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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 of good stuff INCLUDING plenty of movie screenings (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure is our GIF theme), a chat with Crystal Moselle, an Alex Lahey show and MORE // details as follows:

Monday, August 6

ACTIVE: Go do Punk Rope by the East River! $15 suggested donation.

COMEDY: It’s a new round of My Hometown over at Union Hall tonight ft. Lorelei Ramirez, Tim Platt and MORE! Tickets are $8 a pop.

CULTURE: It’s a new round of Ladies w/ Lenses at Videology tonight! Grab a $10 ticket and catch a rad new batch of shorts!

FILM: Crystal Moselle will be at Lincoln Center to talk all about Skate Kitchen! It’s free and open to the public, so definitely swing by if you’re around.

FOOD + DRINK: Got $80? Use it to hit up a Japanese comfort food class!

FREE: Watch The Wiz for free in Bryant Park, duh!!! Meanwhile, Jurassic Park is screening on the roof at Our Wicked Lady, and Coco is screening at Coney Island!

MUSIC: Tonight catch Kraus, NOLIFE and Deli Girls over at Baby’s All Right for $12!

STAY IN: As usual, I think our divisive options are: 1. The Bachelorette, 2. Antiques Roadshow.

Tuesday, August 7

ACTIVE: Don’t mind a little trek out to Randall’s Island Park? You can take advantage of a free yoga class after work!

COMEDY: Throw a little friendly competition into your LOL vibes over at Littlefield, where a new round of Punderdome is happening tonight for $10!

CULTURE: Catch Maeve Higgins and Jon Ronson at Strand Bookstore tonight! She’s launching Maeve In America, and it’s gonna be REAL GOOD // buy a signed copy of the book or a $15 Strand gift card to attend.

FILM: Head to a free UnionDocs evening ft. Egyptian filmmaker Aida ElKashef in conversation with Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division! They’ll be talking about ElKashef’s “The Day I Ate The Fish”.

FOOD + DRINK: Love you some tomatoes? Get to The Beard House for a full-on tomato-centric dinner! Tickets are $175, or $135 if you’re a member.

FREE: Obviously pop over to the William Vale to watch a free outdoor screening of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure on the roof!

MUSIC: Most definitely head to Bowery Ballroom for a $16-$18 show from Alex Lahey and pronoun!!!

STAY IN: Bachelor in Paradise? Is that a thing we care about now?

Wednesday, August 8

ACTIVE: Get movin’ for free at Sunset Jams (Myrtle Avenue Plaza) from 5:30-7:30 tonight!

COMEDY: Catch a new round of Queerotica at Strand Bookstore tonight! Kate Willet, Lucas Connolly and more will be performing, and tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Tonight is the BRIC Podcast Fellowship Listening Party! It’s free, and it’s happening at BRIC House.

FILM: Threes Brewing will host a $10 screening of Anthony Bourdain’s food waste documentary Wasted! Panel discussion to follow.

FOOD + DRINK: Get to Glorietta Baldy for a new round of Beerded Ladies Beer Trivia! Free!

FREE: Head to Prospect Park for a free outdoor screening of Space Jam, and/or McCarren Park for a free outdoor screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox, and/or Socrates Park for a free outdoor screening of Spirit of the Beehive!

MUSIC: Hit up Baby’s All Right for a $10 show from Balun, Mons Vi and TIGUE tonight!

STAY IN: Beverly Hills Cop is on CMT // YES.

Thursday, August 9

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