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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 a screening of To Wong Foo (our GIF theme), shows from Charlotte Gainsbourg and Colleen Green, a brisket extravaganza and MORE! Details:

Monday, April 8

ACTIVE: Donation-based yoga + complimentary vodka-based cocktails = solid active Monday evening, amirite?!

COMEDY: Hit up Littlefield for tonight’s Butterboy! Lineup features Sasheer Zamata, Claudia Cogan, Pat Brown, Nato Green, Karen Chee and more, and tickets will run you $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Head to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where astrophysicist and educator Paul M. Sutter is bringing his podcast and Youtube series “Ask a Spaceman!” live to the bookstore! Tickets are $6 each AND they include a free glass of wine or beer!

FILM: I mean…ya gotta go watch To Wong Foo over at IFC Center. YA GOTTA.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s National Empanada Day or something! Go learn how to make those (and a whole bunch of other Argentinian food) at a special $125 class tonight! (Wine included, duh!)

FREE: Erin Somers will be talking about her new book, Stay Up with Hugo Best, with Blythe Roberson over at Books Are Magic! Free and open to the public.

MUSIC: All I can say is that if I were you, I’d be trying to shake down anyone/everyone for a ticket to Aldous Harding’s sold out Rough Trade gig.

STAY IN: I think we’re supposed to all be watching March Madness or something? (I’ll obviously be watching Antiques Roadshow like usual.)

Tuesday, April 9

ACTIVE: In the mood for a more intentional/mindful dance experience? Head to Ecstatic Dance w/ Ean Golden over at Judson Memorial Church! No booze, no shoes ‘n no chit-chat. 2.5 hours of DJ vibes, $25!

COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos and guest host Jessica Henderson! Lineup includes Kendall Payne, Jamie Babbit, Sabrina Wu and Arti Gollapudi, and tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: If you’re a This Is Us fan, then you’re probably gonna wanna grab a $35 ticket to see Chrissy Metz in conversation at 92Y tonight!

FILM: Catch a screening of In Reality at Nitehawk Williamsburg ft. bonus Q+A w/ writer/director/star Ann Lupo and other cast members!


FREE: Get to Books Are Magic to celebrate the launch of Amy Rose Spiegel’s No One Does It Like You w/ a reading ft. Laia Garcia, Jasmine Sanders, Thora Siemsen, Mayukh Sen, Jinnie Lee and Maris Kreizman! Free and open to the public. (PLUS Tayla Parx will be at House of Yes tonight to promote her debut album! She’ll perform live, but will also be DJing, giving away Reeboks, etc. Free entry w/ RSVP!)

MUSIC: CLEARLY head to Brooklyn Steel for a $40-$45 Charlotte Gainsbourg show!

STAY IN: There’s a new Finding Your Roots on PBS tonight! (I am a PBS stan in case you couldn’t tell!)

Wednesday, April 10

ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.

COMEDY: Hit up Littlefield for an evening with Dylan Marron in Conversations w/ People Who Hate Me LIVE! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.

CULTURE: The one and only Retta will be at the Bell House tonight as the VIP guest for the latest round of NPR’s Ask Me Another! Tickets are $15-$20. (Plus Miriam Toews will discuss Women Talking at Strand Bookstore w/ Plan B Entertainment president Dede Gardner, Frances McDormand AND moderator Judith Thurman of the New Yorker! Grab a $15 Strand gift card or a $24 signed copy of the book for entry!)

FILM: Prof. Ling Zhang will be at MOCATalks on the subject of Golden Gate Girls tonight! Tickets are $15, the price of which includes wine AND museum admission!

FOOD + DRINK: Do you love you some BRISKET?! Hit up Brisket King 2019 at Bibs Williamsburg for all of the brisket, beer, cider ‘n spirits! Tickets are $85 each.

FREE: It’s EMO NIGHT over at Elsewhere! No cover w/ RSVP!

MUSIC: My 110% top tunes pick for tonight is a $10-$12 Colleen Green show at Mercury Lounge!

STAY IN: Maleficent is on Freeform tonight! (That guy who cuts off her wings is a real huge dick!)

Thursday, April 11

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