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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 GLORIA STEINEM! AARON CARTER! BUFFY! (WHICH IS OUR GIF THEME!) AND MORE! Details:

Monday, February 25


COMEDY: Get to Stonewall for Dyking Out, duh! Tonight’s lineup features Emma Willmann, Veronica Garza, Jess Salomon and Eman El Husseini, and tickets are just $7!

CULTURE: Gloria Steinem’s at Strand Bookstore tonight to sign copies of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions! Admission is $20 and includes a signed copy of the book.

FILM: Hit up Alamo Drafthouse for Cat Video Fest 2019, duh! Tickets are $15 a pop.

FOOD + DRINK: I don’t know that it’s the most appetizing round of Masters of Social Gastronomy ever to happen, but if you’re down to talk about the mysteries of your intestinal tract, then probably head to Caveat! Tickets are $12 each.

FREE: It’s a new round of Secret Science Club at the Bell House tonight! Go forth and hang out with a microbiologist slash virus hunter fo’ FREE!

MUSIC: Catch Evan + Zane (Evan Rachel Wood and Zane Carney) at Bowery Ballroom for $25!

STAY IN: Are you Team Bachelor or Team Antiques Roadshow? (I am Team Die Alone, so I guess technically I could fall into either camp.)

Tuesday, February 26

ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Higher Vibes Yoga w/ Soulga at Space Ninety 8! Free refreshments, $15 suggested donation.

COMEDY: 110% get to Our Wicked Lady for the latest edition of Stevie Comedy, duh! Free as usual!

CULTURE: Hit up Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for Greetings From Queer Mountain! Free entry w/ RSVP!

FILM: Pop on by Film Noir Cinema for the latest installment of Miskatonic NYC’s lecture series! Tonight is Blood Born: The Horror of AIDS, and tickets are $12-$15 each.

FOOD + DRINK: Talk (and eat) all things falafel on the UES tonight! Tickets are $20 each.

FREE: 100% get yourself to Chinatown for Spoken Soup, which is an evening of zine readings in collaboration w/ the 2019 NYC Feminist Zine Fest!

MUSIC: Head to Trans-Pecos for a show from Colletti, Erika Spring and more! Tickets are just $10-$12 a pop.

STAY IN: Michael Moore, Laura Linney and Chloe Sevigny are on tonight’s episode of Finding Your Roots! I SUPPORT THIS!

Wednesday, February 27

ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Black Metal Black Light Yoga at Lucky 13! Tickets are $17.

COMEDY: Aparna Nancherla is at the Bell House tonight for $20! Or if that’s above your budget, make a beeline for Union Hall, where they’re hosting 60-90 Minutes of Comedy w/ Chris Gethard and A Friend! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.

CULTURE: Oh my god OBVIOUSLY pop by NYU’s Michelson Theater for Mom…I’m A Slayer: Coming Out In ’90s Fantasy Television ft. a screening of Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Becoming Part II,” and an evening of discussion surrounding Buffy the Vampire SlayerCharmedXena: Warrior Princess! Free w/ RSVP!

FILM: Head to Nitehawk for a screening of ‘Round Midnight ft. bonus Q+A w/ director Bertrand Travernier!

FOOD + DRINK: Into whiskey? There’s a Widow Jane tasting happening in the Bronx! Tickets are $25 each.

FREE: In the mood to d-d-d-d-dance? RSVP to House of Yes’ Funk You party, clearly!

MUSIC: Ummm Aaron Carter is playing a $20-$25 show at LPR tonight and my heart literally skipped a beat.


Thursday, February 28

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