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. Gary Gulman vibes, burlesque ‘n drag, a panel of scientists discussing Jurassic Park (our GIF theme, duh) and MORE! Details:
Monday February 3
ACTIVE: Now that Dry January is over, you can feel real great about slammin’ some cocktails post-yoga at Coco-Mat! As always, $10 to join in!
COMEDY: Make a beeline for Baby’s All Right, ’cause it’s GULMAN SHOW TONIGHT ft. Gary Gulman ‘n guests like Larry Owens, Brittany Carney ‘n Sarah Squirm! Tickets are $15.
CULTURE: Head to Books Are Magic for a chat w/ Alexis Coe and Aminatou Sow! Free and open to the public!
FILM: Get to Angelika Film Center for a sneak peek screening of The Lodge ft. Q+A w/ filmmakers Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala!
FOOD + DRINK: Go celebrate Toni Tipton-Martin’s new book (Jubilee, ft. the history and recipes of two centuries of African-American cooking) at Meredith Corporation! There’ll be a Q+A and book signing AND free wine, hell yeah!
FREE: Scope Ryan Wasserman and Moong!rl at H0L0 tonight for all of zero dollars!
MUSIC: Catch SIAMES at Gramercy Theatre tonight! Tickets are $25 a pop.
STAY IN: Aside from our usual dilemma of The Bachelor vs. Antiques Roadshow, we’ve got Suicide Squad on TNT, Avatar on FX AND the USWNT vs Costa Rica!
Tuesday February 4
ACTIVE: Get to Otto’s Shrunken Head for a new round of Punk Rope! $10 to participate, plus $4 drink specials!
COMEDY: Do you love Bernie? Do you love Jaboukie Young White? Sydnee Washington? Larry Owens? Jo Firestone? John Early? More? Then get to the Bell House for a comedy fundraiser! The early one is sold out, but they’ve added a late one as well – tickets are $20-$250.
CULTURE: Go hang out w/ Diane Keaton at 92Y! She’s gonna be talking about her new book, and tickets’ll run you $50.
FILM: If you’re into Humphrey Bogart ‘n Katharine Hepburn vibes, head on over to Nitehawk Prospect Park for a screening of The African Queen!
FOOD + DRINK: Wanna win free Krispy Kreme glazed donuts for a year? OBVIOUSLY YOU DO! So pop over to their 6th Avenue grand opening today and try your flippin’ luck!
FREE: Get a leg up on your Oscars watch party competitors by popping over to Syndicated for Oscars Trivia! No purchase necessary to play, and the possibility to win prizes!
MUSIC: Catch Cold War Kids and Overcoats at Webster Hall tonight! Tickets are $30 a pop.
STAY IN: Mad Max: Fury Road is on Syfy, Knocked Up is on E! and Goodfellas is on BBC America!
Wednesday February 5
ACTIVE: Swing by Trek Bicycle for a Bike Maintenance 101 class! Class is free, just BYOB (BRING YOUR OWN BIKE)!
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for a new round of Decolonize Your Mind ft. Karen Chee, Larry Owens, Sydnee Washington, Brittany Carney and Shalewa Sharpe! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Edie Falco’s gonna be at 92Y to talk all about Tommy! Tickets are $35 each.
FILM: Hit up Caveat for Publish Or Perish: Scientists Review Jurassic Park! Tickets are $12-$15.
FOOD + DRINK: Grab a bite to eat (and potentially some valuable dating advice) at Time Out’s Undateables Panel!
MUSIC: It’s ROUND TWO of Cold War Kids and Overcoats at Webster Hall, and tickets are still sittin’ pretty at $30 each! OR if you wanna change things up, we’ve got a Metronomy gig at Brooklyn Steel! Tickets to that one are also $30!
STAY IN: Home Alone is on IFC and Grown Ups is on SPIKE!
Thursday February 6
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