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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Hamlet with Peter Sarsgaard

Critics' pick

Shakespeare’s dark classic returns with a star who’s done turns both on the Great White Way and the silver screen, Peter Sarsgaard. 

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Classic Stage Company Wednesday April 15 2015 - Saturday May 9 2015
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Affordable Art Fair

Critics' pick

For an $18 ticket, you can shop original paintings, drawings, photographs and sculptures from more than 50 galleries, priced at $100 to $10,000. 

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Metropolitan Pavillion Until Sunday March 29 2015
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Hot Rabbit

Critics' pick

This long-running weekly party draws a reliably cute mixed crowd to the basement of West Village dive the Monster. Widely varying DJs from NYC and beyond ensure that you'll never encounter the same scene twice.

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The Monster Friday April 3 2015 - Friday June 26 2015 Free
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The Heidi Chronicles

The Heidi Chronicles: Theater review by Adam Feldman There is much to be said for plays that speak directly to their historical moments, but what becomes of them when the present becomes the past? 

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Music Box Theatre Until Thursday December 31 2015
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Get Hard

When obscenely rich hedge-fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is convicted of fraud and sentenced to a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him one month to get his affairs in order. 

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Now Showing
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While We're Young

Maturity is a slippery staircase in the comedies of Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha). He delights in puffing up then deflating characters who aren’t quite ready to grow up. 

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"Dirty Little Drawings"

Critics' pick

At this exhibition and sale, Leslie-Lohman offers you the chance to deck your walls with erotic art created by members of its Drawing Studio. 

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Leslie-Lohman Annex Until Sunday March 29 2015 Free
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New York Spring Spectacular

Critics' pick

The Rockettes get a seasonal update at Radio City Music Hall, sans the camels you see at the holiday show.

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Radio City Music Hall Until Sunday May 3 2015
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Meredith Monk

Critics' pick

Composer Meredith Monk, an artist Björk has cited as a major influence, celebrates 50 years of artistic work in New York City with a Carnegie Hall residency. Her performances on Mar 22 and May 2 feature her own Vocal Ensemble as well as guests from the classic, jazz and DJ worlds to perform some of her most recent works as well as classics from the '80s and '90s that convey the mysterious vocal style she pioneered.

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Carnegie Hall, Perelman Stage Saturday May 2 2015
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It Follows

Imbued with the kind of idea that can turn a horror film into a sensation, David Robert Mitchell’s thriller sets a relentless camera on characters that have no idea what’s in pursuit.

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Man From Reno

A Japanese detective novelist escapes her latest book tour, hides in San Francisco and gets swept up in a murder mystery. A brilliant performance from Ayako Fujitani (Steven Seagal’s daughter) helps cement this as the best indie neo-noir since Brick.

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Amour Fou

The great Jessica Hausner (Lourdes) returns with this austere true story of the doomed 1810 romance between German writer Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel. Forget period whimsy; this melodrama will sting for months.

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White God

A Hungarian girl's loyal mutt is taken from her and transformed into a ferocious dogfighting champion. Eventually he escapes and leads a canine revolution that must be seen to be believed.

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While We're Young

Noah Baumbach's acerbic new comedy mines a hilarious generational clash from the unlikely friendship between a fortysomething documentarian (Ben Stiller) and his young hipster apprentice (Adam Driver).

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Jauja

Viggo Mortensen’s star-making Lord of the Rings role has empowered him to do all sorts of strangeness, like this hypnotic Lisandro Alonso oddity about a Danish engineer who loses his daughter in 19th-century Patagonia

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Grey Gardens

Among the strangest real-life family dramas ever captured, a classic dysfunction doc is back onscreen

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Seymour: An Introduction

Hawke’s first documentary is a gentle and loving tribute to a man so anachronistically convinced that talent is its own reward that the film might soon serve as our only proof that people like him ever existed

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It Follows

The camera is relentless in this killer thriller
that rewrites the rules

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Now Showing

Amour Fou

The great Jessica Hausner (Lourdes) returns with this austere true story of the doomed 1810 romance between German writer Heinrich von Kleist and Henriette Vogel

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Eating out?

The 50 best brunch places in NYC

A weekend in New York just isn’t complete without brunch. See our picks for a late breakfast on the weekend.

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By: Tazi Phillips

Grab a drink

The 50 best New York bars

Whether you favor craft brews or serious cocktails; a beer-and-shot special or a transporting glass of wine, NYC has a game-changing bar to slake your thirst

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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!!!!