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NYC Best Weekend Bets (9.14.2017-9.17.2017)

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You guys. YOU GUYS. There is so much to do this weekend I almost cannot. *ALMOST* cannot. But I will. For you. For all of us. It’s Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Brooklyn Book Festival continues, there’s a cat-themed dance party, a show full of Empire Records (GIF theme, duh!) soundtrack covers and SO MUCH MORE! Before we get into all of it, let’s talk about what you may have missed on BYT this week if you were being a disloyal reader …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (9.7.2017-9.10.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

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 …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (7.13.2017-7.16.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

If you’re not planning on pounding Game of Thrones episodes until Sunday’s new episode premieres, you’ve got LOTS of get-out-of-your-house options this weekend! Whether you’re into spirit seances, queer dance parties, Trump protests, after hours soirees at museums and/or all of the comedy, I can pretty much guarantee you’ll find something you want to do listed below. Before we get into all of that, here’s what you may have missed on BYT this week …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.29.2017-7.2.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Hi! I don’t really feel like writing this right now, which I guess I probably shouldn’t tell you, but I have had a harrowing week of spotty WiFi and now that it’s functioning properly I basically just want to be watching brain-melting YouTube videos! Also, my pinky finger is bruised dot com from a Pride DIY gone awry (get your mind out of the gutter // I hammered it while trying to build a makeshift cabana on a Crown Heights rooftop because everyone at the party was dying dot com) and it hurts to type without looking bougie AF, so …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.8.2017-6.11.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! I will be babysitting a puppy (follow her on IG at @poseypupbk) and watching the French Open the entire time, but if I had less of a responsibility to animals or sports, I would most certainly hit up any/all of the below INCLUDING but not limited to Brooklyn Pride programming, Northside Festival and a screening of the OG Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers: The Movie! Before we get into all of that, here’s some important stuff you may have missed on BYT this week:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (6.1.2017-6.4.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

We did it! We (almost) survived a very short work week! And there’s a lot of stuff going on the next few days to get excited about, like the fact that I anticipate a solid percentage of disagreeable people being away at Gov Ball! If you’re going, “But I’M going to Gov Ball, Megan!” Then 1. why are you even reading this?! YOU HAVE PLANS ALREADY! and 2. maybe YOU’RE not disagreeable, but there is a certain kind of person that festivals of this nature tend to attract, and if you don’t know who I’m talking about, I am sure …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (5.11.2017-5.14.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Hello and welcome to ye olde weekend! Do you guys hate how much I say “ye olde” all the time? (I don’t really care either way and plan to continue using it regardless, but was just curious.) Anyway, lots happening the next couple of days! I’m going to be out of town for my niece’s Peppa Pig birthday (why does Peppa Pig look like that, ps?) so I can’t go to any of this stuff, but YOU should totally live your best life and get to as much as possible. With regards to our GIF theme du semaine, I’ll be …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (4.20.2017-4.23.2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Oh hey wow! Welcome to the weekend! This is my first weekend back in Brooklyn after TWO FULL WEEKS and I am very beyond excited to do nothing except sit on my couch watching soccer. Except that is a lie, because I will be leaving to go to 1. the Brooklyn Flying Tiger grand opening because FLYING TIGER IS THE GREATEST STORE EVER and I would like to try my luck at winning free tickets to Copenhagen, and 2. my Dungeons & Dragons club (I am a halfling rogue named Milo Thorngage, ps…) followed by seeing Lydia Ainsworth play Baby’s …

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The Hit List: Things To Do Tonight In NYC (4.18.2017)

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WELCOME TO TAX DAY! If you’re like me, you’re going to need a STIFF DRINK and/or at the very LEAST a strong morale booster, so here’s where to find some (if not all) of that INCLUDING a cheap screening of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly:

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (3/16/2017-3/19/2017)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Wow, what an emotional roller coaster of weather it’s been! Spring, what a tricky time amirite?! This whole week has felt like a gigantic slushy weekend, but now it is FOR REAL and we can unwind with TONS AND TONS OF THINGS (provided you don’t feel as strong a need as I do to avoid any/all St. Patrick’s Day celebrations), whether that’s all of the meatballs at Brooklyn Bowl, a burlesque show ft. all redheads in honor of Ireland or whatever, a screening of Thelma + Louise (!!! THE FEEL GOOD MOVIE ABOUT DRIVING INTO THE GRAND CANYON BECAUSE MEN …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (9/8/2016-9/11/2016)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Listen, I’m never not going to exploit an opportunity to use Anna Wintour GIFs, and I’m never not going to let you forget it. And so it’s without further adieu that I tell you what you may already know, aka that we have found ourselves yet again at the inevitable biannual event: HASHTAG NYFW. So put on something more uncomfortable, and get ready to navigate the next four days, yeah? BUT FIRST, here’s some valuable stuff you may have missed on BYT the last week …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (2/2/2017-2/5/2016)

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Welcome to the meathead-iest weekend of ’em all, aka SUPER BOWL-BOWL-BOWL-BOWL FIFTY-ONE-ONE-ONE-ONE. (That was me internet-echoing, could you tell? I bet you could. Also I am not positive if “fifty-one-one-one-one” is accurate but I am too tired to fact check.) In case you couldn’t already tell, I don’t really give a fuck about any of that in the slightest, although I will likely still get drunk and pretend I know what a tight end does. (Don’t worry, I’ve provided you with several viewing options if you for some reason have no friends to invite you over.) Anyway, I’m more concerned …

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Your Best February

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

Here are some books to read, films to see, and more culturally relevant recommendations to enjoy while you’re not protesting for basic human rights.

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10 Cookbooks That Celebrate the Countries Targeted by Trump’s Travel Ban

Source: Grub Street NY

This weekend, in response to President Trump’s highly problematic travel ban, San Francisco’s beloved food-focused bookshop, Omnivore Books, tweeted the above photo of its window display to rousing applause. As you cook and search for comfort during this stressful time, it’s an opportunity to …

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NYC Best Weekend Bets (1/26/2016-1/29/2016)

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Source: Brightest Young Things NYC

*UPDATE* – I was in the middle of writing this when I found out that Mary Tyler Moore had died, so what had initially been a semi-optimistic-all-things-considered intro seems like a farse considering I have relocated to the shallow grave I just dug for myself, where I will be watching the Mary Tyler Moore Show theme song on repeat all weekend long and refusing to accept that I live on this planet any longer. Also, Mary Tyler Moore is our GIF theme now, so get goddamn used to it! Here is what I originally said: WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND! And goddamn …

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