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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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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

Jackie

Commandingly complex, Natalie Portman triumphs in a real-life story pitched at an unthinkable moment of national tragedy.

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The Eyes of My Mother

Dreamlike and terrifying, Nicolas Pesce's debut suggests a filmmaker who knows his horror classics intimately.

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Always Shine

Two actors spar for alpha status in Sophia Takal's provocative mystery—a twisty film with a swap up its sleeve.

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The Love Witch

Smoldering with retro ’60s style, Anna Biller’s sexploitation drama updates dusty Playboy-era gender politics with hard-core feminist defiance.

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Manchester by the Sea

Actor Casey Affleck joins the ranks of giants in a tremendously moving portrait of grief—nothing short of a new American classic from director Kenneth Lonergan.

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Elle

French icon Isabelle Huppert plays a video-game designer who refuses to become a victim after a home invader sexually assaults her. Paul Verhoeven’s latest thriller is cool, icky and unforgettable.

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Evolution

This French import is a mysterious coming-of-age story tinged by the poetic pull of a nightmare.

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Moana

Disney continues its winning streak with this big-hearted musical about a young woman fighting to protect her community.

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Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson is back with his most Mellish movie yet: a gory WWII battlefield drama marked by issues of faith and sacrifice. It’s perfectly suited to his often-overlooked directorial strengths.

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alexis o
alexis o

The lower east side festival of the arts does not have a show on Friday. It's on Saturday.

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!!!!