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Top 20: the best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, Easter light (and darkness) edition

DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)
DJ REsy ready to rock the chocolate factory (#3)

1. Check out awesome printed artworks at Bed-Stuy apartment gallery Gesamtkunst Werkshop’s Spring Flat File Event, with pieces on sale from $5 to $500. (Friday & Saturday, Gesamtkunst Werkshop, FREE)

2. Protect your neck at standup show Whiplash, featuring a killer lineup including Jon Glaser, Jermaine Fowler, Janeane Garofalo, and Aparna Nancherla. (Friday, Bell House, $10)

3. Get your groove on in a very sweet place at Junxion and the Chocolate Factory, with yummy tunes from DJ REsy, Davidson Ospina, MAMBISA, and 2melo. (Friday, Fine & Raw, $22.09)

4. Don’t miss out — get yourself to the #FOMOPARTY, with music by TAP.10, Darling Chuck, and Tha Yellow R. KEL, plus live art, photos, and more. (Friday, Friends & Lovers, FREE w/ RSVP)

Bend some genders with Switch & Play (#15)
Bend some genders with Switch & Play (#15)

5. Get bent at Flavorpill’s Art of Yoga, where you’ll downward dog to a live string trio and then hear a talk about the connection between yoga and the art in the museum. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, $10–$20)

6. Postponed from last weekend due to goddamn snow: Celebrate the official start of summer at the 31st Annual Blessing of the Rides and Coney Island Opening Day. (Saturday, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, FREE)

7. Work on your survival skills by going foraging in Prospect Park with “Wildman” Steve Brill, who will teach you the difference between medicinal herbs and poisonous ones. (Saturday, Prospect Park, $20)

8. Or just perfect your moves at the first Brunch Bounce of 2016, a daytime dance party with plenty of food & booze. (Saturday, Verboten, $15)

9. Have a very grownup Easter at the Great Egg Hunt & Pub Crawl, with seven Williamsburg bars offering drink specials and filled with hidden eggs for you to find. (Saturday, Grand Street, FREE)

10. Raise a stein at Hot Glass, Cold Beer, where you’ll receive a custom-made vessel to fill with bottomless brews while watching glass-blowing demos. (Saturday, Brooklyn Glass Studio, $25)

11. See and hear a wild show at Petroushka Circus Ballet, where the Experimental Orchestra plays Stravinsky while Muse acrobats dart and fly above your head. (Saturday, The Muse, $25)

12. Chuckle old-fashionedly at That Slapstick Show, a screening of rare and classic comedy shorts produced between 1929 and 1932. (Saturday, Standard Toykraft, $10)

13. Feel a little dirty at The Raunchiest Show, featuring very sexy (and probably very unsexy) jokes from Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Anna Drezen, Julio Torres, and more. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)

14. Get holy at Dzieci Theatre’s A Passion, which incorporates Aramaic Pashita, Hebraic song and chant, and ritual elements of Judaism into an immersive play in a recycling center. (Saturday, Yes We Can, $10)

15. Change it all up at Switch & Play’s Staches & Lashes, featuring drag and burlesque from Melody Jane, Qualms Galore, Zoe Ziegfeld, and more. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7–$15)

Abbey Death is gonna goth up your Easter (#19)
Abbey Death is gonna goth up your Easter (#19) (pic by Robert Escue)

16. Ladies to the front at Fuck-Boys for Pele, which bills itself, charmingly, as “a confusing, anguished sexual alternative Tori Amos dance party” full of femme-skewed alt rock. (Sunday, Baby’s All Right, FREE)

17. Or dance more globally at Afrikandy, with DJ Hard Hittin Harry, DJ Sres, and DJ Duce Martinez spinning soul and afro-house. (Sunday, C’mon Everybody, $10)

18. Have a light-filled Easter at the Easter Tea Party Spring Awakening, with music, treats, crafts, and coloring, plus a blessed performance ritual for spring. (Sunday, Tarot Society, FREE)

19. Or get a whole lot darker at Easter Sunday Black Mass, a night of heavy music from Abbey Death, Johnny Rabbits, Doorways, Jess O Lantern, and Luna Vega. (Sunday, Lucky 13 Saloon, $7)

20. Stuff your face at the Pels Pie Co. one-year anniversary party, with a documentary screening, DJs, a free dinner buffet, and of course tons of pie. (Sunday, Pels Pie Co., FREE)

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