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The 10 best cheap thing to do this week, poetry slam edition

1. Bounce back and forth inside of a table tennis match at Scrapbook Performances as multimedia artist Bill Brand presents his work “Pong Ping Pong,” an analog audio/visual piece incorporating a spinning projector with oscillating audio to match. (Monday, Microscope Gallery, $10) 

2. Slam dance at the Brooklyn Poetry Slam: Team Send-Off and join hosts Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic to hear the wise and moving words of the Brooklyn Poetry Slam Team before their competition in Antigua. (Monday, BRIC, FREE)

3. Quell your wondering about the world below as author and explorer Will Hunt talks on his book: Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet, bringing you to the world’s derelict subway stations, sacred caves, nuclear bunkers, and subterranean cities. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $10) 

4. Share some quality, wholesome watching time at Pass the Porn, where in between watching skin flicks, sex educators will be on hand to answer your burning questions in a safe, nonjudgmental space. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $35) 

5. Make your primary debate watching better at the Democratic Debate Watch Parties in a group led by the progressive LGBTQ+ organization Lambda Independent Democrats for both nights of the presidential primary debates. (Tues-Wed, Fulton Ale House, FREE) 

6. Sing in fresh beginnings for this lunar cycle at MusiCollage: New Moon and allow the music that is present to guide the journey, with space to listen, express, connect, and renew through song. (Wednesday, Ambrosia Elixirs, $10-20)

7. Cease your confusion about the origins of fatbergs and the labyrinthine nature of the pipes that link our neighborhoods at Sewers, Fatbergs, and You, a class all about these stinky situations. (Thursday, Brooklyn Brainery, $10)

8. Strut and jam your way to the Manhattan Bridge as a fashion show sets the stage for Cuban musicians Yunior Terry and Son de Altura against the backdrop of the interactive art installation “Cosmopolitan”. (Thursday, DUMBO Archway, FREE)

9. Grab on to a shark and save some too at Ride the Shark, where you’ll finally get your chance to ride on a mechanical shark, and make a donation to the Ocean Conservancy while you’re at it. (Friday, Extra Fancy, $2) 

10. Watch short films that shine a light on loss at Cemetery Shorts, where the thought-provoking films in this program come from all over the world and offer intimately individualized perspectives on death, dying and the process of memorialization. (Friday, Greenwood Cemetery, $16)

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