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 free cocktails, chats w/ Shailene Woodley and Jesse Eisenberg, a screening of D.E.B.S. (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday, June 10
ACTIVE: Hit up some free yoga at Kimpton Hotel Eventi tonight, duh! (Bring your own mat!)
COMEDY: Swing by Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo (Firestone), Aparna (Nancherla) and Maeve (Higgins)! Tonight’s guests include Todd Barry, Dulcé Sloan, Alex Kumin, Francesca Florentini and Matty Ryan, and tickets are $10 each. (Plus Rosebud Baker’s at Baby’s All Right w/ Ronnie Chieng, Dan Soder, Gary Gulman
and Jo Firestone for $12!)
CULTURE: Hang out w/ Shailene Woodley, who’ll be in conversation about Big Little Lies over at 92Y tonight! Tickets are $35 each.
FILM: Get to Bryant Park for a free outdoor screening of Big!
FOOD + DRINK: Amanda Little will be at Strand Bookstore to discuss The Future of Food w/ Kerry Diamond! You can either buy a signed copy of the book for $27 to attend, or grab a $15 Strand gift card.
FREE: Transgender reporter Samantha Allen will be at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to discuss Real Queer America, and will be joined by author and producer Garrard Conley, writer and editor Lucy Diavolo and comedian and actor Jay Jurden who’ll discuss what it was like to grow up in traditionally non-friendly queer parts of the country.
MUSIC: It’s true, Beach House and Ed Schraeder’s Music Beat at BK Steel = SOLD OUT (WAAAAHHHHH), but you can still grab $35+ tickets to Wolfmother at Irving Plaza!
STAY IN: Get caught up on the FIFA WWC action you missed at work on FS1, or watch Antiques Roadshow on PBS, both of which are super approved by yours truly!
Tuesday, June 11
ACTIVE: Take advantage of a free outdoor workout in the Meatpacking District tonight! Just RSVP here to attend.
COMEDY: It’s PRIDE MONTH, so OBVIOUSLY go catch a new round of The Lesbian Agenda at Union Hall! Host Sophie Santos will be joined by Robby Hoffman, Sami Schwaeber, Melody Kamali, Mindy Raf, Sabrina Wu and Scarlett Snow, and tickets will run you $8-$10 a pop.
CULTURE: I mean…CLEARLY head to First Presbyterian Church for an evening with Elaine Welteroth, who’ll be discussing More Than Enough w/ the one and only Lupita Nyong’o! Tickets are $32.50.
FILM: Jesse Eisenberg will be at 92Y to discuss Happy Talk ‘n other stuff with Thane Rosenbaum tonight! Tickets are $40.
FOOD + DRINK: Been looking to get into the canning/pickling space? WELL, grab a $100 ticket to a crash course over at Brooklyn Kitchen tonight!
FREE: Scope a free outdoor screening of Green Book at Manhattan’s Playground 89!
STAY IN: FIFA WWC recaps continue on FS1, plus Logan is on FX and Office Space is on IFC!
Wednesday, June 12
ACTIVE: Head on over to Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15 each.
COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for a new round of Ophira and Adira! Hosts Adira Amram and Ophira Eisenberg will be joined by Josh Gondelman, Matthew Holtzclaw and Kendra Cunningham, and tickets are going for $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Make a beeline for Bryant Park, where tonight it’s Pride in the Park ft. scenes and arias from operatic hits performed by prominent New York City Opera company members from the LGBTQ+ community! Free!
FILM: Oh my god, 100% get to Alamo Drafthouse BK for a screening of D.E.B.S. (aka one of the best-worst queer films of all time), duh! Tickets are just $10 a pop.
FOOD + DRINK: Get to Archestratus for a new round of BookBook Club! This time the topic of discussion is Lucy Knisley’s Relish: My Life In The Kitchen // admission is free.
FREE: ABSOLUTELY get to House of Yes for Summer Sagra ft. tons o’ tunes AND free amaro cocktails until 2am! Admission is $0 w/ RSVP.
MUSIC: Catch Flor De Toloache at LPR tonight for $20-$25! They’re the first (and ONLY) all-female mariachi group, which is dope AF!
STAY IN: If you care about the Stanley Cup you’re gonna be occupied w/ that, but otherwise, there’s more FIFA WWC coverage on FS1, Cast Away is on AMC and Coyote Ugly is on E!
Thursday, June 13
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