Nightlife in Avondale

Wild Western Festival for One, Two, or Four at Sahuaro Ranch Park on October 24–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Western Festival

Sahuaro Ranch Park

$10 $7

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Live music, pie-eating contests, Steampunk costume contests, stunt shows, and pony rides whisk families back to the 1880s

Club Night on Friday or Saturday for Two at El Parral (Half Off)

El Parral

Glendale

$20 $10

Dance club complete with table and bottle service, a full bar, and live music gets folks moving

Three-Course Dinner and Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four at Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater (Up to 41% Off)

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater

Phoenix

$84 $52

Comedy, cabaret, and live dinner theater in haunted Transylvanian mansion or Hollywood Golden Age set; three-course dinner accompanies show

Red Rocks Music Festival at Arizona Opera Center and Sedona Creative Life Center, August 28–31 (Up to 32% Off)

"An Evening In Paris" or "An Afternoon In Paris" or "The Magnificent Blend Of Voice & Strings"

Multiple Locations

$28 $19

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Three concerts of classical standards featuring lauded performers

$22 for $44 Worth of Pizzas, Tapas, and Drinks at Centurion

Centurion

Downtown Phoenix

$44 $22

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Appetizers such as baked brie with raspberry jam or stuffed mushrooms wrapped in proscuitto along with pours of craft beer or wine

One-Day Entry for Two or Four or VIP Weekend Entry for Two at Phoenix FearCon (Up to 46% Off)

Phoenix FearCon

Fear Farm

$70 $45

Horror fans unite at a convention featuring special-effects demonstrations, film screenings, and panels with actors from The Walking Dead

$13 for $26 Worth of Small Plates and Drinks at twenty6 lounge

twenty6 lounge

Desert Ridge

$26 $13

Small plates such as cured meats plate with ham, coppa, borsellino salami, mole salami, chipotle bacon jam plus beer, wine, and cocktails

Theatrical and Dance Performances for Two in Grand Canyon University's 2014–2015 Season (Up to 50% Off)

Grand Canyon University

Ethington Theatre

$20 $10

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The theater and dance departments perform classic and contemporary musicals, mystery thrillers, and seasonal concerts

Comedy Show for Two, Four, or Eight at Chaos Comedy Improv at the Dearing Acting Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Chaos Comedy Improv

Dearing Acting Studio

$24 $15

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Family-friendly comedy troupe showcases improvisational talent in weekly, unscripted shows

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

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

Up to 50% Off Beer & Wine — Apollo's Lounge

Apollo's Lounge

Alhambra

$10 $5

Affable bartenders suffuse chilled glasses with made-to-order mixed drinks in congenial neighborhood gay bar with free WiFi.

Karaoke and Snacks Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at August Karaoke Box (Up to 67% Off)

August Karaoke Box

Tempe

$15 $5

In private rooms or a public hall, groups sing along to more than 130,000 songs, nibble snacks, and sip drinks

$29 for a Beer Class with Food and Tastings for Two at Boulders on Broadway ($50 Value)

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$50 $29

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On third Monday and Wednesday of each month, bar with dedicated three-figure beer list teaches how to pair brews with food

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with One Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 47% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

$9.50 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on August 2–September 20 (Up to33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre Presents: "A Ghostly Crime", "Deadly Housewives", or "Get A Clue.. Or Die!"

Multiple Locations

$97.47 $65

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

Standup Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

$35 $17

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

Scotch Flight and Hors d'Oeuvres for Two or Four at The Scotch Library (Up to 46% Off)

The Scotch Library

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$90 $49

Expert scotch ambassador walks guests through samples of single malts and blends, which are complemented by delectable food pairings

Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

$32.99 $15

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

Pizza and Beer for Two or Four at Rosati's Pizza (Up to 49% Off)

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

$29.05 $15

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Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies paired with draft and bottled beers

$12 for a Friday- or Saturday-Night Comedy Show for Two at The Speakeasy Comedy Club (Up to $24 Value)

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

$24 $12

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

Wine Flights with Meat and Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Wine Warehouse (Up to 58% Off)

Wine Warehouse

Scottsdale

$40 $17

Enjoy a flight of wine & platter of artisanal meats and cheeses in space that at times resembles a warehouse, retail shop, and social club

$15 for $30 Worth of Hookah, Food, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Hoookahmania

HoookahMania

North Scottsdale

$30 $15

Groups share hookahs in flavors like chocolate and apple while sipping fruit smoothies or Arabic teas; live entertainment on select nights

$19.99 for Martinis & Manicures for Two at EVO ($30 Value)

EVO

Downtown Scottsdale

$30 $19.99

Guests sip on martinis or signature cocktails while receiving manicures at weekly event

Wine Flight with Cheese & Pairings Plates for Two or Four at Vintner’s Circle (Up to 56% Off)

Vintner's Circle

Urban Winery Scottsdale

$35.98 $18

Each guest samples six 2-ounce glasses of wine, complemented by cheese and pairings

Stand Up Arizona at Arizona Event Center on Saturday, September 6, at 2 p.m. (Up to 72% Off)

Stand Up Arizona

Arizona Event Center

$42.42 $15

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The leaders of The Streets Don't Love You Back movement head a conference that also features Snoop Dogg's mother and a reformed drug kingpin

$22 for Two Groupons, Each good for $20 Worth of Pub Fare and Beer at The Brass Tap ($40 Total Value)

The Brass Tap

Mesa Riverview

$20 $11

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Browse selection of more than 300 craft beers to sip on with flatbreads, panini, and handcrafted pizzas built on a tasty pretzel crust

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Mesa

$161.60 $85

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After shocking murder, guests and actors collect clues to expose killer while dining on meatloaf, chicken, or pasta

$15 for $30 Worth of Casual Gourmet Cuisine and Wines at Cellar 13

Cellar 13 Fine Wine Bar

Carefree Arizona

$30 $15

13 white and 13 red wines by the glass or bottle; the menu includes tomato-basil flatbread, hearts of romaine salad, and grilled cheese

Two or Four Show-Only Tickets at The Black Mustache (Up to 55% Off)

The Black Mustache

The Black Mustache Old-Fashioned Melodrama Co.

$32 $15

This vaudeville-style theater encourages audience participation during its side-splitting slapstick plays

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In their youth, Paul Fratella and Anthony Guerriero met as coworkers at a restaurant. They discussed their hopes of someday opening an eatery of their own. But as time went on, they drifted apart in life. Fratella continued along in the restaurant business, working at locations in Utah, Indiana, and Florida. Guerriero went on to work in refrigeration, and eventually traveled to Spain to study international business. And then, nearly two decades after their first pipe-dream discussions, they reconnected. With Guerriero’s business savvy and Fratella’s experience opening restaurants, the two finally had the blueprint that would breathe life into Caballero Grill.

Southwestern flavors give an edge to the eatery's American grill fare. Chefs cook steaks, burgers, and chicken breasts on a kettle grill fueled with pecan wood, which imbues each dish with a unique smoky flavor. A ceviche bar allows diners to customize their own selection of marinated fresh fish, and Sunday brunch sets out popular entrées alongside a seafood bar rich with shrimp and mussels. And though Fratella and Guerriero carefully curate their entire menu, one dish in particular holds a special place in the owners’ hearts, according to AZCentral.com. Manny’s empanadas, named for their late friend Manuel De Jesus Cabrera, commemorate their lost comrade with a recipe given to them by Manuel’s mother.

1800 N Litchfield Rd
Goodyear,
AZ
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Ground Control’s cuisine reflects the cosmopolitan lifestyle of its owner, Sean, who offsets his nightly bartending with daily travels as a professional pilot. He and his wife, Tara, have also lived abroad, a sojourn that developed their taste for European dining. Now settled in Arizona, executive chef Chris Ibarra still satisfies their cravings—and those of their patrons—with scoops of house-made gelato atop stuffed crepes, short ribs braised in Guinness, and custom wood-fired pizzas crowned in ingredients such as roma tomatoes, duck, and gouda. Open for three meals a day, the eatery also anoints glasses with exotic ingredients by serving rich espresso drinks, creative cocktails, and sippy cups of water from the Fountain of Youth. Live music fills the space every Friday from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

4860 N Litchfield Rd
Litchfield Park,
AZ
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After an elaborate mani-pedi at Crystal's Corner Salon, there's a good chance fingers and toes will leave twinkling. That's because Crystal excels at glitter nail art and often incorporates the shimmery stuff into her intricate designs—some of which draw inspiration from nature to mimic animal prints or iridescent seashells. In addition to painting her tiny, shiny tableaus, she also coats nails in chip-resistant shellac and can protect natural nails beneath acrylic or gel overlays.

5710 W Bell Rd.
Glendale,
AZ
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Though it may have "saloon" in its name, this Western-themed eatery is appropriate for all ages. The restaurant area is often filled with families dining on burgers, half-pound BLTs, and fresh smoked brisket, while a separate bar area is set aside for more adult pastimes, such as sipping beers and cocktails, listening to local bands, or jumbling up Scrabble tiles to invent new words. Chefs grill up 8 oz. filet steaks topped with garlic butter or Blue Moon-battered cod filets for diners, who cheer on the sports teams playing on the TVs scattered throughout the restaurant. They also serve up a wide range of appetizers, such as sweet corn fritters, beer battered onion rings, and Southern-style chili potato skins.

6751 North Sunset Boulevard
Glendale,
AZ
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Hearty, comforting diner-style meals are the foundation of SJ’s Sports Grill. Diners choose their satisfying meals from the restaurant’s menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner feasts with all the trimmings, such as a breakfast of buttermilk pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and home fries. At dinner, they can tuck into a 12-ounce rib-eye steak accompanied by a baked potato, veggies, salad, and dinner roll. Nearly every dish diners choose comes with expertly seasoned french fries or home fries for a well-rounded comfort food plate. To wash down rib-sticking burgers or pork chops at dinner, guests can sip draft beers, glasses of wine, or mixed drinks.

17035 North 67th Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
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McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, which now has locations from coast to coast, first opened its doors just a few blocks from Times Square in New York City in 1977. The founder, Steve McFadden, drew upon his Irish heritage when creating the menu and even incorporated his family's own shepherd’s pie recipe. Diners will also find international pub grub such as burgers, sandwiches, and hand-cut top sirloin to accompany the bar’s full selection of beers and cocktails. The atmosphere gets lively after dark here, as groups cheer on their favorite sports teams, shimmy to DJ-spun music, and perform round-off back-handsprings.

9425 W Coyotes Blvd
Glendale,
AZ
US