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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, INCLUDING but not limited to Michelle Obama, Love Actually (GIF THEME, DUH), tamales, metal yoga and MORE! Details:

Monday, December 17

ACTIVE: Can you guess? Like usual, I’m gonna shout out YOGA ‘N COCKTAILS AT COCO-MAT! Donation-based as always.

COMEDY: It’s a new round of Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins at Littlefield tonight! Grab yourself a $10 ticket and g-g-g-g-go!

CULTURE: It’s Memoir Monday at powerHouse Arena, and guests will include Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased, as well as Tracy Lynn Lloyd AND our buddy Lane Moore! Free to attend, plus FREE WINE!

FILM: Miss this weekend’s Yule Ball at the Bell House? Well, you can get festively Harry Potter’d up AGAIN, this time at Housing Works, where The Magical Yuletide Ball is happening for $15+ per ticket!

FOOD + DRINK: There’s an immersive “mindful dining experience” happening tonight which sounds p. cool, provided you’ve got $75 to spare!

FREE: Baby’s All Right is where it’s at tonight! RSVP to catch The Natvral, Honey Cutt, Nicole Yun AND Tallies for $0 courtesy of Dr. Martens!

MUSIC: Got $63+? Be sure to catch Ingrid Michaelson at Beacon Theatre!

STAY IN: There’s a new Antiques Roadshow episode on PBS, JUST SAYIN’…

Tuesday, December 18

ACTIVE: Do some #RAGE yoga over at The Spectrum’s Dreamhouse tonight! There’ll be candles, darkness, herbal teas and even more metal than usual in honor of the Solstice, and it’s just $5 suggested donation to participate!

COMEDY: OBVIOUSLY hit up Chelsea Music Hall for a night w/ Seth Herzog, David Cross, Questlove and more! Tickets are $18+.

CULTURE: The American Scottish Foundation is hosting a holiday party tonight ft. Scottish songs and Christmas carols, open bar AND heavy hors d’oeuvres for $65!


FOOD + DRINK: Go eat a fuck ton o’ tamales at The Greene Space tonight with Fany Gerson, Maricel Presilla and Von Diaz! Tickets are $25 and include one drink.

FREE: Go get festive at Bryant Park w/ some free holiday tunes courtesy of Affinity Brass Band and Southwest Airlines!

MUSIC: Catch CupcakKe at LPR tonight for $25+, clearly!!!

STAY IN: I mean, who doesn’t want to watch Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E?!

Wednesday, December 19

ACTIVE: Wanna try your luck at being a contortionist? There’s a contortion workshop at The Muse tonight! Tickets are $50 a pop.

COMEDY: Hang out with Julian Velard, Jen Kirkman, Nore Davis and more at Union Hall tonight for just $8-$10!

CULTURE: MICHELLE OBAMA IS AT BARCLAYS CENTER. Yes it’s sold out, but yes you should also see if there are any resale tickets, ’cause WORTH IT.

FILM: Get to Syndicated for $7 screenings of Love, Actually! (I MEAN, DUH!)

FOOD + DRINK: Head to another one of The Wild Honey Pie’s dinner parties at Le Fanfare tonight! Aisha Badru is the musical guest of honor, and your $50 ticket gets you admission to the show, plus covers your food ‘n beer.

FREE: Catch some free comedy at Muchmore’s, BB!

MUSIC: My top pick for tunes tonight is easily a $10 gig from Suno Deko, TMBOY and Foxes In Fiction at Berlin!

STAY IN: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on AMC, HANDS DOWN.

Thursday, December 20

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