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 free yoga, hang times with Mark Bittman, a Spice Girls themed SO INTO IT at UCB East(our GIF theme) and MORE:
Monday, April 30
ACTIVE: Look no further than Reebok Union Square to take advantage of a FREE hour-long workout tonight!
COMEDY: Sasheer Zamata is guest co-hosting tonight’s Butterboy w/ Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, so OBVIOUSLY grab yourself a $10 ticket to check that out at Littlefield!
CULTURE: Spend an evening at MoMA with the inimitable Tamer El Said, who’ll present moving images and participate in a conversation on Cairo’s Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre, the multi-purpose cinema space El Said has co-helmed since 2012! Tickets are $12 a pop.
FILM: Pop over to Videology for a $12 screening of Buena Vista Social Club, the price of which includes a bonus CUBA LIBRE!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Caveat for a $12 talk on the secret history of bodegas tonight!
FREE: Mark Bittman’s at Books Are Magic tonight to talk How To Grill Everything! Free to attend!
MUSIC: Fill your ears with the sounds of Desert Sharks at Elsewhere tonight! Tickets are $12 each.
STAY IN: You already know what I’m going to say. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW.
Tuesday, May 1
ACTIVE: It’s the first day of National Bike Month! Go celebrate #CarFreeParks at Central Park with an evening ride that kicks off at 7:30pm!
COMEDY: UCB East is hosting a new round of SO INTO IT: A Fanatical Variety Show tonight, and the theme is Spice Girls! OBVIOUSLY GRAB $9 TICKETS!
CULTURE: Most definitely get to Spring Studios for Spring Into Action, a Planned Parenthood benefit ft. Chloe Sevigny, Jessica Williams, Questlove and more! Tickets are $125+.
FILM: What better way to celebrate May Day than over at Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater, where they’ll be screening MAYDAY 1971 RAW? Tickets are $10.
FOOD + DRINK: Like beer ‘n cheese? Get to Milk & Hops for a special pairing! 6pm to 9pm.
FREE: Sailing sensation Liz Clark will be at Patagonia Bowery to read from her rad new book Swell, A Sailing Surfer’s Voyage of Awakening for free tonight!
MUSIC: Tonight OBVIOUSLY catch Dream Wife, Surfbort and Wooing over at Rough Trade! Tickets will run you $15 each.
STAY IN: Twister’s on AMC. Just sayin’.
Wednesday, May 2
ACTIVE: Swing by Patagonia Bowery for a free yoga course tonight! #VALUE!
COMEDY: Get to UCB Hell’s Kitchen for Here & Queer: Laugh Till You’re An Ally ft. Kathy Tu and MORE! Tickets are just $7.
CULTURE: Superfine! Art Fair 2018 kicks off today! Tonight’s Twilight Vernissage will run you $55 per ticket, and sounds PRETTY RAD!
FILM: Catch a free screening of Loving Vincent tonight over at Tompkins Square Library!
FOOD + DRINK: Videology is hosting a screening of Mean Girls tonight, and each $24 ticket comes with a bonus strawberry daiquiri! SO FETCH AMIRITE?!
FREE: And speaking of Videology, you can stick around for a free round of Parks & Rec Bingo, too!
MUSIC: Hit up Bowery Ballroom to catch what’s sure to be a dope set from The Weeks! Tickets are $15 a pop.
STAY IN: I’m fully invested in Riverdale on the CW now. So that is my pick, SORRY NOT SORRY.
Thursday, May 3
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