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Here we are at another weekend! Did you survive the short week? I BARELY DID, but that’s probably more to do with the fact that I agreed to look after what amounted to a small zoo while a bunch of my friends were out of town for LDW. (I do not want to see another living thing, not even myself in the mirror, for at least five days.) The good news is that there’s LOTS happening the next few days, and you’ll be ESPECIALLY pumped if you’re a drag fan // DragCon kicks off on Friday, and there’ll be plenty of other supplementary programming (including Bushwig 2019 and the Drag Race Season 11 Tour) that should keep you on your heels! (I love all of this, but I will unfortunately be glued to the television whilst the US Open wraps up!) Before we talk about all of that, here’s what you might’ve missed on BYT this week if you were too busy wishing ScarJo would just sit down sometimes!

Thursday September 5

  • More into movies? Nitehawk Prospect Park is hosting a screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey! Tickets are $13 each.
  • Or swing by Metrograph for a late-night (11:30pm) screening of Fantastic Planet!
  • (I’d also tell you to head to IFC Center for a screening of Polyester ft. Q+A w/ John Waters, but both screenings are SOLD OUT womp womp!)
  • Just wanna d-d-d-d-dance? Head to House of Yes for this week’s Dirty Thursday, which is dedicated to all things DRAG! As usual, free!
  • Or for a show-show, head to Baby’s All Right to catch Dehd, Deeper, Patio and Media Jeweler! Tickets are $12.
  • Meanwhile, we’ve got Hot Chip at Brooklyn Steel for $50…
  • …plus Phantogram and Verite will be setting up shop at Kings theatre for $35+!

Friday September 6

  • Or if you just wanna scope a show for free, head to the Noguchi Museum for a $0 Balún set!
  • If you couldn’t get enough Burning Man vibes, then head on over to House of Yes for day one of a TWO part #PlayaExtension. Tickets to Before the Dust Settles are $20-$60 each.
  • If you’re more into movies, then I’d recommend getting to Syndicated, where today kicks off the beginning of a run of Nightingale screenings! The film is supposed to be pretty bonkers (it comes from the director of The Babadook), and tickets are just $7.

Saturday September 7

  • Kicking things off on a DragCon note, it’s Bushwig 2019 starting at 1pm today! Tickets are $40 for the day or $60 for the weekend!
  • Heading into MOVIE TOWN, we’ve got an 11am screening of Spirited Away happening at Metrograph!
  • For comedy vibes, head to Union Hall for TWO shows – 1. Picture This ft. Dee Nasty, Tom Thakkar, Rosebud Baker and more ($8), and 2. Sandwich ft. Gastor Almonte, Jess Salomon, Sydnee Washington, Nore Davis and more ($8-$10)!
  • At Caveat, meanwhile, we’ve got a rad set from a genderqueer ex-nun!  Kelli Dunham’s Not The Gym Teacher will run you $10-$12 a ticket.
  • (Plus stick around for Astronaut Training, which is a exploration crash course meets 90’s Nickelodeon game show! Tickets are $10-$12 each.)
  • If it’s comedy you’re after, then head on over to the Bell House for a $20 evening with Neil Hamburger!
  • (And if you’re into dance parties, you should ALSO stick around for the latest edition of Party Like It’s 1999, which is free as always!)
  • If you’re more into queer dance parties, then get to C’mon Everybody for a new round of Yes Homo: A Daytime Party! Free!

Sunday September 8

  • You should ALSO head to Littlefield for Comedians You Should Know ft. Sam Jay, Jo Firestone, Sean Patton, Aparna Nancherla, Saurin Choksi and Mike Lebovitz! Tickets are $8-$10 a pop.
  • Just wanna learn something new? (It IS back to school season, after all…) Then head to Catland for a Tarot 101 course! Tickets are $20-$75 each.
  • Or if movies are more your vibe, head to Metrograph for a late-night screening of Alphaville to end the weekend on a decidedly Godard note!
  • (Unless you wanna be outdoors eating elotes, in which case probably head to Habana Outpost for a free screening of The Fifth Element!)