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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, climate change edition

1. Grapple with the uncertain future of the Climate Crisis and the Human Psyche and discuss how scientists and researchers can inform public opinion and drive meaningful change in human behavior and government decision-making based around climate change. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $15)

2. Learn how we can stop Heading for Extinction, where climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. (Monday, Starr Bar, FREE)

3. Cultivate little buds at Plant Parenthood: A Panel on Psychedelics & Parenting and explore the many facets of parenting and psychedelics, such as how psychedelic use and parenting intersect, and other thoughtful questions. (Tuesday, 4th Floor Studios, $25-30)

4. Create with intention at Create Your Own Crystal Talisman, an intimate beginners’ workshop with all of the materials you will need in order to create a crystal or stone amulet that is yours to keep, plus a brief history of the use of stones and crystals in jewelry and more discussion. (Tuesday, The Oracle Shop, $27-33)

5. Go deep in conversation at Mind Jam, which begins with: what’s on your mind? From there, the conversation meanders and evolves on its own as you share, speak, listen, question, comment and facilitate the flow of the conversation together. (Wednesday, 24 Ford St, FREE)

6. Have more than a mic check at Live Show Workshop, and learn how to book and prepare for a live show, review how to soundcheck and communicate what you need for your live show with your sound engineer, and more. (Wednesday, Main Drag Music, $10)

7. Keep an eye out at The Great Bigfoot Debate, a show that involves presentations about “monsters” with spooky lectures and musical guests, hosted by Ana McCasland. (Thursday, Vital Joint, FREE)

8. Blow the whistle at ACLU: At Liberty Podcast with Edward Snowden who joins ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero (via video call) to discuss his new memoir, which reveals for the first time the story of his life. (Thursday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

9. Look to the sky at The Great Dumbo Drop, the third annual block party featuring thousands of parachuting souvenir elephants onto Brooklyn’s most photographed block from the rooftops. (Friday, Washington & Water St, FREE)

10. Don’t thread on me at Works in Thread, where two artists use colorful embroidery thread to arrive at radically different ends, a quiet medium both in its delicacy and in the time it takes to produce an object from tiny strands. (Friday, Flux Factory, FREE)

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