Hello I do not feel like writing an involved intro because I have been in three foreign countries (Iceland, Denmark and Norway) over the last twenty-four hours and I am v. tired and my ankles are v. swollen and that’s p. gross! Anyway, I will not be around this weekend, but if YOU are, there’s plenty to do! For example, you can hit up tons of free shows, a roller disco party AND a free screening of Wayne’s World! Before we get into all the details, here’s what you might’ve missed on BYT this week:
- We talked about songs besides Hey There Delilah that should have their own TV shows.
- I told you about the best enamel pins comin’ out of the band merch game right now!
- We thought long and hard about why The Bachelorette is the best.
- Bobby McCoy was our Funny Human of the Week! Here’s why.
- And here are our thoughts on Bill Murray’s greatest TV performance!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
- Tunes-wise, scope Alex Napping, Quiet Friend and Majetic at C’mon Everybody for $10!
- Meanwhile, Penguin Prison will be at LPR for $22-$25…
- …and Xenia Rubinos will be at MoMA for free!
- Speaking of free dance vibes, you can hit up House of Yes for the Madonnarama edition of Dirty Thursdays!
- If movies are more your jam, head to Videology for a $16 screening of Enter the Void ft. live score!
- Plus Wayne’s World is screening outdoors at Brooklyn Bridge Park for free!
- More into beer and/or feminism? Get to Fifth Hammer Brewing in LIC for a panel discussion about women re-writing the beer making game! Tickets are $10.
- Or if you’re a Georgia Clark fan, join her at Books Are Magic where she’ll be talking The Bucket List fo’ free!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
- First, head to Brooklyn Mirage for a $14-$50 outdoor screening of The Fifth Element!
- Plus John Wick is screening at Videology for $22, and each ticket comes with a bonus Blanton’s Whiskey!
- Or if you’re feelin’ active, House of Yes is hosting a Roller Disco! Tickets are $10-$20.
- For comedy vibes, get to Union Hall for TWO shows! The first is Whiplash w/ Sean Patton, Kate Willet and more, and tickets are $8-$10. Meanwhile, the second gig is Yardsale Comedy ft. John Reynolds, Ana Fabrega and more for just $6-$8!
- For tunes, catch Germans at Cape House / Rose Gold for just $7!
- Meanwhile, Mallrat will be at David Blaine’s The Snakehouse in Bushwick for $10…
- …and Kim Ann Foxman will be at Good Room for $10, too!
- Just wanna d-d-d-d-dance to nostalgic traxxx? Head to the Bell House for Cruel Summer: 80s + 90s Dance Party! Tickets are $10.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
- First, it’s Fool’s Gold Day Off over at Knockdown Center! The stacked lineup will cost you just $10-$15 to check out.
- For queer dance vibes, get to Shady Pines, which is the self-proclaimed biggest LGBTQ+ outdoor dance party of the century happening at Industry City! Tickets are $12.
- Or cut a rug on the roof over at Elsewhere! Le Youth will be there from 2pm on for $15-$25.
- For FREE tunes, hit up East River Park for sets by Porches, Sunflower Bean and Crumb!
- Meanwhile, The Breeders and Speedy Ortiz will be setting up shop in Prospect Park for free!
- PLUS TOKiMONSTA will be at Central Park for free, too!
- (And if you happen to have $20 to spend, you can catch TOKiMONSTA again at Good Room tonight!)
- For LOLs, swing by Union Hall for $8-$10 White Chocolate ft. Shane Torres, Giulia Rozzi and more, and $6-$8 Backfat Variety ft. Josh Gondelman, Kate Willet, Sam Taggart and more!
- But maybe you just wanna summon the dead, in which case get to another spirit seance over at Catland Books! Tickets are $15.
- For less intense creepy vibes, just get to Videology for a $22 screening of Edward Scissorhands ft. bonus boozy lemonade!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
- Just wanna get outside today for some reason? Catland is doing a Bushwick Native Plant Walk around the neighborhood, and tickets are $15 a pop!
- Or if INDOORS is more your jam, pop by Videology for a $20 screening of My Big Fat Greek Wedding ft. bonus mimosa!
- And there are brunch screenings of Girls Trip and Purple Rain happening at Nitehawk!
- Plus hit up IFC Center for a 5:15 screening of Skate Kitchen and get in on a Q+A w/ director Crystal Moselle!
- For LOLs, head to H0L0 for THE MACAULAY CULKIN SHOW / SUMMER COMEDY FEST ft. Nick Naney, Shalewa Sharpe, Dave Hill, Ana Fabrega, Three Busy Debras, Lorelei Ramirez and more! Tickets are just $5.
- You can also go chill w/ Zach Zimmerman at Union Hall for Started As A Bottom, Now I’m Here! Tickets are $8-$10.
- AND you can pop by UCB East for the latest edition of If You Build It ft. Mike Drucker and more! Tickets are $9.
- More into tunes? Just head to Lincoln Center for a FREE Margo Price + Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real show!