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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, Labor Day edition

1. See over 150 live performers at the Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival, an annual diverse and synergistic, indoor and outdoor festival featuring some of the best independent talent from New York and beyond. (Fri-Mon, various venues)

2. Protect ya neck at LGBTQ+ Self-Defense Seminar where everything that is learned is rooted in natural reaction based off the human body’s natural response to a threat and being placed under threat. (Friday, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, FREE)

3. Hear the untold history at The Retellings: The Beatles, starting in 1964 when Beatlemania spread through America like ebola, be guided through the birth of the fab four with a cast of improvisers to sweat the small details. (Friday, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, $10)

4. Get trashed at The Trash Can Twins Present: Dumpster Dive starring Lil’ Miss Lixx and Pinkie Special, plus many other burlesque and tantalizing performers. (Friday, Coney Island USA, $15)

5. Listen to an international music network at Eurocrash Party, a musical erratic queer project from Europe with color, disco bangers, and lots of sweat. Go dance and be yourself. (Friday, Secret Project Robot, $10)


Go out at 3 for the start of J’Ouvert (#20). Photo via Facebook.

6. Get some new-to-you threds at Flamingo’s Vintage Pound Opening, their largest of three new vintage stores with more than 25,000 pieces of clothing and footwear, plus a back yard with $1 sale items and a free tote with purchases over $20. (Saturday, Flamingo’s Vintage Pound, FREE)

7. Sing, connect, express, and heal at Voice Cult and sing yourself into a fully-embodied, joyful manifestation of your vocal, emotional, and spiritual potential, because singing together can be closer than touching. (Saturday, House of Yes, FREE)

8. Come post up at Composting 101 and learn the basics of how to turn your food scraps into compost for your garden with our neighbor and Master Composter Joanne. (Saturday, The Wyckoff House Museum, FREE)

9. Experience Brooklyn’s best at I Am Brooklyn Art Festival, which will highlight 30 painters, 4 fashion designers, several vendors, and 7 handpicked musical acts for a day of Brooklyn artists all under one roof. (Saturday, Roulette Intermedium, $25)

10. Enjoy fun in the sun at Fundraiser Celebration with Maria Chavez where the barge will come alive with special DJ sets, art installations and live performances curated by sound artist Maria Chavez. (Saturday, Swale, $10 suggested)

11. Cowabunga dude, it’s a TMNT Inspired Pizza Party where all geeks can come together to discuss all things nerdy, with pizza, music, and episodes of TMNT in the background. (Saturday, Solar Yoga Ashram, $5)

12. Stay longer than the first three songs at From The Pit: Photo Exhibit where photographer Victoria Ford, aka Sneakshot, offers a glimpse of what photo life is like for the DC native’s view from in and beyond mosh-pits of live performances. (Saturday, The Bishop, donation based)

13. Figure out what that thing is at Modern Whitney: An Artistic Comedy Show, where a panel of comedians see a famous or odd piece of modern art from the MOMA and give their first impression on what they think it stands for and means. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

14. Lay down a beat at Hip Hop Karaoke and bust out your favorite songs and impress people with your quick-moving tongue, and mention “bowling special” at the shoe desk to receive half off your lane during karaoke. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bowl, FREE)

15. Cross the pond for Beetlebum, an immersive Britpop night celebrating “cool Britannia” spinning your favourite bangers until last call, with DJ Ceremony and UK themed music films on in the background. (Saturday, Saint Vitus, FREE)


Feel swell at Swale (#). Photo via Facebook.

16. Get the right angles at at Photographers Shoot Photographers, because photographers barely have any professional shots of themselves, meet up with other pros and take each other’s bio and social media photos.  (Sunday, Main Street Park, FREE)

17. Achieve your showbiz dreams at Hollywood Handbook Live, an insider’s guide and backstage pass into Tinseltown politics, answering questions from listeners and bringing in famous guests to discuss their craft and how they became what they are (famous). (Sunday, The Bell House, $20)

18. Pay your respects at Respect: An Aretha Franklin Tribute Party and celebrate the musical legacy of The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin, with DJ Manchildblack on the decks. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $5-8)

19. Paint the night at Glow Up Body Paint Party and experience DJs spinning house, EDM, afrobeat and trap music all night, featuring some of the city’s most talented body paint artists and beautiful models. (Sunday, Rockwall Studios, $7)

20. Starting around 3am, J’Ouvert, meaning day break or morning, signals the start of Carnival, and steel band music is the dominating sound as revelers take to the street in the early hours before the daytime West Indian Day Parade. (Sunday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

4 Weeks Only! Sept 1 – 22

Dementia has transformed Joy’s glamorous, quick-witted mother, George, into a woman she doesn’t recognize…and who cannot recognize her. With the pressures of her career, caregiving, a budding romance, and impending loss, can Joy keep everything from unraveling?

$29 tickets using code: TRGD2UR29 

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