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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Ides of March edition

1. Love is all around at The Allie Pinel Project where Allie and other guests will give you “guidance to finding true love and reclaiming yourself” in her five point plan to finding “that forever kind of love.” (Friday, Vital Joint, $10)

2. Look up for IFW: Circus and see the daring and high-flying trapeze students as they show off their newest moves with a theme of classic circus. (Friday, Trapeze School New York, FREE)

3. Support your local Brooklyn artists at the March Grand Salon Show where artwork in every medium will be on display over multiple floors to entertain your eyes while bands and singer songwriters entertain your ears. (Friday, Greenpoint Gallery, FREE)

4. Get ra(u)nchy at Ranchgiving: The Best Of Ladies Who Ranch as they bring the best of their monthly variety show to a bigger space, continuing to be the same saucy ladies who lunch and ranch. (Friday, The Brick Theater, $10)

5. Embrace the odd at Comedy By Proxy, where performers are encouraged to do the weirdest things they can think of. Featuring Karolena Theresa, Ben Wasserman, Colin Burgess, and more – plus free pizza. (Friday, David Blaine’s The Snakehouse, $5)


Stretch out your sweet tooth (#9). Photo via Facebook.

6. Discover the medicine that grows around you on a Medicinal Plant Identification Walk, where you’ll cover the basics of field botany and its applications in foraging and wildcrafting within an urban setting. (Saturday, Earth Arts Center, FREE)

7. Have good luck forever when you get a Free St. Patrick’s Day Tattoo by artist Olivia Pakitsas with eleven St. Patty’s-themed designs to choose from, plus food and drink specials. (Saturday, Dromedary Bar, FREE)

8. Enjoy the absurd at a screening of Leprechaun 4: In Space, in which the leprechaun transfers its soul through urination into a space marine and then wreaks havoc as they return to their space base. (Sat-Sun, Nitehawk Cinema, $12)

9. Stretch out your sweet tooth at Yoga at the Chocolate Factory during a 60 minute Vinyasa yoga class, with every inhale taking in the smells of fresh chocolate being made. (Saturday, Fine & Raw Chocolate, $18)

10. Congratulate hip hop improv team North Coast as they celebrate nine years of performing together. Also welcome Aparna Nancherla, Jordan Temple, Power Hour and more to share the stage. (Saturday, Littlefield, $10)

11. Draw conclusions at Picture This 3 Year Anniversary, where stand-up comedians perform while they are drawn by pro-animators. The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react. (Saturday, Union Hall, $10)

12. Try out or see something new at Jump Shark, an open mic drag/burlesque/vocal showcase with fresh and veteran talent across the nightlife and gender spectrum, hosted by Lee VaLone. (Saturday, Bizarre Bar, FREE)

13. Support and celebrate Middle Eastern culture at the second annual TechNowruz II: Iranian New Year Party, with rituals to ward off evil and performances by SADAF, Aria Rostami, and Googoosh Dolls to ring in 1397. (Saturday, Silent Barn, $8)

14. Dance the day away at Mister Saturday Night where creators and DJs Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin return from a tour of Australia to keep your booties shaking like they have for the past ten years. (Saturday, Nowadays, $15-20)

15. Shake your tail feathers at the Soul Clap & Dance-Off with Sun Ra Arkestra, also featuring James Chance and the Contortions, plus a $100 dance-off at midnight. (Saturday, Elsewhere, $10-20)


Enjoy the absurd at a screening of Leprechaun 4: In Space (#8).

16. Sell sea shells at the Spectacle Spring Stoop Sale, where they’ll be selling all sorts of stuff including collectibles, merchandise, vinyl, film ephemera, clothing and random junk. (Sunday, Spectacle Theater, FREE)

17. Learn more about Cop Watch, a legal tool, taught by comedian and activist Elsa Waithe that will explain how to exercise your rights to safely and legally observe and record police activity in public places. (Sunday, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, $5-10 donation)

18. Have a hair-raising good time at Hair Wars, with a showcase of fantasy hair pieces that stretch and blur the boundaries of fashion, humor, performance, sculpture, and spectacle. (Sunday, MoMA PS1, $15)

19. Have it all at The Artsy Jews Variety Show featuring funky Jewish people and their varied skills and talents including a ventriloquist, a cellist, a comedian, and a writer, plus an unannounced guest performer. (Sunday, Luminessence, $10)

20. Check your pulse at Not Dead Yet, featuring experimental, original, and talented performers who happen to be alive and well and presenting comedy, music, videos and readings. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $5)

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