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Top 10: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this week, off the wall edition

Atomic Funk Machine is ready to rock with you, all night (#5)
Atomic Funk Machine wants to rock with you, all night (#7)

1. Here’s a totally radical way to start your week: splendid drinks-and-dessert shop Butter & Scotch is launching their new spring cocktails — including Strong Lips and Danger Zone — with an 80s party. (Monday, Butter & Scotch, FREE)

2. Discover some up-and-coming dramatic talent at Lady Plays, a series of “unstaged readings” of plays that have been written and directed by women. The performances will be recorded live for the Lady Plays podcast. (Monday, Irondale Center, FREE)

3. It’s already the third installment of the Manhattanville Reading Series — kid sister of the stellar Franklin Park Reading Series — which tonight features readings from Alexandra Kleeman, Deirdre Coyle, Aurvi Sharma, and Morgan Beatty. (Tuesday, Manhattanville Coffee, FREE)

4. Have a dramatic evening at the 2nd annual Gowanus Filmmakers Festival, where you’ll see a half-dozen films, from comedy to animation to sonnets, by filmmakers Hanisha Harjani, Ginny Leise and Soojeong Son, Carlos Ibarra, and more. (Tuesday, Halyard’s, FREE)

5. The narrative phenomenon The Moth Storyslam is moving south to Red Hook for tonight’s show, which will feature 10 randomly selected storytellers regaling the audience with five-minute tales on the theme “un-silenced.” (Wednesday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

6. If you’re looking to play a damn fine game of bingo, Videology has you covered with the weekly Twin Peaks Bingo: get a bingo card with every drink purchase, eat cotton candy and cherry snow cones while watching one of the best shows ever, and see if you can win a cherry pie. (Wednesday, Vidology, FREE)

7. Don’t stop ’til you get enough of 11-piece band Atomic Funk Project performing Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall in its entirety, followed by plenty more funk tunes. (Thursday, Brooklyn Bowl, $10)

8. Sick of politics? See a debate about something that really matters at Kevin Geeks Out About Batman & Superman, where special guests including Chris Cummins, Lindsay Ellis, and Bill Scurry will try to determine which hero is the best, using comics, TV clips, and film footage. (Thursday, Nitehawk Cinema, $15)

9. Kick off the weekend with some boozin’ at Covenhoven’s second birthday bash, with rare and exclusive kegs, special local NYC drafts, a collaborative house beer, and a lego building contest. (Friday, Covenhoven, FREE)

10. Or check out some heavy-hitting art at FOH! An Exhibit Against Gentrification, featuring “artivism” including light sculptures, poetry, music, photography, and documentaries. (Friday, Mayday Space, FREE)

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