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The 20 best cheap things to do in Brooklyn this weekend, tons of pride edition

The right partner is all you need (#3)
The right partner is all you need (#3) (pic by Audrey Penven)

1. Drop the beat at the Downtown Brooklyn Get-Down, with a performance by Big Daddy Kane, live graffiti, hip-hop workshops, a sneaker-design contest, and more. (Friday, Albee Square, FREE)

2. Class it up at the Metropolitan Summer Recital Series, featuring arias and duets by soprano Angel Blue, tenor Ben Bliss, and baritone Alexey Lavrov. (Friday, Brooklyn Bridge Park, FREE)

3. Pair off at the Circus Revue: Trust + Love, a variety show of partnered acts like Anya Sapozhnikova and Melissa Augerre, Angela Butch and Yoni Kalai, and more. (Friday, House of Yes, $15)

4. Get worldly at the International Music Fest, three days of bands from Mali to Turkey to West Africa to Colombia. (Friday through Sunday, Jalopy Theater, $15)

5. Have a feast (of words) at Food and the City, a panel discussion with author Ina Yalof, Charlie Sahadi, the second-generation owner of the iconic Sahadi’s, and Wilson Tang, who runs the Nom Wah Tea Parlor. (Friday, Berg’n, FREE)

6. Rock your face off at Pizzafest, a big music explosion with tons of bands and also, obviously, pizza. (Friday & Saturday, Pet Rescue/The Gateway, $8/$10)

7. Laugh it up at Comedy Electric, with Josh Johnson, Patrick Schroeder, Caitlin Peluffo, Petey D’Abreu, and Chloe Hilliard. Plus free drinks! (Friday, Franklin Electric, FREE)


House of is ready to activate your pride (#)
House of Mugler is ready to activate your pride (#11)

8. Show some serious pride at Full Spectrum, a daytime queer blowout combining two famously infamous parties Ova the Rainbow and Dagger. (Saturday, Secret Project Robot, $5–$25)

9. Salute the sun at the North Brooklyn Boat Club’s fifth annual Summer Solstice Party, an evening of bands, beer, BBQ, boats, and a bonfire. (Saturday, Broadway Stages Boatyard, $5)

10. Dance til you drop at Makossa Bk’s Summer Classic, with music by Freedom Party DJs Herbert Holler, Marc Smooth, Djcosi Levy, and many more. (Saturday, The Landing, $20)

11. Go glam at Gayletter’s fourth annual Pride Ball, with DJ sets from Mike Q and UNiiQU3, performances by House of Mugler, and a one-hour open bar from Milagro Tequila and Sixpoint Brewery. (Saturday, Wythe Hotel, $20)

12. Yuck it up at That Slapstick Show: Ladies’ Night, an evening of shorts highlighting the queens of early film comedy. (Saturday, Standard Toykraft, $10)

13. See some splendid moves at the Brooklyn Dance Festival, featuring everything from a contemporary jazz piece to a “whimsical dance from two men in velcro suits.” (Saturday, Betsy Head Park, FREE)

14. Get the giggles at the three-year anniversary of Comic Sans, starring Christina Galston, Samantha Bednarz, Courtney Fearrington, Peter Moses, and more. (Saturday, Over the Eight, FREE)

15. Boogie to the beat at Betty Soul Train, a disco dance party with DJs H♥NEYPINEAPPLE, Ella Hu$$le, and Josh Craig. (Saturday, $8, Aviv)


Driiiiiiink specialllllllls (#20)
Driiiiiiink specialllllllls (#20)

16. Honor the founder of Smith Street Funday Sunday, who passed away last winter, by having a killer time at the street fair/party she created. (Sunday, Smith Street, FREE)

17. Shop strange at the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market, which comes north to Williamsburg for the first time. (Sunday, Villain, $1)

18. Take an artful bike ride to visit a baker’s dozen of Bushwick/Ridgewood galleries with Sundays Cycle Club. (Sunday, Parlour Gallery, FREE)

19. Get in shape with Obsolete Cinema’s Travolta-Cise, a VHS double-feature of Perfect and Staying Alive. (Sunday, Freddy’s, FREE)

20. Lurch around bloodily with the NYC Zombie Crawl, stopping at several bars for live music and drink specials, plus a Hot Zombie Contest and more. (Sunday, Bar Matchless, FREE)

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