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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, weeds of the earth edition

1. See DIY sci-fi version of The Americans at Mt. Rushmore, with badass women, time travel, punk rock, political activism, family dynamics, the ’80s, and live music. (Fri-Sat, The Brick Theater, $20)

2. Hit those High Notes and join the high priestess of comedy rock Tessa Skara as she brings you 420 songs, dank performances, and extra special brownies along with a group of highly funny comedians. (Friday, Cloud City, $10-15)

3. Oddities are back at the Season Premiere of Music of Curiosities, where live music and art come together on the sideshow stage, featuring Brooklyn’s surreal folk rock duo Cookie Tongue, with a special opening set by Charming Disaster. (Friday, Coney Island USA, $20)

4. Get your yellow leather ready for The 10th Annual Interactive Show: Solar Punk where hackers from around the region show off their interactive projects imagining a brighter, greener future where both technology and society are more humane (plus free beer). (Friday, NYC Resistor, $15-20)

5. Turn up the temps at Hacienda Presents: Strip! with pole performances, burlesque, and lap dances, by you,  to keep it steamy all night long to classic strip club bangers that cause everyone to stop, drop, and twerk. (Friday, The Keep, $25-35)


Journey to the edge of the unknown at The Wizarding Hour (#17). Photo via.

6. Keep an eye out during Hidden History Stroll: Walking Tour of The Evergreens Cemetery and visit the gravesites of notable residents including artists, actors, musicians and entertainers as well as some controversial personalities. (Saturday, Evergreens Cemetery, $10)

7. Create some crafts at Earth Day Drop-In Nature Workshops, an Earth Day celebration with readings and two drop-in workshops focusing on urban nature and environmental issues. (Saturday, Booklyn, FREE)

8. Enjoy Native American pow-wows at the Sunset Park Earth Day Native American Celebration and honor Mother Earth with Indigenous Artists from North, Central & South America, the Caribbean, and the Hawaiian Islands. (Saturday, Sunset Park, FREE)

9. Look from A to zine at Pop-Up Library: Frida Kahlo, and learn more about Frida Kahlo’s legacy and other women artists working in Mexico, then and now, and view a collection of artist-created zines addressing many modern-day issues. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE w/museum admission)

10. Blast out to space at Club Cosmos: A Sad Girls Club Astrology & Manifestation Workshop and join on the Vernal Equinox for a night of moon magick, astral insights, intention-setting, and community with SGC Ambassador and resident astrologer Vei Darling. (Saturday, Powrplnt, $5)

11. Celebrate 30 years at A Quiet Comedy Special with Maurice Licorish, where he will perform a 30-minute special on a show that celebrates 30 years of dopeness, plus performances from amazing comedians close to him. (Saturday, Halyards, FREE)

12. Don’t get left in the dark at Night Glow Bike Ride for a glow in the dark, family-friendly, leisurely bike ride, open to riders of all ages, so dust off those glow sticks and pimp your bike for a night of fun. (Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE)

13. Experience the comedy of Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond‘s record release show, with special guests Netherlands and Big Balls, a tribute to AC/DC fronted by Anna Cabanna. (Saturday, Saint Vitus Bar, $15-18)

14. Step into another world at Enter the Bunny-Verse with live music by: Greek Judas, Van Goose, and more, DJs, life drawing with B. Maggie, The Subway Tarot Girl, a surprise Easter egg hunt, and more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

15. Here’s one for the outsiders at Rebel! A Queer Dance Party, a radical queer dance party that always features a benefit, making space accessible to dykes, queers and trans folk, and dance your asses off to Riot Grrrl, 90s anthems, indie, dance, and pop. (Saturday, Starr Bar, FREE)


Saturday night glow-up bike ride (#12). Photo via.

16. Green your life at Earth Love Fest, and explore art installations, educational panels, uplifting soundscapes, dance party empowerment, eco-friendly shopping, and environmental initiatives designed to inspire you to change the world. (Sunday, 99 Scott Ave, FREE)

17. Journey to the edge of the unknown at The Wizarding Hour with Brooklyn’s #1 wizard Devin Person and his fabulous friends for an enchanting afternoon of relaxed ritual vibes. (Sunday, Magick City, FREE)

18. Get permanent art at Tattoos by Nyssa where artist Nyssa Frank will have her art on display as well as offering tattoos of previous and new work right onto your skin. (Sunday, Flowers for All Occasions, FREE)

19. Screen the 1988 German film Vampiros Sexos (aka I Was a Teenage Zabbadoing) about queer vampire Jasmine Strange who is on the hunt for a poisoned bottle of olive oil, perhaps the only line of defense against the evil Dr. Fun Helsing. (Fri & Sun, Spectacle Theater, $5)

20. Test your knowledge of A Game of Thrones: Trivia & Viewing Party, where the first hour is all about the Game of Thrones trivia game, which will then move to a live large viewing of Game of Thrones episode 2. (Sunday, Hotel RL, FREE)

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