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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 DICK WOLF! THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB! ALEX TREBEK! (WHICH IS OUR GIF THEME!) AND MORE! Details:

Monday, February 18

ACTIVE: Donation-based yoga ‘n free cocktails are on the menu at Coco-Mat tonight!

COMEDY: Get to the Bell House for Lez Hang Out with Carolyn Bergier, Jes Tom and Elsa Waithe! Tickets are $16-$20 a pop.

CULTURE: It’s Cat Video Fest at Village East, you guys! Go forth and watch an hour and twenty minute-long reel for $15!

FILM: Go watch a bitch get hobbled real hard over at Alamo Drafthouse, where Misery is screening tonight for $12!

FOOD + DRINK: DO YOU LOVE YOU SOME CASSOULET?! Head to a battle for the best one!

FREE: Snag free pizza and cupcakes at Fat Buddha with Eatwell Cartel tonight!

MUSIC: Catch Metric, Zoe ‘n July Talk at Kings Theatre tonight for $36+!

STAY IN: (As usual, we’re dealing with the real Sophie’s choice between The Bachelor and Antiques Roadshow.)

Tuesday, February 19

ACTIVE: Broke AF? Take advantage of a free yoga class at Bryant Park this morning before work!

COMEDY: Kyle Dunnigan’s got TWO shows at Union Hall tonight. The first one is sold out, but you can hit up the late one still for $15!


FILM: Swing on by Alamo Drafthouse for a $10 screening of The ‘Burbs, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: It’s a new round of BookBook Club at Archestratus! RSVP for free wine, cheese ‘n discussion about Edward Espe Brown’s No Recipe: Cooking as Spiritual Practice!

FREE: It’s Emo Night’s 8th anniversary party over at Elsewhere! RSVP for free entry!

MUSIC: I have TWO picks for tonight – first, RJD2 will be at Brooklyn Bowl for $20, and second, Potty Mouth will be at Sunnyvale for $12!

STAY IN: The Princess Bride is on Cinemax!

Wednesday, February 20

ACTIVE: Keep the budget friendly vibes going! Head to the Seaport at 6:30pm for a FREE workout class at Pier 17!

COMEDY: Catch one of two Chris Gethard shows at Union Hall, duh! $8-$10 each.

CULTURE: Oh my god OBVIOUSLY get to Littlefield for a live taping of The Baby-Sitters Club podcast! Tickets are $10 a pop, unless you’re too busy hanging out with Dick Wolf for $35 at 92Y!

FILM: Grab a $12 ticket to watch Office Space at Alamo Drafthouse!

FOOD + DRINK: Go learn how to cultivate your own goddamn mushrooms at Ag Tech X! Tickets are $30 each.

FREE: Hit up the premiere of Local Roots NYC on Viceland’s new show Hustle at the Kickstarter HQ! Free w/ RSVP!

MUSIC: It is an absolute TRAGEDY that Sigrid’s Brooklyn Steel show is sold out, but rest assured you can hang out with Adeline at Elsewhere instead for $12!

STAY IN: Crazy, Stupid, Love is on WE!

Thursday, February 21

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