Nightlife in Franklin

Heartland Film Festival, October 16–25 (Up to 64% Off)

Heartland Film Festival

Multiple Locations

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Annual film festival continues to highlight “entertaining films that do more than just entertain”

$22 $9

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The Power of Success with Tony Robbins and Steve Harvey on Friday, October 17 (Up to 64% Off)

The Power of Success

Bankers Life Field House

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Guests including life coach and self-help author Tony Robbins and comedian and motivator Steve Harvey share insights into achieving success

$189 $68

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$49.99 for a 90-Minute In-Home Wine-Tasting Party for Up to Eight from PRP Wine ($265 Value)

PRP Wine

Redeem from Home

A wine consultant leads a tasting of eight wines during a 90-minute tasting party for up to eight guests

$265 $49.99

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Cheese Plate and Credits at Chateau de Pique Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

$40 $20

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Five-Course Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two, Four, or Eight at from Occasions Divine (Up to 58% Off)

Occasions Divine

Near Northside

121-year-old Victorian clubhouse hosts a five-course dinner, spiced up by 1 of 10 devious murder mysteries

$400 $169

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Two Groupons, Each Good for Movie, Popcorn, and Drink for Two or Four at Wafford Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Wafford Theater

Noblesville

Audiences can enjoy black-and-white, color, and sepia-tone movies such as 1944's Arsenic and Old Lace and 1965's The Sound of Music

$10 $6

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KickOff Concert Featuring Juicy J with Option for VIP at Horizon Convention Center on October 6 (Up to 42% Off)

KickOff Concert feat. Juicy J

Horizon Convention Center

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Juicy J concert during Ball State's Homecoming week with chant-friendly hooks from his upcoming album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues

$43.19 $25

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Karaoke with Food and Drinks at Echo Karaoke and Taiwanese Grill (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Echo Karaoke and Taiwanese Grill

West Lafayette

Enjoy a large selection of songs in several languages while munching on food such as lamb kebabs and edamame and sipping on sake or tea

$28 $14

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Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Wine and Dinner Package for Two or Four at Elk Creek Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

$53.98 $27

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Chef Robert Irvine Live at Brown Theatre on October 12 at 7 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Robert Irvine Live

Brown Theatre

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Celebrity chef presents an interactive, multimedia event with onstage cooking demos and challenges, spiced up with music and videos

$40.54 $24

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Gala of the Royal Horses at Freedom Hall on October 5 at 3 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

Gala of the Royal Horses

Freedom Hall

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Flamenco artists dance with powerful Spanish horses that dazzle with classical dressage and playful routines

$44.05 $19

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Abbey Road On The River at The Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park, October 24–26 (Up to 43% Off)

Abbey Road On The River

Belvedere Festival Park

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Beatles tribute acts, original Wings members, and touring rockers celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's impending first trip to Louisville

$64.44 $40

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Midwest Clean Comedy All-Stars at The Bard's Town Theater on September 26–November 22 (Up to 44% Off)

Midwest Clean Comedy All-Stars

The Bard's Town Theater

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Laugh along to standup comics without the worries of crassness in sets suitable for all ages

$14.18 $8

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Murder-Mystery Dinner Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (Up to 51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Fairgrounds

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$79.94 $39

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$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Gypsy's Sports Grille

Gypsy's Sports Grille

Louisville

Cod-cake sliders with jalapeño-ranch dressing and pork-tenderloin sandwiches served up at a restaurant that supports no-kill animal shelters

$20 $11

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One or Two Social Speed-Dating Events from Dinner With Friends Social Club (50% Off)

Dinner With Friends Social Club

Multiple Locations

Groups of eight meet at local bars and restaurants for an evening of dining, cocktails, and getting to know each other

$199 $99

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Standup with Bottomless Sodas for Two at Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Established headliners and emerging comics incite guffaws at a popular comedy-club franchise

$61.50 $30

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour on January 22 or 24 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Multiple Locations

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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Great Midwest Beer Fest on Friday October 3, or Pink Droyd Saturday October 4 at Bogart’s (Up to 65% Off)

Great Midwest Beer Fest or Pink Droyd

Bogart's

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Beer festival blends craft beers and live rock; “super tribute” features members from a variety of Pink Floyd tribute bands

$14.12 $5

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Growler Packages with Glasses and Snacks at Growler Stop (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Growler Stop

Newtown

Fill up a 64 oz. or 32 oz. growler with your favorite beer from brewers such as Fifty West and MadTree; root-beer growlers also available

$17 $10

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Tray for Two or Four at Scout Mountain Winery (Up to 42% Off)

Scout Mountain Winery

Harrison

Enjoy handcrafted wine such as blush, syrah, and chambourcin along with a cheese tray while taking in views of nature

$30 $19

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Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Talon Winery

Shelbyville

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

$20 $11

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Select Local Merchants

McSwain's Smokehouse gathers a medley of classic recipes from the country's most respected barbecuing regions?Texas, Memphis, the Carolinas, and Kansas City. Hickory smokers cook bacon-wrapped ribs, polish sausages, and slow-smoked beef brisket. In addition to these, chefs build more than a dozen sandwiches, including the McSwain burger topped with shaved brisket, barbecue sauce, and cole slaw. Though the restaurant's food spans different parts of the country, its drink list tends to celebrate Indiana, with a variety of locally brewed beers available in the outdoor beer garden.

50 N State Road 135
Bargersville,
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Simple Brew Cafe stocks its shelves with homemade bakeries, sandwiches, and Broad Ripple’s Hubbard & Cravens Coffee, and caters events with from-scratch dishes. Tap Simple Brew for a baby shower, baby birthday party, or post-game celebration for a baseball team of babies, and the Simple Brew team of culinary crafters will dole out plates for up to 500 people. Catered breakfast gatherings (starting at $5 per person) jumpstart days with biscuits dressed in signature homemade sausage gravy, breakfast casseroles, and french toast and fluffy hotcakes painted with warm maple syrup. Catered lunches ($6 per person) come bearing all-natural chicken salad and gluten-free mayo, and meals in bulk are made up of half pans of mac 'n’ cheese (starting at $15) and BBQ pulled pork, which arrives slow-cooked, marinated, and sauced in its own savory-sweet juices ($8.99 per pound).

502 N Meridian St
Greenwood,
IN
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First-run movies, including 3-D and family films, light up the screens at Republic Theatre Group, LLC's six locations in Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. Concession stands attract nostrils and stomachs alike with fragrant popcorn, taste-bud-tickling candy, and canteens of soda.

1624 Highway 44
Shelbyville,
IN
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Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis in White River State Park, the Indiana State Museum showcases the state’s art, science and cultural history from the prehistoric era to now. The museum’s permanent collection tells Indiana’s story, from glaciers to the first settlers, with a Native American exhibit that highlights the various cultures of local and regional tribes. The first floor showcases the state’s natural history while the second floor has its cultural history, with exhibits like The Ancient Seas, Birth of the Earth, Crossroads of America and Global Indiana. Each year, several traveling exhibits pass through the museum, allowing visitors to see something new with each trip. During Christmastime every year, part of the museum’s third floor transforms into Santa’s home, and children can ride the Santa Claus Express train. The museum also contains an IMAX theater, showing documentaries and family-friendly movies.

650 West Washington Street
Indianapolis,
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It seems fitting for the Indiana Repertory Theatre to be housed in such a dramatically beautiful 1927 multi-story concrete building. With its white terra cotta façade, emphasized by the Spanish-baroque style triangular curved arch, the building draws attention to the theatre troupe’s glowing marquee in downtown Indianapolis. Inside, the cadre of actors pull crowds in further, showcasing classic productions and newer works with seeming ease. A marble-floored grand lobby welcomes in theatergoers looking to catch one of their nine annual productions, while the sweeping staircase shows mezzanine level patrons to their plush seats. The not-for-profit Indiana Repertory Theatre, founded in 1972, is the only League of Resident Theatres entity in Indiana, sporting more than 100 seasonal and full-time staff.

140 W Washington St
Indianapolis,
IN
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From the second-story balcony of Tavern On South's century-old building, diners enjoy seasonal menu creations illuminated by a blend of moonlight and the glowing Indianapolis skyline. As noted by Indianapolis Monthly in 2011, the interior's wooden accents and iconic photos of the city "lend the [newly opened] tavern a timeless patina," as diners sip on regional craft beers and thoughtfully selected wines.

Chef Allen Shideler orchestrates the menu and composes its dishes with seasonal ingredients, serving plates such as the chicken pomodoro in accordance with the growing seasons of herbs and the migratory patterns of tomatoes. The tavern is also within walking distance of Lucas Oil Stadium, allowing diners to stroll over to games after dinner.

423 W South St
Indianapolis,
IN
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