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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, bingo edition

1. Make a big deal out of nothing at Epic Storytelling & Stand Up, where storytellers and comedians dramatically retell stories of everyday, trivial problems set to live classical music. (Friday, The Cobra Club, FREE)

2. All hair colors are accepted at the Ginger Issue 13 Release, where all of the contributors to the zine are referred by an editor or contributor from a previous issue, supporting the work of self-identified women and queer/trans/gender non-conforming individuals. (Friday, The Rack Shack, FREE)

3. There’s lots to take in at the Press Play Fair, inviting print and digital publishers, recording artists and labels, and the communities that support them to participate in two days of live music, performances, panels, and other activities. (Fri-Sat, Pioneer Works, FREE)

4. More than just covers, the Summer Ceremonial: Tribute To Florence + The Machine is a series dedicated to some of our favorite bands, hosted by Raina Sinclair and performances by Caza Blanca, Illyria Addams Burlesque, and more. (Friday, Bizarre Bar, $10)

5. Enjoy the live musical comedy Staggars & Jags: Health Inspection Day with salty sea captains, mythical creatures, music, and tons of singing, set in an 18th century Caribbean bar. (Fri-Sat, The Brick, $5)


Don’t go hungry with the Hungry March Band (#18). Photo via Facebook.

6. Get your fill of new music at Degraw Fest, a daylong music festival featuring the best in new Brooklyn music featuring indie, pop, rock, folk and Americana-influenced groups, plus an exhibit from music photographer Drew Reynolds. (Saturday, Littlefield, $10)

7. There’s a lifeguard on duty for Splish, a show five feet out to sea where audiences tread water while a comedy show floats around them, live in the Atlantic Ocean, with Justin Linville, Mary Martin, and more. (Saturday, Beach 105, FREE)

8. Bang on a can at Porch Life, an interactive installation from the New Orleans based art project Music Box Village, “consisting of a dozen interactive ‘musical houses’” that you can play around and play musically. (Sat-Sun, Coney Island, suggested $10)

9. Boogie on the beach at the second annual Coney Island Music Festival, spanning 12 artists over two stages of music including Shannon Shaw (of Shannon and the Clams) and Juan Wauters, taking place amongst the rollercoasters, art walls, and boardwalk amusements. (Saturday, Coney Island, FREE)

10. Soak up the open air sunshine at Summer Rooftop Series II: Midsummers Divine and take in soul moving rhythms from BAE DJs, turn on your creativity with the artistic installations, and be captured in your full beauty during a photoshoot. (Saturday, Lightning Society Lofts, $20)

11. Tune your body to Healing Frequencies with intentional dialog about listening, time and consciousness, plus filtered and reimagined field recordings from an artist’s recent travels, and a meditative ambient journey with Himalayan bowls, rattles, tuning forks, and more. (Saturday, Magik City, $10)

12. Make sure you’re in tune for the US Air Guitar National Finals, where the winners of air guitar competitions across the country compete to win a trip to compete in Oulu, Finland for the world championships, but must first go against the current world champion from Staten Island: Airistotle. (Saturday, Rough Trade, $18)

13. Toast to warm summer eves at One Summer Night featuring hidden rooms, outdoor courtyards, live music, deejays, immersive costumed characters, interactive art, theater and burlesque, 3d projections, and wonder. (Saturday, Paper Factory Hotel, $40)

14. Dance all night at Afrojam with DJs spinning the hottest Afrobeat music, along with reggae, hip-hop, house, and old school dance music. (Saturday, Acoustik Garden Lounge, FREE before midnight, $10 after)

15. It gets dark at night, and at Subvert: Aldarok, an experiment in rebellion, taboo, and the ultimate boundaries of subculture with three floors of live music, performance art, installation art, and attractions. (Saturday, secret boat location, $10-20)


Turn poop into gold at chicken shit bingo (#). Photo via Facebook.

16. Turn poop into gold at Chicken Shit Bingo, the farm’s annual fundraiser with  (Sunday, Bushwick City Farm, FREE)

17. Truly DIY at the Fix Your Own Bike Workshop, where you can bring your own bicycle and work on it yourself with the aid of Time’s Up mechanics, use their tools, and buy recycled bike parts. (Sunday, Time’s Up, FREE)

18. Brass off with Hungry March Band, Gato Loco, two of Brooklyn’s finest brass bands that will have you off your tush and dancing in a conga line around the room. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bowl, $5)

19. YOLO at FOMO Live, where Kristen Bartlett hosts a night of storytelling and stand-up as your favorite comedians share the Instagram pix that made them feel left out and the true stories behind them. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8-10)

20. Attend a different type of mass at Satanic Bingo hosted by Satan with burlesque, sideshow, tarot, candle magic, and prizes, and performances by Cyclone Jack Sullivan, Deity Delgado, and Scooter Pie. (Sunday, Bizarre Bar, FREE)

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