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

Get down at Soul on the Horn at SummerStage (#5)

1. Nothing says Brooklyn summer more than eating Nathan’s on the Coney Island boardwalk. If you’ve ever wondered how the iconic hot-doggery came to be, head to Brooklyn Historical Society for a documentary screening and book signing by the grandson of Nathan himself. (Monday, BHS, FREE)

2. The always-hilarious Night Train with Wyatt Cenac has a particularly killer lineup tonight — including Sasheer Zamata, Hari Kondabolu, and Maeve Higgins — to celebrate the launch of their first season on Seeso. The evening’s proceeds will benefit Why Hunger. (Monday, Littlefield, $12)

3. Did your heart love til now? Bring it to the House of Yes for the latest Little Cinema immersive film screening: Romeo & Juliet, co-presented with the Love Show dancers and Modern Gypsies, with video-mixing by CHNNLS. (Tuesday, House of Yes, $10)

4. Cheer for emerging writers at the latest installation of the Manhattanville Reading Series, tonight with 2015 National Book Award finalist Angela Flournoy and three up-and-coming stars: Nick Mancusi, Lena Valencia, and Anika Lani. (Tuesday, Manhattanville Coffee, FREE)

5. Bring your dancing shoes to SummerStage’s Soul on the Horn, an evening of jazz, neo-soul, and brass-based hip-hop with Theo Croker, Maurice Mobetta Brown, Marcus Machado, Kendra Foster, and DJ Natasha Diggs. (Wednesday, Herbert Von King Park, FREE)

6. Take a deep dive into the history of Dumbo at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s Wednesday Waterfront Tour, which will cover the neighborhood’s industrial 19th-century roots up through its overhaul starting in the 1970s. (Wednesday, Empire Fulton Ferry, $10)

***Bonus event! Join Brokelyn and Think Olio for Dinner and a Movie, where top professors analyze a classic film, with drink specials. Tonight is Barton Fink. (Wednesday, Berg’n, $20)

7. See some artsy cinema at the screening of A Train Ride Can Be a Tracking Shot, including a live performance by Mark Street with literal smoke and mirrors. (Thursday, Court Tree Collective, FREE)

8. Laugh romantically at Kristen Buckels and Lacey Jeka’s Summer Fling, with special crushes guests Colin Quinn, Jo Firestone, Will Miles, and Julio Torres. (Thursday, Union Hall, $10)

9. Fête our neighbors to the north at the second annual Canada D’eh, taking place on the nation’s 149th birthday. There will be music from Canadian bands Whitehorse, Wintersleep, and Kasador, plus a vast assortment of Canadian booze, from beer to whiskey to ice cider and wine. (Friday, The Well, FREE)

10. Shake it out at Young Adult Friction, an indie/alt dance night “for wallflowers and partiers to get nuts in the same space,” with DJs Andrea D, Doug Dealer, and Kaina. (Friday, Over the Eight, FREE)

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