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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, hot mess edition

1. Work at a desk instead of your bed during Free Coworking Week in Gowanus, with free water, tea, coffee, and Wi-Fi every day. Plus, enjoy an opportunities to meet and network with other freelancers. (Mon-Fri, The Yard Gowanus, FREE)

2. The jokes are on fire at Open Flame, a comedy open mic where LGBTQ voices can practice new material and experiment alongside some of the funniest up and coming queer comedians. (Monday, Mood Ring, FREE)

3. Peep art and photography at the 2nd Tuesday Salon, an informal, salon-style gathering for artist friends & colleagues and other arts appreciators, featuring work by Claire Zakiewicz, Walter Wlodarczyk, and music by Tinto Frio. (Tuesday, Mothership NYC, FREE)

4. Be kind and rewind at Preserving Genre Cinema at Vinegar Syndrome, a class that will discuss the basic issues and challenges associated with film preservation. Topics include film decay and restorative processes, viewer expectations in the digital age, and more. (Tuesday, Film Noir Cinema, $12-15)

5. Show off your smarts at Science Friday, where host Ira Flatow invites you to join other science geeks for a raucous, laughter-filled night of team trivia covering all things science. (Wednesday, The Bell House, $15)

6. Perfect your routine at Hot Mess: Drag Competition, a night of drag queens, kings, queerdos, and weirdos as every kind of performer in the drag universe does whatever it takes to shock and amaze you for a cash prize. (Wednesday, House of Yes, FREE w/RSVP)

7. Work on dips, not chips at the Salsa Party, and take a salsa class led by professional dancers, followed by live music, social dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s best Latin dance teams. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

8. Keep your phone stowed away for Airplane Mode Comedy, which showcases ultra funny stand-up comedians, this time around featuring Tom Thakkar, Emmy Blotnick, Sam Ruddy, and more. (Thursday, Cherry Tree Bar, FREE)

9. Join some mensches for Improvised Shabbat, a thoroughly elegant Shabbat dinner full of crazy characters, featuring Dan Fox, Ariel Gitlin, Dan Glaser, and more.  (Friday, Vital Joint, $5)

10. Ride the vaporwave to Vapor 2099, a sci-fi sketch comedy show that’s like 2001: A Space Odyssey but with flying drones, floating 3D cones and, of course, tons of vaping. (Friday, The Brick, $10)

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