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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, shop sexy edition

1. Don’t be choco-late for the Cacao Ceremony, and use sacred cacao medicine to work with the heart’s wisdom and to enhance your heart to be more open and receptive. (Friday, Abracadabra Magic Deli, $25 suggested)

2. Reopen your mouth for Project Parlor Vol. 2: The Revenge, the bar is back and they’re bringing you complimentary Stella while supplies last, and discounted Tullamore DEW and Milagro all night. (Friday, Project Parlor, FREE)

3. Explore different meanings at Venus, Goddess of Love (and War) and take a brief look at the history of Venus’ meaning, as well as look at its influence in our own charts. (Friday, Catland, $15)

4. Build your community at Performance and a Party, putting a dance performance in the context of going out with friends, meeting some new people in a cool space, and having a dance party. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $25)

5. Transport yourself to Brazil for the Frisky Carnival, bringing the exotic energy, music and climax of the Brazilian Carnival to NYC with sexy men, bodies, hot dancers, and much more. (Friday, 3 Dollar Bill, $20-45)


Jackson Howard plays in a living room (#12). Photo via.

6. Dig through crates at Mini Record Fair, a smaller version of the full fair inside of the Brooklyn Flea, featuring ten of their favorite vintage record dealers and stores. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Flea, FREE)

7. Reflect and refract at Open Studios: Glass in the City for an afternoon of demonstrations and hands-on activities working with neon, glassblowing, and flameworking. (Saturday, UrbanGlass, FREE)

8. Don’t let the cold stop you from being outside at Greenwood’s Winter Wanders, a leisurely ninety-minute walking tour through the historic landscape where you’ll learn about the cryptic iconography found throughout the cemetery. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, $15-20)

9. Lower your taxes with Tax Tips for Freelancers, where you’ll learn how and why to track and write off business expenses, how to take the home office deduction, and more, followed by a Q&A afterward. (Saturday, Brooklyn Cooperative FCU, FREE)

10. Get sexy for The Fetish Flirt & Flow Show, an evening of hoops, hips, and handcuffs and tough love with a BDSM-themed burlesque and flow arts variety show. (Saturday, The Footlight, $10-15)

11. Laugh with cats at Live Comedy, Live Cats for an evening of comedy, storytelling, the notoriously specific Cat Quiz, special guests, extra special prizes, and cats! (Saturday, Brooklyn Cat Cafe, $20)

12. Get intimate at the Jackson Howard House Concert, and hear the singer-songwriter from Philly with an acoustic guitar, a stack of songs… and a PhD in Exercise Physiology.  (Saturday, Paul’s Brooklyn House Concerts, $20)

13. Enjoy an evening of macabre delights at Switch n’ Play: Vamp, where an award-winning cast of queer and trans artists explores the radical power and pleasures of vampire mythology through innovative drag and burlesque performances. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $20)


Get something for your Valentine at the Greenpointers Market (#14).

14. Plant the seeds of love at the Love Grows in Brooklyn: Valentine’s Market where they’ve cherry-picked 60+ of Brooklyn’s most talented crafters to set down their roots with tempting local handmade treasures. (Sunday, Greenpoint Loft, FREE)

15. What’s new is old at Faux Aging Techniques, so learn aging techniques to distress furniture and to enhance your own artwork, with methods for creating rust, and general techniques for weathering your surface in a believable way. (Sunday, Brooklyn Brainery, $45)

16. Get a sexy gift at Yes Valentine’s Market, with carefully curated Valentines gifts for you and yours that are sexy, smutty, playful, and powerful, plus tarot, nail art, cannabis treats, and desserts. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

17. Find something different at The Sinners’ Market: Valentine’s Edition, a 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)

18. Immerse yourself in the Constellation Chor and Echo Ensemble, where vibrating voices and moving bodies create an experience that is deeply magical, a performing ensemble comprising composers, singers, dancers and actors. (Sunday, Spectrum, $15)

19. See a music roundup robin at ÐяΘηЭ, where performers will take the stage from 2pm – 2am that highlight women and non-binary performers from the NYC area. (Sunday, Wonderville, $10)

20. Make your way down the red carpet to the Academy Awards Party and talk about your outfit with fashionista interviewers, settle in with a complimentary glass of champagne, photo booth, and predict the winners with online voting ballots. (Sunday, Littlefield, FREE w/RSVP)

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