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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, awkward hug edition

1. Embrace it at That Was Awkward, a book of observations and advice that embraces the inescapable awkwardness of two human beings attempting to make physical contact with each other. (Monday, Books Are Magic, FREE)

2. Click over to the Next Slide Please: A PowerPoint Comedy Show where comedians prepare and present PowerPoints about whatever they want, like the best Manhattan street corners for first-date make-outs. (Monday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

3. Protect yourself and Know Your Rights As A Freelancer where you will learn about the Freelance Isn’t Free Law protections directly from the experts at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. (Tuesday, Freelancers Hub, FREE)

4. Kick off the 13th year of brass bandery at Honk NYC: Opening Night, bringing the tradition of global street band music and spectacle that redefine brass and percussion music. (Tuesday, Market Hotel, $12-15)

5. Join the jazz jamming scene with Fake Tapes, whose original music is influenced by a combination of jazz, soul, R&B, and funk music, plus covers of Erykah Badu, Thundercat, Michael Jackson and many more. (Wednesday, fourfivesix, FREE)

6. Get up close and intimate at Brooklyn Speakeasy Dance Show showcasing an array of dance styles from contemporary to Indian, ending with the performers joining the audience for drinks and conversation. (Wednesday, 61 Local, $30)

7. Mingle with a supportive community at the Freelancers Hub Anniversary Party with open bar and food, DJ set by Gogito, and a special performance by Ballet Folklorico Hermoso Amanecer. (Thursday, Freelancers Hub, FREE)

8. Work on your dinner stories at Storytelling Workshop, a storytelling workshop where you’ll tell a story and receive immediate feedback that will help you to craft moments of your life into entertaining stories. (Thursday, Classeteria, $12)

9. No need to go to the other side for The Grass is Always #00ff00, presenting a selection of photo and video-based works in the role of landscape, whether environmental or natural, political, social, or the projected future of a yet untilled terrain. (Friday, NARS Foundation, FREE)

10. Laugh along at Well-Liked: An Evening of Comedy with Affable People and join host Joe Schiappa as he invites a gaggle of NYC stand-ups and comic performers in an evening of laughter and good cheer. (Friday, Cloud City, $8)

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