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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, trick or treat edition

1. Wander a gallery and listen to the String Lab Ensemble who will perform a program in partnership with their new exhibit, Refuge, curated by Jackie Shatz. (Monday, Green Door Gallery, FREE)

2. Break free of plastic pollution at Science & Society 4: Our Plastic Problem and be part of a discussion about what this proliferation of plastic is doing to ecosystems, society, and our bodies, and how we can break our addiction to this modern material convenience. (Monday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

3. Hear about distinctive mural making at Brooklyn’s Mural Movement and go behind-the-scenes of this movement and explore how today’s artists are continuing to forge community cohesion and retain a sense of place amid gentrification. (Tuesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

4. Cruise cabinets of curiosities come to life at Wunderkammer: A Taxidermy Showcase and Competition, and let the nation’s most innovate taxidermy artists fill you with awe and wonder as they showcase their most creative creatures in a competition that awards the beautiful and bizarre. (Tuesday, The Bell House, $10)

5. See an unusual love story at The Unrepentant Necrophile, a punk rock opera about a mortician and her body, inspired by true events in a blend of physical theater, music, and horror. (Tues-Thurs, Cloud City, $20)

6. Laugh to keep from frowning at Side Ponytail Comedy Show, presenting some of the best comedy and people New York has to offer, featuring Xasmin Garza, David Sitrick, Matt Goldich, and more. (Wednesday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

7. Don’t forget your costume for the NYNT Halloween Haunted Hop, a spooktacular night of live music (16 bands), dancing, performance, cinema, installations, live visuals, food, drink, and everything else you need in a labyrinth of party rooms. (Thursday, Knockdown Center, $25)

8. Trick or treat at the Noisey Nights Halloween Party and see live sets by Ho99o9 and Anika, plus DJ sets by Yellowtech and Marcoweibel of Darker Than Wax. (Thursday, Villain, FREE w/RSVP)

9. Bounce your bootie to Big Freedia and Mykki Blanco and see The Queen of Bounce, a subgenre of hip-hop born out of New Orleans and known for its call and response style and lightening speed booty-shaking dance. (Thurs-Fri, Brooklyn Bowl, $25)

10. See your favorite bands in one place at Gutterween, a three-night covers fest featuring bands performing as Queens of the Stone Age, Devo, The Stooges, Hall and Oates, and many more. (Thurs-Sat, Gutter Bar, FREE)

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