NYC Best Weekend Bets (2/16/2017-2/19/2017)
Megan Burns | Feb 16, 2017 | 9:00AM |

HAPPY PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKEND IF THAT IS A HOLIDAY YOU AND/OR YOUR PLACE OF BUSINESS OBSERVE(S)! I do not, so this will read just like any regular weekend! Except there is no such thing as any regular weekend here in NYC, as evidenced every damn time // this one involves Janeane Garofalo, a Daft Punk tribute, a roller derby party (hence our Whip It GIF theme) and MORE, so get ready for ALL O’ THAT, but FIRST, here are some things you may have missed on BYT this week:

  • Comedy-wise, head to UCB East for tonight’s $12 Gentrify ft. Joel Kim Booster and more!
  • More into movies? Go see goddamn Reservoir Dogs at Videology for $10!
  • (And/or stick around for a midnight $8 screening of Repo Man // YOU DO YOU!)
  • If literature is more your jam, go chill w/ Alana Massey in conversation at the Mid-Manhattan Library!

  • First, OBVIOUSLY GO TO VIDEOLOGY FOR A FREE SCREENING OF PLANET EARTH II: ISLANDS.
  • (You can also do Cupid’s Undie Run or whatever.)
  • Tunes-wise, catch The Shivers and Belle Mare at Music Hall of Williamsburg for just $15…
  • …plus Savoir Adore are set to play BK Bazaar ALSO for just $15.
  • If you’re a SafetySuit fan, though, then get to Bowery Ballroom with $20 to catch ’em live.
  • More into Borgore? Cough up $30-$40 and head on over to Terminal 5, then!

  • Meanwhile, Ryan Adams is doing an acoustic set at Rough Trade // free entry w/ in-store purchase of Prisoner, which is out 11am on 2/17…
  • …and Jan St. Werner, Sufjan Stevens and others are at National Sawdust for $20-$25 for DISRUPT.
  • (Or just hit up Brooklyn Bowl for a Daft Punk tribute for $10-$15.)
  • For LOLs, head to Union Hall for the fifth anniversary of Comedy Outliers! Tickets are $10-$15.
  • (You can also stick around for a free dance party ft. songs about love ‘n lust afterwards! $5 w/o RSVP after 11pm.)
  • But maybe you just want to chill with roller derby people, in which case go to Littlefield w/ $15.

  • Into comedy? Swing by Littlefield for This Comedy Show Has Ten Hosts ft. Aparna Nancherla, Nick Naney, Mo Fry Pasic and MORE for just $5-$7.
  • PLUS you can catch Aparna Nancherla AGAIN at tonight’s $7 If You Build It at UCB East! Julio Torres is also part of the lineup // SHOULD BE REAL GOOD.
  • You should also pop on over to a new edition of Picture This at Union Hall for comedy ‘n drawings! Tickets are $8-$10.
  • And if you’re feelin’ artsy and hella gay, then head to a GOSH DANG QUEER COLLAGE PARTY! $10 suggested donation.

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