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The 10 best cheap things to do this week, games edition

1. Be a master of puzzles at Ask Me Another. Listeners can play along as Ophira Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant’s chair facing personalized trivia games. (Monday, The Bell House, $25)

2. Tweet a vote for Digital Democracy: How Technology Impacts Politics. Matthew McGregor of Precision Strategies discusses how a mastery of technology, from real-time data analytics to quick draw social media, is the driving force of political campaigns today. (Monday, Brooklyn Historical Society, $5)

3. Join Madame Morbid and share your best spooky tale at Ghost Stories; the audience will vote for the winner. (Tuesday, Pete’s Candy Store, FREE)

4. Praise the almighty at Stanley Tucci Is Our God. Join in worship with other devotees of America’s favorite shiny-headed Oscar nominee, with a combination of vibrant song and prayer, spontaneous testimonials, a creepy (but kissable) mannequin head, and more. (Tuesday, Cloud City, $5)

5. Unleash your inner beast at Metal Yoga. Listen to your favorite tunes, stretch with lots of movement, and generally raise hell while releasing tension.  (Wednesday, Cobra Club, $13)

6. Join your Pawnee favorites at Parks & Recreation Bingo. Watch for things like the Snakehole lounge, breakfast food, and portraits of Hillary Clinton. Get a BINGO and you’ll win a free drink. (Wednesday, Videology, FREE)

7. Find out if flat is fact at In Search of the Flat Earth. One of the stranger conspiracy theories to grip the popular imagination is the notion that the Earth is flat: Colin Dickey will discuss the history of the conspiracy, from its early inception to its current manifestations. (Thursday, Caveat, $12)

8. Seriously, laugh hard at Serious Matters, a data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world’s issues one serious matter at a time. Featuring Drew Michael, Katina Corrao, Matt Wayne & more. (Thursday, Union Hall, $10)

9. Say your Last Goodbye at the Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert. The concert bears a seal of approval from the artist’s family/estate and will be an intimate evening filled with tribute performances. (Friday, ShapeShifter Lab, $13)

10. Sing for a cause at Punk Rock Karaoke a DIY, fundraising event that benefits a different community group each time. They feature a custom catalog of over 800 punk songs from bands like Black Flag, Devo, Jawbreaker, Screeching Weasel, and more. (Friday, Pine Box Rock Shop, $10)

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