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. meat raffles! Billy Porter conversations! A Ladybird screening! (Our GIF theme!) AND MORE! Details:
Monday December 9
ACTIVE: Hit up the William Vale for a holiday yoga sound experience ft. festive vibes ‘n refreshments! Tickets are $30.
COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for a new round of Ellen is The Only Ally w/ Rachel Kaly ft. Ayo Edebiri, Spike Einbinder and more! Tickets are $10 each.
CULTURE: The Center of Jewish History is hosting a talk titled Jews of the Wild West, an exploration of Western Jewish pioneers! Tickets are $15.
FILM: Hit up an advance screening of Little Women followed by a Q+A w/ Greta Gerwig and stars Timothée Chalamet, Florence Pugh, Saiorse Ronan and Eliza Scanlen, at a Times Talk tonight!
FOOD + DRINK: There’s a flippin’ MEAT RAFFLE at Kings County Brewers Collective tonight. Chances are $1 a pop.
FREE: Jeff Rosenstock is set to play Trans-Pecos tonight for $0, but donations are very much welcome to benefit the Willie Mae Rock Camp!
MUSIC: Catch a $30 Cautious Clay show at Brooklyn Steel tonight!
STAY IN: We’ve got The Wolf of Wall Street on FX and Star Trek on BBC America, but personally I’d just recommend watching last night’s premiere of The L Word: Gen Q on Showtime! (SLOW CLAPS FOR BETTE)
Tuesday December 10
ACTIVE: It’s a new round of Punk Rope over at Otto’s Shrunken Head tonight! Tickets are $10, and obviously stick around for the post-class happy hour!
COMEDY: Ya gotta get to Union Hall for a brand new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos, duh! Tickets are $10-$12 a pop.
CULTURE: Lincoln Center is set to host Film Comment Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold and special guests as they unveil the results of the magazine’s year-end critics’ poll re: the best films of 2019 in a real-time countdown! Free w/ RSVP!
FOOD + DRINK: Head to Strand Bookstore for an evening w/ Judy Ann Nock as she talks about her all-inclusive guide to the benefits of using herbal magic in witchcraft, The Modern Witchcraft Guide to Magickal Herbs! (While not your average food or drink experience, technically this counts as food + drink and is cool AF!) You can grab a $15 gift card to Strand and/or a $15.99 signed copy of the book to attend.
FREE: RSVP to AdHoc’s holiday party at Baby’s All Right! Tunes all night long, open bar for VIPs all night long (bar sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery and Ilegal Mezcal)!
MUSIC: Catch a show from Long Neck & Field Mouse w/ Proper and Chris Gethard at Littlefield tonight! Tickets are just $10 each.
STAY IN: WATCH TOMMY BOY ON IFC, DUH!
Wednesday December 11
ACTIVE: Do some wallet-friendly yoga at RYU Apparel tonight! Technically it’s free, but $5 donations are very welcome!
COMEDY: There’s a new round of Pop Show w/ Ziwe Fumudoh at Union Hall tonight ft. appearances by Rachel Pegram, Max Wittert and more! Tickets are just $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: CLEARLY get to 92Y to hang out with (read: listen in on a conversation with) Billy Porter and Fern Mallis during a new edition of Fashion Icons! Tickets are $40 each.
FILM: Wanna get in ye olde Hanukkah spirit? Head to Alamo Drafthouse for a $12 screening of Eight Crazy Nights!
FOOD + DRINK: Swing on by The Doughnut Project tonight from 5pm to 8pm to catch a pop-up session from PVDonuts ft. Gun Hill Brewing ‘n sponsorship by Chandon!
FREE: Head to a happy hour for Planned Parenthood over at Elsewhere’s Loft tonight! Free to attend w/ RSVP, but all proceeds from drinks ‘n raffle tickets will benefit Planned Parenthood NYC!
MUSIC: Definitely hit up Bowery Ballroom for a Kat Cunning show ft. support from Claud and Moon Kissed! Tickets are $18.
STAY IN: Coyote Ugly is on E!, Braveheart is on BBC America and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is on AMC!
Thursday December 12
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