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). Get ready for lots o’ great stuff, like boozy rooftop yoga, BUST’s 25th anniversary party, a Pineapple Express themed dinner (our GIF theme) and more // details as follows:
Monday, August 27
ACTIVE: Make a beeline for Our Wicked Lady at 5:30pm today, ’cause they’re hosting drunk yoga on their roof! Tickets are $40 and include the yoga class ‘n two glasses of wine.
COMEDY: Get to UCB East for another round of Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table ft. Michael Torpey (OITNB), Jess McIntosh (Share Blue) and MORE! Tickets are $9.
CULTURE: Chill w/ Rose Byrne at tonight’s edition of NPR’s Ask Me Another at the Bell House! Tickets’ll run you $20 each.
FILM: Catch a free screening of Casablanca outdoors at Astoria Park tonight, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Caveat for a new Masters of Social Gastronomy! Tonight’s theme is all about SUSHI, and tickets are $10 each.
FREE: Hit up the Slaughtered Lamb for a new dose o’ Haunted Comedy! Tonight’s lineup features Nore Davis, Jeff Cerulli and more, and the whole shebang is FREE!
MUSIC: Head on over to Coney Island Baby to catch our buddies High Waisted in support of Birdcloud! Tickets are $18 a pop.
STAY IN: Bachelor in Paradise is on if you MUST, but I’ll be watching Goodfellas on AMC, and/or the US Open.
Tuesday, August 28
ACTIVE: Tonight do your boozy rooftop yoga for just $10! Drinks by Deep Eddy vodka and Underwood wine. (Bring your own mat!)
COMEDY: It’s WDEK Live w/ Maeve Higgins, Hari Kondabolu and Camille Harris at Red Room! Admission is free, but there IS a two drink minimum, so keep that in mind.
CULTURE: 100% hit up House of Yes for BUST’s 25th anniversary party! Jenny Slate, Erykah Badu, Amber Tamblyn, Patti Harrison, Michelle Buteau, Phoebe Robinson and MORE will be there, and tickets are $40-$100 each.
FILM: The End of Meat is set to premiere at Angelika Film Center, so if you wanna check out the documentary, grab a $16+ ticket now!
FOOD + DRINK: There’s allegedly a “Frickin’ Fruitluck” happening at Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park tomorrow, so if you frickin’ love fruit, get over there with your favorite kind starting at 11am.
FREE: It’s a new round of Stevie at Our Wicked Lady, so get ready for all the witchy comedy vibes from Kara Klenk, Joe Rumrill and more fo’ FREE!
MUSIC: Our girl VÉRITÉ’s gonna set up shop at National Sawdust tonight, so I’d highly recommend grabbing yourself a $16-$22 ticket!
STAY IN: Again, it’s a Bachelor in Paradise night, but I choose the US Open.
Wednesday, August 29
ACTIVE: Let’s just make it a full three days of boozy rooftop yoga, yeah? Rooftop Reds will host tonight’s course, and tickets are $30 for yoga ‘n a glass of wine.
COMEDY: Grab a ticket to “Mint’s Hints“, which is a comedic riff on Blue’s Clues ft. Joe Firestone, Joe Pera and Tim Platt! Tickets are just $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Catch a free talk about the hidden history of Queens tonight at the NYPL!
FILM: It’s the audience pick tonight for McCarren Park’s summer outdoor movie series, and since the options are all p. strong, I’d suggest 1. voting, and 2. going over there!
FOOD + DRINK: There’s a Pineapple Express themed dinner at Alamo Drafthouse tonight, you guys! YES! Tickets are $60 and include several courses based on the movie.
FREE: Multiple spots are hosting Nixon-Cuomo viewing parties, but my top pick is Syndicated, ’cause 1. it’s free, and 2. it’s v. close to my home!
MUSIC: Obviously get to Music Hall of Williamsburg to catch the inimitable Paty Cantú tonight! Tickets are $25 a pop.
STAY IN: I mean…if nothing else, clearly we will all be watching the Nixon-Cuomo debate on our couches, right?
Thursday, August 30
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