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 a free Japanese Breakfast show, Pride vibes, a Lady Bird screening (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday, June 24
ACTIVE: Do a free pre-Pride cardio/dance workout in Brooklyn tonight! Just remember to RSVP to get on the list!
COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for a new round of Stevie ft. Sam Taggart, Marcia Belsky, Bowen Yang, Pat Regan, Karolena Theresa, Fareeha Khan and Alex Song! Tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: It’s Queer Ladies’ Night over at C’mon Everybody, and everyone is welcome to come watch LGBTQ+ musicians and poets share their work! Tickets are $7.
FILM: Scope a $7 screening of A League of Their Own at Syndicated, duh! (Or if that ain’t your jam, hit up IFC Center for a screening of Death Becomes Her instead!)
FOOD + DRINK: Get to Caveat for a new round of Masters of Social Gastronomy! Tonight’s topic is FAKE MEAT, and tickets are $10 each.
FREE: Head on over to Our Wicked Lady for a free outdoor screening of Fear and Loathing, or swing by Bryant Park for a free surprise fan choice outdoor movie screening!
MUSIC: If you’re not getting straight to Central Park for a free outdoor Japanese Breakfast show, YOU’RE WRONG.
STAY IN: The Goonies is on CMT, A Star Is Born is on HBO and Logan is on FX!
Tuesday, June 25
ACTIVE: Do a free Pride run with Paragon Sports and New Balance! And/or head to the Meatpacking District for a new round of The Sweat Sessions for a super free, super sweaty workout!
COMEDY: Hit up Littlefield for The Talent Show: The Bardo Show ft. Ira Glass, Maeve Higgins, Henrietta Mantooth, Chris Santa Maria and Sokuzan! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Make a beeline for 92Y, where Emily Nussbaum, author of I Like To Watch, will talk peak TV with Wesley Morris for a conversation titled From Buffy the Vampire Slayer to #MeToo! Tickets are $35+.
FILM: Catch a $7 screening of Lady Bird at Syndicated!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to a BBQ and bourbon festival at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse! Tickets are $125+.
FREE: It’s Night at the Museums! Head to museums and historic sites on the Lower East Side from 4pm to 8pm FOR FREE!
MUSIC: YA GOTTA get to Elsewhere’s rooftop for a $12-$15 Sir Babygirl show, clearly!
STAY IN: Catch About A Boy on TMC or Star Wars: The Force Awakens on TNT!
Wednesday, June 26
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga for Witches at Catland tonight! Tickets are $15, and it’s BYO mat.
COMEDY: Get to Benson’s on the LES for a new round of Giggle Pickle! Tonight’s lineup features Mark Normand, Ali Kolbert, Brittany Brave and MORE, and admission is free!
CULTURE: It’s the opening ceremony for NYC Pride slash World Pride at Barclays Center tonight, and Cyndi Lauper, Chaka Khan, Todrick Hall, Billy Porter and more will be there! Tickets are $85+.
FILM: Catch a sneak preview of Ophelia at IFC Center with DAISY RIDLEY IN PERSON, DUH!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Nitehawk Prospect Park for Spoons, Toons & Booze After Dark! That’s right! Cartoons, specialty cocktails AND a free, all-you-can-eat sugary cereal bar for $18!
FREE: In the run-up to Pride, there’ll be a free outdoor screening of Stonewall Rising at Washington Square Park, plus a free outdoor screening of The Birdcage at Parklife!
MUSIC: Alvvays have a free outdoor show at Central Park tonight as part of SummerStage, YASSSS!
STAY IN: My Cousin Vinny is on AMC, Goodfellas is on Cinemax, Mrs. Doubtfire is on CMT, Get Out is on FX and Beavis and Butthead Do America is on TMC!
Thursday, June 27
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