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, especially when it continues to be cold AF outside). Lots on the books this first couple of weekdays INCLUDING but not limited to yoga with cats, a screening of Call Me By Your Name and MORE:
Monday, April 23
ACTIVE: Do yoga with adoptable cats over at Meow Parlour tonight! $22 per person.
COMEDY: Tonight you can swing by Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy! David Cross is tonight’s guest host, and the lineup includes Liza Treyger, Chris Thayer and more! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: You can catch a conversation with Ronan Farrow about the collapse of American diplomacy at W83 Ministry Center tonight! Tickets are $40 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Post up at BarBacon’s Beach Party ft. plenty o’ beer, oysters ‘n bacon for $60!
FREE: Head to Greenlight Bookstore for a conversation with the one and only Sloane Crosley, who’ll be discussing her latest book, Look Alive Out There: Essays!
MUSIC: Def-o catch Lauren Ruth Ward at Baby’s All Right tonight! (That’s what I’m doing!) Tickets will set you back a v. reasonable $14 a pop.
STAY IN: AN.TIQUES.ROAD.SHOW.ON.P.B.S – do you even have to ask anymore?
Tuesday, April 24
ACTIVE: Head to a free self-defense pop-up course tonight over at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn! Runs from 5pm until 8pm.
COMEDY: Seth Herzog is setting up shop at the Slipper Room tonight, so grab a $10 ticket to catch his set!
CULTURE: The Explorers Club will host a special screening of Tribes On The Edge tonight, and you can grab tickets for $10-$25 each!
FILM: Feelin’ spooky? Hit up Metrograph for a screening of The Exorcist at 9:45pm!
FOOD + DRINK: There’s a new round of Sporkful Live happening at the Bell House tonight, and the special guest is Hari Kondabolu! He’ll talk about the foods he grew up eating in Queens, and tickets are $15-$20!
FREE: Catch some free LOLs at Our Wicked Lady tonight, where Marcia Belsky, Sam Taggart and Drew Anderson will host a new round of Stevie, America’s favorite witchy comedy show!
MUSIC: Most definitely head to C’mon Everybody for a $10-$12 evening with Germans!
STAY IN: Miss Atomic Blonde in theaters? It’s on HBO tonight!
Wednesday, April 25
ACTIVE: The #CRITCHALLENGE kicks off in Red Hook today, so if you want to test yourself and try to win it, now’s your chance!
COMEDY: Swing by Rose Gold for free LOLs by Emmy Blotnick, Joe Rumrill and more!
CULTURE: Get to the NYPL for a free talk about the future of democracy! (Sounds v. interesting, and also potentially terrifying!)
FILM: Hit up a free screening of Eraserhead at Brooklyn Bazaar, DUH!
FOOD + DRINK: Go learn about (and eat) honey ‘n cheese at Murray’s Cheese, y’all! Tickets to the class are $80.
FREE: It’s a new round of Parks & Rec bingo over at Videology tonight, and as always, entry will run you all of zero dollars!
MUSIC: The v. obvious choice (to me, anyway) for tunes tonight is over at Rough Trade, where DAGNY is playing (w/ support from Baum)! Tickets are $15 each.
STAY IN: A new episode of Riverdale is on tonight, and since last week’s episode was so bananas, I feel extra invested in making tonight a CW night.
Thursday, April 26
We like 2 party LOL! So we count Thursday as part of the weekend. Sign up to receive our full weekend guide bright ‘n early on Thursday mornings!