Welcome back to another WEEKEND, YOU GUYS! And it’s not just any weekend…it’s STAR WARS WEEKEND, AND I HOPE REY KICKS ADAM DRIVER’S ASS REAL GOOD! If you’re not as into Star Wars as I am (and yes it is our GIF theme, so you’re just gonna have to deal with that), you can rest assured that there’s loads of other non-galaxy-far-far-away stuff to do the next few days! We’ve got everything from dinner with Samantha Urbani to Oregon Trail Live to a Dolly Parton party to a Greta Gerwig talk, etc.!
BUT FIRST…let’s talk about all the D0P3 C0NT3NT you might’ve missed on BYT this week if you were too busy wishing it would STOP GODDAMN RAINING:
- Alan (our film guy) didn’t really like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! I reject this!
- But WE FLIPPIN’ LOVED 63 Up! (And if you’re not hip to the greatest docu-series ever made, GET ON IT!)
- Here are our top movies of 2019! (No, no, that wasn’t a question!)
- Our fifty best films of the 2010s list continued last week with shout outs to First Reformed, 20th Century Women, Brooklyn and more!
- And these are INARGUABLY the best dressed movies of the 2000s!
- For your consideration! Books we’ve loved by Roxane Gay, Alison Roman, Jenny Slate and more!
- And I ate baby shark at Casa Ora, a new Venezuelan spot in Brooklyn serving elevated (sometimes baby shark-filled) dishes!
Thursday December 19
- Starting in tunes territory, we’ve got a $27.50 show from Daughters, HEALTH and Show Me The Body at Brooklyn Steel!
- We’ve also got Silent Night Fest: A Sleep Well Records Holiday Celebration at Elsewhere ft. pronoun, Charles Fauna, Beauty Queen and The Vaughns! Tickets are $10-$15 each.
- Speaking of holiday vibes, Sun Kil Moon will have a Christmas show w/ Kevin Corrigan at Music Hall of Williamsburg! Tickets to that will run you $25.
- If you want DINNER with your tunes, then make a beeline for The Wild Honey Pie’s holiday dinner w/ Samantha Urbani at Ela Taverna! $50 tickets include tunes, food and select booze.
- In terms of seasonally appropriate LOLs, ya gotta get to Union Hall for Luke Babylon: A Little CHRISTmas Magic ft. the one and only Zach Zimmerman as Christian magician Luke Babylon! Tickets are $15.
- You should also most definitely consider supporting a great cause via Frosted Flame, a queer comedy show raising money for Housing Works over at Littlefield! Lineup includes Jay Jurden, Ali Clayton, Fareeha Khan and Indigo Asim, and tickets are $10-$12. (You can also feel free to bring gently used coats to donate to Housing Works!)
- (And I guess I should mention Pete Davidson has sold out shows at Gramercy Theatre in the event you want to seek out resale tickets, but like…)
- More into movies? If you’re not already immersed in the aforementioned Star Wars madness, Elf is screening for $7 at Syndicated!
- (You can also stick around for a free screening of the Democratic Presidential Primary Debate if you feel like having your soul crushed!)
Friday December 20
- I mean, first of flippin’ all, YA GOTTA get to the Bell House for Dollylujah! A Celebration of Dolly Parton ft. tunes by cover band Doll Parts! Tickets are $16 each.
- And while we’re in tunes territory, there’s ALSO a Surfbort, Bodega and Weeping Icon show at Market Hotel! Tickets are $15.
- But maybe you wanna competitively ford rivers ‘n die of dysentery, in which case get to Caveat for a new round of Oregon Trail Live! Tickets are $20 a pop.
- As far as comedy situations go, Union Hall is a p. good place to start; first up is The Scientists ft. Madelyn Freed and Blythe Roberson ($8-$10), and second is New Material from Decaying Minds ft. Lorelei Ramirez, Clare O’Kane, Sam Taggart, Jordan Temple and more ($7-$10)!
- In cinema land, meanwhile, we’ve got $7 screenings of Home Alone and Die Hard at Syndicated tonight, YIPPEE-KI-YAY YA FILTHY ANIMAL!
- Plus if you have an inordinate amount of time to spare, then you can catch It’s A Wonderful Life at IFC Center ft. bonus intro by Mary Owen (Donna Reed’s daughter) for $16!
- Just wanna D-D-D-D-DANCE? Head to C’mon Everyone for a new round of Everybody, Everybody: An 80s, 90s and 00s dance party! Tickets are just $5 each.
- Or if you’re shootin’ for the queer stars, hit up The PoC Drag Art Collective Holiday Spectacular at Hartstop! Tickets are $8-$10.
Saturday December 21
- For starters, OBVIOUSLY get to 92Y for a preview screening of Little Women ft. bonus conversation w/ Greta Gerwig IRL! Tickets are $35 each.
- And speaking of movies, $7 Home Alone and Die Hard madness continues at Syndicated!
- PLUS Mary Owen (Donna Reed’s daughter) will be back at IFC Center to intro another $16 screening of It’s A Wonderful Life!
- If it’s comedy you’re after, Union Hall is another great spot to post up tonight! First is the Fourth Annual Chanukahstravaganza ft. Josh Gondelman, Anna Roisman, Alison Leiby, Lana Schwartz, Ilana Michelle Rubin and more ($10-$12), and second is a new round of Sandwich with Gastor Almonte and Jess Salomon ft. Emmy Blotnick, Sydnee Washington, Josh Gondelman and Usama Siddiquee ($8)!
- You can also catch Beth Stelling over at the Bell House for $15…
- …PLUS there’s a new round of Tinder Live with Lane Moore at Littlefield! Tonight’s lineup includes Josh Gondelman and Hari Kondabolu, and tickets are $15-$18 each.
- (You’ll also def-o want to stick around for major queer vibes via the latest edition of Be Cute Brooklyn! Starts at 11pm, $10 entry.)
- Got some last-minute holiday shopping to do for the occultist in your life? Head to Catland for Witch World: A Spiritual Art Market! Free to peruse!
- But maybe you just wanna go to Kanye’s opera Mary at Lincoln Center, I don’t know your life! Tickets to that one’ll run you a pretty penny, but YOU DO YOU!
Sunday December 22
- HAPPY HANUKKAH MY DUDES! Yo La Tengo’s 8 Nights of Hanukkah kicks off tonight at Bowery Ballroom! Yes it’s sold out, but you might be able to snag resale!
- Still scoping out holiday gifts? Renegade Brooklyn is happening at Brooklyn Expo Center today, and 230+ makers and designers’ work will be featured! (That’s a lot of stuff to choose from!) Check it out, entry’s free!
- Or you can kick things off at Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg for brunch screenings of Love Actually and The Muppet Christmas Carol!
- Too early for you? Clearly hit up Metrograph for a $15 5pm screening of E.T. w/ an intro from Noah Baumbach IRL!
- Meanwhile, we’ve got $7 screenings of Elf and Eyes Wide Shut at Syndicated!
- In terms of LOLs, hit up Union Hall for Joy’s Bed and Breakfast with Jessy Morner-Ritt, Rachel Kaly, Celeste Yim, Ana McCasland and Rajat Suresh! Tickets are $8-$10.
- You can also get in ye olde holiday spirit at Santa’s Coming Over: A Holiday History of Bearded Men Bearing Gifts at Caveat! Tickets are $12-$15.
- Plus it’s Happy Sad Confused LIVE with David Harbour (Stranger Things) & Friends at the Bell House! (Tickets’ll run you $45-$75, so hopefully you didn’t blow your entire budget on whatever bad choices you might’ve made prior to this point in the weekend.)