NYC Best Weekend Bets (1.11.2018-1.14.2018)
Megan Burns | Jan 11, 2018 | 9:00AM |

Wow wow wow! This is my first weekend as a thirty-year-old human! I finally have the paperwork necessary to genuinely enjoy sitting at home on my couch forever! So that is my plan! But if I were planning to leave my house, then I would most definitely hit up any/all of the below INCLUDING (but not limited to) all of the queer dance parties, a midnight screening of Showgirls (our GIF theme, because if you know me by now you should realize I will never not take advantage of this opportunity) and more! Before we get into the details of all your options, let’s first talk about what you might’ve missed on BYT this week:

  • First, there are TONS of good shows happening tonight, but my top pick is a $10 one from O Mer, Mons Vi and Ackerman at Berlin!
  • You should also try to get to Elsewhere for a climate refugees benefit w/ HABIBI and more! Tickets are $20 each.
  • Meanwhile, Talib Kweli will be DJing a Bowie-themed edition of Bowl Train at Brooklyn Bowl! Tickets are $10 a pop.
  • SPEAKING of Brooklyn Bowl, San Fermin will play a $20 show there tonight, too!
  • Plus Anderson East will be at Bowery Ballroom for $20…

  • Tunes-wise, my top pick for tonight is a $10-$12 Wax Idols show at Elsewhere!
  • You can also swing by Baby’s All Right for a $15 Restorations show, plus stick around for a $10 Beyonce x Rihanna x Nicki Minaj dance party after that…
  • …AND the YouTooCanWoo team (ft. members of French Horn Rebellion, Violet Sands and Deidre and the Dark) will be DJing over at SingleCut in Astoria!
  • Of course, if you missed San Fermin at Brooklyn Bowl last night, they’ll have a second show there tonight w/ limited admission being made available at the door, so GO EARLY!

 

  • My top pick for tonight is Tinder Live w/ Lane Moore at Littlefield! Tickets are $15 each.
  • (And stick around for Be Cute if you’re into $5 queer dance party vibes!)
  • Although who doesn’t want to spend their Saturday night at a $15 spirit seance?!
  • Tunes-wise, Jeremy Olander is at Schimanski for $25 tonight!
  • Plus Drugdealer (ft. Weyes Blood) will play a $12-$14 show at Baby’s All Right…

  • …and Tredici Bacci’s at Elsewhere for $10-$12! (You can also stick around for KUNST if you’re in the mood for a $10-$20 dance party ft. Eli Escobar and more!)
  • Meanwhile, Off With Their Heads will do a $10 acoustic set at Sunnyvale…
  • …and you can see Passion Pit at Terminal 5 for $30!
  • And for movies, obviously catch a $4 midnight screening of Showgirls at Syndicated! Such quality cinema!

  • For movies, catch a $24 screening of Cruel Intentions ft. bonus Long Island Iced Tea at Videology!
  • Plus Back To The Future is screening bright ‘n early at 11am at the Film Forum!
  • Meanwhile, Thug Passion’s presentation of Belly (a celebration of classic Black movies) will feature commentary, table reads, music and more, plus special guests include Nore Davis and Shalewa Sharpe! Tickets are $8-$10 each.
  • UCB East is hosting a new If You Build It, too, so go and hang out w/ Michelle Buteau, Scott Rogowsky and more for just $9!

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