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 appearances by longtime David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley, Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson (our GIF theme, CLEARLY) and MORE! Details:
Monday, December 10
ACTIVE: Silent Disco Yoga is a thing that exists, and you can do it at the James New York (NoMad) tonight for $8!
COMEDY: Get into the holiday spirit at Union Hall tonight, where Tommy McNamara, Christi Chello and Anthony DeVito will festively (and funnily) singing to you! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Head to Strand Books for a panel discussion on sex positivity, duh! Admission can be gained through the purchase of a $15 Strand gift card.
FILM: It’s standby only, but my top pick is 100% Chapo Trap House’s presentation of Starship Troopers at Lincoln Center tonight! The screening will feature a bonus discussion w/ CTH afterwards.
FOOD + DRINK: Catch Tarra Thiessen and Natalie Kirch of Sharkmuffin at Muchmore’s tonight, where they’ll be presenting their artwork ‘n pizza and ice cream flavor creations! Musical performances are happening as well, and all of it’s a $5 suggested donation to benefit Immigrant Families Together.
FREE: It is IMPERATIVE that you get to Books Are Magic for an Abbi Jacobson appearance! She’ll be presenting I Might Regret This, and as it’s a free and unticketed situation, you’re gonna have to turn up REAL EARLY, like right at 5pm when the line is allowed to begin forming. WORTH IT, PROBABLY!
MUSIC: Most definitely head to Murmrr Theatre for an evening with the one and only Kimbra! Tickets will run you $25-$45 each.
STAY IN: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is on AMC and OBVIOUSLY YOU SHOULD WATCH!
Tuesday, December 11
ACTIVE: Hit up a new round of Rage Yoga at the Spectrum tonight! Tickets are $5 suggested donation, and music’ll be punk, hip-hop, metal, hardcore and industrial. (V. queer-friendly, too! DUH!)
COMEDY: Even more comedic holiday vibes over at Union Hall tonight! Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill and more will be putting on A Cartoon Monsoon Family Christmas, and tickets are $10 each!
CULTURE: If you can bunk off work for a bit, catch Kristen Gillibrand at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church as she presents Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women The Right To Vote! Tickets are $23+.
FILM: Miskatonic NYC will present The Frequency of Fear ft. Dean Hurley, American sound designer, re-recording mixer and composer who’s ALSO a longtime David Lynch collaborator! Tickets are just $15, and the whole shebang is taking place at Film Noir Cinema.
FOOD + DRINK: It’s the latest round of The Vegan Parley at Urban Vegan Kitchen tonight! Tonight’s topic of discussion is “Dead Flesh Is Aging You” (cheerful!) and admission is free w/ RSVP.
FREE: Bring your pupper to the OG Shake Shack (Madison Square Park location) and receive a free toy for the dog and a free drink for you in honor of their new collab w/ BARK NYC! Tickets are $20, and proceeds will benefit Foster Dogs, Inc.
MUSIC: If you slept on grabbin’ tickets to a v. sold out AlunaGeorge show tonight, do the next best thing and catch an AlunaGeorge DJ set at Good Room later! Tickets are $20 each.
STAY IN: WATCH ELF ON AMC! SANTA! I KNOW HIM!
Wednesday, December 12
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga For Witches at Catland, baby! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: For a clean comedy sweep this week, it’s gonna be Union Hall again! Tonight is more of a storytelling vibe – How I Learned To Fight Back will feature John Fugelsang, Ayo Edebiri and more! Tickets are $12-$15 each.
CULTURE: Head to 92Y for Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House w/ our buddy Deesha Dyer, who’ll be joined by Hope Hill, Bill Yosses and Cindy Uh for a discussion about their experiences from the glory days! Tickets are $29 a pop.
FILM: Hit up Nitehawk for Experimental Animation Show tonight ft. 63 minutes of experimental animated shorts and a post-screening Q+A w/ many of the participating filmmakers!
FOOD + DRINK: Katrine van Wyk will be at Books Are Magic tonight to tell you all about natural remedies for what ails ya via her new book, Super Powders! Free to attend!
FREE: It’s a new round of Secret Science Club at the Bell House tonight, and the subject is good ol’ BODIES! If you’re into that, then head on over there! Admission is $0 as always!
MUSIC: CLEARLY head to Rough Trade for a $15 Chelsea Jade gig! Personal Best was EASILY one of my favorite records released this year, and she’s amazing live, so GRAB TICKETS!
STAY IN: Pulp Fiction is on BBC America and I am HERE FOR IT!
Thursday, December 13
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