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

Let's do this, 2016
Let’s do this, 2016 (pic by Michael Galpert/Flickr)

1. Prove your rap mastery by belting out some rhymes at Brooklyn Bowl, where Josh Diggity hosts Hip-Hop Karaoke, which has been going strong since 2004. (Monday, FREE)

2. Get sultry at C’mon Everybody’s monthly burlesque show, tonight featuring Boo Boo Darlin’, Bettina May, and the Maine Attraction. (Monday, FREE)

3. Check out a queer performance spectacle at Hot Fruit, with go-go dancing, burlesque, and boylesque from Sparklez, Rify Royalty, Crush Is Ash B., and Monet Magnolia. (Monday, FREE)

4. Hear some great (and likely hilarious) advice at the Firestone Success Academy, where Jeff Stark and Chelsea Wagner will teach the audience how to set boundaries, hosted by Jo Firestone and Chris Duffy. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Tap into the cultural zeitgeist at Over the Eight’s Memes & Cartoons: An Exegesis Into the Intersection of Visual Humor and Text, with King of Memes Justin Flannagan and caption contest judge Colin Stokes. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Get smarter while listening to tales at How I Learned Gravity Always Wins, with storyteller / comedians Aparna Nancherla, Sean H. Doyle, Sadie Stein, and Colin Dempsey. (Wednesday, $6)

6. Whether you’d like to spend your New Year’s dressed up or dressed down, listening to comedy or singing karaoke, watching aerialists or acting out secret spy fantasies, we’ve got you covered: check out our roundup of more than 50 New Years Eve parties for you to choose from! (Thursday)

7. Start 2016 on a frigid note with the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge—although the way things have been going this winter, it might actually be a nice warm day. (Friday, FREE)

8. Get moving at Brooklyn Bowl’s New Year’s Day Brunch Family Bowl. (Friday, FREE)

9. Or get weird with another Annoyance Theater pop-cultural mashup: The Devil Wears Prada: The Musical featuring the music of Wicked. (Friday, $5)

10. Start the year off dancing at Freddy’s Bar with I Know You Got Soul, featuring Jae Trevor and Ben the Beyonder spinning funk and soul late into the night. (Friday, FREE)

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