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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 of great stuff, from a senior citizen remake of Annie Hall to SO MANY FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE SCREENINGS (I had a hard time choosing a GIF theme, but ultimately went w/ Lady Bird) // details as follows:

Monday, August 13

ACTIVE: Take a Learn The Ropes course at Brooklyn Boulders, and 10% of your ticket will go towards Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue! (A win-win!)

COMEDY: It’s a special edition of Butterboy tonight at Littlefield! They’ll be celebrating Maeve Higgins’ Maeve In America book release, and the lineup features Todd Barry, Janelle James, Giulia Rozzi and more! Tickets are $10.

CULTURE: Head to Strand Books for Bad Women: A Panel On Writing ft. Georgia Clark, Naima Coster, Carola Lovering and Camille Perri! Admission is $15-$26.

FILM: Catch a free outdoor screening of Thelma and Louise at Bryant Park, and/or Showgirls at Our Wicked Lady, duh!

FOOD + DRINK: Been looking to get cooking more? Head to Home Cooking New York for a $100 course in fish prep!

FREE: Catch a screening of premiere “The Electric Acid Surfboard Test” at House of Vans ft. a set by PC Worship! Just RSVP to get on the list. (There’s usually some sort of free booze and/or food at these things, so if you need additional incentive, there it is.)

MUSIC: Got $33? Grab yourself a ticket to see Cold War Kids and The Nude Party over at Brooklyn Steel tonight! (Or if you’re too poor, just hit up Coney Island Baby for a FREE show from Low Cut Connie.)

STAY IN: When have I ever not been an advocate for Antiques Roadshow on PBS?

Tuesday, August 14

ACTIVE: I mean…OBVIOUSLY go do rooftop yoga and eat vegan tacos, you guys…tickets are $45 a pop.

COMEDY: Pop over to Union Hall to catch The Triplets of Comedy ft. Nick Naney, Eudora Peterson and Sandy Honig! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.

CULTURE: Head to Leslie-Lohman Museum for Tough Girls and Lucid Dreamers! It’ll be a female-driven evening ft. a mix of a diverse mix of writers, musicians, video artists, and performance artists, and it’s FREE w/ RSVP.

FILM: Swing by Elsewhere to celebrate the closing of Landscape’s Summer Exhibitions! It’ll be an evening of sound and vision – Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Jeremy Hyman will start the evening out with a DJ set followed by a film screening by Australian duo Soda Jerk. Free w/ RSVP!

FOOD + DRINK: Head to Matt Torrey’s for a Guac Off! $5 to enter your own guac, winner takes all. (Or if you’ve got $50, head to Vandal to celebrate the margarita’s seventieth birthday! Open margarita tasting bar, passed tacos ‘n guac station.)

FREE: Get to Riis Park Beach Bazaar for a new round of The Locals Rule! $0 to attend!

MUSIC: If you’re in the mood for an outdoor gig, grab tickets to see The Decemberists and Hamilton Leithauser at Prospect Park! $45-$199.

STAY IN: I guess we’re like…forced to watch Bachelor In Paradise now?

Wednesday, August 15

ACTIVE: Take advantage of a free yoga class at MetroTech Center!

COMEDY: Let James Cross cut your hair for free at Union Hall! Also see comedy from Emmy Blotnick, Sandy Honig and more! Tickets are $5-$10!

CULTURE: Ummm you can apparently play 500+ retro video games at 180 Orchard Street tonight for $22? YES PLEASE.

FILM: Catch a senior citizen remake of Annie Hall at Strand Bookstore! Admission is $10.

FOOD + DRINK: It’s Recipe Exchange Roundtable at Pioneer Works tonight, and the theme is POTATOES! Free to attend!

FREE: Lots of outdoor screenings tonight! We’ve got Desperately Seeking Susan at Nowadays, Black Panther at Washington Square Park, Lady Bird at Pier 63 in Chelsea and Die Hard at McCarren Park! WOW WOW WOW!

MUSIC: See Tacocat at Rough Trade for $15, DUH!!!

STAY IN: The Freaky Friday reboot is on Disney (like, the reboot of the reboot of the reboot), and while I feel this is blasphemous as we should let Lindsay Lohan seal it off forever in the greatest role of her life, could be worth a hate-watch.

Thursday, August 16

We like 2 party LOL! So we count Thursday as part of the weekend. Sign up to receive our full weekend guide bright ‘n early on Thursday mornings!

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