Tickets & Events in Linden

Standup Comedy at Garden State Comedy Club (Up to 55% Off)

Garden State Comedy Club

Flemington Raritan Diner

$54.50 $25

Headlining comics perform at a club housed inside a welcoming diner

Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four on Weekday or Weekend at Maplewood Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Maplewood Theater

Maplewood

$34 $17

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Groups of two of four enter under an old-fashioned marquee to watch first-run movies as they nosh on popcorn

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

$35.90 $18

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

Exclusive Presale Tickets for the Liberty Hockey Invitational Tournament at Prudential Center

Liberty Hockey Invitational

Prudential Center

$68 $68

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Host-team Princeton, 2013 NCAA Champion Yale, and two other esteemed D1 squads square off in a four-game hockey tournament

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

CityPlex12 Newark

West Side

$15 $8

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

One, Five, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Ticket and Popcorn at Hudson Mall Cinemas (57% Off)

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

$60 $29

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

One, Five, or Ten Movie, Popcorn, and Soda Packages for Two at Lincoln Cinemas (Up to 57% Off)

Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

$16 $8

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

Staten Island Yankees Game Package with Grill Food and Optional Derek Jeter Statue (Up to 64% Off ). 9 Games Available.

Staten Island Yankees

Richmond County Bank Ballpark

$43.60 $20

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Six-time New York-Penn League champions face off against fellow future stars as fans eat unlimited burgers, hotdogs, and chicken

Exotic Mediterranean Dinner, Belly-Dancing Show & Belly-Dance Class at Drom ($69 Value)

Drom

Drom

$69 $29

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Exotic belly dancers seduce a hip venue

Wednesday Night at EastVille: "Anya Yovich Presents" at EastVille Comedy Club on August 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Wednesday Night at EastVille: 'Anya Yovich Presents'

EastVille Comedy Club

$40 $20

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Up-and-coming comic showcases a roster of similarly skilled standup performers

“Body Worlds: Pulse” Human-Anatomy Exhibit at Discovery Times Square (Up to 46% Off)

"Body Worlds"

Discovery Times Square

$23.41 $13

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Exquisitely preserved specimens show the inner workings of human anatomy, letting guests gaze at real muscles, nerves, and blood vessels

"Pippin" at Music Box Theatre, August 19-31 (Up to 39% Off)

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

$69 $49

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

Electric Rush with Anitserum and Meaux Green at Stage 48 on Friday, August 29, at 10 p.m. (Up to 44% Off)

Electric Rush

Stage 48

$21.49 $12

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Art installations and bursts of colored light heighten the bass-heavy sounds of DJs Antiserum and Meaux Green

"Donkey Punch" at SoHo Playhouse on August 15–31 (Up to 36% Off)

Donkey Punch

SoHo Playhouse

$49.75 $32

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Two best friends, one prudish and the other more adventurous, give each other's romantic philosophy a whirl

ComedyJuice Standup for Two, Four, or Six at Gotham Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

ComedyJuice

Gotham Comedy Club

$40.66 $21

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Upcoming comics have been seen on such national platforms as Conan, Showtime, and Comedy Central

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 52% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 2

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

$80.95 $39

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Christmas starts in August as the world-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new setpiece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

10th Emerging Trends Runway Show During NY Fashion Week at Holy Apostles Ballroom on September 4 (Up to 42% Off)

Emerging Trends During NY Fashion Week 2014

Holy Apostles Ballroom

$37.67 $22

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Up-and-coming designers from Dubai, Nigeria, London, Paris, and the United States showcase their unique looks

"Mamma Mia!" at Broadhurst Theatre (Up to 43% Off)

"Mamma Mia!"

Broadhurst Theatre

$70 $49

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including "Dancing Queen" and "Take a Chance on Me"

"Stomp" at Orpheum Theater on August 16–September 21 (Up to 48% Off)

"Stomp"

Orpheum Theatre

$86.95 $55

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Rotating cast of witty percussionists pound out beats on household instruments during an award-winning international show

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, August 2-September 21.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

$85 $39

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Parody of the bestselling “Fifty Shades of Grey” see original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through September 28 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $55

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center on Friday–Wednesday Through November 23 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

$83.25 $37

The world's longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

$68.25 $30

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The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos for Two at Brick NYC Through November 29 (Up to 53% Off)

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

$112 $26

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Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on November 1–23 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

$76.99 $45

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

$44 $10

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

Drinking-Game Show for Two or Four from A Drinking Game NYC (Up to 51% Off)

A Drinking Game NYC

New York

$40 $20

The best '80s movies are brought to life on stage and combined with an audience-participation drinking game for extra fun

Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

$39 $19

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Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

$30 $15

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll & Hyde Pub (Up to 53% Off)

Jekyll & Hyde Pub

West Village

$100.85 $50

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Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

$20 $10

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on August 8–January 4 (Up to 51% Off).

"Wayra: Fuerza Bruta"

Daryl Roth Theatre

$99 $49

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

Discover a Jazzfest and Fish Fry at a Brooklyn Brownstone

Intimate Jazz Concert and Dinner

Brooklyn

$40 $40

Debbie McClain assembles some of the city's best jazz performers into her living room for a salon-style concert fueled by a homemade meal

Freestyle Boom "The Kings of Freestyle" at Santos Party House on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 50% Off)

Freestyle Boom "The Kings of Freestyle"

Santos Party House

$50 $25

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Hits by freestyle stars including George Lamond, Johnny O, Soave, David from Nice & Wild, Julio Mena, Jill Tirrell, and DJ Mickey Garcia

The BLAME Game: Original Sin" by The Hip-Hop Dance Conservatory on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 51% Off)

"The BLAME Game: Original Sin"

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet

$80 $39

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The H+ annual summer exhibition features both the repertory company and Summer Intensive students from the community

One or Two Days at The Seed: A Vegan Experience on August 9-10 for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

The Seed

SoHo

$30 $15

Two-day vegan convention includes notable vegan speakers, cooking demos, film screenings, and samples from top vegan restaurants

MOMIX "Dreamcatcher" at State Theatre on September 18 at 8 p.m. (Up to 67% Off)

Momix

State Theatre

$45 $15

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High-concept dance performance from the mind of choreographer Moses Pendleton weaves athleticism and grace with surreal props

Fantasia at The Wellmont Theater on August 31 at 8 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

Fantasia

Wellmont Theater

$69 $30

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Grammy- and American Idol–winner shares songs from her latest album, Side Effects of You

Early-Access Movie Experience with Snacks for One, Two, or Four at Alpine Cinemas in Brooklyn (Up to 51% Off)

Alpine Cinemas

Bay Ridge & Fort Hamilton

$19.25 $10

Thursday ticket grants early access to upcoming big-name, first-run movies, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Maleficent & Hercules

Somerset Bears Football Game for Two or Four at Frank "Nap" Torpey Athletic Complex (Up to 44% Off). 5 Games Available.

Somerset Bears

Frank "Nap" Torpey Athletic Complex

$32 $18

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The Somerset Bears return to the field in hopes to build upon last year's success as division champions

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical" at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (Up to 55% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE!"

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

$49.95 $26

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Adapted from beloved children's books, the show teaches kids valuable lessons through fun songs and dances before postshow meet and greet

New York Mets Game at Citi Field. Four Games and Four Seating Options Available.

New York Mets

Citi Field

$17 $11

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The Mets swing through August during match-ups against N.L. rivals; Boyz II Men concert keeps Citi Field rocking on August 16

"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me" at The Gene Frankel Theatre on August 29–September 6 (Up to 50% Off)

"Someone Who'll Watch Over Me"

The Gene Frankel Theatre

$19.98 $10

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Frank McGuinness drama weaves dark humor into the tale of three hostages—an Englishman, an Irishman, and an American—struggling to survive

$99 for Entry to Hot Dog Happy Hour Hosted by Mo Rocca on Friday, October 17

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Standard, High Line

$160 $99

CBS correspondent and former "Daily Show" personality Mo Rocca hosts a Groupon-exclusive hot-dog tasting in The Standard's Biergarden

Standup for Two at Comic Strip Live (Up to 79% Off)

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

Nightly lineups include TV-tested personalities and up-and-coming performers

"Revolution In the Elbow," August 12–September 20 (Up to 50% Off)

"Revolution In the Elbow"

Minetta Lane Theatre

$77.80 $39

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Icelandic concept album with sweeping rock anthems becomes a lauded Off-Broadway production

Broadway Revue, Concert, or Cabaret Performance at 54 Below Through December 31 (Up to 46% Off)

54 Below

Clinton

$35 $19

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Broadway and cabaret luminaries, including Tony-winning tap dancer Savion Glover, take the stage for solo performances and musical revues

"Drunk Shakespeare" at Quinn's Bar on August 14–September 26 (Up to 41% Off)

"Drunk Shakespeare"

Quinn's Bar

$37 $22

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One actor gets hammered while the rest stay mostly sober through whirlwind renditions of Shakespeare's plays

"This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, September 29-October 31 (Up to 33% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

$133.50 $89

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

"Dead Sexy Burlesque" Admission and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Times Scare NYC (Up to 55% Off)

"Dead Sexy Burlesque"

Clinton

$40 $20

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Neo-burlesque performers put on titillating performances themed around monsters, zombies, and death

"702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical" for Two or Four at Broadway Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

702 Punchlines and Pregnant: The Jackie Mason Musical

St. Luke's Theatre

$119 $49

Jackie Mason's daughter stars in comic musical about her parents' affair, her birth, and the subsequent paternity suit

Show and Drinks for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Tribeca Comedy Lounge (Up to 94% Off)

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

$50 $4

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Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

$16 for Two to See an Eight Is Never Enough Improv Show on Saturday at 3 p.m. or 8 p.m. ($40 Value)

Eight is NEVER Enough Improv

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Brazilian Dinner and Dancing for Two or Four at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) (Up to 65% Off)

S.O.B.'s ( Sounds of Brazil )

SoHo

$170 $65

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

The Awesome '80s Prom for One Ticket at 42West (Up to 46% Off) 

The Awesome 80s Prom

42West

$55.98 $30

Audience members interact with a cast of 80s movie-based characters while partying to a soundtrack of 80s hit tunes

Magic Show for Two at Broadway Comedy Club (Up to 54% Off)

Magic Show

Broadway Comedy Club

$63 $29

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The magic show may include mind-reading tricks inside a lauded comedy club

Standup Comedy at Levity Live Comedy Club (Up to 81% Off)

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

$100 $20

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

New York Liberty WNBA Game at Madison Square Garden on July 29 or August 8 (Up to 61% Off). Multiple Seating Options.

New York Liberty

Madison Square Garden

$117.80 $49

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Riding a recent hot streak, the Liberty bring pesky defense and tenacious rebounding into a pair of games against Eastern Conference rivals

$99 for Entry to Oktoberfest sponsored by The Village Voice, presented by Jägermeister, and hosted by Andrew Zimmern on Sunday, October 19

Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE

The Garden at Studio Square NYC

$130 $99

James Beard Award-winning TV personality Andrew Zimmern hosts a Groupon-exclusive Oktoberfest bash with beer, brats, and a live oompah band

Admission for Two to Every 2014 Show at Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 90% Off)

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$500 $50

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Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

$15 $7

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

Tango Lovers Company Show at Queens Theatre on October 14–15 at 8 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

Tango Lovers Company Show

Queens Theatre

$47 $37

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A celebration of the world's cultural heritage showcases staccato footwork and spirited music

2014 Chain NYC Film Festival at Chain Theatre, August 4–16 (Up to 50% Off)

2014 Chain NYC Film Festival

Chain Theatre

$20 $10

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Independent filmmakers showcase their work in an intimate black box theater

$29 for a Cabaret Outing for Two with Four Drinks at Duplex Piano Bar Cabaret ($86 Value)

The Duplex

West Village

$86 $29

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Cabaret stages shows of all styles as talented bar staff sling suds & mix cocktails while belting out popular songs to live piano notes

$35 for a Margarita March with Eight Margaritas on Saturday, August 21 ($64.29 Value)

Margarita March

Multiple Locations

$64.29 $35

Guests down eight specialty margaritas at a tasting tour celebrating the drink; also includes food nibbles, photo, and music

Peking Opera at David H. Koch Theater on August 23–24 at 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

Classic Plays of the Mei School, Lady Mu Guiying Takes Command

David H. Koch Theater

$80 $35

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Two performances fuse music, dance, martial arts, dialogue, and intricate costuming in honor of Mei Lanfang, a legend of the art form

Blue Man Group at Astor Place Theatre on August 28–October 13 (Up to 31% Off)

Blue Man Group

Astor Place Theatre

$92.30 $64

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

"How 2 B A New Yorker" Dinner and Show at Planet Hollywood Times Square on August 1–30 (Up to 31% Off)

"How 2 B A New Yorker"

The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square

$62.50 $43

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Comedic actors Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle take on more than 70 characters as they weave tales of NYC past and present

"Mulan" at The Ellen Stewart Theatre on August 11–September 13 (Up to 41% Off)

"Mulan"

The Ellen Stewart Theatre

$73.50 $43

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All-female dance-and-percussion troupe retells the classic story of a young Chinese woman who joins the army to fight the Huns

Standup Comedy at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, July 26–September 27 (Up to 50% Off)

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Greenwich Village Comedy Club

$10 $5

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Established and up-and-coming comedians deliver laughs at a weekly show

The Theatre Project's "Macbeth" at The Players Theatre on September 5–28 (Up to 50% Off)

"Macbeth"

The Players Theatre

$60 $30

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Prohibition speakeasies, burlesque performers, and the Charleston swirl around a 1920s take on Shakespeare’s tale of murder and ambition

Standup for One or Two at The Grisly Pear Comedy Club on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Grisly Pear Comedy Club

New York

$20 $10

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Weekly standup-comedy series that features performers spotted on Comedy Central and MTV

Dinner and Live Performance for Two or Four at DROM (Up to 66% Off)

DROM

Downtown

$126 $45

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Eclectic shows, from rock concerts to burlesque performances, complement dinners of Mediterranean-inspired appetizers, sandwiches, and wine

Monday Night Magic Show for One or Two at The Players Theatre at 8 p.m. (50% Off)

Monday Night Magic

The Players Theatre

$66.50 $33

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight captivated audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, comedy, & dazzling shows of dexterity

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents "La Fille Mal Gardèe" on Friday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Ajkun Ballet Theatre Presents "La Fille Mal Gardèe"

Hostos Center for Arts and Culture

$40 $22

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Classic comedic ballet follows two lovers as the maiden's mother attempts to keep them apart

Mary Bridget Davies: The Star of Broadway's "A Night With Janis Joplin" at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (Up to 41% Off)

Mary Bridget Davies: The Star of Broadway's "A Night With Janis Joplin"

B.B. King Blues Club and Grill

$35.25 $21

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Star of Broadway's "A Night With Janis Joplin" lends her gritty, powerful pipes to blues anthems and Joplin hits

Mary Dimino for One, Two, or Five at 13th Street Repertory Company on Saturday, August 9 (Up to 89% Off)

Mary Dimino

13th Street Repertory Company

$52.69 $10

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed New-York-Italian personality

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The Union County Performing Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating in the historic Rahway Theatre. Enjoying a prime location in Union County, UC PAC is dedicated to making this landmark theatre your choice for the performing arts and entertainment. With 1,300 seats, the Union County PAC is one of the

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Rahway,
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Starry Night Dance Studio hosts a never-ending dance party atop its polished wood floors, inviting all to join and even offering free classes for beginners. Instructors wear the shoes of multiple ballroom styles to teach the centuries-old waltz alongside West Coast swing and merengue, a two-step dance outstripped in simplicity only by the one-step known as walking. Aerobic Zumba workouts and belly-dance classes loosen students’ hips while building muscle tone and cardio endurance. Additionally, Starry Night’s experienced dancers choreograph dances for special events such as weddings, quinceañeras, mortgage signings, and bar mitzvahs, and happily help students to prepare for landmark celebrations.

246 North Ave
Garwood,
NJ
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It's no secret that kids have short attention spans. Normally that's a challenge, but at Kidz Village, it's the expectation. The staff has assembled more than 12 themed play areas inside the facility, ranging from simulations of a hair salon and a comic-book store to an arcade (with real prize tickets) and a fairy-tale castle. And if families feel like dropping by on a whim, they're more than welcome, as open play is available everyday. Adults always receive free entry and can relax in an area with complimentary WiFi and views of all the play areas. An onsite restaurant, Perky's Pizza, serves chicken tenders and hot dogs to keep kids fueled.

The party packages at Kidz Village are quite accommodating, as they include a mix of both open access to play areas and reserved time in a private party room. In the private room, staff hosts orchestrate a custom lineup of games that might include limbo or trivia based on the birthday child's favorite TV shows. Even once the private-room reservation is over, groups are welcome to stay and party for free until closing time or the staff's nap time.

507 King Georges Rd
Woodbridge,
NJ
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Whether coaching students as individuals or in a group setting, the certified instructors at the Westfield School of Dance draw from years of teaching and performance experience in their chosen styles. All are specialized in one to three disciplines of dance, and pass on their knowledge through a progressive syllabus in a range of classes. They organize students by skill level, coaching them in tap, jazz, modern dance, Russian ballet, and musical-theatre performance. For more experienced dancers and aspiring professionals, they also conduct work-study programs and student-teacher training. These experiences allow students to work alongside their teachers as well as guest artists to learn new choreography, develop teaching techniques, and uncover the mystery of what really happened that fateful night at Swan Lake.

Throughout the year, students are given the chance to showcase what they've learned in two venues. In the more minimalistic setting of the Black Box, beginner-level students perform original choreographed dance concerts. The annual spring Main Stage show folds novice through advanced dancers into a full-scale production, complete with live musicians, costumes, scenery, and props.

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Westfield,
NJ
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The Maplewood Theatre's name hovers above the marquee in an art-deco script over a row of lights, conjuring up nostalgia of the classic cinemas of yesteryear. But the retro-style facade doesn't mean that the movies are also throwbacks. Instead, the modern movie screens flicker with first-run films. The theater's 3D capabilities allow patrons to slip on glasses that make them feel as if they're in the middle of the action or to protect their eyes when they accidentally dunk their faces into 3-D popcorns.

155 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood,
NJ
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Harlem Globetrotters Playing Three-on-Five

Since forming in the 1920s, the Harlem Globetrotters have continued to entertain millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a trademark blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship. For the team's 2014 tour, a rotating [roster](http://gr.pn/PHdb6w) of Globetrotter favorites?including three female players?takes to the hardwood each game. Spectators might spot veteran guard [TNT](http://gr.pn/rOe0P4) sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker [Quake](http://gr.pn/QTIGVh), whose high jump once cleared 7 feet, cruelly dashing his dreams of working in a ceiling-fan store. The Globetrotters might also present a study in contrasts with 5-foot-2 [Too Tall](http://gr.pn/PHdmPh) and 7-foot-4 [Stretch](http://gr.pn/1dYrbUt), the team?s tallest member. During each Globetrotters game, youngsters laugh along and witness the jovial jocks performing classic routines of unconventional passing and sudden transmutations of water into confetti. To infuse their visits with an extra shot of unpredictability, the Globetrotters also let fans in each city vote on special rules for every game; past rules have included the use of a four-point shot and the installation of a penalty box. Over the years, similar antics have followed the Globetrotters around the world, including to 122 countries and territories and all six continents on which basketballs grow naturally. The Globetrotters? extensive travels haven?t gone unnoticed: they?re one of the few teams to earn a spot in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as ambassadors of the sport.

165 Mulberry Street
Newark,
NJ
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