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 a Tracy Morgan cookbook signing, an amateur burlesque competition, a screening of Single White Female (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday, April 1
ACTIVE: Can I get a hell yeah for donation-based yoga ‘n complimentary vodka cocktails on a Monday night?
COMEDY: Get to Littlefield for the latest round of Butterboy ft. Giulia Rozzi, Eman El-Husseini and more! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Tonight there’s a public memorial of beloved gay cultural icon Hattie Hathaway (aka Brian Butterick, who passed away suddenly in January) which will begin with a drag march leaving from Tompkins Square Park and continue to La MaMa’s Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor. (Free and open to all!)
FILM: If you think you can stomach watching a doc about Steve Bannon, then be sure to catch a screening of The Brink at IFC Center ft. a bonus conversation with director Alison Klayman! Tickets are $16 each.
FOOD + DRINK: In the mood for a multi-course meal? Grab a $50 ticket to Thaimee Kitchen’s dinner tonight ft. food by Chefs Matt Sadownick & Joe Geinert!
FREE: Get to House of Wax Bar for Queer Film Theory 101, the monthly comedy show hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Veronica Garza ft. LGBTQ performers “outing” the films that influenced their identity! F-R-E-E!
MUSIC: Catch Avey Tare at Market Hotel tonight for $25!
STAY IN: We’ve got Django Unchained on TNT and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Syfy, but I’ll be watching Antiques Roadshow on PBS as usual!
Tuesday, April 2
ACTIVE: Though technically not active-active, if you’ve ever been interested in doing yoga in a kilt, you can meet a guy who does it ALL THE TIME over at Bar Veloce…
COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for Stellar Underground w/ host Nore Davis and guests including (but not limited to) Jordan Temple and Phoebe Robinson! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Patricia Marx and Roz Chast will be at Books Are Magic to talk about their new book, Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?, with Emily Flake! Free and open to the public!
FILM: Hang out with Emilio Estevez and Alec Baldwin at 92Y, where they’ll be screening (and discussing) their new film The Public! Tickets are $40.
FOOD + DRINK: Love coffee? Get to Brooklyn Brainery for an $11 course covering everything you need to know about the origins of the American coffeehouse!
FREE: Hit up BRIC for BOMB Magazine’s spring launch! Free to attend, AND FREE WINE.
MUSIC: 110% get to Elsewhere to catch Leikeli47, Yung Baby Tate and UNiiQU3! Tickets are $18-$22 each.
STAY IN: Catch a Kill Bill marathon on BBC America!
Wednesday, April 3
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for the latest edition of Decolonize Your Mind ft. Karen Chee, Larry Owens, Sydnee Washington and more! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.
CULTURE: Bunk off work and get to Barnes and Noble to meet Tracy flippin’ Morgan, you guys! He’ll be signing copies of The Last O.G. Cookbook: How to Get Mad Culinary Skills // instructions for how to get wristbands here.
FILM: CLEARLY catch a $7 screening of Single White Female at Syndicated, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Archestratus for a new round of BookBook Club! This time the topic of conversation is Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen by Laurie Colwin. Wine ‘n cheese as always, plus it’s free to attend!
MUSIC: Head on over to Elsewhere for a FREE DJ set from Tmboy that’s happening in The Loft!
STAY IN: Mrs. Doubtfire is on WE! (Also My Cousin Vinny is on IFC!)
Thursday, April 4
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