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The best cheap things to do this weekend, black flag edition

1. Wilde out at Oscar at The Crown, an immersive queer musical and nightclub experience inspired by Oscar Wilde, detailing the rise and fall of one of history’s most flamboyant characters. (Fri-Sun, 3 Dollar Bill, $19-25)

2. Loose lips sink ships at Birthday Battleship Burlesque, a fundraiser to donate dollars by picking a number to sink ships, and when a ship is sunk a performer performs. (Friday, Pratt Institute Writing Center Community Space, FREE)

3. Catch a sister act at Fraternal Twins, a variety show hosted by fraternal twin sisters, Emma Jayne and Nadia Pinder, who have gathered their favorite comedians and musicians and paired them up for a night of collaboration and sibling fun. (Friday, 61 Local, FREE)

4. Wrack your brain at SocFem Pub Trivia Night, and join your fellow socialists for fun and difficult trivia questions, food, drinks and prizes, hosted by Katie Halper. (Friday, Verso Books, $10 suggested donation)


Twin hosts for the evening (#3).

5. Dust off the winter chill at Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival, a collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brews, food tastings, DJs, and in-the-know finds. (Saturday, Industry City, $40+)

6. Reach out to the Mixed Level Theremin Workshop, which invites absolute beginners and advanced players to explore motion and music while learning the technical aspects of the Theremin: positioning, calibration, and repertoire. (Sat-Sun, Pioneer Works, $40)

7. Improve at improv at the Drop-In Improv Class, and see how improvisers do what they do in an inviting environment with some theatrical improv training, and no previous experience necessary. (Saturday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE)

8. Learn flower DIY at Bouquet Making Workshop and learn to make your own handheld bouquet using fresh, seasonal ingredients, where everyone will create their own handheld bouquet to bring home. (Saturday, Honeysuckle Hill Flowers, $45)

9. Raise money for laughs at the Annual Womanly Magazine Comedy Show Fundraiser, giving you a night full of laughs, featuring Marybeth Barone, Kenice Mobley, Angel Yau, and more, with all proceeds going to Womanly Magazine. (Saturday, The Well, $20)

10. Have a TV party tonight at Black Flags Over Brooklyn, a new two-day anti-fascist extreme metal festival with an all-day vendor market of band merch, label distros, radical publishers, activist organizations, local artisans, and more. (Fri-Sat, Brooklyn Bazaar, $40 for both days)

11. Don’t be afraid to pick your Wedgie, created and performed by Hannah Kallenbach, about a woman with “a major wedgie she cannot pick, she is largely dead inside.”​ (Sat-Sun, Triskelion Arts, $16)

12. Wonder how they stay warm at Naked As F*ck: A Burlesque Tribute to Saga, an homage to one of a favorite comic, bringing space opera craziness with Renaissance Noir, Queue Magister, Petite Renard, and more. (Saturday, Bizarre Bar, $10)


Learn a new instrument (#6). Photo via Facebook.

13. Veg out at Vegan Market, an indoor pop up market with some of the area’s best vegan vendors with plenty of food along with apparel, bath & body products, cosmetics, and more. (Sunday, Market Hotel, FREE)

14. See a variety of art at Sunday Salon, featuring art work, research materials, and ephemera with conversation and mingling punctuated by performances and artist interventions. (Sunday, CPR, $5 donation)

15. Bring in that money money at Herbs and Crystals for Attracting Abundance, and explore plant and crystal energies for drawing abundance into your life, like attracting money and sustaining your financial needs. (Sunday, Black Iris Tattoo, $30)

16. Get right to it at Skip the Small Stuff and have more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night when you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about, with a variety of questions to get you started. (Sunday, Threes Brewing, FREE)

17. Flutter through states of being at Purple Rose Minuet, an immersive fantasy recreation where you’re granted tools to move forward, in faith that you’re making the right moves. (Sunday, Otion Front Studio, $10)

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