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The three best things to do in New York today

By
Will Gleason
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1. Kick off Dixon Place’s 24th Annual Hot! Festival
The downtown celebration of queer culture is back for the 24th time this year with cutting-edge theatrical works, dance performances, live music and much more. Head to the LES theater for the opening night celebration tonight —hosted by Marga Gomez and MargOH! Channing—to get a taste of what’s ahead. Hot! Festival Opening Night Party at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, 7:30pm; Free

2. Watch Tangerine on a roof before it hits theaters
The incredibly affecting film, shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, follows a transgender prostitute looking for a pimp who broke her heart. See it on a Manhattan rooftop before it’s released in theaters on July 10, courtesy of Rooftop Films. Tangerine Screening at The Jay Walk at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 860 11th Ave, Doors open 7:15pm; $15

3. See Kevin Hart live at Madison Square Garden
Find out if one the country’s most popular comedians can hold the audience at one of New York’s largest venues at this one-night-only event. If you can’t get tix, you could also try to get into his show on July 11 at the Prudential Center. Kevin Hart What Now Tour at Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, 7pm & 10:30pm; $60-200

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