The 10 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, boombox edition

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Jasmine Solano is gonna soundtrack a dance party in a museum (#8)

1. Celebrate an incredible two decades of an NYC institution at 20 Years of Rooftop Short Films, a showcase that includes “Under the Roller-Coaster,” “Warriors: The Bike Race,” and the US premier of the YouTube sensation “Las Palmas.” (Monday, Coney Island, FREE)

2. Listen to some fantastic authors at the Franklin Park Reading Series, this month with Roxane in a rare NYC appearance, fiction writers Garth Greenwell and Jensen, award-winning poet Dorothea Lasky, and filmmaker and nonfiction author Alex Mar. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

3. Cheer on your favorite at the Society for the Advancement of Social Studies’ Badass Novelist Battle, pitting Gustave Flaubert, James Joyce, and Louisa May Alcott against one another for the title “Most Badass.” (Tuesday, The Bedford, FREE)

4. Put together your best bad jokes for Punderdome 3000, the city’s best and most groan-worthy monthly punning competition. (Tuesday, Littlefield, $8)

5. Reflect on the history and future of one of Brooklyn’s changing neighborhoods at Crown Heights Encounters: Listening Back, Moving Forward, which includes a performance, oral history presentation, and a panel discussion. (Wednesday, Brooklyn Historical Society, FREE)

6. Get your boozy sketch on at Coloring Club Drink & Draw, with unlimited hand-drawn coloring pages by local Brooklyn artists and a discount on specialty cocktails for colorers. (Wednesday, New York Distilling Company, $5)

7. Grab your dancing shoes and head to Live at the Archway: Harlem Swing Dance Society, with swing lessons and music by the JNote Quintet to keep you lindy-hopping into the night. (Thursday, Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, FREE)

8. Dance in a museum at the final DJ takeover of Tom Sachs’s “Boombox Retrospective,” with Joe Hova, Busquelo, Jasmine Solano, and Zach Witness spinning a mix of hip-hop, global, folkloric, and futuristic soul. (Thursday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

9. Laugh at current events during Comedy Outliers: Pop Americano, where Tim Dillon, Mike Cannon, Subhah Agarwal, Maeve Higgins, and hosts Brandon Collins and Mike Brown bring out pop culture humor, incorporating news clips, sound bites, and funny anecdotes. (Friday, Union Hall, $8)

10. Take an exotic vacation to One Night in Bangkok, a dance party extravaganza with “ladyboy” shows, a Full Moon Party Room, Thai massage, a fish spa, a tropical island Koh Phi Phi garden, and many more treats. (Friday, House of Yes, FREE before 11 w/ RSVP here)

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