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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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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

Under the Silver Lake
Photograph: Courtesy A24
Movies, Thriller

Under the Silver Lake

David Robert Mitchell's inspired neo-noir joins the ranks of filmdom's lovably loopy L.A. stories

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Movies, Documentary

Hail Satan?

The documentary is possessed not by evil but by a clear eye, a cool head and a sense of humor

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Photo: Martin Valentin Menke
Movies, Science fiction

High Life

Robert Pattinson deepens his post-Twilight career in an arrestingly strange sci-fi film

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Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures
Movies, Action and adventure

Shazam!

Boldly—even proudly?—silly, a superhero movie weaponizes its own boyishness

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Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle
Movies, Drama

Gloria Bell

Julianne Moore delivers a signature performance as a rumpled romantic survivor

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Movies, Drama

Dogman

Italy's Matteo Garrone crafts an intimate parable of a downtrodden dog groomer

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Movies, Documentary

Apollo 11

A definitive documentary about the historic 1969 moon shot is the right stuff

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Movies, Horror

Climax

Gaspar Noé embarks on another boundary-pushing head trip—you’ll want to join him

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