But throwing back a couple of vodka sodas at the same three bars you always frequent can get a little, well, stale. And while no doubt your amazing crew can make just about anywhere feel like an Insta-worthy party, it's probably time to change things up once your go-to bartender has got your entire group's drink order memorized. So what's a gal to do when she wants to reinvent GNO? The answer: a hell of a lot! Have a friend who is way into tarot? Get your act together and go to a psychic reading. In the mood to use your hands? Sign up for one of those BYOB painting classes.
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On Saturday night, people get together, go dancing, bowling, drinking, out to dinner, get drunk, get killed, kill other people, go out on dates, visit friends, go to parties, listen to music, sleep, gamble, watch television, go cruising, and sometimes fall in love - just as they do every other night of the week. But on Saturday night they do all these things more often and with more passion and intent. Even having nothing to do on Saturday night is different from having nothing to do on, say, Thursday afternoon, and being alone on Saturday night is different from being alone on any other night of the week. For most people Saturday is the one night that neither follows nor precedes work, when they expect to have a nice time, when they want to be with their friends and lovers and not with their bosses, employees, teachers, landlords, or relatives - unless those categories happen to include friends or lovers. Saturday night is when you want to do what you want to do and not what you have to do. In the extreme, this leads to what I think of as the Fun Imperative: the sensation that a Saturday night not devoted to having a good time is a major human failure and evidence of a possible character flaw. The particularly acute loneliness you can feel only on Saturday night is the Fun Imperative unrequited.
To ensure that we all get the most out of the glorious gift that is the weekend, we compiled a comprehensive list of what to do on a Saturday night, no matter where you are or what mood you're in. In fact, we broke the list of things to do into three sections to make it even easier to plan: Things to do at night when you're feeling restless and energetic, low-key but social, and solitary and tired but still want things to do on a Saturday night. Even though going out with friends may seem like an obvious, repetitive Saturday night activity, it won't be if you go somewhere new or haven't been back to in some time. Consider picking a funky dive bar, live music venue, or a swanky speakeasy you've been wanting to try in a part of town you don't typically frequent. Whether that means logging onto a dating app to find a potential first date or going out with your long-term partner, make Saturday night a spontaneous one. Grab your significant other, pet, or a group of friends. It's a great way to get outside in a unique setting, and an expansive view can look even more beautiful at night. Don't forget the flashlight!