Nightlife in Fairland

Jesse McCartney – Up to 52% Off

Jesse McCartney

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$33 $16

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

MattyB – Up to 53% Off Pop Concert

MattyB

The Fillmore Silver Spring

$32 $15

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Internet rap sensation, who happens to be 11 years old, floors audiences with G-rated swagger and age-defying skills

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting at The Winery at Olney

The Winery at Olney

Olney

$37 $18

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Sample five locally vinted wines and take home stemless wineglasses

Arcade Fire – Up to 45% Off Concert

Arcade Fire

Verizon Center

$42.10 $25

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Grammy-winning indie-rockers celebrate their new album, which adds dance beats and Haitian Carnival music to their epic pop

Miss Black USA Pageant – Up to 52% Off

Miss Black USA Pageant

University of the District of Columbia, Performing Arts Theatre

$41.99 $20

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Annual pageant celebrates social advocacy in the black community, and develops leadership skills while awarding a scholarship to the winner

Lil' Boosie – Up to 30% Off Hip-Hop Concert

Lil' Boosie

Echostage

$92.80 $65

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Lil' Boosie prepares for his next album release with a new outlook on life and new hit "Show Da World"

Twins Jazz – Up to 53% Off Show

Twins Jazz

Twins Jazz

$24 $13

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Jazz lounge hosts virtuoso musicians such as vocalist Danielle Wertz & veteran pianist Larry Brown as patrons sip beer, wine & cocktails

Up to 50% Off Casino Transportation via Party Bus

Party Geek Transport

Tacoma Metro Station

$99 $50

A party bus safely transports passengers from DC to the Maryland Live! Casino in Arundel Mills mall and delivers them back to the city later

Up to 57% Off Wine or Whiskey Tasting

Custom Wine Tasting

Brentwood - Langdon

$699.99 $299

Skilled wine and whiskey experts bring their best bottles to customers' homes, providing tastings as well as cheese or chocolate pairings

Up to 55% Off VIP Bottle Service at Mova Lounge DC

Mova Lounge DC

Logan Circle - Shaw

$30 $15

Hand-crafted drinks made with popular liquors are served to VIPs in an upscale lounge with live DJs

50% Off Speed Dating

Professionals in the City

On Location

$30 $15

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Singles seeking connections attend small or large events at DC hot spots; online system links mutual crushes afterward

Up to 50% Off Lunch or Dinner at Sign of the Whale

Sign of the Whale

Dupont Circle

$30 $15

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Inventive pub food, from eggrolls filled with jerk chicken to burgers dipped in marinara sauce, served in a legendary bar amid 16 TVs

Cafe Citron – Up to 50% Latin Food or Rum Tasting

Cafe Citron

Dupont Circle

$35 $19

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Bolivian chicken stew and Peruvian beef explore the flavors of Latin America; four premium rums include Bacardi and Pampero

Up to 57% Off a Master Gourmet Wine Seminar

Little Washington Winery

Washington

$80 $39

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Winery with top rankings in Virginia Wine Lover uses seminars to educate attendees on specific wine-related topics

Up to 47% Off Ivan Amodei Magic Show

Ivan Amodei

The Historic Mayflower Hotel

$85 $45

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An award-winning magician dazzles with carefully wrought illusions and witty banter, accompanied by a live cellist

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Shvendy's Comedy Club at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room

Chief Ike's Mambo Room

$20 $10

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New York comedian performs with fellow standups in a monthly D.C. performance

Kyle Grooms & Calise Hawkins – Up to 52% Off Standup

Kyle Grooms and Calise Hawkins

Look Lounge

$25 $12

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Kyle Grooms, seen on his own Comedy Central special, draws laughs with Calise Hawkins, seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Drink the District - Up to 40% Off American Beer & Wine Festival

Drink the District

Washington

$50 $30

Afternoon or evening of unlimited tastings of 100+ American-made wines & beers, along with lawn games & live music at Pre-4th-of-July party

Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann – Up to 25% Off Concert

A Night at the Park feat. Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann

Nationals Park

$178.90 $135

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Stars behind hits such as "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer" and "Lover, Lover" fill the ballpark with country tunes during charity event

Anna Vissi Live – Up to 56% Off Pop Concert

Anna Vissi Live

Echostage

$110.20 $49

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Iconic Greek singer shares highlights from a repertoire that includes pop tunes, dance numbers, and powerhouse ballads

59% Off Wine at Crush Kitchen and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Crush Kitchen & Winehouse and Slate Wine Bar + Bistro

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

Themed evenings invite guests to sample six different wines, with accompanying cheese and charcuterie

International Arts and Jerk Festival – Up to 55% Off

International Arts and Jerk Festival

The Baysox Stadium

$40 $18

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Celebration of Caribbean culture and cuisine with jerk delicacies, reggae and steel bands, and wine samplings

"Behind Closed Doors" – Up to 62% Off Biblical Play

"Behind Closed Doors"

Evangel Cathedral

$65 $25

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Dramatic play tells the Biblical story of King David and his rebellious son, Absalom

Up to 59% Off Standup-Comedy Show

The Comedy Zone DC 2012

Windows Over Washington at the DoubleTree

$120 $49

Nationally touring comedians lob jokes over meals, drinks, and panoramic city views

Up to 58% Off Pub Food at Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park Taphouse

Severna Park

$48 $22

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Draft brews from Goose Island and Lagunitas pair with burgers in family-friendly spot

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At the The Royal Mile Pub, servers and regulars alike greet guests with a hearty "Cead mile failte!" It's Gaelic for "a hundred thousand welcomes," and the sentiment permeates every brew, stew, and show. Juxtaposing the local with the far-flung, Royal Mile cultivates a communal mood while maintaining a Scottish identity. To wit, the menu spotlights haggis, Orkney Scotch eggs, and traditional British-style breakfasts.

Spotlighting Scotland is a trend that also permeates the eatery's decor. Colorful tartans hang from the rafters, some of which match the kilts of live performers. The pub even takes its name from the region: Between Scotland's Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse, there's a 1-mile series of streets traditionally traveled by Scottish royalty. The Royal Mile Pub is named for this thoroughfare, and its staff has welcomed its guests as it would kings and queens since it opened in 1981.

2407 Price Ave
Silver Spring,
MD
US

The graceful ease with which a good bartender mixes drinks masks the difficulty of the job, one that requires knowledge and dexterity—not to mention charisma. The seasoned barkeeps at Bartender of America, a TIPS-certified school, know what it takes to be a good bartender and lead their students through deliberate exercises inside a fully simulated tavern environment. Amid ambient sounds and music, novice bartenders dole out maraschino cherries and shake martinis while refining their conversational skills and learning how to identify underage kids by their mustaches. Fully committed students can opt for the entire Bar 101 curriculum, attaining a bartending license and valuable tricks for managing their resume and acing job interviews, while abbreviated classes offer insight into the fundamentals of the trade.

9651 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
US

Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.

4738 Cherry Hill Rd
College Park,
MD
US

Light from 16 big-screen TVs flickers from the walls at Big Play Sports Grill, meaning diners can catch their favorite team from almost any seat in the house. The grill's menu embraces the sports theme by offering hearty portions with playful, sports-related names. Guests can step up to the plate for some slow-roasted triple double smoked ribs, hole-in-one tilapia, or a hat trick half-roasted chicken flavored with a robust blend of 12 spices as opposed to ice shavings carved by minor-league hockey players. Lighter, more snackable options run the gamut from Mississippi catfish po'boy sandwiches and grass-fed burgers to boneless wings and crab cake sliders.

7313 Baltimore Ave
College Park,
MD
US

Now in its 21st year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates hitting the drinking age by hosting an array of cinematic achievements by Latin American filmmakers, with this year’s slate of films extending to motion pictures from Spain and Portugal. The 2010 lineup includes Revolution, a collection of short films from 10 Mexican moviemakers, including actors Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna, that explores the themes of the Mexican Revolution on its 100th anniversary. Those with an off-kilter sense of humor or an unhealthy love for con-artistry can check out Uruguay’s Bad Day to Go Fishing, which follows a wrestler and his manager as they navigate through South America, putting on fake exhibitions of strength. Venezuela’s Story of a Day enthralls its viewers by poetically chronicling the numerous parties, feasts, and chores in a Venezuelan village, and Honduras’s Love and Beans comically details marital mysteries and draws attention to the plight of beans everywhere. Check the full lineup to see how the festival's schedule of silver-screen offerings matches up to your own sci-fi screenplay about the 1993 Buffalo Bills.

8633 Colesville Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US

At Montgomery Royal Theater, six screens beam larger-than-life stars into the eyes of moviegoers during showings of recently released flicks and Hollywood blockbusters. Viewers can sink into the theater's plush, cushioned seats to absorb action-packed reels that showcase the twists of budding romance or the dire consequences of resurrecting an extinct flower’s DNA. The theater’s concession stand outfits viewers with buckets of popcorn and cups brimming with soda, providing the appropriate rations to accompany treks into the fantastical worlds of first-run films.

11006 Veirs Mill Rd
Silver Spring,
MD
US