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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, bomb cyclone edition

1. Do more than just listen: Over(Reverberating) is Deepali Gupta’s live album performance, a living archive of a manic episode in the form of an album with seven songs for voice and visual aids. (Fri-Sat, Vital Joint, $10)

2. Revel in the new year at 50 First Jokes where 50 comics come together to tell the first joke they wrote in 2018 in this annual star-studded comedy tradition. (Friday, The Bell House, $15-20)

3. Come dance at Never Wave Bye-Bye 2, a Bowie themed dance night across two rooms, one for pre-1980 musical works, and one for 1980 onwards. (Friday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $8)

4. Drop it like it’s hot at Y2K – The Millennium Party, a live band and a DJ that perform the best hits from the 2000s and beyond. (Friday, Knitting Factory, $10-15)

5. Wear your naughty nighties to Nasty Canasta’s Pajama Party burlesque show, with “pillow fights, plenty of kissing practice, and lots of tassel twirling.” (Friday, Littlefield, $15)


Nasty Canasta hosts a burlesque pajama party (#5). Photo via Facebook.

6. Pose a downward dog of doom at Metal Yoga and escape the arctic cold to create hellish heat to your favorite metal jams. (Saturday, St. Vitus, $12)

7.Ladies, get ready to werk at Brooklyn Twerkshop. Let your hair loose, put on your fiercest fitness gear, and get ready to sweat, dance, and twerk like a boss chick in this non-stop 90 minute class. (Saturday, Dancewave, $25)

8. Step up your sewing game with Introduction to Embroidery and learn eight different stitches and leave with a finished sampler of all you learned in class. (Saturday, Brooklyn Brainery, $36)

9. Join Tavi Gevinson as she introduces the newest issue of Rookie on Love, all about the heart’s most powerful emotion, featuring essays, poems, comics, and interviews with its contributors, including Emma Straub. (Saturday, Books are Magic, FREE)

10. Get a move on to Featuring, a curated split-bill performance of movement-based artists, including Shon Arieh-Lerer who “combines comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.” (Sat-Sun, Triskelion Arts, $18-22)

11. Be sated by the first Saturday at Brooklyn Museum with New Year, New Futures featuring performances by Sinkane and Bearcat, a screening of I Am Not Your Negro, gallery and community talks, and more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

12. Need a new Fallon? Not Quite Midnight is Brooklyn’s answer to the late night talk show where comedians give short performances, then sit on the couch to get interviewed. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

13. Have the best of me at the Pop Punk/Emo Karaoke where the live band, Be Yourself, plays your favorite pop punk hits throughout the night to the audience singing live. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bazaar, $10)

14. Have a night of full English at Beetlebum – Brooklyn Britpop Night featuring all of your faves from across the pond, plus free admission with a Britpop/UK band t-shirt. (Saturday, St. Vitus, $8)

15. You can’t get this party out of your head at Party Like It’s 1999: Truly, Madly, Aussie Edition, featuring all of your Australian faves like Savage Garden, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, and the usual mix of the best rock, pop, hip-hop and dance tunes from the 1990s. (Saturday, The Bell House, FREE)


Groove like a movement-based artist at Triskelion Arts (#9). Photo via Facebook

16. Show off your buns at the No Pants Subway Ride, the annual tradition of riding the subway sans pants with a straight face. (Sunday, meet at Old Stone House, FREE)

17.  Just chill, bro: Beer & Broga combines the best core-strengthening, stress-reducing, clarity-enhancing yoga postures with functional fitness exercises for an amazing workout, plus a complimentary beer.(Sunday, Strong Rope Brewery, $25)

18. Run on an empty stomach at the Donut Run, which will start in Prospect Park and either run directly to Dun-Well Donuts or do a lap around the park’s track and then up for some delicious dough. (Sunday, Prospect Park, FREE to run)

19. Write down your winners for the Golden Globes Viewing Party with red carpet coverage and full screening of the awards ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

20. Have an adventurous time at the Adventures of Danny & Mike from the Nickelodeon show “Pete & Pete” as they record their weekly podcast and also use audio, visual, and on-stage competitions to make things more interactive. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8)

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