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

1. Join the army at the BTS Army Holiday Party, and play games, socialize, and listen to BTS all night with a special Jin & Taehyung themed cocktail, birthday cake, BTS mistletoe photo booth, and much more. (Friday, Landline Bar, $15)

2. Feel warm and fuzzy at Hi, Nice People: A Feel Good Show For Adults, a feel-good variety show covering topics from the light-hearted to the existential with a blend of sincerity and silliness. (Friday, Vital Joint, FREE)

3. Don your gay apparel for Kweendom, ad make the yuletide rilly, rilly gay with some of NY’s favorite LGBT comedians, storytellers and performers. (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

4. Raise money at the 3rd Annual Holiday Jam, featuring the killer Afro grooves of Super Yamba Band and the forward-looking jazz-rock of Chris Lightcap’s Superette, and DJ Richie G will spin the jams between sets. (Friday, Littlefield, $20)

5. Tis the season for joyous pop bops and party jams at Everybody, Everybody: an ’80s, ’90s, & ’00s Party, so dance and sing the night away with the songs you know and love. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5)


Spend an evening with Lana Schwartz and Ilana Michelle Rubin (#13). Photo via.

6. Shop a winter marketplace at Renegade Brooklyn, with over 200 makers and designers, groove to holiday DJ sets, snack on local eats, and enjoy interactive features. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, FREE)

7. Get into the spirit of the season with Holiday Caroling with Brooklyn Music School as they lead everyone in singing holiday favorites, with complimentary hot beverages and sweet treats. (Saturday, Fowler Square, FREE)

8. Get your stockings stuffed at BK Queer Flea Holiday Market, and get last-minute gifts or breathtaking art from some of the best queer makers NYC has to offer. (Saturday, 3 Dollar Bill, FREE)

9. Cast a spell at Witch World: A Spiritual Art Market, hosting vendors who provide creative energy to inspire, heal, and connect, featuring a multitude of magical services and products. (Saturday, Catland, FREE)

10. Watch a super show at The PoC Drag Art Collective Holiday Spectacular, a fundraiser to benefit queer trans people of color with a line up of over 35 artists. (Saturday, Hartstop, $10)

11. Work with the four elements at Winter Solstice Ceremony and release stagnant energies and shadows that have been accumulated throughout the year, in order to receive positive energy for the next year. (Saturday, Green Space, $15 suggested)

12. Celebrate brujas, goddesses and witches at the Flirt & Flow Show: Winter Solstice Celebration, an evening of seductive striptease and fascinating flow arts honoring the changing of the seasons. (Saturday, The Footlight, $10-15)

13. See a Chanukah show at Chanukahstravaganza: Brighter Than Ever for an evening of some of the funniest Jewish comedians, with proceeds donated to the Center For Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. (Saturday, Union Hall, $10-12)

14. Swipe right at Tinder Live in an improvised, anything-can-happen comedy show with real-time swiping, with Hari Kondabolu, Josh Gondelman, and more. (Saturday, Littlefield, $15)

15. Embrace the darkest days at Cultmas, a very special Pagan Yuletide/Winter Solstice show with feasting, drinking, performances, DJ set, go-go dancers, tattoo artist, tarot reader, games, raffle, giveaway and more, (Saturday, Our Wicked Lady, $10)


Shop at a winter market place (#6). Photo via.

16. Grab last-minute gifts at Arts in Bushwick Holiday Market, in collaboration with Bushwick Vendors Market with an assortment of vendors for art, jewelry, vintage, body product, home decor, and more. (Sunday, H0L0 Space, FREE)

17. Get a photo with Krampus, or your friend with Krampus, or even your dog with Krampus for your last-minute holiday card or Instagram post from 4-7pm. (Sunday, 184 Noll St., $10)

18. Travel to the future at Joy’s Bed and Breakfast: A Comedy Show, where the year is 2021 and Joy (Jessy Morner-Ritt) is the only who cares about upholding Bed and Breakfast culture. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8-10)

19. Get global at Rhythm Section Sunday with hosts Mickey Perez and Mariella Prince who curate the most talented artists to play the best global sounds featuring live music and guest DJs. (Sunday, Bembe, FREE)

20. Celebrate the festival of lights at A Very House of Yes Hanukkah with a special candle-lighting ceremony, live performances, aerial spectacles, latkes galore, and dancing. (Sunday, House of Yes, $25)

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