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The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, African food edition

Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#4)
Rock out with Sharkmuffin (#3)

1. Buy yourself something nice at the Bushwick Night Market, with local vendors, live performances, DJs, and more. (Friday, Silent Barn, FREE)

2. See some musical art at Vinyl Vandals: Brasilian Edition, showcasing old record albums “remixed” into new art, with a half-dozen DJs sountracking the afterparty. (Friday, C’mon Everybody, $5)

3. Wish Pancakes & Whiskey a rollicking good birthday at their bash with The Skins, Sharkmuffin, and The Teen Age. (Friday, Rough Trade, $10)

4. Raise money and awareness at Love Conquers All, a fundraiser for NYC Black Lives Matter featuring Jean Grae, Heems, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Fresh Daily, and many more. (Friday, Friends & Lovers, $25)

5. Get sultry at Red Light Special, a night of burlesque starring Yaminah Legohn, Mr. Glamorous, Sen Sennon, and more. (Friday, Black Bear Bar, $10)


BoaMistura spreading love — the Brooklyn way (#8)
BoaMistura spreading love — the Brooklyn way (#9)

6. Stuff your face at the first ever NYC African Food Festival, a smorgasbord of vendors, samples, demos, chefs, and cookbooks from all corners of the continent. (Saturday & Sunday, Brooklyn Navy Yard, $20)

7. Be girly at the Lady Art NYC BBQ Extravaganza, a day of visual art, performances, tarot readings, and bands with women/queer members. (Saturday, Catland, $5)

8. Feel some warm feelings at the opening of “Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way,” a show by Spanish art collective Boa Mistura that includes photos and a documentary of a series of murals the group made in South Slope. (Saturday, Open Source Gallery, FREE)

9. Hear some romantic horror stories at Party of Two, a comedy storytelling show about dating in NYC. (Saturday, The Experiment Comedy Gallery, $5)

10. Laugh healthfully at Juiced: Cold Pressed Comedy, which takes place in a garden-to-cup juicery that sources organic ingredients from Brooklyn community gardens and farms. (Saturday, House of Juice, $20/includes a juice)

11. Fête everyone’s favorite tata-themed bar at Boobie Trap’s second Bday, with music, drink specials, and treats. (Saturday, Boobie Trap, FREE)

12. Mix it up at Switch n’ Play: Moxie, a drag and burlesque extravaganza with Qualms Galore, Daddy Longlegs, Hoodoo Hussy, Celia Foxglove, and many more. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7–$15 sliding scale)

13. Dance it out at Confetti: The Summer Edition, a dance party where DJs Average Jo, Horrorchata, Tygapaw, and Ayes Cold will keep you moving. (Saturday, Bell House, $7)


Kick it on a stoop with musician Noni Rene (#15)
Kick it on a stoop with musician Noni Rene (#15)

14. Meet the people in your ‘hood at STooPS Bed-Stuy, a day of outdoor performances including choreographer Rakia Seaborn, black radical Librarian Ola Akinmowo, and musician Noni Rene. (Sunday, Garden of Hope, FREE)

15. Come out to play-ay-ay at Warriors Day, with a lecture and trivia about the movie, Coney Island Brewery beer samples, Baseball Furies facepainting, and of course a screening of the film. (Sunday, Dromedary Bar, FREE)

16. Celebrate gals at the Brooklyn Women in the Arts Launch, a full day of music, comedy, and art made by female-identifying folks. (Sunday, Sunnyvale, $10)

17. Bring your furry friends to Bark in the Park, an afternoon of baseball, doggie photo-ops, a mini pet adoption fair by Sean Casey Animal Rescue, and more. (Sunday, MCU Park, $10)

18. Get tropical at the Mission Dolores Hawaiian Luau, with a whole-pig roast, beers from Maui Brewing, and tiki drinks. (Sunday, Mission Dolores, $22)

19. Immerse yourself in culture at Pioneer Works Second Sunday, this month with music from Greek Judas and Smokey Hormel’s Secret Family, Fall ’16 resident open studios, art interventions, radio programs, and much more. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

20. Do some major laughing at Powerhouse, with comedy and variety from Jena Friedman, Phil Hanley, Jon Rudnitsky, Mike Recine, Sean Donnelly, and Ben Kronberg. (Sunday, Union Hall, $8) [event canceled by organizer]

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