Nightlife in Laconia

Up to 53% Off at Beer Tasting at Milly’s Tavern

Downtown Manchester

$75 $35

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Cream ales, porters, and IPAs from an onsite microbrewery pair with appetizers of flame-grilled wings or loaded nachos

Up to 57% Off Mead Tour and Tasting

Londonderry

$50 $25

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Expert mead maker Michael Fairbrother offers up fermentation insight as well as fruit-tinged and spiced meads for tasting

Up to 54% Off Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Attrezzi

Portsmouth

$130 $65

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Wine and chocolate experts pair gourmet chocolates and truffles with private-label wines

Up to 50% Off at J. Michael’s Family Sports Pub

Windham

$58.50 $29

Family-friendly restaurant & pub serves up jumbo wings, reubens, steak tips, & 20+ sandwiches in a unique space with 30 big screen TVs

58% Off Italian Wine Class for Two The Wine Steward

Hampstead

$140 $59

The class focuses on Italy’s growing regions, most common varietals, and food pairings as students taste and learn about wine and antipasto

New England Civic Ballet – $19 for "Snow White"

Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College

$22 $19

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Dancers leap through the classic Grimm tale of jealousy and magic; a meet-and-greet follows matinées

Up to 75% Off Comedy Show for Four

Riverton

$60 $15

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Standup comics from Comedy Central and NBC perform as guests watch from private tables

41% Off Distillery Tour

Riverton

$32 $19

Distiller with from long line of liquor producers incorporates creative elements into gin-, whiskey-, and rum-making processes

Lisa Williams – Up to 41% Off Psychic Medium

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

$81.75 $48

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Psychic medium with two books and two Lifetime TV programs under her belt connects audience members with late loved ones

Up to 43% Off Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert

Durgin Hall at Greater Lowell Music Theatre

$21 $12

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An homage to Broadway songwriting greats might include favorites such as "My Favorite Things" and "Oklahoma!"

50% Off American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $20

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Up to 49% Off One-Woman Show

The Larcom Theatre

$39 $20

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A one-woman show explores the lives of history's most famous—and infamous—bad girls

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Film buffs across six states stare wide-eyed at large cinema screens, losing themselves in first-run Hollywood movies and the smell of fresh, buttery kernels within Your Neighborhood Theatre's 17 locations. Though all theaters prioritize comfortable seating, old-fashioned friendly service, and high-stakes preshow trivia slideshows, each location encompasses its own distinct charm, be it through arthouse décor, 3-D screens, or Rhode Island's vintage 1950's drive-in setting.

9 Old Lake Shore Rd
Gilford,
NH
US

Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

99 Elm St
Manchester,
NH
US

Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Chef Patrick Ogle crafts a menu of updated American favorites that pair perfectly with World Sports Grille's expansive selection of craft beers, bourbons, whiskies, and single-malt scotches. Burgers start with certified Angus beef, turkey, or chicken breast meat, and can be further customized with the diner's choice of toppings. Other examples of elevated pub fare include a Guinness-braised bratwurst, maple-glazed scallops, and rustic pizzas.

Even diners who aren't hungry can find fun at Worlds Sports Grille, however. The venue broadcasts professional sports games on numerous HD televisions, and fifteen billiards tables invite guests to show off their own competitive skills. A dart room, a shuffleboard area, and occasional live music will also keep the recently revamped space pulsing with energy, much like a snake with his tail caught in an electrical outlet.

50 Phillippe Cote St
Manchester,
NH
US

When Broadway showman Walter Hartwig and his wife Maude opened the Ogunquit Playhouse in 1933, they likely never realized they were establishing a theatrical legacy. Then again, they might have had an inkling—from the very beginning, the playhouse hosted performances from luminaries including Ethel Barrymore, Bette Davis and Walter Matthau. Even today, it’s not unusual to see famous names and attached talents treading its historic boards, such as Stefanie Powers from Hart to Hart or Charles Shaughnessy from The Nanny. It’s all part of the theater’s mission to provide the best shows possible while promoting the local arts. Along with star-studded Broadway musicals, the stage hosts dance shows, children’s theater, and acting workshops for the next generation of spotlight-stealers.

10 Main St
Ogunquit,
ME
US

People around the country may be able to enjoy filet mignon, crab cakes, and other elegant American cuisine, but not with the same flavors as The District. That’s because the restaurant crafts its seasonally inspired menus with ingredients from more than 15 local farms. Aside from delighting taste buds with pan-seared local cod and bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin with plum barbecue sauce and house sauerkraut, the chefs hand cut their fries and pair them with housemade ketchup and create ice-cream flights made from local snow people. Handcrafted cocktails allow clients to imbibe local flavors, such as the cider-press cocktail—made with absolute pear and house-mulled NH cider—or The District’s local rhubarb mojito.

103 Congress St
Portsmouth,
NH
US

It's a tradition dating back to the 1930s, and for many moviegoers, it still eclipses the modern multiplex experience. But it's also threatened by extinction. With only an estimated 357 drive-ins still functioning throughout the US, Saco is one of the last places where an audience of automobiles can bask in movie magic under the twinkling starlight. With speakers propped by the car windows and affordable concessions at hand, viewers laugh, cry, and cheer at double features of first-run films while knowing exactly who's kicking the seat behind them. Those who want to keep this American tradition going can donate to Project Drive-In, which aids outdoor theaters as they strive to make the pricey conversions to digital projection.

969 Portland Rd
Saco,
ME
US