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 Goonies vibes (our GIF theme), a lesson on aphrodisiacs ‘n poisons, black metal yoga and MORE! Details:
Monday, January 28
ACTIVE: Donation-based yoga + free Deep Eddy cocktails = YES, PLEASE.
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for Outcasts w/ Fareeha Khan, Hari Kondabolu and more! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Hit up BRIC House for the Brooklyn Poetry Slam tonight! Free w/ RSVP!
FILM: Watch a 35mm screening of Goodfellas at Village East, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: It’s a p. interesting edition of Masters of Social Gastronomy at Caveat tonight, y’all!Romance and Revenge, the History of Aphrodisiacs and Poisons will run you $12 per ticket.
FREE: Catch a free show from KEUNING over at Rough Trade tonight!
MUSIC: If you DO have a little dough to spare for tickets, though, then swing by Baby’s All Right for a $12 show from Elley Duhe and Butch Dawson!
STAY IN: As usual, it’s between The Bachelor and Antiques Roadshow, and you should know by now which one I will choose every time.
Tuesday, January 29
ACTIVE: Think you can get up early dot com? Take advantage of a free 8am yoga class at Bryant Park!
COMEDY: It’s WDEK Live at Red Room tonight! Co-hosts Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik are joined by guests comedian & writer Josh Gondelman, Kabul-based magazine writer and investigative reporter May Jeong and special musical guest Shilpa Ray! (Free admission, but two drink minimum!)
CULTURE: It’s the Whitney’s annual Art Party! (Tickets are $250+, but THINK OF THE CULTURE!)
FILM: Catch a Bay Ridge classic at Solidarity Space! Saturday Night Fever will be screening, and a local historian will talk all about the history of the neighborhood’s role in the film.
FOOD + DRINK: CLEARLY make a beeline for Alamo Drafthouse, where they’re hosting a four-course Matilda dinner and screening!
FREE: Get to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to hang out w/ Dana Czapnik and Salman Rushdie! They’ll be discussing Czapnik’s book, The Falconer. Free to attend!
MUSIC: Cory Wong (of Vulfpeck) will be at Bowery Ballroom tonight for $20! Support from Emily Browning.
STAY IN: The Fifth Element is on Syfy!
Wednesday, January 30
ACTIVE: It’s time for a new round of Black Metal Yoga at Lucky 13 Saloon, you guys! Tickets are $17 // bring your own mat!
COMEDY: Get to the Bell House for The Third Annual Bushes B-Day Bash ft. Alison Leiby, Uncle Function, Sydnee Washington, Anna Drezen, Larry Owens, Mark Normand and MORE! Tickets are $10-$12 each, and all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood.
CULTURE: Pete Hamill will join Ronnie Eldridge and Jonathan Alter for a conversation at 92Y about HBO’s new documentary, Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists! Grab tickets for $35 each.
FILM: Head to Littlefield for The Goonies Entirely From Memory! Tickets are $10-$12 a pop.
FOOD + DRINK: Got $90? Love alcohol and cheese? Head to Murray’s Cheese Shop for an evening of beer, wine ‘n fromage, then!
FREE: Pop on over to House of Yes to d-d-d-d-dance to ALL of the funk fo’ free!
MUSIC: 100% catch Northern Ireland’s SOAK at Mercury Lounge tonight for $15-$17!
STAY IN: Forrest Gump is on Spike, plus The Goonies is on Freeform!
Thursday, January 24
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