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The 20 best cheap things to do this all-Hallows-weekend edition

1. Try to make it out alive from the The Ridgewood Asylum Haunted House, and experience true horror as you try to escape this fun, interactive haunted attraction set in Ridgewood’s dark history with escape room elements. (Fri-Halloween, The Deep End, $10)

2. Have a night of high-notes and headdresses at Dragus Maximus: A Homersexual Opera Odyssey, an operatic orgy of gorgeous gladiators and glam goddesses, featuring classical arias alongside some genderqueer fierceness. (Fri-Sat, Heartbeat Opera, $30)

3. Choose your own adventure within Spellbound: Immersive Magickal Experience, an intimate, immersive evening of exploring transformation through ritual, with dreamy atmospheric music, magickal potions, and interactions both gentle and intense. (Fri-Sat, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, $25-$55)

4. See the biggest names in music at Gutterween, all playing in disguise of course. Hear music from acts like Cyndi Lauper, The Rolling Stones, The Buzzcocks, Blink-182, and Marilyn Manson. (Fri-Sat, Gutter Bar, FREE)

5. Exorcise your demons at Prom From Hell Halloween Party, a Halloween blowout featuring music of the 1980s-2000s, horror movie projections, photo booth, spiked drink specials, and 100 lbs of candy. (Friday, Littlefield, $7-10)


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6. Be top dog at the Howloween Dog Pawty, where you and your frightening doggos will find photobooths, play areas, toys, snacks, drinks, a costume contest with prizes awarded to the best dressed dogs, and more. (Saturday, Villain, FREE)

7. Find a great costume for the Monster Mash Costume Crawl and receive a punch card good for one beer, Bloody Mary or well drink, plus bocce, music, fun surprises, and a costume contest with cash prize. (Saturday, Floyd NY, $10)

8. Have a sonic evening at Musical Oddities and Monstrosities and hear books that growl like synthesizers, singing saws, musical vegetables, new musical inventions, and a demonstration of the daxophone. (Saturday, Areté Venue and Gallery, $35)

9. Get cozy for a living room performance at Carlos Olmeda House Concert and enjoy folk and rock songs from Carlos Olmeda in English and Spanish, plus we hear he’s a good storyteller. (Saturday, someone’s living room, $15-20)

10. Dress the part at Scream Your Heart Out Scary-Oke Contest and come in your Halloween best and sing a song that matches your costume, like Grimace singing Purple Rain, or a zombie that croons Creep with first place winning $300. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

11. Things’ll get hairy at Do Or Dye: A Hairy Halloween Party, so bring your boldest hair do’s, don’ts and dyes, with festive drinks, late night dancing, costume contest with cash prize, a spooky sweet backyard, and more Halloween festivities. (Saturday, Union Docs, $donation)

12. Dance into the holiday spirit at Disco of the Doomed with undead music by The YeahTones, Morricone Youth, and more, plus The Anything Evil Project, tarot readings, light projections, food, and much more throughout indoor and outdoor spaces. (Saturday, Rubulad, $15-$20)

13. Costumes are encouraged at Scary Stories To Tell In Bushwick, taking inspiration from some of the most horrifying novels that kept us awake at night comes a Halloween party that will be sure to keep you up once again, with DJs Mike Nasty, Moresoupplease, and more. (Saturday, Lot 45, FREE before 11pm)

14. Feel the beat at Psycho Circus, a night filled with raging techno and funky house from curated talent all across the globe being held on the beautiful Williamsburg waterfront, featuring Julia Govor, Clairema, Dirty Boogie, and more. (Saturday, Biba, $20)

15. Turn a lewk for Be Cute Halloween Bash and come as yourself or in your best costume, with drag performances by Wednesday Westwood, Qhrist with a Q, Minnie Horrorwitz, and many more, plus lots of dancing. (Saturday, Littlefield, $10-20)


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16. Have an afternoon of sweet tricks and treats at Greenpointers Samhain Fall Market, packed with ghost hunting, hot mulled cider, henna tattoos, themed photo booth, and talented vendors to peruse. (Sunday, Greenpoint Loft, FREE)

17. What are dogs for if not dressing up for the Great Pupkin Dog Costume Contest, the largest and longest-running dog costume competition in Brooklyn celebrating it’s 20th year. Even if you don’t have a dog you can still watch and pet these good boys. (Sunday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

18. Get a peek Inside House of Collection for an exclusive look inside a private 2,000-square-foot apartment that contains a sprawling curated collection of lost-and-found, passed down, left behind, and gifted items to the house. (Sunday, House of Collection, $30)

19. Get educated on your options at Ilana Glazer: The Generator Series Night 1, a limited 4-part event focused on progressive candidates running in the midterms, where Ilana will interview activists and politicians to see how they each serve us – the people, and sharing additional ways to volunteer. (Sunday, murmrr, $15)

20. Laughter is the best fundraiser for A Comedy Night to Benefit The Trayvon Martin Foundation featuring Michael Che, Wyatt Cenac, Jon Benjamin, Maeve Higgins, Jon Glaser, and many others for a night of laughs to raise money. (Sunday, The Bell House, $35)

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