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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Celebrate Life: Dope Jams

Critics' pick

Paul Nickerson and Francis Englehardt—better known as Slow to Speak, the DJ duo behind legendary record store Dope Jams—make their now-monthly road trip from upstate's Oak Hill to their native home of Brooklyn for the second edition of their Good Room residency. 

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Good Room Until Sat Mar 28
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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 Until 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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Patti Smith and Jesse Smith

Critics' pick

Ah, New York, city of unique treats. Only in this metropolis of dreams and unfortunate smells can you take your kids to Diana Ross Playground, bring your date to see Woody Allen play jazz or get Reiki for your dog. 

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Le Poisson Rouge Friday March 27 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 Until 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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All Night Long with Adam X

Critics' pick

Gothamite-turned-Berliner techno OG Adam X and his multiple side projects—the experimental-industrial ADMX-71 and the deep-creeping Traversable Wormhole—have earned a spot as one of electronic music's unsung heroes since he helped open the Groove Records shop (later dubbed Sonic Groove).

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Cameo Until Sat Mar 28
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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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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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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!!!!