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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. appearances by Elizabeth Warren and Marianne Williamson (the latter is obviously our GIF theme, girlfriend), a Heathers Film Feast, a special screening of Showgirls and MORE! Details:

Monday September 16

ACTIVE: Do some sunset yoga and sound meditation at the William Vale tonight! Tickets are $35.

COMEDY: Head on over to Union Hall for the Virgo edition of Star F*ckers: Astrology, But Make It Comedy! Tonight’s lineup includes Melissa Stokoski, Karolena Theresa, Brian Bahe, Lizzie Martinez, Peter Smith and Spike Einbinder, and tickets are $10 each.

CULTURE: Elizabeth Warren will be at Washington Square Park this afternoon for a big ol’ speech on the corruption in DC! Free and open to the public!

FILM: Make a beeline for IFC Center, where Martine Gutierrez will introduce a screening of Showgirls! Tickets are $16.

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Chrystie Cantina’s grand opening night! Free guac w/ your meal for National Guacamole Day!

FREE: The Matrix is screening for free on Our Wicked Lady’s rooftop tonight!

MUSIC: Hit up Central Park for a $54 MARINA (Diamandis) and Daya show! (Or if that ain’t in your price range, just head to Bowery Ballroom for an $18 ASHE gig instead!)

STAY IN: Obviously watch Unfaithful on Lifetime to relive the magic of Richard Gere bludgeoning a man to death with a snow globe!

Tuesday September 17

ACTIVE: Swing by Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15.

COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for Josh Gondelman’s Nice Try book release show! Gary Gulman, Emmy Blotnick, Karen Chee and The Lucas Brothers will also be there, and tickets are $23 each.

CULTURE: Catch Brian Grazer in conversation w/ Ron Howard at 92Y! They’ll be talking about Grazer’s new book, Face to Face: The Art of Human Connection, and tickets will run you $45.

FILM: Swing by Metrograph for a special screening of The Art of Self-Defense w/ Imogen Poots in person!

FOOD + DRINK: CLEARLY get to Nitehawk Prospect Park for a Heathers Film Feast, y’all! Surprisingly no Corn Nuts on the menu, but everything that’s listed sounds dope as hell, so we won’t hold it against ’em. Tickets are $95.

FREE: The 2019 IFP Filmmaker Labs Showcase is happening for free at Fort Greene Park tonight!

MUSIC: See Andrew Bird at Kings Theatre tonight for $40+!


Wednesday September 18

ACTIVE: Do some free sunset yoga on the Hudson!

COMEDY: Get to UCB Hell’s Kitchen for TWO solid shows tonight – first up we’ve got Strangers Wanted w/ Shannon O’Neill, and second is Adsit & Sagher! Both will run you $9 a pop.

CULTURE: Marianne Williamson will be in conversation at 92Y // THIS IS NOT A DRILL, GIRLFRIEND. Tickets are $45.

FILM: Catch a special screening of Disobedience (ft. Alessandro Nivola in person) at Metrograph tonight! Tickets are $20.

FOOD + DRINK: Take a long lunch and hit up the first annual ZEPPOLE EATING CONTEST at good ol’ San Gennaro!

FREE: Scope a free screening of Moonstruck at Parklife tonight!

MUSIC: It’s a three-way tie tonight between Andrew Bird round two at Brooklyn Steel ($45+), Boy Harsher at Bowery Ballroom ($17+) and Kimya Dawson at Market Hotel ($20+)!

STAY IN: American Horror Story: 1984 premieres on FX!

Thursday September 19

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