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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, Israeli dance edition

Dance it out with
Dance it out with c.a.t.a.m.o.n. (#9)

1. Prepare your quips, ready your groans, and join Brokelyn at the Punderdome Home Game Preview Party, a night of wordplay, drinks, and punny fun with Punderdome co-creator Jo Firestone, a panel of punxperts, drink specials, and a chance to play the puntastic game weeks before it goes on sale. (Tuesday, Halyards, FREE)

2. Even though the holiday is technically over, stretch it one more day at Griff & Joe’s Memorial Day Memorial Service Spectacular, a talk & variety show with music from Lily McQueen, moves from Cocoon Central Dance Team, comedy from Kendall Farrell, and more. (Tuesday, Union Hall, $8)

3. Get hep to the jive at a dirty ’70s Blaxploitation double-feature: Lola Rocknrolla’s Nefertitty and Nefertitty in Space screened back to back, with interstitial performances by burlesquer Maine Attraction. Dress up killer-diller to get in for less. (Tuesday, C’mon Everybody, $10 in costume; $15 otherwise)

4. Laugh it out at Brooklyn Stand Up!, a free monthly comedy show hosted by Comedy Central’s Kerry Coddett. This month’s jokesters include Kevin Barnett, Selena Coppock, Rob Haze, Nathan Macintosh, and Rae Sanni. (Wednesday, Paper Box, FREE)

5. Haiti Cultural Exchange’s two-month-long Selebrayson is only halfway through, with plenty more terrific events coming up. Tonight catch a sneak peek of Guetty Felin’s Ayiti Mon Amour, a magic neorealist tale about the sea, memories, and healing. (Wednesday, BAM Rose Cinema, $14)

6. Get your art on at the Dumbo First Thursday Gallery Walk, with more than a dozen art spaces throughout the neighborhood open late, including Rabbithole Studios, A.I.R. Gallery, Creativebloch, and many more, as well as the opening of NYC Oyster Project at 99 Plymouth. (Thursday, Dumbo, FREE)

7. Show some pride at Q Train, the only queer party in Ditmas Park, with bingo hosted by Whimsy Twinzeltoes, performances by Catrina LoveLace and Handsom Petr, and music all night from DJ Gogo Gadget. (Thursday, Sycamore, FREE)

8. Celebrate your short attention span at TL;DR, a new series where artists and writers team up to present collaborative works. There’s a bunch of Brokesters in the inaugural lineup, including Sam CorbinDave Colon, and Madelyn Owens. (Thursday, Art Café + Bar, FREE)

9. Travel to Israel with Jerusalem-based dance collective c.a.t.a.m.o.n., presenting Urfa, a site-specific performance that examines different aspects of Arabic culture in the Israeli public sphere, with a soundtrack featuring singers from all over the Arab world. (Friday, Center for Performance Research, $12)

10. Glam it up at Color Me Bushwick, a three-day festival merging fashion and music into one big party, with interactive art, a hairstyling booth, and a different band every hour on the hour, from Haybaby to Shinobi Ninja to Sharkmuffin. (Friday, Color Me Bushwick FREE)

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