You guys, I know I say this a lot, but there is a LOT of really good stuff happening this weekend, to the point that I think you will have a hard time narrowing down your options to cram it all in. There’s a weed movie festival ft. CBD-infused butter popcorn, an anime convention (which is where I will be), the NYC Comedy Festival, eight million amazing dance parties, a spirit seance, a grilled cheese extravaganza and so so SO much more, so I hope you’re prepared to have all of the fun! (We fucking deserve it in light of the year it’s been since the election.) I had a lot of options when it came to picking a GIF theme, but ultimately I went with Carol, because it’s screening at Muchmore’s on Sunday, and it is legitimately one of the worst films (EVEN AMONG QUEER FILMS, WHICH SPEAKS VOLUMES) I have ever seen. People are like “I think you’re exaggerating! It was so good!” but no joke, I honestly feel like I would rather watch Bloomington, which is saying something. Anyway, this is me trolling Carol. And I am not sorry. Before we get into all of that, here’s what you may have missed on BYT this week:


Oh my god FUCK OFF, Therese.

Nobody had the decency to release me when I was checking my watch halfway through Carol

  • For starters, Witches’ Night Out Fall Market kicks off a two-day residency at Bat Haus in Bushwick! Head over for mystical shopping, tarot and more.
  • In terms of tunes, Elsewhere’s hosting Humans for $12-$15 and Moon Boots for $15-$25!
  • You can also catch The Deslondes at Rough Trade for $15…
  • …and Chet Porter will be at Baby’s All Right for $13-$15!
  • Plus The Shadowboxers are at Bowery Ballroom for $17-$20!
  • If you’re more of a Hayden James fan, hit up Music Hall of Williamsburg for a $20-$22 show!
  • And Snakehips will be at Terminal 5 for $28-$30!
  • AND Turkuaz will be at Rough Trade for $25!

  • More into TWIABPAIANLATD? Head to The Market Hotel for a $15 show!
  • Or for queer-friendly vibes, head to DYKE NITE at Friends and Lovers for $10! Proceeds will go to queer and trans veterans, which is rad.
  • Just want to dress up like an extraterrestrial? Head to House of Yes’ Ancient Aliens party! Free entry before 11pm w/ RSVP, costumes required!
  • For film, head to Syndicated for $4 screenings of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II!
  • You can also catch a $25 live-scored screening of Blancanieves at Videology, which sounds p. dope, plus stick around for another $12 midnight screening of The Holy Mountain!
  • But OBVIOUSLY don’t sleep on the opportunity to watch Spinal Tap at 11:11 on 11.11 at Metrograph, because DUH!
  • And it’s the third annual NYC Cannabis Film Festival at the Wythe Hotel! Best part? CBD-infused butter popcorn is included with each ticket.


“What a strange FUCKING ANNOYING girl you are.”

  • Plus Pere Ubu will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $25-$30…
  • …and Tim Barry’s at Rough Trade for $15, too!
  • AND Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters will be at Elsewhere for $20-$25, plus Mass Gothic will go on an hour later for $10-$12!
  • You can also head back to Union Hall for comedy w/ Sean Patton for $8-$10, and/or Picture This ft. Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, and more for $8-$10!
  • Or for even more LOLs, hit up Littlefield for Sex and the City Trivia Night w/ Liza Treyger, Jo Firestone and more! Tickets are $7-$10.
  • More into movies? Head to Syndicated for $7 screenings of Baby Driver!
  • Or for queer vibes, get to Muchmore’s for what appears to be a free screening of Carol. (GODDAMMIT, CAROL.)