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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. a Prince tribute, chats w/ Dr. Ruth, a Die Hard screening (our GIF theme, obvi) and more! Details:

Monday November 18

ACTIVE: Head to the William Vale for The Decomp Yoga Sound Experience tonight! Tickets start at $30 each.

COMEDY: Pop over to Littlefield for this week’s Butterboy w/ Jo, Aparna and Maeve ft. Liza Treyger, Chris Gethard and more! Tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Get to Town Hall for Prince: The Beautiful Ones, a tribute event to celebrate Prince’s legacy and the launch of his memoir The Beautiful Ones. Speakers include Spike Lee, Chris Jackson and more, and tickets are $65+.

FILM: Check out the premiere screening of filmmaker Johanna Bermúdez-Ruiz’s Sugar Pathways at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center tonight! $10 suggested donation.

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Brooklyn Brainery for a course called The Herbal Thanksgiving, which’ll cover loads of delicious ways to add medicinal herbs and spices to your your menu! Tickets are $22.

FREE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe will host Being In Your Body: a conversation with Virginia Sole-Smith, Caroline Dooner and Fariha Róisín tonight to dissect how damaging the diet and “wellness” industries are, and how to push back against such socially embedded movements. Free and open to the public!

MUSIC: My top vote for tunes tonight DEFINITELY goes to Beacon Theatre for a $40 Sylvan Esso show!

STAY IN: Avengers: Age of Ultron is on TNT, Guardians of the Galaxy is on Syfy and Hellboy is on BBC America!

Tuesday November 19

ACTIVE: Hit up Otto’s Shrunken Head for a new round of Punk Rope! Tickets are $10 each.

COMEDY: Catch a new round of Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy at Union Hall! The Abortion Access Front-presented show will be hosted by Lizz Winstead, and will feature Pedro Gonzalez, Leah Bonnema and more // tickets are $10.

CULTURE: I mean, I think it’s pretty obvious that we have to get to 92Y for Lena Waithe in conversation w/ Kerby Jean-Raymond re: Queen & Slim // tickets are $35 each!

FILM: YA GOTTA go watch Die Hard at Nitehawk Prospect Park tonight, duh! Tickets are $15. (Or if that ain’t your jam, head to the Japan Society for a $14 screening of Lost In Translation!)

FOOD + DRINK: Head to DSK Brooklyn for a vegan Thanksgiving dinner! Tickets are $40.

FREE: Get to Books Are Magic for a reading in celebration of Su Hwang’s BODEGA, with Omotara James and Asiya Wadud! Free and open to the public!

MUSIC: Scope the one and only Sasha Sloan at Webster Hall tonight for $23+!

STAY IN: Transformers is on TNT, The Green Mile is on Syfy, Beetlejuice is on SPIKE, Django Unchained is on BET and The Blind Side is on Freeform!

Wednesday November 20

ACTIVE: It’s Ladies’ Night at Central Rock Manhattan! Swing by for climbing ‘n wine // tickets are $25 a pop.

COMEDY: Get to The Starliner for a new round of Let’s Be Friends ft. Rojo Perez, Jess Salomon, Maria Wojciechowski and more! (Appears to be free!)

CULTURE: Annette Insdorf will interview Dr. Ruth Westheimer after a screening of Ask Dr. Ruth at 92Y tonight, so clearly grab a $35 ticket and go!

FILM: Swing by a new round of MOCATalks ft. Danielle Seid, who’ll be talking about the iconic Asian American film star Anna May Wong! Tickets are $15 and include wine and admission.

FOOD + DRINK: Do you feckin’ love fungi? Get to the Fall Mushroom Frolic at the James Beard Foundation! Tickets are $180 and the menu looks dope dot net.

FREE: Scope the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at Syndicated tonight for all of zero dollars! That’s bargain pricing for elevated blood pressure!

MUSIC: TWO solid gigs happening tonight – 1. Allah-Las at Brooklyn Steel ($25-$30), 2. Meredith Monk’s Birthday Dance Party at National Sawdust ($35+)!

STAY IN: Home Alone and Home Alone 2 are on Freeform tonight in the event you want to shield your eyes from YE OLDE DEBATE VIBES.

Thursday November 21

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