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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, hilarious hussies edition

The Schlep Sisters bring new meaning to the phrase "good-time gals" (#10)
The Schlep Sisters bring new meaning to the phrase “good-time gals” (#10)

1. This week marks 100 years of the National Park Service. Today’s Centennial Celebration includes an ice cream social, music from Ramblin’ Dan and Atlas Genius, a talk and interactive puzzling with Bill Nye the Science Guy, and a DJ set by Questlove. (Monday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

2. For a much boozier anniversary celebration, head to the Dorothy Parker Birthday, which includes a distillery tour and gin-making lesson, martini specials, and readings from Parker’s works. (Monday, The Shanty, FREE)

3. The Brooklyn Comedy Fest is in town, and tonight is a BCF special edition of the BackFat Variety Show, starring Hari Kondabolu, Jo Firestone, Junior Assassin, Kerry Coddett, Liz Magee, and Dan Wilbur. (Tuesday, 61 Local, FREE)

4. The newest entrant into Brooklyn’s booming drag scene is GRIT, a mashup of drag with punk. Tonight’s bill includes drag from Vigor Mortis, Nyx Nocturne, and Lee Valone, plus punk from There Are Four Lights, Little Waist, and TinVulva. (Tuesday, Silent Barn, $10)

5. Aerial and circus space The Muse needs to raise a pile of money fast—and the creative circus community is here to help. To do your part, head to the Save the Muse All-Star Circus Revue to see three acts of incredible performers and get some bucks into the Muse’s coffers at the same time. (Wednesday, House of Yes, $15)

6. If something mystical is missing in your life but you’re not sure what, maybe Tarot Techno is the answer. Experts will be reading from Tarot and Destiny cards all night, with the prices set by the roll of a die. After learning what the stars have in store for you, dance to beats by DJ Pastiche and Back to Black. (Wednesday, Lot 45, FREE)

7. MoCADA’s Soul of Bk Festival, a celebration of Brooklyn’s African Diasporan culture, has been on all week, and tonight it’s going out in style. The #Afrodiesel Closing Party is a night of Afrobeat and Brooklyn Hip-Hop, presented in partnership with Okayafrica and Stoop55. (Thursday, Lovers Rock, FREE)

8. Death By Audio is gone but certainly not forgotten, with a recent documentary and now a new photo book. Tonight, in honor of the book, is We’ve Come So Far, a panel discussion on the last days of DBA with Oliver Ackerman, Matt Conboy, Edwina Hay, Ebru Yildiz, and more. (Thursday, Rough Trade, FREE)

9. Title:Point has been presenting their monthly smorgasbord of delights for two whole years. The 2nd-Anniversary SalON! features bagpipe from Moe Yousuf, photography by Walter Wlodarczyk, performance by Boom Bat Gesture, opera by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle, and much more. (Friday, Basement Bar, $10)

10. Burlesque is delightful, but it’s even better when combined with humor. The inimitable Schlep Sisters rounded up a half-dozen more funny/sexy dancers for The Hilarious Hussy Show, including Minnie Tonka, Dirty Martini, Üla Überbusen, and Tiger Bay. (Friday, Coney Island, $15)

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