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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). It’s a short ass week (REJOICE!) but we’re about to break down the next two nights, which feature amateur burlesque, urban foraging, a screening of the Freaks & Geeks doc (our GIF theme, duh!) and MORE! Details:

Tuesday September 3

ACTIVE: Hit up Otto’s Shrunken Head for a new round o’ Punk Rope! Tickets are $10.

COMEDY: Tonight hit up Union Hall for Stellar Underground w/ Nore Davis! Lineup includes Hari Kondabolu, Napoleon Emill and more, and tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Sonia Sotomayor will be in conversation with Sunny Hostin re: Just Ask! Be Different, Be You at 92Y tonight! Tickets are $35 each. (Or if you’re a dog person, just get to Strand Bookstore to catch Alexandra Horowitz talking about Our Dogs, Ourselves! Grab a $15 Strand gift card and/or a $28 signed copy of the book to attend.)

FILM: Catch a preview of The Sound of Silence over at the Bell House tonight! It’s a Secret Science Club and IFC Films presentation, so it’s F-R-E-E!

FOOD + DRINK: Take a $50 foraging class with Steve Brill at Farm.One tonight, duh! (URBAN FORAGING IS THE COOLEST.)

FREE: Only a few more opportunities to take advantage of Summer Tuesdays at the Guggenheim, y’all! Tonight you can attend a discussion about the social impacts of housing design with Anna Puigjaner and Jessica Katz, or enjoy the museum’s exhibitions in a meditative state of mind from 8 to 9 pm.

MUSIC: Hit up a $26 Real Friends, pronoun and Keep Flying gig at Brooklyn Bazaar, obviously!

STAY IN: US Open quarterfinals, boiiii! Serena Williams and Roger Federer descend on Arthur Ashe c. 7pm. (But also Bachelor In Paradise is on, you know, in the event you hate tennis.)

Wednesday September 4

ACTIVE: Broke? Do some free outdoor SUNSET yoga tonight overlooking the Hudson River!

COMEDY: Hit up Caveat for The Nerds And The Bees: Dating Experts and Comedians Make Over Your Love Life ft. Steve Dean, Gabe Gonzalez and Tessa Skara! Tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: Go scope Freaks & Geeks: The Documentary at Nitehawk Williamsburg! Bonus Q+A w/ doc director Brett Hodge and show writer Gabe Sachs, and tickets are $18.

FILM: Watch Beetlejuice for free outside at Parklife tonight! FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES ARE WINDING DOWN, TAKE ADVANTAGE WHILE YOU CAN!

FOOD + DRINK: Adeena Sussman will be at Books Are Magic to talk about her new cookbook, Sababa, with Matt Rodbard! Free to attend!

FREE: Head to House of Yes for a new round of Amateur Burlesque Night! Free all night long!

MUSIC: I know I’m supposed to make a definitive choice on this, BUT I JUST CANNOT! There are three things I’d genuinely like to go see tonight – 1. Tash Sultana at Central Park ($45), 2. Hatchie at Rough Trade ($15) and 3. Lina Tullgren at The Windjammer ($7-$10).

STAY IN: US Open, hello! But if you still hate tennis, we’ve also got Step Brothers on Spike and Zero Dark Thirty on BBC America.

Thursday September 5

We like 2 party LOL! So we count Thursday as part of the weekend. Sign up to receive our full weekend guide bright ‘n early on Thursday mornings!

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