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 INCLUDING but not limited to Doug Loves Movies, boozy ‘n witchy yoga and a live scoring of the OG Suspiria (our GIF theme)! Details:
Monday, November 26
ACTIVE: Shake off your Monday blues at Coco-Mat, where a new round of Sputnik Yoga ‘n Cocktails is happening tonight! Class is donation-based, cocktails are free!
COMEDY: Swing by Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo Firestone, Maeve Higgins ‘n Aparna Nancherla! Tonight’s special guests include Dulce Sloan, Joe Rumrill and more, and tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Get into the holiday spirit at Gramercy Theatre, where Doug Loves Movies: 12 Guests of Christmas is happening tonight! Tickets are $25. OR if that’s too lowbrow for ya, then hit up Pioneer Works for Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation! Tickets to that are $15.
FILM: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will live score a screening of the OG Suspiria at Le Poisson Rouge tonight! Tickets are $30+.
FOOD + DRINK: Get you some free warm cider from 4pm to 7pm at any/all Book Culture locations tonight, you guys!
FREE: Swing by Bluestockings for a new free round of Get On The Stage, an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between the margins of these Western labels!
MUSIC: Got $99+? Most definitely scope Bob Dylan at Beacon Theatre, then!
STAY IN: ELF IS ON AMC!
Tuesday, November 27
ACTIVE: Drink wine while you do yoga at the William Vale! Tickets are $20 each.
COMEDY: Littlefield is where it’s at tonight, y’all! Eli Valley, Helen Rosner, David Roth and Eve Peyser are all part of the lineup for Jewish Currents’ presentation of Bad For the Jews: Halakhic Thunderdome, and tickets are a v. reasonable $12-$15 each!
CULTURE: Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, and Tan France will all be at Symphony Space to talk about the launch of their new book, Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life! You can grab tickets for $40+.
FOOD + DRINK: The one and only Alex Guarnaschelli will be serving up a $75 fall dinner at the A&D Building tonight! Yum dot com!
FREE: It’s the 17th round of Scientific Controversies at Pioneer Works tonight, so go forth and get real deep about dark energy fo’ FREE! OR get to Books Are Magic for an evening with Amelia Bonow, who’ll be in conversation w/ Jessica Valenti to talk Shout Your Abortion! Admission is F-R-E-E.
MUSIC: Catch Savoir Adore at their album release show at Baby’s All Right tonight! Tickets are $15-$20 each.
STAY IN: Miss The Shape of Water in theaters? It’s on HBO tonight!
Wednesday, November 28
ACTIVE: Yoga for Witches is back at Catland today! Tickets are $15, so g-g-g-g-go!
COMEDY: Get to Littlefield tonight for a new round of Drunk Science! The theme is S-E-X, and the lineup includes Karen Chee AND a special guest scientist, so be sure to grab yourself a $5-$8 ticket right now!
CULTURE: Head to MoMA to join musician Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and artist Leslie Hewitt for a conversation on the symbiotic relationship between music and art! Tickets are $15 each.
FILM: Swing by Alamo Drafthouse for an advance screening of The Favourite! Tickets are $18 a pop.
FOOD + DRINK: If you’re into the idea of an evening of Greek snacks ‘n conversation about holistic living, then head on over to Coco-Mat for a big ol’ chat! Tickets are $20 each.
FREE: If you don’t mind v. large crowds of v. excited people, then you might consider popping by the 2018 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting! (I will not be doing that, but I respect your rights!)
MUSIC: Majestic Casual fan? Go get vibey at Elsewhere tonight! Tickets are $20-$25 each.
STAY IN: CLEARLY watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on AMC!
Thursday, November 29
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