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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, scrapbook edition

1. Learn a new skill, like Glass Etching where you will learn all the techniques to design a stencil of your choice and etch it on a pair of wine glasses, with all materials provided. (Monday, Brooklyn Brainery, $42)

2. Get five in a row for Bayou Bingo and play the classic game you know and love, plus there will be booze balls, prizes, and the winner of the last round gets a $25 bar tab. (Monday, Catfish, FREE)

3. Learn how to protect yourself while still being open to the world at Energy Clearing 101, where you will explore a variety of techniques for energy clearing so you can figure out what works best for you. (Tuesday, Catland, $20)

4. Stay alive for the DEAD of Summer and see various rounds of performances that will pressure cook performers to showcase their most creative selves and try to win over the cult judges with face, style, creativity and talent. (Tuesday, 3 Dollar Bill, $15)

5. Lay out a blanket and bring a summer spread for Summer Movies Under the Stars celebrating women’s voices in cinema with this week’s film, Love and Basketball, written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.(Wednesday, Prospect Park, FREE)

6. Feel Good Lost with Broken Social Scene and Nilüfer Yanya and see BSS, the legendary experimental collective at the heart of the Toronto indie rock ecosystem that gave us Feist, Stars, and Metric among others, plus London born and raised prodigy Nilüfer Yanya. (Thursday, Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE)

7. Shake off the workday at The Get Down, sweat your booty off with 300 of your new best friends, discover moves your didn’t know you had in you, then wake up Friday ready to conquer the world. (Thursday, Good Room, $20-25)

8. Listen to stories with the theme of Boys Of Summer and hear amazing stories inspired by the Don Henley song from Richard Cardillo, Carla Katz, Joe Devito, and more.(Thursday, The Nest, FREE)

9. Swim in a sea of blue at Scrapbook Performances #4: Le’Andrea LeSeur where LeSeur is seated in front of a projected blue screen reading notes she made in a stream of consciousness, addressing the way language is used with others or ourselves in moments of emotional distress caused by discrimination and systems of oppression. (Friday, Microscope Gallery, $6)

10. Bring it back to analogue at the Canvas & Cassette Launch Party and celebrate the latest issue of Canvas & Cassette with beer, tunes, and books at the world’s largest library of artist sketchbooks, plus free beer and a copy of the latest issue.(Friday, The Sketchbook Project, $15)

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