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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. holiday drag competitions, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting 2019, Mo Rocca ‘n ice cream cakes, a special Moonstruck screening (our GIF theme, obvi, ESPECIALLY since Cher is also in town for a show at MSG) and more! Details:

Monday December 2

ACTIVE: After work pop over to Prospect Park for a 3-mile fun run followed by hot cocoa! V. FESTIVE!

COMEDY: Get to Caveat for Guys We Fucked Live w/ Krystyna Hutchinson and Corinne Fisher, duh! Tickets are $20-24 each.

CULTURE: James Comey is set to be in conversation with James Stewart at 92Y tonight, so if you’ve got $40 and still have a desire to talk about this shit show of a presidency, go for it!

FILM: Most definitely catch a special screening of Mosquita y Mari at IFC Center tonight ft. an intro from artist Felipe Baeza! Tickets are $16.

FOOD + DRINK: Hang out w/ Molly Stevens as she talks All About Dinner at 92Y! Tickets are $29.

FREE: Free comedy and free pizza at 2A // NEED I SAY MORE?!

MUSIC: Catch Gaby Moreno with LADAMA & Metropolis Ensemble performing songs from ¡Spangled! at Merkin Hall! Tickets are $25 a pop.

STAY IN: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is on CBS, The Great Christmas Light Fight is on ABC, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is on Freeform…WOW WE BASIC HUH?!

Tuesday December 3

ACTIVE: Head to Greenpoint tonight for a workshop-style yoga class! Tickets are $17.

COMEDY: Catch a new round of Stellar Underground w/ Nore Davis at Union Hall tonight! Lineup features The Lucas Brothers, Matthew Broussard, Ja-Ron Young, Brian Enck and Sam Morrison, and tickets are $8-$10 each.

CULTURE: Swing by Caveat for Family Ghosts Live! Tickets are $12-$15 each.

FILM: Ya gotta get to IFC Center for a special screening of Moonstruck ft. Q&A w/ screenwriter John Patrick Shanley & critic Matt Zoller Seitz! Tickets are $16 each.

FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Strand Bookstore for an evening w/ Elana Horwich as she talks Meal and a Spiel: How to Be a Badass in the Kitchen, her book about intuitive cooking! Admission is $15+ and includes a Strand gift card.

FREE: There’s a new round of Cookbook Club at Archestratus tonight! This time the potluck will feature food from Katie Parla’s Food from the Italian South, so get cookin’ and go eat a lot of good stuff fo’ free!

MUSIC: Scope Vancouver Sleep Clinic at Bowery Ballroom for $20+, or catch a $10-$12 Arthur Moon + Lau Noah gig at The Sultan Room!

STAY IN: How the Grinch Stole Christmas is on ABC and Home Alone and Home Alone 2 are on Freeform! (Still basic, I don’t care!)

Wednesday December 4

ACTIVE: Take advantage of some free yoga at RYU Apparel Inc. tonight!

COMEDY: 110% get to Caveat for live tapings (early and late) of Chanel Ali’s album! Tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: I mean, who would I be if I didn’t shout out the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting 2019, aka the thing all your relatives back home are always like “DID U GO 2 THAT?!”

FILM: Scandinavia House is doing a big ol’ tribute to the work of the one and only Liv Ullman, and tonight’s screening is Zandy’s Bride! Tickets are $12 each.

FOOD + DRINK: Clearly get to Le Poisson Rouge for an evening w/ Mo Rocca ‘n ice cream cakes! That’s right, it’s a v. special edition of Yum’s the Word, and tickets are $20-$25 a pop.

FREE: Head on over to House of Yes for new (holiday edition) rounds of Hot Mess Drag Competition and Amateur Burlesque Night! As always, no cover!

MUSIC: Molly Burch is gonna be playing her Christmas album in its entirety at the Bell House tonight, so if holiday vibes are your jam, this is the place to be! Tickets are $17 a pop. (But also it’s very worth noting that Cher’s at Madison Square Garden for $37+.)

STAY IN: You can watch the tree lighting on NBC if you don’t wanna venture out, plus Home Alone 2 is on Freeform again and Elf is on AMC!

Thursday December 5

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