Nightlife in Bristol

$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

$24 $12

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

"Magic Shadows" at Warner Theatre on Friday, September 12, at 8 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"Magic Shadows"

Warner Theatre

$33 $19

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Shadow-dance troupe from season 8 of America's Got Talent dazzles with its uncanny formations of cars, buildings, and camels

Harvest Festival Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyards

Litchfield

$50 $25

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Family-friendly fall festival; wine tasting includes keepsake glass

$20 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

$36 $20

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

Standup Comedy at Hartford Funny Bone (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

Brewery Tour with Beer Flights and Glasses for Two or Four at Broad Brook Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

$22 $12

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!" at MassMutual Center on September 30 at 3 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live: "Let's Dance!"

MassMutual Center

$21.85 $11

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Fuzzy friends including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, and Ernie lead an interactive dance party with energetic tunes

Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

Lewis Black for Two at Grand Theater on Saturday, September 6 (Up to 50% Off)

Comix Entertainment LLC

Grand Theater

$130 $65

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One of comedy's most outspoken talents—known from _The Daily Show with Jon Stewart—rages against life's absurdity

"Longé Magazine" Fashion & Music Expo on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 53% Off)

Longé Magazine Fashion & Music Expo

Old Stamford Town Hall

$74.84 $35

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Old Stamford Town Hall hosts an evening of fashion and live music

Premium Wine Tasting with Pizza for Two or Four at Diliberto Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Diliberto Winery

Jamesport

$45 $25

Wines crafted with old-world techniques and served in a tasting room with Tuscan murals

Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

$71 $29

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After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

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The floor-to-ceiling windows at Wicked Stick Tavern allow in plenty of natural light while displaying expansive views of Pine Valley Golf Course. As diners watch golfers send balls across the green from within pure white and forest green rooms, they can slice into center-cut pork chops stuffed with apples and sausages or twirl fresh strands of linguini around their forks, content with the knowledge that everything on the menu is made in-house from scratch. The restaurant also remains open during the off-season, entertaining guests with a row of flat-screen televisions and live music on some nights.

300 Welch Rd
Southington,
CT
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The vibrant reds and oranges of Gobi Mongolian Grill hint at the heat of a flat-top grill, which releases sizzling arpeggios as food hits the surface. Diners shuffle down a lineup of ingredients, choosing tilapia, beef, noodles, shallots, and snow peas for bowls of stir-fry. A variety of sauces waits to add the earthy sweetness of teriyaki or mongolian barbecue sauce’s warm bite of garlic and ginger. Their spatulas dancing noisily, chefs at the grill use blazing heat to evenly cook bowls of stir-fry or interrogate flammable scarecrows.

855 Queen St.
Southington,
CT
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Jump!Zone’s indoor playgrounds envelop kids aged 2–12 in an inflatable world filled with challenging obstacle courses, fun slides, and cardio-boosting bounce houses. While navigating the plush courses under the watchful eyes of air-filled dinosaurs and superheroes, kids burn off extra energy and participate in activities that may help develop motor skills. Jump!Zone’s energetic staff supervises all play as kids climb on pirate ships and trampoline inside princess castles. Specific inflatables may vary by location but often include towering bounce houses shaped like fire trucks or octopi as well as party rooms, games, pizza, soda, and other festive fare. The bouncy center also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.

15 Cheryl Dr
Canton,
CT
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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.

140 Albany Tpke
Canton,
CT
US

Hoyts Simsbury Cinemas enthralls cinephiles and periodic moviegoers alike with the latest Hollywood fare screened in Dolby Digital surround sound. A concessions stand nourishes viewers with delectable noshes, and the theater's stadium seating comfortably harbors audience members waiting their turn to give an acceptance speech for Best Movie Viewer. In addition to its usual cinematic offerings, Hoyts Simsbury Cinemas screens biweekly sensory-friendly showings––for families with youngsters affected by autism and sensory disorders––during which theater lights remain on, the volume is turned down, and patrons may opt to dance, sing, and hop throughout the film. Private showings for mothers and babies invite parents to enjoy movies without worrying that their child's clamor is bothering other audience members. Birthday-party packages treat celebrants to a movie-themed birthday area with a snack pack and helium balloon for each child, and private presentations or VHS support groups welcome up to 50 attendees.

530 Bushy Hill Rd
Simsbury,
CT
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Across from the train station, Center Station Pub & Grill’s sizzling sandwiches, burgers, and wings call to the hungry stomachs of travelers and locals alike. Berlin’s Biggest Burger weighs down the menu with its melted american cheese, sautéed onions, and two half-pound patties that, when smacked together, have led many a lifeguard to close the pool due to thunder. The cooks also ladle nine different sauces over signature wings, sling chicken-parm grinders, and bedeck homemade tortilla chips in nacho cheese. Under new management since November 2010, the classic pub fare pairs nicely with the 15 microbrews on tap, poured in a restaurant that serves as an exciting gathering place for Berlin residents. Center Station schedules karaoke on Fridays and bands to perform on weekends, filling the gaps in live entertainment with an in-house pool table, video games, and dartboards.

845 Farmington Ave
Berlin,
CT
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