Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, giving thanks edition

We're thankful for Jean Grae's amazing fashion sense (#3)
We’re thankful for Jean Grae’s amazing fashion sense (#3) (pic by Ochos Photography)

1. It’s Thanksgiving week, so start it off right by stuffing yourself at Sycamore Bar’s Friendsgiving, which promises turducken meatballs, mulled wine, and pie. Nommmm. (Monday, FREE)

2. Or if you prefer to start it off laughing, head to the Brooklyn Brewery, which has joined forces with Above Average to present an excellent comedy showcase, featuring Aparna Nancherla, Aaron Jackson, Jo Firestone, and Jon Rudnitsky. (Monday, FREE)

3. Possibly this is a week you want to reject the holidays altogether? If so, the Show Show’s Nothanksgiving Birthday Bash will be just what you’re looking for—a live talk show at Union Hall with music, news, and comedy from Jean Grae, Wyatt Cenac, and Maeve Higgins. (Tuesday, $10)

4. Or possibly you want to reject other things, like traditional gender roles—if so, head to Bizarre for BEEF: A Night of Manful Performance, with drag kings including Goldie Peacock, Reggi Regina, and Fox Squire. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Get ready for all tomorrow’s eating with a great big queer hip-hop dance party + clothing and canned food drive at C’mon Everybody, hosted by Hot Rabbit and featuring performances, dancers, hosts, and DJ-ing by D’hana Perry, BattyJack, Yulan Grant, and SHYBØI. (Wednesday, $8)

6. Or slow it down a little at Get Summered’s Black Wedding, where you can dance to classic R&B, slow jams, new jack swing, black disco, and 80’s hip hop. (Wednesday, FREE)

7. Whether your family is in town, you’re part of a friendsgiving posse, or you’re eschewing the group mentality, today’s a day for eating. Here’s our guide to 30 Brooklyn restaurants serving Turkey Day meals—go get stuffed! (Thursday, varies)

8. The best thing to do after stuffing yourself silly is to waddle over to one of the few places open Thanksgiving night: movie theaters. BAM has its Turkeys for Thanksgiving series, Nitehawk has some intense offerings, and Videology is playing The Shining all evening. (Thursday, varies)

9. Shake off the family-ness with some jokes and performances at the Experiment Comedy Gallery: Vernon Payne’s Dope Ass Variety Show will have comedy, music, and more. (Friday, $10)

10. Or do some good while listening to some dulcet tones at Aviv’s all-acoustic evening—with Leslie Hong, Katie Capri, Calamity Sam, and more—to benefit Food Bank NYC. (Friday, $8)

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