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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, Haitian Selebrayson edition

Celebrate Haitian culture with Anie Alerte (#)
Celebrate Haitian culture with Anie Alerte (#6)

1. Monday nights are tailor-made for comedy, and Side Ponytail is always a good choice. Tonight’s lineup includes Naomi Ekperigin, Kenny DeForest, Cathy Humes, Liz Barrett, and Kyle Kordsmeier (Monday, Over the Eight, FREE)

2. Of course, Monday nights are also tailor-made for boozing, especially if you throw in a sugar rush. Tonight the Well teams up with “original alcoholic cupcake company” Prohibition Bakery for a Beer & Cupcake Pairing, featuring spring-flavored pastries and New Belgium brews. (Monday, The Well, FREE)

3. Get to know some of the people in your neighborhood at the launch party for Joshua D. Fischer’s book Meet the Regulars, which profiles a cross-section of Brooklynites in the places they love, from comedians to hairdressers to Pat Kiernan. The evening features Fischer in conversation with writer and photographer Nicole Disser. (Tuesday, powerHouse Arena, FREE)

4. See some weird and wild stuff at The Fuck You Revue: So Sue Me, filled with performances that “could invite litigation” from the likes of Julie Atlas Muz, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Maggie McMuffin, The Maine Attraction, Faux Pas, Zoe Ziegfeld, and more. (Tuesday, Bizarre, $10)

5. Immerse yourself in island culture at the Haitian Flag Day Selebrayson, featuring music from Gashford Guillaume & Creole Fusion Ensemble, Anie Alerte, and Baz Twoubadou. (Wednesday, ShapeShifter Lab, FREE)

6. Booze it up at A Drinking Game NYC, a monthly live-reading of a classic movie that doubles as a drinking game for both the actors and the audience. Tonight they’ll be performing Ghostbusters — with the gender roles swapped, natch. (Wednesday, Littlefield, $8)

7. If you didn’t know, Crown Finish Caves ripens cheese in an 1850s lagering tunnel 30 feet below street level in Crown Heights. Tonight is their monthly Third Curdsday, when they bring out some of their creations for the foodie curious to sample. Nom! (Thursday, Hot Bird, FREE)

8. For a surprising and strange evening of theater, head to Touretteshero: Backstage in Biscuit Land, co-created by and starring Jess Thom, who is “neurologically incapable of staying on script.” The fact that her tics compel her to say “biscuit” 16,000 times per day may be one of the least unusual things about this show. (Thursday, BRIC, $15)

9. Say screw you to love at Let Me Break You Up, an anti-dating gameshow where host Carly Ann Filbin tests real couples to see if they’re actually meant to be together (they probably aren’t). (Friday, Pete’s Candy Store, $5)

10. Yet another marvelous sign that summer is almost here (right?!!?): the Rooftop Films season opener! This Is What We Mean by Short Films features a dozen shorts, covering everything from the life of a shipyard welder to the derring-do of the Russian Spiderman, plus pre-film tunes by the She-Devils and an afterparty to boot. (Friday, Bushwick Generator, $15)

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