Tickets & Events in The Grove

$17.50 for Movie Tickets and Regular Popcorns for Two at Santikos Theatres ($34 Value)

Santikos Theatres

Multiple Locations

$34 $17.50

Theaters project first-run blockbusters in digital picture and sound on Sunday through Thursday

$6 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to a $9.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

$9.50 $6

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $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

Entry and Wineglasses for Two, Four, Six, or Eight to Autumn Art & Texas Wine Festival October 11–12 (50% Off)

Spring Wine Festival

Ribinson

$60 $30

Stroll through historic Old Town Spring and explore art exhibitions while sipping wines and Southern-style blends from state vineyards

Jazz Concert with Dinner and Champagne in an Intimate Cafe

Intimate Jazz Concert

Crossroads Tea Room

$65 $65

Acclaimed saxophonist Woody Witt and his quartet put on a private jazz performance that includes herb-crusted beef tenderloin and champagne

ComedySportz Match! at Holiday Inn Houston-West Energy Corridor on September 5–October 4 (Up to 47% Off)

ComedySportz Match!

Holiday Inn Houston-West Energy Corridor

$19 $10

Comedians add a dash of competitiveness to short-form improv shows, with teams vying for the most audience laughs

$33 for a Polo Match for Two on Any Sunday Between September 7 and November 9 at Houston Polo Club (Up to $60 Value)

Houston Polo Club

Washington Ave./ Memorial Park

$60 $33

Horses and riders thunder across Farish Field during Sunday polo matches; food and beverages are available to purchase; parking included

Wine Festival General or VIP Admission for Two or Four on October 18 from Houston Cellar Classic (Up to 40% Off)

Houston Cellar Classic

The Tasting Room Uptown Park

$120 $72

Guests sip on fine wines and champagne while nibbling culinary creations from area chefs at signature annual event of Houston Cellar Classic

"Damaged Divas of the Decades 2" at The Music Box Theater, September 13–October 24 (Up to 50% Off)

"Damaged Divas of the Decades 2"

The Music Box Theater

$58.46 $29

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Popular cabaret-style revue returns to poke fun at pop culture and eccentric stars with a mix of sketch comedy and hit tunes

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Handmade Weddings on September 20 and 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Handmade Weddings

Spring Street Studios

$40 $22

Couples munch on free snacks and sip beverages while perusing DIY wedding crafts from local vendors, or making their own in free workshops

Golf-Tour Membership with Optional Round of Golf with Brad Peterson from My Skins Game (Up to 71% Off)

My Skins Game

On Location

$229 $109

Membership in golf tour allows registration in 20 weeks of events; round of golf with long-drive professional Brad Peterson helps hone skill

Jimmy Cliff at House of Blues Houston on October 5 at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jimmy Cliff

House of Blues Houston

$34.75 $17.50

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Grammy-winning reggae icon shares the stories behind hits such as "The Harder They Come" in an intimate showcase

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight at House of Blues Houston on Friday, November 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

House of Blues Houston

$51.41 $30

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

Houston Margarita Festival Visit for Two or Four at Discovery Green Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 65% Off)

Houston Margarita Festival

Discovery Green Park

$70 $25

Bands fill the park with music as guests sample margaritas in souvenir cups and food from vendors

Phillip Phillips Concert for Two at Arena Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 9 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Phillip Phillips

Arena Theatre

$122.50 $60

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The 11th-season winner of American Idol brings his raspy voice to rock-country hits such as "Home"

Outdoor Movie and Popcorn for Two or Double Feature for Two or Four at Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In (Up to 58% Off)

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In

RMMA

$24 $12

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Independent flicks and classic films from the 50s to the 90s fill the screen at Austin's only drive-in movie theater

$5 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $10.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Multiple Locations

$10.50 $5

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

Theatre en Bloc Presents "Cock" at The Off Center, October 3–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Theatre en Bloc Presents "Cock"

The Off Center

$30 $17

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The protagonist finds himself in love with both a man and a woman in this candid, award-winning comedy

Home or Office Murder Mystery Party for Up to 80 People from Murder for Hire, Inc. (50% Off)

Murder for Hire, Inc.

Redeem from Home

$600 $300

Professional actors lead party guests through roles as suspects and detectives

$10 for a Movie for Two with Popcorn and Soda at Southwest Theatres ($21.25 Value)

Southwest Theatres

Northwest Austin

$21.25 $10

Regular and 3D blockbusters broadcast on seven screens at a theater stocked with a full spread of concessions

"The Great Love Debate" at ZACH Theatre on September 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

The Great Love Debate

ZACH Theatre

$41.99 $26

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Town Hall-style dating event pairs a panel of love experts with 400 singles for an evening of advice, fun, and flirting

Standup Comedy at Joke Joint Comedy Showcase (Up to 37% Off)

Joke Joint Comedy Showcase

Joke Joint Comedy Showcase

$39.95 $25

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Local and touring comedians take the stage at a casual comedy club

The Fashion Opera Presents "Fashion Arena" for Two at The Gardens Houston on October 19 at 2 p.m. (54% Off)

The Fashion Opera: "Fashion Arena"

The Gardens Houston

$54.50 $25

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Event showcases the work of established designers, including the latest collection from The Fashion Opera Founder Antonio Wingfield

Ticket or VIP Package to the Victory Cup on Saturday, October 25, at 1 p.m. (Up to 38% Off)

Victory Cup 2014

Two Wishes Ranch

$82.99 $55

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Annual polo match celebrates autumn with a full day of fashion, drinks, and horseback competition, plus other events such as a car show

General Admission to Oktoberfest Event for Two, Four, or Six at the King's Biergarten Oktoberfest (40% Off)

King's Biergarten Oktoberfest

Pearland

$20 $12

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In Oktoberfest tent, pairs trade tickets for German beers and Oktoberfest foods

_The Whodunnit Dessert_ Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four from Murder by Chocolate (41% Off)

Murder by Chocolate

Webster

$76 $45

Guests find clues and solve puzzles to solve a mystery; includes a dessert buffet and non-alcoholic drinks

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At Lone Star Trapeze Academy, nothing but air and a safety net fills the vast distance between you and the ground. Classes teach fledgling trapeze artists how to navigate that wide open space by flipping and somersaulting through the air. Experts lead these private and group classes for people of all skill levels, available to circophiles aged 6 and older. Students begin by jumping off a 25-foot platform, using bars and swings to maintain their altitude, in much the same way as early birds did. The instructors help with every step of the process, ensuring the utmost in safety by fixing everyone with a safety belt before each high-flying maneuver.

2200 Bomber Drive
Bryan,
TX
US

Since its asphalt cooled in 1968, Texas World Speedway has hosted races big and small, gaining renown as “the world’s fastest speedway” in 1973 when Mario Andretti set his closed-course speed record there. The racing mecca continues to expand its repertoire with a performance driving school, which couples classroom learning with on-road experience, as well as through a work-drive program that lets young racers exchange a day of toil for everyday practice on the track. Frequent visitors can reap the rewards of the speedway‘s membership program, which grants holders access to benefits such as gear, discounts, exclusive events, and secret handshakes that produce motor oil.

17529 State Highway 6 S
College Station,
TX
US

For eight weekends in the fall, a troupe of performing fairies, knights, royal personas, and jugging fools set up camp on the 55-acre grounds of the Texas Renaissance Faire. For 38 years, the Festival has re-created the 16th century’s appealing combination of simplicity and grandeur with more than 200 daily performances of live music, acrobatic comedies, and jousting. Actors portraying different levels of society—such as the English court and the pirates—roam the lolling landscape in character while performing comedic and informative bits including “Sound and Fury,” a Shakespearean vaudeville. At noon the Grande Marche parade catapults performers from the Globe Stage for a stroll throughout the park as they advertise their acts in a high-toned procession.

On a less precise schedule, craftsmen concoct tangible marvels with skills of glassblowing and blacksmithing, while food purveyors wander the beaten paths or call from their booths, selling fare that ranges from sugar-coated nuts to roasted turkey legs. At close of day, fireworks light the sky to celebrate the festival's victory over time.

21778 Fm 1774
Plantersville,
TX
US

The seventh annual Art Outside Festival quenches creative appetites with live music, artists, and a plentitude of interactive workshops and performances. Over 70 bands ally to form the three-day musical lineup, featuring musicians such as Hobotech, Stereo Is A Lie, and Pumpkin. Austin-area youths Residual Kid will move crowds with driving beats even though they aren't old enough to apply for learner's permits, and lots house art cars and geared wildlife from the Austin Bike Zoo to occupy vehicle aficionados. Lay hands on creativity through interactive video displays or marvel at artists filling the tented gallery with freshly painted pieces. Aerial-acrobatic and fire-sculpture demonstrations stretch the imagination as yoga classes stretch the body, and giant artworks stretch canvas over dilapidated barn doors.

9112 N Fm 908
Rockdale,
TX
US

The Rumfolo family's blood seems to have mixed with oil somewhere in the past. It probably happened in the 1950s, when Walter Rumfolo founded the first incarnation of The Showboat Drive-in—a restaurant where his children worked throughout their teenage years. His children must have carried it with them, because today his grandchildren, Johnny and Chris, operate a drive-in movie theater by the same name. They've preserved the original venue's neighborly vibe and kept the family’s blood intertwined with car engines by employing Johnny's sons to sell tickets and run the projector. Today, the small-town ambiance has a much larger area to cover, and each of the theater's two jumbo screens steps up to the task by accommodating 400 cars full of spectators.

Guests park at dusk for a night at the movies—a full night, with double features painting the sky silver for hours. Audiences access the films' sound through their FM radios so that they don’t have to swipe a copy of the script and have their children read the parts. Together, families and dates can sit on lawn chairs, blankets, or inside the car as they lose themselves in the plot and munch concessions that range from burgers to candy and popcorn. The staff caters to viewers at any point during the films or intermission, providing a playground for restless youngsters and jumping cars if their batteries fizzle.

22422 Fm 2920 Rd.
Hockley,
TX
US

From above, the cluster of red umbrellas on GenuWine Tasting Room?s patio looks like grapes, an homage to the cabernets that flow from the selectively curated bottles inside. A wealth of specialty and boutique wines await the curious, and the store's racks of bottles display vintages both accessible and challengingly unique. A weekly tasting helps to introduce patrons to the shop?s wares, delivering a palatable tour through varietals ranging from sparkling proseccos to pinots smoother than a dolphin?s saxophone solos. The sounds of live music, aquatic or otherwise, draw passersby through the tasting room's doors on many nights, filling ears with sounds as sweet as the elixirs the venue uncorks. Sippers hankering for solid nourishment peruse a menu flush with salads, pizzas, and flights of aged cheese. Before they leave, patrons can stop into the boutique, where wine-themed T-shirts and aprons entreat visitors to flaunt their passion for fermentation.

6503 FM 1488
Magnolia,
TX
US