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 SHROVE TUESDAY! VICE LIVE! JULIANNE MOORE! (WHO IS OUR GIF THEME!) AND MORE! Details:
Monday, March 4
ACTIVE: You can probably already guess what I’m gonna say here, but donation-based yoga ‘n free vodka cocktails just always sounds ideal!
COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for Sweethearts of Comedy ft. Drew Anderson, Tim Platt, Annie Donley, Pat Regan, Lorelei Ramirez, Eudora Peterson, Karen Chee AND Ana Fabrega! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Swing by Brooklyn Brainery for a $10 course on the longstanding history of art-related crime!
FILM: Get to Patagonia for screenings of a selection of films from the No Man’s Land Film Festival! There’ll also be a panel discussion ft. athletes from the group Young Women Who Crush, moderated by Alexis Krauss (rock-climber, rocker with Sleigh Bells, co-founder of YWWC), plus if you bring your own cup, you can snag some free drinks! (Event is free and open to the public!)
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Dean and Deluca to hear legends Emeril Lagasse and Daniel Boulud in conversation! (7-8pm, appears to be free!)
MUSIC: Catch a $25 show from Cold Cave over at Brooklyn Steel tonight!
STAY IN: As usual, let’s figure out what kinda guy we are – one who likes The Bachelor, or one who likes Antiques Roadshow! (I AM THE LATTER KINDA GUY.)
Tuesday, March 5
ACTIVE: Get inspired at REI, where they’re hosting a free screening of Trail Running from Tri-State to the End of the World! RSVP to ensure you get yourself a space!
COMEDY: Nore Davis is hosting Stellar Underground at Union Hall tonight! The lineup features Yedoye Travis, Ian Lara, Usama Siddiquee and Abby Rosenquist, and tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Head to St. Francis College for an evening with Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur as they present their new book, Work Wife: The Power of Female Friendship! They’ll be joined by one of our favorites, Aminatou Sow, and tickets to attend are $28.50 a pop.
FILM: OH MY GOD OBVIOUSLY GO HANG OUT WITH JULIANNE MOORE AT 92Y! She’ll be there for a conversation following a preview screening of Gloria Bell, and tickets are $40 each.
FOOD + DRINK: It’s Shrove Tuesday (aka Pancake Tuesday), and you can snag some traditional Irish pancakes at the New York Irish Center! Tickets are $10.
FREE: Viceland’s got a new show (VICE LIVE) that needs audience members! RSVP here if you wanna help ’em out and enjoy free beer, wine ‘n snacks all the while.
MUSIC: Irving Plaza will host A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour tonight, and tickets to that will run you $55+!
STAY IN: I’m pretty sure the USWNT is fucked re: She Believes Cup first place status, but I’ll definitely still be watching them face off against Brazil on FS1 tonight.
Wednesday, March 6
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: It’s another Union Hall kinda night! There’s a new round of Decolonize Your Mind ft. Karen Chee, Rachel Pegram, Phoebe Robinson, Julio Torres and MORE, and tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Go get spooky at Caveat! They’re hosting Midnight Society: Why You’re Still Afraid of the Dark, and tickets to the evening o’ scary stories will run you $15-$20 each.
FILM: Mean Girls is screening at Syndicated! Tickets are just $7 a pop.
FOOD + DRINK: Head to the AMNH for SciCafe: The Raw Truth About Cooking! Just RSVP for free admission.
FREE: It’s the one year anniversary of Hot Mess: A Drag Competition at House of Yes tonight! Free w/ RSVP!
MUSIC: It’s MoMA’s Armory Party tonight, so if you have $150, go to that and catch a performance by Anna of the North! But since you are probably poor like me, maybe head to Trans-Pecos instead; The C.I.A. (aka the new project from Ty and Denee Sygall) are doing a show for just $14-$16!
STAY IN: Tear your whole heart out! Watch The Green Mile on AMC!
Thursday, March 7
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