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

The girls of Guys We F*cked
Get intimate with the girls of Guys We F*cked (#2)

1. Lament the state of Bk today at Gentrifucked, a hip-hop and art show with performances by Ni Dios Ni Amo, Master Vicent Vega, MC Joha, Bestia, and a dozen more. (Friday, Mayday Space, $5)

2. Promote sex positivity at Guys We Fucked, the anti–slut shaming podcast where hosts Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson interview fellas with whom they have been amorous. (Friday, Bell House, $10)

3. Raise money for musical gals at Words & Guitars, a two-day zine, music, and art fest to benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, with lots of bands including Fisty, the Shook Ones, and Lady Bizness. (Friday & Saturday, Bushwick Public House, $10)

4. Celebrate an incredible 80 years of the wonderful literary press New Directions, with readings by luminaries Anne Carson, László Krasznahorkai, Rivka Galchen, and Bernadette Mayer. (Friday, Greenlight Books, FREE)

5. Get caught in a landslide at Fleetmac Wood: Tango in the Night Disco, a four-hour dance party going deep into Fleetwood’s back-catalogue and remixes. (Friday, Baby’s All Right, $17)


Have a Middle-Eastern evening with Suku Dance Lab (#)
Have a Middle-Eastern evening with Suku Dance Lab (#11)

6 . Gorge yourself guiltlessly at Plant-Based Bushwick, a massive vegan food fair with dozens of vendors, speakers, and activities. (Saturday, LightSpace Studio, FREE)

7. Buy some beautiful baubles at the Renegade Craft Fair, with makers hawking all kinds of crafty wares, from prints to perfumes to porcelain vessels. (Saturday & Sunday, Brooklyn Expo Center, FREE)

8. Bring your war memorabilia to Show & Tale: Brooklyn Battles, where folks share their unique items and the stories behind them. (Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE)

9. Get your fill of a great ‘hood at Brooklyn Based’s Total Cobble Hill Immersion: a food, booze, and goods crawl with freebies and deals galore. (Saturday, Cobble Hill, $25)

10. Connect echoes of the past to narratives of the present at #BlackGirlLit, an evening of performance art by Dell M. Hamilton alongside the work of Ayana Evans, Tsedaye Makonnen, Marcelline Mandeng, and more. (Saturday, FiveMyles, FREE)

11. See some stunning performances at She Who Tells a Story, an evening of dance, spoken word, and theater inspired by the Middle Eastern female poetry group Rawiya Collective and featuring Suku Dance Lab, Nasrene Haj, Mimi Martin. (Saturday, Open Source Gallery, $10 suggested)

12. Keep your hands to yourself at the NY premiere of Sticky: A Self-Love Story, a documentary interviewing sexologists, authors, religious figures, and porn stars about masturbation. (Saturday, Syndicated, $5)

13. Fly away at the Immersive Gallery Gala, with an exhibition of Greek artists, music from Groupmuse and Ulysses String Quartet, dancers from Juilliard and more. (Saturday, Immersive Gallery, $15)

14. Strut your stuff at the 4th annual Brooklyn Nightlife Awards, where nightlife stars get the recognition they deserve, plus plenty of drag and burlesque performances to keep things fabulous. (Saturday, Lot 45 Bushwick, $10)

15. Get decadent at House of Love, a crazy sensual dance party with frills like a rooftop jacuzzi, deep-tissue massages, raw chocolate tasting, a BDSM playroom, and on and on. (Saturday, House of Yes, $20)


Get schooled in the gospel of with Kenny Bobien (#)
Get schooled in the gospel of house with Kenny Bobien (#18)

16. Fête hairy fellas at Must Love Beards, brought to you by I Don’t Do Clubs, where the men get in free and the ladies have to pony up. (Sunday, The Well, FREE for dudes / $30 for gals)

17. Clean up your act at the Brooklyn Dishwashing Duel, where real Bk restaurant scrubbers will compete for the title in this “new mixed martial art.” (Sunday, The Diamond, FREE)

18. Explore the connection between house music and gospel at Red Bull Music Academy’s Last Night a DJ Saved My Soul, featuring “King of Gospel House” Kenny Bobien, plus Floorplan, DJ Pierre of Phuture, and more. (Sunday, 257 Washington Ave, $15)

19. Kick off your shoes and boogie in the grass at Pantheon Presents Vitamin B, a dance party and BBQ with DJs Tasha Blank and Lily Ray. (Sunday, North Brooklyn Farms, $20)

20. Cast some spells at What, Me Wizard?, a lecture by Devin Person on the wizard as an aspirational archetype. (Sunday, Tarot Society, $7 suggested)

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