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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, her-icane edition

1. Surf’s up at It Doesn’t Not Work, the fifth annual surfcraft expositions from the most experienced wave rider to the most enthusiastic newbie to learn about what makes surfboards and their shapers tick. (Fri-Sun, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, FREE)

2. Peep some pix at Photoville, presenting work by more than 600 artists in 90 photography exhibitions & outdoor installations to experience visual stories from a diverse group of artists, curators and organizations. (Fri-Sun, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

3. Move your body for the 10th annual Collaborations in Dance Festival, a celebration of movement-based performance in collaboration with artists working in other media including film, sound, costuming, visual art, and more. (Fri-Sun, Triskelion Arts, $18-22)

4. Move upward to Higher Ground with strictly vinyl DJ sets, classic dance records, street photography and collage amongst vibrant people partying for an important humanitarian cause. (Friday, Seven House Gallery, $25)

5. Get deep at Afterbirth: A Live Documentary Confronting Patrilineal Memory, a live documentary performance that retells an honest confrontation of memory and the present: the child who experienced childhood with a violent father, who then experiences fatherhood estranged from his son. (Fri-Sat, DCTV, $15 suggested)

6. Walk hard Walk for the Kids and join Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC for its 14th Annual 5K walk, followed by a family friendly picnic with a Nickelodeon slime booth, characters, and more. (Saturday, Prospect Park, $20)

7. Bee sweet at the NYC Honey Fest, an all-day bonanza of bees, beach, beers, and bites, with vendors and activities of all stripes, including a marketplace, honey-tasting, honey extraction demonstrations, and more. (Saturday, The Rockaways at 106th St, FREE)

8. All your base are belong to Two Decades of Memes, celebrating 20 years of meme culture and 10 years of Know Your Meme with a weekend-long exhibition and forum dedicated to internet memes. (Saturday, Museum of the Moving Image, FREE)

9. Be bamboozled at the Beppu Bamboo Showcase, a weekend filled with activities including ink painting, bamboo basket making, mini book making, musical performances, and more. (Sat-Sun, Brooklyn Beauty Fashion Labo, FREE)

10. Get the scoop on stoops at BedStuy Art Crawl, aimed at building community and showcasing local talent, including interactive work by local artists on stoops and sidewalks around the neighborhood.  (Saturday, Stoops Bedstuy, FREE)

11. Brush up on your nautical astronomy at Celestial Navigation: Science and History, and learn how the stars, moons, and planets have guided mariners across millennia. (Saturday, Brooklyn Navy Yard, $8)

12. Rock out for a day at Psychic Luau 3, hosted by King Pizza Records presents a night of bands, leis, cheap booze, and cool island vibes. (Saturday, East Williamsburg Econo Lodge, $8)

13. Get a variety of entertainment at Made of Bugs: A Show with Music, where absurdist comedian and performance artist Tim Platt hosts a night of jokes and stories, all performed to live musical accompaniment. (Saturday, The Footlight, $5)

14. Rock me like a Her-icane, an all-female stand up comedy show to benefit hurricane relief for Puerto Rico, hosted by Kate Villa and Jenny Gorelick, plus five more funny femmes. (Saturday, Mad Tropical, $10 donation)

15. Party on up to Soul in the Horn Dance Party, bringing together horn-infused music by world renowned DJs and legendary musicians, creating a sonic experience from the 1960s through the 1980s. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $15-25)

16. Go on a shopping spree at the Greenpointers Indie Makers Market, featuring a curated pick of local makers like custom handcrafted guitars, ethereal essential oil blends, to tiny terrarium jewelry, and more. (Sunday, Biba Williamsburg, FREE)

17. Take a walk for the final Toxic Shock: What’s Going On in the Gowanus Canal, a walking tour discussing just how polluted the canal is and what’s being done to clean it. (Sunday, Parklife, FREE-$20)

18. Why don’t you Go Folk Yourself, an all day folky punky fest with bands in the back yard playing the finest, riot-est, folk and acoustic punk. (Sunday, Project Parlor, $10 suggested)

19. Draw a hanging model at Déviante Drawing Salon: The Floating World, in an homage to the world of Ukiyo-e art, they present an aesthetically arranged model suspended by ropes and knots, along with a musical performance. (Sunday, The Chanda Lair, $20)

20. Get amphibious at Frog Boyz celebrating 2 years of animation with brand new cartoons and live comedy from their funny friendz Jo Firestone, Emmy Blotnick, and more. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8-10)

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