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

1. Show up to end gun violence at Candlelight Vigil For Mass Shootings and join to mourn the lives lost during recent mass shootings, and call on lawmakers at the federal level to enact real gun reform. (Monday, Grand Army Plaza, FREE)

2. Have a wild evening at Disasterpiece Theater: Everything’s Fine, equal parts darkly glittering variety show and exhilarating clutch-the-pearls circus sideshow filtered through candy-colored carnival dreams.. (Monday, The Deep End, $10)

3. Dance it out at Groove Therapy: Beginner Dance Classes, where they’ll take over a non-traditional space, dim the lights, ban mirrors and build a community focusing on the beginner fundamentals of many types of dance. (Tuesday, Rule of Thirds, $15)

4. Paint some happy little trees at Watercolors with Artist Dan Bina, a 101 lesson on watercolors where you’ll discuss paint types, technique, and mixing along with creating a structured painting, watercolor kits included. (Tuesday, Understudy, $36)

5. Help NYC artists and spaces at NYC Artist Coalition: Summer of Change Meeting as they strategize and report back on commercial rent stabilization transparency on M.A.R.C.H. raids, and more of the progress they’ve been making. (Wednesday, Ode to Babel, FREE)

6. React on the spot at Drop-In Improv Classes, a fun and welcoming preview to improvisation, focusing on letting go of judgment and having a blast, with no theater or improv experience needed. (Wednesday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE-$10)

7. Brush up on your history at Nappy Roots: A History of Black Hair as the co-authors of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America, weave the tousled history, politics and culture of black hair in America. (Thursday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $10)

8. Look for booty Murdaaaarr! A Pirate-Themed Murder Mystery Event, where between acted scenes, players will be set loose to interrogate shady suspects and search for clues in order to catch the murderer of one most unfortunate buccaneer. (Thursday, Space Bushwick, $25)

9. Eat while you art at Canteen and Mural Exhibition, highlighting Asian style tapas by local Brooklyn chefs, plus a new mural by Jeremy “Yuto” Nakamura, combining art and food to enjoy. (Friday, Court Tree Gallery, $20)

10. Enjoy the sunset at Twilight Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery where you’ll weave through stunning landscapes and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. (Friday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $25)

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