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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, other art edition

1. Get some new art at The Other Art Fair, showcasing work by 130 talented independent artists with artworks starting from $150, featuring the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, FREE-$15)

2. Watch how far we have(n’t) come at the Reproductive Rights Film Festival, presenting feature films that investigate, explore, and celebrate the various facets of the fight for reproductive rights throughout the country. (Fri-Sat, Brooklyn Museum, $16)

3. Fall into abundance at The Cosmic Thrust: Lushland, a play in the surrealist mode that takes place in a psychedelic, utopic dimension called Lushland. (Fri-Sat, Vital Joint, $10)

4. Have a better way to experience comedy at Don’t Tell Comedy, with cool venues and no drink minimum (BYOB), with a rotating cast of comedians to make you laugh. (Friday, General Assembly, $15)

5. Brass yourself for the Funkrust Brass Band Release Show and celebrate the release of their new EP along with The Plaster Cramp and MK Groove Orchestra. (Friday, The Footlight, $10)


Lindy hop on over (#10). Photo via.

6. Embark on a thrilling exploration of Scandals, Scalawags, and Murder Most Foul featuring the lives of murderers and the murdered, like famed courtesan Lola Montez, and gangsters Albert Anastasia and Joe Gallo. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, $25)

7. See the art through the smokestacks at When Artists Enter the Factories, an invitation to explore the segregated, yet the inseparable relationship between manufacturing and artmaking in the setting of a modern manufacturing hub. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Army Terminal, FREE)

8. Use your hands at the Theramin Workshops, where classes are offered for beginners as well as advanced students and are held by theremin virtuoso & musicologist Dorit Chrysler with the assistance of Charles Hobbs. (Saturday, Main Drag Music, $40)

9. Defend yourself at the Digital Defenses for the People: Practical Digital Security, a beginner-friendly introduction to digital safety with an opportunity to ask the cybersecurity trainers your most pressing online privacy and digital security questions. (Saturday, Tech Learning Collective, $30-45)

10. Swing around to the American Lindy Hop Championships and see the best Lindy Hoppers from around the country, or even sign up for lessons and compete yourself if you’ve got the moves. (Fri-Sun, Grand Prospect Hall, $25+)

11. Buy, buy, sell, sell, sell at Duke Riley: Non-Essential Consultants, Inc., where a reenactment of the chaos of an initial public offering during the pre-digital New York Stock Exchange will follow a brief Q&A session with Duke Riley. (Saturday, Red Hook Labs, FREE)

12. You’ve got male at Opening Reception: “Macho”, an exhibition exploring some of the complexities of growing up male in America and what manliness looks like in today’s climate. (Saturday, Established Gallery, FREE)

13. Get a history lesson at Latin History For Morons, inspired by the near-total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books, John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. (Saturday, Kings Theatre, $55+)

14. Zone out at the Multichannel Music Festival, the first annual festival for multichannel music, sound, and performance spanning 6 concerts over 8 days with a wide array of artistic practices. (Fri-Sun, Spectrum, $10-15)

15. Bring your bedroom dancing onto the dance floor at Young Adult Friction, a dance party celebrating indie and alternative music both new and old. (Saturday, The Broadway, FREE)


Get a history lesson from John Leguizamo (#13). Photo via.

16. Spend a day outdoors at Transmitter Park Fall Gardening and put the planted beds to bed for winter, plus some weeding, lots of mulching and a bit of planting with supplies and refreshments provided. (Sunday, Transmitter Park, FREE)

17. Bring a new fuzzy friend into your life at the Cat and Kitten Adoption Event with adorable, bewhiskered critters rescued from the streets, backyards, and construction sites of Brooklyn, as well as from kill lists at municipal shelters. (Sunday, Whiskers-a-GoGo, FREE)

18. Walk amongst the trees at City Wild: Root To Leaves, Move With Trees and experience awareness and appreciation to the changes happening in the midst of Autumn and explore the world of trees, ecologically and creatively. (Sunday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

19. Do it for the ‘gram at WonderWorld NYC and wander through eleven exquisitely designed installation spaces dreamed up by eight New York-based emerging artists. (Fri-Sat, 61 N 9th St, $12-19)

20. Talk about art at A Creative’s Perspective, part panel discussion, part jam session for creatives of all backgrounds to sit down and listen in on a discussion about life/today’s society, the creative process, and wherever else the conversation will go. (Sunday, Starr Bar, FREE)

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