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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, sexy talk show edition

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A kinder, gentler talk show with Nasty Canasta & Sapphire Jones (#8)

1. Get your week started with a boozy sugar high: The Well is doing a beer & cupcake pairing with Prohibition Bakery. Mouthwatering combos include Margarita (Gose beer + tequila lime cupcakes with fleur de sel), White Russian (coffee stout + vodka, Kahlua, and espresso cupcakes), and a bunch more. (Monday, The Well, FREE)

2. We’re always excited for each new edition of the Franklin Park Reading Series, and this one is no exception. Memoir night will feature five excellent writers of nonfiction personal narrative: Heidi Julavits, Mark Leyner, Rob Roberge, Syreeta McFadden, and Jillian Steinhauer. (Monday, Franklin Park, FREE)

3. If you’re all about Ethan and Joel, you’re going to want to stay close to East Williamsburg’s new “dinner & a movie” theater this week. Syndicated kicks off seven days of Coen programming tonight with Coen Brothers Trivia, and the rest of the week they’ll be screening everything from Raising Arizona through to Inside Llewyn Davis. (Tuesday, Syndicated, $10)

4. The next in the consistently innovative Little Cinema immersive screening series is Necktie Youth, a charged black-and-white film about privileged dissolute 20-somethings in Johannesburg, with a live score and performances throughout the film by South African/New York duo Tiger+Man. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $12)

5. Joseph Alexiou is a confirmed expert on the Gowanus Canal — he actually wrote the book on it. If you want to make yourself a little sick learning an awful lot about everyone’s favorite Superfund site, check out his Brainery class: The Past & Future of Brooklyn’s Curious Canal. (Wednesday, Gowanus Souvenir Shop, $15)

6. Or get a good laugh while eating free grub at Devour Hour, where you’ll be entertained by eight comics including Sam Evans, Dina Hashem, Musafumi Abe, and Chris Calogero while also chowing down on gratis pierogis. (Wednesday, Hank’s Saloon, FREE)

7. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Revolver here, there, and everywhere — well, okay, just at the Bell House, where more than a dozen musicians will play songs from the album, including Cole Quest and the City Pickers, Bad Faces, Aabaraki, Upstate Rubdown, and lots more. (Thursday, Bell House, $12)

8. See a much sexier version of the late-night talk show at Wasabassco’s 2 Desks, where Nasty Canasta and Sapphire Jones interview fascinating guests including Aria Vines, Lux LaCroix, and Mr. Gorgeous — and also there’s a good deal of clothes that come off. (Thursday, The Way Station, $15)

9. See a slew of street art at the preview opening of the Screaming Hand Artshow, where 40+ artists were invited to make work that pays tribute to Jim Phillips, Sr., and his iconic skateboard logo. The Preview also includes an open skate and DJs. (Friday, House of Vans, FREE)

10. The newest endeavor for the trio behind the Rinsed all-night dance parties is 3001: Odyssey Disco, a three-week popup club in Bushwick with six different events. The first one features music from DJ RuBot, Josh Appelbaum, Tad Haes, Dan Wender, and Blacky II, with an open bar from 11 to 12. (Friday, secret Bushwick location, $10)

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