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The best cheap things to do this weekend, seres edition

1. See art all weekend at Bushwick Open Studios, and kick it off at the official BOS gallery opening exhibition with over 60 artists being displayed over all mediums of art at one of the main hubs (and pick up a map for exploring the whole weekend while you’re there). (Friday, 936 Madison Street, $10-25)

2. Soak up the rays at Moonlit: The Autumnal Equinox and gather to harness the sacred, cyclical rhythm of the moon, featuring local sustainable creators, mandala making, dancing, and much more. (Friday, Ambrosia Elixirs, $10-25)

3. See the musical parody Reefer Madness – The Movie Musical, bringing music, dance, and drama to a tale inspired by the classic 1936 propaganda film where a young couple is torn apart by a single toke of the wacky tabacky. (Friday, House of Yes, $20-45)

4. Be kind and rewind at Never Sad’s Always Happy Video Comedy Bop, a night of never-before-seen comedy videos and shorts, submitted each month by NYC’s top comedians and filmmakers. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $5)

5. Game on for Wonderbundle Launch Night and experience a new collection of over 10 games created by local devs for backers of Wonderville on Kickstarter that runs from single player to multiplayer across a spectrum of genres. (Friday, Wonderville, FREE)


6. Put the needle on the record at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair, where vendors include record labels, stores + vintage collectors who will be selling records and other music related goodies all day.  (Saturday, Smorgasburg, FREE)

7. Stop and smell the wild flowers at Kingsland Wildflowers Festival with a unique and local lineup of organizations and artists all coming together to celebrate Greenpoint as a hub of environmental activity. (Saturday, Kingsland Wildflowers, FREE)

8. Enjoy the weather at Free Love where a bohemian rooftop experience awaits you on top of a roof with art, performances, dancing, colors swirling, and the breeze blowing at the last outdoor party of the season. (Saturday, Lightning Society, $20)

9. Tour the space at Open Studios: The Elements and learn about glass and the many ways it is used in contemporary art, design, and functional objects, and participate in hands-on activities for all ages. (Saturday, UrbanGlass, FREE)

10. If you missed it last weekend, get out to Photoville, an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries with talks, workshops, and more. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, FREE)

11. Sharpen your claws at Summer Series w/ Lee “Scratch” Perry, the Grammy winning dub and reggae pioneer, with The Far East and DJ 2Melo (Saturday, Industry City, $25)

12. Make a rockin’ night of it at Soul Clap & Dance-Off w/Detroit Cobras, the most popular and prolific soul party with Jonathan Toubin, plus The Detroit Cobras and Miranda and The Beat playing beforehand. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $7-20)

13. Titilate your senses at Burlesque at the Beach: Something Wicked a dazzling, confetti covered spectacle of fire, sideshow, live music and burlesque with knife throwing, sword swallowing, tassel twirling fun. (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $20)

14. Walk into the forest at Ex Caelo – Seres, a visual feast of masks, performances, rituals and installations where the dance floor will bump hard and the call of the harvest will flow seamlessly. (Saturday, secret location, $25)


Stop and smell the wild flowers (#). Photo via.

15. Party in the streets at YES Block Party, an outdoor-indoor art party in celebration of creation in all its forms, and explore installations, performances, experiences and live art all day long. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

16. Just your presence is requested for The Wizarding Hour: Performative Grief, a public ritual performed and co-created by the adult children of deceased parents through the sharing of stories, culture, and memories. (Sunday, Magick City, FREE)

17. Cover the walls at BYO Art where you can arrive to hang your art, view other people’s art and watch performances by Liu Light, Priestussy, and more, and then take your art (or someone else’s) at the end. (Sunday, The Living Gallery, $10 suggested)

18. Say goodbye at the Bushwick Open Studios Closing Party, for a chance to meet other artists and those interested in art in the Bushwick area, with a few performances and music to vibe the night away. (Sunday, Elsewhere, $10)

19. Woo hoo with Shonen Knife, Straw Pipes, and check out the trio from Osaka, Japan who pay homage to 1960’s and 1970’s rock music that’s nothing but pure upbeat fun. (Sunday, Knitting Factory, $17)

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