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The 10 best things to do this week, decoder edition

1. Create summer art at Preserving Summer: Pressed Flowers, explore some low-tech and fast ways to press fresh flowers in order to preserve them in dried form and create a simple and lovely framed botanical print. (Monday, Brooklyn Brainery, $25)

2. Step into the dreamscape at Decoder: Ticket That Exploded, a multimedia-infused trilogy based on William Burroughs’ cult sci-fi NOVA series, featuring noisey image meals and kaleidoscopic dreamscapes made from internet debris. (Monday, PioneerWorks, $10)

3. Talk about life after death at Candid Conversations About Death, where participants will share their thoughts on death and dying in a supportive environment where they can feel comfortable talking about these universal, but rarely discussed, topics. (Tuesday, Greenwood Cemetery, FREE)

4. Enjoy an evening of stand-up and very little clothing at Comedy Ugly: A Comedy Strip Show which is like any other comedy show, except the comedians strip while telling jokes. (Tuesday, Easy Lover, FREE)

5. Make art and watch films at ArtBrewt: Circular Hand Weaving, where Maria Liebana will discuss her saccharine sculpture and ceramic practice, followed by her film pick Marie Antoinette. (Wednesday, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, $40)

6. Hear the best acts before they hit your playlist at Noisey Nights, brining the most fascinating, original, and music-defining emerging artists to a live stage, featuring Kari Faux, Easy Life, and Jean Deaux. (Wednesday, Villain, FREE)

7. Be entertained at Live at the Archway: Eli Paperboy Reed, High & Mighty Brass Band & More, an annual series of free concerts and interactive visual arts programming in the unique setting of the Dumbo Archway, one of the only covered outdoor spaces in New York City. (Thursday, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

8. Experience someone else’s embarrassment at Mortified, a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) as shared by their original authors before total strangers. (Thursday, Littlefield, $12)

9. Run away with the circus at Victorian Inspired Circus Extravaganza, a one-of-a-kind show with entertainment curated by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, including fire eaters, musicians, contortionists, performers on floats, and more. (Friday, Greenwood Cemetery, $35+)

10. Let your weirdness out at Not Quite Midnight: All Weirdos Edition, Brooklyn’s answer to the late night talk show, a unique take on a traditional setup featuring a whole lineup of weirdos. (Friday, Friends and Lovers, FREE)

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