Nightlife in East Orange

Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts with The Swon Brothers on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Rewind Tour 2014: Rascal Flatts With The Swon Brothers

Prudential Center

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Country megastars Rascal Flatts and The Swon Brothers of The Voice fame bring their hits to the stage

$91.85 $55

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$5 for $9 Worth of Cocktails — Barú Lounge

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

$9 $5

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Movie Packages with Small Popcorn for One or Two at CityPlex12 Newark (Up to 47% Off)

CityPlex12 Newark

West Side

Recently renovated, 12-screen theater shows first-run hits; 47-foot Shaq*DX screen

$15 $8

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A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO at Prudential Hall at NJPAC on Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

A Take 6 Holiday with the NJSO

Prudential Hall at NJPAC

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A sextet of 10-time Grammy-winning Christian jazz vocalists harmonizes with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in classic carols

$45 $19

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Demi Lovato with Christina Perri and MKTO at Prudential Center on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 49% Off)

Demi Lovato

Prudential Center

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Actress and singer blends pop, R&B, and emotive lyrics on hits including "Skyscraper" and "Give Your Heart a Break"

$44.35 $25

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Patti LuPone: "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda . . . Played That Part" on September 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 30% Off)

Patti Lupone Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda...played That Part

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Broadway legend belts out songs she’s won Tonys for alongside songs she’s never sung

$27.15 $19

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Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!" at Prudential Center on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!"

Prudential Center

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

$35.90 $18

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For Sam Mickail, food is autobiographical. Born in Cairo, the first spices he smelled were hearty Mediterranean blends. He then spent most of his childhood in France surrounded by the cooking of world-class chefs, eventually leaving for Switzerland to turn his love of food into a bona fide culinary craft. Now, in America, he channels all of these influences and global experiences into cooking, lending his talents to numerous restaurants and further exploring all the cooking styles that inspired him throughout his life. This surfaces most clearly in Sam Mickail?s CUT Steak House & Bistro, where he?s free to put international twists on the time-honored tradition of cooking delicious steaks.

Sam coats his filet mignons and porterhouses in delicious b?arnaise, au poivre, or perigourdine sauces, according to his customers? wishes. He also serves fresh oysters at his raw bar, slathers lobster tails in butter, and batters escargot with a champagne crust, a creation he calls drunken snails for their complete inability to slither in a straight line.

466 Prospect Ave.
West Orange,
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 South Valley Road
West Orange,
NJ
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Plumes of fragrant steam swirl above bowls as waiters deliver hefty portions of paella to red-linen-topped tables inside Vivo Tapas Lounge. In the paella, clamshells, shrimp, mussel shells, and pearly scallops pop amid a heap of golden saffron rice. The eatery’s paella complements a list of hot and cold tapas, all of which exemplify the restaurant's Zagat rating of very good to excellent food. On small tapas plates, chefs arrange tiny patties of spanish tuna or mushrooms stuffed with onions, bacon, pine nuts, and mozzarella cheese. After meals, the crowd can get to their feet and dance the night away amid colorful beams of light and exposed-brick walls. Sheer curtains cordon off private seating with tufted, high-backed banquettes for VIP parties and laid-back tax audits.

167 Ferry St
Newark,
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Like other Mediterranean cuisines, Portuguese fare incorporates aromatic doses of olive oil, garlic, onions, and wine. But unique to this cuisine is its intercontinental flair; you'll find rice from Asia, hot peppers from Africa, and cinnamon, cloves, and ginger from India, all influenced by the Portuguese colonies once spread across the globe. PortuCale Restaurant & Bar brings all this together in a festive and welcoming space. The seafood-heavy menu features six variations on shrimp, a lobster, clam, and scallop entree doused in the chef's secret hot sauce, and tilapia and salmon filets rubbed in zesty lemon sauces. Specialty meat dishes such as braised Portuguese steak topped with an egg and pork loins with mushrooms, clams, and Spanish potatoes add a robust, meaty element to the proceedings. And dishes like mac and cheese and chicken fingers keep kids from getting cranky and eating their homework.

The space is festive and distinctly Mediterranean?think dark-finished wood furnishings set against light exposed brick. Bartenders make pitchers of Sangria, stock wines from Portugal and Spain, and keep 20-year-old Porto wines on hand. They also sell fine cigars that guests can bring to the outdoor patio?itself a draw for its castle-like stone walls, waterfalls, and faux-moat?and take puffs from between sips of single-malt whisky and cognac from the bar.

129 Elm St
Newark,
NJ
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The aromas of wings slathered in pomegranate sauce and homemade fettuccini alfredo just emerging from the kitchen fills the air inside Brick City Bar and Grill. Diners settle in to "half-moon booths" and peer over at the "plasma screens behind the granite bar" described by NJ.com. A wall of water enclosed in glass separates the restaurant and bar, where red lighting on the ceiling illuminates hardwood floors, wooden tables, and exposed brick walls below. Twenty draft beers fill glasses, while screens above let guests keep up with sports and the latest changes in coaches' hairstyles. A classic rock soundtrack energizes the room until midnight Sunday–Wednesday and 1 a.m. Thursday–Saturday.

35 Edison Pl
Newark,
NJ
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Recently opened after a complete renovation, CityPlex12 Newark fills its 12 screens with a schedule of first-run Hollywood hits. High-backed rocker chairs make up the stadium seating, while 4K digital projection allows audiences to see each and every molecule that form their favorite star’s face. The centerpiece of the complex is its Shaq*DX theater, equipped with a towering 47-foot screen and Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound.

360-394 Springfield Ave.
Newark,
NJ
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