Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, French rock edition

Dansez-vous au Les Sans Culottes (#)
Dansez-vous au Les Sans Culottes! (#8) (pic by Ace Darter)

1. Support emerging artists and get something lovely to hang on your wall at Free the Art, where anyone can wander in and choose a piece of art—for free!—to call their very own. (Monday, Living Gallery, FREE)

2. Get a variety of entertainments at The Simple Show, with comedy from Karolena Greenidge and Gary Richardson, a talk on the physical manifestation of the internet by James Folta, and fun from cohosts Kady Ruth Ashcraft and Jenny Nelson. (Monday, Bushwick Public House, FREE)

3. Go back in time with the final installment of House of Yes’s immersive David Bowie film retrospective series, this time screening Basquiat, in which Bowie plays Andy Warhol, followed by an ’80s/New Wave dance party. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10)

4. Find out a bit about literary narcissism at the launch of the collection Why We Write About Ourselves, including a panel discussion with three of the book’s contributors: lit luminaries Meghan Daum, A.M. Homes, and Darin Strauss. (Tuesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE)

5. Expect a pretty bonkers evening at FireGeth, where two of Brooklyn’s busiest and most crazily creative alt comics, Jo Frestone and Chris Gethard, team up for something that will surely be unforgettabl(y weird). (Wednesday, Bell House, $8)

6. Groove the evening away at Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Africa/India Night, a triple bill that includes Awa Sangho, the “golden voice of Mali”; electro-acoustic kora/tabla duo Orakel; and a new band for a new genre, with Kevin Nathaniel on mbira and Eric Fraser on bansuri. (Wednesday, Pioneer Works, $10)

7. Enjoy some revisionist history at Take Two Storytelling, where orators Mel Dockery, Tim Manley, Master Lee, Mary Theresa Archbold, and Karalyn Shimmyo tell the same tale twice: once the way it actually happened, and once the way it should have. (Thursday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

8. Celebrate five glorious years of Freddy’s post–Atlantic Yards location with French rock from Les Sans Culottes, performances and readings courtesy of Whiskey & Coke, and an electro-funk dance party into the wee hours. (Thursday, Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

9. Get swept away by Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday: Romance & the City, with drinks, accordion music by Matt Veligdan, vintage urban romance footage, and love letters on view in the archives. (Friday, BHS, FREE)

10. Fête some femmes at the Glitter & Grit book party, featuring readings, pictures, and performances from Heels on Wheels Roadshow, including Damien Luxe, Hana Malia, Heather María Ács, Kit Yan, Sassafras Lowry, and more. (Friday, Jack, FREE)

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