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The best cheap things to do this weekend, not in love edition

1. Tie your shoelaces for Eco Trippin’, a musical, comedic and philosophical inquiry into the state of our planet’s current ecological crisis, combining beats, rhymes, monologues, dance and aerial performances. (Friday, House of Yes, $20-30)

2. Laugh at familiar situations at the Brooklyn Queer Comedy Festival: Bad Valentine’s Edition, with queer stories of love, heartbreak, sex and redemption by a roster of queer comics that get it, then stay for RuPaul’s Drag Race. (Friday, 3 Dollar Bill, $10)

3. Party in da club at The 90’s Hip Hop & RnB Sing-Along, an evening of non-stop singing and dancing to the biggest jams from the 1990’s to the 2000’s, with original music videos and lyrics on the screen so everyone can sing and rap along together. (Friday, Bar Schimmi, $10)

4. Valentine’s day is for suckers at It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love: Anti-Valentine’s Party, so avoid falling for the trappings of a manufactured holiday and dance to songs of heartbreak and liberation, with a photo booth and advice desk. (Friday, Littlefield, $7-10)


Spin right round at the record sale (#5). Photo via Facebook.


5. Spin right round at the Brooklyn Flea Mini Record Fair, with over a dozen vendors popping up inside of the winter Smorgasburg selling records, singles, EPs, and much more for two days only.  (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Flea, FREE)

6. Take a look behind the scenes at Open Studios: Bubbles and learn about the ways that glass, particularly glass bubbles, are used in art and design, with glassblowing, flameworking, and neon tube bending. (Saturday, UrbanGlass, FREE?)

7. Grow out your eyebrows for Curator Talk: Frida Kahlo, and discover the intersections of dress, disability, and politics within Frida Kahlo’s artistic practice through presentations by the exhibit’s curator. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $16)

8. Maximize your refund at Tax Tips for Freelancers and learn how and why to track and calculate expenses, how to take the home office deduction, and more with a Q&A after and free pizza. (Saturday, Brooklyn Cooperative FCU, FREE)

9. Have an artful evening at Opening: In Which We All Kiss Something Secretly, a collaborative exhibition that combines photo light-boxes created by photographer Maria Mercedes Martinez, with poetry by Denver Butson. (Saturday, Court Tree Collective, FREE)

10. Get lost in A Sound Of Light, an all-encompassing maze-like installation where LEDs form colored lines of light when reflected off translucent ‘walls’, and performers wear lights creating moving lines of light. (Saturday, FiveMyles, FREE)

11. Celebrate love early at Love-A-Licious Valentine’s, with live music from Rock & Roll Burlesque featuring Darlinda Just Darlinda and others, plus romantic revelations, speed dating, Valentines crafting, and more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

12. Pretend you’re on the Bowery at Eat Me! A Variety Show: Celebrating CBGB, a variety show featuring acts performed by musicians who made their mark at CBGB’s during the punk/new wave movements. (Saturday, Bizarre Bar, $10)


Check out new graphic novels & comics (#13). Photo via Facebook.

13. Check out new stories at Black Comix Expo and meet the next generation of black superheroes, hear a panel discussion about women and Afrofuturism, take part in a superhero cosplay showcase, engage in a unique VR experience, and more. (Sunday, BAM, FREE)

14. Dye, dye, dye, my darling at the Tie Dye Workshop (With Love and Craft Beer) and get crafty with StuyDYED’s Nadia Pinder and learn about the craft of tie dye while experiencing the deliciousness of well made craft beer during this afternoon session. (Sunday, Strong Rope Brewery, $30)

15. Come together for Black History Month at Unruly’s Black Power Potluck, a day to celebrate black power, black love, black economics, and black art, with dancers, poets, musicians, and creators showcasing black history. (Sunday, Unruly Collective, pay what you wish)

16. Bust out your coolest clothes for Bushwick Fashion Night, where designers, performers, and artists, will be showcased along with a marketplace where you can buy items directly from the designers who are showing their pieces. (Sunday, House of Yes, $10)

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Get TWO FREE DRINKS at the Greenpointers Vintage Rose Valentine’s Market this Sunday, February 10 from 1-7pm at The Greenpoint Loft (67 West St) enjoy Brokester friendly fun things to do including getting henna tattooed, nail art, poems, flower crown making, dream catcher making, 3D avatar creation, live music and more – all for FREE. Sip on refreshing local craft beer, mulled wine, rosewater gimlets, and CBD kombucha while hanging out inside a historic landmark with roof deck views of the NYC skyline. Whether you need a gift to sweep that special someone off their feet or just want to get your DIY on, mark this on your calendar and don’t miss it!  RSVP HERE!

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