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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, out of office edition

1. Mingle with the pros at Out of Office, an interactive event that brings together artists of all mediums, and media, marketing and ad professionals to create a stronger community, with bands, DJs, green screen booths, and free beer. (Friday, Superchief Gallery, FREE)

2. Laugh along at The Commedia Company: One Night Only, an all new show of devised work and improvisation in a seat-of-the-pants explosion of comedy, politics, moments of ecstatic hilarity, and moments of deep collective soul-searching. (Friday, Cloud City, $10-12)

3. Get graphic with Graphic Imagery: A Burlesque Tribute to Image Comics with acts based off your favorite Image characters, a cosplay contest where the audience will get to show off their nerdy costume skills, a raffle, and more. (Friday, The Nest, $15-20)

4. Swipe right on Tinder Live a totally improvised comedy show with helpful and oftentimes ridiculous Tinder tips, tricks, real-time swiping, and messaging with Lane Moore, David Cross, and Mike Drucker. (Friday, Littlefield, $15)

5. Find your way out at Room-Must-Be-Escaped-From’d, an immersive comedy show slash fake-ass escape room where you’ll have to solve the puzzle to be able to leave The Brick Theater and see the outside world again. (Friday, The Brick Theater, $7)


Ying Liu dances with the chairs (#14). Photo via.

6. Shop locally at Market at the Brooklyn Museum and shop from one-of-a-kind, handmade items from over 30 local artisans and vendors offering artwork, jewelry, fashion, home and apothecary goods, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

7. Enjoy the day at the Sunshine & Sidewalks Block Party with local, eclectic bands of all varieties, homemade mexican food and drink, games (dominos, volleyball, eating contests) and fun prizes for everyone. (Saturday, Moffat Street, FREE)

8. Take a selfie at Photoville, an immersive photography village populated by 90+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries with talks, workshops, and more. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, FREE)

9. Have a day at SoulFest 2019, a fun flavorful event where you can grab a bite to eat from a variety of delicious food vendors, enjoy great live entertainment, plus arts and crafts for the entire family. (Saturday, Medgar Evers College, FREE)

10. Make some magic at Brooklyn Brujeria: The Festival, featuring magic makers from Brooklyn’s best apothecaries and micro-botanical, with proceeds and donations benefiting Atlas DIY, a local grassroots non-profit. (Sat-Sun, Dumbo Archway, FREE)

11. See where we’re going at the Heading for Extinction Talk where climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. (Saturday, Flatbush Library, FREE)

12. Come together for community at Bushwick Community Art Build to prep visuals + banners for our next actions and for the Brooklyn March against Gentrification, Racism & Police Violence. (Saturday, Mayday Space, FREE)

13. See a variety of photos at PoP x Vero 2019 Summer Show, a portrait photography exhibition featuring over 30+ photographers and read stories behind the photos of these featured photographers from over ten countries. (Saturday, Okay Space, FREE)

14. Pull up a chair for Pigtail – A Swivel Stool Dance, a new movement work utilizing swivel stools (deconstructed office chairs) as extensions of the dancers’ bodies, developing a brand new technique. (Fri-Sat, Issue Project Room, $5)

15. Catch some flicks at Coney Island Film Festival, the 19th annual festival with 106 films in a jam packed weekend, with categories including, shorts, features, music videos, experimental, animation, made in Coney Island, and more. (Fri-Sun, Coney Island USA, $8-25)


Shop for locally made goods (#6). Photo via.

16. Relax at Spa(w) Day and get pampered alongside your pup with complimentary grooming services for your doggos, chair massages for you, and sips and treats for everybody. (Sunday, Bond Vet, FREE)

17. Jump on a weekend work sprint at Creative Surrender: Passion Sprints V, a curated workshop to light up a collective fire and creatively surrender to what needs to be done for your life today.  (Sunday, Class & Co, $20)

18. Party for a purpose at Planned Parenthood’s POP, a celebration of pop art, sexual health, and reproductive justice with hosts and performers, aerialists, gogo and cirque, makeup station, and more. (Sunday, House of Yes, $30+)

19. Dust yourself off for Brooklyn Re-Entry: Back To Your Senses, a day into night event consisting of indoor and outdoor sound, with a wide array of vendors and a relentless lineup of heavy hitting DJs. (Sunday, 3 Dollar Bill, $10)

20. Have some big talk at Skip the Small Talk and initiate more of the kinds of conversations you have late at night when you feel safe talking about the things you actually care about with friends. (Sunday, Berg’n, $15)

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