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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

Booksmart
Photo: Francois Duhamel

Booksmart

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Comedy

Sheltered high-school besties expand their horizons in a confidently weird comedy

Photo: Courtesy of Pixar

Toy Story 4

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Animation

Courtesy of a piece of cutlery, Pixar extends its trilogy to another emotional chapter

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Photo: Nicola Dove

The Souvenir

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Writer-director Joanna Hogg dredges up bad romance in this ravishing reminiscence

Hail Satan?

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Documentary

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

High Life

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Science fiction

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

Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures

Shazam!

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Action and adventure

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

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Photo: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle

Gloria Bell

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

Julianne Moore delivers a signature performance as a rumpled romantic survivor

Dogman

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Drama

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

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Apollo 11

5 out of 5 stars
Movies Documentary

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

Climax

4 out of 5 stars
Movies Horror

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

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