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We’re back for a new round of NYC Best Weekday Bets! Each day will feature a top pick in the areas of 1. fitness (active), 2. comedy, 3. culture, 4. film, 5. food + drink, 6. free, 7. music and 8. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch). Get ready to catch shows from Florence and the Machine and Lykke Li, a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie (our GIF theme, duh!) and MORE // details as follows:

Monday, October 8

ACTIVE: Ride bikes and eat pizza or whatever! Details here!

COMEDY: Catch The Golden One at Union Hall ft. Whitmer Thomas, Sandy Honig and Cole Escola! Tickets are just $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Catch a screening of The Oath at 92Y ft. bonus conversation with Ike Barinholtz AND Seth Meyers! Tickets are $20-$45 each.

FILM: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) is screening at Videology for $12 tonight! GET IT, GURL!

FOOD + DRINK: Head to the Bronx for the New York Botanical Garden’s last day of Honey & Harvest Weekend! Unless you’re vegan, and then maybe don’t!

FREE: I mean…this event is meant for children (and parents of children), but FREE STORYTIME WITH TAYE DIGGS?! Yes, yes, a thousand times yes, please!

MUSIC: For SURE catch OSHUN at Baby’s All Right tonight! Tickets’ll run ya $20.

STAY IN: A League of Their Own is on BBC America, but I also feel obligated to tell you about today’s 31 Nights of Halloween offerings on Freeform, which are Dark Shadows and The Addams Family!

Tuesday, October 9

ACTIVE: Swing by Ambrosia Elixirs to take advantage of a yoga class in their herb garden tonight! $10 suggested donation.

COMEDY: It’s a new round of Punderdome at Littlefield! If you’ve got $10, go ahead and grab a ticket for all of the competitive wordplay LOLs!

CULTURE: Pop by the Guggenheim for an evening with Lebanese filmmaker and photographer Akram Zaatari, who’ll present his video Her + Him (2001–12)! Tickets are $15.

FILM: Head to Syndicated for a $7 screening of Beetlejuice, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Brooklyn Brainery is hosting a course on the history of funeral food tonight! Tickets are $16 each, and you’ll get to taste beer from Midas’s tomb, funeral cakes AND Mormon funeral potatoes! Learning is v. yum!

FREE: Back over at House of Yes, you can hit up Bad Behavior: Gay Tricks and Treats for the best goddamn Wednesday night queer costume party around! Free w/ RSVP, but $5 w/o, so be sure to get on the list!

MUSIC: I mean, c’mon, I can’t NOT tell you to go to see Florence and the Machine for $49+ at Barclays Center because it’s FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE!!! AND you can grab a $40+ ticket to see Lykke Li at Terminal 5! I saw her this summer in Norway and she was amazing! But if you’re broke dot com, opt for Chris Garneau at LPR instead – $20 a ticket!

STAY IN: Mrs. Doubtfire is on Freeform tonight, YES PLEASE.

Wednesday, October 10

ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga For Witches at Catland tonight! Get those October vibes, gurl! Tickets are $15 a pop

COMEDY: If you wanna hang out with Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Rhys Thomas, Alexander Buono and moderator Natasha Lyonne, get to PaleyFest for Documentary Now! Tickets are $50 each.

CULTURE: You know I’m all for ye olde spooky thangs, so head to Brooklyn Brainery to take a course on cemetery symbols! Tickets are $11.

FILM: It’s Bushwick Film Festival’s opening night at House of Yes! Bushwick Beats will screen, and tickets are $20 each.

FOOD + DRINK: Buzzfeed Tasty is having a cookbook launch at Strand Bookstore! Just grab a copy of the book and/or a $15 Strand gift card to attend.


MUSIC: CLEARLY grab tickets to see Joey Purp at Mercury Lounge tonight! Tickets are $20 a pop.

STAY IN: If you missed Mrs. Doubtfire on Freeform last night, it’s on AGAIN tonight, this time followed by Hocus Pocus! In other words, the best televised movie block ever! But you should ALSO watch the USWNT kick Trinidad & Tobago’s ass on FS2 at 7:30pm.

Thursday, October 11

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