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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, pizza run edition

1. Unlock after-hours access at Behind the Scenes at City Reliquary with a tour by its founder, Dave Herman where you’ll see the collection of obscure ephemera containing anything that might tell you about the past and present of daily life in New York. (Friday, City Reliquary, $25)

2. Let it loose at Improv Jam, crafted for dancers of all levels to enjoy and unwind from the week and designed to release stress, tension, and emotions while promoting joy and body awareness, plus a free glass of wine. (Friday, Dancewave, $10)

3. It’ll be lit at Imbibe the Pride where each hour will provide a surprise of a tasty performance inspired by the plant which brought us together, plus live art, body painting, a surplus of samples, and more. (Friday, secret location, $30-40)

4. Enjoy the last High Notes for a while and bid your host adieu, with performances by Maya Deshmukh, Derek Smith, Alex Song, and more. (Friday, Cloud City, $10 suggested)

5. Back by unpopular demand, dance to Feeling Gloomy: Return of the Gloom and take those tears to the dance floor where you can sob to the sweet sounds of synth-pop, post-punk, and Brit-pop that will let out your gloomy side. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $7-10)


Learn to make a headdress (#19). Photo via.

6. Have a caliente-day at the Chile Pepper Festival, with a full day of fiery tastings and sizzle sauces that finishes hot with an all-new evening concert featuring living legends of New Orleans music John “Papa” Gros, and so much more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, $25-30)

7. Cement your knowledge and Ferment Yourself: Kombucha Brewing Workshop, and discuss the benefits of fermentation and taste several different Kombucha flavors, plus info to read before so you can come armed with enough knowledge to have a robust discussion. (Saturday, $10-40)

8. Run like a real New Yorker at the NYC Pizza Run, a challenge in which participants aim to complete a 5K run while stopping to eat two slices of pizza at checkpoints throughout the course. (Saturday, Fort Greene Park, $45+)

9. Play games at Come Out and Play After Dark, turning the city streets into an arcade with social party games, large physical video games, and technology-enabled live-action game experiences. (Saturday, DUMBO, FREE)

10. Bring a pen and paper for Notes on Narcissism where comedians Ben Leary and Lucyana Randall will give a brazen display of vanity: their half-hour stand-up sets, with biting topical material and nuanced takes on the human experience. (Saturday, Vital Joint, $5)

11. Gather round the Campfire, a live outdoor storytelling show around an actual fire that aims to put a modern spin on an ancient art form with stories from comedians, musicians, storytellers, and more. (Saturday, North Brooklyn Farms, $5)

12. Take a step back for the Comedy Outliers: The Fall Party Edition, where hosts Brandon Collins and Mike Brown bring back their high energy, critically acclaimed “Comedy Outliers” stand-up show. (Saturday, The Bell House, $20)

13. Dance it off at Caribbean Vs. Aftrobeats Night and celebrate the ever influential Caribbean and afrobeat music, covering music from all across the diaspora and bringing it back home to the motherland. (Saturday, Starr Bar, FREE)

14. The truth hurts at Good As Hell: A Lizzo Party and keep the party going into the weekend after seeing Lizzo this week at Radio City, and dance to all your favorite jams long into the night. (Saturday, Baby’s All Right, FREE)

15. Travel back to the playa for the Official NYC Burning Man Decompression, with 16 inside and outside spaces and 9 sound-systems being activated by multiple theme camps, artists, and performers, art cars, gifting, and more. (Saturday, Knockdown Center, $50)


Warriors, come out and play (#9). Photo via.

16. Go to Hell and back for The Sinners’ Market, NYC’s only market full of decadent deals and transgressive trinkets for all your sexy, kinky, fantasy, alternative, gothic and sex-positive needs. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, FREE)

17. Binge on beers at the Bogart Rooftop Brew Fest, an evening of music, games, and unlimited craft beers and BBQ with unbeatable 360 rooftop views. (Sunday, Bogart House, $55)

18. Breathe life and color into your clothes at Tie Dye Party with StuyDYED founder Nadia as she guides you through the fine art of tie-dye to revive old garments, or create something new. (Sunday, Strong Rope Brewery, $35)

19. Get ahead of the game at Addressing Headressing where you will learn tips on preparing, building, decorating and mounting of several styles of headdress structures using Amber’s craft-hacking tips. (Sunday, secret location, $25-30)

20. Transcribe this sensual world at Déviante Drawing Salon: Deus Sex Machina through biomechanical prosthetics; synthetic skin and the lustre of chrome upon humanoid forms. (Sunday, The Chanda Lair, $25)

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