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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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Dance Concert and Powwow

Critics' pick

The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, celebrating their 51st anniversary this year, perform traditional songs and dances and tell stories inspired by Native American cultures across the continent.

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Theater for the New City Friday January 30 2015 - Sunday February 8 2015
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Winter Carnival at Bryant Park

Winter is here and it ain’t leaving anytime soon. Enjoy it with the inaugural Winter Carnival at Bryant Park, where you can take free curling lessons, taste soothing hot chocolate and enjoy some of the best seasonal ales at the Outdoor Winter Brew House. See short plays by the Drilling Company on Fri 30 at 5pm, and come back on Sat 31 at 7pm for the Silent Disco.

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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Friday January 30 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015 Free
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Outsider Art Fair 2015

Critics' pick

If your tastes in art range from folky and visionary to surreal and paranoid, head over to the annual fair devoted to self-taught artists, where you'll find all of that and more.

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Center 548 Thursday January 29 2015 - Sunday February 1 2015
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Indie Slash: A Synth-Pop Dance Party

Critics' pick

Resident DJs Danny White and Rok One traverse the wide world of synthisized pop music and vocal electronic dance from the past three decades, including new wave, Italo, electro, industrial and nu-disco.

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Tandem Friday January 30 2015 Free
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Sugarcube

The winter pop-up art venue has free live music, film screenings, dance parties and craft workshops all month. 

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South Street Seaport Thursday January 29 2015 - Sunday February 1 2015 Free
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Nutcracker Rouge

Critics' pick

[Note: The review below is from a previous run of Nutcracker Rouge. The revived production is at XIV, Company XIV's new home in the East Village, and the current cast does not include Marisol Cabrera and Jeff Takacs.) 

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XIV Tuesday January 27 2015 - Saturday January 31 2015
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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 Tuesday January 27 2015 - Saturday February 28 2015
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Juan Muñoz

Critics' pick

Muñoz (1953–2001) was a self-professed storyteller, and indeed, the Spanish artist's monochromatic, figurative sculptures do contain narrative elements, even if they are inconclusive.

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Marian Goodman Gallery Until Saturday January 31 2015 Free

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

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!!!!