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). Lots on the books this first couple of weekdays INCLUDING but not limited to various forms of yoga (some boozier than others), screenings of Wes Anderson flicks (Moonrise Kingdom is our GIF theme) and MORE:
Monday, May 14
ACTIVE: Get to CocoMat SOHO for a new round of $10 yoga AND cocktails, ’cause Mondays are stressful, and yoga and booze are not!
COMEDY: Just do your one-stop shopping at Union Hall, where Jenny’s Birthday Variety Show (ft. Jacqueline Novak, Dara Katz and more) and Whiplash (ft. Liza Treyger, Joel Kim Booster and more) are both happening for $10 each!
CULTURE: Hit up Spoonbill at 99 Montrose for an evening of poetry!
FILM: Get ready, ’cause this week it’s all about Wes Anderson madness at Syndicated – tonight you can catch $4 screenings of Fantastic Mr. Fox!
FOOD + DRINK: 100% head to Guadalupe Inn for another Wild Honey Pie dinner, this time featuring a Computer Magic performance! Tickets are $50 and include a three-course Mexican meal, unlimited beer AND specialty kombucha cocktails!
FREE: Mary Karr will be at Books Are Magic to celebrate Tropic of Squalor, and it’s totally free and open to the public to attend!
MUSIC: Smoke Season are at Rough Trade for just $12 tonight, so be sure to get on over there for a v. gr8 time!
STAY IN: Forrest Gump is on Freeform tonight! Don’t even act like you’ve ever been able to turn down watching a Tom Hanks movie!
Tuesday, May 15
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Drunk Yoga at Drexler’s! Tickets are $35 and include an hour of yoga plus two glasses of wine.
COMEDY: Swing by Littlefield for Kelsey and Martin’s Big Important Comedy Show ft. Kelsey Caine, Martin Urbano, Sasheer Zamata, Jacqueline Novak, Shane Torres, Chanel Ali AND Catherine Cohen! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Madisen Kuhn will be at Strand Bookstore in celebration of her new collection, and you can go hang out for $15!
FILM: Get to Syndicated to catch a $4 screening of Rushmore tonight!
FOOD + DRINK: There’s a marathon screening of Joe Pera Talks With You happening at Alamo Drafthouse BK tonight, and a $5 voucher gets you a seat, a cup of coffee AND a warm slice of pie!
FREE: Secret Science Club is happening again over at the Bell House, and this time you can hang out with a real live geneticist for all of zero dollars!
MUSIC: Catch a $25 show from Wye Oak, Torres and Palm at Brooklyn Steel tonight, DUH!
STAY IN: BBC America is screening The Princess Bride // YAAAAASSSSS!
Wednesday, May 16
ACTIVE: Go and take advantage of a free yoga class at Patagonia Bowery tonight as part of their springtime yoga series!
COMEDY: Gotham Comedy Club is hosting Judy Gold, Jackie Hoffman, Christina Bianco and Frank DeCaro tonight at Homo Comicus! Tickets are $20 a pop.
CULTURE: Honor Nan Goldin and Lydia Lunch at The Kitchen, where their annual Spring Gala after-party is happening tonight for $100 a person!
FILM: Syndicated is going with $4 screenings of Moonrise Kingdom tonight, and since I love love LOVE Moonrise Kingdom, I would highly suggest we all go!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Japan Society for a talk about wagashi (artistic Japanese sweets), and enjoy a tasting of early summer wagashi afterwards!
FREE: Pop by Brooklyn Art Library for Comics Who Make Comics ft. free bits ‘n free beer!
MUSIC: Hit up Park Church Co-op tonight for a show from Sasha Spielberg’s new project, Buzzy Lee! Tickets to this one are just $13-$15 a pop.
STAY IN: Keep your dial set tightly on BBC America, because as of tonight their Royal Wedding Week coverage has officially kicked off and I CANNOT GET ENOUGH!
Thursday, May 3
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