Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, food art edition

The artistry of edibles, by Flickr user Raphaël Labbé

1. Snap your fingers and feel like a beatnik: tonight at Threes Brewing, the Out of Your Head Jazz Collective puts together groupings of musicians who have never rehearsed to make beautiful, improvised music together. (Monday, $10 suggested)

2. Or head to Over the Eight for Shit Bits, where comedians share their most unloved jokes, with bombs from Evan M. Williams, Lorelei Ramirez, Bill Stiteler, and more. (Monday, FREE)

3. Get deep with Columbia Professor Skye Cleary, who will give a talk on Existentialism and Romantic Love, using Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, and Nietzche to help you figure out how to get off of OKCupid. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Or get silly with everyone’s favorite groan-tastic spectacle, Punderdome 3000. (While you’re pun-training, help Atlas Obscura make a crowdsourced map of the world’s best/worst punny business names.) (Tuesday, $6)

5. Picture Farm’s Night of Noir series continues at the Wythe Hotel, this week featuring Ida Lupino’s The Hitch-Hiker, the first American film noir directed by a woman. (Wednesday, FREE)

6. If you always wanted to see cult comedy movies reenacted by amateur actors, check out A Drinking Game, presenting a costumed reading of Top Gun, accompanied by a list of buzzwords telling you—and the actors—when to drink. (Wednesday, $8)

7. Mix two of the very best things at Court Tree Collective’s Tastemakers: A Food Art Exhibit, showcasing work from a dozen artists who depict food in their pieces, plus tastings from an array of local chefs. (Thursday, FREE)

8. Shake it up at Q Train, Sycamore Bar’s monthly queer party, with Bingo called by Ariel Speedwagon, dancing with DJ Tom Hennes, and late-night performances by Charlene. (Thursday, FREE)

9. It’s Brooklyn Unicycle Day! Celebrate by joining the group ride from  Brooklyn Bridge to Coney Island, or just head to Coney to watch the One-Wheel Stage Show followed by fireworks. (Friday, FREE)

10. Our pals at the skint are helping to launch a new web series at Videology: “Standing Room Only,” about finding the best place to stand at an indie rock show, despite the triple threats of fangirls, security guards, and the band dad. (Friday, FREE)

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