I'm also keeping relatively abreast of current politics after getting so engrossed from the last election.
Movies: Hot Fuzz, Kung Fu Hustle, Les Miserables, Scott Pilgrim
TV: Mostly superhero shows, animated series or British TV.
Music: Generally indie or geek rock
Food: I'll eat just about anything, but my favorites include cold smoked salmon, lechon (filipino roasted pork), tripe, horchata (alcohol is a food, right?)
Try to flex your mind with an escape room or relax it with a musuem
Go to a restaurant with foreign food and try something strange and (hopefully) delicious
Just chat about the superheroes, science fiction, actual science, or the general state of the world over hard drinks or a bowl