Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, honking good time edition

Honk if you're horny for Spanglish
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1. Help the creator of the monthly Side Ponytail comedy show mourn the loss of her youth with the last show of her 20s, featuring laughs from Mike Lebovitz, Emily Winter, Lauren Vino, and more. (Monday, FREE)

2. Flaunt your encyclopedic knowledge of tunes at Passenger Bar, where the Teenage Guide to Popularity is hosting music trivia night, with curated music videos throughout the evening. (Monday, FREE)

3. Here’s your chance to learn more than you ever wanted to know about the canal we all love to hate: Joseph Alexiou will give a talk on his brand new book, Gowanus: Brooklyn’s Curious Canal, at the Brooklyn Historical Society. (Tuesday, $10)

4. The always delightful Society for the Advancement of Social Studies presents another evening of lectures, this month on—of course—Halloween and its associated scares. There will be chilling talks on memento mori and mourning jewelry, the history of vampires, and the truth about zombies. (Tuesday, FREE)

5. HONK NYC!, a weeklong street-band extravaganza, is upon us. Tonight Littlefield hosts the 3rd Annual HONK NYC Dance Party, featuring Les Vilains Chicot from Paris, New Creations Brass Band from New Orleans, the Brooklyn United Marching Band Drumline, and more. (Wednesday, $10)

6. Tonight UnionDocs will be screening 1963’s The Bus—a pioneering documentary about activists on the way to hear Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech—which has not been publicly screened in 30 years, followed by a teaser of Whose Streets, a doc about today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement. (Wednesday, $9)

7. If you’re itching to know about what’s next in tech, head to getgeeked, which will fill Brooklyn Expo Center with a plethora of new gadgets and gear, plus conferences, discounts, and plenty of free swag. (Thursday, FREE)

8. You might not mind the delays at Pacific Standard’s Stuck Between Stations comedy show, featuring Hari Kondabolu, Aparna Nancherla, Tyler Richardson, Carolyn Busa, and more. (Thursday, FREE)

9. Pioneering Bushwick art gallery Norte Maar brings their late-night art hop down south for Beat Nite Gowanus, with 10 galleries and alternative spaces open until 10pm and filled with art for your perusing pleasure. (Friday, FREE)

10. Get knocked down and then get up again at Union Hall’s 90s One-Hit-Wonders Singalong, with chart-toppers from groups like Chumbawumba, Marcy Playground, Right Said Fred, and many more. (Friday, $10)

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