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Hello and welcome back to another WEEKEND! Before we talk about what’s in store, let me just pose one quick question – WHY HAS IT BEEN SO BONKING HOT OUT?! Please let this be the death rattle of summer, because I have really stuck it out, you guys. I am ready for COATS. Call me back when it’s WINTER. Anyway, should you be in search of solid programming to keep you occupied the next few days, you have chosen an excellent time – we’ve got talks with Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner, a new round of Tinder Live, a BABYMETAL show (our GIF theme) and SO MUCH MORE! But first, let’s talk about all the D0P3 C0NT3NT you might’ve missed on BYT this week if you were too busy processing the fact that the Trump administration wants to ban flavored vaping but definitely not guns! (Cool!)

Thursday September 12

  • For comedy vibes, get to Caveat for Tinder Tales Live w/ David Piccolomini! He’ll be joined by three comedians who’ll be discussing their online dating experiences. (Shit’s gonna get weird!) Tickets are $10-$15.
  • Meanwhile, it’s Queer Tiger Beat at Club Cumming tonight! Lineup features Kate Sisk, Samantha Ruddy, Jessica Henderson and more, and tickets are $8!
  • Or if cinema is more your jam, head to IFC Center for a sneak preview of The Sound of Silence (starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones) ft. bonus Q&A w/ Peter Sarsgaard, dir Michael Tyburski & co-writer Ben Nabors! Tickets are $16. (And if you can’t make it tonight, there’s another sneak preview + Q&A happening tomorrow!)
  • We’ve also got a special screening of The Crow at Nitehawk Prospect Park ft. Q&A with Bruce Lee biographer Matthew Polly! Tickets to that are $18.
  • Just a Godard stan? Head to Metrograph for $15 screenings of Pierrot le fou and Vivre sa vie!

Friday September 13

  • Starting with m-m-m-m-music again, we’ve got Seratones at Baby’s All Right for $15…
  • …plus High Waisted, Lola Pistola and more are set to take over Brooklyn Bazaar for a Happy Period benefit show! Tickets are $10-$12.
  • Of course, if you’re feeling SUPER adventurous and wanna trek it out to Hudson, it’s Basilica SoundScape 2019 this weekend! Weekend passes start at $80 (day passes at $45), and lineup includes Low, Dilly Dally, Waxahatchee, Ela Minus and MANY MORE!
  • If you’re keen to keep it local, my top pick probably has to go to Knockdown Center // James Murphy b2b The Black Madonna? HELL YES! Tickets are $40+.
  • Or if you can stomach the pain that is Terminal 5, we’ve also got a $35 Polo & Pan show happening!

  • For LOLs, catch Max Wittert at Union Hall for Portrait of the Artist Seated with Grapes! Lineup also includes Jo Firestone, Lauren White and Rachel Kaly, and tickets are $8-$10 each.
  • (Plus stick around for Deanne Smith and Jess Salomon after that! Tickets will run you $10-$12.)
  • Or if you’re more in the mood for what’s being hailed as a “poképarody”, head to Caveat for Andrew Barret Cox’s POKÉMON: THE 90s ROCK SHOW! Tickets are $25-$30 each.
  • At Littlefield, meanwhile, we’ve got a new round of Tinder Live w/ Lane Moore! Her guests tonight include David Cross and Mike Drucker, and tickets are $15-$18 a pop.
  • More into dance parties? Hit up C’mon Everybody for Balls Deep Disco! Tickets are $8 each.
  • Or if you just wanna spend your Friday night in a movie theater, get to Metrograph for a late-night, $15 screening of Spirited Away!

Saturday September 14

  • Kick things off with a brunch screening of Jawbreaker at Nitehawk Williamsburg, duh! Tickets are $13.
  • And while it’s standby only at this point, you should ABSOLUTELY try your luck at getting into a Lincoln Center chat w/ Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner as they discuss their work in film, television and theater!
  • In terms of tunes, it’ll be a hike, but totally worth mentioning that Long Island will host the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience tonight! (I saw it at MSG earlier this year and it was REAL GOOD.) Tickets start at $30.
  • For d-d-d-d-dance party vibes, head on over to C’mon Everybody! Samantha Urbani and Nite Jewel will be DJing starting at 11pm, and tickets are $10 a pop.

  • (Or if you’re here, queer ‘n love beer, get over to C’mon Everybody early (3pm) for Hold My Beer! to hang out w/ NYC Gay Craft Beer Lovers! FREE ENTRY!)
  • But maybe you just wanna drink and learn about data science, in which case get to Caveat for a $30-$35 crash course!
  • And speaking of Caveat, the venue will also host Mean Book Club, and this time the subject up for discussion is Marianne Williamson’s A Woman’s Worth! Tickets are $10-$12.
  • (AND POKÉMON: THE 90s ROCK SHOW has another run tonight! Tickets are still $25-$30 each.)
  • If you’re more into ALL OF THE THINGS, the New American Festival kicks off today at NeueHouse! Lineup includes Japanese Breakfast, Dr. Ruth, Padma Lakshmi, Aminatou Sow, Aparna Nancherla, Francis Lam and many more, and tickets start at $25.

Sunday September 15

  • Josh Gondelman and Aparna Nancherla, meanwhile, will be in conversation at 92Y about Gondelman’s new book, Nice Try: Stories of Best Intentions and Mixed Results! Tickets are $35 a pop.
  • And lest we forget that the New American Festival continues today! Grab tickets here.
  • But let’s also not avoid the fact that we kind of HAVE to go see BABYMETAL at Terminal 5, right? Tickets are $60 // WORTH IT.
  • Or you could just swing on by Brooklyn Mirage for the summer season closing of All Day I Dream // tickets are $50 each, and are allegedly nearly sold out! (People really love summer, huh?)