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 brunch screening of Back to the Future (our GIF theme, obvi), a Bat for Lashes gig, a morning rave and MORE! Details:
Monday February 17
ACTIVE: Yoga ‘n cocktails, bb! Tickets are $10.
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for tonight’s Star F*ckers: Astrology, But Make It Comedy ft. Melissa Stokoski, Karolena Theresa, Brian Bahe, Lizzie Martinez, Brittany Carney and more! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: Go hex the patriarchy at Arlene’s Grocery tonight! Tickets are $20.
FILM: If you’ve got off work, scope a $15 brunch screening of Back To The Future at Nitehawk Prospect Park!
FOOD + DRINK: Hit up Brooklyn Brainery for a course called The History of Scotch Whisky! Tickets are $14.
FREE: Free comedy! Free pizza! Yes, please! Catch Chanel Ali, David Roth and more (AND the aforementioned free pizza) at 2A tonight!
MUSIC: Scope A. Savage (of Parquet Courts) and Kyle Avallone at the Sultan Room! Tickets are $17 each.
STAY IN: It’s our usual SOPHIE’S CHOICE between Antiques Roadshow and The Bachelor, and/or wild card John Wick on Spike!
Tuesday February 18
ACTIVE: Our second round of yoga ‘n cocktails this week, heck yes! Tickets are $10.
COMEDY: Abortion Access Front’s Feminist Buzzkills of Comedy is back at Union Hall! The lineup tonight features Lizz Winstead, Xazmin Garza, Maddy Smith, Alex English and Ted Alexandro, and tickets are $10 a pop.
CULTURE: R. Eric Thomas will be talking Here for It w/ Michelle Collins at Books Are Magic tonight! Free and open to the public!
FILM: Scope a special screening of HBO docu-series McMillion$ at IFC Center tonight ft. bonus Q&A w/ directors James Lee Hernandez & Brian Lazarte and subjects Andrew Glomb & George Chandler! Tickets are $18.
FOOD + DRINK: Go eat lunch w/ the one and only Lidia Bastianich at Lupa Osteria Romana! Tickets are p. steep at $185, BUT C’MON, IT’S LIDIA!!!
FREE: Hang out with astrophysicist Chiara Mingarelli at the Bell House tonight during a new round of Secret Science Club! As always, free to attend!
MUSIC: Papooz is sold out at the Knitting Factory, but you might try your luck at resale tickets! Otherwise, get to Trans-Pecos for a show from Dreamcrusher with RIPS, Big Bliss, Lutkie and more! Tickets are $10.
STAY IN: Point Break is on Syfy, VAYA CON DIOS!
Wednesday February 19
ACTIVE: Willing to get up REAL EARLY for the sake of AM dance party vibes?! There’s a new round of Daybreaker happening starting at 6am! Tickets start at $30.
COMEDY: If you’re in the mood to support the NYC DSA, hit up Littlefield for Red Wave Comedy Jam ft. Janeane Garofalo, Kate Willett, Xazmin Garza, Gabe Pacheco, Sameer Naseem and Norlex Belma! Tickets start at $27.
CULTURE: There’s a new round of NPR’s Ask Me Another at the Bell House tonight, and the guest of honor is Dan Deacon! Tickets are $15.
FILM: IFC Center is hosting a screening of Everything Is Illuminated ft. bonus Q&A w/ Liev Schreiber! Tickets are $16.
FOOD + DRINK: Blend your own Widow Jane and bring home your own 500ml bottle! Tickets to the class are $100.
FREE: Hit up Syndicated to watch the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate! Totally free, but you may need to supplement with some alcohol to get through it, so just be aware you may be tempted to fork over some cash for drinks.
MUSIC: Catch Bat for Lashes at Town Hall, duh! Tickets start at $25.
STAY IN: Wedding Crashers is on E!, The Shawshank Redemption is on Spike, The Green Mile is on BBC America and Baby Driver is on FXX!
Thursday February 20
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