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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

The Magnificent Seven

Occasional man-of-action Denzel Washington hits the prairie, along with his Training Day costar Ethan Hawke, for this rousing spin on an iconic Western.

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Queen of Katwe

Teenage cast members and 12 Years a Slave’s magnetic Lupita Nyong’o light up Mira Nair’s uplifting, sympathetic story of a Ugandan chess champion.

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Goat

How’s Nick Jonas as a brodacious frat-boy wannabe? This isn’t a comedy, so leave the younger fans at home, but the pop star goes impressively dark.

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Blair Witch

Did they really? How could they possibly reboot it? With a crafty director in The Guest’s Adam Wingard and much attention paid to scaring you silly, that’s how.

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Bridget Jones's Baby

Renée Zellweger is back in her signature role, still lovably awkward and—this time—surprisingly magnetic to the opposite sex.

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Demon

A wedding goes spectacularly awry when the groom becomes possessed by a jealous spirit in a Polish drama that’s a lot sadder and deeper than it sounds.

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Kubo and the Two Strings

A mature and gorgeous stop-motion–animated film about feudal Japan and a family’s mythical legacy? Summer should always be this smart.

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Kate Plays Christine

In this hypnotic doc-fiction hybrid, we follow actor Kate Lyn Sheil, who takes a deep plunge into the troubled life of ’70s Florida news reporter Christine Chubbuck.

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Morris from America

A widowed African-American dad and his 13-year-old kid carve out a life in Germany in this consistently fresh comedy

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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!!!!