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Things to do in New York this Saturday

The best things to do in New York this Saturday include amazing shows and parties to keep you going all day and night

Things to do on Saturday
Photograph: Filip Wolak
By Time Out New York editors and David Goldberg
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It’s the weekend, you’re in the greatest city in the world, and its time to get wild—but what are the best things to do in NYC this Saturday exactly? We’ll tell you! Hit up some of the best New York attractions and events, and be sure to fit in a disco nap for our picks of the best parties in NYC. Strapped for cash? Fear not! We’ve picked out some of the city’s top free things to do so that you’re not broke by Sunday.

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Movies to see this Saturday

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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Movies, Drama

Cold War

Pawel Pawlikowski’s epic love story is an achingly romantic and melancholic joy

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Movies, Comedy

Green Book

Call this actors’ duet sentimental and simplistic at your own peril. Green Book may well move you, possibly to tears, at the thought of real social change and kindness (at a time when we need it badly). Something of a reverse Driving Miss Daisy, it charts a road trip into racism shared by two well-worn stereotypes, characters that, almost surprisingly, come from real life—a true tale that happened in 1962. “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (a pizza-chomping Viggo Mortensen) is a brutal NYC club bouncer prone to howyadoins. On the hunt for work, he gets an unlikely gig at the invitation of Don Shirley (cryptic Mahershala Ali, superb), a finicky black jazz pianist who requires a tough driver to escort him on a tour of the Deep South. Tony’s no bleeding heart, but for the right price, he’s willing to swallow his pride. The mouth, however, can’t be closed: Tony cuts loose with deliriously rude arias about Little Richard, fried chicken and the proper way to write a love letter, and both actors shade their roles with unexpected nuance and a generosity of spirit. They widen the already spacious Cadillac into a stage for some of the most relaxed banter of the year. If you recall the movies that Green Book’s director Peter Farrelly made with his brother Bobby (There’s Something About Mary, the Dumb and Dumber saga), you won’t be surprised by the crassness or the unexpected heart, both Farrelly trademarks. The new film creates a beautiful friction eased by conversation—somewhat calculated, yes, b

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Movies, Drama

Vice

Utterly transformed via a small phalanx of makeup artists, Christian Bale anchors Adam McKay's biopic of Dick Cheney

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Movies, Drama

On the Basis of Sex

Felicity Jones stars in this impressively brainy dramatization of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to legal prominence

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