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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Ides of March edition

1. Be famous at Pop Show, featuring Ziwe as a “pop star” who has invited some of the city’s best comedians to perform original pop songs (and pop presentations) so they can be “pop stars” together. (Friday, Union Hall, $8-10)

2. Step outside yourself at You’re Welcome, featuring work by black women artists, with the work speaking to themes about how black women exist within society, how they are framed by the contexts of our lives, and within their own consciousness. (Fri-Sat, Flux Factory, FREE)

3. Prepare for spooky stories at You Are Not Alone: A Live Horror Reading, where the city’s best horror writers share their terrors in the dark of New York City’s oldest puppet workshop. (Friday, PuppetWorks, $5)

4. Dig deep at Suicide Nights: Music & Comedy, a music and comedy show that spotlights and embraces the dark, weird, and personally demonizing through black comedy and introspective music. (Friday, Step Bone Cut Bar, $5 suggested)

5. Find pleasure in sin at The Sinner’s Kit Kat Cabaret, and enjoy boisterous and beautiful performances by our brilliant cast of cabaret creatures for an evening of dance, drag, flesh, and sin, hosted by Vic Sin. (Friday, The Vault in Brooklyn, $10 donation)


at the Kaleidoscope Art Show (#11). Photo via.

6. Learn something in-tree-resting at March Maple Madness, a local tree identification walk with a crash course in tree identification, hunt for maple flowers, and ponder the loveliness of trees in the leafless season. (Saturday, Prospect Park, $13)

7. Get the low-down on How to Apply for Affordable Housing Lotteries Seminar, which is part of a larger Housing Resource Fair which include seminars on tenants’ rights, improving your credit, and saving on apartment expenses. (Saturday, Clarendon Road Church, FREE)

8. Put your pedals to the metal at South Brooklyn Waterfront Bike Ride, a casual bicycle ride on city streets and bicycle paths to explore the historic South Brooklyn shoreline with multiple stops along the route.  (Saturday, Brooklyn Borough Hall, $10)

9. Pretend you’re at SXSW at Fauxmo Fest, two full days of bands like Poppies, Darkwing, and Toyzanne, food, vendors, stick-n-poke tattoos, and even more bands. (Sat-Sun, Rubulad, $15-25)

10. Hear something different at Opera Potluck Salon, presenting excerpts from The Impossible She, as local composers and artists present works-in-progress in an informal, friendly, collaborative environment. (Saturday, Areté Gallery, $10 suggested)

11. Find gold at the end of the Kaleidoscope Group Art Show, with artwork inspired by the colors of the rainbow, featuring new work from Annette Hassell, Alexis Kandra, Grelin Machin, and more. (Saturday, Gristle Tattoo + Art Gallery, FREE)

12. Get your workout and happy hour on at The Roller Wave: Roller Disco, where Studio50 H brings his skate party for an evening of roll bouncing, boozing, and boogying. (Saturday, House of Yes, $10-20)

13. See new work at Symbiosis, a series celebrating music, dance and improvisation, including two solo performers creating a new improvised work, with artist Coco Karol, composer/performer Sxip Shirey, and harpist and performance artist Violetta Norrie. (Saturday, Spectrum, $10-15)

14. Forgo the green beer at St. Patrick’s Day for Sinners, a night of drinking, celebration and fun featuring an all-redheads spectacular without the fake Irish accents and green leprechauns. (Saturday, Littlefield, $15-20)

15. Count down to midnight at Technowruz iii: Iranian New Year Party, a dance party in observance of the vernal equinox / Iranian New Year (nowruz), with Rahill Jamalifard (of Habibi), Googoosh Dolls, Iranian food and tea, zines and prints by Iranian artists, and more. (Saturday, Trans-Pecos, $9-12)


An all-redhead extravaganza (#14). Photo via.

16. 2 become 1 at Wedding Crashers Wedding Fair, a one-stop wedding planning festival where couples can find their every wedding need from photographers to venues while slurping oysters, sipping bubbly, and enjoying live music and DJs. (Sunday, The Green Building, $25)

17. Be in stitches at Long-Stitch Bookbinding Workshop, and learn to make your own sketchbook or notebook with the long stitch binding method which is easily altered, and participants will be able to make their own personal variations. (Sunday, Booklyn, $12.50 with code “bklyn”)

18. Take a tour Inside the House of Collection, a private 2,000-square-foot apartment that contains a sprawling curated collection of lost-and-found, passed down, left behind, and gifted items to the house. (Sunday, House of Collection, $29)

19. See the next Michelle Kwon at Figure Skate Spring Show where talented skaters will take the ice to show us what they’ve got in the figure skating exhibitions featuring solos, duets, and group numbers.(Sunday, Lakeside BKLYN, FREE)

20. Hear stories that need telling at Big Irv’s Storytelling Roadshow, the best storytellers that Brooklyn has to offer with no themes and no restrictions, featuring Stacey Bader Curry, Rob Penty, and many more. (Sunday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

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