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

1. Knit the night away at Starflake Mystery Shawl Party, celebrating the 10th-anniversary edition of the Westknits Mystery Shawl Knit Along with free drinks and charcuterie, a pop-up yarn shop, and an interview with Stephen West. (Friday, The Invisible Dog Art Center, $50)

2. Feel the festivities of fall at Live at the Archway: Oktoberfest with festive themed eats, Bavarian beer in limited edition steins, brass bands, an apple photo experience, and more. (Friday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

3. Meet your neighbors Brooklyn Bingo Night and help support the school by playing a night of bingo, with free snacks, coffee, and dessert. (Friday, Queen of the Rosary Catholic Academy, $10)

4. Answer what’s your favorite scary drink at A Drinking Game: Scream, a live re-enactment of the meta-horror hit Scream while following “the rules” to survive: whenever a buzz word is said, everyone drinks, including the actors. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $15)

5. Dress in tie-dye and denim for Cirquedelic: an Immersive Concert Experience, where the world of the underground 60’s rock scene comes alive for you to dance and explore where surprises await as rock stars dive through the air. (Friday, Eris Evolution, $20)


Color and chill (#18). Photo via.

6. Check out some hot off the small presses books at the New York Queer Zine Fest, where dozens of artists will be convening to sell and discuss their works. (Saturday, Brooklyn Central Library, FREE)

7. Get ready to go deep at Endangered, a deep journey to the eclectic side of the underground electronic music scene with high caliber artists and producers from around the world through music and live art. (Saturday, Endangered, $?)

8. Stroll the streets at the annual Ridgewood Open Studios and into galleries, studios, group shows, and other art events . (Fri-Sun, multiple locations, FREE)

9. See what happens when your wildest musical daydreams get a chance to come to fruition at Resonator Festival, where two acts come together on stage to exchange ideas through performance. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $20)

10. Let some comedians take you on an adventure at Nick Cave’s Bar and Other Stories, where a hilariously ill-fated trip to Berlin joins four other tales. (Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store, $5)

11. Bring the Wonder Wheel to Williamsburg at Cinema City: Coney Island with an exploration of Coney Island on film, from dream destination to Darren Aronofsky fever dream in this hour-long program. (Saturday, City Reliquary, $20)

12. Unfold that telescope at Observe the Moon Night and see the impact craters and other surface features of the moon up close and personal through telescopes. (Saturday, Transmitter Park, FREE)

13. Watch what years of not being able to kick the football does to you at Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a play that reimagines the characters of the Peanuts comics as adolescent degenerates. (Fri-Sun, 3 Dollar Bill, $18)

14. Go beyond the tiny white-box gallery shows and visit the Satellite Art Show, where installations fill a 12,000 square foot converted warehouse space with fine art, sculpture, and all manner of interactive pieces. (Fri-Sun, Pfizer Building, $10)

15. Relive the greatest hits of Dan Savage’s Very Best of HUMP! show, where you can watch the greatest and most creative short films from the past ten years in the Brooklyn stop of their multi-city tour. (Fri-Sun, House of Yes, $29)


Take a throwback ride (#16). Photo via.

16. Take a throwback ride at Nostalgia Ride: Woodlawn Cemetery and venture uptown from Grand Central Terminal to Woodlawn Cemetery on WWI-era Lo-V subway cars. (Sunday, New York Transit Museum, $50)

17. P-ART-y all weekend with the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Festival; a whole weekend in downtown Brooklyn’s best venues includes live performances at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, capped off by a DJ set from Talib Kweli. (Fri-Sun, Downtown Brooklyn, FREE)

18. Color and chill at Elixir & Color for an afternoon of creating personal artwork using coloring pages designed by NYC art therapists. (Sunday, Venn Brooklyn, $15)

19. Enjoy the last days of waterfront hangs at Sunset Waterfront Party and Fundraiser and hang out on the waterfront with the lights of Manhattan shining across our home waters and help raise money for a new dock to access year-round. (Sunday, The Brooklyn Barge, $5)

20. Celebrate with guitars at the 3 Year Anny Party with Bloodshot Bill and get your rockabilly on with Bloodshot Bill and the Televisionaries, go-go by Anna Copa Cabana, and an all-night record hop. (Sunday, Chills’n’Fever Rockabilly, $12)

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