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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, world pride edition

1. Transport yourself to an Indian palace at Evening on the Ganges: Traditional Indian Classical Music for an intimate concert that gives the audience and musicians an opportunity to connect, ask questions and speak to the inspiration and history of the music being shared. (Friday, Sacred Arts Research Foundation, $20 suggested donation)

2. Always Happy 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)

3. Canal Yards Project, where comedian Emily Duke hosts curates a lineup of hilarious comedians like Ian Lara, Nonye Brown-West, Kendall Farrell, and many others to yuk up your evening. (Friday, Industry City, FREE)

4. Grab your rainbow sparkles and Celebrate Pride in Bushwick with Brooklyn drag queens Nancy No-Good and Vic Sin, burlesque dancer Seedy Edie, and a special guest talk by non-binary activist and model Rain Dove. (Friday, Moto Spirits Distillery, FREE)

5. Arkham: Pride Edition, Brooklyn’s longest running gothic dark dance party with DJ Maldicion spinning goth, industrial, dark/cold/new wave, post-punk, synth, EBM, and much more. (Friday, Bizarre Bar, $5)


Get horizontal in your PJs (#18). Photo via.

6. Hella Brooklyn Block Party, Pearl Market’s epic outdoor market season opener of a day full of music, special activations, local makers, artists, food, fun activities, and more. (Saturday, Dr. Ronald McNair Park, FREE)

7. Focus on diversity and body-positivity at the GSPOT Festival, featuring some of the most exciting and leading trans, queer and POC activists speaking openly about intersectional issues, love, sex and hot topics, with DJs and special queer performances happening throughout the day. (Saturday, Gemelli, $33+)

8. Forget no homo at Yes Homo: World Pride Edition, a daytime party celebrating queer icons, queer bodies, queer culture, and queer pride, hosted by Mini Horrorwitz and special guests. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

9. Habla your Español at Candid Conversations About Death for the Spanish-speaking community in which participants will share their thoughts on death and dying in a supportive and intimate environment. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, FREE)

10. Ghost Town: Pride Edition, a comedy show about dating, loving and getting frickin ghosted, where comedians chat with the host about a time they were ghosted. (Saturday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

11. A Minute Flowering, an original series of experimental short plays that are old myths made queer and new, as well as new myths through a modern queer lens. (Saturday, Water House Collective, $15)

12. Breach cultural bubbles at DOPEntadecacostaCOMICS, bringing together over 50 comedians in one house across two floors and a big backyard with a ride range of diverse comedians under one roof, literally. (Saturday, Unruly Collective, $15)

13. World Flame, the hot queer happening where a comedy open mic meets an LGBTQ+ social, featuring regulars and queer comedy icons. (Saturday, Littlefield, $8-10)

14. Get schwifty at the Interdimensional Cable BURP-lesque: A Tribute to Rick & Morty for Burlesque at the Beach as they open portals to places you can barely imagine, and squanch all your wildest dreams. (Saturday, Coney Island USA, $20)

15. Wild Style, a fierce gang of DJs providing a relentless barrage of top shelf tunes all night long, with Sheila B from WFMU, DJ Drew Redmond from Sleaze To Please/Pinball Rock, and special guest DJ Morticia from Sweden. (Saturday, Bootleg Bar, FREE)


See old myths made queer (#11). Photo

16. Artisan Art Market hosting a dozen amazing vendors selling an array of custom and homemade products from, art, crafts, jewelry, vintage, home decor, body products and more. (Sunday, Bizarre Bar, FREE)

17. Bushwig Presents: World Pride Divas, bringing all the divas together from across the galaxy – Celine, Cher, Aretha, Mariah, etc, to celebrate this World Pride after the parade and into the night. (Sunday, 3 Dollar Bill, $10-20)

18. Don your finest pajamas at the Horizontal Storytelling Pajama Party, a podcast about intimacy recorded while lying down, with saucy / revealing / vulnerable storytelling. (Sunday, Hacienda Studio, $30-45)

19. Bring your synths and electronic noise-makers to Open Patch Bay Night, a casual “open mic night” for gear – bring something to plug in and jam with other freaks and geeks for a few hours (Sunday, Wonderville, FREE)

20. Serve up too much as just enough at Everybooty 2019, a four-floor, more-is-more art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds, with performances, DJs, installations, and general ruckus. (Sunday, BAM Fisher, $30)

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