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. book talks w/ T Kira Madden, an Orville Peck performance (our GIF theme, NOT SORRY), a crossword game show and MORE! Details:
Monday March 2
ACTIVE: Get to Beer Karma for a Beer Week Hangover Run!
COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for Alison Leiby’s Oh God, An Hour About Abortion! Tickets are $10.
CULTURE: Head to Nitehawk Williamsburg for a special screening of Varda by Agnès ft. bonus Q+A w/ Naomi McDougall Jones, who’s celebrating the release of “The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood”! Tickets are $18.
FILM: Most definitely pop on by Metrograph for a screening of Melancholia, duh! V. uplifting Monday vibes amirite?!
FOOD + DRINK: Pioneer Works is hosting Supper Club with Tomer Blechman (Miss Ada) tonight! Tickets are $150.
FREE: Maybe you’re the kind of person who wants to bond with others over your shared guilty love of The Bachelor, in which case hit up Syndicated for a free screening party!
MUSIC: Scope Iyla at Rough Trade for $18, obviously!
STAY IN: As usual, we’ve got our choice between The Bachelor or Antiques Roadshow. PLUS Back to the Future is screening on Freeform, and Beauty and the Beast is on TNT.
Tuesday March 3
ACTIVE: Hit up Studios 353 for a Rock & Roll Revive class, aka 55 minutes of strength ‘n cardio set to loads of rock throughout the decades! Tickets are $15, and it’s BYO mat.
COMEDY: There’s a new round of Punderdome 3000 at Littlefield tonight! Go forth and wordplay for $12!
CULTURE: Shohei Fujimoto’s Intangible Forms officially opens at ARTECHOUSE NYC today! Grab a $25 ticket to be one of the first to view it!
FILM: There’s a special screening of episodes 2 and 3 of The Trade at IFC Center tonight ft. bonus Q+A w/ director Matthew Heineman! Tickets are $18.
FOOD + DRINK: Take a soft pretzel making class at Williams Sonoma tonight! Tickets are $30.
FREE: T Kira Madden will be at Books Are Magic to talk Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls w/ Omotara James, Molly Tolsky and Anna-E. Wood! Free and open to the public!
MUSIC: Catch Puck, Stefa*, Carlos Truly and Shy Lennox over at Elsewhere tonight for just $10-$12!
STAY IN: Back to the Future AND Back to the Future 2 will be on Freeform tonight! (But you’ll probably be watching Super Tuesday coverage, amirite?!)
Wednesday March 4
ACTIVE: Thinking of entering a big ol’ race anytime soon? Head to a free runners’ ed class tonight!
COMEDY: Hit up the Bell House for Night of Self(less) Care (which will benefit Distributing Dignity) ft. Alison Leiby, Jo Firestone, Liza Treyger, Shalewa Sharpe, Jessica Kirson and Michelle Collins! Tickets are $15-$20.
CULTURE: CLEARLY head to Caveat for The Crossword Show w/ Zach Sherwin ft. guest solvers Karen Chee, Josh Gondelman and Pooja Reddy! Tickets are $15-$20.
FILM: Head to Nowadays for a special screening of LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up and Play the Hits!
FOOD + DRINK: Go learn all about (and taste) olive oil at Archestratus! Let Us Taste the Olive Oil with a Mr. Rolando Beramendi is $10 to attend.
FREE: Catch Madison McFerrin fo’ FREE over at Public Records tonight, duh!
MUSIC: If you’ve got $125 to blow, I’d recommend hitting up a MoMA party ft. a performance by Orville Peck! But in more budget-friendly territory, we’ve also got Macy Gray and Maris at Brooklyn Bowl for $27-$30, Wye Oak will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $25, AND Psymon Spine, TMBOY, Laenz and Gentle Dom (DJ) are taking over the Sultan Room for $13-$15!
STAY IN: Stand By Me is on BBC America and Avatar is on FX!
Thursday March 5
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