Things to do in New York this Friday

It's time to punch out, wind down and start your weekend. Here's our pick of the best places to sate that Friday feeling.

Brooklyn Bowl
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"Pheromone Hotbox"

A group of female artists (Amanda Charchian, Aneta Bartos, Shae Detar, Olivia Locher and Marianna Rothen) challenge the concept of post-feminist ideologies by each presenting 10 of their most recent photographs that portray womanhood. 

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Steven Kasher Gallery Until Saturday February 28 2015
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Round-Up

Critics' pick

BAM Next Wave Festival. Sufjan Stevens adds to his body of conceptual works with this evocation of the rodeo. Some slo-mo footage shot at Oregon's Pendleton Round-Up helps set the scene, though the main attraction should be Stevens's score, which he'll perform along with members of the piano-plus-percussion group Yarn/Wire.

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BAM Harvey Theater Until Sun Jan 25
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Let the Right One In

Kids do the bloodiest things in this sensitive tale of teenage vampire romance, adapted by Jack Thorne for John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel (and screenplay for the acclaimed 2008 Swedish film version). John Tiffany directs for the visiting National Theatre of Scotland, with movement by the now-ubiquitous Steven Hoggett.

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St. Ann's Warehouse Until Sunday February 15 2015
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The Kings of Karaoke

This serenader’s heaven boasts an impressive song selection, with 13 years’ worth of tunes from previous Kings performers. So gargle some saltwater and get that voice ready to belt along to your favorite hit, or just grab a PBR and cheer on a friend!

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Union Hall Until Friday December 25 2015 Free
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Mortdecai

Charismatic British aristocrat and part-time shady art dealer Charlie Mortdecai (Johnny Depp) suffers from a constant lack of funds to support his lush lifestyle, so when Alistair Maitland (Ewan McGregor), a college friend and officer in MI5, asks him to find a stolen Goya painting, he accepts. 

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Now Showing
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Trevor Noah

Critics' pick

The South African comedian has left audiences in stitches with jokes about politics, race and class. If earlier shows are any indication of what's in store for his run at Gotham, expect Noah to push the envelope just far enough.

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Gotham Comedy Club Until Sun Jan 25
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"Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India"

Critics' pick

Twenty works spanning 30 years have been collected here to explore the impact of Indian art and culture on the career of the veteran Italian Neo-Expressionist.

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The Rubin Museum of Art Until Monday February 2 2015
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"Francesco Clemente: Inspired by India"

Critics' pick

Twenty works spanning 30 years have been collected here to explore the impact of Indian art and culture on the career of the veteran Italian Neo-Expressionist.

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The Rubin Museum of Art Until Monday February 2 2015

Beloved Sisters

Critics' pick

The kind of finely etched family drama that fans of Downton Abbey will flip for, Dominik Graf’s gripping German saga turns an 18th-century ménage à trois into a psychological feast.

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Farewell, Herr Schwarz

Critics' pick

Decades after her family was torn apart by the Holocaust, documentary director Yael Reuveny dives into the past in a quest for historical certainty.

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The Interview

Critics' pick

A compelling and genuinely radical feature, Seth Rogen's comedy fashions The Great Dictator and Inglourious Basterds into a cross joint and then lights it from both ends.

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Selma

Critics' pick

Ava DuVernay’s masterfully controlled portrait of the fight for civil rights would be a landmark even without the timeliness of its story or the urgency of its unassailable values.

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Two Days, One Night

Critics' pick

A star like Marion Cotillard might seem like an odd fit for the Dardenne brothers’ brand of social realism, but this story of a woman campaigning to keep her job is as honest as it gets.

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American Sniper

Critics' pick

Clint Eastwood offers his complex take on American exceptionalism in this biopic about the deadliest sniper in Army history. A jacked Bradley Cooper hits the bull’s-eye in the title role.

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A Most Violent Year

Critics' pick

Oscar Isaac does his best Michael Corleone in J.C. Chandor’s tense, wintry drama about competing businessmen in 1981 NYC. Jessica Chastain’s fiery turn brings the heat.

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Leviathan

Critics' pick

A vodka-soaked middle finger to Putin, Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest Russian drama is a whale of a movie—grotesque and a little bloated but impossible to ignore.

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Eating out?

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By: Tazi Phillips

Grab a drink

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William F
William F

You say kayak on the Hudson on Friday, but it says it's ONLY available on SATURDAYS in August!!!!!!  Please fix!!!!