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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, in like a lion edition

1. Listen to the women at Open Stage – Women’s Day Edition, an immersive performing arts experience designed to cultivate the arts and amplify visibility in underrepresented communities. (Friday, BKLYN Commons, $10)

2. Leave your expectations at the door for Blunderland Variety Show, drawing from the finest burlesque, circus, cabaret, and queer scenes for scintillating surprises you won’t soon forget. (Fri-Sat, House of Yes, $15-35)

3. Feel fab with Antoni Porowski & Friends and join Antoni from Queer Eye as he discusses his cooking, the show, and chats with special guests. (Friday, The Bell House, $35)

4. Get the low-down at Legal Basics Every Artist Should Know: Copyright Edition, focusing on copyrights for visual artists, so learn about what they are, how to get one, and important details about your rights as an artist. (Friday, Powrplnt, $10-25)

5. Dive deep into the brain at (In)Sane in the Membrane, a presentation about the way our thoughts and past experiences become internal issues that others don’t see, but we live with every day. (Friday, The Brooklyn Circus, FREE)


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6. Ride a new bike home from Brooklyn Bicycle Co. Warehouse Sale, with coffee and donuts fromPeter Pan Pastry Shop and Sweetleaf Coffee, and up to 50% off select bicycles, apparel, select accessories, and freebies with purchases. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Bicycle Co., FREE)

7. Find your funny at a Crash Course on Improv Comedy, a comprehensive, working survey of all the fundamentals of comedic improvisation as taught by the world’s leading schools of comedy (UCB, iO, The Second City). (Saturday, Brooklyn Brainery, $40)

8. Bust into the “Heads” Opening Reception, Orazio De Gennaro’s show paying homage to his experience as a sculptor, inspired by ancient Roman mosaics of the heads of boxers and fighters. (Saturday, Court Tree Collective, FREE)

9. Toon in for Cartoon Carnival 77: Lucky Stars, featuring some of the biggest animated cartoon characters of the 1920s to 1940s, with the likes of Felix the Cat and Betty Boop, among many others, (Saturday, Rubulad, $10)

10. See performances and talks at Colonized Dreams, a house-party meets ted-talk celebrating the diversity of the Muslim diaspora and speaking to the challenges of pursuing a creative path. (Saturday, Knockdown Center, FREE-$15)

11. Push some boundaries at The Sketch Blacklist IV, a sketch comedy show comprised of sketches rejected by places such as UCB and The People’s Improv Theatre for being “too” weird, scary, smart, or sexy. (Saturday, Muchmore’s, FREE)

12. Report live from Andy Borowitz Live, who will bring his satirical news column on the road for an evening of conversation, storytelling, and addressing what the @#$ is going on in this world today. (Saturday, BAM, $30)

13. See it all at Cat’s Eye Cabaret, a night of aerial, burlesque, and variety artists ranging from everything to a Mardi Gras celebration in the silks to a look at the life and thoughts of a fly. (Saturday, The Deep End, $15)

14. Become a Smeg-head at SMEG Live, a dark and horrifying parody of public access children’s shows like Zoom and Bill Nye the Science Guy. (Saturday, Vital Joint, $5)

15. You won’t understand because You Had to Be There, so picture yourself at a house party where nobody has their phones out and everyone is dancing and living in the moment, because that’s what this is. (Saturday, Kings Hall at Avant Gardner, FREE-$25)


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16. Put baby in the corner for Dirty Dancing for Abortion Providers. and fight back against the anti-choice a-holes trying to take away womens’ basic human rights at a special sing along/shout along screening of Dirty Dancing. (Sunday, The Bell House, $15)

17. Transport yourself to Rio at Sarava Lush Carnival, a carnival experience that begins in the day and heads into the night, with special DJs, live samba and maracatu, carnival installations and performances, and frozen caipirinhas. (Sunday, House of Yes, $15-25)

18. Browse all of the art at PW Second Sundays, featuring open studios with current artists in residence, live music, exhibitions and participatory programs exploring art, science, technology and education. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

19. Have an out of body experience at God in a Bottle: A Talk on Ketamine and Other Dissociatives, a discussion on the history, chemistry, therapeutic, and recreational uses of ketamine and other arylcyclohexlamines. (Sunday, Brooklyn Public Library, $20-30)

20. Save your appetite for Cold Pizza Comedy, a night of comedy and free pizza with sets from Kate Willett, Geoffrey Asmus, Eman El Husseini, and more. (Sunday, Featherweight, FREE)

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