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Top 20: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, contorted edition

Get teased by Minxie Mimieaux (#3)
Get teased by Minxie Mimieaux (#3)

1. Expand your perception of reality at a screening of the French short film In Search of Eternity I: Paris, on a screen suspended from the roof and surrounded by photographic frescoes. (Friday, The Chimney, FREE)

2. Listen to the dulcet tones of The Witches, a fugue for five voices with performers Mikeah Jennings, Mary Neufeld, and Stephen Winter. (Friday through Sunday, Spoke the Hub, $15)

3. Bare it with Wasabassco Burlesque’s All the Way, featuring the sexy stylings of BooBess, Tess la Coil, Evelyn Vinyl, Lux La Croix, Penny Wren, Sydni Deveraux, and Minxie Mimieaux. (Friday, Way Station, $20)

4. Throw down for your fave at Head On: Daft Punk vs. LCD Soundsystem, part dance party and part musical cage match to decide which band is the best. (Friday, Bell House, FREE)


Get comfy at Blunderland with Jonathan Nosan (#) (pic by Angus Stewart)
Get comfy at Blunderland with Jonathan Nosan (#) (pic by Angus Stewart)

5. Go exploring during Obscura Day 2016: events include pinball in a laundromat, walking tours of the Navy Yard and Industrial Greenpoint, an excursion to Coney Island Creek, and lots more. (Saturday, varies)

6. Make all the pedaling worth it on Brooklyn by Bike’s Tour de Donut; expect stops at the likes of Dough, Peter Pan, Donut Plant, and on and on. (Saturday, Grand Army Plaza, $5 suggested)

7. Have a lindo maravilhoso time at the Tropicalia in Furs Pop-Up, a weekend-long revival of the famed East Village Brazilian record shop that closed its doors three years ago. (Saturday & Sunday, Double 6 Studio, FREE)

8. Drink for a good cause at the Spring Fever Fundraiser, with proceeds going to the NYC Parkinson’s Unity Walk. (Saturday, The Diamond, FREE)

9. Get dazzled by Blunderland, a wild variety show featuring contortionist Jonathan Nosan, burlesquer Bambi the Mermaid, cabaret from the Love Show, aerialist duo Lost Boys, drag by Kimberly Clark, and lots more. (Saturday, House of Yes, $16.78)

10. See some sleepless plays at the 24-Hour Theater Festival: Electric Boogaloo, presenting four shorts written, directed, and produced in a single day. (Saturday, Standard Toykraft, $5)

11. Feel the Balkan beats at Brass Tacks, with Lowdown Brass Band, Raya Brass Band, and Balkan prog rock band Great Circles. (Saturday, Industry City Distillery, $10)

12. Laugh apocalyptically at Four Horsemen, an evening of cartoons and comedy from Drew Dernavich, Emily Flake, Corey Pandolph, Benjamin Schwartz, and Joe Garden. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)

13. Go solo (and maybe meet someone to slow-dance with) at the skint’s Dancing on My Own Prom, with tunes by DJ Steve Reynolds, drink specials, a photobooth, and more. (Saturday, Littlefield, $5)

14. Have a splendidly queer time at the Culture Whore’s Psychic Spring, a late-night dance party spectacle with plenty of DJs, hosts, visuals, rituals, and refreshments. (Saturday, Kymberle Project, $11.54)

15. Although Bernie’s probably got the Brooklyn comedy vote locked down, anyone curious about the other contender should check out Chillary 2016, a late-night comedy show and dance party that also includes a sexy pantsuit contest. (Saturday, Gold Sounds, FREE)


Get your jazz on with Gerry Eastman (#20)
Get your jazz on with Gerry Eastman (#20)

16. Start your Sunday off gooey at the official 2016 Brooklyn Mac n Cheese Takedown. (Sunday, Royal Palms, $20)

17. Shop local at the Greenpointers Spring Market, with dozens of great vendors, free activities, food, drinks, and more. (Sunday, Greenpoint Loft, FREE)

18. Although the 10th annual Anarchist Book Fair is in (shudder) Manhattan, the after-party is here: Anarchist Music Night features Tin Vulva, Ni Dios Ni Amo, A-Truth, and Under Some Bridges. (Sunday, Don Pedro, FREE)

19. For a more relaxed music experience, try the After Brunch Pajama Party, a fundraiser for several international charities with nine bands from rock to pop to funk. (Sunday, Paper Box, $15)

20. Or get even more chill at the kick-off of the 16th annual Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival, with three different shows featuring Boncella Lewis, the Jeff King Band, and Gerry Eastman Jazz Band. (Sunday, JAZZ966 / Brownstone Jazz / Williamsburg Music Center, varies)

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