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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, solstice edition

1. Schedule a spa day at One Spa on a Time, an immersive 60-hour spa resort featuring a sauna, tanning bed, indoor/outdoor shower, cafeteria and fantasy lounge, so relax and enjoy the 24-hour amenities, healthy snacks, and specialty spa treatments. (Fri-Sun, Flux Factory, FREE)

2. Keep score at Art of the Score, a live music and film event that will allow musicians an opportunity to score a movie in front of a live audience in a competitive setting, highlighting the convergence between music and the moving image. (Friday, Fort Greene Park, FREE)

3. Climbing flights will be worth it for Rooftop Comedy, where you can enjoy some birds-eye views while drinking free beer and laughing a lot from comedians Ryan Donahue, Shalewa Sharpe, Chloé Hilliard, and more. (Friday, secret location, $10)

4. Be brazen and bold at the Hungry March Band Album Release and hear new material by this outrageous Brooklyn brass band, along with performances by The Ladrones, Tubafresh, and DJ Dirtyfinger.  (Friday, Market Hotel, $10)

5. Make some magic happen at Cirque Celestial, welcoming midsummer mayhem, virtuosic visions, amusing muses, celestial clowns and queens, and more out of this world talent to titillate your senses and your imagination. (Friday, The Muse, $20)


Make magic happen at Cirque Celestial (#5). Photo via Facebook.


6. Take the ferry from Brooklyn to Figment 2018, a forum for the creation of participatory and interactive art fostering participation between artists and participants through hundreds of interactive art installations throughout the island. (Sat-Sun, Governor’s Island, FREE)

7. Taste the fruits of your labor at the Pineapple Ride, an annual ride that is biking for Humanity Stoked and raising funds for their film documenting humans around the world, with the film bringing awareness to how other people live. (Saturday, Bensonhurtst Park, FREE)

8. Galavant in a graveyard at the Hidden History Stroll: Walking Tour of The Evergreens Cemetery and visit the gravesites of notable past residents, learn about Victorian funerary symbols and styles, with secret societies and their mysterious memorials. (Saturday, Evergreens Cemetery, $5)

9. Women to the front at the Brooklyn Women’s Film Festival, a female focused film festival that is run by women, about women, and for everyone, showcasing films made by female writers and/or directors, with preference to films that contain women in key creative roles. (Sat-Sun, Wythe Hotel, $15)

10. Celebrate the summer solstice at Solsticio: Inaugural Summer Garden, a full-day celestial celebration with music, art, wellness, and nourishment, an elixir social, artisan marketplace, and balancing space in an outdoor garden, plus live music and DJs into the night. (Saturday, Ambrosia Elixirs, $?)

11. Paddle over to the North Brooklyn Boat Club Summer Solstice Benefit Party and celebrate with all the best things: good neighbors, good food, and bands on shipping containers with sounds from The Reverse Engineers, Blacktop Daisy, and more. (Saturday, North Brooklyn Boat Club, $5)

12. Marvel at Moleskines at The Sketchbook Project Welcome Party and check out the collection of over 40,000 art books, plus the newest 2018 art books before they tour throughout North America, along with free pizza, beer, and photobooth. (Saturday, Brooklyn Art Library, FREE)

13. Gaily laugh at Queerdo: The Pride Premier, a monthly stand up show featuring some of the best LGBT performers around, with laughs from Aby James, Anddy Egan-Thorpe, Rick Crom, and hosted by RPDR’s Did Ritz. (Saturday, Excelsior, $2-10)

14. Party all night at We Were Born to Love One Another, with dancing, live music by Preachermann and The Revival, PinkLips, plus Charlotte Lilly’s Midnight Radio Show of Love, tarot, live drawing, headwear by Darrel Thorne, and much more. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-20)

15. More is more at Everybooty descending for a four-floor art party with the glitteriest critters of the queer art and nightlife worlds with performances, DJs, installations, readings, booze, and general ruckus, serving up too much as just enough. (Saturday, BAM, $30)


Prepare to participate in Figment 2018 (#6). Photo via Facebook.

16. Death becomes you at Morbid Anatomy Open House with your last chance to see the exhibition The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth, a carefully curated selection of art, books, artifacts, and ephemera before it closes for the summer. (Sunday, Greenwood Cemetery, FREE)

17. Cruise the curated crafts at the Renegade Craft Fair, bringing together a selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and much more. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Expo Center, FREE)

18. Improve your side hustle at Design for Performers, where you’ll become equipped with the skills to create flyers, business cards and social media graphics for promo, covering font and color choices, graphic sizing, prioritizing information, and setting up your files for print. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio Loft, $25)

19. Dance it out at Tiki Disco Pride Edition with $1 from each ticket going to the Trinity Place Shelter, featuring resident DJs Eli Escobar, Andy Pry, and Lloydski under a big disco ball and a big tent with big sound. (Sunday, The Well, $10)

20. Forget how messed up the state of abortion rights is in America (…almost) at Laughter as Resistance, featuring laughs from Chanel Ali, Xazmin Garza, Jes Tom, and more, with proceeds going to the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. (Sunday, Starr Bar, $10-20)

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