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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, strange planet edition

1. Get digitized at Personal Archiving 101: Your Digital Memories and learn how to care for and preserve your digital memories, and master the basics of digitizing and caring for your collections of digital materials. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $35)

2. Find the greatest, most knowledgeable adventure nerds at Atlas Obscura Trivia Night and answer questions about geography, history, the world’s hidden wonders, and win the glory and the prizes you so rightly deserve. (Monday, The Bell House, $10+)

3. Meet and collaborate with other musicians at Neo Jam and create with some of the most inspiring musicians NYC has to offer, creating new music on the spot, no cover songs. (Tuesday, The Nest Brooklyn, $5)

4. Check the outcome of Ben Wasserman Does An Hour of Comedy While Giving Himself a Tattoo, where Ben regularly performs a chaotic blend of comedy, characters, and audience participation, and he has no tattoo training whatsoever but is still really actually doing this. (Tuesday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

5. Make friends with a comedian at Let’s Be Friends, where comics perform a set and then are interviewed by the host on how he can become their friend. (Wednesday, The Starliner, FREE)

6. Get ready for a hot ride at Dromedary Burlesque: Spanksgiving for a night of erotic entertainment, go-go, and fun, and sometimes they get weird, with performances from Madame Rosebud, Darlinda Just Darlinda, and more. (Wednesday, Dromedary Bar, FREE)

7. Die another day at Pigeonholed Presents: Nothing Left To Do, But Go, where a cast of 9 actors will perform acclaimed works of poetry and prose, all on the subject of death and dying to open up a conversation around something so rarely discussed. (Thu-Sat, Chez Bushwick, donation-based $8+)

8. Feel less alien at Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle Book Launch based on the Instagram of the same name, Strange Planet covers a full life cycle of the planet’s inhabitants in an adorable and profound universe. (Thursday, powerHouse Arena, $20 includes the book)

9. Stop and smell the roses at Free Friday Mornings at the botanic garden and admire the flora before it gets too cold. (Friday, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, FREE)

10. Gaze upon the choreopoetic inner workings of @GaryXXXFisher at Black Exhibition that interrogates the limits of vulnerability, the risk of honesty, and the security of anonymity to awaken his audience to the true price of exposing oneself. (Fri-Sun, The Bushwick Starr, $35)

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