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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). Get ready for lots o’ daytime silent raves, the kick-off of the Brooklyn Book Festival, a screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (GIF theme) and MORE // details as follows:

Monday, September 10

ACTIVE: In the event that it stops pouring, Our Wicked Lady is set to host drunk yoga on the roof tonight – $40 gets you the yoga class AND two glasses o’ wine.

COMEDY: Swing by Littlefield for this week’s Butterboy show ft. guest host Michelle Buteau! Tickets are $8-$10.

CULTURE: It’s the Brooklyn Book Festival kick-off party at Pioneer Works this evening! It’s technically free, but there’s a $10 suggested donation.

FILM: Again, assuming it quits raining buckets, The Big Lebowski is set to screen for free on Our Wicked Lady’s rooftop!

FOOD + DRINK: Go learn about the history of gin with Brooklyn Brainery at their Prospect Heights location! Tickets are $14.


MUSIC: Tonight MOST DEFINITELY head over to Le Poisson Rouge to catch a $25 Waxahatchee show!

STAY IN: As usual, decide what kind of person you are – a Bachelor In Paradise person, or an Antiques Roadshow person.

Tuesday, September 11

ACTIVE: Take advantage of free sunset yoga outdoors over in Long Island City, y’all!

COMEDY: Be sure to snag a ticket to Phoebe Robinson & Friends at Union Hall tonight, ’cause I’m near positive that it’s gonna sell out! (It’s also the 10th anniversary of Whiplash at the Bell House, and the lineup’s got Jo Firestone, Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Liza Treyger and MORE. Tickets are $18-$23 each for that one.)

CULTURE: Sarah Weinman will discuss her fascinating new book, The Real Lolita, over at Books Are Magic tonight! The event is free and open to the public, so pop on by!

FILM: Hit up the William Vale for a free outdoor movie screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on their rooftop!

FOOD + DRINK: Jose Andres will be at BAM tonight to discuss We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time. Tickets are $35+ each!

FREE: Hit up the Prospect Lefferts Gardens location of Greenlight Bookstore for a conversation with Jessica Bruder, who’ll be presenting the paperback launch of Nomadland!

MUSIC: Hazel English and Yohuna will be at Elsewhere tonight, so 100% grab tickets, which’ll run ya $13-$15 a pop!

STAY IN: Bachelor In Paradise is on again, but why wouldn’t you just watch The Shawshank Redemption on IFC instead?

Wednesday, September 12

ACTIVE: If you wanna do a daytime silent rave and rooftop yoga before work, the William Vale is hosting the latest Daybreaker event for $30+!

COMEDY: It’s the latest round of The Lesbian Agenda over at Union Hall! Grab a ticket for $10-$12.

CULTURE: The NYPL will host a discussion about the late beloved fashion photographer Bill Cunningham’s secret memoir; free to attend!

FILM: Head to Lincoln Center for free screenings of VICE specials Separated By Birth and Zero Tolerance!

FOOD + DRINK: Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich of San Francisco’s Rich Table will be at High Street On Hudson to celebrate their new book w/ a special dinner! Tickets are $75+.

FREE: Swing by Videology for free 30 Rockbingo!

MUSIC: Catch First Aid Kit and Julia Jacklin over at Brooklyn Steel tonight for $35, duh!


Thursday, September 13

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