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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, bouncy house edition

1. Bounce on over to Big Bounce America, where three gargantuan air-filled playgrounds await kids, families, and even adults with special adults-only times. (Fri-Sun, Aviator Sports and Events Center at Floyd Bennet Field, $17-$30)

2. Lace up your skates for Caribbean Skate Night, where a live DJ will be laying down coco, dancehall, and other Craibbean beats all night for your skating pleasure. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2, $10)

3. Get inked up or simply enjoy the festivities at the Brooklyn Tattoo Expo this weekend; artists from all over will be on hand to show off and create more of their works and prizes will be awarded each day. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, $15)

4. Muse among the tombstones at Cemetery Shorts, a screening of short films about loss projected in a graveyard that also includes live music and an after party. (Friday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $16)

5. Sweat it out with 70s beats at A Night at the Baths: A Disco Party, where a team of throwback DJs will take you almost all the way to sunrise. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5)


See the Brass Queens lead a second line (#12). Photo via.


6. Explore one of Brooklyn’s most vaunted cultural neighborhoods on the Cultural District Walking Tour, where you’ll learn about the cultural history of Fort Greene and enjoy operatic serenading along the way. (Saturday, Brooklyn Academy of Music, FREE)

7. Give something or get something as roving neighborhood exchange Stop ‘n Swap comes to Prospect Lefferts Gardens. (Saturday, BKLYN Commons, FREE)

8. Learn to do Tai Chi like the best of The Velvet Underground at the inaugural International Lou Reed Tai Chi Day, where teachers will lead a guided meditation and perform and instruct a variety of forms of the ancient art. (Saturday, Brooklyn Central Library, FREE)

9. Educate the next generation of global citizens at the Woke Baby Book Fair, where esteemed poets and novelists will be performing readings and storytelling circles of their works. (Saturday, The Center for Fiction, FREE)

10. Reconnect with your independent roots at the Trashland Zine Fest, where a full house of zine printers meet musical performances and a bake sale. (Saturday, The Footlight, FREE)

11. Attend a comedy show under where? The answer is a lingerie shop, where the empowering and even sexy standup show Butt Dream awaits you. (Saturday, The Rack Shack, FREE)

12. Throw up some horns for the Brasswick Music Festival, where Brooklyn’s top tooters perform in a reclaimed community park until taking the jam for a New Orleans-style second line to the afterparty. (Saturday, Good Life Garden, $10 suggested donation)

13. Gather round the flames for some evening tales at Campfire, where seasoned storytellers will spin some yarns along the scenic shores of the East River. (Saturday, North Brooklyn Farms, $5)

14. Draw three cards then draw cards for real at The Art of Tarot, where a talk about the life of Tarot illustrator Pamela Colman Smith precedes a live sketching session, supplies included. (Saturday, Brooklyn Art Library, $25)

15. Combine two of life’s most delightful things at Doggy Noses and Yoga Poses, a fundraiser where rescue dogs roam around a guided yoga class to your and their heart’s content. (Saturday, Big Alice Brewing Barrel Room, $35)


Really get into downward dog (#15). Photo via

16. Level up your tees with Sunday Crafternoon’s embroidery class, where you can choose a provided design or freestyle your own. All materials besides the shirt are included. (Sunday, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3, FREE)

17. Join in the 15th year of Soul Summit, an entire afternoon of house music in Fort Greene Park. (Sunday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

18. Bring your wardrobe back to the 90s with LikeMindedObjects’ Denim Bleaching Workshop, where you will learn how to artistically paint, dip, and fold your denim pieces into rad patterns. Tickets include a denim hat or tote and you can BYO your own denim too. (Sat-Sun, A/D/O Shop, $35)

19. Get decked out for Next Slide Please, a comedy show about comics’ favorite and obscure topics presented entirely in PowerPoint. (Sunday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

20. Hang your dancing shoes for an afternoon as Ecstatic Dance hosts Off the Dance Floor, a community gathering with elixirs, food, and experiences. (Sunday, Ambrosia Elixirs, FREE)

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