Wowee, how is it already p. much Thanksgiving! As usual, there’s a solid chance you’ll be out of town for some (or all) of this week, but should you find yourself stickin’ around for any of it, we’ve got you covered with some stuff to do that doesn’t involve fighting with your relatives or punching people in the face for flat screen TV deals at 5am! (Hooray!) Whether you’re into dance parties, metal yoga, Mario Kart drinking games and/or Laura Dern (our GIF theme, duh), it’s all here for your consideration!
Before we dive into all of that, let’s first talk about some D0P3 C0NT3NT you might’ve missed on BYT between now and when the Best Weekend Bets came out if you were too busy feeding your cat little a salami! (It’s fine!)
- We caught Alice Merton and Raffaella at Music Hall of Williamsburg and it was p. great!
- We gave good scores to A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Frozen 2, Synonyms and Waves…
- …and a slightly less good score to 21 Bridges.
- Here’s PART TWO of our definitive guide to the fifty best films of the 2010s!
- And here are what we think are the top 10 best romance novels from the 2010s, which is a great list if you’re trying to get into this v. underrated genre!
Monday November 25
- Starting things off in tunes territory, we kind of have to make note of the fact that Matt and Kim will be at Brooklyn Steel for $40…
- …and that Hozier and Angie McMahon are at Hammerstein Ballroom again for $110+…
- …but if I were you, I’d keep it more budget-friendly at Baby’s All Right // $10-$12 gets you a ticket to see Nicole Yun (of Eternal Summers), Colatura, Desert Sharks and Queue!
- If it’s comedy you’re after, then get to Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins! Lineup features JP McDade and Wanjiko Eke, and tickets are $10 each.
- Plus over at QED we’ve got a new round of Myq Kaplan & Friends with Benefits! Tickets are $8.
- More into movies? Catch $7 screenings of Call Me By Your Name and Somewhere at Syndicated tonight!
- (Or if that’s not spooky enough for ya, then head over to Nitehawk Prospect Park for A Nightmare On Elm Street!)
- Maybe you just wanna get into the Thanksgiving spirit, though, in which case head to Caveat for a new round of Masters of Social Gastronony! The topic this time is v. appropriately PIES, and tickets are $10.
Tuesday November 26
- Starting with tunes again, there are a lot of sold out gigs tonight! Ex: 100 gecs at Elsewhere! Ex: Jaden and Willow Smith at Terminal 5! You might still be able to get your mits on some resale tickets, so hope is not completely lost, BUT STILL.
- In terms of NOT sold out situations, you can cough up $100+ to catch Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre…
- …or you can keep things budget-friendly at City Vineyard! Holly Miranda is set to play a $15 show // heck yes!
- For comedy vibes, ya gotta get to Union Hall for a new round of STEVIE w/ Drew Anderson, Sam Taggart and Marcia Belsky! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.
- You can also head to Caveat for Skanksgiving, a sex positive comedy show! Tickets to that one’ll run you $20–$25.
- Or combine comedy ‘n video games at Mekelburgs, where it’s gonna be a big ol’ Mario Kart drinking game extravaganza! First place wins a $30 gift card, second gets a flippin’ babka, and there’ll be a raffle for a $20 gift card going for anybody who plays!
- Over in cinema land, we’ve got a FREE screening of Addams Family Values happening at Bedlam!
- More into ScarJo for some reason? Catch $7 screenings of Her and Under the Skin at Syndicated!
Wednesday November 27
- Let’s kick things off on a cinematic note! I’m personally THE MOST excited for the opening of 63 Up (from the 7 Up docu-series, which, if you haven’t check it out, OH MY GOD DO IT) at the Film Forum!
- We’ve also got $7 screenings of Inception and High Life happening over at Syndicated!
- You should also probably prepare for all the goddamn food you’re gonna eat tomorrow, so maybe swing by C’mon Everybody for a Janet Jackson dance party! Tickets are just $5.
- Plus it’s the 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Glamdammit at the Bowery Electric! Tickets are $10.
- Meanwhile, it’s Thanksgiving Eve at Avant Gardner w/ A$AP Rocky! First tier tickets already sold out, so be sure to grab ’em at about $75 before they skyrocket even more!
- Of course, you can also catch Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre again for $100+…
- …or dial it down price-wise with a $30 Madeon show at Brooklyn Steel!
- And we’ve got a $25 Miami Horror show happening at Webster Hall…
- …AND Elsewhere’s hosting Pretty Wavvy Pep Rally w/ Kitty, Ricky Eat Acid, The Pom Poms, Pinky Swear and more! Tickets are just $10-$12.
Thursday November 28
- I mean, there’s the obvious option, which is to elbow your way through big crowds of nerds to try and see some Thanksgiving floats IRL! (I do not recommend this, but it does require a mention!)
- Of course, if you’re looking to EAT stuff and not COOK stuff, this is NYC and there are plenty of options! But I think the funniest thing of all time is that Hard Rock Cafe is serving Thankgiving dinner! Not depressing at all!
- My top pick in terms of post-meal vibes goes to Magick City’s party! $10 at the door, includes a slice of pie and glass of punch // 9 pm ’til late!
- You can also dance off all ye olde tryptophan at House of Yes tonight! Yes they’re open, yes it’s a new round of Dirty Thursday, YES IT’S FREE!
- Plus it’s the Thanksgiving edition of Vinyl Please at TBA ft. Connie and Jay Prouty! Also free!
- And we’ve got Adam X and MÆDON taking over the decks Bossa Nova Civic Club starting at 10pm! Free before midnight!
Friday November 29
- In terms of LOLs, you can head to Union Hall for a new round of My Hometown ft. hosts Ilana Michelle Rubin and Lana Schwartz and performers Jes Tom and Arti Gollapudi! Tickets are $8.
- Plus C’mon Everybody will host Black Friday w/ Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin! Tickets to that are just $7.
- (And stick around for Everybody, Everybody after that if you’re down for $5 80s, 90s + 00s dance party vibes!)
- Down for an adventure out to Asbury Park? Go celebrate House of Independents’ fourth birthday! Performances from Speedy Ortiz, Beach Rats and more, and tickets are just $10 a pop.
- If you’re trying to keep your tunes a little more local, though, just head to Music Hall of Williamsburg for a $15 Role Model, Chloe Lilac and Claud show!
- Not sick of Madeon yet? Head to Schimanski for a $30+ DJ set tonight!
- Or if Stranger Things vibes are more your jam, then head on over to The Pyramid Club for a big ol’ dance party! $8 cover.
- Broke dot com? Just RSVP for free and/or reduced cover to catch DJ sets from Working Women and Martyn at Nowadays!
Saturday November 30
- First things first! Watch people who are more motivated than you do the annual NYC Turkey Trot Half Marathon & 5K!
- Or if you’d rather not feel bad about your lack of athletic ambition, just go see brunch screenings of Christmas Vacation at Nitehawk Prospect Park today and/or tomorrow!
- Speaking of Christmas, House of Yes is hosting Yes Holiday Market today starting at 1pm! Loads of seasonal, handmade, ethical, upcycled, [insert other posi-word(s) here], merchandise available, and admission is free.
- In tunes land, meanwhile, should you find yourself 1. not tired of Bob Dylan yet and/or 2. not broke yet, you can always pop over to Beacon Theatre to catch a $170+ show tonight!
- But since that’s hella pricey, maybe dial it down and hit up Bowery Ballroom instead for a visual show from KNOWER! Tickets are $22.
- Just wanna d-d-d-d-dance? Get to C’mon Everybody for a new round of Balls Deep Disco! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
- Plus it’s Soul Summit at Black Flamingo tonight! Free before 11pm, $10 after.
- AND you can head to the WFMU Rock ‘n’ Soul Ichiban 10th Anniversary at Venus In Furs! Tickets are $10.
Sunday December 1
- First of all, OH MY GOD OBVIOUSLY GO TO 92Y FOR AN EVENING WITH LAURA DERN! She’ll be talking Marriage Story and Little Women, and tickets are $35 each.
- You should also def-o consider popping over to Gramercy Theatre for Doug Loves Movies: The 12 Guests of Xmas! Tickets are $25.
- Speaking of holiday vibes, you can head to Fifth Hammer Brewing Company to do some shopping via the Queens Craft Brigade!
- Or if you just wanna get stretchin’, head to a new round of Metal Yoga at Cobra Club! $13, mats available for rent.
- More into non-yoga-fied t-t-t-t-tunes? Head to City Vineyard for a $22 Ben Lee and Joanna Sternberg gig!
- Just wanna ROFL? Head to the Bell House for the late seating of Michelle Buteau’s show! (The first one is sold out, so you’d be wise to grab $20 tickets ASAP!)
- Or just close out your weekend on an ultra-queer note at a new round of Queer Memoir! The theme of the storytelling this time is BIRTHDAYS, and tickets are $10-$11 each.
- (You can also see a $7 screening of Carol at Syndicated at 3:30pm, but just know that I do not think it is a good film even though everybody else does!)