Nightlife in Acton

The Dinner Detective Murder-Mystery Dinner with Commemorative Mug at Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill (Up to 40% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas at Great Scott (Up to 55% Off)

Anderson Comedy Presents The Gas

Great Scott

$10 $5

Friday-night comedy shows host standup by local comedians

Tango Lovers Company Show at Berklee Performance Center on Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

Berklee Performance Center

$49 $34

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

$33 for the Boston Beerathon for Two on Saturday, September 6 ($65.28 Value)

Boston Beerathon

Multiple Locations

$65.28 $33

Beerathon event with 26 featured stops includes live entertainment

Comic Hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. at Wilbur Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Frank Santos Jr.

Wilbur Theatre

$31 $15.50

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Comic hypnotist Frank Santos Jr. gives participants funny and racy suggestions during an R-rated hypnotism shows

"Bye Bye Liver" for Two at Hennessy's on August 1–September 26 (Up to Half Off)

"Bye Bye Liver"

Hennessy's

$40 $20

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A troupe performs an interactive comedy show inspired by drinking, barhopping, and male-female relations

Standup Show for Two at Nick's Comedy Stop Through December 6 (Up to 52% Off)

Nick's Comedy Stop

Nick's Comedy Stop

$45.70 $22

The intimate 30-year-old venue hosts both emerging and established comedians

Standup Comedy at Dick Doherty's Comedy Den (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Comedy Den

$46 $22

Top national and local standup comedians stir up big laughs

Cider House Tour for Two or Four at Downeast Cider House (Up to 50% Off)

Downeast Cider House

Boston

$14 $7

Guests sip refreshing, freshly brewed, farm style ciders during tours, and leave with 64oz souvenir growler

SUV Airport Service from Target Limo Services (Up to 63% Off). Four Options Available.

Target Limo Services

Redeem from Home

$160 $89

Professional drivers chauffeur customers to and from the airport in a fleet of brand-new GMC Denali SUVs

Show at Medieval Manor Theatre Restaurant Through September 27 (Up to 51% Off)

Medieval Manor

Medieval Manor

$43 $21

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A King, a Minstrel, a Jester, an Oaf, and Wenches trade adult quips, sing songs, and interact with the dining audience

Standup for Two at Laugh Boston Through September 7 (Up to 55% Off)

Laugh Boston

Laugh Boston

$56 $25

Comedy superstars, including Brian Posehn, Tommy Johnagin, and Andy Kindler, fill the summer schedule

Hookah at Electric Haze (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Electric Haze

Worcester

$30 $15

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

Mead Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Moonlight Meadery (Up to 57% Off)

Moonlight Meadery

Londonderry

$50 $25

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Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Quincy Center

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Select Local Merchants

Founded in 1924 as a vaudeville palace and movie house, The Strand Theatre harks back to the cinematic havens of yore with its homey auditorium space and vintage marquee. Groups enjoy recent releases and classic films while seated at tables, which grant unimpeded legroom and preclude fistfights over whose cup holder is whose. The tables are placed in a staggered and tiered arrangement that ensures every audience member has a clear sightline. The in-house restaurant shares a full-service menu of appetizers and entrees from the grill, as well as craft beer and wine, all of which can be enjoyed inside the theater.

58 High St
Clinton,
MA
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Part Mexican cantina, part Irish pub, and all cop, Garcia Brogan's blends disparate cultures in both its menu and its decor, which features murals and folk art from Mexico and Ireland. Whether guests want a glass of Irish whiskey or a fine tequila, Garcia Brogan's bartenders keep the drinks flowing, pouring a river of alcohol in which tacos and shepherd's pie bob appetizingly. The restaurant hosts pub trivia nights and live Irish music on the weekends.

131 Middlesex St.
Lowell,
MA
US

Inside Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship’s training facility, students of all ages work in groups with instructors to learn the fine techniques involved in Japanese swordsmanship and foil fencing. The Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship instructors also lead classes in stage combat, teaching techniques used by stage and film actors during fight sequences. Once students are comfortable controlling foam practice swords with their minds, they can join the Guard Up! Family Swordsmanship crew on interactive play adventures, such as the Wizards & Warriors summer camp. The live-action role-play events integrate medieval themes with lessons in historical weapons and self-confidence.

103 Terrace Hall Ave
Burlington,
MA
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Aaron Mateychuk, head brewer at Watch City Brewing Company, makes playful twists to time-tested beer styles, earning his pub accolades and press mentions including a three-year streak of awards at the Great International Beer Festival. The stolid Titan ale is a balanced American brown ale, and the vivid Hops Explosion IPA employs a backbone of malt to keep a covey of hops in check. A posse of seasonal beers allows the brewer to keep experimenting by crafting citrusy summer ales to match cascades of sunshine and autumnal pumpkin brews the deep red-brown of changing leaves. Mateychuk also tracks down various strains of European yeast to create limited-run series, which in the past have included abbey-style Belgian beers and German-style lagers.

Inside the bright brewpub, servers carry upscale pub fare to a wall of wooden booths and benches exactly like those used in professional sitting competitions. Surrounded by vintage beer posters and paintings, patrons dine on pulled-pork tacos, housemade crab cakes, and reubens on pretzel rolls. The kitchen integrates beer into dishes such as the IPA-infused lamb burger and a deep-fried burger wrapped in beer batter and topped with chipotle-lime mayo.

256 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

Eight ball in the corner pocket. A pool player announcing this at The Wave Sports Pub could be talking about any of the 124 corner pockets on the bar's 31 Brunswick Gold Crown tables. These share space in the pub with ping-pong tables, dartboards, and large, flat-screen HD televisions that broadcast sports ranging from football and college basketball to races between dads to find the TV clickers buried in their couches.

Games can be scored to the dulcet tones of local bands performing, music from a digital satellite jukebox. During karaoke every Thursday–Saturday, guests belt tunes from more than 10,000 songs that are updated every month. In the middle of all that entertainment, bartenders supply beer by the bottle and tap while the culinary team crafts classic pub food such as fried-shrimp baskets, Angus beef sliders, and mozzarella sticks.

411 Waverley Oaks Rd
Waltham,
MA
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Influenced by dance trends from Europe to Latin America, the staff at SuperShag Dance Studios splits its time between three Boston-area spaces filled with dancing poles, yoga mats, and custom sound systems. Founder Chris Johnston—who won several amateur Latin dance championships as a kid in Ireland and was named a World Class adjudicator by the National Dance Council of America—carefully amassed his talented troupe of teachers from dance schools around the world and from Fred Astaire’s botched attempts to clone himself. During private and group lessons, they spice up Latin-, ballroom-, and pole-dance numbers with an urban twist heavily influenced by British Dancesport, and ready students for competitions.

406 Moody St
Waltham,
MA
US

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