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Top 20: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, mind-reading edition

They're all in your mind (#4)
They’re all in your mind (#4)

1. Art it up at the Endangered Species book release and party, with NYC street artists displaying their work and doing art talks. (Friday & Saturday, 67 West, FREE)

2. Catch some multicultural films at We’re Already Here, a showcase by the Diverse Filmmakers Alliance. (Friday, UnionDocs, $9)

3. Take in a plethora of plays at Strange Fire Summer Theater BBQ Fest, three days of drama and eats. (Friday through Sunday, Secret Project Robot, $10)

4. Have your deepest thoughts discerned at The Immaterialists, in which mentalists Eric Walton and Rachel Jessee perform “seemingly impossible feats of mental acuity.” (Friday & Saturday, House of Yes, $20)

5. Solve a sideshow mystery at The Man Who Knew Too Much About the Girl Who Wore Too Little, starring Rita MenWeep, Corvette Le Face, Sabrina Chap, and more. (Friday, Coney Island, $15)

6. Shake your booty at X&X, an LGBTQ dance party with go-go dancers, beer pong, drink specials, and DJs ROSYQ and Kandylion keeping you moving. (Friday, Paper Box, $5)

Nerd out with Hazel Honeysuckle (#) (pic by Alex Colby Photography)
Show Hazel Honeysuckle your nerdy side (#10) (pic by Alex Colby Photography)

7. UPDATE: Due to weather, this has been moved to Sunday! Play some sandy games with us at The Push Cornhole Tournament! There will be music, drinks, fun, and chances to win some dope Brokelyn swag. (Saturday Sunday, Riis Beach Bazaar, FREE)

8. Go deep into a great ‘hood at Brooklyn Based’s Total Red Hook Immersion, with deals all day on food, booze, tours, and treats. (Saturday, Red Hook, $25)

9. Watch inebriated lecturers at Drunk TED Talks; tonight’s theme is “work work work,” and presenters include Ariel Dumas, Danielle Henderson, Zachary Lipez, and Alana Massey. (Saturday, Littlefield, $5)

10. Geek out at Games, Dames, and Acromobiles, a nerdy circus revue featuring Ballerina Bizet, Hazel Honeysuckle, Colleen Thompson, and Kittyhawk Boone, plus nerdy acapella by Choirfly. (Saturday, Big Sky Works, $15)

11. Sleep under the stars at the Bushwick Inlet Park Campout, with food, music, stories, a teach-in, and more. (Saturday, Bushwick Inlet Park, FREE)

Horse around with the Obscura Society (#19) (pic by franciscodaum/Flickr)
Horse around with the Obscura Society (#19) (pic by franciscodaum/Flickr)

12. Play some pétanque at the 15th annual Smith Street Bastille Day Celebration. (Sunday, Bar Tabac, FREE)

13. Show your solidarity at the Brooklyn Community Forum on Gentrification and Displacement, a day of talks, panel discussions, performances, and more. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

14. Take it higher at RoofPop, a new biweekly rooftop party with DJs Stefonix, Brendan, and Bianca gettin’ you in the groove. (Sunday, McCarren Hotel Rooftop, FREE)

15. Grab some gorgeous duds at Goldmine, a costume, handmade, and vintage shopping party. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio, FREE)

16. Dance in the sunshine at the Soul Summit Music Festival, an outdoor dance party featuring Ptoe Sol, Timmy Regisford, and more. (Sunday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

17. Immerse yourself in art at Pioneer Works’ Second Sunday, with music from Kaoru Watanabe and XIXA, art interventions from Les Trois Grâces and Fragments of an Imagined Place, and much more. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

18. Take a ride through history at the Obscura Society’s Carousel Crawl, where you’ll see some of the 13 carousels scattered throughout NYC. (Sunday, Prospect Park, $25)

19. Be amazed by a hip-hop juggler, a stage panther, a magician, a cabaret singer, and more at Force Majeure Vaudeville. (Sunday, Cobra Club, $10)

20. Get your laughs at Powerhouse, a comedy and variety show featuring Josh Gondelman, Michelle Buteau, Adam Lowitt, Noah Gardenswartz, and many more. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8)

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