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

Odetta Hartman on the prowl (#1)
Odetta Hartman prowling around (#1)

1. Go on the prowl at Festival of the Hunt, an evening of Americana music & film, with five hours of tunes from the likes of Morgan O’Kane, Feral Foster, and Odetta Hartman. (Friday, Littlefield, $15)

2. Bring plenty of quarters to the Death By Audio Arcade, where indie video games built into 80s arcade cabinets at the venerable DBA (RIP!) will be playable by all. (Friday, Flowers for All Occasions, FREE)

3. Laugh it up while sipping freshly distilled artisanal booze at Crunk City, with jokesters Langston Kerman, Charles Gould, Emily Winter, and more. (Friday, Industry City Distillery, FREE)

4. Get surreal at the opening reception and premiere of Pioneer Works’ first commissioned film, Redwood, a “time-travel family drama” influenced by traditional Noh Theater and the Soviet avant-garde, much of which was filmed onsite. (Friday, Pioneer Works, FREE)

5. Swipe right at Lane Moore’s Tinder Live, an interactive comedy show full of helpful and ridiculous dating tips and tricks, with guests Jordan Carlos, Chase Mitchell, Maris Kreizman, and Sally Kohn. (Friday, Bell House, $15)


Nyx Nocturen isn't angry—yet (#12)
Nyx Nocturen isn’t angry—yet (#12)

6. Be literary at the Bruce High Quality Foundation Book Fair, an all-day bonanza of exhibitors, readings, performances, and more. (Saturday, BHQF, FREE)

7. Or make your literary-ing local at the first annual READ Brooklyn Authors Book Fair, featuring 40 BK-based writers of fiction and non-fiction, with readings and signings galore. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

8. Sample a slew of guilt-free snacks, from pizza to pâté to peanut-butter cups, at the Vegan Shop-Up. (Saturday, Pine Box Rock Shop, FREE)

9. Go down the rabbit hole at Spark Movement Collective’s interactive dance interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, wherein Alice finds herself in modern-day NYC. (Saturday, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, $10)

10. Get a little grim at Show & Tale, where participants are invited to bring a death-tinged item (suggestions include bones, feathers, teeth, ashes, and cremation jewelry) and share its story. (Saturday, Freddy’s Bar, FREE)

11. Dance yourself delirious at the Prince vs. Michael Charity Dance Party, with raffles to win free tattoos and hairstyling sessions, and proceeds going to local nonprofit Heights & Hills. (Saturday, One Last Shag, $5)

12. Get pissed at the Angry Girl Show, featuring drag, burlesque, and go-go dancing from Divina Gransparkle, Nyx Nocturne, Sasha Velour, Sweet Lorraine, and more. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7–$15)

13. Make it a raunchy evening at Lady/Freak, a “female-empowered sex comedy talk show” with hosts Grace Parra and Jen Bartels and guests Lea DeLaria, Diane Neal, Lauren Adams, and Andrea Syrtash. (Saturday, Union Hall, $8)


Yummy tunes and musical treats (#18) (pic by David Dyte)
Yummy tunes and musical treats (#18) (pic by David Dyte)

14. Get your fill of curiosities at the Morbid Anatomy Festival of Arcane Knowledge, featuring everything from a hair art demonstration to a lecture on arch-murderesses to an insect petting zoo. (Sunday, Morbid Anatomy, $25)

15. Score some dazzling new duds at the Goldmine Shopping Party, a costume and vintage swap + handmade clothing and accessories market all in one. (Sunday, Gemini & Scorpio, FREE)

16. Or for a more wide-ranging shopping experience, head to Shwick Spring Market, featuring 60+ makers plying their wares, from food to fashion. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

17. See some crazy twists and turns performed by the award-winning Golden Dragon Acrobats, here all the way from the People’s Republic of China for your viewing pleasure. (Sunday, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, $25)

18. Listen to a ton of tunes and stuff your face with sweets at the New Music Bake Sale, where dozens of ensembles sell their sugary treats during performances by RighteousGIRLS, Lunar Ensemble, Threefifty, and more. (Sunday, Roulette, $10)

19. Celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Mulholland’s Sports Bar with 22 taps of free beer from 6 to 9 and an all-night drunken party after that. (Sunday, Mulholland’s, FREE)

20. There’s something fishy about this edition of Tom Stathes’s Cartoon Carnival: It’s an evening of fish-themed cartoons from the 1920s to the 1940s. (Sunday, Standard Toykraft, $10)

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