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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, mind altering edition

1. Predict the future at Food, Design, and the Future for an evening exploring the relationship, innovations and intersections between food, design, and culture with speakers from the Museum of Food and Drink, and more. (Monday, Higgins Hall Auditorium, FREE)

2. Put your art on the walls at BYO Art and celebrate 7 years of The Living Gallery by hanging some art for sale, along with performances by Dorothy Darker, Cal Fish, and more. (Monday, The Living Gallery, $10 to hang art)

3. Find that you aren’t insane in the membrane at Art and Medical Diagnoses, and explore how a pituitary tumor, REM sleep disturbances, prosopagnosia, and syphilis have ultimately had profound impacts on art and music, while explaining the science behind these diagnoses along the way. (Tuesday, Cantina Royale, $5)

4. Journey into space at Cult 23: Aliens on Earth to celebrate Aliens on Earth Day and join the green dancing bodies who wish to escape these worldly limits with alien performance artists, starry DJ’s, swirling saucer gogo dancing, and so much more. (Tuesday, 3 Dollar Bill, $10)

5. Share your values at Veg Speed Date, a fun, friendly, and effective way to meet vegan and vegetarian singles in mini-chats while getting to know someone, face-to-face, for a few minutes. (Wednesday, Little Choc Apothecary, $40)

6. Get out of your head at A Lot On the Mind and learn how your brain experiences everyday events, see some art pieces from someone diagnosed with a mental illness, and learn her story and strengths. (Wednesday, The Way Station, $5)

7. Be brought to Mexico at Little Cinema Presents: Frida for an immersive screening of Frida that includes live musical performances to bring to life Kahlo’s influential look and the film’s award-winning soundtrack. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, $16)

8. See a mixed bag of entertainment at Mixed Tape for a night of storytelling and games featuring storytellers from The Moth and comedians, plus a Cards Against Humanity Prize Giveaway. (Thursday, Bluebird, FREE)

9. Laugh and scream at Hoff’s Horrorfest Presents: The People Under the Stairs, a comedy show/horror movie screening series that intersperses the feature presentation with comedy bits, host segments and prize giveaways (Friday, Cantina Royal, $5)

10. Dance yourself clean at Beer Garden Silent Disco, with three live DJs will spinning everything from top 40 to throwbacks to hip hop, with no loud music that you have to talk over and no ringing in your ears when you leave. (Friday, The Well, $5-20)

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