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

1. Sing while you skate at Legends Skate and celebrate the life and music of music legends like Prince, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and more all night long as you skate around. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park Roller Skating, $10-17)

2. Have a one-hour theatrical experience at Cats, Criminals, and Comedians: The Untold Herstory of Feminist Performance Art that tells a never-before-heard tale of the radical women who remained resilient in the face of an unsympathetic and patriarchal art world. (Fri-Sat, Vital Joint, $10)

3. Get into the groove at the Cruel Summer: 80s, 90s & 00s Dance Party, so don’t go chasing waterfalls, because there’s all the ice, ice, baby you’ll need at this 80s through 00s dance party. (Friday, The Bell House, $5-10)

4. Take the train for fun, filth, and transgressive entertainment at Goin’ Downtown, which will present a cast of NYC’s nightlife all-stars for an evening of high brow, low brow, and no brow entertainment, featuring Fancy Feast, Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Dame CuchiFrita, and many more. (Friday, Coney Island USA, $20)

5. Take your shoes off and throw them into the lake at the Happy Birthday Kate: A Kate Bush Dance Party, celebrating the birth, life, and music of Kate Bush with DJ Bright Light Bright Light. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5-8)


Listen to some Sunday Sounds (#19). Photo via.

6. Support your local ladies at Colored Girls Hustle Marketplace, a curated pop-up shopping experience featuring women of color artists, creatives, and makers. (Sat-Sun, City Point BKLYN , FREE)

7. Beat the heat and splash around at Doggy Ice Cream and Pool Party Fundraiser, so bring your pup for doggy pools, doggy ice cream, and free beer from 2-6 with purchase (donation) of $20 wristband. (Saturday, Bushwick Bark, FREE-$20)

8. Experience the third dimension at The Museum of Interesting Things: 3D VHS Movie Festival and see excerpts from the coolest and un-coolest, cheesiest and, well, more cheesiest movies of all time in 3D VHS. (Saturday, Coney Island Museum, $10)

9. Don’t get spooked at the Graveyard Shift: Kim Brandt, a new way of interacting with the space of the cemetery by activating it through sight, sound, and movement presented by Kim Brandt in her first work created foran outdoor space. (Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, $25)

10. See something sexy at The Flirt & Flow Show, a variety show that combines sultry striptease and flirtatious flow arts with an incredible lineup of talented beauties to tease and please for your entertainment. (Saturday, The Footlight, $10-15)

11. Make your mark at Introduction to Sigils & Magical Symbols, and learn more about these practical symbols designed to remove intentions from the conscious mind into the subconscious mind, where they can be charged and worked with as expressions of the will. (Saturday, Catland, $15)

12. Get ready to dance at Interswitch One Africa Music Fest, a high energy Afrobeat music from the most talented artist from Africa and beyond, with Wyclef Jean, Burna Boy, 2Face, and many more. (Saturday, Ford Amphitheater, $35+)

13. Get wired for weird at Reality Asylum, an extraordinary evening of barrier-breaking performance and socializing with the anti-social, featuring live music inside by Color Tongue, Nuraxi, and  more, and fun activities outside. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-15)

14. View one of the most unnerving, edge-of-yer-seat films ever produced The Crowd, and see whose skeletal grin you will see when the Mighty Moloch and the Phantom Creeps pry open a coffin sent direct from Hollywood Cemetery. (Saturday, Phantom Creep Theatre, $20)

15. Get on stage at You’re So Last Summer Tour: Live Band Karaoke and be the singer of your own pop punk or emo band when you sing in front of an audience to your favorite nostalgic jams. (Saturday, Knitting Factory, $10-12)


Learn more about and create your own sigils (#11). Photo via.

16. Explore how our park has changed over time at the Prospect Park Tour and discover hidden treasures, natural wonders and little-known tales on this interactive guided walking tour. (Sunday, Prospect Park, $20)

17. Hear some strange sounds at The Boog City Reader, and hear music with scores for saxophone, synthesizer, guitar, and percussion taking shape as illustrations, poems, graphics, and word clouds for and against domestic spaces. (Sunday, Unnameable Books, FREE)

18. Expand your kitchen skills at Sunday School: Shrubs, Oxymels & Acetracts and learn how to your own medicinal vinegar preparations at home using barrel-fermented kombucha vinegar and how to incorporate these preparations into your daily life. (Sunday, Enlightenment Wines Meadery, $30)

19. Support local musicians at Sunday Sounds, an intimate music series that is intimate, focused on listening, and fosters a community between performers and audience. (Sunday, 61 Local, $10 suggested)

20. Laugh it off at Comedy at Knitting Factory, started by Hannibal Buress and now hosted by Sydnee Washington, Marie Faustin & Aminah Imani, where lineups are guaranteed to feature a diverse lineup of the hippest, funniest comedians. (Sunday, Knitting Factory, FREE)

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