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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, Valentine’s edition

1. Keep your ride rust free at Women/Trans/Femme (WTF) Workshop: Winter Bike Care, this workshop will cover bike maintenance to prevent rust, component choices that can enhance performance, and more bike strategies. (Monday, NYC Mechanical Gardens Bike Co-op, FREE)

2. See what impacts Black-Owned Businesses: A History of Enterprise and Community in Brooklyn, and discuss the challenges and triumphs of the network of black business owners and the struggle for equality. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

3. Relax with some arts and crafts at Paper Marbling and learn the magical and zen process of paper marbling in this happy hour art workshop, which includes a drink and all materials. (Tuesday, Threes Brewing, $20)

4. Headbang to Buttery Riffz Metal Comedy Show, a comedy showcase where comedians tell jokes onstage to the heralding sound of gloriously bad metal music, with Lindsay Boling, Dan Perlman, and more. (Tuesday, Coco66, FREE)

5. Check it out IRL at Behind the Swipe: Love in the Age of Technology and learn what makes a top dating profile, dig into what’s happening with your data, and uncover some juicy insider stories right from the developers behind the dating apps. (Wednesday, WeWork, FREE)

6. Ani-motion yourself over to 2019 Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation and watch the official program of each of the animated short films tipped for this year’s Oscars from four different countries. (Wednesday, Syndicated Bar, $12)

7. See something sexy at Till Death Do Us, a Valentine’s Day burlesque special that will have you eating your heart out, if they don’t first, featuring Mia Julep, Regal Mortis, and more performers. (Thursday, Eris Evolution, $15)

8. Get ready for games at Are You That Somebody, an evening of fun and interactive games including people bingo, Tinder IRL, and the ex files, hosted by Carly Ann Filbin. (Thursday, Parklife, FREE-$30)

9. Go back in time with Mortified: Doomed Love, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, etc) shared by their original authors, with this month’s theme about doomed love. (Friday, Littlefield, $12)

10. Take off your hazmat suit for A Night of Untoxic Masculinity: Comedy, Storytelling and Music, a solo show from Charles Coplin exploring themes of toxic masculinity, backstage gossip and strange coincidences. (Friday, private residence, $12)

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