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The best cheap things to do this weekend, body song edition

1. BYOB (bag and/or beverage) to Tote Bag Printing with various screen prints to choose from that can be mixed and matched allowing for many images printed on one bag. (Friday, PrintSpace, $10)

2. Feel the romance at A Romantic Comedy with over 50 works of art created by over 25 international and local artists in a huge space. (Fri-Sun, 25 Kent, FREE)

3. Laugh in another language at Speak American, a comedy show (with an accent) that celebrates everyone that has come here from a different place. (Friday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

4. Listen to your body at Dance Lab: Body Song and open your voices and bodies as guest facilitator Eleni Arapoglou leads a guided class titled “Body Song,” followed by an Ecstatic Dance. (Friday, X Marks the Loft, $20)

5. This must be the place for I Get Wild bringing the music of Talking Heads to the stage as an expression of love for the iconic band and their recordings and performances. (Friday, Littlefield, $12)


See the Brass Queens and more at a brass band blowout (#13). Photo via.

6. Indulge yourself at Brooklyn Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival with unlimited tastings of chocolate, from sweet hand-rolled truffles to oooey goooey melted chocolate fondue, plus unlimited tastings of wine and whiskey, (Saturday, Brooklyn Expo Center, $45+)

7. Relive the music, the magic, and the memories with The Hit Men as they transport you through 70s and 80s rock classics by the music greats they toured and recorded with. (Saturday, On Stage at Kingsborough, $37)

8. See first Saturdays for The Immigrant Artist Biennial, with live performances by Christopher Unpezverde Núñez and Hanae Utamura curated by Katya Grokhovsky, and see the special exhibition A Feminist Look at the Collection and Women’s History Month. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

9. Get rhythm at the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, with multiple performers giving tribute to Johnny Cash, plus WFMU’s Radio Honky Tonk Girl spinning 45s before and after the show. (Saturday, Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, $15-18)

10. Go back to the beginning of Cellino v. Barnes, a new comedy loosely based on the true life breakup of famous NYC injury attorneys Ross Cellino and Steve Barnes. (Saturday, The Bell House, $12-15)

11. Partake in the final performance of Constellation Chor, where vibrating voices and moving bodies create an experience that is deeply human, magical, healing, and psychedelic. (Saturday, Spectrum, $15)

12. Step into a world of Splendor, with tantalizing painted dancers, scintillating sirens, captivating virtuosos, and resplendent headwear to lift your spirits, dazzle your eyes, and free your mind. (Saturday, Rubulad, $20-25)

13. Have a brass band blowout at Brooklyn Mardi Gras and dance your beads off to killer brass bands and enjoy authentic New Orleans cocktails at the bar. (Saturday, Gemini & Scorpio Lot, $18-35)


See the immigrant artist biennial (#8). Photo via.

14. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and $20 headshots at Womxn In Media while you connect with a network of powerful womxn while exchanging tips and learning how to better navigate the entertainment industries. (Sunday, Distill Creative, FREE)

15. Get something new at International Women’s Day Market & Open House and support women in business by shopping a curated collective of local women-led businesses in Williamsburg. (Sunday, The Wing Williamsburg, FREE)

16. Dance it out at Solstice Dancer: Movement Attunment with Cycles of Nature, a meeting for exploring dance as a means of deepening the spiritual self. (Sunday, The Chanda Lair, $30)

17. See the women behind the scenes at For The Record Photography Exhibit, an ongoing series of portraits of women working behind-the-scenes in the music industry by Ebru Yildiz. (Sunday, TV Eye, FREE)

18. See more than just burlesque at The F*ck You Revue, an intersectional, highbrow-meets-lowbrow burlesque and variety extravaganza of burlesque and variety acts that explore, explode, subvert, and celebrate the body political. (Sunday, House of Yes, $16-21)

19. Hear big talent in a tiny bodega at Big Irv’s Storytelling Roadshow, with a whole new showcase of the best storytelling this side of the river. (Sunday, Big Irv’s FREE)

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