Nightlife in LaPorte

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting at Free Run Cellars

Berrien Springs

$16 $8

Participants receive a souvenir glass and tastings of five of the winery's small-batch wines or spirits

Up to 54% Off Wine Tasting at Hickory Creek Winery

Baroda

$50 $25

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Customers taste locally grown wines in rustic tasting room, pulling up to the rough-hewn wood bar or stepping outside for picturesque views

Up to 45% Off at Smith's Downtown Tap and Grill

Mishawaka

$20 $11

Cooks assemble heaping plates of nachos, pizzas, shaved prime rib sandwiches, and hot meatball subs inside family-friendly bar & grill

Clint Black — Up to 51% Off Concert

Star Plaza Teatre

$46.75 $23

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Award-winning country artist fills hits such as "Killin' Time" and "We Tell Ourselves" with his twangy tenor

Up to 47% Off a Wine Tasting at Baroda Founders Wine Cellar

Baroda

$16 $10

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Each guest samples seven wines, five classic varieties and two speciality wines, during the winery visit

Mo Alexander – Up to 58% Off Standup

Five Star Comedy Bar

$24 $10

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“Funniest Person in Memphis” winner and regular on The Bob and Tom Show winds up audiences with devious and though-provoking comedy

Steppenwolf Theatre Company – Up to 62% Off

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

$71 $34

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Sisters Meesh and Manda try to help their mother prepare for imminent bankruptcy, but all Mom wants to do is sing about pioneer times

Barry Gibb: Mythology The Tour Live – Up to 49% Off

United Center

$66.50 $35

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On his "Mythology" tour, the legendary singer-songwriter salutes his brothers in a set spanning the entire Bee Gees catalog

$8 Off Movie Outing

Logan Square

$19 $11

Historic theater screens current releases and classic films

"Second City's Game Night" – Up to 46% Off

Near North Side

$31.50 $17

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Using audience suggestions, skilled improvisors create scenes that riff on TV game shows at the new cabaret theater

Riverfront Mayfest – Up to 57% Off Festival

Chicago Tribune Festival Lot

$23.25 $10

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New outdoor music festival features '90s tribute acts on Friday, local bands on Saturday, and country music on Sunday

Third Rail Music Festival – Up to 39% Off

Chicago Tribune Festival Lot on Chicago River

$82.37 $55

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Chicago's newest electronic dance music festival hosts local and national underground artists including Animale, DJ Rozz, and RKTR

Uncover the Secrets of the Human Body at an Autopsy Seminar

Bucktown

$50 $50

The founder of the Autopsy Center of Chicago fields questions about death and the body during a slideshow

"Girls Night: The Musical" – Up to 50% Off

The Apartment at Lion Head Pub

$66 $33

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Girls Night: The Musical follows five women sharing life stories during a night of karaoke filled with bawdy laughs and classic songs

Up to 64% Off a Wine Tasting at Beviamo

West Town

$50 $19

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Two reds, two whites, and one bubbly from across the world recommended by a wine specialist; complimentary eats

Up to 51% Off Movie Package at The Harper Theater

Hyde Park

$40 $20

Renovated historical theater screens blockbuster films in high-def digital projection

$10 for Drinks at Glascott’s Saloon

Lincoln Park

$20 $10

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Bellied up to a wooden bar at an authentic speakeasy, guests sip on a selection of 18 draft beers, imported brews, and glasses of wine

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

Half Off Dessert for Two at The Solstice

DePaul

$26 $13

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Gelato paired with martinis in 20 dessert flavors such as crème brûlée, peanut butter cup, key lime pie, and Asian mint hibiscus

Gorilla Tango Theatre – Up to 30% Off Burlesque

Bucktown

$35 $25

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Performers sling jokes and shed clothes during burlesque parodies of Batman and Star Wars

Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra – Up to 73% Off

Harris Theater for Music and Dance

$44 $12

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The national premiere of a symphony suppressed by the Nazis, a Vaughan Williams piece, and a collaboration with the lauded Avalon Quartet

Up to 50% Off One-Act Comedy

Mary's Attic

$24.06 $12

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Ensemble presents George Bernard Shaw's one-act comedy of adulterers discovering they've accidentally swapped spouses

The Plagiarists – Up to 53% Off "War Song"

Berger Park Coach House

$26.87 $12.50

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A story of an African-American sergeant in the Civil War comes alive through song, poetry, and writings by W.E.B. DuBois and Lincoln

Trippin Billies – Up to 42% Off Dave Matthews Band Tribute

Cubby Bear

$26 $15

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Popular group pays tribute to Dave Matthews Band with spot-on instrumentation and vocals

LePercolateur – Up to 57% Off Gypsy Jazz

Mayne Stage

$28 $12

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High-energy gypsy-jazz quintet gets swinging with energetic showmanship and soulful singing; includes an unreleased live CD

Up to 66% Off Concerts or St. Patrick's Fest

The Abbey Pub

$9.99 $5

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Acclaimed Beatles tribute act, classic-rock cover concert, or St. Patrick's Day Fest with beer

"Triumphant Love" – Up to 43% Off Dramatic Dance

Bronzeville

$26.62 $17

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Three couples face love's challenges and celebrate its triumphs through drama and dance

Up to 31% Off Dance Performance

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$27.37 $19

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Choreography and monologues weave together in an evening examining body image and celebrating women

Up to Half Off Concert for Two at The Elbo Room

Lakeview

$20 $10

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Intimate music venue hosts diverse schedule of local and national performers, including former member of Prince's New Power Generation

Up to 40% Off R&J Productions' "Desperate"

Harold Washington Cultural Center

$50 $30

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Groupon salutes Black History Month with R&J Productions and Richard Gallion's third show—a tale of personal ambition and family duty

The Indie Horror Film Festival – Up to 43% Off

The Assembly Hall at Schurz High School

$53 $30

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Gore, grime, and psychological terror reign for a weekend in independently produced horror movies from across the country

Up to 43% Off Piano Concerto Competition

Chicago Symphony Center

$20 $12

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Full orchestra backs three young finalists of international music competition as they perform piano pieces

Up to 67% Off Drag Show and Drinks at Hydrate Nightclub Chicago

Lakeview

$36 $15

Audiences watch a rotating guest lineup of drag performers strut their stuff onstage while sipping champagne

Up to 66% Off Martini and Vodka Tasting at Mid Oak Distillery

Midlothian

$56 $28

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Guests enjoy mini martinis and light appetizers such as a cheese platter at Mid Oak Distillery

Half Off Pub Food at Harry's Sports Bar

Countryside

$22 $12

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Sports bar with more than 30 TVs and three projection screens entertains guests devouring wraps, pizzas, and nachos

Shop, Sip & Tip Business Expo – Up to 55% Off

Holiday Inn Chicago Matteson Conference Center

$20 $9

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Ladies night bustles with business vendors, shopping, cash bars, raffles, live music, and DJ sets

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A smattering of 20 sauces and seasonings dripping from handspun wings coats patrons' fingers as they cheer on their favorite professional sports teams broadcast on Buffalo Wild Wings' TVs. Eyes are torn between watching teams dribble a ball, shoot a puck, and land a grand jeté, and plates of plentiful wings, burgers, wraps, salads, and ribs. For more entertainment, trivia games exercise brains, and the Blazin' Challenge offers recognition for those brave enough to down a dozen wings slathered in the eatery's hottest sauce in 6 minutes.

212 Lincolnway
Valparaiso,
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Executive chef Jack Rickey brightens up his dishes at Billy Jack’s Bar and Grill by packing every recipe with crimson tomatoes, yellow sweet corn, and other colorful southwestern ingredients. The fiery flavors of chipotle peppers and chiles stimulate tongues when blended into the poblano-cream sauce poured over sizzling steak and shrimp or the aioli drizzled over sweet and spicy pork medallions. Bold ingredients find their way into seafood dishes as well, from the peaches that sweeten the BBQ roasted salmon to the jalapeno sauce that coats the restaurant's crab-stuffed tilapia and crab-stuffed piñatas.

2904 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso,
IN
US

Martinis Culinary Cocktail Lounge is aptly named—the bar's martini list boasts a roster of cocktails more than 120 drinks long. However, bartenders also pour top-shelf spirits and craft beers to complement their Mediterranean plates, which range from chicken parmesan and tortellini to build-your-own pizzas. The kitchen staff also whips up seafood dishes, such as shrimp stuffed with blue crab and linguine with clams, which evoke Italy’s seaside regions more appetizingly than free glasses of salt water. As patrons drink and dine, the lounge’s weekly shows entertain with comedy sets and live music.

1004 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso,
IN
US

Dubbing the theater “The Palace” when it opened in 1921, Chicago architect J.S. Aroner strove to capture a regal ambiance with a patchwork of diverse, though uniformly opulent, building styles. Patrons today can spot baroque, Greco-Roman, and even art-deco designs as they drift through the restored rose, blue, and cream entryway. But in 1959, The Palace was crumbling, and it seemed that future generations would miss out on this aesthetic experience. A concerned citizen by the name of Mrs. Ella Morris swooped in, though, purchasing the building for an undisclosed sum and then selling it back to the city for $1, which she promptly blew on gumballs. Newly named, the theater welcomed such acts as Louis Armstrong, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac in the ensuing decades until a major, two-year overhaul began in 1998. Now restored to its original condition, the venue hosts standup acts, Broadway musicals, big-name concert performances, and fully produced ballets.

211 N Michigan St
South Bend,
IN
US

While technically and metaphorically a chain restaurant, Houlihan's bedazzles its chain with glitter and winsome intrigue, boldly preparing every last bite of its savory fare by hand. Hosts of diverse ingredients culminate inside one open kitchen where professional food handlers slice, sauté, marinate, and arrange food to its tasty and aesthetic best, allowing each meal to display its individuality before being broken down into individual nutrients for absorption in the body. Casual dining is elevated by meticulously designed restaurants that pepper a patron's experience with a playlist of hand-picked tunes and customer-designed coasters that give a voice to condensation-catchers.

4240 N Main St
Mishawaka,
IN
US

Many families gather for holidays, weddings, and other special events. The Kambouris and Zaronias clans also convene to celebrate Greek and American cuisine at Maxim's Restaurant, their eatery, cocktail lounge, and catering service. Their lunch and dinner menu brims with hearty comfort food such as homemade soup, roast turkey with dressing, shish kebobs, and more than a dozen types of pasta dishes. Tivoli pizzas, one of the kitchen's specialties, can be ordered Greek-style with gyro meat and feta cheese or American-style with hamburger or barbecued pork. From 6 a.m. to midnight, the cooks also prepare homestyle breakfasts, including omelets, biscuits and gravy, and crepes with fruit or chocolate chips. In the lounge and sports bar, mixologists pour domestic drafts and craft colorful cocktails such as bloody marys and Maxim's fruit punch. The space also hosts toga parties teeming with ouzo shots, bottled beers, and music from a live DJ.

7205 Broadway
Merrillville,
IN
US