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

1. Be whisked away at The Spirited Pen Presents: Robin Robinson and be regaled with tales from Robin’s gorgeous new book on whiskey, accompanied by great whiskey. (Friday, Kings County Distillery, FREE w/RSVP)

2. Celebrate amongst chosen family at Kweendom for a night of comedy, characters and storytelling that’s gay like Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is gay. (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

3. Ask away at Can I Ask You Something? Two Year Anniversary, with a blowout show to celebrate two years of giggles by switching things up where you get to ask the comedians anything you want. (Friday, 61 Local, $5-8)

4. Be virtually virtuous at Bulgarian Virtuosity with EXO where EXO’s superb roster of musicians teams up with Bulgarika, a virtuosic Bulgarian traditional ensemble for a night of exceptional music.(Friday, Roulette, $25+)

5. Flamen-go to Cumbancha Flamenca and join this incredible trio of flamenco performers for a night of music, dance, and poetry. (Friday, Cantina Cumbancha, $10)


Enjoy some flamenco (#5). Photo via.

6. Market like it’s hot at The Market at BK Museum, and shop one-of-a-kind, handmade items from more than 30 local artisans and vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

7. Grab some gifts at the In Fall Effect: Vegan Shop-Up and discover the best locally made, vegan foods, goods, and more at NYC’s all vegan pop-up market. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

8. Conquer holiday shopping at Shop AF and sample local craft beers and cocktails, and meet your community of local innovators and craftspeople while you shop home goods, gifts, fashion, and everything in between. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, $5-15)

9. Go in-depth with Christina Ko, Catalina Ouyang, and Larissa Pham in Conversation where each artist will present a piece of writing or body of artwork that expands on themes such as the hero’s journey and the role of the female figure, folklore, myth, and desire. (Saturday, Knockdown Center, FREE)

10. Take the A train to Cinema City: Bad New York Geography, which examines cinematic errors in NYC’s geography by disrespecting the physical reality of our beloved city, like placing the Guggenheim around the corner from Penn Station. (Saturday, City Reliquary, $20)

11. You should Mos Def check out the Dance Party: A Night with Yasiin Bey and Friends for an evening of dancing and DJ sets by Bey (Mos Def)’s collaborators and friends Lord Tusk from London, and producer and DJ Rich Medina honoring the golden age of hip-hop. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $25-40)

12. Yuk it up at Popped Collar Comedy celebrating 100 shows with one of the most stacked lineups of NYC comics since this show has started. (Saturday, The Platform, FREE)

13. Stretch those legs at Sundowners Presents: Wild Inn, and worship on the altar of the dance floor with aural pleasures through afro-tech, township funk, future tribal, and deep acid. (Saturday, Eris Evolution, $10-15)

14. Be cute and compute at Hex90: Hello, Friend and connect with your laptop or smartphone to plug into the party’s exclusive alternate reality cybersecurity experience, where you’ll help save the world from evil corporations and top-secret government cover-ups. (Saturday, Wonderville, $10-15)

15. Make some heat on the dance floor at the Warper Party, NYC’s largest showcase of live electronic art and music from 8pm until close. (Saturday, The Deep End, $?)


Market like it’s hot (#6). Photo via.

16. Think outside the box at Consider This: A Day of Challenging the Status Quo in Love and Sex featuring an awesome lineup of speakers, panels and entertainers presenting ideas that challenge what we consider to be the norm in love and sex. (Sunday, House of Yes, $30+)

17. Add some flair to your winter jacket at Embroidery: Patches and Pins and make work that is durable enough for patches on denim jackets or sturdy enough to be attached to a pinback. (Sunday, Brooklyn Brainery, $34)

18. Up your ‘zining game with Bookmaking Basics and learn single sheet, accordion and pamphlet techniques to fold and stitch your own books. (Sunday, Brooklyn Art Library, $25)

19. Grow into your creative spirit and Build Your Journaling Practice and cycle through multiple types of expressions: creative writing and drawing, explore meditative breathwork techniques, and gentle movements in between writing practices. (Sunday, Brooklyn Brainery, $35)

20. Your aim isn’t true at Cruel Intentions: Icy Edition, a sizzling comedy showcase featuring Devon Walker, Sydnee Washington, Sarah Dooley, and more. (Sunday, The Bell House, $18)

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