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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, the crow edition

1. Detox your closet at Swapping is the New Shopping and bring old clothes in good clean condition you no longer want and swap it with friends for something else. (Friday, Daya Yoga Studio, FREE)

2. Let it all out at Healing Through Writing, a relaxing evening of self-expression, support, and community, led by Spoken Black Girl editor-in-chief Rowana Abbensetts. (Friday, Cafe Con Libros, $10)

3. This is the remix for PAT: Love Will Find a Way Home, a live performance of a capella recordings of original songs that are remixed and manipulated into propulsive, electronic dance tracks that feature a range of other collaborators. (Friday, Pioneer Works, $20)

4. Keep waterfront access and education open to the public at the Gowanus Dredgers 20th Anniversary Bash and donate to their cause, with live music, local food & drink, special honorees, and much more. (Friday, Gowanus Dredgers, donations accepted)

5. Be hazy at Mystic Cornucopia, a cornucopia full of community, dance, sober tripping, revelry, and urban-shamanistic altered states induced intellectually, spiritually, and rhythmically. (Friday, Rubulad, $15-25)


Remixed a capella (#3) Photo via.

6. Go into an immersive audio journey at Behind “All Mirrors” for Angel Olsen’s new album, taking fans on a guided tour, immersing them in a labyrinth of otherworldly spaces and sounds. (Saturday, Villain, FREE w/RSVP)

7. Let’s get virtual at The Imitation Game: Introduction to Administering Virtual Machine Systems, a two-hour workshop is a practical introduction to creating, using, and administering virtual machine systems. (Saturday, Tech Learning Collective, $30-45)

8. See the end at Hartstop Presents: The Last Waltz, a performance of The Band’s legendary farewell concert, “The Last Waltz,” to benefit a new app providing advice from mental health professionals and sexual health experts to the people. (Saturday, Hartstop, $10)

9. Join a conversational gathering at A Mind Jam, allowing you to connect to each other authentically with meaningful conversations that enable stronger relationships, provoke new insights and ideas and create a deeper sense of shared belonging. (Saturday, 24 Ford Street, $12)

10. Clown around at Female Joker, a 4 hour emotional journey into a theatrical production as Jadda the clown transforms into multiple characters, altering states between human and a living sculpture. (Saturday, Michael Alan’s Studio, $20-40)

11. Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip at Disritmia, a Brazilian party that combines performance, music and visual art by Brazilians living in NY and friends of Brazil. (Saturday, Rubulad, $8-12)

12. Tan-go to see Cumparsita: The Tango, where the finest tango dancers in the world, accompanied by legendary Argentinean musicians, bring the true story of the art of tango to life.  (Saturday, On Stage at Kingsborough, $37-39)

13. Laugh our loud at Black Guys: Comedy Show, hosted by Brian Mitchell and Tyler Richardson, features some of NY’s funniest comedians like Sagar Bhatt, Christiana Jackson, and more. (Saturday, Cherry Tree Bar, FREE)

14. Pay tribute to the gods of the sky at Raven & Crow, and bird watch transformational performance art that will trick you with a flurry to soar off your seats and stay for the after party to shake your tail feathers. (Saturday, Talon Bar, $10)

15. Clap along one last time at Soul Clap & Dance-Off with Nobunny before the venue shuts down, with live bands followed by all night dancing with Jonathan Toubin and the NY Night Train Shadow Dancers, and 3am $100 dance-off. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $7-15)


Tan-go to see the tango. Photo via.

16. Ensure you’re safe at Securing Email: Protecting Everyday Communications, a two-hour digital safety workshop that will demystify the nuance of email privacy and security. (Sunday, Wonderville, $45)

17. Support your local queer makers at the BK Queer Flea and shop from over 20 queer vendors with a day full of eats, treats, and beats by DJ Jon Aliaga. (Sunday, 3 Dollar Bill, FREE)

18. Make your own gifts at this Candle Workshop and spend a zen-sational afternoon working with soy-based wax, scented oils, and unique decorative elements to craft three custom candles. (Sunday, Colony 274, $45)

19. Celebrate an old cat at Cartoon Carnival 85: Felix 100, and join animation historian Tommy Jose Stathes as he celebrates the 100th anniversary Felix The Cat on the big screen and presented in 16mm film. (Sunday, Rubulad, $10)

20. Enjoy the best side dish at Free Fries (A Comedy Show), where hosts Veronica Garza and Matt Levy feature some of the best comics in the city, with free french fries on the house. (Sunday, Sugarburg, FREE)

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