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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 o’ great stuff, INCLUDING but not limited to free outdoor yoga, an urban foraging class, But I’m A Cheerleader Drink or Dare (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:

Monday, June 17

ACTIVE: Punk Rope By The River is back at it again for the season! Head on over and pay what you wish!

COMEDY: If you’re into a combo of songs, stand-up and character comedy, catch Catherine Cohen’s show The Twist? …She’s Gorgeous over at Joe’s Pub tonight! Tickets are $20 each.

CULTURE: Take a Pride-appropriate course titled 4000 Years of Same Sex Marriage over at Brooklyn Brainery! Tickets are just $10 each.

FILM: Get spooky with a screening of the OG Texas Chainsaw Massacre at Nitehawk Prospect Park tonight!

FOOD + DRINK: It’s the 15th annual Summer, Sex & Spirits benefit tonight, aka a cocktail party produced by Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC)’s all-volunteer Activist Council! There’ll be an open bar, silent auction, tunes ‘n more to support PPNYC, and I am ALL ABOUT IT! Tickets start at $75.

FREE: Scope a screening of Mean Girls on Our Wicked Lady’s rooftop, or hit up Bryant Park for an outdoor screening of Big Daddy!

MUSIC: Hit up Guadalupe Inn for a new round of The Wild Honey Pie’s dinner series! This time the performance will be by Salt Cathedral, so grab a $50 ticket and come out for some good tunes, good food ‘n good booze!

STAY IN: Pitch Perfect is on Freeform, and Mean Girls is on HBO!

Tuesday, June 18

ACTIVE: Hit up Randall’s Island Park to take advantage of free outdoor yoga! OR swing by Nowadays for a new round of Body Music Therapy! Tickets to that one are $15-$30 each.

COMEDY: Head to the Bell House for Fiddler on the Rooftop Bar ft. Marcia Belsky, Melissa Stokoski, Shalewa Sharpe, Max Wittert, Rachel Pegram and more! Tickets are $12-$15 each.

CULTURE: Celebrate LGBTQ talent and culture with immersive audience-driven performances over at House of Yes for a special World Pride edition of Treble Tuesdays! Tickets are $10.

FILM: Catch a $7 screening of 9 to 5 at Syndicated tonight, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Get to Chinatown Soup for Soupper Club, an evening of food and art pairings with the artist present! Tickets are $50.

FREE: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is screening outside at St. Catherine’s Park in Manhattan tonight!

MUSIC: For me it’s gonna have to be Toots and the Maytals at Brooklyn Bowl for $36! MAJOR VIBES!

STAY IN: Legally Blonde is on E!, John Wick is on Spike and Get Out is on FX!

Wednesday, June 19

ACTIVE: Get prepped to hike the Catskills at Brooklyn Brainery tonight! There’s a $10 course that will cover the ins and outs of three multi-day hikes you can do, some of which can be reached by public transit!

COMEDY: Head to Littlefield for Drunk Black History ft. Brandon Collins, Gordon Baker-Bone, Dulce Sloan, Donwill and Tatiana King! Tickets are $8-$12 each.

CULTURE: For ultimate queer culture vibes, hit up House of Yes for Videology’s presentation of But I’m A Cheerleader Drink or Dare! Tickets will run you $15-$60. (PLUS stick around for a Pride edition of House of Vogue! Tickets are $10-$15 each.)

FILM: Scope a screening of Little Fugitive tonight at Nitehawk Prospect Park ft. live score by Reel Orchestrette!

FOOD + DRINK: Take an Intro to Foraging, Harvesting and Plant Allyship course over at Catland tonight! While there’s going to be a BIG spiritual element involved, they’ll be talking about urban foraging, which could be useful for you in future kitchen scenarios! The class will take place in the secret courtyard (weather permitting), and tickets are $15 a pop.

FREE: Loads of rad bands will be posting up at Rockwood for Reeperbahn Fest tonight INCLUDING (but not limited to) Yes We Mystic and Surfbort! Admission is all of $0!

MUSIC: Toots and the Maytals will be at Brooklyn Bowl again for $36 tonight, but if you wanna diversify, then catch Sharkmuffin at Coney Island Baby for $10!

STAY IN: John Wick Chapter 2 is on Spike and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is on Syfy!

Thursday, June 20

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