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

1. Connect with others at Sacred Community Gathering and learn new ways of speaking, listening, and relating to others, and open yourself to truth telling and witnessing, healing, and transformation. (Monday, Black Iris Tattoo, $25)

2. Educate yourself on Petty Crimes and Petty Laws and join speakers discussing the predatory nature of our inflated misdemeanor and bail systems, which too often target the low-income and communities of color. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

3. One is better than all at The Kids Are Ok, I Think – They are Doing Solo Shows, where the darlings of indie-alt-punk-experimental-cute-Brooklyn comedy unite for one night only to bring their comedy specials in development. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $5)

4. Play big games in small packages at Small Games, where Death by Audio Arcade’s residency continues with games running on small screens, small platforms and with small scopes, in addition to DBAA’s complete indie arcade library. (Tuesday, Secret Project Robot, $10)

5. You can’t read my bingo face at Pop! A Bingo Party: Lady Gaga Edition and test your Gaga knowledge, relive iconic moments, and play a little good, old-fashioned bingo for prizes any little monster would love. (Wednesday, Parklife, FREE)

6. Join a legend at Empire Skate with Reggie Brown, a roller skating ambassador and a major part of the documentary “United Skates,” as he talks about the culture and history of roller skating rinks in Brooklyn. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Public Library, $5)

7. Hoop there it is at Hula Hoop Happy Hour, a freestyle class with an instructor present to teach hooping skills, dance move,s and tricks to those who would like to learn while hooping to fun music and burning calories. (Thursday, Industry City, $15)

8. Have a night of music at Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber 20th Anniversary celebrating 20 years of one-of-a-kind performances, opening with Black Power anthems, and closes with an experimental set. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, $16)

9. Where art thou, if not at For The Love of Art: Winter Art Show, featuring multi-media artist Annabelle Weatherly and painter Kiyomi Taylor who incorporate a vibrant expression of their emotional and spiritual inner lives. (Friday, Lil Skips, FREE)

10. Protect ya neck at Legal Basics Every Artist Should Know, where a lawyer explains how to make money and stay protected as an artist, and you’ll learn about contracts, LLCs, copyrights, and trademarks. (Friday, Powrplnt, $10-25)

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