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. learning, 8. music and 9. staying in (because let’s face it, sometimes you just want to not leave your couch, especially when it continues to be cold AF outside). Lots on the books this first couple of weekdays INCLUDING but not limited to an Alex Cameron and Molly Burch gig, an immersive Basquiat screening and party, Literary Death match w/ Queen Anna Chlumsky (OUR GIF THEME, DUH) and MORE:
Monday, March 12
ACTIVE: Meet up at New York Running Company to join them for a Spring Forward evening run in Central Park!
COMEDY: Union Hall is tonight’s LOLs winner with its presentation of Mitra x Jamie x Sarah Are Ugly ft. Mitra Jouhari, Jamie Loftus and Sarah Sherman! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: Swing by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop tonight for launch of Go Home!, a collection published in collaboration with the Feminist Press that images “home” in twenty-first century through fiction, memoir, and poetry. Suggested donation of $5!
FILM: Get caught up on your Academy Award winners at Videology, where Get Out is screening twice tonight for $12 each time!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Black Flamingo for a new round of The DJ Cookbook! Chef Nira Kehar and our buddy Mikkel Hess (Danish musical genius) will be exploring the six Vedic tastes and complementary sounds of the chakras. (FANCY!) $100 a person, and just 25 seats are available, so grab your tickets quick!
FREE: Get to Bushwick Community Darkroom to watch Pee Wee’s Big Adventure for zero dollars! What a cinematic masterpiece!
LEARN: Take Nancy Davidoff Kelton’s writing workshop at Strand Bookstore tonight! $40 admission.
MUSIC: 100% grab $18 tickets to see Alex Cameron and Molly Burch at Music Hall of Williamsburg // the gig sold out last week, so you’d be wise to snag a spot ASAP!
STAY IN: I mean, I personally feel like we have no other option than to hate watch American Idol, right?
Tuesday, February 13
ACTIVE: Go running at this month’s edition of Shack Track & Field! It’s a 2-5 mile run depending on which course you choose, and once you get back to Shake Shack, you’ll get a drink on the house for participating!
COMEDY: It’s a new Battle of the Divas with Matteo Lane at Union Hall tonight, and the theme is Aretha Franklin vs. Patti Labelle! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Dia Art is hosting Readings In Contemporary Poetry w/ Marcella Durand and Tonya Foster tonight, and admission is just $10!
FILM: Feelin’ those Lynchian vibes? Get to Metrograph for a screening of Blue Velvet tonight!
FOOD + DRINK: If you’re a Chef Lidia fan, you’re most definitely going to want to cough up $150 and get to Becco tonight; she’ll be serving up a multi-course meal highlighting recipes from her newest cookbook!
FREE: Get to Stonewall for GO Magazine’s Spring 2018 issue party and the launch of lesbian web series @DATINGZOE! You can snag free vodka cocktails from 6-7pm. (VERY IMPORTANT.)
LEARN: St. Brigid’s is hosting an illustrated lecture about the history of the Irish (from immigration to present) in NYC tonight. (Free!)
MUSIC: My top tunes vote for tonight goes to LPR’s presentation of Fishbach at Nublu 151! Grab ticketes for $15 a pop.
STAY IN: I would usually never advocate watching CMT, but Beverly Hills Cop is on tonight, and goddamn if that isn’t the title holder for best-ever theme song.
Wednesday, February 14
ACTIVE: We’re fast approaching Saint Patrick’s Day, and what better way to celebrate (other than boozing hardcore, that is) than to take an $18 Irish dance class?!?!?! Go unleash your inner Michael Flatley! (Or if that’s too stiff for ya, hit up House of Yes for a new House of Vogue. Voguing is exercise, right? Tickets are $10-$15.)
COMEDY: Head to the Bell House for a new round of Literary Death Match ft. Anna Chlumsky (!!!), Aparna Nancherla and more! Tickets are $12-$15 each.
CULTURE: Get to House of Yes for an immersive screening of Basquiat tonight! In addition to the film there’ll be live music, video art and 3D projections, special cocktails and more // tickets are $30, and they’re going fast, so get ’em quickly!
FILM: Tonight you can watch a 25th anniversary screening of Just Another Girl on the IRT at Alamo Drafthouse for $15! (Leslie Harris will be there in person!)
FOOD + DRINK: It’s the Pi Day edition of We Have No Idea at Caveat, so grab $25 tickets and talk about the universe’s greatest mysteries while enjoying a selection of delicious pies!
FREE: I don’t believe in zoos, but maybe you do, in which case bunk off work and take advantage of a free day at the Bronx Zoo! Hours are 10am to 5pm.
LEARN: Celebrate Pi Day and celebrate Einstein’s 139th birthday over at Littlefield, where they’re hosting Our Friend Albert tonight! No. 11 Productions will perform its original play Friends Call Me Albert, and tickets are just $10 each.
MUSIC: Tonight most definitely hit up Elsewhere for EVA + Starchild & The New Romantic + Sedona over at Elsewhere for just $10-$12!
STAY IN: UNCLE BUCK IS ON AMC AT 8PM CASE CLOSED WE ARE WATCHING UNCLE BUCK.
Thursday, February 15
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