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 ticker tape parade for the USWNT, chats w/ the Winklevoss twins on cryptocurrency, beer beer beer, a conversation w/ Ari Aster about Midsommar (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday, July 8
ACTIVE: Head out to LIC for free zumba in the park at 7pm!
COMEDY: Littlefield will host the latest round of Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna and Maeve tonight ft. Janeane Garofalo, Nore Davis and more! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: Join Rise and Resist in the main hall of Grand Central Terminal in a silent protest of raids, concentration camps and ICE from 5:30-6:30pm.
FILM: Thank God It’s Friday will screen at IFC Center tonight ft. bonus intro from Christian John Wikane + Q&A w/ Felipe Rose & D.C. LaRue! Tickets are $16.
FOOD + DRINK: Hang out w/ Jacques Torres IRL tonight for a summertime treat demo! Free! Or if learning’s more your jam, hit up a lecture about the cuisine of the Ancient Romans at Brooklyn Brainery! Tickets are $18.
FREE: There are free outdoor screenings of 1. Rocky at Our Wicked Lady and 2. Carrie (1976) at Bryant Park tonight!
MUSIC: Nathan Bajar’s got a release party happening at H0L0 tonight! Tickets to that are $10 each.
STAY IN: Sister Act is on Lifetime, Notting Hill is on HBO and Beavis and Butt-head Do America is on TMC!
Tuesday, July 9
ACTIVE: LIC is host to even more free programming tonight w/ yoga in the park!
COMEDY: Tonight be sure to hit up Littlefield for We Go Way Back w/ Allison O’Conor ft. Aparna Nancherla, Liza Treyger and more! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: The Winklevoss twins will be at 92Y to talk all things cryptocurrency and the future of money tonight! Tickets to that will set you back $40.
FILM: Chantal Akerman will intro a screening of No Home Movie w/ a reading at IFC Center tonight! Tickets are $16 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Into DIY beer? Take a Brewing 101 course w/ Bitter & Esters tonight! Admission is $65.
FREE: CLEARLY make a beeline for Lincoln Center to catch Ari Aster in conversation about Midsommar! If that’s too highbrow, you can catch free outdoor screenings of 1. Top Gun at Valentino Pier and/or 2. Beasts of the Southern Wild at Raoul Wallenberg Playground tonight!
MUSIC: Tonight we’ve got Los Campesinos! and Nervous Dater taking over Brooklyn Bowl for $22-$25! BUT you should also most definitely catch Deidre & The Dark at Rockwood Music Hall for $10!
STAY IN: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is on BBC America, and Road House is on AMC!
Wednesday, July 10
ACTIVE: GO CELEBRATE THE USWNT AT A TICKER TAPE PARADE! 9:30am down the Canyon of Heroes. It’s also a new round of Yoga for Witches at Catland tonight! Tickets are $15, and it’s BYO mat.
COMEDY: Head on over to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos! Tickets are $10-$12 a pop.
CULTURE: For even more queer-friendly vibes, head to House of Yes for a new round of House of Vogue, aka America’s favorite miniball ft. cash prizes! (If none of that sounded like English to you, you’re still welcome to attend, but don’t be an ignorant dick please! Safe space compliant folks only!) Tickets are $10.
FILM: Scope a screening of Fantastic Planet ft. live score by Morricone Youth over at Nitehawk Prospect Park tonight! Tickets are $18.
FOOD + DRINK: Check out Brooklyn Brewery’s newest concoction at the Museum of the City of New York tonight! Tickets are $20 each.
FREE: Hit up free outdoor screenings of 1. The Warriors at Pier 63, 2. O Brother Where Art Thou at Pier 1 and/or 3. When Harry Met Sally at Parklife!
MUSIC: Catch Palehound and Arthur Moon over at Elsewhere’s rooftop tonight! Tickets are $15-$18 each.
STAY IN: It’s the 2019 ESPYS on ABC, plus Twister is on Syfy, Deadpool is on FX, The Notebook is on E! and Varsity Blues is on CMT!
Thursday, July 11
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