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 free advance screening of Booksmart (our GIF theme, clearly), yoga for witches, Mo Welch has a new book out, there are two shows from Imogen Heap 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: Catch the latest round of Butterboy with Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins over at Littlefield! Tonight’s lineup includes Liza Treyger, Erica Spera, Shanna Christmas and more, and tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: The one and only Mo Welch will be at Strand Bookstore to talk about her new book, How To Die Alone, with Cecily Strong! Buy a $10 Strand gift card and/or a $13 signed copy of the book for entry.
FILM: CATCH A FREE ADVANCE SCREENING OF BOOKSMART, DUH!
FOOD + DRINK: We’ve got another good one at Strand Bookstore! Jeff Alworth will discuss his latest book on beer, do a Q&A AND lead a tasting of the Widmer Brothers’ classic Hefe beer. Grab a $15 Strand gift card and/or an $18 signed copy of the book for entry.
FREE: There’s a new round of Left Breast Comedy Hour happening at the Knitting Factory tonight, and as always, it’s F-R-E-E!
MUSIC: I have to shout out the $50 Nickel Creek show that’s happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight SPECIFICALLY because I was a major obsessive of the band when I was in middle school, but if that ain’t your jam, head to Brooklyn Steel for a $35 show from Turnover, Turnstile, Reptaliens and Illusion!
STAY IN: There’s The Bachelorette: Reunion or whatever, but YOU KNOW ME AND YOU KNOW I PREFER ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
Tuesday, May 7
ACTIVE: There’s a new round of free yoga out on Randall’s Island tonight if you’re down for scenic fitness vibes!
COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for Stellar Underground with Nore Davis! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: America’s favorite Scotsman, aka Craig Ferguson, will be at 92Y to talk about his memoir with Kathie Lee Gifford tonight! (Tickets are $40.) OR if that’s too lowbrow for you, then grab a $20 ticket to see Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche in conversation with Laurie Anderson about Buddhism!
FILM: Catch a One Nite Only screening of The Warriors over at Nitehawk Prospect Park!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Ms Yoo for a new round of Delivery…, aka the weekly party ft. small plates and dinner, happy hour food specials and musical selections by special guests and residents Myroslaw Bites and PJay!
FREE: If you’re into new wave, goth, rock and more, then get to Otto’s Shrunken Head for Dark Water, aka a night of ALL O’ THE TUNES! No cover!
MUSIC: MMM WHATCHA SAY, MMM THAT YOU CAN SEE IMOGEN HEAP…AT TOWN HALL! (FOR $35!)
STAY IN: Get Out is on FX!
Wednesday, May 8
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: Make a beeline for Union Hall, where Mo Welch has her How To Die Alone book release show! She’ll be joined by Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers, Liza Treyger and Sydnee Washington, and tickets will run you $15-$20 each.
CULTURE: Lincoln Center is hosting a free film talk w/ Mary Harron on Charlie Says tonight!
FILM: Tonight you can go the obscure route with the latest round of Vimeo Staff Picks at Nitehawk Williamsburg ($18), or just post up at Syndicated for a $7 screening of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to 1. Strand Bookstore for a chat w/ the Editor-in-Chief of SAVEUR magazine, author Stacy Adimando, about her new cookbook, Piatti! Grab a $15 gift card and/or a $30 signed copy of the book for entry. Or 2. catch Priya Krishna in conversation about Indian-ish again, this time at 92Y! Tickets are $29.
STAY IN: If you’re after Stanley Cup vibes, then NBC Sports is your jam. Otherwise, clearly watch The Greatest Showman on Cinemax.
Thursday, May 9
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