cereal bar. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15)

10. It’s not all black and white at Defying Dualities: An Evening of Female Art & Conversation, featuring 31 black and white illustrations for sale of interviews with women exploring female contradictions, admission includes food and a drink. (Saturday, New Women Space, $5)

11. See all the pretty things at Bushwig: Bowie Themed during the first Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum with drag celebrating Bowie, hosted by Horrorchata and Tyler Ashley and showcases by a dozen more performers. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

12. “If you hear this song a hundred times it still won’t be enough” for Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy book release, discussion and Q&A with Blake Schwarzenbach and Tim Kinsella, celebrating the rare album to have lost none of its original loyalty, affection, and reverence. (Saturday, murmrr, $20)

13. Have your credit card number ready for the QVC Appreciation Night and watch and celebrate the finest celebrity QVC clips, sip champagne out of solo cups, and have a spirited discussion about your favorites. (Saturday, THNK1994 Museum, $5)

14. Get comfortable on the couch for Not Quite Midnight, a kitschy and self-aware version of a late night talk show, featuring a new game “Let’s Get Weird Al” with comedians writing parody songs on the spot. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

15. Fall in love at the second annual Noche de 1,000 Selenas, featuring three DJs, shows by Jenn D’Role, Lady Quesa’dilla, and Horrorchata, and a punk Selena cover band. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, $10)


(#16). Photo via Facebook.

16. Spend a Sunday strolling art at Second Sundays: April featuring open studios with current artists in residence, live music by Tredici Bacci, exhibitions, and participatory programs. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

17. Don’t wait until the end for the Last Call Comedy Show, hosted by Brandy Thomas, featuring laughable stories and stand up, with free pizza and doggos allowed. (Sunday, Bridge & Tunnel Brewery, FREE)

18. Bring your log to Twin Peaks Trivia for trivia on both the old and new TV series, with a long and short clips round, picture, general knowledge, and mystery rounds. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

19. Hey now, it’s Irv’s All-Stars, which is celebrating four years of storytelling and having some of their most talented and popular storytellers return to teach what they’ve learned (or forgotten) during that time. (Sunday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

20. Watch what happens at Nobodies Watching Wrestlemania, where the odd pairing of drag and pro-wrestling continues with commentary, special guest Jaymes Mansfield, and a live taping for YouTube. (Sunday, Bizarre Bar, $5 suggested)

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