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 belated Record Store Day party from Vans, a chat w/ John Rotten Lydon (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday, April 15
ACTIVE: It’s Tax Day, so you EXTRA need donation-based yoga ‘n free vodka cocktails amirite?!
COMEDY: For mega-LOLs, head to this week’s Butterboy at Littlefield! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: John Rotten Lydon and music historian Gillian McCain will unpack the continued controversies and ongoing critique of punk’s explosive influence on visual culture as seen in Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986, open at MAD as of April 9!
FILM: In a belated Record Store Day celebration, Vans will present a screening of Industrial Accident: The Story Of Wax Trax! Records w/ performances from Ministry & Cold Cave tonight! Free w/ RSVP.
FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Angelina Bakery to snag free arancini from 1pm to 3pm!
FREE: There’s a new round of Secret Science Club happening at the Bell House tonight, and the theme du jour is cellular biology! Go forth and nerd out so hard!
MUSIC: Catch SUSTO, Illiterate Light and Frances Cone over at Bowery Ballroom tonight! Tickets are $20 each.
STAY IN: You COULD watch the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or you COULD watch a new Antiques Roadshow on PBS…
Tuesday, April 16
ACTIVE: Get to Space Ninety 8 for a new round of Higher Vibes Yoga w/ Soulga! Free refreshments, bring your own mat, $15 suggested donation.
COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for Dark Tank w/ Yedoye Travis, Zack Fox, Loyiso Gola, Marie Faustin! Tickets are $10-15 each.
CULTURE: Sally Rooney will be talking about Normal People w/ Emma Straub at First Unitarian Church tonight! No tickets or RSVP necessary to attend, just head on over!
FILM: Catch a 7:30pm screening of This Is Personal at IFC Center for a bonus Q+A w/ director Amy Berg and subjects Tamika Mallory (Women’s March) & Nancy Kaufman (Nat’l Council of Jewish Women)!
FOOD + DRINK: Christine Wong will be in conversation about The Plantiful Plate at a new round of MOCATalks tonight! Tickets are $15 each.
FREE: Celebrate National Poetry Month w/ The Rumpus and Books Are Magic at Invisible Dog Arts Center! There’ll be readings by Andrés Cerpa, Hafizah Geter, Donika Kelly, Rachel McKibbens, Nicole Sealey and Emily Skaja, and the whole shebang is free and open to the public.
STAY IN: Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, but I think we should all just watch Zombieland on IFC.
Wednesday, April 17
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: Pop on by Union Hall for Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar ft. Marcia Belsky and Melissa Stokoski! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Miss Sally Rooney last night? She’ll sit down w/ Cheryl Pearl Sucher to talk about Normal People again tonight, this time at McNally Jackson! Free and open to the public again.
FILM: Catch a screening of Girls of the Sun w/ filmmaker Eva Husson in person at Quad Cinema!
FOOD + DRINK: The Pollan family will be at 92Y to chat with Michael J. Fox and Ali Wentworth about how to win at vegetarianism! Tickets to the talk are $40 each.
FREE: There’s a new round of Cabronis: Latin, Caribbean & Afrobeat Night at House of Yes! Free w/ RSVP!
MUSIC: If you don’t mind the trek out to Asbury Lanes, then YA GOTTA catch a $15 show from The Coathangers! But if you’re trying to stay a little more local, just head to Elsewhere for Escort’s $20-$25 album release party!
STAY IN: The Sandlot is on IFC!
Thursday, April 18
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