Nightlife in Buckeye

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

Improv Show for Two or Four at Outliars Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

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

$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

$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

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

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

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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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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.

21067 W Main St
Buckeye,
AZ
US

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
US

Local thespians Matt McAuley and Richard Vines banded together with the Dysart Community Education Department to conceptualize Ghostlight Theatre on the tenets of entertaining and educating the community with the dramatic arts. The theatre's live productions give members of the community an opportunity to flex their theatrical muscles through acting, designing costumes, and pursuing careers as prop trees. Meanwhile, Ghostlight Theatre’s summer camps prepare budding thespians aged 10–18 for their moments in the spotlight.

15550 N Parkview Pl
Surprise,
AZ
US

UltraStar Cinemas cossets moviegoers in cushy seating as they enjoy Hollywood hits alongside buttery servings of popcorn. Film buffs can peruse the current showtimes to handpick an action-packed flick, romantic comedy, or chilling thriller featuring inexplicably aggressive hamsters. The concession stand outfits moviegoers with snacks, drinks, and buckets filled with warm kernels, keeping stomach grumblings to a minimum during showings and providing crunchy projectiles in case of sudden younger-sibling attacks.

13649 N Litchfield Rd
Surprise,
AZ
US

From the 24 taps?many of which contain limited-offer or hard-to-find beers?Kegs, Corks & Forks' bartenders pull foamy pours of IPAs, lagers, and American ales. After choosing a beer or wine to sip on, patrons are free to move on to their next round of options from the dinner menu. The chefs prepare a full menu of cuisine, including giant sandwiches and burgers, pasta with shrimp and scallops, and fresh-cut onion rings dunked in a housemade batter and fried to a golden-brown, edible halo.

13765 N Litchfield Rd
Surprise,
AZ
US

Surprise Hookah Lounge’s menu of more than 50 shisha flavors ignites olfactory senses with the tastes of sweet fruits and savory chocolate. Designed with relaxation in mind, the lounge lets visitors kick back under plumes of hookah smoke or try their hands at games of pool. Music, movies, and belly dancing serve as weekly entertainment. During karaoke on Tuesdays and Thursdays, singers belt out their favorite tunes or hum along to the constant buzzing sounds in their ears.

12751 W Bell Rd
Surprise,
AZ
US