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. the beginning of the US Open, Reggie Watts shows, a free outdoor screening of Dirty Dancing (our GIF theme) and MORE! Details:
Monday August 26
ACTIVE: If you like beer ‘n runnin’, get to Beer Karma for BRU Anniversary: Mile Repeats!
COMEDY: Head to Littlefield for Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve ft. Melissa Villasenor, Hari Kondabolu, Joe Kwaczala, Jordan Jensen and more! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: Nothing (in my opinion) gets more cultured than opening night of the US Open out in Queens, and that is exactly where I will be tonight! Serena Williams will face Maria Sharapova at 7pm on Ashe, which is going to be MAJORLY epic, followed by a Roger Federer appearance // you don’t wanna miss it, so grab a ticket if you can // they start at $187.
FILM: Catch a screening of 9 to 5 (presented by Brook O’Harra) at IFC Center tonight, duh! Tickets are $16.
FOOD + DRINK: Pop on over to Caveat for the latest round of Masters of Social Gastronomy! This time the theme is BREAKFAST, and tickets are $10.
FREE: The weather is the least oppressive it’s been in months! Go enjoy it with a free screening of Dirty Dancing on Our Wicked Lady’s roof!
MUSIC: Head to Baby’s All Right for Eyeshadow, Dougie Poole, Showtime Goma and Jennifer Vanilla (DJ) tonight! Tickets are $10-$12 each.
STAY IN: I think I stan Bachelor in Paradise now, but I’m still gonna recommend Antiques Roadshow and/or the US Open.
Tuesday August 27
ACTIVE: Swing by Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15.
COMEDY: CLEARLY get to Littlefield for The Talent Show: Control Freak ft. Ira Glass, Nikki Glaser, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Fat Tony (rapper), Lady Aye (sword swallower) and Mistress B (BDSM balloon animal maker)! (HOW CAN THAT NOT BE THE MOST FUN?!) Tickets are $8-$10.
CULTURE: Head to Strand Bookstore to join Caitlin Moscatello as she talks about See Jane Win and her work reporting on the surge of female political candidates! Free w/ RSVP!
FILM: It’s Godard mania over at Metrograph this week! Go catch a screening of Alphaville for $12!
FOOD + DRINK: Learn how to make your own bagels over at Brooklyn Kitchen! Tickets to the course are $100.
FREE: Up for a little trip out to Red Hook? Red Dawn is screening for free on Valentino Pier!
MUSIC: Reggie Watts has TWO $35 shows at the Bell House (technically three, but one is already sold out), and I wasn’t sure if I should classify that as music or comedy, so I’m doing one under music today and the other under comedy tomorrow // SORTED!
STAY IN: Still stan Bachelor in Paradise, still stan US Open, always stan Clueless (on CMT).
Wednesday August 28
ACTIVE: Head to EVEN Hotel for Drunk Yoga, a 90-minute yoga experience ft. all of the wine! Tickets are $39, and it’s bring your own mat.
COMEDY: Catch Reggie Watts again at the Bell House tonight w/ support from Sarah Squirm! Tickets are still $35.
CULTURE: Get to Nitehawk Williamsburg for a screening of Self Discovery for Social Survival, a collaborative film between Mexican Summer (the record label) and Pilgrim Surf + Supply, a New York-based surf and outdoor brand! Following the screening, director Chris Gentile will have a chat and Q&A with local surf journalist Tyler Breuer // tickets are $18.
FILM: Blow-Up is screening for one night only over at Nitehawk Prospect Park! Go forth and experience all of the Antonioni vibes!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Riverpark Beer Garden for a one night only crab boil! $35 gets you crabs, hush puppies, corn on the cob ‘n more!
FREE: Get to Parklife for a free outdoor screening of 10 Things I Hate About You!
MUSIC: Catch Gemma, mmeadows and Uni Ika Ai at Elsewhere tonight for just $10-$12!
STAY IN: US Open, hello! But if you hate tennis, A Star Is Born is on HBO, plus Jaws is on AMC.
Thursday August 29
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