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

1. Relate to these films at Queer Film Theory 101, hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Veronica Garza, featuring LGBTQ performers “outing” the films that influenced their identity. (Monday, House of Wax Bar, FREE)

2. Have fun raising funds at the Vegan Drag Queen Fundraiser, where seven vegan drag queens will take the stage to raise money for charity, with a special appearance by Tammie Brown from season one of RuPaul’s Drag Race. (Monday, 3 Dollar Bill, $20 suggested)

3. Look up and find New York’s Gargoyles, and join John Freeman Gill who will tell a sweeping story of the creation, near demise, and ultimate salvation of some of the city’s most extraordinary visages. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $10)

4. Pregame for this weekend with Spoons, Toons & Booze: New York Comic Con Edition, with your favorite Saturday morning cartoons, a free sugary cereal bar, and a special menu of superhero-themed episodes, plus a chance to win ComicCon passes. (Tuesday, Nitehawk Cinema, $20)

5. Check out some pic-xels at the Neon Photographers Show, an exhibition featuring documentary photographs by young adults on probation who participated in a 12-week photography workshop. (Wednesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE)

6. If it’s broke, fix it at the Brooklyn Fixing Session, where you can get help to figure out how to fix broken appliances instead of throwing it out to help reduce waste. (Wednesday, The Brooklyn Commons, FREE)

7. Stop by for a stroll at DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk where the galleries will stay open late for a night of art, artist talks, and live performance from one gallery to the next, plus enjoy local drink specials after your tour. (Thursday, DUMBO, FREE)

8. Make fetch happen at Meaneth Girls, or, The Tragedy of Regina George, as The Plastics and the rest of the gang meet William Shakespeare in this hilarious original Shakespearean adaptation. (Thursday, Littlefield, FREE)

9. Raise money for more art at the Mystic Fundraiser Party and help The New Collectives fund their next production, with music from Wild Yawp, a performance by Sapphire Jones, a raffle full of fabulous prizes, music, performances, drinks, potions, and more. (Friday, MITU580, $20-35)

10. Rock ‘n roll all night to King Khan & the Shrines with Gabriella Cohen and Chorizo, playing straight up rock ‘n roll, with WFMU’s Toddphonic Todd spinning records after the show. (Friday, Knitting Factory, $20-23)

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