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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, sailor boom edition

1. Curl up with a film at the Crown Heights Film Festival bringing together residents and local and international filmmakers for films of all genres, with free popcorn, free bottled water, and of course movies. (Fri-Sat, Five Myles Gallery, FREE)

2. Art it up at Must They Also Be Gods Opening, a group show that features the work of over 15 emerging and mid-career black artists that highlights the creative process of African diasporic peoples in connection with an insistent and inherent focus on beauty and spirituality. (Fri-Sun, Flux Factory, FREE)

3. Take in Yemeni arts at Open Stage | Celebrate Yemen and eat Yemeni dessert, get your hands decorated with henna, listen to Yemeni music, learn a dance or two, and much more. (Friday, Brooklyn Commons, $12.50)

4. Be ok with not being ok at Welcome to the Black Glitter Parade 3, the third annual burlesque tribute to the holy ghosts of emo, My Chemical Romance, followed by Riot Squad performing covers of MCR songs. (Friday, The Nest – Bluebird, $15-20)

5. Become a boom anime babe at Sailor Boom, a cosplay hip hop party that encourages you to come dressed up in cosplay from their favorite fandom and shake your booms to Megan Thee Stallion. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $5-10)


Come alive in Bed Stuy (#6). Photo via.

6. Rock the block party of Bed Stuy Alive, a full day of vendors, food and entertainment, an assortment of vendors, performances by Big Daddy Kane and Nona Hendryx, and much more. (Saturday, 1360 Fulton Street, FREE)

7. Walkthrough open doors at Red Hook Open Studios featuring artists, makers and designers throughout the neighborhood, with a closing party held in conjunction with Pioneer Works Second Sundays. (Sat-Sun, Red Hook, FREE)

8. Stock up at the World of Witches Vendors Market featuring vendors from numerous traditions selling artwork, ceremonial talismans, herbs, potions, and more, with skill-sharing workshops throughout the day. (Sunday, Mayday Space, FREE-$25)

9. Delve into the storied past of distilling in Brooklyn at the Dead Distillers Trolley Tour with a trolley tour of the cemetery’s “permanent residents,” and then to Kings County Distillery to see first-hand how whiskey is made and enjoy a tasting. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, $40)

10. Make something different at the Cloth Sculpting Workshop and learn how to mix clay with raffia fibers to build sculptures that would be impossible to make with plain clay, as the fiber allows more delicate shapes and forms to be created with ease. (Saturday, The Old Stone House, $5)

11. Enjoy rice wine and more at Spirits Night Market: Vietnam Edition for an evening of over 20 Vietnam-affiliated food and non-food vendors, organizations, and performers. (Saturday, MÔTÔ Spirits Distillery, FREE)

12. Prepare to be spooked at the Flirt & Flow Show: Halloween Spectacular for an evening of burlesque and flow arts dedicated to classic Halloween-time movies and TV shows, like The Twilight Zone, Beetlejuice, and more. (Saturday, The Footlight Bar, $10-15)

13. Be kind, rewind at the Found Footage Festival: Volume 9 for new old VHS finds, including the 1987 Miss Junior America Wisconsin pageant, a mysterious tape labeled “bunion surgery,” and a fitness video called Skiercise. (Saturday, The Bell House, $17)

14. Wax and wane at MoonLit: The 3 Year BAEversary, honoring three consecutive years of the Collective BAE curating female talent and feminine energy and balancing nightlife with healing art, activism, and alchemy through sound and movement, by women, for all. (Saturday, Ambrosia Elixirs, $15-25)

15. Get hot with a night of fire at Dracos Inferno: An All Fire Show with some of the hottest fire performers from the east coast and around the world with the most unique acts and flame manipulation techniques. (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $20)


A still from the film Morning Glory (#1). Photo via.

16. There’s still a month left for the McGolrick Park Farmer’s Market, bringing small scale farmers and food makers to the center of the park with locally grown fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, artisan baked goods, pickles and more.  (Sunday, McGolrick Park, FREE)

17. Partake in boozy beers and their seasonable counterparts by highlighting Gravity (a.k.a. the beer’s ABV), and how manipulating a beer’s gravity can deeply impact its flavor profile. (Sunday, Berg’n, $40)

18. Take an introductory workshop for Introduction to Herbal Medicine and create your own take-home remedies while discovering the traditional and folkloric uses of common kitchen herbs. (Sunday, Human@Ease, $50-55)

19. Trace your bloodline for Ancestor Work for Witches, a workshop where you’ll learn how to develop your relationship with your ancestors, practices you can incorporate into your personal style of devotion, and more. (Sunday, Catland, $15)

20. Enjoy some Fela-tio at Felabration celebrating the sonic legacy of African music icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti that inspires, empowers and uplifts, with live performances by The Fela! Band Chop and Quench, and Rich Medina’s Jump N Funk party. (Sunday, House of Yes, $10-20)

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