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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 for lots o’ great stuff, but also get ready to VOTE! Details:

Monday, November 5

ACTIVE: Yoga ‘n booze works every time, bb! Head to Coco-Mat for a new round of Sputnik Yoga ft. bonus free vodka cocktails! Tickets are donation-based.

COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for TWO solid NYCF shows tonight – the first is Hot Box w/ Marie Faustin and Sydnee Washington ft. Liza Treyger, Dewayne Perkins and more ($10), and the second is White Chocolate w/ Christi Chiello and Petey Deabreu ft. Sam Jay, Tim Dillon and more ($10)!

CULTURE: Hang out with Gabrielle Moss at WORD tonight as she presentsPaperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of ’80s and ’90s Teen Fiction! To attend, grab a $5 voucher online or at the door // it’s good toward anything in the store!

FILM: Marie Losier will be at MoMA to present unseen works (from early personal films to footage from documenting New York’s avant-garde film community) and a preview of ongoing projects! Tickets are $12.

FOOD + DRINK: Take a look at the food industry and how big companies influence scientific studies with Marion Nestle, who’ll be at Strand Books to discuss Unsavory Truth! Grab a copy of the book from Strand to attend.

FREE: Get to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for The AIDS Activist Project book launch tonight! Activist, photographer and author Bill Bytsura will be in-house to celebrate the collection of photographs, and admission is free!

MUSIC: My top pick for tunes tonight just so happens to be at Terminal 5, a venue I generally try to avoid, but will make a major exception for tonight since LANY will play a show, and it’ll be opened by Anna of the North who I LOVE A REAL LOT. Tickets are $36.

STAY IN: Back To The Future‘s on Cinemax, y’all!

Tuesday, November 6

ACTIVE: 1. VOTE!!! 2.Sacred Sounds Yoga will host Flow & Go (Vote) today! Tickets are a suggested donation of $25, and 100% of proceeds will benefit the ACLU!

COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for Three Busy Debras ft. Mitra Jouhari, Sandy Honig and Alyssa Stonoha ($20) AND Stand By Your Band Live ft. Tommy McNamara, Liza Treyger, Josh Gondelman and more ($7-$10)!

CULTURE: It’s a new round of The Story Collider at Caveat tonight! If you’re into stories about science, then be sure to grab a $12 ticket!

FILM: It’s the US premiere of Unsettling at Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn tonight! Q+A with the director to follow, and tickets are $12 each.

FOOD + DRINK: ‘Tis the season for cider! Head to Bedford Cheese Shop to learn all about the ins and outs of cider, as well as sample sips ‘n snacks, all for $10!

FREE: If you’re looking to watch the midterm election results roll in for free, Syndicated and/or Brooklyn Bazaar sound like p. ideal places to do it, y’all. Coverage all night long.

MUSIC: Swing by Bowery Ballroom for a show from Justin Courtney Pierre (of Motion City Soundtrack) opened by my v. talented buddy pronoun! Tickets are $25-$28 a pop.

STAY IN: I mean, obviously watch whatever the fuck happens with the midterms // PLEASE GO VOTE AND THEN PRAY THAT FOR ONCE THINGS GO WELL.

Wednesday, November 7

ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga for Witches at Catland, y’all! Tickets are $15 a pop.

COMEDY: The one and only Jamali Maddix is at Union Hall to perform Vape Lord! The second show already sold out, so be sure to grab $20 tickets to the early one ASAP!

CULTURE: Lane Moore will be joined by Scott Rogowsky at Strand Bookstore for the launch of her book How To Be Alone tonight! To attend, grab a copy of the book (IT IS GREAT!) from Strand, and/or a $15 gift card.

FILM: Chill with Greg Sestero at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn tonight! He’ll be there to present Best F(r)iends Vol. 2 and to do a Q+A, and tickets are $20 each!

FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Books are Magic, where they’re partnering w/ TASTE to host the launch of Anita Lo’s latest book, Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One! She’ll be in conversation with Matt Rodbard, and it’s FREE to attend!

FREE: Swing by Pioneer Books for an Emergent Naturecultures Roundtable with Jane Bennett! She’ll be joined by a panel to discuss the blending of nature and culture! (Free to attend, in case that wasn’t clear!)

MUSIC: Continue to celebrate the five year anniversary of Baby’s All Right with a $22 Porches gig tonight!

STAY IN: Watch Mrs. Doubtfire on Freeform, duh!

Thursday, November 8

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!

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