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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, charmingly disastrous edition

Have a murderously good Monday with Charming Disaster (#1) (pic by Luis Ruiz)
Have a murderously good Monday with Charming Disaster (#1) (pic by Luis Ruiz)

1. Feeling dark after Valentine’s Day? Head to Charming Disaster’s Murder Ballad Monday, featuring ghoulish folk music from Jessi Robertson, Kenwyn Dapo, Marilyn Carino, Jascha Hoffman, Hilary Downes, and Liz Tormes. (Monday, Branded Saloon, FREE)

2. Spend a wild evening curated by the great Eric Schmalenberger: it’s the premiere of The JoAnne Holiday Show, plus performances by singer/songwriter Holly Miranda, alt-cabaret star Erin Markey, comedian Dave Hill, and more, not to mention Girls star Jemima Kirke interviewing “the 500-million-year-old enigma know as CLAYWOMAN.” (Monday, House of Yes, $10)

3. Giggle at Fashion Week with a sarcastic take: Brompton Bicycles Fashion & Film Showcase, with displays of British cycling gear films, refreshments, and music curated by Rough Trade. (Tuesday, Rough Trade, FREE)

4. Lampoon love and its letdowns at the FU** V Day Extravaganza, a night of laughs brought to you by Bushwick Bears and Boobs of Bushwick, with jokes from Aaron Berg, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Jason Burke, and many more. (Tuesday, Lot 45 Bushwick, FREE)

5. Go gal crazy at Yas Kweens: watch the season 3 premiere of Broad City along with “super special” guests, live acts, DJs, and giveaways curated by the ladies of PussyPower. (Wednesday, Kinfolk, FREE)

6. Cheer for diversity at Brown Privilege Comedy, hosted by Saurin Choksi and featuring Jaqueline Novak, Calise Hawkins, Jeffrey Joseph, Drew Michael, and Matteo Lane. (Wednesday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)

7. Celebrate the great Audre Lorde on her 82nd birthday with an evening of cultural performances and dancing, plus snacks and drinks, all courtesy of Griot Circle and the Audre Lorde Project. (Thursday, BRIC House, FREE)

8. Learn and talk about the “g” word at History Is a Weapon: Gentrification, a presentation and discussion about the past and present of NYC’s changing landscape—and what we can do about it. (Thursday, The Base, FREE)

9. Squeeze the last dregs out of Valentine’s with The Doting: Feeling Crushed, a night of comedy, music, dance, videos, and a zine full of anonymous tales of crushes gone horribly wrong. Proceeds go to New York Abortion Access Fund. (Friday, Wythe Hotel, $6)

10. Go back in time to the angstiest moment in music with Emo Night Brooklyn, a dance-and-scream-along party featuring only the best in emo and pop-punk, from Taking Back Sunday to Brand New. (Friday, Bell House, $8)

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