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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. dog yoga! An Anna Karina retrospective! A porn party! Bon Appetit Test Kitchen vibes! (Our GIF theme, duh!) And more! Details:

Monday January 27

ACTIVE: Hit up Patagonia Meatpacking for a FREE winter run clinic followed by an optional quickie 5K along the water!

COMEDY: Clearly get to Union Hall for The Sopranos: The Musical ft. Mary Houlihan, Nick Naney, Tommy McNamara, Bardia Salimi and Betsy Kenney! Tickets are $10 a pop.

CULTURE: Head to LPR for Moulin Rouge! The Musical & Friends’ presentation of Make It Rain Rally: A Benefit for the Australian Bushfires! Tickets are $30-$35.

FILM: Scope $7 screenings of Honey Boy and Parasite at Syndicated tonight! OR get in on the Anna Karina tribute action at the Film Forum; A Woman Is A Woman, La Religieuse, Alphaville, Pierrot Le Fou and Vivre Sa Vie are all playing today/tonight!

FOOD + DRINK: Pop over to Bā’sik for A Night of Hot Stew and Cold Beer! Which is exactly what it sounds like aka REAL GOOD! 

FREE: Ya gotta get to Van Leeuwen to catch Okay Kaya’s free in-shop performance! (And obviously test out her goth flavor collab!)

MUSIC: Make a beeline for Elsewhere, where you can catch Loyal Lobos, Angelica Garcia and Jackie Mendoza tonight! Tickets are $15.

STAY IN: As usual, we’ve got The Bachelor and Antiques Roadshow to choose between! I usually choose the latter, but I have to watch the Australian Open, sorry! Meanwhile, Guardians of the Galaxy is on TNT, The Notebook is on Freeform, The House Bunny is on Lifetime and Titanic is on AMC!

Tuesday January 28

ACTIVE: Swing by Coco-Mat for a new round of yoga ‘n cocktails! Tickets are $10.

COMEDY: Hang out w/ Drew Anderson, Marcia Belsky, Sam Taggart, Maeve Higgins and Francesca D’Uva for a new round of STEVIE at Union Hall! Tickets are $8-$10 each. (You can also stick around for Andre Hyland Presents: The Jesse Miller Talk Show ft. Seaton Smith, Leah Shore and Josh Gondelman after that! Tickets are $10!)

CULTURE: Head to 92Y to catch Paul Krugman in conversation w/ Samantha Bee about his new book, Arguing with Zombies! Tickets are $50. Or if that’s too mainstream for ya, get to House of Yes for a conceptual porn party! Tickets to Pass the Porn are $25+ // GODSPEED!

FILM: Get to the 6:30pm screening of Pain & Glory at Angelika Film Center tonight for a Q+A w/ Antonio Banderas in person! Tickets are $17.50. Meanwhile Anna Karina tribute vibes continue at the Film Forum ft. screenings of Le Petit Soldat, Pierrot Le Fou, La Religieuse, Band of Outsiders and Alphaville!

FOOD + DRINK: Basque food is lit, so head to Txikito for a special meal ft. dinner, dessert ‘n wine pairings, tax and tip included, for $85!

FREE: Hit up Mekelburg’s for Mario Kart Tuesday w/ drinking rules! No cover, and potential for prizes like gift cards ‘n babka!

MUSIC: Catch Blackalicious‘ 20th anniversary tour at Brooklyn Bowl tonight, obviously! Tickets are $15.

STAY IN: Baby Driver is on FX, plus Pretty Woman is on E!, Grown Ups is on Spike, The Notebook is on Freeform (AGAIN) and X-Men: First Class is on BBC America! (I will still be watching the Australian Open!)

Wednesday January 29

ACTIVE: Oh my god Boris & Horton is hosting yoga for YOU AND YOUR DOG!!! Registration is $20, the price of which includes a complimentary drink after class AND a donation to Muddy Paws Rescue!

COMEDY: Pop on by Caveat for Hail Mary: Our Queer Saints ft. Spike Einbinder, Fareeha Khan, Jess Salomon and Zach Zimmerman! Tickets are $12-$15 each.

CULTURE: Hit up 92Y to catch producer and writer Richie Jackson and Queer Eye‘s Antoni Porowski in conversation about Jackson’s new book, Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son! Tickets are $35.

FILM: For queer vibes, head to the Film Forum where Beanpole opens today! AND obviously stick around for more Anna Karina tribute madness (THE SECOND TO LAST DAY!) ft. screenings of La Religieuse, Pierrot Le Fou, Made In USA, Vivre Sa Vie and Chinese Roulette!

FOOD + DRINK: Get to the Bell House for Bon Appétit’s presentation of TURN ON THE OVEN:
A Depths-of-Winter Live Podcast Event! Stella Bugbee and Jia Tolentino are the guests of honor, but even MORE importantly, Carla Lalli Music, Chris Morocco, Andy Baraghani, Molly Baz and Sohla El-Waylly from the BA Test Kitchen will be appearing on stage, along with editors Adam Rapoport, Priya Krishna and Alex Beggs! Tickets are $35.

FREE: For major FUNK TOWN VIBES, obviously get yourself to House of Yes for a new round of Funk You, America’s favorite free funk dance party!

MUSIC: If you’re big into Your Smith and Chelsea Jade, do some digital sleuthing for resale tickets to tonight’s Rough Trade gig! Otherwise, set your sights on Bob Mould at Iridium! Tickets to that one are $45+.

STAY IN: If you care about Super Bowl commercials, probably watch a collection of the greatest ones of all time on CBS! Meanwhile, Matilda is on Freeform and Addams Family Values is on BBC America! I will STILL be watching the Australian Open!

Thursday January 30

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