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. the flippin’ DOG SHOW (you can watch at MSG, but I will PERSONALLY be watching from the couch), chats with Julia Louis-Dreyfus! Roxane Gay! Nick Kroll! And MORE! Our GIF theme will be Anna Wintour, though, ’cause #NYFW hovers over us now like a dark, stylish cloud! (Also there’s a new round of HOUSE OF VOGUE, so it all felt v. fitting.) Details:
Monday February 10
ACTIVE: You should know by now that I am a v. strong advocate for $10 yoga and cocktails on a Monday night, y’all!
COMEDY: Swing by Caveat for a new round of Whiplash w/ Shalewa Sharpe ft. Chris Gethard, Jo Firestone, Shane Torres and more! Tickets are $12-$15.
CULTURE: Head to Bluestockings for Three (Trans) Lives: Readings by Cecilia Gentili, Torrey Peters and McKenzie Wark! Free and open to the public.
FILM: I mean, CLEARLY get to 92Y to catch Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Zach Woods and director Jim Rash in conversation about Downhill! Tickets are $40 each.
FOOD + DRINK: Queer Soup Night will host Queer Cookbook Cabaret tonight at God’s Love We Deliver! There’ll be will be soup(duh!), drinks, hors d’oeuvres and tons of tastes from the featured queer cookbooks. 100% of proceeds from ticket sales will go to GLWD.
FREE: Pop over to the Map Room at Bowery Electric for this week’s free pizza ‘n free comedy showcase ft. Shane Torres, Alex Carabano and more!
STAY IN: Unless you’re as hype on DOG SHOW VIBES as I am, it’s gonna be a The Bachelor vs Antiques Roadshow kinda night, y’all!
Tuesday February 11
ACTIVE: $10 yoga ‘n cocktails again, duh!
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda! This time the guest host is Jessica Henderson, and the lineup features Sydnee Washington, Mila Myles and Wanjiko Eke // tickets are $10-$12 a pop!
CULTURE: YA GOTTA get to 92Y for a screening of Outlander followed by a chat with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Maril Davis and Diana Gabaldon! Tickets are currently sold out, but you can try your luck at the wait list. (You can also always just grab a $10 ticket to a talk on History’s Most Notorious Female Killers at Brooklyn Brainery!)
FILM: It is THE FINAL (FINAL!) day to catch the Film Forum’s Homage to Anna Karina series, so take advantage and scope screenings of A Woman Is A Woman and Alphaville! (It’s also the last day to catch Beanpole over there, so maybe just post up for a while!)
FOOD + DRINK: Definitely head to High Street on Hudson to hang out w/ our boy Joe Campanale, who’ll be bringin’ you pizza ‘n wine pairings! Tickets are $55 and will include three glasses of Campanale’s wine, plus pizza, charcuterie and salad, WOOT!
FREE: Hit up Metropolitan for this month’s Gender Experts Party, a celebration of trans/nb+ performance and words ft. comedy, drag, music, poetry, fiction and more! First 10 performers get a free drink ticket, too, so worth considering throwing your stage fright to the wind if you’re trans/nb+!
MUSIC: Wahhhhh joan and RALPH’s Mercury Lounge gig is sold out! But fear not, ’cause I’m also real hype on Hide’s show w/ Verhalten, Deli Girls and Soren at Saint Vitus! Tickets to that one are $10-$15.
STAY IN: The Dog Show is on FS1, plus Goodfellas is on IFC and Home Alone is on AMC! YESSSSS!
Wednesday February 12
ACTIVE: Go dance your face off at House of Yes, where it’s a new round of House of Vogue! Tickets are $10 a pop, and there are cash prizes for the best voguers!
COMEDY: Head on over to Caveat for a new round of Adult Sex Ed w/ Dani Faith Leonard! Tonight’s lineup includes Kelly Bachman, Marie Faustin, Bryan Yang and more, and tickets are $15-$20 each.
CULTURE: Most definitely hit up 92Y to join creator of Insecure Issa Rae and writer/director Stella Meghie as they screen clips and talk with author Roxane Gay about their new film, The Photograph! Tickets are $35.
FILM: IFC Center will host a sneak preview of Olympic Dreams ft. bonus Q&A w/ dir. Jeremy Teicher & stars Nick Kroll + Alexi Pappas tonight! Tickets are $16.
FOOD + DRINK: Swing by Church of Sweden for a Japanese whisky tasting! Snacks provided while you learn all about Japanese whisky, and sip several varieties // tickets are $72+.
FREE: Housing Works is hosting a super cool evening all about Hong Kong’s year of uprisings! You’ll learn about the movement’s street tactics, broader political meaning and direction, strengths and potential limitations and more, and Hong Kong organizers will join in over video for on-the-ground perspectives. Free and open to the public!
MUSIC: SO MANY SOLD OUT SHOWS THIS WEEK, WHAT THE HECK. Tove Lo’s Brookyln Steel show is sold out, but again, there’s always the hope of a resale option! Fortunately we’ve also got Women That Rock Galentine’s Day Show happening at Baby’s All Right ft. Ariana and the Rose, Tiger Darrow, Laney Lynx and Dana McCoy! Tickets are $15-$20.
STAY IN: To Wong Foo is on Ovation and I AM HERE FOR IT.
Thursday February 13
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