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The 20 best cheap things to do this weekend, March on edition

1. Make connections at Networking and Small Talk: Find Your Voice where you’ll perfect your personal and professional pitch and become more knowledgeable about and comfortable in networking situations. (Friday, Brooklyn Brainery, $40)

2. Line up for What’s My Line? where you can get up close and personal with never before seen line drawings from artist Daniel Genova while sipping a frosty bev. (Fri-Sun, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, FREE)

3. See some bitchin’ comedy at Bitches Brew, with a lineup to make you laugh, including Shane Torres, Carmen Lagala, Rob Cantrell, and more. (Friday, Halyard’s Bar, FREE)

4.  Immortalize your giggle on audio at the I Seem Fun Podcast Taping, where Jen Kirkman talks off the top of her head about what’s going on in the world and her life that week. (Friday, The Bell House, $25)

5. Space out at The Brobot Johnson Experience, an Afrofuturistic play where a race of hip hop androids tell the story of the first of their kind through live looped vocals, rhymes, and beat-boxing. (Fri-Sat, The Bushwick Starr, $25)


Check out Daniel Genova’s line drawing’s all weekend (#2). Photo via Facebook.

6. Walk this way for a 2 hour Brooklyn Cultural District Walking Tour and learn about the history and the future of the neighborhood’s venues, plus live “pop-up operas” along the way. (Saturday, Rockwell Place Garden, FREE)

7. Learn skills that won’t fall flat at Basic Maintenance and Flat Fix that’ll cover introductory DIY fixes to become more self-sufficient with your bicycle. (Saturday, 718 Cyclery, FREE)

8. Bust out your bike for the Pop Up Pump Track Winter Jam with bike races and tracks for all ages and skill levels, no matter if you ride BMX or Cyclocross. (Saturday, Velosolutions Pumptrack Brooklyn, $10 to ride)

9. Enjoy the always varied and interesting programming at First Saturdays with all-women dance company MICHIYAYA, feminist book club the Well-Read Black Girl, Brown Girls Burlesque, and music by Leikeli47 and Sabine Blaizin. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

10. Get in the van for Wanna Ride In My Aunt’s Van, a mobile comedy showcase where comedians perform in the front passenger seat and the audience fills out the rest of the 15 passenger van as it drives around Bushwick (Saturday, email for pickup location, FREE)

11. Don’t get too close to the TV at Clip Show Carnage, where comedians will show their fave bad b-movie clips for your viewing pleasure. (Saturday, Vital Joint, $5)

12. Bring it all back to the ’90s Video Rewind Dance Party where your favorite music videos from the ’90s are screened complete with subtitles so you can sing along – but you already know all of the words anyway. (Saturday, Bar Uni, FREE)

13. Toga toga toga at The Destruction of Civilization (By Toga Party) where guests will live as the Romans did, and eventually partake in the fall of Rome and the destruction of a model city, plus an aqueduct shot luge, historical errors, and most importantly, togas. (Saturday, Flux Factory, FREE)

14. Let your fur, fangs and feathers fly at Beasts of the Northern Wild, where you’re encouraged to dress your beastly best while you enjoy live musical performances, dance to DJs, and peep some crazy visuals. (Saturday, Rubulad, $10-20)

15. Dance to the boy beat at He Said, She Said Presents: He Said showcasing rising male DJs, featuring David Lindh, Berny Burnz, and Derek Sampson. (Saturday, Tilt BK, FREE)


March the night away at Cumbe (#18). Photo via Facebook.

16. Help add women’s history and voices to Wikipedia at Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, a collaborative campaign to help improve the coverage of women in the arts on Wikipedia. (Sunday, Kickstarter, FREE)

17. Learn how to stay safe online at Cypurr Cryptoparty, where people of all technical skills can share and learn from each other about online privacy protection. (Sunday, Brooklyn Public Library, FREE)

18. March to your own drum at Drummer For A Day with Batala New York, where the “all-women percussion group will demonstrate an array of Afro-Brazilian music styles and teach about its global influence.” (Sunday, Cumbe, $18)

19. Have a moment of zen at Kava & Color where no art skills are required as you tranquilly color in a page from an adult coloring book, or play around with other art supplies. (Sunday, Brooklyn Kava, $10-20)

20. End your weekend with some friendly competition at Fawknerds Game Night where you can battle it out with board games over some sweet suds. (Sunday, Fawkner, FREE)

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