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

1. See a slew of performances during the 24-Hour Tele-Gala-a-Thon for dance-theater company Feath3r Theory’s raucous all-day-and-night event: one part telethon, one part gala, and one part birthday party for Raja Feather Kelly. (Mon-Tue, Kickstarter, suggested $30 donation)

2. A mockery will be made at The Roast of History where no historical figure will be safe as everyone from Rasputin to The Beat Generation to The 1968 Democratic Convention will become targets of funny and mean comedians. (Monday, Union Hall, $10)

3. Hear some sick jokes at Blowin’ Chunks, where comedians are selected to do longer, more focused sets, featuring David Agyekum, Kevin Froleiks, Dave Bergmann, and more. (Tuesday, Halyards, FREE)

4. Enjoy the open air during Prospect Park’s Opening Night Concert Featuring Common, a Grammy award winning artist who has become a prominent voice in hip hop’s new millennium renaissance. (Tuesday, Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE)

5. Not just a TV show, learn about Law and Order: The History and Politics of New York Criminal Justice and examine how NYC’s widening inequality will impact crime and whether the rhetoric of criminal justice reform matches the reality in the city. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

6. Get the whole truth at The Stores Objection: Vacation, where Matt Storrs and Brian Bahe to fact check and cross-examine comedians as they perform material related to this month’s theme of “Vacation.” (Wednesday, Brooklyn Art Library, FREE)

7. Utilize the magical fruit at Bean Cookery: Why Cook Them and How, and learn about the wonder of beans and enjoy a demonstration of their deliciousness with Superiority Burger’s Brooks Headley and Dave Rizo, with tasting samples and beer. (Thursday, Museum of Food and Drink, $25)

8. Go through history’s ups and downs at From Thick to Thin: A History of Dieting and explore “reducing” in all its forms, look at how the ideal body has changed over time, and taste some of the best (and worst) foods historic diet trends have to offer. (Thursday, Brooklyn Brainery, $13)

9. Betcha don’t know everything about Kombucha 101, where you’ll learn about the ins and outs of general fermentation, necessary sterilization, as well as sharing recipes and tips for making and keeping your own scobies. (Friday, Earth Arts Center, $25)

10. Hear the sounds of summer at Brokelyn’s Northside Showcase with melting riffs, raw indie sounds and noise pop vibes from Grim Streak, Native Sun, Lola Pistola, and YAASSS. (Friday, Knitting Factory, $8/$10 or FREE with Northside badge) P.S. you can enter to win tix to the event here!

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