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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. chats w/ Gwyneth Paltrow (our GIF theme), Tarantino mania at Syndicated, free cannolis and more! Details:

Monday September 23

ACTIVE: Do some free outdoor sunset yoga over at Industry City tonight!

COMEDY: Get to Littlefield for a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna and Maeve! Tonight’s lineup includes Dina Hashem, Marie Faustin, Lou Saunders, Devon Walker and more, and tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Catch Tegan and Sara at Barnes and Noble talking w/ Phoebe Robinson about their new book, duh! Tickets are $33.

FILM: Prepare for a barrage of Tarantino recommendations this week, ’cause Syndicated is doin’ it up! Inglourious Basterds screens tonight for $7.

FOOD + DRINK: Veniero’s is celebrating its 125th anniversary today! Swing by for free mini cannolis, clearly!

FREE: Scope a free outdoor screening of What We Do In The Shadows at Our Wicked Lady tonight!

MUSIC: The one and only Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes will be at Rough Trade tonight for a Q+A and album signing! Entry is free w/ in-store album purchase!

STAY IN: You can always throw it back to ’97 w/ a Good Burger screening on Nickelodeon, or catch Zombieland on BBC America!

Tuesday September 24

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

COMEDY: Celebrate the two year anniversary of STEVIE over at Union Hall tonight! Drew Anderson, Marcia Belsky, Sam Taggart, Julio Torres, Chris Gethard and more, and tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: Head to Kings Theatre for an evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates! Tickets are $45.

FILM: I told you I was going to go hard w/ Tarantino vibes at Syndicated this week, so here is me continuing on that promise // we’ve got a $7 screening of Reservoir Dogs tonight!

FOOD + DRINK: MOCA will be hosting a new round of Food Talks ft. a panel discussion on Manhattan’s Chinatown and its culinary past/continuing evolution with restaurateur and owner Wilson Tang of Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Sophia Ng Tsao, owner of Po Wing Hong Food Market and Paul Eng, owner of tofu shop, Fong On. Moderated by James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author Kian Lam Kho. Tickets are $15 and include wine and museum admission!

FREE: Head to BRIC to check out the premiere screening of films created through the 2019 BRIC Media Arts Fellowship!

MUSIC: Catch a show from Oh Land and Arthur Moon over at the Bell House tonight! Tickets will run you $25 a pop. (Plus Tegan and Sara are at Murmrr Theatre for $50+!)

STAY IN: Atomic Blonde is on FX, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is on Syfy, The Parent Trap is on E!, but MOST IMPORTANTLY, Stepmom is on Lifetime!

Wednesday September 25

ACTIVE: Apparently glow in the dark dodgeball is a thing…

COMEDY: Head to Books Are Magic for a talk w/ Akilah Hughes and Chinae Alexander! They’ll be discussing Hughes’ Obviously, and it’s free and open to the public.

CULTURE: Catch Arca’s presentation of Mutant; Faith at The Shed tonight! Tickets are $49+.

FILM: To round out the Tarantino mania, we’ve got a $7 screening of Kill Bill Vol. 1 happening at Syndicated! Beatrix Kiddo 4ever!

FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Archestratus for a new round of BookBook Club ft. Ruby Tandoh’s Eat Up! Free to attend, but you should probably read the book first! (They’re doing 20% off copies if you buy on in-store.) Or if that ain’t your jam, head to 92Y for a chat w/ Evan Funke, the James Beard-nominated chef of LA’s Felix Trattoria and author of the new book American Sfoglino, and Gwyneth Paltrow! Tickets to that are $60. AND (!!!) Ivan Orkin of Ivan Ramen will be in conversation w/ Chris Ying about The Gaijin Cookbook at 92Y! Tickets to that are $29.

FREE: It’s Viewer’s Choice tonight at Parklife! Head on over for the final outdoor movie screening of the season!

MUSIC: Catch Flor and Lostboycrow over at Webster Hall for $20!

STAY IN: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is on Syfy, Unfaithful is back at it again on Lifetime and Independence Day is on AMC!

Thursday September 26

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