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The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, skating ladies edition

Frisk around in a park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)
Frisk around in the park with the Cradle Theatre Company (#1)

1. Be mischievous at the Cradle Theatre Company’s modern-day retelling of As You Like It. (Friday through Sunday, Prospect Park, FREE)

2. Get campy at Psycho Beach Party, a slasher/1960s comedy mashup full of cool kids, multiple personalities, and murder. (Friday & Saturday, Old Stone House, FREE)

3. Show your love of literature at the Bomb Magazine Issue 136 Launch Party, with art, music, drinks, and dancing. (Friday, Be Electric Studios, FREE)

4. Applaud outdoor musicians at the 12th NYC Buskerball, with performances from Malang Jobarteh, Andrew Kalleen, Theo Eastwind, Gabriel Royal, and more. (Friday, Unit J, FREE)

5. Experience surreality at The Persistence of Nudity, a burlesque tribute to Salvador Dalí with Bambi the Mermaid, Fem Appeal, Hazel Honeysuckle, Corvette LeFace, and many more. (Friday, Coney Island, $15)


Battle it out with some Brooklyn babes (#) (pic by David Sacks)
Watch some Brooklyn babes battle it out (#10) (pic by David Sacks)

6. Splash around during City of Water Day, with activities all across Brooklyn, from kayaking in Canarsie to creekside walks in Greenpoint. (Saturday, all over, FREE)

7. Ride over to the City Reliquary’s 12th annual Bike Fetish Day, with bike performances, bike gear, best-bike competitions, and more. (Saturday, Havemeyer St., FREE)

8. Gorge without guilt at the Vegan Shop-Up, with treats ranging from pretzel donuts to tempeh reubens to peanut-butter brownies. (Saturday at Pine Box Rock Shop & Sunday at Haymaker’s Corner, FREE)

9. Support indie lit at the Blonde Art Books Zine Fair, with dozens of vendors, workshops, readings, panels, and performances. (Saturday & Sunday, Signal Gallery, FREE)

10. Cheer on some bad-ass ladies at the Gotham Girls Roller Derby Double-Header: Manhattan Mayhem vs. Bronx Gridlock and Queens of Pain vs. Brooklyn Bombshells. (Saturday, Abe Stark Rink, $19.99)

11. Clap for cute canines at the Doggy Fashion Show, with a runway and catwalk for your pooches, plus plenty of booze, food, and doggy swag for you. (Saturday, Freddy’s, FREE)

12. Wend your way through the South Slope Summer Stroll, with jugglers, face-painting, music, and more. (Saturday, Fifth Avenue, FREE)

13. Hear some harmonies at Celebrate Brooklyn’s presentation of The Wood Brothers, Aoife O’Donovan, and Hiss Golden Messenger. (Saturday, Prospect Park, FREE)

14. Watch a slew of wonders at the Blunderland Variety Spectacular, including chanteuse Lady Rizo, “king of freaks” Flloyd, and surrealist Cheeky Lane. (Saturday, House of Yes, $20)

15. Drag yourself to Bushwig Europe, a fundraiser to get these glam girls to London, with Sasha Velour, Horrorchata, Glace Chase, and many more. (Saturday, Secret Project Robot, $10)

16. Show your solidarity at We Are Here: A Response Concert in Honor of Black Lives, with proceeds going to the families of Delrawn Small, Alton Sterling, and Philando Castile. (Saturday, National Sawdust, $15)


Hang around with Troy Lingelbach (#17) (pic by Ely Kay)
Hang around with Troy Lingelbach (#19) (pic by Ely Kay)

17. Mix up some homemade edibles and bring ’em to BK Swappers to trade for other canned, jarred, prepared, and baked treats. (Sunday, Walt L. Shamel Community Garden)

18. Enjoy the brain freeze at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown, with judges from Ample Hills and Coolhaus. (Sunday, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, $20)

19. Be awed at the July Muse Circus Cabaret, featuring death-defying feats from Austin Auh, Wendy Bladz, Erika Rosell, Troy Lingelbach, and many more. (Sunday, The Muse, $10)

20. Delve into the dramatic at thingNY’s Dr. Sandwich, with several new music-theater works by writer-composers Rick Burkhardt and Gelsey Bell. (Sunday, Jack, $15)

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