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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 shows from Anna of the North, Julia Jacklin and Girlpool, a screening of Selena (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:

Monday, April 22

ACTIVE: Come Back Daily will host an evening of yoga, facials ‘n fuel starting at 7pm! Tickets are $5-$25 each.

COMEDY: Swing by C’mon Everybody for a new round of Funny Moms! Tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Pop over to The New School to celebrate the “Earth” issue of Aperture magazine w/ a panel conversation about the role of photography in describing our relationship to the natural world! Free and open to the public.

FILM: Selena is screening at Alamo Drafthouse tonight HELL YEAH HELL YEAH HELL YEAH!

FOOD + DRINK: Explore the relationship between the culinary and the cultural over at Pratt’s Higgins Hall Auditorium! There’ll be a panel exploring the innovations and intersections between food, design and culture, and it’s free and open to the public!

FREE: Head to Bluestockings for the anniversary edition of Get On The Stage, an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between the margins of these Western labels! Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken word of any kind, and while cis white queer folks are prohibited from performing, they’re encouraged to turn out to show support. Free!

MUSIC: 110% get to Music Hall of Williamsburg for a $20 Anna of the North show, duh!

STAY IN: Taken is on AMC tonight // who doesn’t want that kind of after-work energy?! (But also, as usual, I stan for Antiques Roadshow on PBS.)

Tuesday, April 23

ACTIVE: Come Back Daily continues the yoga extravaganza tonight with a yoga session and a closing mixer! Tickets are again $5-$25 each.

COMEDY: It’s a new round of Haha…Wow! Reductress Live at Caveat tonight! Tickets are $10-$12 a pop.

CULTURE: Parsons will present an artist talk w/ Kelsey Wroten, who will investigate the way in which the medium of comics helps to create fully-fleshed out queer characters in a culture that frequently tries to tokenize them. Free and open to the public!

FILM: Catch a screening of Knock Down the House ft. a Q+A w/ dir. Rachel Lears at IFC Center tonight!

FOOD + DRINK: The International Culinary Center will host a talk on all things umami this afternoon, so if you’re curious to learn more about the fifth taste, then bunk off work a little early and head on over!

FREE: Head to Two Boots Williamsburg for a new round of Ambush Comedy, and RSVP on Eventbrite for 1. free admission, but also 2. a chance to win free pizza!

MUSIC: Head to LPR for a Chrysta Bell (of Twin Peaks) album release gig! Tickets are $12-$17 each.

STAY IN: Ummm HELL YEAH, Home Alone is on AMC tonight for reasons which are unclear but I fully support them!

Wednesday, April 24

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

COMEDY: Hit up Littlefield for a performance of Labyrinth Entirely From Memory! Performers will have to recreate the movie night-of, after having only watched it once the week prior as a refresher. (HILARITY WILL ENSUE!) Tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: The BRIC OPEN, an arts and ideas festival that converges around BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, participation and community, kicks off TODAY! The programming will be focused around the theme of justice, and it’s all free to attend!

FILM: Tonight’s flick pick (PICK FLICK!) is a $7 20th anniversary screening of Election at Syndicated, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: It’s a new edition of Cookbook Club at Archestratus, and this time it’s gonna be a potluck inspired by Ronna Welsh’s The Nimble Cook! Free to attend, just be sure to bring a dish from the book to share!

FREE: Head to McNally Jackson for a scavenger hunt w/ editor Leila Sales and essayists Dave Franklin, Sarah Rosenshine and Joel Putnam to celebrate the launch of WE MADE URANIUM! Free to attend!

MUSIC: Scope Julia Jacklin at Bowery Ballroom tonight for $15, clearly! (Her Rough Trade show Tuesday is completely SOLD OUT, so you’re gonna wanna grab tickets ASAP!) PLUS Girlpool, Hatchie and Claud will be postin’ up at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $20-$22!

STAY IN: Mrs. Doubfire is on BBC America! Always watch Mrs. Doubtfire when on television!

Thursday, April 25

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