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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Black Friday edition

1. Compete for the championship title at Beer Masters Invitational where your team of four will compete in such drinking games as flip cup, quarters, beer pong, beer bong, beer chug and das boot, plus a 40oz knockout finale. (Friday, Roberta’s, FREE)

2. Have a hankering for Hanksgiving, an all Hank Williams night starring various singers and performers, such as Ali Dineen, Roger Manning, Gustavo Rodriguez, So Brown, and many more! Also featured: leftover desserts. (Friday, The Owl Music Parlor, FREE)

3. Wear your best hot cop outfit to the Hot Fuzz Drinking Game and drink along to the movie, and also drink whenever you hear select phrases and see recurring motifs. (Friday, Videology, FREE)

4. Shake off your Thanksgiving hangover at R & She NYC: The Queens of Hip-Hop and R&B delivering the best ’90s and ’00s classics as well as many fresh new hits from artists including Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Eve, TLC, Aaliyah, Salt-N-Pepa, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, etc. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $8)

5. Imagine it’s still the summer at White Friday with Mickey Perez as he does his Tropical Disco dance thing all night long. Also spinning disco, funk, soul, Chicago House, salsa, Boogaloo, and more (Friday, Jupiter Disco, FREE)


Have a hankering for Hanksgiving (#4). Photo via Facebook.

6. Start your local shopping early at Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar which brings together 60+ handpicked local makers, delicious food & drinks, music and fun activities for the whole family over two venues. (Sat-Sun, 501 Union, FREE)

7. Discover new ways of making noise at Ken Butler’s Experimental Musical Instruments for an exclusive tour of the experimental instrument workshop of artist and musician Ken Butler, who has been creating new and unique instruments out of everyday items for the past 30 years. (Saturday, Hybrid Visions, $25)

8. Laugh off some calories at Andy Kindler: Full of Live. Andy currently recurs on Bob’s Burgers and Tosh. O and was a series judge on Last Comic Standing. (Saturday, Union Hall, $15)

9. Roll, skate and bounce at the Roller Skate Jam, playing the classics, new funky soul, and groovy songs all night long. Skates will be available to rent or you can dust off that old pair and bring your own. (Saturday, Alpha Space NY, $10)

10. Gobble up some laughs and $2 beers at the Popped Collar Comedy Show with your host Karolena Theresa at one of the coziest venues in Brooklyn. Also featuring comedy by Ian Hunt, Chike Robinson, Isabel Hagen and more. (Saturday, The Platform, FREE)

11. Awake from your food coma and dance at Young Adult Friction celebrating indie and alternative music both new and old, with a night stuffed with indie pop and drenched in alternative gravy. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, FREE)

12. Mingle with artists at FriendsGiving: Artist Showcase. With more than 25 artists on display, you’ll want to spend some time taking in all of the exhibitions before the performances begin. (Saturday, BKLYN Commons, FREE)

13. Have an extra dark, belated Black Friday with Music for the Masses – Dark New Wave Party, with special guest Jeffo and Alex English. Playing Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, Kraftwerk, Nitzer Ebb, and so much more. (Saturday, St. Vitus, FREE)

14. Bump and grind at The Rub, Brooklyn’s classic foundation of hip-hop, classic disco, funk and soul, hailed by the Village Voice as the “best party in Brooklyn to dance sweatily to smart music.” (Saturday, The Bell House, $10)

15. Feel the abundance of the season at Unicornicopia with Mark Ronson and have a night of gratitude, pumpkin pie, magical mythical creatures and dance floor gluttony. Break a sweat, move your body and put your caloric intake to good use. (Saturday, House of Yes, $25)


Take a tour of the Torah (#16).

16. Take a tour of the Torah at Inside the Living Torah Museum, which contains treasures and artifacts from thousands of years ago, plus a look inside Torah Animal World, the world’s largest Hasidic taxidermy museum that is filled with every animal mentioned in the Torah. (Sunday, Torah Animal World, $25)

17. Have a cryptoparty tonight at Cyprus Sessions Crypotoparty, where they’ll talk about easy steps you can take to secure your data, like password managers and two-factor authentication, and tools you can use to protect yourself from surveillance. (Sunday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

18. Stretch out your pants and your brain this weekend at Pants on Fire 9: Christmas in November, part pub quiz, stand up comedy, and a game show, all rolled into one. The hosts invited their dear friends to teach them interesting facts, but only some of the comedians are telling the truth, and it is up to you to find out who. (Sunday, Branded Saloon, FREE)

19. Pull back the curtains at Beyond the Veil with Todd Robbins, where you will be welcomed for individual experiences and can enjoy a comfortable and evil den to lounge in. Todd Robbins invites you Beyond the Veil, and Theresa Buchheister will read your tarot. (Sunday, Vital Joint, $10)

20. Celebrate a return from your family at THANK U with music and drag, the most iconic duo since turkey and stuffing. With performances by Madelin, Miz Jade, Pinc Louds and more. (Sunday, Bizarre Bar, $5)

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