Welcome back to another weekend, you guys! And it’s not just ANY weekend, either; it’s the US OPEN FINALS! I went to the quarter-finals yesterday and it was pretty much the best day of my life, so if you have the means to grab a ticket and go to either the semi-finals or the actual finals, you should PROBABLY DO IT! It’s also #NYFW, meaning this week’s GIF theme is (as with all NYFWs) Anna Wintour. SORRY NOT SORRY. If you’re going “But Megan, I hate tennis! I hate fashion!” then CALM DOWN because there are plenty of things to do that don’t involve any of that. Before we discuss them all, let’s talk about some stuff you might’ve missed on BYT this week:

  • For starters, there are some REAL GOOD MATCH-UPS at the US Open today // Venus Williams will go up against Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys faces Coco Vandeweghe for an all-American women’s semi! TICKETS, GET THEM.
  • There’s also an Ali Forney Center benefit at Highline Ballroom ft. Sasha Velour and many, many more drag queens, so if you’ve got $75+, definitely go!
  • You can also catch The Amazing Acro-Cats (which is exactly what it sounds like) for $25-$40 now through Sunday, so if you’re into that, maybe go!
  • Tunes-wise, head to Patagonia’s flagship for a set by High Waisted, grab some cold brew and snacks AND get your clothes repaired for free by Worn Wear!
  • You can also see Tove Styrke at Baby’s All Right for $15!
  • Meanwhile, JD Samson will be at Good Room for $10…
  • Plus Kevin Morby’s at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $20…
  • …and Dan Croll plays Brooklyn Bazaar for $20.

Yeah okay try not watching this GIF on repeat for the rest of your life…

  • And while we’re on the topic of $$$ shows, Eric Clapton’s back at MSG tonight for $150+.
  • Not in your budget? Hit up Patagonia again for a DJ set by Jessica Louise Dye of High Waisted, load up on more cold brew, and get your clothes repaired for free!
  • Plus you can swing by Schimanski for D.A.N.C.E., a free (before 11:30pm w/ RSVP) Blog Haus dance night ft. the glorious electro of 2007-2009.
  • If movies are more your jam, head to Videology for a $20 screening of The Last Days of Disco ft. bonus Pernod! (Plus stick around for a $12 screening of Pootie Tang at midnight!)
  • Or if you’re a major foodie, grab a ticket to Taste Talks’ Tasty Awards hosted by Matty Matheson!
  • More into comedy? Get to Matchless to hang w/ Janeane Garofalo and more as part of Cinder Block Comedy Festival’s programming!

(Same, but in a different way than you I think.)

  • First, it’s the men’s final at the US Open! Are you sensing that I really want you to go to the US Open?!
  • You should also head over to Taste Talks’ All Star Cookout in Williamsburg today // $49 for tons of high-qual BBQ!
  • For music vibes, RSVP to see Death Valley Girls play a free set as part of the South Street Seaport’s music festival lineup today!
  • Or you can catch Birdtalker at Rough Trade for $12-$15!
  • Plus Chui Wan will be at Baby’s All Right for $12-$15…
  • Swervedriver will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg for $25-$30…

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