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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

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

Photo: Niko Tavernise/Netflix

The Irishman

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Martin Scorsese’s latest is strongest in its quieter passages, when self-reproach takes its toll

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Jojo Rabbit
Photo: Kimberley French/Fox Searchlight

Jojo Rabbit

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Comedy

A Nazi boy befriends a fantasy Führer in Taika Waititi's audacious WWII comedy

Photo: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Pain & Glory

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Pedro Almodóvar’s nostalgia-soaked memoir is a journey into an aging director’s soul

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joker
Niko Tavernise

Joker

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Action and adventure

Joaquin Phoenix is devastating as a monster-in-the-making in this incendiary tale of abuse

Jennifer Lopez stars in Hustlers
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Hustlers

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Jennifer Lopez does the best acting of her career as a stripper taking on Wall Street

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Photo: Francois Duhamel

Ad Astra

4 out of 5 stars
Movies

James Gray’s space odyssey marries heart, spectacle and a fine Brad Pitt performance

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It: Chapter Two
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It: Chapter Two

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Horror

A grown-up Losers’ Club does battle with its own hang-ups in a superior sequel

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