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The best cheap things to do this weekend, hot glass edition

1. Live out your steampunk fantasies at Alita Battle Angel: Passport to Iron City fully immerses travelers into the world of Alita’s cyberpunk story where you’ll interact with the city’s residents, earn credits by completing puzzles and challenges, and experiment with custom technology. (Fri-Sun, 470 Driggs, $25-50)

2. Majority rules at Solo Fancy 2019, where performers have 5 minutes to do whatever they do best and the audience votes on which artist or groups work they would like to see a whole evening production of next fall. (Fri-Sat, Old First Reformed Church, $15)

3. Class it up at DJ Rave/Classical Music Party, a string sextet from the Halcyon Chamber Players will be interspersing Tchaikovsky’s ‘Souvenir de Florence’ throughout the evening, and fire breathers and acrobats may also make an appearance. (Friday, The Muse, $25)

4. Find warmth at Night Sweats featuring Luis Mejicanos’ most recent paintings that create a vibrant world influenced by the objects, patterns, and Guatemalan folklore of his childhood. (Friday, Castellain Gallery, FREE)

5. See two shows in one night at Secrets of Green-Wood / Sexless Cocaine Saturday and place a secret in an underground capsule, and two staggeringly unqualified bureaucrats who’ve locked themselves in a basement for problem solving, cocaine, and aerobics. (Fri-Sat, The Brick, $20)


Watch an endurance superbowl of comic drawing (#15). Photo via Facebook.

6. Feel as if you’re fresh off the slopes at Winter Warmer, for unlimited spiked drinks, craft beer, and bubbly, with local chefs on-site serving up winter comfort foods, plus music, games, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Expo Center, $37+)

7. Spawned from a barn on an island in Maine, BarnFest 5 is back, featuring artists making theater, dance, film, music, and everything in between. (Fri-Sun, Cloud City, $10)

8. It’s your last chance to see First Saturday: Soul of a Nation and celebrate Black History Month and the closing weekend of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, plus a performance by multi-genre vocalist YahZarah. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

9. Nothing better than a Hot Glass Cold Beer, where all guests will receive a unique handmade drinking glass which will overflow with free beverages while they watch our talented team of artists show off their glass manipulation skills. (Saturday, Brooklyn Glass, $25)

10. Laugh to the music at Rimshot, where stand-up comedy is punctuated by a quick burst of “incredibly stupid music,” featuring Andy Haynes, Kate Willet, and more. (Saturday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

11. Watch art in motion at Picture This, a comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some amazing artists, and aren’t shown the results until the end of their set. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8-10)

12. Live your nine lives at Cat’s Eye Cabaret: Happily Never After, a night of aerial, burlesque, and variety artists bringing heartbreak to the stage, with stories of twisted tales, mythological despair, and more. (Saturday, The Deep End, $15)

13. Hear a unique musical collaboration at Mark Ernestus’ Ndagga Rhythm Force, a collaborative project between a revolving assembly of Senegalese sabar musicians and German techno pioneer Mark Ernestus. (Saturday, Pioneer Works, $27-$40)

14. Dance it out at W3STGAY 3.0 featuring Sharon Needles from Ru Paul’s Drag Race, plus DJs, dancers, crazy fun music, and more. (Saturday, 3 Dollar Bill, $25)


Barn it down (#7). Photo via Facebook.













15. Watch a drawing marathon at the 24 Hour Comics Super Bowl, where comic artists from around the world will draw 24 completed pages of comics in 24 hours, so drop in and cheer them on as they go for an artistic touchdown. (Sunday, Anyone Comics, FREE-$10)

16. See movies in a new light at Feminist Film Mashup, a playful and engaging mashup of classic film and TV teen dramas viewed through a feminist, pop culture lens. (Sunday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $10)

17. Tackle everything in sight at Totally Immersive Superb Owl, with everything you need; beer buckets, hot wings, and an immersive and absurd half-time show, impersonated and improvised live to perfection. (Sunday, House of Yes, $20)

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