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 CBD oil cocktails ‘n yoga, face time with Paul Dano, an outdoor screening of Mad Max: Fury Road (our GIF theme) and MORE // details as follows:
Monday, September 17
ACTIVE: Interested in learning about the history of Central Park? Go on a $5 3-mile run at 5:30pm tonight!
COMEDY: Pop on by Littlefield for the latest round of Butterboy w/ Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone and Maeve Higgings! Sara Schaefer is just one of the special guests tonight, and tickets are a mere $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Reese Witherspoon is rolling through Town Hall on her book tour tonight, so if you happen to have $75+ and wanna check it out, there are still tickets available!
FILM: City Vineyard at Pier 26 will be hosting a free rooftop screening of The Sandlot tonight, so assuming the weather holds, probably go watch it!
FOOD + DRINK: Bluestockings is hosting a food & nutrition talk with Dr. PK Newby, and it’s F-R-E-E!
FREE: Head to Syndicated to watch the Emmy Awards fo’ FREE at the bar! Win free drinks ‘n prizes via their prediction contest, too!
MUSIC: Most definitely grab yourself a $12 ticket to see Surf Rock Is Dead and Plastic Picnic at Baby’s All Right tonight!
STAY IN: WATCH THE EMMY AWARDS, DUH!
Tuesday, September 18
ACTIVE: Hit up Space Ninety 8 for Peace Yoga! Tickets are suggested donations of $15, plus everyone gets a complimentary CBD oil cocktail!
COMEDY: It’s the Brooklyn Comedy Festival edition of Backfat Comedy at Union Hall tonight! Lineup features Jo Firestone, Jourdain Fisher, Emily Winter, Ben Wasserman and MORE, and tickets are just $6-$8 each.
CULTURE: There are not one but TWO rounds of Chapo Trap House happening at the Bell House tonight, so be sure to snag yourself a $25 ticket before they’re all sold out!
FILM: Head to IFC Center for “Domestic Disturbances, Selected by Paul Dano”, which is a special evening double feature in advance of the October 19 opening of Dano’s directorial debut WILDLIFE! He’ll be there in person, y’all!
FOOD + DRINK: Wanna get REAL LEARN’T?! Brooklyn Bread Lab is hosting a course covering intermediate techniques in whole grain home baking! $95 per person.
FREE: It’s a new round of Animation Nights New York at The Gutter! Head on over to catch the latest and greatest animated shorts fo’ FREE.
STAY IN: Wayne’s World 2 is on IFC tonight, JUST SAYING.
Wednesday, September 19
ACTIVE: Take advantage of free yoga at Brookfield Place after work tonight!
COMEDY: Hit up Union Hall for ART! LIVE to benefit RAINN! Lineup features Liza Treyger, Marcia Belsky, Farah Brook and more, and tickets are just $8-$10 each.
CULTURE: Catch Dr. Crystal Fleming at Strand Books as she presents How To Be Less Stupid About Race! Buy a $15 gift card to attend.
FILM: OBVIOUSLY head over to Brooklyn Mirage for the last Avant Gardner outdoor film screening of the season – Mad Max: Fury Road! Tickets are $16+.
FOOD + DRINK: Learn the ins and outs of cooking fish with Home Cooking NYC tonight! Tickets are $100 per person.
FREE: There’s a new round of Secret Science Club happening over at the Bell House tonight, and as always, it’s F-R-E-E! Go forth and learn something with your fellow nerds!
MUSIC: James Bay is at Beacon Theatre tonight for $45+, so if you’re a fan and have that kind of dough to throw around, probably grab tickets!
STAY IN: Goodfellas is on HBO, and you should know by now that I will never not tell you to watch that when it’s on TV.
Thursday, September 20
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