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 outdoor screening of Footloose (our GIF theme), a dinner party with The Wild Honey Pie and Rosie Carney, a voguing competition and MORE! Details:
Monday, May 13
ACTIVE: Donation-based yoga ‘n complimentary vodka cocktails every time, y’all! It’s Monday, you’re worth it!
CULTURE: 100% get to Books Are Magic for a talk with Jayson Greene on Once More We Saw Stars, which is incredible. The event is free and open to the public.
FILM: Hit up Village East Cinema for a one night only screening of Dreamgirls, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Lighthouse for The Slow Down 2019 ft. food, music ‘n booze! Tickets start at $125.
FREE: Catch a free screening of Footloose on the roof at Our Wicked Lady!
MUSIC: You gotta get to Rough Trade for Sound Mind: A Mental Health Benefit Concert ft. tunes by Torres, Rosie Carney, Langhorne Slim and more! Tickets are $40 each.
STAY IN: (As usual, we are faced with the Sophie’s Choice of The Bachelorette or Antiques Roadshow. Unless we like hockey, in which case it’s Stanley Cup vibes all the way.)
Tuesday, May 14
ACTIVE: Vogue your face off (and if you’re good, maybe win a cash prize while you’re at it) during a new round of House of Vogue at House of Yes! Tickets are $10-$15 each.
COMEDY: Clearly get to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos! Tonight’s lineup includes Ali Kolbert, Carolyn Bergier, Free the Mind and Rachel Joravsky, and tickets are $10-$12 a pop.
CULTURE: Head on over to House of Yes for YES Talks, which they describe as “a panel on acid” ft. a curated collection of their favorite brilliant geniuses, savants, innovators, story tellers and revolutionaries. Tickets are $10-$15 each.
FILM: The Anthology Film Archives will host another round of Jonas Mekas film screenings tonight, and since you should know by now that I stan him v. hard (RIP), it should come as no surprise that this is my pick! Tickets are available at the door.
FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Astoria Bier and Cheese for a FREE beer ‘n cheese tasting with Blue Point!
FREE: It’s Boardwalk Comedy at Coney Island Baby! Tommy McNamara and Luke Mones host, and entry is free w/ RSVP.
MUSIC: My top tunes pick for tonight is a Diane Coffee show over at Bowery Ballroom! Tickets are $18-$20 each.
STAY IN: If you care about hockey, it should be obvious to you that it’s Stanley Cup or bust tonight!
Wednesday, May 15
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for the latest edition of Jenny’s Birthday Variety Show ft. host Jenny Gorelick and guests like Julia Shiplett, Rachel Pegram and more! Tickets are $8-$10.
CULTURE: Umm Alva Noto at the Metropolitan Museum of Art sounds DOPE AS HELL if you’re into hallucinatory AV experiences, y’all. Tickets are $45 each.
FILM: Get to Parklife for a free outdoor screening of Alien! (Cocktails and tacos available for purchase if you want!)
FOOD + DRINK: Absolutely 110% go see Rosie Carney perform at a new round of The Wild Honey Pie’s dinner series! This time it’s happening at Mominette, and your $50 ticket includes a three-course French meal AND cocktails all night long.
FREE: Head to Stonewall for SOS, a free talk about issues that affect LGBTQ people! There’ll also be performances, finger food, two-for-one drink specials and more.
MUSIC: Catch Damien Jurado and Anna St. Louis at the Park Church Co-op tonight! Tickets are $18-$20 each.
STAY IN: Even more Stanley Cup tonight, but I’ll probably watch Beverly Hills Cop on BET and/or Sister Act on WE instead.
Thursday, May 16
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