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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, international party edition

1. Have a fine Friday at Fun on 5th and join the community of family fun, outdoor dining, rides and games for kids, and entertainment from Ovington Avenue to 81st Street along 5th Avenue. (Friday, 5th Ave Bay Ridge, FREE)

2.  A Beginner’s Guide to Sustainability on a Budget Panel and meet sustainability superstars for a panel talk, which will be followed by a light networking session and an open-style Q&A discussion to create a collaborative and friendly environment. (Friday, The Canvas by Querencia, $20)

3. Go out and Stay Home to the Movies in a pop-up neighborhood of tiny homes where you can lounge in the neigHBOrhood backyards complete with games, food and beverage, and even more movies. (Fri-Sun, Domino Park, FREE)

4. Gain some knowledge at Infernal Geometry and the Left-Hand Path where Toby Chappell discusses the history and development of the unique practice, which is central to the current manifestation of practices is the semiotic theory of magic. (Friday, Catland, $9)

5. Say you knew them when with Comedians You Should Know for a very special night of comedy stacked with the top headliners from the past two years of their celebrated weekly showcase, with Judah Friedlander, Aparna Nancherla, and more. (Friday, Littlefield, $8)

6. Take a limousine to Sass + Zines 2019, a one day zine fair presenting a variety of zines, prints, artist books, and independent comics from women of color and queer persons of color in print. (Saturday, Brooklyn Army Terminal, FREE)

7. Grab some greens at Market & Volunteer Day and head to the rooftop from for a summer market and volunteer day, with hot peppers, leafy greens, carrots, herbs and more. (Saturday, Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, FREE)

8. See it all at Home Away From Home, a festival in an otherworldly, multi stage, outdoor wonderland with over 100 different performers, from dancers, musicians, comedians, and poets, to sound baths and homemade food from chefs. (Sat-Sun, Rubulad, $15-20)

9. Dress up for death at A History of Burial Garments and join a death educator for an engaging discussion of how shrouds and garments have been used in cultures across the globe and explore present-day, eco-friendly shroud making. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, FREE)

10. Rock out at All For Fun Fest, where a diverse and eclectic selection of bands from all five boroughs will converge for one huge all day live music event, featuring CinemaCinema, Mikey Erg, Cover Your Idols, and many more. (Saturday, Coney Island Brewery, FREE)

11. Move to the back for Comedy Outliers: Feels Like Summer, where hosts Brandon Collins and Mike Brown bring back their high energy, critically acclaimed “Comedy Outliers” stand-up show with non-stop laughs and random giveaways. (Saturday, The Bell House, $20)

12. Stay up late for the Graveyard Shift, an inaugural site-specific performance program proposing a new way of interacting with the cemetery space by interpreting it through sight, sound, and movement. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, $25)

13. Get real intimate with Natalie Gelman House Concert and see the singer who got her start performing on subway platforms and has graduated to more aboveground venues and opened for Bon Jovi. (Saturday, Paul’s Brooklyn House Concerts, $20)

14. Dance it out at Waack To The Future Dance Battle: Africa, a night of wracking and voguing, spellbinding dance battles and performances with some of the greatest talents from across the globe to contest in an all or nothing dance showdown. (Saturday, House of Yes, $25+)

15. Shake it off at the Slavic Soul Party, a night of fiery Balkan brass, irresistible beats, Roma (Gypsy) accordion wizardry, and virtuoso jazz chops make up this brass band for Balkan-soul-gypsy- funk. (Saturday, The Sultan Room at the Turk’s Inn, $14)


See Natalie Gelman at an intimate house show (#13). Photo via.

16. Keep your questions and Ask A Photographer, where you can ask photographer Hayden M. Greene for some of his best photo tips and secrets, anything from gear to technique is open for discussion. (Sunday, Barataria Gallery, $20)

17. Play dress up at Goldmine: Costume & Vintage Clothing, where Miss Scorpio teams up with fellow dress-up addicts and craft-makers for some closet-cleaning and handmade clothing & accessory shopping getting you ready for upcoming festivals. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE)

18. Scream for ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown and try all the locally home made ice cream flavors that will compete head to head to vie for the title of the audience’s favorite, plus some of the finest ice cream shops will be representing there as well. (Sunday, Lot 45, $25)

19. Have an afternoon dance party at Weird Science for strange, weird, and obscure dance and non-dancing; a showcase of style and personal taste with cheap drinks and homemade Kombucha. (Sunday, Magick Box, $7-15)

20. Celebrate Samba at Brasil Summerfest, a Brazilian music & arts festival showcasing some of Brazil’s most dynamic artists, as well as film screenings, art displays, talks and special events that celebrate the diverse cultural offerings of Brazil. (Sunday, House of Yes, $20)

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