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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, father’s day edition

1. Dance-start your Friday with the Pride edition of Daybreaker, a sunrise yoga session and dance party where the DJs will spin happy house beats with healthy treats and endless surprises. (Friday, The William Vale, $25-40)

2. Dance with your heart to Support Asylum Seekers for the Solidarity Room, where all proceeds go towards offering a room for a family or individual to stay while they await judgement on their asylum application. (Friday, Bushwick City Farm, $8)

3. Find a new perspective this Pride Month with Life Stories, Death Sentences, a reading and commentary event of newly-translated LGBTQ+ Russian poetry and prose presented in both Russian and English. (Friday, The Brooklyn Rail, FREE)

4. Tap into the intersection of ancient and modern art at HEART, a video art installation inspired by Tibetan Talking Wall murals and dance, revealing the commonality of emotions that transcend centuries. (Friday, Wonderville, $10)

5. Earn some soggy dollars at Wet Cash comedy show while watching some killer comics, drinking free beer, and supporting the immigration charity Make the Road. (Friday, GG’s Social Trade and Treasure Club, FREE) 


The writing’s on the wall (#14). Photo via.

6. Explore the talents of the city’s newest artistic voices at the Brooklyn Art Book Fair where, in addition to perusing dozens of exhibitors, you can participate in workshops and performances. (Friday-Saturday, McCarren Park, FREE) 

7. Make Marie Kondo proud in the most environmentally friendly way at the Park Slope Stop ‘N’ Swap where you can lighten the load on your closet while picking up something new at the same time. (Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE) 

8. Put together your perfect Prospect Park picnic basket at the FAD Fare Artisanal Food Market, where over 40 vendors will be offering their finest in locally-sourced food and wares. (Saturday, The Invisible Dog, FREE) 

9. Paddle away with your friends and neighbors with the North Brooklyn Boat Club, where drinks and snacks will be provided as you cruise the waterways in the shadow of the Manhattan skyline. (Saturday, Manhattan Avenue Street End Park, FREE)

10. Trace the steps of a literary legend at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: A Walt Whitman Walking Tour of DUMBO, where the guides let Whitman’s words bring to life the history of Brooklyn’s waterfront. (Saturday, Fulton Ferry Landing, $20)

11. Fill your sketchbook at the Cover to Cover workshop, where illustrator Greg Kletsel will provide prompts for the class to fill the entirety of their sketchbooks before the end of the workshop. (Saturday, Brooklyn Art Library, $25)

12. Feel the Haitian rhythm at the Bat Tanbou drumming circle and performance, where percussionist and MC Okai Fleurimont and accompaniment will put on a dazzling display of traditional Haitian drumming. (Saturday, Hillel Plaza, FREE)

13. Experience food in a different way as you attend the experimental food installation A Mess of My Own, where repurposed food waste, text, and song come together in a single serving. (Saturday, 57 Conselyea St, $1-10 sliding scale)

14. Be drawn to the Picture This show, a radical new kind of comedy show where comedians are paired with animators who will draw live interpretations of the routine, with neither person knowing what to expect. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8-10)

15. Witness daring (and NSFW) feats of fire, acrobatics, and more at the Queer Coney Circus Sideshow: After Dark, where circus performing and burlesque combine forces in a show you could only find at Coney Island. (Saturday, Sideshows by the Seashore, $20)


Get onto the Ark-estra (#17). Photo via.

16. Treat your dad to his two favorite things: whiskey and history at the Whiskey Wars Tour and Tasting, where you will learn Brooklyn’s history in illegal distilling while enjoying its modern legal fruits. (Sunday, BLDG 92, $20)

17. Engage your intergalactic tendencies when the Sun Ra Arkestra continues its six decades of performance at Summer Thunder. (Sunday, Union Pool, FREE)

18. Find out if your favorite yoga pants are an issue at the athleisure edition of Yr Problematic Fave, where comics will put them to the test. (Sunday, The Brick Theater, $10)

19. Loss can be your gain at Total Loss: a Comedy Show about Death, a tale of road trips, diner coffee, and a dive bar in Montana that is part comedy, part tribute from Will Martin. (Sunday, Halyard’s, $5)

20. Rub a new kind of lamp at News of the Strange Lab’s 1001SUR, an experimental retelling of 1001 Nights set in South America that seeks to understand how common stories and tales bind us all together. (Friday-Sunday, Target Margin, $20)

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