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The best cheap things to do this weekend, brr-lesque edition

1. Enchant your evening with Salón Zilla, a magical art mixer with an artist market woven in with sex-positive standup, sketch comedy, and readings. (Friday, New Women Space, $10)

2. Support your local subway vendor at ¡Churro! A Benefit Comedy Show raising funds for the Street Vendor Project and the New York Immigration Coalition, featuring Gabe Pacheco, Maria Wojciechowski, Danny Felts, and more. (Friday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $10 suggested)

3. Have a wild Friday night at the Ultimate Show Merger with an amazing lineup of musicians and performers, featuring Frank and The Hurricanes, Greem Jellyfish, Poncili Creacion, and more. (Friday, Rubulad, $10-15)

4. Forget that 1990 was 30 years ago at 6 Underground, a 90s alternative dance party (Friday, St. Vitus Bar, $5-10)


See Ramy Essan at National Sawdust (#7). Photo via.

5. Have anime-zing time at Pow Con, Brooklyn’s comic con created by fans for fans, with the best in comic books, collectibles, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, and more. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, $20+)

7. Gin and bear it at the Distillery Tour of their process and tastings of their American Dry Gin, Beach Plum Gin Liqueur and Old Tom Gin. (Saturday, Greenhook Ginsmiths, $20)

7. Immerse yourself in Tahrir and Beyond, an exhibition of music and visual art inspired by the Egyptian Revolution, for which the featured artists were exiled. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $20)

8. Ring in the month of Aquarius at Dance Party: What’s Your Sign?, a special party at the Brooklyn Museum that features DJs, astrological gallery tours, and apothecary offerings. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $15)

9. Check-in with your favorite sweat-seasoned hunks of face meat as The Commedia Company returns for three nights of ecstatic hilarity and moments of deep collective soul-searching (and fart jokes). (Saturday-Monday, Cloud City, $10)

10. Don’t wait in the sky for Just for One Day: A David Bowie Party; you can come in your favorite Bowie look or have a makeup artist apply your favorite Thin White Duke. (Saturday, Hart Bar, $6-8)

11. Scurry over to Days of Wine and Rodents, where a mice and rat-themed bacchanalia awaits you with bands and projection art all night. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

12. Dance now on art cars later at What the Funk, where DJs will be spinning funky tunes, the disco ball will be in full force, and costumes are required to dance up a storm. (Saturday, Eris Evoltion, $15)

13. Put the brr in burlesque at Switch n’ Play, the nightlife-award-winning queer drag show, spanning the gender spectrum on stage and in life. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7-$20)

14. Drop it down, down, down at The Rub, bringing down the house with hip-hop, R&B, Dancehall, and house jams. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15)


Have anime-zing time (#5). Photo via.

15. Hit the slopes at The Lodge, a fully decked-out ski villa party featuring alpine cocktails, tarot, VR, and more. (Sunday, Kinfolk 94, $10)

16. Raise money for koalas at the Hottest 100 Listening Party where Australia’s main tastemakers count the top 100 songs from the previous year as voted by listeners the world over. (Sunday, Baby’s All Right, $15)

17. Roll the dice at Dr. Gameshow Live, where Punderdome mastermind Jo Firestone turns the audience into guinea pigs for crazy listener-created games for special prizes. (Sunday, The Bell House, $10)

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