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 week this time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do INCLUDING a free screening of The Breakfast Club, a fancy Versailles cake experience and MORE:

Monday, June 18

ACTIVE: Get in a free workout on the goddamn Intrepid! IronStrength w/ Dr. Jordan Metzl kicks off at 6pm.

COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for Barry Rothbart & Friends ft. Barry Rothbart (duh), Greg Barris AND Janeane Garofalo! Tickets are just $10-$12.

CULTURE: Sire Records founder Seymour Stein will be at Rough Trade for a free Q+A and signing for his new book, SIREN SONG: My Life In Music!

FILM: Watch The Breakfast Club for free outdoors over at Bryant Park tonight! (But it’s supposed to be hot as balls today, so if you prefer AC vibes, note that Juno is screening for $4 at Syndicated, too!)

FOOD + DRINK: Pop by 92Y for a conversation between food writer Diana Henry and NY Times writer Julia Moskin! They’ll be talking about Henry’s new cookbook, How To Eat A Peach. Tickets are $35 each.

FREE: Go hang out w/ an astrophysicist at a new round of Secret Science Club at the Bell House tonight! As always, no cover!

MUSIC: If dry land vibes are your scene, catch Alexis Taylor and Moon Diagrams at Elsewhere for $17-$20! And if ye olde open sea is more in your wheelhouse, hop on a Rocks Off cruise w/ Delicate Steve and Breanna Barbara for $35!

STAY IN: If you couldn’t sneak in some World Cup action today, get all caught up on FS1’s Match of the Day!

Tuesday, June 19

ACTIVE: Head to Union Square Park to take advantage of a free Shape Up NYC class tonight! Body conditioning first, yoga second // free mats for the first 200 people to turn up!

COMEDY: Without question, get to Union Hall for So Many Problems w/ Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman, Dan Perlman and more! Tickets are $5-$10 a pop.

CULTURE: Camille Perri will be in conversation with Koa Beck at Books Are Magic to talk about When Katie Met Cassidy! Free and open to the public!

FILM: Clif Bar-presented Bicycle Film Festival kicks off tonight at the Anthology Film Archives! Grab a regular pass for $47, or a deluxe pass for $127.

FOOD + DRINK: The Metropolitan Museum of Art will host Feast of Versailles tonight ft. ALL OF THE DECADENT CAKES! Tickets are $125 each.

FREE: It’s a new round of Animation Nights New York (ANNY) at The Gutter! Check out all the best animated shorts, all for free!

MUSIC: SEE BLONDE REDHEAD AT LPR, DUH! Tickets are $35-$45 each.

STAY IN: Again, Match of the Day on FS1!

Wednesday, June 20

ACTIVE: If you find yourself free between 3pm and 5pm, swing by The Muse for a free self-defense course!

COMEDY: Swing by the Bell House for a new round of Jean (Grae) and John (Hodgman) tonight! The best people, the best variety show, all for $15!

CULTURE: Videology is hosting a new round of Ladies w/ Lenses tonight, and I’d highly recommend grabbing yourself a $10 ticket to check out some great shorts! Filmmakers like Tamar Glazerman will be present for a post-screening Q+A.

FILM: Hit up Syndicated for a $4 screening of Jennifer’s Body, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Fisher & Paykel will host Mouth Full? A Food Storytelling Show w/ Snacks ft. six LGBTQ+ guests in honor of Pride! Tickets are $28+.

FREE: Talk about periods at Strand Bookstore tonight! Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth is a collection of essays about ye olde menstruation, and Kate Ferrell, editor of the collection, will be in-house for a panel discussion.

MUSIC: Elsewhere’s the spot to be tonight! Hang out w/ Crush Club ‘n Annie Hart on the roof for $12-$14, and after that head indoors for a $12 Landlady gig!

STAY IN: You guessed it…MATCH OF THE DAY ON FS1!

Thursday, June 21

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