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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 special screening of Selena (our GIF theme, obvi), a daytime rave, a chat w/ Aidy Bryant re: Shrill and more! Details:

Monday January 13

ACTIVE: Yoga and cocktails at Coco-Mat? Yes, please! $10 to guarantee a spot, or just show up and you may be able to get in on the action fo’ free!

COMEDY: Head to Union Hall for this month’s Ellen Is The Only Ally w/ Rachel Kaly ft. Fareeha Khan, Ashley Leistein, Ike Ufomadu and Rajat Suresh! Tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Learn all about sustainable fashion at a panel discussion tonight! The talk is happening at Goulston & Storrs, and tickets are $25.

FILM: Catch a special screening of Jezebel ft. bonus Q+A w/ the filmmaker at National Sawdust tonight! Tickets are $25.

FOOD + DRINK: Hit up a BYOB pizza making class at Taste Buds tonight! (Tickets are $79, but think of all the delivery $$$ you’ll save post-knowledge!)

FREE: Do you enjoy The Bachelor? I do not understand but also I am not here to judge! You can go join like-minded friends at Syndicated, where they’re screening tonight’s episode for free!

MUSIC: Swing by Rough Trade for a listening party and signing event w/ Pinegrove! Free entry w/ purchase of Marigold.

STAY IN: As previously mentioned, The Bachelor is on ABC tonight! We’ve also got my go-to Antiques Roadshow on PBS, Suicide Squad is on TNT, White Chicks is on BET and Hook is on Freeform.

Tuesday January 14

ACTIVE: Hit up Coco-Mat for another round of yoga ‘n cocktails! Like yesterday’s session, $10 to reserve a space, or potentially free if you just show up and there’s a slot still open!

COMEDY: Most definitely head to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos! Tickets are $10-$12 a pop.

CULTURE: I mean, OBVIOUSLY get to 92Y to hang out w/ Aidy Bryant and John Early for an in-depth conversation about Shrill! Tickets are $40.

FILM: Get to Lincoln Center for Film Comment Talk: The 2010s, or, What Just Happened? Editor-in-Chief Nicolas Rapold will lead a discussion re: the best films of the last decade ft. Ashley Clark, Director of Film Programming at BAM, Devika Girish, Assistant Editor of Film Comment, Eric Hynes, Curator of Film at Museum of the Moving Image and Alissa Wilkinson, Film Critic at Vox and Associate Professor at Kings College. (Free to attend!)

FOOD + DRINK: It’s the fungus edition of Garden Variety w/ Nick Probst and Ellington Berg at Caveat tonight! Go forth to laugh ‘n learn about ‘shrooms! Tickets are $10-$12.

FREE: Scope the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate for free at Syndicated tonight, and/or hang out w/ Amber Tamblyn and Jodi Kantor at Greenlight Bookstore as Tamblyn presents Era of Ignition!

MUSIC: Get to Brooklyn Bowl for a show from The U.S. Americans, Funkrust Brass Band and Teen Girl Scientist Monthly! Tickets are just $8. 

STAY IN: Jeopardy GOAT is on ABC, plus Home Alone and Home Alone 2 are on AMC! (And obviously you can watch the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate at home // GODSPEED RE: KEEPING AN EVEN EMOTIONAL KEEL!)

Wednesday January 15

ACTIVE: There’s a new round of Daybreaker happening at Public Arts bright ‘n early this morning! Yoga from 6am to 7am, dancing from 7am to 9am, free kombucha ‘n breakfast bites, plus CBD sparkling water and non-alcoholic beer from Brooklyn Brewery! Tickets are $25+.

COMEDY: Catch Pantheon w/ Stavros Halkias at Union Hall tonight! Lineup includes Megan Stalter, Larry Owens, Dan Licata, Lorelei Ramirez and Steven Castillo, and tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: Swing by Caveat for Nevertheless She Existed: Boss of Her Body, an evening w/ female storytellers, comedians and historians to benefit Abortion Access Front! Lineup includes Lizz Winstead, Sarah Hartshorne and more, and tickets are $15-$20.


FOOD + DRINK: Head to a new round of BookBook Club at Archestratus tonight! Tonight’s selection is L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz. (Free to attend, just make sure to read and be prepared to discuss!)

FREE: There’s a new round of Weird But Nice at Halyards tonight ft. Shane Torres, Lauren Davis and more! Free w/ RSVP!

MUSIC: Catch Wale at Brooklyn Steel tonight for $25!

STAY IN: Captain America: Civil War is on Syfy, John Wick: Chapter 2 is on Spike and Coming To America is on IFC!

Thursday January 16

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