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. a screening of Point Break (our GIF theme, clearly), White Claw, plenty o’ queer vibes and more! Details:
Monday October 7
ACTIVE: RSVP to do some free hip-hop themed yoga on the Intrepid tonight!
COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for The Steve Harvey Lifetime Achievement Awards with Milly Tamarez! Shalewa Sharpe, Larry Owens and more will perform, and tickets are $10.
CULTURE: Catch Robert De Niro in conversation at 92Y tonight! Tickets are $45 each.
FILM: Get to IFC Center for a special $16 screening of Point Break! VAYA CON DIOS!
FOOD + DRINK: Shake off your Monday stress w/ a wine and cheese tasting at Brooklyn Winery! Tickets are $45 each.
FREE: Hit up Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to join writer Arabelle Sicardi in celebrating their illustrated book, Queer Heroes, which documents the diverse achievements of #LGBTQ people throughout history.
MUSIC: Dean Lewis is at Webster Hall tonight! Tickets to the show will run you $32.50 a pop.
STAY IN: A Star Is Born is on HBO, or just tune in to Antiques Roadshow on PBS // I DON’T KNOW YOUR LIFE!
Tuesday October 8
ACTIVE: Swing by Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15.
COMEDY: Hit up Caveat for The Nerds and the Bees: Dating Experts and Comedians Makeover Your Love Life! Tickets are $10-$12 each.
CULTURE: Get to The Tank for We Are Trans: A Night of Trans and Non-Binary Performances Across Genres! Tickets are $12 each.
FILM: Scope a $7 screening of Let The Right One In (the OG Swedish version) over at Syndicated tonight, duh!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Little Italy for Dinner Party Pop Up, an evening which will celebrate immigrant and women chefs! Dinner for two will run you $150.
FREE: Swing by Metropolitan for Gender Experts Party, which is a free open mic for trans and non-binary performers! (Plus stick around for Queeraoke afterwards!)
MUSIC: Most definitely get to Elsewhere for a $15-$20 Girl Band show!
STAY IN: The Ring is on Syfy, and The Princess Bride is on BBC America!
Wednesday October 9
ACTIVE: Treat yourself to a sound bath over at Magick City tonight! Full Hunters Moon Sound Bath will feature breath, movement, sound ‘n meditation, and suggested donation starts at $24.
COMEDY: Caveat will host a new round of Reductress’ Haha Wow tonight! Sam Taggart, Jourdain Searles and more will perform, and tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: Get to Books Are Magic for Lilly Dancyger: Burn It Down w/ Minda Honey, Erin Khar, Meredith Talusan! Free and open to the public!
FILM: Scope a $7 screening of the director’s cut of Midsommar at Syndicated!
FOOD + DRINK: Go on a Cocktail Chemistry Quest over at Littlefield tonight! Taste three mystery cocktails w/ palate-cleansing snacks for $25.
FREE: Head to the launch party for The Hand Me Up Club Launch! There’ll be a clothing swap, White Claw, rose and MORE, and it’s totally free!
MUSIC: Head on over to Muchmore’s for No Voice Hush’d Womxn Art Punk Fest! All ticket sales will go to the ACLU in support of their efforts to protect abortion rights, and performances will come from What Would Tilda Swinton Do, Cruel Children, Alicia Harris and more!
STAY IN: If you’re still interested in this season of AHS (I am not), scope that on FX! Or just watch Logan beforehand and shut it off at 10pm!
Thursday October 10
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