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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, agenda edition

1. Go back to basics with Zine Workshop for Educators, where this first of five classes will have teachers and zinesters coming together to reflect, make art, write, and learn zine-making techniques, and publish a full zine by the end of the classes. (Monday, Booklyn, $25)

2. Start the discourse Independent Publishing in an Age of Resistance that will discuss questions like what role do books play in shaping our current political culture, and how can independent publishers channel the resurgent activism of this particular historical moment? (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

3. Cheaper than a flight to Russia, watch the World Cup Semi-Final on an epically large screen where hundreds of fans have come to cheer on past games, and fans are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and chairs. (Tuesday, DUMBO Archway, FREE)

4. Get caught up in The Lesbian Agenda, where Sophie Santos and Jess Salomon bring you their “Agenda” with this comedy variety show featuring the best lesbian, bi, and queer comedians. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $8-10)

5. Dive into the knitty gritty at Happy Hour Knitting, where you can join the largest knitting group in NYC at a reserved table on a roof while knitting and chatting. Knitting newbie? All are welcome regardless of skill level. (Wednesday, Berry Park, $8 drink minimum)

6. Sign up yourself, or just watch the spectacle of Hot Mess: Drag Competition, a night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, weirdos, and every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you. (Wednesday, House of YES, FREE)

7. Mix up your signature scent at Natural Perfume Workshop, an evening of creating custom, all natural fragrances while experimenting with different types of scent profiles to create a unique aroma using plant-derived ingredients. (Thursday, Earth Speaks, $20)

8. Expand your palate with The Multitudes of Miso, where you’ll learn about the multitudes of miso, how it differs from region to region and even family to family alongside a demo on tama miso and tastings of Bessou’s popular shiso cigars. (Thursday, MOFAD, $20)

9. Commemorate this “unlucky” date with Friday the 13th Tattoos, where you can choose from four different sized flash sheets, so ditch work early because it’s first come, first served. (Friday, Abuela’s Tattoo Parlor, $13-52)

10. Find the meaning of life at Divine Comedy: An Animated Epic, and join comedian/animators Marissa Goldman and Felipe Di Poi as they find the answer to the meaning of laughter, with a mix of live performance, animation, and cartoon characters. (Friday, The Brick Theater, $5)

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