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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. Lori Beth Denberg and Danny Tamberelli reunions (our GIF theme), wild game dinners and more! Details:

Monday November 11

ACTIVE: It’s the last Hey Girl Run of the season, so hit up Boys Don’t Cry to take advantage!

COMEDY: It’s the two-year anniversary of Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna and Maeve at Littlefield! Tonight’s lineup includes Todd Barry and Joyelle Nicole Johnson, and tickets are $8-$10 each.

CULTURE: Head to Murmrr Ballroom for a book chat between Judd Apatow and David Duchovny! Tickets are $45-$60 each.

FILM: RSVP to catch a free talk at Lincoln Center tonight! The topic is work and class in movies, and it’ll be led by John Sayles.

FOOD + DRINK: Carnivorous? Got $220? Hit up the James Beard Foundation’s Wild About Game 2019!

FREE: Celebrate the release of Sarah Dooley’s new book Are You My Uber? at Threes Brewing, and listen to comedians Sydnee Washington, Eva Victor, Larry Owens, Pat Regan, Marcia Belsky, Gabe Gonzalez, and Taylor Ortega tell stories of wild cab experiences while Hilary Campbell, the book’s illustrator, does live drawings!

MUSIC: Scope Dreamers at Gramercy Theatre for $24-$35!


Tuesday November 12

ACTIVE: There’s a new round o’ Punk Rope happening tonight, so grab $10 and get to Otto’s Shrunken Head!

COMEDY: Two good shows happening at Union Hall tonight! First up we’ve got Stellar Underground w/ host Nore Davis and performers Kaleb Stewart, Lev Fer, Chanel Ali, Nick Simmons and Nash Rose ($8-$10), and second is Jena Friedman: Miscarriage of Justice ($15)!

CULTURE: Hit up a new round of MOCATalks ft. Simon Tam from The Slants! Tickets are $15 and include wine and Museum admission.

FILM: French Cinema Week kicks off here and now! Check out all the programming here.

FOOD + DRINK: Brooklyn Kitchen is hosting a $100 Mexican Street Food class tonight!

FREE: Head to the Bell House for a new round of Secret Science Club! Tonight is the Dana Foundation Brain Lecture with Neuroscientist Nim Tottenham, and as always, it’s FREE!

MUSIC: MisterWives and Foreign Air are set to take over Brooklyn Steel tonight! Grab $29 here.


Wednesday November 13

ACTIVE: Swing by a new round of Flow+Tell by Lululemon, featuring the debut performance of vocal sound trio Triom! It’ll be an evening of yoga, dinner and curated conversation and live music, and tickets are $60+.

COMEDY: I mean…we kind of HAVE to get to Littlefield for Nostalgia Personified ft. Lori Beth Denberg and Danny Tamberelli, right? Tickets are $20-$40 each.

CULTURE: Get to powerHouse Arena for the book launch of Revolutionary Witchcraft by Sarah Lyons! Free entry, but seating is first come first served.

FILM: Go hang out with the one and only Liv Ullmann at Scandinavia House! She’ll present a talk and screening of her 1959 film The Wayward Girl, and tickets are $15.

FOOD + DRINK: Wanna learn how to write a cookbook proposal? Brooklyn Brainery is hosting a $25 course on exactly that tonight!

FREE: Catch Adam Platt in conversation with Nikita Richardson about The Book of Eating at Books are Magic! Free to attend!

MUSIC: Got $250+? Obviously catch Christine and the Queens at the 2019 GIG Pre-Party! Or if you’re broke dot com like me, just focus on scraping together $22 for a Charly Bliss show at Webster Hall!


Thursday November 14

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