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 boozy yoga, Cameron Esposito, Viola Davis, and (our GIF theme) Neil deGrasse Tyson vibes // DETAILS:
Monday, November 12
ACTIVE: YOU KNOW THE DRILL! Go do donation-based boozy yoga at Coco-Mat!
COMEDY: It’s the 1-year anniversary of Butterboy, so head on over to Littlefield to celebrate w/ special guests Janelle James, Jacqueline Novak, Joel Kim Booster and more! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: Head to the 14th Street Y for a night of female resistance comedy! Dulce Sloan, Marcia Belsky, Mitra Jouhari and more are all on the bill, so it should be a REAL GOOD and REAL THOUGHT-PROVOKING TIME!
FILM: Grab $5 tickets to Alamo Drafthouse’s Video Vortex! On the docket tonight is a Kirsten Dunst mystery movie! WHAT WILL IT BE?! Only time will tell!
FOOD + DRINK: 100% grab tickets to The Wild Honey Pie’s latest dinner party performance at Guadalupe Inn! The one and only Odetta Hartman will perform as you enjoy Mexican food ‘n free-flowing drinks! Tickets are $50.
FREE: Talk D&D history w/ the authors of Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana at Books are Magic tonight! Free to attend!
MUSIC: OBVIOUSLY go catch Australian wonder G Flip’s NYC debut at Baby’s All Right! Tickets are $16 each. (I’d also be remiss not to mention the Ron Gallo show that’s happening at Rough Trade. I know I’m only supposed to choose one thing BUT I CAN’T THIS TIME, OKAY?! Tickets are $15.)
STAY IN: Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone is on Syfy! ‘Tis the season for Harry Potter vibes! Embrace it!
Tuesday, November 13
ACTIVE: Hit up Space Ninety 8 to do yoga and sip CBD oil tonic drinks! Much relax! Tickets are $15 suggested donation.
COMEDY: Hang out with Cameron Esposito at the Bell House for Nancy Live! (Nancy is a dope podcast about queer stories ‘n conversations, PS.) Tickets are $25 a pop.
CULTURE: What’s more cultural than a voguing dance-off? House of Yes is hosting a new round of House of Vogue, and tickets will run you $10 each.
FILM: Head to 92Y for NPR’s presentation of Audie Cornish and Viola Davis in conversation about their projects and process! Tickets are $50 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Caveat for How To Convince Your Family You’re A Wine Expert, just in time for the holidays! Course includes a wine tasting menu, and tickets are $35-$40 each!
FREE: The NYPL will host Irregular Order: How Congress Really Works tonight for free! Lineup includes Wyatt Cenac, Paul Kane and more, and seats are first come first served, so get there early!
MUSIC: Elsewhere’ll host Los Campesinos! and Adult Mom tonight for a $25-$30 show! (Probably go!)
STAY IN: White Chicks is on BET // YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Wednesday, November 14
ACTIVE: Take part in tonight’s Run In The Dark pop-up event to benefit the Mark Pollock Trust, which works to find a cure for paralysis! $30 to participate.
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for FARAH BROOK: TAKE ME OR LEAVE ME ft. stand-up, storytelling and musical performances! Wow wow wow! Tickets are $10-$15 a pop.
CULTURE: Most DEFINITELY make a beeline for Beacon Theatre, where Neil deGrasse Tyson will be joined by Eugene Mirman for StarTalk Live! Tickets are $37+ each.
FILM: It’s the last night to catch $7 screenings of Blaze and Matanga/Maya/M.I.A. at Syndicated, so if you haven’t seen ’em yet, you better make moves!
FOOD + DRINK: MOFAD is hosting Cooking as Inheritance: Beyond Soul Food in the African Diaspora, a discussion between Carla Hall and Pierre Thiam ft. bonus tasting of okra stews! Tickets are $40 each.
FREE: Heineken is putting on a free DJ set by Chrome Sparks at The Box, and I would highly suggest RSVPing, not just for the dance vibes, but for the possibility of free beer. (Which I think is v. probable.)
STAY IN: CLEARLY watch the season finale of American Horror Story on FX, you guys!
Thursday, November 15
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