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 MY BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY! (I know you are all so excited for me to turn thirty-one!) But also, intellectual chats on magic in the works of David Lynch, boozy yoga, Marie Kondo and MORE! Details:
Monday, January 7
ACTIVE: If you’re starting to get burnt out on this whole NEW YEAR NEW ME thing, then find a happy medium at tonight’s boozy Sputnik Yoga at Coco-Mat! Donation-based yoga class and free vodka cocktails afterwards equals YES PLEASE.
COMEDY: Swing on by Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy with Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgins, duh! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Do you flippin’ love cats? Then go talk about ’em at the Greene Space! Tickets are $15 each.
FILM: Director Anna Zamecka will be at IFC Center tonight for a Q+A following a 7:55pm screening of Communion!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Phil’s for a ramen pop-up ft. $10 tantan and vege-tan ramen bowls!
FREE: It’s Left Breast Comedy at the Knitting Factory, and tonight’s lineup is REAL GOOD! Carmen Lynch, Liza Treyger and more, all for $0!
MUSIC: Catch wild Up, Zola Jesus and William Brittelle at Merkin Hall tonight for $25!
STAY IN: Uncle Buck is on AMC tonight. THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT THIS IS THE RIGHT TV CHOICE.
Tuesday, January 8
ACTIVE: Get to Space Ninety 8 for yoga and complimentary beverages after the class! $15 suggested donation, bring your own mat!
COMEDY: If you want some competitive vibes w/ your LOLs, head on over to Littlefield for a new round of Punderdome! Tickets are $10-$12 each.
CULTURE: Catch Jon Ronson at the Bell House for The Last Days of August tonight! Tickets are $10 a pop. (You can also try to get on the wait-list for a chat w/ Marie Kondo at 92Y, but it’s currently SOLD OUT!)
FILM: Pop over to Metrograph tonight for a 9pm screening of Princess Mononoke! UNLESS, of course, you’re too busy at Lincoln Center watching Y tu máma también with Alfonso Cuarón in person! (Standby only at this point, but worth trying if you’re a big fan!)
FOOD + DRINK: See the one and only Jamie Oliver in conversation with Alison Roman at 92Y tonight! Tickets are $40 a pop.
FREE: Go forth and learn all about CBD oil at Arlo SoHo tonight, y’all! Free class w/ RSVP!
MUSIC: The Brooklyn Youth Chorus will be performing at National Sawdust tonight for $29, so most definitely grab a ticket to check that out!
STAY IN: Gonna have to make it another AMC night, ’cause The Breakfast Club is on! JOHN HUGHES FTW!
Wednesday, January 9
ACTIVE: Get v. relax by doing yoga and a sound bath at The Rubin tonight! Tickets are $35.
COMEDY: Catch Ramy Youssef & Friends over at Union Hall tonight! Tickets will run you $10 each.
CULTURE: Lana Condor’s gonna be at 92Y tonight for a conversation w/ Jackie Strause re: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Deadly Class and Alita: Battle Angel! Tickets are $40 a pop.
FILM: Head on over to Metrograph for a 10pm screening of Leave No Trace!
FOOD + DRINK: Author Matt Gross is going to be at Bedford Cheese Shop for Cold Days, Hot Sauce and Cheese (aka all of the good things), so if you’ve got $80 and that sounds up your alley, snag a ticket now!
FREE: CLEARLY make a beeline for Hauser & Wirth, where my friend Stef Black will be leading a lecture titled In Heaven: On the Meaning of Magic in the Works of David Lynch! Free w/ RSVP!
MUSIC: Geotic will be at Elsewhere tonight, so be sure to grab a $12-$15 ticket!
STAY IN: Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club is on MTV, and since when am I not gonna recommend THAT?!
Thursday, January 10
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