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 more metal than others), face time with Andre Leon Talley (our GIF theme, DUH!), $1 Bonchon and MORE:
Monday, May 21
ACTIVE: Go learn how to kick some ass at Bluestockings tonight! They’re hosting a FREE self-defense workshop!
COMEDY: Mike Birbiglia’s hosting The Whole Story at Union Hall tonight, and the lineup includes Jacqueline Novak, Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz and MORE! Grab tickets for $15 a pop.
CULTURE: Get to Strand for a night of poetry readings ft. contributors to The BreakBeat Poets Vol 2: Black Girl Magic! Admission is $15-$20.
FILM: Dancer In The Dark is screening at Videology, and like, I mean, BJORK! OBVIOUSLY GO! Tickets are $12 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Bonchon is dope as hell, so get to their Chelsea location to take advantage for 5 boneless wings for $1 today through Wednesday! (I know this sounds sponsored but I just really fucking love Bonchon and am trying to figure out how many times I can go the next three days!)
FREE: Hit up the Slaughtered Lamb for Haunted Comedy tonight! Totally free, and a REAL GOOD lineup ft. Myq Kaplan, Katie Boyle and MORE!
MUSIC: See Wet at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $35, DUH!
STAY IN: You can get your fill of antiquated competitions via Miss USA on Fox, but personally I think you should just turn on E! for Mean Girls.
Tuesday, May 22
ACTIVE: Pop by Space Ninety 8 for Namaste + Rose ft. yoga ‘n free rose for a suggested donation of $10!
COMEDY: Clearly get to Our Wicked Lady to see Liza Treyger, John Reynolds, Anna Drezen and MORE, all for FREE!
CULTURE: Andre Leon Talley is going to be at the Schomburg for a screening of The Gospel According To Andre AND a post-film conversation, and it’s totally free! I’d recommend getting there early (and RSVP’ing) as seating is hella limited.
FILM: The 10th annual Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival returns to Scandinavia House tonight! Tickets are $18+.
FOOD + DRINK: Some Good Wines is hosting a Star Wars themed wine ‘n beer tasting ft. “Solo-approved snacks”, so if you’re into that, grab yourself a ticket for $25!
FREE: It’s Wes Anderson trivia over at Syndicated! Zero dollars to get in on that action.
MUSIC: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith will be at National Sawdust for $20, so grab tickets, ’cause it’s for sure gonna be a magical time!
STAY IN: BBC America is screening Pulp Fiction, so like, DUH!
Wednesday, May 23
ACTIVE: Hit up Black Metal Black Light Yoga at Lucky 13 Saloon tonight, y’all! Tickets are $17.
COMEDY: Get in those variety show vibes at a new round of Jean (Grae) and John (Hodgman) at the Bell House tonight! Tickets are $15 a pop.
CULTURE: Go learn about the dismal history of the MTA at Why Your Train is F*cked! It’s happening at Caveat, and tickets will run you $15-$18.
FILM: Head to Brooklyn Bazaar for a free screening of Labyrinth, obviously!
FOOD + DRINK: Ask Mimi (ft. Mimi Sheraton, legendary food critic!) is happening again at Union Hall tonight, so most definitely grab tickets for $12-$15 each!
FREE: Swing by House of Yes for Tits + Bits, an amateur burlesque night! ZERO DOLLARS!
MUSIC: Catch Gordi at Baby’s All Right tonight for just $10-$12 a ticket!
STAY IN: Diana: In Her Own Words is on Nat Geo tonight and ANY/ALL PRINCESS DIANA CONTENT IS V. CRUCIAL, YOU GUYS.
Thursday, May 24
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