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The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, punk AF edition

Get your thrash on at the Latinx Punk Fest (#1) (pic by Walter Wlodarczyk)
Get your thrash on at the Latinx Punk Fest (#1) (pic by Walter Wlodarczyk)

1. Thrash around como una locura at the 2016 Latinx Punk Fest, three days of bands from all over the world, from Colombia to Spain to Minneapolis. (Friday through Sunday, Don Pedro and Aviv, varies)

2. Watch some strange theater at The See Throughs: A Musical, about weirdos making a band, sock puppets, baths, and more. (Friday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Saturday at Restoration Tabernacle, $12)

3. Immerse yourself in This Is Nothing Without You, art collective Hewman’s interactive performance on perspective and persona. (Friday & Saturday, LightSpace Studios, $15)

4. Cast a spell of laughter at Bitches Brew, with comedians Kendra Cunningham, Luke Mones, Mike Lebovitz, Khalid Rahman, Eli Yudin, and Shelby Taylor. (Friday, Halyard’s, FREE)

5. Dance it out at Brooklyn Took It, with DJs Noumenon, Rogue, and Soko spinning ’90s and early ’00s hip-hop, R&B, funk, soul, disco, and dancehall. (Friday, Friends & Lovers, FREE)


MeLo-X will soundtrack your Caribbean celebration (#11)
MeLo-X will soundtrack your Caribbean celebration (#11)

6. Expand some kiddies’ horizons at Drag Queen Story Hour presented by the Feminist Press, with Ona Louise reading from the classic children’s folklore collection, Tatterhood. (Saturday, Greenlight Bookstore, FREE)

7. Meet your new best friend at Adoptapalooza, where you can spend the day with 150+ dogs and cats who are looking for new homes. (Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE)

8. Learn a thing or two at Coney Island History Day, with lectures, workshops, music, old-timey photos, and more — plus get a free ride on the Wonder Wheel if you come in 1920s garb. (Saturday, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, FREE)

9. Queer it up at Bushwick Pride ’16, featuring a ballroom-themed block party with free food, music by local queer DJs, performances, and more. (Saturday, Maria Hernandez Park, FREE)

10. Bring peace to our shoreline at the Hindu Lamp Ceremony: decorate palm leaf lamps, see Aeilushi Mistry perform the Aarti ceremony, and hear a traditional percussion ensemble led by Paulomm. (Saturday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

11. Celebrate Caribbean culture at Brooklyn Museum First Saturday, with pop-up activities with caribBEING, comedian Majah Hype, disguise artist Alejandro Guzman, a DJ set by MeLo-X, and much more. (Saturday, Brooklyn Museum, FREE)

12. Boogie on down at the first-annual Bed-Stuy Music Festival, a night of everything from jazz to soca to reggae to hip-hop. (Saturday, Herbert Von King Park, FREE)

13. Soar through the stars at The Hubble Cantata, a musical performance with a 20-piece ensemble and a 100-person choir, plus a mass virtual-reality experience amid a 360-degree sound installation. (Saturday, Prospect Park Bandshell, FREE)

14. Swipe left at Tinder Live, an interactive comedy/dating show hosted by Lane Moore, with guests Dan Chamberlain, Alice Bradley, Chloe Angyal, and Awkwafina. (Saturday, Bell House, $15)

15. Giggle into the night at That Slapstick Show, focusing on one of the silver screen’s most controversial comedy creators of the early-20th century, Henry “Pathé” Lehrman. (Saturday, City Reliquary, $10)

16. Cosplay it up at the Sailor Moon Day After Party, with music by Princess Nokia, Ohaileigh, and Moshi Moshi. (Saturday, Villain, FREE)


Shop 'til you drop with the mavens of Mamas Bazaar (#17)
Shop ’til you drop with the mavens of Mamas Bazaar (#17)

17. Score some delights at Mamas Bazaar, a curated market full of clothes, jewelry, crafts, handmade goods, costumes, and more. (Sunday, House of Yes, FREE)

18. Dance the day away at the one-year anniversary of hip-hop party iN House, featuring all female DJs: Fab Roc, Miss Milan, and 9AM. (Sunday, Littlefield, $15)

19. Get strange at Moving Pictures: The Weird Al Show, a daylong screening of the late-’90s CBS kids show featuring Al and his pet hamster Harvey. (Sunday, The Way Station, FREE)

20. See some surprises at the Big Irv’s Big-Ass Variety Show, with Mark Pagan, Shelby Thompson, Dallas Athent, Simon Cadel, Lucas Connolly, and more. (Sunday, Big Irv’s, FREE)

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