Nightlife in Bloomfield

StrangeDog Theatre Company – $10 for Sketch Comedy

Tierney's Tavern

$20 $10

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A cast of three comics blends sketch scenes with improv to portray characters such as the anchors of the Unprofessional News Network

Medieval Times – Up to 45% Off Dinner Show

Lyndhurst

$70.29 $39

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Medieval tournament sees ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Experiences

Clinton

$40 $19

Tasters sip samples of white, red, and dessert wines while learning the history of one of the oldest wineries in New Jersey

Up to 55% Off Bar Fare and Pitcher of Beer at Pub 46

Clifton

$32 $15

Classic bar food, such as potato skins and buffalo wings, served until midnight daily amid 30+ HDTVs showing the latest sports

Beyond Business LIVE! – Up to 48% Off

Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time through outsourcing

Summer Doo Wop Reunion – Up to 51% Off

IZOD Center

$40.35 $20

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The Belmonts, The Chantels, and other doo-wop legends pay tribute to beloved oldies promoter Richard Nader

Up to 50% Off Winemaking Class for One

Wallington

$300 $149

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American Wine Society–certified judges help participants crush, press, rack, and bottle their own wines during three hands-on sessions

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

Up to 55% Off Movie Packages

Hudson

$29 $13

Theater with stadium seating and digital sound; new releases

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Sanai's

$60 $29

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

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

"STOMP" – Up to 44% Off

Orpheum Theatre

$86.95 $49

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

"The Girls of Summer" – Up to 50% Off Play

Actors Temple Theatre

$70.50 $35

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A team of African-American women faces off against the white women's baseball league in this "what-if" take on sports history

Ajkun Ballet Theatre – Up to 43% Off "Revolution"

Manhattan Movement and Arts Center

$33.12 $19

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A world-premiere science-fiction ballet with choreography from Leonard Ajkun pits dancers against the forces of tyranny

"Cougar the Musical" – Up to 57% Off

St. Luke's Theatre

$80.50 $35

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Three older women look for love in this musical that combines cheeky songs with themes that touch on aging and respect

Up to 83% Off Choral Concert

Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center

$60.50 $10

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Four-movement choral piece tells the story of the biblical prophet Jeremiah with shades of gospel and jazz

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

Cre.Art Project – Up to 40% Off "Visuality 3"

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at Dimenna Center

$30 $18

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Innovative multimedia piece combines chamber music, visual displays, poetry, and dance into a mesmerizing whole

50% Off Sneak-Preview Film Screening

New York

$50 $25

Filmgoers catch a sneak peek of films before their wide release; past screenings have included "Melancholia" and "The Artist"

Chamber-Music Concert in a Welcoming, Informal Environment

Clinton

$15 $15

Cellist Luke Krafka leads a two-hour chamber music concert; guests are encouraged to ask questions before, after, and during intermission

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Night for Two or Four

Flatiron District

$79 $35

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

57% Off Music-and-Wine Tour for Two

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

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Pairs travel to Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, and blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

Up to 63% Off Drinks and Small Plates at Jbird

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Artisanal cocktails that update traditional old-fashioneds, juleps, fizzes, and sours find a culinary match in upscale small plates

Up to 53% Off Beer and Snacks at Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

$31 $15

Cheery bar welcomes guests with inviting wooden interior and plush leather seating, plying visitors with craft beer and hot sandwiches

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar – Up to 46% Off

West Village

$101 $59

Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

60% Off Improv-Comedy Show

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Up to 59% Off Wine and Food Tasting at Project JB Wines

New York

$150 $69

Five to six wines with food pairings in an relaxed, highly social setting

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

Up to 54% Off Egypt-Themed Fashion Show

Midtown South Central

$21.49 $11

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Emerging Tri-State-area designers unveil their hottest spring fashions, which fans can purchase from the runway

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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A classic oratorio by Max Bruch tells the life's story of Moses in four parts

52% Off Film Screening from the NY Film Critics Series

The School of Visual Arts

$37.50 $18

Stars and filmmakers gather with simulcast audiences around the U.S. to preview the film, with a Q&A moderated by film critic Peter Travers

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 43% Off Musical

Helen Hayes Theatre

$138 $79

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Jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

Up to 44% Off Burlesque Show

Hoboken Elks Club

$53.74 $30

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Murray "Mr. Showbiz" Hill hosts a patriotic burlesque show featuring live performances and interactive games

Up to 53% Off a Case of Preselected Wines 

Summit

$90 $45

Each case unveils preselected wines, ranging from italian Sangiovese to portugese touriga nacional

"Honor Bound" – Up to 50% Off Off-Broadway Drama

New York

$70.50 $35

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New drama explores the complicated nature of friendship, set against a backdrop of baseball

"Puss in Boots" – Up to 49% Off Children's Theater

Galli Theater in the National Comedy Theater

$35 $18

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Beloved fairy tale follows a clever and ambitious pet as he sets out to change his master's life

Up to 50% Off Concerts and Plays

The Wild Project

$30 $15

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Theater hosts such acts as singer-songwriters, an all-improv musical troupe, and new works from young playwrights

Stand Up NY – Up to 78% Off

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

Up to 53% Off Draft Beer and Specialty Burger at Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Up to 54% Off at BJ's Soulful Social Club

New York

$36 $18

Laid-back social club plies guests with cocktails and pub grub

Up to 65% Off Brunch at Tammany Hall

Lower East Side

$60 $22

Chefs pair steak and eggs or homemade waffles with classic brunch cocktails such as mimosas or bloody marys

Up to 53% Off Hookah and Drinks at Alembi Cafe

Ditmars Steinway

$74 $35

Relax in a private booth while enjoying fruity and savory hookah flavors alongside a cold or hot drink

Up to 58% Off Improv Comedy Show

Parkside Lounge

$48 $20

Comedians draw on training from locales such as the Upright Citizens Brigade to turn audience suggestions into short scenes

Up to 60% Off Lunch and Ping-Pong at Spin New York

Flatiron District

$54 $25

Grilled sausages, empanadas, and chilled ahi tuna pair with beer and wine or up to an hour of Ping-Pong play inside a vibrant social club

Up to 50% Off Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 52% Off Brazilian Dinner at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil)

SoHo

$130 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

Up to 70% Off One-Man Comedic Play

13th Street Repertory Company

$54.92 $20

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Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

$14 for a 15th Havana Film Festival Screening for Two

Quad Cinema

$22 $14

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Subtitled films from all over Latin America and the Caribbean are spotlighted in a week of drama, comedy, and cinematic art

66% Off Cabaret Outing for Two at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

New York Comedy Club – Up to 63% Off Standup

New York Comedy Club

$40 $15

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Standup comedians deliver laughs every Wednesday in April

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Before taking the reins at Broadway Performing Arts, Elisa Heinsohn appeared on the TV series Fame, and Cleve Asbury acted in the Oscar-winning film Chicago. The duo also racked up an impressive set of Broadway credits—Asbury most recently played Mr. Ovington in the hit How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—and starred in more television commercials than a dog who can talk. Nowadays, the two continue their performing-arts work while co-owning and co-directing their studio, leading their team as they teach students from 3-year-olds to adults. The studio’s eclectic curricula hone students’ skills in disciplines such as musical theater, dance, and guitar.

357 Broad St
Bloomfield,
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Hailing from countries such as Germany, Russia, Italy, Poland, and Argentina, Starlight Dance Center's all-star instructors channel their experience in global competitions and performances while guiding students into the land of ballroom dancing. Three high-ceilinged ballrooms and a 4,000-square-foot performance floor set an elegant, roomy stage as instructors prepare children for recitals at the end of each course. They also teach adults to whirl and jive during group classes, which include weekly salsa parties and free mortgage-refinancing tips. To mix things up, Starlight Dance Center has created a Fit & Dance department where students can explore Zumba, belly dance, ballroom fitness, and total-body workouts.

7 High St
Nutley,
NJ
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Pulling from his years of formal training in culinary arts, chef Gabe Catalano captains a crew of highly trained chefs in Terrazza's kitchen. The team labors over pots of bubbling pastas and pans of sizzling meats and seafood before adorning them all with handcrafted sauces. Meanwhile, behind the bar, drink masters dole out glasses of fine Italian and California wines alongside specialty cocktails.

In the dining room, white tabletops speckle the floors beneath a sweeping mural of an Italian countryside. In the front of the restaurant, a red awning stretches out over a sunny front patio. Like an eye using a magnifying glass as a monocle, the restaurant's elegant bar transitions into a hotspot as the night wears on.

507 Franklin Ave
Nutley,
NJ
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The rich scent of real hickory, apple, cherry, and oak wood drifts from low smoldering fires, infusing the racks of meat above with flavor in a Southern Pride smoker. Drawing inspiration from all over the south, SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar’s cooks apply spicy dry rubs to every ounce of meat before slow-smoking them, then diners can either enjoy it au-natural or slather plates with one of their signature sauces. Their sauces are inspired by recipes from Texas, North Carolina, and St. Louis and built upon a Vinegar, Tomato, or Molasses base. They also whip up an Orange Habanero sauce full of peppery spice.

The resulting mountains of melt-off-the-bone ribs, smoked wings, sausage, and brisket come to table alongside fine dining entrees, including rib-eye steak, fried chicken, and grilled salmon. Eight on-tap and 18 bottled beers lodge at the full bar, along with glasses of craft cocktails and wine, preparing palates for dessert and punctuating the sound of live bands, comedians, and poker games.

34 S Valley Rd
West Orange,
NJ
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If you're all dressed up in chainmail with no place to go, today's deal is an excuse to wear grandma's mail hood and mittens out of the house. Today's Groupon to Medieval Times gets you a sensuous four-course feast and live show, featuring horse-mounted combat, falconry, and mace-wielding professionals, for $39, a $64.75 value for adults, including tax. Call Medieval Times to schedule your outing soon, as this Groupon expires on January 31, 2010, the centennial of the Blue Knight's battle against Chaucer's time-travelling sword. An expansive stone castle bedecked in flags awaits you in Shaumburg, where you can satisfy your New Year's resolution to spend more time with the other family you've secretly been keeping in Shaumburg.

149 Polito Ave
Lyndhurst,
NJ
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It’s a typical night at Mickey's Bar and Grill—sports games glisten on rows of flat-screen HDTVs, upbeat jukebox tunes fill the air, and friends crowd around the bar, calling for shots of Jack Daniels and pints of Guinness. Bartenders bustle about behind the bar, whipping up the martinis and mixed drinks lauded by reporters from The Record. Servers emerge from the kitchen, bearing platters of lauded, plump buffalo wings, juicy burgers, and mini sliders. Some nights, daring guests take the stage for karaoke, boldly belting out popular tunes or whispering confessions of overdue library books into the microphone amid the cheers and applause of the boisterous audience.

601 Riverside Ave
Lyndhurst,
NJ
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