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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, food competition edition

1. Some like it hot at Open Flame, a comedy show meets an LGBTQ+ social with a lineup of the funniest queer comedians devoted to entertaining you in the name of pride. (Friday, Union Hall, $8-10)

2. It’s twice as nice at Twins F*cking, a night of improv with 2 people at a time, with intentional pairings by illustrious hosts and 2-prov-ers Rachel Kaly and Fareeha Khan, plus two different duo musical stylings. (Friday, Vital Joint, $5)

3. Enjoy a varied group of performances at Queer Abstract: Who You Callin A B*tch?, a curated performance series highlighting QTPOC performers with a variety show led by a question to probe and encourage everyone to show up and show out. (Friday, Starr Bar, FREE)

4. Eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich in tribute to Elvis Death-iversary, a live tribute Elvis Presley, with an abridged performance of the soundtrack from the iconic greaser gangster movie The Wanderers to commemorate its 40th Anniversary. (Friday, Gran Torino, FREE)

5. Turn it up for The Mx Nobody Pageant Presents: NOPE with some of their favorite performers from the past 3 years of this wild competition for a night of madness, featuring Ariel Italic, Shanita Bump, Lady Bearica Andrews, and more. (Friday, The Vault in Brooklyn, $5)


These three and more will make you laugh (#1). Photo via.

6. Get physical at 10 Year Anniversary Classes, where you can take advantage of a full day of free events, classes, entertainment in a renovated retail space featuring local vendors. (Saturday, Human@Ease, FREE-$10)

7. Book lovers rejoice at  Summer Book Sale where over a thousand items will be on sale from 30-50% off including soft and hardcover books, magazines, gifts, food, and more. (Saturday, Archestratus Books + Foods, FREE)

8. Shake the sand out of your bathing suit at the 29th Annual Sand Sculpting Competition where anyone is invited to compete in a sand sculpting competition, and prizes will be awarded in four different categories. (Saturday, Beach at West 12, FREE)

9. It’s ferment to be at Kimchi-Palooza, and enjoy a day filled with all things kimchi, with bands and DJs, free samples, and a kimchi eating contest where the winner gets a seriously large trophy. (Saturday, Arrogant Swine, FREE)

10. Truly DIY with Botanical Bundle Dyeing for an afternoon of creating color alchemy using plant material on silk, and take home a beautiful scarf you dye yourself over drinks, textile conversation, and creative instruction. (Saturday, North Brooklyn Farms, $45)

11. Stay hungry for the 4th Annual Pizza Eating Contest, where a crowd of hungry pizza eaters will take to the stage to vie for the coveted Golden Peel Trophy. (Saturday, Artichoke Pizza, FREE)

12. Head to the theater for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, an inventive comedy of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. (Saturday, The Brick Theater, $20)

13. Have an inconceivably good time at The Princess Bride: Drinking Game, where whenever a buzz word or phrase is said, a bell rings, and everyone drinks, including the actors. (Saturday, The Bell House, $15)

14. Swipe right at Tinder Live, a totally improvised and interactive comedy with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping and messaging, and sometimes even real-time phone calls with Tinder matches. (Saturday, Littlefield, $15)

15. Get ready to dance at 6 Underground, an alternative dance party with DJs Azn Jake & Skeleton Lipstick, playing your old favorite bands like Garbage, Butthole Surfers, Prodigy, Veruca Salt, and so many more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $7-10)


Sculpt some sand (#8). Photo via.

16. Shop til you drop at the More Galore Market, and discover clutch couture creations, one-of-a-kind vintage, handmade jewelry and accessories, fire props and costumes, sparkle magic, and more galore fit for all sizes and budgets. (Sunday, The Floasis, FREE)

17. Hear the classics at Pop-Up Performance: Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra highlighting featured musicians as the Orchestra in Residence plays a family-friendly range of classical music from across the globe. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE w/$16 museum admission)

18. Take a hike to Intro to Backpacking that covers the basic skills necessary for solo or group backpacking like gear and tents, finding water safe for drinking, orienteering, and more. (Sunday, Brooklyn Brainery, $12)

19. Join in an interactive magical ritual at The Wizarding Hour, a social-mystical experience creating connection through the power of communal sharing and performative ritual magic, with Wizard Devin Person and multimedia sculpture artist MAKS. (Sunday, Magick Box, FREE)

20. Ride in a limo-zine to Beyond the Basics Zine Workshop, a workshop that will look at how to make multi-page zines, the tools you need, and how to use them, taught by Emma Karin Eriksson of Pretty Dirty Press. (Sunday, Quimby’s Bookstore NYC, $5-10)

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