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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 a veggie fermentation class, free booze, a Phoebe Ryan show, a screening of Napoleon Dynamite (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:

Monday, July 15

ACTIVE: Head out to LIC for some free post-work zumba in the park!

COMEDY: Make it a Union Hall night! First up is Star F*ckers: Astrology, But Make It Comedy ft. Melissa Stokoski, Karolena Theresa, Brian Bahe, Lizzie Martinez and more! Tickets are $10. Afterwards, it’s Alice Wetterlund and Friends ft. Yedoye Travis, Sydnee Washington and more! Tickets are $12 for that one.

CULTURE: It’s the July edition of Closet Cases at Stonewall, so grab an $8-$10 ticket and listen to some coming out stories why dontcha?!

FILM: Hit up Syndicated for a $7 screening of Brokeback Mountain tonight, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Take a crash course in vegetable fermentation over at 92Y tonight! Cheryl Paswater will lead the class, and tickets are $60 each.

FREE: Our Wicked Lady will host a free rooftop screening of Deathproof and Planet Terror, plus Bryant Park will do a free outdoor screening of Bad Boys!

MUSIC: Scope Cayucas on Elsewhere’s rooftop for $18!

STAY IN: It’s basically either Love Island or Antiques Roadshow tonight, and you know which one I’m about!

Tuesday, July 16

ACTIVE: There’s a free sunset salsa class happening at Hudson River Park tonight!

COMEDY: It’s a new round of Wild Things Comedy tonight ft. Mary Beth Barone, Jaboukie Young-White and MORE! Tickets are $8-$10, the price of which includes pizza!

CULTURE: Swing by Pete’s Candy Store for Dougie Poole’s monthly talk show, Special Delivery, ft. a musical revue by Doug, hosted by Jordan Michael! Each month they tackle a topic in news or culture with a special guest (Cherie Hu) and round out the episode w/ music by one of their favorite local artists (GABI). Free!

FILM: Napoleon Dynamite is screening for just $7 over at Syndicated tonight, HECK YES!

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Ms Yoo for a new round of Delivery, the party ft. tunes ‘n bites!

FREE: Hit up Topo Designs’ grand opening party ft. free booze, free snacks, free tunes ‘n more!

MUSIC: Up for a trip out to Jones Beach? You can catch Wiz Khalifa for $29+!

STAY IN: I’m gonna put it between Love Island and PBS again since it’s Chasing the Moon: American Experience from 8-10pm!

Wednesday, July 17

ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Yoga for Witches at Catland tonight! Tickets are $15, and it’s BYO mat.

COMEDY: Head to Halyards for Weird But Nice ft. Aparna Nancherla, Harrison Greenbaum and more! FREE!

CULTURE: Hit up The People’s Forum for a course titled How America Became Capitalist! Tickets are sliding scale, but they start at just $4.50!

FILM: We’ve got $7 screenings of Zoolander AND Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery at Syndicated tonight!

FOOD + DRINK: Hang out with the one and only Marcus Samuelsson and Dan Pashman at Museum of the City of New York for Sporkful World Tour Live 2019! Tickets are $25.

FREE: CLEARLY get to Nowadays for a free outdoor screening of Best In Show! Plus there’s a free outdoor screening of When Harry Met Sally at Pier 63, and Pier 1 has a free outdoor screening of The Darjeeling Limited too!

MUSIC: Hit up Baby’s All Right for a $15-$20 Phoebe Ryan show tonight!

STAY IN: You can always watch more Love Island, or scope The Shawshank Redemption on AMC, Sixteen Candles on Freeform, Logan on FX, Ghostbusters on FXX or Jurassic Park on Syfy!

Thursday, July 18

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