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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). Tons happening this week ft. a Willow Smith show, a free outdoor screening of The Craft (obvi our GIF theme), Guys We Fucked Live and MORE! Details:

Monday July 29

ACTIVE: Hit up a pay-what-you-wish Punk Rope course w/ Solar One at 22nd St. and the East River!

COMEDY: Definitely get to Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo Firestone, Maeve Higgins and Aparna Nancherla, ’cause tonight’s special guest is Phoebe Robinson! Tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Head to 92Y for screen clips from Netflix’s Dear White People ft. creator Justin Simien and stars Logan Browning, Antoinette Robertson and Ashley Blaine Featherson IRL for a panel discussion! Tickets are $35.

FILM: Scope $7 screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt. I + II at Syndicated!

FOOD + DRINK: There’s a new round of Masters of Social Gastronomy at Caveat tonight, and the topic is all things WINE! Tickets are $10-$12 each.

FREE: The free outdoor movies are TOO GOOD TONIGHT! Our Wicked Lady is showing The Craft on their roof, plus Clueless is showing at Astoria Park’s waterfront, and Bryant Park is showing Goodfellas!

MUSIC: If you’re a fan of The Faint, you’ll be amped to hear they’re at Bowery Ballroom tonight AND tomorrow for $25!

STAY IN: Watch mind-melters like Love Island and The Bachelorette, plus Antiques Roadshow is my forever pick on PBS, The Parent Trap is screening on Freeform, Logan is on FX, and The Meg is on HBO!

Tuesday July 30

ACTIVE: Get to Out-dôrz Adventure Care for some rooftop sunset reiki yoga! Tickets are $25-$30, BYO mat.

COMEDY: For LOLs, pop on over to the Bell House for Art & Industry’s presentation of The Nightcap: A Night of Hot Takes and Topical Comedy ft. Chris Gethard, Matteo Lane, Nore Davis, Emma Willmann and more! Tickets are $12 each.

CULTURE: If you’re in the mood to stay woke, take note that Syndicated will host a free screening of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates tonight! Otherwise, just catch the one and only Emily Nussbaum at Books Are Magic as she talks I Like To Watch! (Free and open to the public!)

FILM: Take advantage of another round of the Guggenheim’s Summer Tuesdays! Tonight artist Jenny Holzer will talk about her curatorial participation in Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection, plus you can catch free screenings of Do The Right Thing, and the documentary Who Killed Michael Stewart? all under one roof!

FOOD + DRINK: Get to a Kreung x Smallhold x Happy Family Night Market Dinner centered around Smallhold mushrooms followed by a conversation with Chef Chinchakriya Un on food and family, moderated by HFNM co-founders Phoebe Tran and Angeline Gragasin! Tickets are $85 + tax and gratuity, price tag includes dinner and drinks.

FREE: Head out to Red Hook to catch a free outdoor screening of The Terminator at Valentino Pier!


STAY IN: Tune out w/ more Love Island and/or The Bachelorette, or tune in for the aforementioned DPPD!

Wednesday July 31

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

COMEDY: CLEARLY get to Caveat to hang out w/ Corinne Fisher and Krystyna Hutchinson for Guys We Fucked Live! Tickets are $20-$24 each.

CULTURE: Thirsty for more Democratic Presidential Primary Debates? Syndicated is hosting ROUND TWO tonight with another free screening party!

FILM: My top pick (which I am SO BUMMED TO BE MISSING) is a sneak preview of The Nightingale at Lincoln Center ft. bonus Q+A w/ director Jennifer Kent (who also directed The Babadook) and stars Baykali Ganambarr + Damon Herriman! Tickets are $15.

FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Archestratus for a new round of Cookbook Club (the free, cookbook-based potluck in which everybody, including you, brings a dish from the selected title)! Tonight is Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now!

FREE: In the realm of free outdoor movies, we’ve got Do the Right Thing at Pier 63, Little Miss Sunshine at Pier 1, and Space Balls at Parklife!

MUSIC: Come hang out with me at Rockwood (STAGE 2!) to see one of my latest favorites, Angie McMahon, play a stateside gig! Tickets are $15.

STAY IN: Love Island is on again, plus Mrs. Doubtfire is on CMT, Pitch Perfect is on Freeform, Star Wars: A New Hope is on TCM, and the aforementioned DPPD is on, too!

Thursday August 1

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