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 lots o’ solid Halloween-ish movie screenings (including Only Lovers Left Alive, our GIF theme), plus book signings, witch yoga and more // details as follows:
Monday, September 22
ACTIVE: CocoMat SOHO will host a new round of boozy yoga this evening! It’s donation-based, and the free cocktails are provided by Deep Eddy.
COMEDY: It’s a new round of Butterboy at Littlefield tonight ft. hosts Maeve Higgins, Aparna Nancherla and Jo Firestone, plus special guests Melissa Villasenor, Jamie Lee and more! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: For poetry vibes, head to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Sam sax will be presenting ‘bury it’, and the event is free to attend w/ RSVP!
FILM: Catch a screening of Little Shop of Horrors (70mm) at Alamo Drafthouse BK tonight! Tickets are $12 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Meet the one and only Carla Hall at BookMark Shoppe tonight! Tickets are $35, and they include a copy of Carla’s book, Soul Food.
FREE: It’s Simpsons Treehouse of Horror B-I-N-G-O over at Videology tonight, and it’s 100% free to attend, so swing by!
MUSIC: I think this one is pretty obvious – Mom+Pop will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a label at Brooklyn Steel, and everybody from Courtney Barnett to Neon Indian to Sleigh Bells to Sunflower Bean will perform! Tickets are $45+.
STAY IN: Hocus Pocus and The Witches of Eastwick are on Freeform tonight, DUH!
Tuesday, September 23
ACTIVE: Hit up Patagonia to take advantage of a free yoga class tonight! The theme du jour is how to practice gratitude.
COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for Everyday Decisions with Jo Firestone! She’ll be talking to friends ‘n their children to find out how they all make everyday decisions, and tickets are $7-$10 each.
CULTURE: The one and only Mario Sorrenti will be at Strand Bookstore to sign copies of Kate tonight, and you can attend if you purchase a copy of the book from Strand!
FILM: Only Lovers Left Alive is screening for just $7 over at Syndicated tonight! Obviously go watch!
FOOD + DRINK: Yotam Ottolenghi will be in conversation with Tamar Adler at Congregation Beth Elohim tonight, and tickets are $35+, the price of which includes a copy of Ottolenghi’s Ottolenghi Simple!
FREE: Empress Of will do a little performance ‘n signing at Rough Trade tonight, and all you have to do to attend is buy a copy of her new record from the shop!
MUSIC: Baby’s All Right will celebrate its fifth anniversary tonight with a headlining performance from Girlpool! Tickets are $22 a pop.
STAY IN: Boogie Nights is on BBC America! Never say no to Boogie Nights!
Wednesday, October 24
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga for Witches over at Catland, so scrape together $15 and g-g-g-g-go!
COMEDY: Married funny ladies Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini will be at Union Hall to perform The El-Salomons tonight, and tickets are $10 a pop!
CULTURE: For more witchy vibes, get to Caveat for Yeah She Did: Witches Get Stuff Done ft. stories about women who were labeled as witches throughout history for being outspoken! Tickets are $15-$20 each.
FILM: Hit up Syndicated for a $7 screening of Practical Magic, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: Gaz Oakley aka Avant-Garde Vegan will be at Strand Bookstore to sign copies of his book, Vegan Christmas! Grab a copy from Strand to attend this event for free.
FREE: Pop over to House of Yes for Funk You, aka the funkiest dance party in BK! Totally free w/ RSVP! Or if you’re not in a dancin’ mood, just head to Videology for free Stranger Things B-B-B-B-BINGO!
MUSIC: Catch She Wants Revenge, Mykki Blanco and Tessa Rae at Irving Plaza tonight for $25+!
STAY IN: Tonight’s episode of AHS looks like it’s gonna be REAL WITCHY, and REAL GOOD, so probably just tune into FX at 10 and/or 11 to watch.
Thursday, October 25
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