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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 Carrie (our GIF theme), goth yoga, a chat w/ Dr. Ruth and MORE! Details:

Monday, April 29

ACTIVE: Beer Karma’s running group is doing another round of BRU Run tonight ft. Talea Beer Co., so if you like sprintin’ ‘n suds, then this is for you!

COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for a new round of My Hometown ft. Lana Schwartz, Ilana Michelle Rubin, Dave Mizzoni, Sam Taggart, X MAYO, Matt Koff, Fumi Abe and Alison Leiby! Tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Dr. Ruth will be in conversation at Merkin Concert Hall tonight! If you have $60 to spare, obviously go!

FILM: As our GIF theme implies, you should most definitely catch a 9:45 screening of the OG Carrie at Nitehawk Prospect Park!

FOOD + DRINK: Caveat will host the latest round of Masters of Social Gastronomy tonight! This month’s topic is THE DINER, and tickets will run you $10-$12 each.

FREE: Drop by Rough Trade for a free show from Shana Cleveland tonight!

MUSIC: If you’re into psych vibes, hit up Alphaville for a $10 show from The Muckers tonight!

STAY IN: Get in some Stanley Cup action if you’re a hockey boi (screening on NBC Sports)! (I’ll probably watch Legends of Tomorrow on The CW instead!)

Tuesday, April 30

ACTIVE: Randall’s Island is hosting free yoga in the park tonight! V. scenic, v. affordable!

COMEDY: Catch Drew Anderson, Sam Taggart and Marcia Belsky’s STEVIE over at Union Hall tonight! Lineup includes Aparna Nancherla, Max Wittert and more, and tickets are $8-$10 each.

CULTURE: Head to Alamo Drafthouse for a special screening of The Panama Papers ft. bonus Skype Q+A w/ Alex Winter!

FILM: The Anthology Film Archives will present part one of a series of Jonas Mekas tribute screenings tonight, which I’d HIGHLY recommend since he was a total genius. Advance tickets aren’t available, but you can grab general admission for $12 at the door.

FOOD + DRINK: Chef and farmer Abra Berens will at 92Y to discuss her book, Ruffage, and how to elevate vegetable-driven cooking! Tickets are $29 each.

FREE: Cut a rug at the Elsewhere Loft tonight! We’ve got Side Project w/ DJ Wawa, Perris and Jamie Shi, and it’s all free w/ RSVP!

MUSIC: Summer Cannibals, Field Mouse and Desert Sharks have an $11 show at Alphaville tonight!

STAY IN: Elf is on Nickelodeon for some reason, and I fully support the holiday vibes in springtime.

May 1

ACTIVE: Do some Old School Goth Yoga over at Lucky 13 Saloon, clearly! Tickets are $18 each.

COMEDY: There’s a new round of Decolonize Your Mind at Union Hall tonight ft. Karen Chee, Larry Owens, Alex English, Pooja Reddy, Chanel Ali and Dulcé Sloan! Tickets are $8-$10 each.

CULTURE: There’s a special screening of The Feeling of Being Watched at BAM tonight ft. bonus conversation with Omar Farah, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, and filmmaker Assia Boundaoui, moderated by Darnell Moore! Tickets are $16.

FILM: Alex Ross Perry will be at Nitehawk Williamsburg to present a double-feature of Slaves of New York and Her Smell!

FOOD + DRINK: Boneshaker Doughnuts will be doing a one-day-only pop-up at Pies ‘n Thighs today, so grab ’em while they last! 9am until the supply exhausts itself.

FREE: Books Are Magic will be having a big ol’ second birthday party ft. appearances by John Hodgman, Jean Grae, Aparna Nancherla and more, and it’s free and open to the public, so pop by!

MUSIC: Catch Arthur Moon at Berlin! Tickets available for $10 at the door.

STAY IN: Sister Act is on WE, HELL YEAH!

Thursday, April 18

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