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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, punk as f**k edition

Thrash around with The Casualties (#8)
Thrash around with The Casualties (#8)

1. If you’re looking for some relaxing Monday-night fun, Bed-Stuy Bingo is an excellent choice. Hosted by famed drag king Murray Hill with special guest burlesquer Maine Attraction, there will be prizes, drink specials, and a cash jackpot. (Monday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

2. We know this “spring” has been a little disappointing, weather-wise. But if you’ve been doing some seasonal cleaning nonetheless, get yourself over to Thrift On to trade your trash in for treasures. Expect fabulous finds, plus contests, games, and DJ Shakey spinning a perfect soundtrack to your rummaging. (Monday, The Keep, FREE)

3. If you’ve got even a casual interest in the sciences, get your learning on at the Pint of Science Festival, co-presented with Astronomy on Tap and Sexology on Tap. There are nine events at six venues over three days; tonight’s offerings include “Creativity in Science” in Industry City and “More than a Mouthful: A Guide to Aphrodisiacs” in Crown Heights (Tuesday, $5)

4. If your nerdery tends toward the musical, try Music Video Ping-Pong, hosted by the Teenage Guide to Popularity. This month’s edition features Radiohead, and should satisfy even their most obsessive fans—the evening promises to show “just about every Radiohead video that exists.” (Tuesday, Heavy Woods, FREE)

5. Free screening series BRIC FLIX has partnered with Bushwick Film Festival to present LGBTQ Spotlight, a showcase of queer short films produced by emerging NY filmmakers, accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by educator and LGBTQ advocate Tiq Milan. (Wednesday, BRIC, FREE)

6. For a literary evening, there’s Am I Write, Ladies?, a recurring writing and performance series of new and developing multidisciplinary work by women and nonbinary artists. There will be 14 writers, musicians, and visual artists presenting, from witchy music to haiku duels to femme ritual performance. (Wednesday, Pete’s Candy Store, $5–$10 suggested)

7. Another entrant into Brooklyn’s live-interview genre is the aptly named Talk Show, dedicated to exploring “professions whose intricacies are often wondered at but rarely explored.” Tonight host David Levine will chat with an apartment stager, a flight attendant, and a sports uniform reporter. (Thursday, Cabinet, FREE)

8. Stick it to the man at the New York premiere of Los Punks: We Are All We Have, a documentary of predominantly Latino teen punks in South Central and East Los Angeles and the family they’ve made. The Casualties open the show, which will also feature DIY workshops to stud, patch, bleach, and dye whatever you want. (Thursday, House of Vans, FREE)

9. Alt-comedy lovers, rejoice: The Experiment Comedy Gallery, which was forced to close last month, is back! Tonight they’re reviving Family Dinner, a comedy and storytelling show featuring Michele Carlo, Tracey Miller Segarra, Steve Whyte, Andrew Collin, and a whole lot of pasta. (Friday, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, $5)

10. For a slightly more contentious but still funny evening, get to Arguments & Grievances, where comedians debate outlandish topics and the audience chooses the winner. See Ben Kronberg square off against Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla try to beat Saurin Choksi, and plenty more. (Friday, Union Hall, $8)

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