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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, live oak edition

1. Bring an open mind and open heart to WildPlay: Embodied Movement and Connection, where you’re invited to experience fun, safe, and sensual ways to connect with your senses and tap into your present experience. (Monday, The Chanda Lair, $25)

2. Start your week laughing at Other Night: The Best Monday Show Of the Week, giving you a reason to hang out a little later after work by bringing together six of the funniest people in the city to send you into the rest of the week. (Monday, The Corners, $5)

3. Go behind the scenes at Live Oak, With Moss: Uncovering Walt Whitman’s Queer Private Life, where Whitman privately wrote a series of poems portraying his most ardent explorations of same-sex love, and discuss this revolutionary collection that has remained largely unknown. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $10)

4. Explore what it means to Know Thyself, from sexual or relational orientation to the way we show and receive love, knowing who we are is key to designing relationships we can thrive in, so explore how one goes about doing that. (Tuesday, New Women Space, $20)

5. Think on your feet at Drop-In Improv Class, a fun and welcoming preview to what Brooklyn Improv Training is all about, focusing on letting go of judgment and having a blast, with no theater or improv experience needed. (Wednesday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE)

6. Dress your best for Brooklyn Queer Cult Pride, a fun filled rainbow unicorn queer performance art show with lots of varied performances, a photo booth, tarot readings, stick ‘n poke tattoos, and giveaways for best dressed. (Wednesday, 3 Dollar Bill, $10)

7. Sweeten up your knowledge at History of Domino Sugar and join the author of “The Rise and Fall of the Sugar King” as he explains the history of the Domino plant, which was the largest sugar refinery in the world and the linchpin in the “Sugar Trust.” (Thursday, Domino Park, FREE)

8. Booze and schmooze at Art History Happy Hour: Stonewall at Fifty for an evening of entertaining and informative lectures commemorating the Stonewall riots, then grab a drink and enjoy a musical set by Elosi that conjures the sounds of queer and trans nightlife. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE with RSVP)

9. Let your third arm out for Mutantland Art Opening, featuring new assemblage works and surrealistic paintings, plus flash tattoos, so come share a moment, sip some merriment and soak in the weirdness. (Friday, Cult Party, FREE)

10. See NYC on film at New York Non-Fiction and revel in the NYC of the late Twenty Teens, contemplate a few of its great agonies, and celebrate some of the everyday miracles that make Gotham so exciting through multiple short films. (Friday, Greenwood Cemetery, $16)

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