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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). Get ready for lots of good stuff INCLUDING but not limited to a free screening of Little Miss Sunshine, a free Oh Wonder gig, the World Cup Semi-Finals and MORE // details as follows:

Monday, July 9

ACTIVE: Two words: BEER YOGA. Hit up The Well for exactly that! Tickets are $20-$25 each and feature a free beer token for post-class sippin’.

COMEDY: Union Hall is the clear choice tonight! Hell Yeah: James Cross Goes On A First Date will feature Nikki Glaser, Mary Houlihan, Joe Pera and MORE! (You know, in addition to James Cross.) Tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: The Explorers Club will host Damien Mander to present From Zimbabwe: Akashinga – Nature Protected by Women tonight! Tickets to the talk will run you $10-$25 each.

FILM: Go watch an outdoor screening of Little Miss Sunshine for free at Bryant Park!

FOOD + DRINK: Hang out at Books Are Magic tonight to catch a free evening w/ David Lebovitz, who will be in conversation with Matt Rodbard, editor in chief of TASTE, to talk about his newly revised book The Perfect Scoop!

FREE: In what is perhaps the best value of all time, Oh Wonder will be playing a FREE show at Central Park tonight! If you don’t mind ye olde great outdoors (I do, but that’s just unfortunately me) then be sure to head over at 7pm.

MUSIC: Definitely hit up Mercury Lounge for a $10 Chelsea Jade + pronoun show, duh!

STAY IN: Atomic Blonde is on HBO! (Or like, you could also watch The Bachelorette, I don’t know your life.)

Tuesday, July 10

ACTIVE: On a fitness budget? Get to Hudson River Park for a free pilates course tonight!

COMEDY: Swing by Union Hall for The Lesbian Agenda: A Variety Show w/ Sophie Santos, Jess Salomon, Jenny Hagel, DeAnne Smith, Free the Mind and Sydnee Washington! Tickets are $8-$10.

CULTURE: Join the rest of the world in caring about soccer today! House of Yes will host a free screening of the semi-finals.

FILM: Head to Nitehawk for DUST’s presentation of ten sci-fi shorts about the future of humanity’s relationship with robots! Tickets are $16 each.

FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Albertine Books to celebrate the launch of A BITE-SIZED HISTORY OF FRANCE with French cheesemonger Stéphane Hénaut and war studies professor Jeni Mitchell!

FREE: Get to the William Vale for a free outdoor screening of Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion! (Worth it just to hang out on their sick rooftop!)

MUSIC: LPR will bring you a Joan As Police Woman performance at Nublu 151 tonight! Tickets are $15-$18 UNLESS you’re a member, in which case they’re free!

STAY IN: The Mighty Ducks is on CMT, and The Notebook is on E! #CHOOSEYOUROWNADVENTURE

Wednesday, July 11

ACTIVE: Do some relaxing sunset yoga fo’ FREE at Hudson River Park tonight!

COMEDY: It’s a new round of #ADULTING with Michelle Buteau and Jordan Carlos at the Bell House tonight! Grab $15 tickets before they’re all #SOLDOUT!


FILM: Tompkins Square Library is hosting a free screening of Thoroughbreds tonight! I’ve still not seen it, but I’ve heard it’s v. good!

FOOD + DRINK: Learn how to make your own burrata and ricotta tonight at Bedford Cheese Shop! Tickets are $100 // KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

FREE: Catch a free screening of The Royal Tenenbaums at Brooklyn Bazaar tonight!

MUSIC: Get to Bowery Ballroom tonight for a Katie Herzig show! Tickets are $15.

STAY IN: All of the nature specials are happening on PBS and BBC America. Would highly recommend either/or channel.

Thursday, July 12

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