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

1. Don’t prepare for a funeral at RIP Local News? which asks, what is the future of serious local news reporting? NY1 reporter Jeanine Ramirez moderates a conversation between Gothamist publisher Jake Dobkin, former Village Voice staff writer Tom Robbins, and Bklyner editor Liena Zagare. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

2. Channel your inner space explorer at Secret Science Club: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth, where Chris Mason discusses the results of the NASA Twins Study that asks the question, what happens to the human body when an astronaut blasts into orbit? (Monday, The Bell House, FREE)

3. Sip on suds so gently at Soft Rock Tuesday, the original soft rock happy hour from Los Angeles, returns for a special Tuesday night edition featuring the best of ’70s/early ’80s soft rock on vinyl. (Tuesday, Baby’s All Right, FREE)

4. Hear true stories with fake visuals at Photoshoppin’ History, where each presenter has 10 minutes to educate audiences on a specific historical subject and event using photoshopped visuals that can be as insane or mundane. (Tuesday, Starr Bar, $10)

5. Get over that hump at Ecstatic Dance and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the lame nightclub vibe. Embrace self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. (Wednesday, Williamsburg Hotel, $25)

6. Enjoy a disco-tropigoth night at One Year in Paradice and celebrate one year strong of Paradice Palase that’s bringing performances by Nick Demopoulos, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and more, with art adorning the walls throughout. (Wednesday, Secret Project Robot, $10)

7. Be the first to watch the Unrequited Web Series Screening, a web series created and written by comedian Tanael Joachim that follows a Haitian writer who has to deal with an old flame that is back in his life, preceded by standup from the actors in the series. (Thursday, Union Hall, $8)

8. Stay out late on a weeknight at PAT Pride 2018, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want, with DJs Rimarkable, Amber Valentine, JD Samson, and more. (Thursday, Union Pool, FREE)

9. Gear up your fixed gear for the Coney Island Bike Ride and meet up with other cyclists and ride down in a group to Coney Island, arriving just in time for free fireworks on the beach, plus rides and hitting the beach. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge, FREE)

10. View inclusive cartoons at Queer Animation 2: From A to Z, a sunset film screening of different types of animation made by or featuring LGBTQ+ people and characters. (Friday, Metropolitan Bar, FREE)

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