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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, superb owl edition

1. Get another chance this week to clean out your closet at Swapping is the New Shopping and let go of what you don’t need, bring it to swap and take home new (to you) treasures. (Friday, Daya Yoga Studio, FREE)

2. Anything can happen at They Need a Horse, a tale of two writing partners who discuss everything, and a story of an encounter with a humiliatrix and needing your friends’ help. (Fri-Sat, Patch Works, $20)

3. Use your vote at the People’s Choice Salon Show where everyone who attends gets a chane to vote for their favorite art on the walls, and the winner gets their own solo show. (Friday, Greenpoint Gallery, FREE)

4. Put on your spandex for Werk Out, combining entertainment with exercise in a high-energy aerobics class, followed by a pump-up pop afterparty with an experiential Jazzercise photo pop-up. (Friday, 3 Dollar Bill, $5-30)

5. Use your best poker face at Castaways Casino Club, featuring blackjack, roulette and the star attraction of the night: Texas hold’em tournaments for a $50 value prize, and play other games for future party entries, free drinks, and more. (Friday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, $10-20)


See Natasha Vaynblat as Bjork (#19). Photo via.

6. Step into the future at Tech for Social Good Day, an unconference-inspired event consisting of explorations, talks, panels and workshops on the intersection of social good and technology. (Fri-Sat, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, FREE)

7. Man up for Menswork, Movement, & Meditation Movement, consisting of breath work, movement, meditation, and partner practices designed to sharpen the blade of your presence, clarity and purpose. (Saturday, Lightning Society Lofts, $25)

8. Hear performers of every ilk at the Bernie Benefit Concert for a full day of music in support of the Bernie Sanders campaign, with Madam West, Wsabi Fox, Caged Animals, and more. (Saturday, Cafe Beit, $5+ donation)

9. Bri Blvck and more perform at First Saturday: Black History Month, so examine the roots, resistance, and creative revelations of the African diaspora throughout an evening of film, music, conversation, and joy. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

10. Be present for presentations at Nerd Nite, with talks on the very first vaccine, a Constitutional militia, the $2 bill, and chances to win prizes. (Saturday, Littlefield, $10-14)

11. Get philosophical at A Night of Philosophy & Ideas, a 12 hour exchange of ideas featuring top philosophers and intellectuals from around the world, with philosophical debate, performances, screenings, readings, and music. (Saturday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

12. Have all your senses satisfied at Magu Presents: Pho for a lifted evening of three courses of infused dining, performances and mindful company. (Saturday, The Chanda Lair, $?)

13. Get an edge on your Oscar pool at 2020 Animated Oscar Nominated Shorts and see all three categories of animated Oscar nominated shorts in one sitting. (Fri-Sun, Syndicated Bar, $12)

14. Predict the weather at Shadow Play: A Groundhog Day Pre-Game, and celebrate the largest species in the squirrel family and prance around in the shadows if you’re coveting six more weeks of winter, or bust a move out in the light if you’re like the rest of us. (Saturday, Union Hall, FREE)

15. Go back to the days of the Motherf*cker parties at Michael T’s Birthday Soiree, and dance to disco all night long, with DJs Jason Consoli, Ursula 1000, and more. (Saturday, Gran Torino, FREE)


Swap your stuff (#1). Photo via.

16. Protect yourself at Cyber Harassment and Harm Reduction, focusing on cybersecurity and talking about ways that you can lock down your digital life to help regain a bit of agency in a scary situation. (Sunday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

17. Be inspired by Dr. King at Video Lab: Inspired by Civic Engagement and explore the power of civic engagement through voting and create a public service video with the Clips app to encourage civic action. (Sunday, Apple Williamsburg, FREE)

18. Watch The Big Game at the Super Bowl Pizza Party and watch the action on seven screens throughout the bar with HD sound, $3 pints of Sixpoint, and a mountain of pizza pies. (Sunday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

19. Join Icelandic musician and iconic famous weirdo at Bjork Presents: Bread for a variety night celebrating bread: what is it, how do you eat it, and where does it go? (Sunday, Union Hall, $10)

20. See the science podcast in real life: A Skeptical Extravaganza, and watch them live on stage as they entertain with sciency games and challenge your perception of reality, joined by musician George Hrab. (Sunday, The Bell House, $39.50)

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