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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

Lean on Pete

4 out of 5 stars

It's a gentle, tender story of a young boy in trouble who finds comfort in an unwanted racehorse

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Love, Simon

4 out of 5 stars

Sensitive and sharp, it’s the high-school drama you wish had been around decades ago

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The Death of Stalin

5 out of 5 stars

Spreading out a feast of verbal backbiting, writer-director Armando Iannucci trades Veep’s Beltway barbs for Soviet power grabs

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Thoroughbreds

4 out of 5 stars

A film about extremely wealthy Connecticut teens with bad impulses, this comedy has a steely sheen

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Black Panther

4 out of 5 stars

Surprising at every turn, Marvel’s new spinoff throws shade at the white-bread business of blockbustering

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Annihilation

4 out of 5 stars

Natalie Portman squares off against an alien presence in a rare example of Hollywood sci-fi-horror thoughtfulness

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Loveless

4 out of 5 stars

A 12-year-old boy disappears in this unsettling and compelling Russian drama by Leviathan director Andrey Zvyagintsev

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Paddington 2

5 out of 5 stars

This bearish sequel will leave you with a heart so warmed, you could trek across the Antarctic in shorts.

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4 comments
Sam M

And We McDonald of season 11 The Voice in concert at the Highline Ballroom - How cool is that. 

alexis o

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

William F

You say kayak on the Hudson on Friday, but it says it's ONLY available on SATURDAYS in August!!!!!!  Please fix!!!!