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. loads o’ spooky movies, an appearance by Martha Stewart (our GIF theme, clearly) and more! Details:
Monday October 14
ACTIVE: Take advantage of free outdoor sunset yoga at Industry City while the weather is still mild enough for such activities!
COMEDY: There’s a new round of Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna and Maeve happening at Littlefield tonight ft. Emmy Blotnick, Chris Duffy, Becky Yamamoto and more! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: Obviously head to the Bell House for The No Sleep Podcast Live! SPOOK TOWN, FREN! Tickets are $25 each.
FILM: Continue ye olde spooktacular vibes at Alamo Drafthouse w/ a screening of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari ft. live score! Tickets are $15. (But also, Hocus Pocus is screening at Syndicated for $7. So.)
FOOD + DRINK: Head to 92Y for a conversation between Sean Brock and David Chang, duh! Tickets start at $35.
FREE: Hit up Books Are Magic for Emily Flake’s presentation of That Was Akward w/ Josh Gondelman and Shalewa Sharpe! Free and open to the public!
MUSIC: Kind of a no-brainer to go see Megan Thee Stallion at Music Hall of Williamsburg for free, y’all…
STAY IN: Halloween is on AMC, plus Mrs. Doubtfire is on Freeform and Black Swan is on HBO!
Tuesday October 15
ACTIVE: Swing by Catland for a new round of Yoga for Witches! Tickets are $15.
COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for The Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy ft. host Lizz Winstead w/ guests Sarah Hartshorne, Mike Drucker and more! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: Head to the A/P/A Institute at NYU for Terrifying Drag: Conversation with Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan! It’s currently at capacity, but entry is free, so if I were you I’d turn up anyway in case there are no-shows! (THERE ARE ALWAYS NO-SHOWS!)
FILM: Scope a screening of The Love Witch over at Nitehawk Prospect Park tonight! Tickets are $15. (Also, Hocus Pocus is going again at Syndicated for $7!)
FOOD + DRINK: Get to the Bell House for even more Sean Brock action! They’ll host his presentation of South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations // GA tickets are $20, and include a $15 voucher which can be used toward purchase of South at the event.
FREE: Watch the Democratic Presidential Primary Debates tonight at Syndicated fo’ free! (And/or catch Aparna Nancherla for free at The Graham!)
MUSIC: There are a lot of REAL GOOD options tonight, but I’m gonna narrow it down to my top two picks – Marika Hackman at Elsewhere ($15-$17), and Kacey Musgraves at Radio City for $64+!
STAY IN: We’ve got Carrie on AMC, Bram Stoker’s Dracula on BBC America, plus The Addams Family + Addams Family Values on Freeform!
Wednesday October 16
ACTIVE: Get in some free yoga, either in SoHo or at Hudson Yards!
COMEDY: Hit up Starr Bar for a new round of That Time Of The Month w/ Sarah Hartshorne and Tracy McClendon!
CULTURE: Head to Town Hall for a conversation w/ Ali Wong and Michelle Buteau tonight! Tickets are $125+.
FILM: Catch Prince of Darkness at IFC Center tonight ft. intro by Matt Zoller Seitz! Tickets are $16.
FOOD + DRINK: Oh my god, OBVIOUSLY go hang out w/ queens Martha Stewart and Carla Lalli Music at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church! They’ll be talking Martha’s Cookie Perfection, and each $40 ticket includes a copy of the book. $9 from every ticket will be donated to The Center for Living.
FREE: Swing by the Chatham Square Library for Creativity As Coping: A Hands-On Workshop! Jen Epstein, author of “Don’t Get Too Excited,” and Drena Fagan, Co-Founder and Director of Programs at the NY Creative Arts Therapists will lead the workshop.
MUSIC: Post up at Baby’s All Right for TWO solid shows tonight, the first being from Penelope Isles ($12-$15) and the second being from Plastic Picnic ($15)! (Unless you’ve got a spare $71+, in which case catch NIGHT TWO of Kacey Musgraves at Radio City!)
STAY IN: If you’re still interested in this season of AHS (I actually am again), scope that on FX! Or just watch Logan beforehand and shut it off at 10pm! Also, it’s premiere day for Impulse S2 on YouTube Premium // I AM OBSESSED.
Thursday October 17
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