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

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Anonymous Ensemble is going to take you higher (#5) (pic by Anonymous Ensemble)

1. Hear some weird sh*t at Blogologues, where Allison Goldberg, Jen Jamula, and Tommy Heleringer act out the internet, from community forums to Yelp reviews to OkCupid profiles. (Friday, Union Hall, $10)

2. Doll yourself up for the Indie Pop Prom #4 at the newly reopened Market Hotel, with music by Allison Crutchfield, Eskimeaux, Wall, and Pouty. (Friday, Market Hotel, $10 in prom attire/$12 in street clothes)

3. Get radical at Mother Tongue: A Praise Song for Black Girls Reclaiming Our Mothers’ Bones, a multimedia production and performance by actors, artists, and activists. (Friday, Roulette, $35)

4. Walk the line over to the Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, featuring a full slate of songs by the Man in Black performed by Alex Battles and the Whiskey Rebellion. (Friday & Saturday, The Hall at MP, $20)

5. Go high at Anonymous Ensemble’s Braid, which features a stilt-walking ten-foot-tall folk singer-songwriter creating an intricate sound and video landscape. (Friday, FiveMyles, $10 suggested)

6. Or go even higher at Massivemuse, a collaboration between Groupmuse and Brooklyn Boulders, where a 15-person orchestral ensemble performs Tchaikovsky in a climbing gym. (Friday, Brooklyn Boulders, $29)

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Butch & Buttercup just clownin’ around. (#13) (pic by Ely Kay)

7. Do some day-drinking at The Big Glou, a showcase featuring 100+ winemakers from around the world plying their lushy wares. (Saturday & Sunday, Wythe Hotel, $25)

8. Have a wild rumpus at a brunchtime screening of Where the Wild Things Are, with yummy matched food pairings on offer. (Saturday & Sunday, Nitehawk Cinema, $11)

9. Honor Black History Month with a trolley tour through Green-Wood Cemetery, learning about the life and accomplishments of prominent black New Yorkers and abolitionists. (Saturday, $20)

10. Take a boozy spin through New York City (without leaving your barstool) at The Five Boroughs of Beer, showcasing 14 different breweries from within the city limits. (Saturday, Lantern Hall, FREE)

11. Get your tastebuds ready for the 1st annual Barbe-Jerk Dinner & Fundraiser for BK ROT, a Caribbean restaurant and community nonprofit staffed by Bushwick youth. (Saturday, Mayday Space, $20)

12. Steep yourself in surrealism at a screening of The Burning Crucible, which “combines French amour-fou with Russian mystical melancholy” and will be live-scored by Stephanie Neptune. (Saturday, Spectacle Theater, $5)

13. Get some satisfaction at a Rolling Stones–inspired Cirque Cabaret, with plenty of Stones tunes and death-defying acts by Ballerina Bize, Kittyhawk Boone, Butch & Buttercup, and many more. (Saturday, The Muse, $15)

14. Bend some genders at Staches & Lashes, with Switch n Play’s drag kings, drag queens, and burlesquers, plus special guests Madge of Honor and Tiny D. (Saturday, Branded Saloon, $7–$15)

15. Clap your hands to the Brooklyn Folk Festival Preview Show, featuring the dulcet tones of Down Hill Strugglers, Piedmont Bluz, and Spirit Family Reunion. (Saturday, Jalopy Theater, $10)

16. Get on down at the LGBTQ dance and performance party Psychic Snow, featuring music, performance, installation art, tarot/astrology readings, tag-team DJs, live-mixed visuals, and more. (Saturday, Kymberle Project, $15)

17. Dance it out at the Music Video Makeout Party‘s 2-year anniversary, brought to you by the Teenage Guide to Popularity. (Saturday, C’mon Everybody, FREE)

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Whip up an exciting night with AJ Silver (#20) (pic by Toofan Hashemi)

18. Be classy with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, performing Symphony No. 2 of Jean Sibelius and the Double Concerto in A minor for Violin and Cello by Johannes Brahms. (Sunday, Brooklyn Museum, $20)

19. Walk the Brooklyn version of the red carpet at the skint’s second annual Academy Awards Screening Party, with champagne and themed drinks, popcorn, ballots, and a photobooth. (Sunday, Littlefield, FREE)

20. Be wildly entertained at Force Majeure Vaudeville, featuring circus cowboy AJ Silver, Bruk Up dance by Wynter, magician Charles Schneider, burlesque powerhouse Ula Uberbusen, and more. (Sunday, Cobra Club, $10)

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