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 for Kimmel in Brooklyn, boozy yoga, a screening of Let The Right One In (our GIF theme) and MORE // details as follows:
Monday, September 15
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of boozy yoga at Coco-Mat! Tickets are suggested donation, and the free cocktails are provided by Deep Eddy.
COMEDY: Phoebe Robinson is at Gramercy Theatre tonight for Everything Is Trash But It’s Okay, so definitely grab yourself a $20+ ticket and g-g-g-g-go!
CULTURE: Meredith Monk is at LPR for NIGHT TWO of Cellular Songs! Tickets are $25+. Plus it’s a new round of Ask Me Another at the Bell House tonight, and Michael C. Hall and Ronny Chieng are the VIP guests! Grab tickets for $15-$20.
FOOD + DRINK: Get to Archestratus for a chat about Case Vecchie ft. bonus wine and arancine! Tickets are $25 each.
FREE: There are apparently still free spots left to see Kimmel in Brooklyn this afternoon ft. special guest Adam Sandler at BAM! So if that’s your jam, I guess sign up!
STAY IN: I don’t know what The Parent Trap has to do with 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform, but I would never not tell you to watch The Parent Trap, so. This is me saying to do that tonight. (And/or watch The Exorcist on AMC, IDK.)
Tuesday, October 16
ACTIVE: Head to Space Ninety 8 for Pillow Talk Yoga ft. complimentary wine! $15 suggested donation.
COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for Hell Yeah with James Cross! Guests include Hari Kondabolu, Catherine Cohen, Joe Rumrill and more, and tickets are just $5-$10 each.
CULTURE: Catch NIGHT THREE of the one and only Meredith Monk at LPR! Tickets are $25+.
FILM: It’s your last chance to catch the OG Suspiria at IFC Center, so get in ye olde Halloween spirit and grab tickets!
FOOD + DRINK: Urban Vegan Kitchen is hosting another Vegan Parley ft. vegan dinner, plus a discussion about the ethics of online shopping!
FREE: It’s another round of Kimmel in Brooklyn today, so if you can bunk off work and get to BAM by 3:30pm, you’ll be rewarded with special guests John Krasinski and St. Vincent!
MUSIC: The Milk Carton Kids (who’ve been likened to a modern-day Simon & Garfunkel) will be taking over Brooklyn Steel this evening for $30+!
STAY IN: I feel very conflicted re: The Purge on USA because it’s not good, but I can’t stop watching since I just want all the women to be gay and do crimes. So I will probably watch that and continue to feel conflicted. Join me!
Wednesday, October 17
ACTIVE: Wanna learn about (and drink) wine AND do yoga? The William Vale is hosting exactly that with Yoga Unwined tonight, and tickets are $35 each.
COMEDY: Joe Zimmerman has an album release show at Littlefield ft. Emmy Blotnick, Shalewa Sharpe and Josh Gondelman! Tickets are only $10-$12! Go!
CULTURE: If you can stand the idea of sitting through an $87 conversation with Kanye West, he’ll be at Town Hall with Charlamagne Tha God. (There are still tickets available, which speaks volumes re: Kanye’s popularity at the moment.)
FILM: Masculin Féminin is screening at Metrograph tonight! Go forth and Godard!
FOOD + DRINK: Want to have a fancy 3-course dinner with your dog? Boris & Horton is making it happen! $55 for one human and one dog, $30 for each additional dog, $20 for each additional human.
FREE: Today’s Kimmel in Brooklyn guests are like, basically the best of all time – Cardi B AND Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be there, so sign up for free tickets now, duh! (You can also swing by Videology for free Stranger Things bingo later.)
MUSIC: Catch Shilpa Ray over at Union Pool tonight for just $12!
STAY IN: Watch the USWNT (hopefully) kick Canada’s ass in the CONCACAF 2019 FIFA WWC qualifiers final! Will be on FS1 at 8pm. (And then watch AHS on FX after that, obviously!)
Thursday, October 18
We like 2 party LOL! So we count Thursday as part of the weekend. Sign up to receive our full weekend guide bright ‘n early on Thursday mornings!