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

Beau Creep brings the boylesque (#7)
Beau Creep brings the boylesque (#6)

1. Get the message at the blowout Northside party with Grandmaster Flash, plus Kweku Collins, Radamiz, and I.O.D. (Friday, McCarren Park, FREE)

2. Pine for home at Immigrants in Exile, a storytelling show with tales of nostalgia and longing from JoAnn DeLuna, Hamed Farmand, Simi Toledano, Sahba Sizdahkhani, and many more. (Friday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

3. See some splendid cinema at Rooftop Films’ Sundance Short Films, with opening music by Alice Cohen. (Friday, Metrotech Commons, FREE)

4. Don’t get wet at Salome on the Rocks, a modern retelling of Oscar Wilde’s famous play performed on a boat. (Friday through Sunday, Waterfront Museum, $10)

5. Get delirious at Paisley Planetarium, a musical and aerial tribute to Prince starring Tanya Marie Gagne, Jamielee Smith, Jason J Labriola, Emily Hursh, Wondercabinet Weshinskey, and many more. (Friday, Big Sky Works, $25)

6. See some skin at the Fifth annual Boylesque Festival Teaser Party, with performances galore from the likes of Matt Knife, Beau Creep, Broody Valentino, James and the Giant Pasty, and The GlaMonster. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

7. Go back in time with Music Video Time Machine’s One Crazy Summer Video Dance Party celebrating all the films that were released in the summer of 1986. (Friday, Littlefield, $5)


Show off your right to dance at Freedom (#)
Show off your right to dance at Freedom (#13)

8. Party all day at the Red Hook Fest, with bands and dance companies, kayaking with the Red Hook Boaters, drawing, trivia, and plenty more. (Saturday, Red Hook, FREE)

9. See some usually hidden sights at OHNY’s Field Guide: North Brooklyn, with tours, talks, and demonstrations all across Williamsburg and Greenpoint. (Saturday, North Bk, $25)

10. Bask in the written word at Popsickle 7, a mega literary festival featuring more than 40 readers from Aziza Barnes to Adam Tedesco to Jami Attenberg. (Saturday, Throne Watches, FREE)

11. Shake it in the great outdoors at Freedom, a new weekly dance party in Industry City. (Saturday, The Landing, $20)

12. Celebrate hard at the 20th annual Brooklyn Pride Festival, with a 5k run, two stages of entertainment, a twilight parade, and a bazillion afterparties. (Saturday, Park Slope, FREE)

13. Laugh it up at the Human Citizen Comedy Show, with jokes from Hari Kondabolu, Charles Gould, Ayanna Dookie, Casey James Salengo, and Daniel Kane. (Saturday, Art Café + Bar, FREE)

14. Celebrate island culture at the New Traditions Festival: Dance Your Caribbean, with performances by Candace Thompson, Jessica St. Vil, Maxine Montilus, and more. (Saturday & Sunday, GK Arts Center, $25)

15. Dance proud at Laid, a queer party DJ’d by Mursi Layne, Abdu Ali, Roze Royce, Oscar Nñ, and Noa D. (Saturday, Bell House, $10)


Zuzuka Ponderosa will make you dança (#18)
Zuzuka Ponderosa will make you dança (#19)

16. Wish a happy birthday to the New York Transit Museum at its 40th Anniversary Block Party, with transportation games and entertainment, plus free museum admission all day (and this famous horse!). (Sunday, NY Transit Museum, FREE)

17. Honor queer pioneers at the Gay Green-Wood Trolley Tour, where you’ll visit the final resting place of some of the cemetery’s most famous LGBTQ permanent residents. (Sunday, Green-Wood Cemetery, $20)

18. Have an otherworldly afternoon at the Traditional Spiritualist Messaging Service, a Victorian-era ritual involving clairvoyant messages and sketches of spirits. (Sunday, Morbid Anatomy Museum, $20)

19. Make your body dança at Brasilian Soul Sunday, with music from Pablo77, Zuzuka Poderosa, and Ahmed Hafezi. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

20. Get your fill of culture at Pioneer Works’ Second Sunday, featuring open studios, exhibitions, interventions, and music from The Stonewall Chorale and Alsarah and the Nubatones. (Sunday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

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