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

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Get the spirit! (#2) (pic by Flickr user Larry Lamb)

1. This year marks the 41st anniversary of Monty Python & the Holy Grail. Celebrate witches, African swallows, and the Nights who say “Ni!” at the Way Station with a film screening accompanied by Holy Grail Ale. (Monday, FREE)

2. Fill your heart with love during the Spirit Family Reunion’s monthlong residency at Threes Brewing. Catch them every Monday night with different guest performers; tonight they’ll be joined by Joanna Sternberg and Tarek Isham. (Monday, $10 suggested)

3. It’s a brand new year, which means one thing for sure: we’re all that much closer to dying. If that’s something you want to talk about, head to Morbid Anatomy Museum (obviously) for Death Café, a salon focused on “all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires,” hosted by funeral director Amy Cunningham. (Tuesday, FREE)

4. Maybe something a little more upbeat for your Tuesday? Head to Friends & Lovers to prove your rap mastery at Hip-Hop Trivia, hosted by Donwill from the trio Tanya Morgan. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. Lighten up and laugh with Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson’s 2 Dope Queens comedy show, with guest jokesters Roy Wood Jr. and Dave Hill, plus music by Jean Grae. (Wednesday, $10)

6. You obviously saw the new Twin Peaks trailer, right? Sate your craving for the new season at Videology by playing Twin Peaks Bingo. (Wednesday, FREE)

7. Slow Food USA has developed an Ark of Taste to preserve foods that are in danger of becoming “extinct.” Tonight, head to Flavors, Intact at the Museum of Food & Drink to sample some of the items aboard ark and learn more about the project. (Thursday, $20)

8. Hit the Bell House for Lane Moore’s Tinder Live, an interactive sendup of the wild world of online dating. Tonight she’ll be joined by Jon Glaser, Scott Adsit, and Stephanie March of Adult Swim’s Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. (Thursday, $15)

9. Show your love of body art at Grumpy Bert, with the opening reception of Boundless Brooklyn’s Tat It Up, featuring work from both tattoo and street artists curated by MURRZ and ZROPRO. (Friday, FREE)

10. Get literary at A.I.R. Gallery’s, where Gemstone Reading Series celebrates their two-year anniversary with poetry, song, and film from Jordan Weatherston Pitts, Jasmine Alvarez, Annie Rose, and more. (Friday, FREE)

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