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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, sing-along edition

1. Learn about more than muppets at Puppetry in America and expand your knowledge of the history of puppets and puppeteers, like Bil Baird whose marionettes were featured in The Sound of Music. (Monday, Brooklyn Brainery, $10)

2. See a variety of performers at Queers N Peers which showcases LGBTQ artists and allies in different performance disciplines, from comedy to drag and beyond, and raises money for queer and trans rights. (Monday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $5-10 suggested donation)

3. Take your singing from the shower to the stage at SecretFormula Sing-Alongs where they show the original music videos with subtitles of all the lyrics on screen so everyone can sing loud and proud together. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Brewery, FREE)

4. Get advice on love, work, family, religion, or where to get the best NYC cuisine at Do You Wanna Talk About It?, a group therapy session that offer the intersectional perspective of a former diver, poetic love doctor, and many comedians. (Tuesday, The Footlight, $7)

5. Learn 4 different methods of folding and cutting paper to create books at Artist Bookmaking Workshop, which includes the accordion fold with pocket and page inserts, the maze book, the matchbook, and the folded zine. (Wednesday, WORD Brooklyn, $40)

6. Get prehistoric at Drunk Science Presents: Dinosaurs and watch as three intoxicated comedians compete to present the best scientific dissertation on dinosaurs to a special guest scientist from the Museum of Natural History. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $7-10)

7. Give your political power at Rally Reading Series with three leading literary warriors of the resistance reading an overtly political discourse, and offer them your questions, comments, and reactions. (Thursday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

8. Get swept away at Interpretations, featuring the acoustic-electronic hybrid composer Edmund Campion, and sound artist and composer Annie Gosfield, whom the New York Times calls “master of musical feedback.” (Thursday, Roulette, $15-20)

9. Assume the position at Estelle Maisonett: Assumed Identity, an opening reception for Estelle’s large-scale mixed-media collages that explore how identity is fabricated through our choices as consumers. (Friday, Gloria’s, FREE)

10. See a music showcase and party all in one at #LetMeHearYa Music Showcase, and start the night off with performances by talented rappers and singers before dancing the rest of the night. (Friday, Eris Evolution, $5-10)

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