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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Sleater-Kinney + Lizzo

Critics' pick

A mysteriously unmarked 7" (containing a heretofore unknown song) in Sleater-Kinney's 2014 career-spanning box set was all it took to get the blogosphere buzzing with reunion rumors, and days later, it was official—the band's back. 

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Terminal 5 Friday February 27 2015
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An Amateur Adult Dance Competition Comedy Show

Critics' pick

Okay, so you didn't get to take that dance class you wanted as a child. Well, this monthly comedy show hosted by Dara Katz and Betsy Kennery proves you don't have to give up your dream. 

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Treehouse Theater Until 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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Creek Cave Live

Critics' pick

Peggy O'Leary hosts this touring show featuring the Creek and the Cave's favorite alternative stand-ups in NYC.

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The Creek and the Cave Until Tuesday March 31 2015 Free
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CineKink NYC

See the steamier side of New York at the 12th annual CineKink festival, celebrating sexuality and kink in television and film. The gala kicks off at Taj Lounge with raffles and prizes, followed by naughty movie screenings throughout the week, including a special film tribute to Club 90, the first porn-star support group. Be sure to attend the last day held at Bowery Bliss, which includes a DIY porn workshop, a free toast to the filmmakers and a late-night sexy rave. Go to cinekink.com for more information.

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Taj Saturday February 28 2015 - Sunday March 1 2015
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Natasha Leggero

Critics' pick

Wearing evening gloves and casting seductive glances, this stand-up projects an air of Audrey Hepburn or Jackie O; her act, however, quickly punctures that veneer. 

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Carolines on Broadway Until Sunday March 1 2015
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"Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic"

Critics' pick

Wiley has made his name as a painter by limning portraits of African-Americans (some recruited by the artist from off the streets) in a grandiloquent style worthy of the Old Masters. While his approach is ostensibly meant to undermine the artistic biases of Eurocentric culture and white privilege, this 14-year survey of his career demonstrates that the real pleasures of his baroque style lie in his evident technical skills and in his frequent use of richly patterned backgrounds meant to recall opulent wallpaper or tapestries.

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Brooklyn Museum Until Sunday May 24 2015
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Discosynthesis

The New York City hustle is real, guys. It only makes it more clear that we all need a little more boogie wonderland in our lives—and what better way to make that happen than a disco party?

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Union Hall Saturday February 28 2015 - Saturday December 26 2015 Free
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NYC Beer Week 2015

Bottoms up with the Brooklyn Brewery, Eataly Birreria and other brew maestros at this seventh annual celebration of all things beer. 

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Various locations Until Monday March 2 2015
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Frigid New York Festival 2015

Horse Trade chills out with its ninth annual overheated orgy of fringe attractions at the Kraine and Under St. Marks. 

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Various locations Until Sunday March 8 2015
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Queen and Country

A direct sequel to 1987’s Hope and Glory—and the best thing that John Boorman has made since—Queen and Country begins where that film leaves off, continuing the director’s autobiographical account of his relationship with war and the collateral effect it has on the people at its periphery. 

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Wild Tales

Comedy seldom travels well from one culture to another, but to judge from the first episode of this engaging if uneven satire highlighting humanity's more basic instincts, it's clear that young Argentine writer-director Damián Szifron has a knack for latching on to ideas with a humorous dimension that's pretty universal.

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Mommy

Prodigy Xavier Dolan, the pride of Montreal, delivers his best film yet, a wrenching and intense look at the limits of motherly love.

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Timbuktu

Abderrahmane Sissako is today's leading director from Africa. His latest, a small-town terrorism thriller, impressed Oscar insiders so mightily they've short-listed it for this year's Best Foreign Language Film.

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Girlhood

Empowerment, a wardrobe rethink and a working knowledge of Rihanna come in handy when a lonely French 16-year-old drops out of high school to join a rambunctious girl gang.

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The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Every stoner's favorite sea creature gets the big-screen treatment in this delightfully surreal feature, in which SpongeBob and his friends wash ashore and confront an evil pirate played by Antonio Banderas

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Blackhat

Michael Mann is back, and he's very sorry for Public Enemies. This gloriously silly technothriller about a hunky hacker (Chris Hemsworth) is Mann's most enjoyable movie since Heat.

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The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland repurposes his love of seedy giallo films for this cheeky story of S&M romance. It's classier than you think, deeper than you realize and just as sensual as you hope.

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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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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!!!!