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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 new round of The Wild Honey Pie’s dinner series, a Mardi Gras party, a Maya Hawke show (Robin from Stranger Things is our GIF theme, duh // NOT SORRY) and MORE! Details:

Monday February 24

ACTIVE: The Village Lions are hosting their annual women’s rugby recruitment event at Cubbyhole tonight! If you’re a woman into rugby (and/or ladies), probably check it out!

COMEDY: Hit up Littlefield for this week’s Butterboy w/ Jo Firestone, Maeve Higgins and Aparna Nancherla! Tonight’s guests include Shane Torres, Daniel Simonsen and more, and tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Patrick Radden Keefe will be at Books Are Magic to talk about Say Nothing, a book that takes a look at Ireland’s Troubles through the lens of the kidnapping of Jean McConville in Belfast in 1972 // free and open to the public!

FILM: Scope a special screening of The Hunger at Nitehawk Prospect Park tonight, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Do you love you a flippin’ cassoulet? Get to D’Artagnan’s Sixth Annual Cassoulet War! Tickets are $75.

FREE:Get to Bluestockings for a new round of Get On The Stage, an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of marginalized voices including Queer/Trans People of Color, white Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, and Intersex folx!

MUSIC: Black Lips, Warish and The Muckers are set to take over Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight for $25!

STAY IN: The Bachelor or Antiques Roadshow? As usual, THE CHOICE IS YOURS AND YOURS ALONE.

Tuesday February 25

ACTIVE: Swing by Patagonia Meatpacking for a presentation by local nonprofit and environmental grantee, Mohonk Preserve, called Climbing Through The Years! Free to attend!

COMEDY: Make a beeline for Bowery Ballroom, ’cause it’s Great Times with Cory & Kevin: An Evening of Comedy Benefitting Nomi Network! Lineup features Josh Gondelman, Dan Soder, Jo Firestone, Marcus Monroe and Ilana Glazer, and tickets are $20-$50.

CULTURE: Catch Erin Khar in conversation about Strung Out w/ Natalka Burian at Books Are Magic tonight! Free and open to the public.

FILM: Ya gotta get to Nitehawk Prospect Park for CATVIDEOFEST 2020!

FOOD + DRINK: Most definitely hit up Le Fanfare for the latest edition of The Wild Honey Pie’s dinner series! Tonight will feature a performance from Salt Cathedral, and a three-course meal comprised of signature Italian dishes, PLUS Coney Island Brewery Beer! Tickets are $50-$65 each.

FREE: As usual, you can feel free to torture yourself with a free live screening of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate over at Syndicated!

MUSIC: I mean, you obviously need to get to House of Yes for their Mardi Gras party ft. the Hudson Horns, ’cause 1. it sounds super fun, and 2. IT’S FREE!

STAY IN: Easy A is on CMT, plus Zombieland is on Syfy!

Wednesday February 26

ACTIVE: It’s Open Bike Night at Trek Bicycle Bowery, so head on over to get all your burning bike-related questions answered, and to learn some rad skills from their in-house mechanics!

COMEDY: 110% get to the Bell House for Pop Show: The Festival! Lineup features host Ziwe Fumudoh and guests Larry Owens, Jo Firestone, Meg Stalter and Jen Goma, and tickets are $15-$20 each.

CULTURE: Scope a screening of Desolation Center at IFC Center tonight ft. bonus Q+A following the 7:30pm show with director Stuart Swezey, Jenn Pelly (editor, Pitchfork), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth) and Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore Group)!

FILM: Interview with the Vampire is screening at Alamo Drafthouse // HECK YES!

FOOD + DRINK: Porsena will host a special dinner from Chef Sara Jenkins and the Jewish Food Society tonight that’ll showcase Jewish-Italian cuisine!  

FREE: Get to Red Room for We Don’t Even Know Live w/ Shonali Bhowmik and Christian Felix ft. Matt Wayne, JD Samson and more! Free admission, ALTHOUGH, there is a two drink minimum. (JUST SO’S Y’KNOW!)

MUSIC: You can catch Maya Hawke (apparently everyone in Stranger Things has music project) over at Baby’s All Right tonight for just $12, but I’m also HELLA TORN, ’cause Aly & AJ play Bowery Ballroom for $30, AND it’s the annual Tibet House benefit at Carnegie Hall ft. Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Iggy Pop, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Sandra Oh, Patti Smith and MANY MORE! (Granted the latter will run you a pretty penny, but IT’S FOR A GOOD CAUSE!)

STAY IN: The Royal Tenenbaums is on TMC and Forrest Gump is on Starz!

Thursday February 27

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