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Top 20: The best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, killer robot band edition

All the best bands play with robots (#) (pic by Lee Hoffman)
All the best bands play with robots (#2) (pic by Lee Hoffman)

1. See some fab art at the opening of “Timeshare,” a group show where FUG Fellowship artists “pit pre-digital memories against post-digital landscapes.” (Friday, Bruce High Quality Foundation, FREE)

2. Watch out for aggressive talent at Dooms Day Freaks, a variety show with performances by Arlowe Price, Garrette Caillouet, Aneya Marie, Cherrie Sprite, and Melissa G., plus music by Super Killer Robots. (Friday, Standard Toykraft, $15)

3. Enjoy a highbrow/lowbrow mashup at Dance-ify That, a tournament where dance duos choreograph on-the-spot routines based on ridiculous viral pop-culture videos. (Friday, Triskelion Arts, $16)

4. Get weird at the first evening of this year’s 21st Suffragettes, a series featuring performance art by women that is now in its 15th year. (Friday, Grace Exhibition Space, $5–$20 suggested)

5. Dance it out at the always fabulous I Know You Got Soul dance party, with the same DJs—Pat, Jae Trevor, and Ben the Beyonder—now in a new location. (Friday, Freddy’s, FREE)

Catch Denitia & Sene (and a lot more!) at Brooklyn Museum (#)
Catch Denitia & Sene (and a lot more!) at Brooklyn Museum (#9)

6. Watch some ladies pump some iron at the second annual all-female powerlifting competition, the Iron Maidens Raw Open. (Saturday, Crossfit South Brooklyn, FREE)

7. Or if you prefer a more gluttonous Saturday morning, hit The Great Dough Down, where you get a flight of donut samples with every drink. (Saturday, The Flat, FREE)

8. Strike a blow against gender imbalance at the 2016 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, a communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism. (Saturday, Silent Barn, FREE)

9. Celebrate Women’s History Month at Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturday, featuring dance by the Erica Essner Performance Co-Op, storytelling by Queer Memoir, and music from Honeybird, Yahzarah, and Denitia and Sene. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

10. Spend the evening looking at great art during Bushwick Gallery Late Night, with nearly 30 galleries open late, from Microscope to Odetta to Life on Mars. (Saturday, Bushwick, FREE)

11. Laugh at ladies (in a good way!) at Funny Girls, an all-female comedy show featuring Janet Hyde, Gina Ginsberg, Alicia Camden, Irene Fagan Merrow, and many more. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

12. Dance like a shiny happy person on the 25th anniversary of Out of Time hitting record store shelves at Party Like It’s 1999: REM Edition. (Saturday, Bell House, FREE)

13. Or for a slightly punkier throwback, head to Glamdammit: Rock n Roll All Nite, with performances from the Flaming Youths, Bikini Carwash, and more. (Saturday, Grand Victory, $7)

Get real brainy at the Brooklyn Brain Jam (#17)
Get hilariously cerebral at the Brooklyn Brain Jam (#18)

14. Get crafty at Living Gallery’s new weekly stitch & bitch sesh, Stitched Together, hosted by artist Heather Marie Scholl. (Sunday, Living Gallery, $5 suggested)

15. Peruse some very unusual wares at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, featuring taxidermy, curiosities, unusual antiques, and a lot more strangeness. (Sunday, Bell House, $1)

16. Share your Brooklyn memories at Our Streets, Our Stories: bring your photos, zines, flyers, and letters to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel to be scanned and added to the Brooklyn Public Library’s archives. (Sunday, Green-Wood Cemetery, FREE)

17. Learn how to make it as a writer at The Hustle, a conversation series about getting clients, paying the bills, and more, this month with Melissa Febos, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Leah Falk. (Sunday, Word, FREE)

18. Embrace your nerdery at the Brooklyn Brain Jam, a daylong blowout with trivia from The Big Quiz Thing, a sci-fi spelling bee, talks from Nerd Nite and Kevin Geeks Out, a “dry t-shirt contest,” and a lot more. (Sunday, Littlefield, $12)

19. Life moves pretty fast, so take some time out for John Hughes Trivia, with five rounds all focused on his ’80s teen oeuvre. (Sunday, Videology, FREE)

20. Don’t lose your head at Thru the Looking Glass, a circus variety show featuring acrobatic interpretations of fairytales, myths, and legends. (Sunday, The Muse, $15)

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