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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. whisky classes, beach yoga, a special screening of The Birdcage (our GIF theme, obvi) and MORE! Details:

Monday March 9

ACTIVE: It’s gonna be warm AF today! Get out to Riis Beach after work for SUPER MOON YOGA! $20 suggested donation.

COMEDY: Def-o get to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe for From Esther, To Haman – a night of comedy celebrating women and roasting cancelled men—from within the story of Purim to pop culture! Lineup features Kelly Bachman, Josh Gondelman, Orli Matlow, Jess Salomon, Anna Roisman and Julia Shiplett, and tickets are $20-$25 each, the price of which includes one drink WOO!!!

CULTURE: Be the first to see Nat Geo’s COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS over at 92Y! After the screening, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and Ann Druyan will talk about the making of the series, the legacy of Carl Sagan, and “our eternal search for answers about ourselves in the universe.” WOW V. EXISTENTIAL! Tickets are $35 each.

FILM: Watch a special screening of Get Shorty w/ dir. Barry Sonnenfeld at Alamo Drafthouse! Tickets are $10.

FOOD + DRINK: Learn all about the language of whisky with David McNicoll at Brooklyn Brainery tonight via his book, called (you guessed it) The Language of Whisky! Tickets are $10 each.

FREE: Into free comedy and/or free pizza? Get to 2A!

MUSIC: The Mystery Lights are at Baby’s All Right tonight w/ The Ar-Kaics and Miranda & The Beat (w/ guest Flasyd), and tickets’ll run you $18 each!

STAY IN: We’ve got The Bachelor or Antiques Roadshow, OR Taken is on AMC and Wonder Woman is on TNT.

Tuesday March 10

ACTIVE: Into parkour? Do a donation-based class at Washington Square Park!

COMEDY: Pop on over to Union Hall for a new round of The Lesbian Agenda w/ Sophie Santos! Tickets are $10-$12 each.

CULTURE: Hit up 92Y to catch Alex Garland and Nick Offerman at a screening and discussion of Devs, their new FX on Hulu series! Tickets are $40.

FILM: Catch a special screening of BACURAU at Lincoln Center, followed by a Q&A with the directors and a cocktail reception! Tickets are $15.

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Brooklyn Brainery for a $55 course on how to make wontons and dumplings, duh!

FREE: Swing by Bluestockings for the celebration of the launch of Marie Hinson’s first chapbook, Please Remit My Qubits: a trans hex on quantum supremacy (2020, Operating System: Alter/Altar)! Marie will be reading with Sherese Francis, Zefyr Lisowski, and Joey De Jesus. (And/or head to Metropolitan for this month’s Gender Experts Party, an all trans/nb+ open mic!)

MUSIC: Scope The Allman Brothers’ 50th anniversary show at MSG! Tickets start at $50 each.

STAY IN: Girl, Interrupted is on TMC, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is on Syfy, Spider-Man: Homecoming is on FX and Road House is on AMC! (Or The Bachelor, but why!)

Wednesday March 11

ACTIVE: Dance your face off at a new round of House of Vogue at House of Yes! Tickets are $10.

COMEDY: Get to Union Hall for Phoebe Robinson and Friends, duh! Tickets are $15.

CULTURE: Linda Sarsour will be launching her new book, We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders, at Strand Bookstore tonight! Grab a $15 Strand gift card and/or a $26 signed copy of the book to attend.

FILM: OBVIOUSLY get to Alamo Drafthouse for a special screening of The Birdcage! Tickets are $12.

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Murmrr Lit tonight, whose special guest, Melissa Clark, is celebrating launch of her new cookbook, Dinner In French! Gail Simmons and Kerry Diamond will be there for a chat, and tickets start at $15.

FREE: Hit up Books Are Magic for a celebration of Maira Kalman’s illustrated version of The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas w/ Françoise Mouly! Free and open to the public!

MUSIC: Catch Renata Zeiguer, Lizzie Loveless and Raia Was at C’mon Everybody for just $10-$13 tonight!

STAY IN: WATCH THE USWNT KICK JAPAN’S ASS ON TV, DUH! Plus Speed is on AMC, Braveheart is on BBC America, The Blind Side is on Freeform, Pitch Perfect 3 is on FX and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is on Syfy!

Thursday March 12

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