Things to do in New York this Friday

It’s time to punch out, wind down and start your weekend off right with the best things to do in New York this Friday
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By Time Out New York editors and Jennifer Picht
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Don’t blow your weekend by spending Friday night on the couch—there are too many incredible things to do in New York this Friday. Whether you want to rage at one of the best parties in NYC or if you’re interested in checking out free comedy shows, you have unlimited options. That’s why we decided to make the planning process easier for you by selecting the very best events that are guaranteed to show you a good time. Forget road trips, the best way to spend your Friday night is right here in NYC.

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Movies to see this Friday

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Movies, Drama

Vice

Utterly transformed via a small phalanx of makeup artists, Christian Bale anchors Adam McKay's biopic of Dick Cheney

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Movies, Drama

On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones stars in this impressively brainy dramatization of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to legal prominence

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Movies, Drama

Cold War

Pawel Pawlikowski’s epic love story is an achingly romantic and melancholic joy

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Suspiria
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Movies, Horror

Suspiria

Luca Guadagnino's creative and creepy spin on the horror classic finds moves of its own

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Movies, Thriller

Burning

Unfolding with grace and precision, Lee Chang-dong’s slowburn Korean mystery is beautifully executed

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Movies, Documentary

Shirkers

Sandi Tan reckons with the indie film she almost made as a teen—and the man who stole it

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