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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, play it by ear edition

1. Celebrate World Photo Day at Pics in the Park Photo Walk for an exclusive event with portrait photographer Miguel Quiles who will share his favorite tips and techniques in Prospect Park’s beautiful surroundings. (Monday, Prospect Park, $25)

2. Watch or participate in an ode to the Gong Show at Play It By Ear: From the Top, a low key jazz open mic night, so bring your instrument, your songs, your stories, and your sonnets to share. (Monday, The Keep, FREE)

3. Look for more support in your life with Introduction to Mastermind Groups, which offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. (Tuesday, Lightning Society Lofts, FREE)

4. Get a dose of hot wax at Ooh My Soul, where DJ Drew Redmond digs out his finest R&B, soul, and funk 45s and spins original pressings loud and proud. (Tuesday, Turtles All The Way Down, FREE)

5. View a conspiratorial cult classic at These Films Cannot Be Trusted: “They Live!”, where a pro wrestler stumbles upon a set of special sunglasses that allow him to see subliminal messages controlling people to obey, consume, and conform. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

6. Returning after a sold-out run, Shakespeare In The Club: The Dream Midsummer ’19 and see this the way Shakespearean audiences saw his original play: raunchy, sexy, mysterious, magical, and, in spirit, wholly of its own time. (Wednesday, House of Yes, $15-30)

7. Watch the paint fly before your eyes at Art Battle Brooklyn where artists have 20 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, battling not only the clock but each other as well, and the audience votes to determine the winner. (Thursday, House of Yes, $25)

8. Get the gossip at Dish, where hosts Juliet Prather and Colby Smith will start rumors, spark Twitter beefs, de-code subtweets, and give more gossip-worthy juice, with a lineup of guest comedians. (Thursday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

9. Sound off at The Brown Skin Lady Show, which is curating a show during AfroPunk weekend that will blend the sounds of black and brown femmes from Chicago and New York into a unique experience. (Friday, Basquiat’s Bottle, $10)

10. Fake it ’til you make it at Who Made The Potato Salad: POC Panel, where you can ask questions on how the entertainment business works, where to find other creatives to collaborate with, and how to “make it” in the industry. (Friday, The Bell House, $15)

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