Tickets & Events in Long Island City

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

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

$15 $7

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Cult Movie for Two or Four with Candy at Devil Science Theater 3000 (Up to 55% Off)

Devil Science Theater 3000

Hunters Point

Weekly showings of cult horror, kung fu, and sci-fi movies feature comedic interludes and interactive drinking games

$22 $11

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Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar (Up to 51% Off)

Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar

West Village

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

$106.85 $56

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Great Gatsby End of Year Bash With DJs Kennedy Jones and Lookas on December 31 at 10 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

Great Gatsby End of Year Bash

Amazura Concert Hall

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Great Gatsby–themed New Year’s Eve masquerade includes live sets by energetic DJs Kennedy Jones and LuKas

$62.49 $25

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WOW NYE Winter Wonderland Fundraiser at WOW Cafe Theater on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 52% Off)

WOW NYE Winter Wonderland Fundraiser

WOW Cafe Theater

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Day of festive fun includes adult yoga, film screenings, and a celebratory dance party

$150 $80

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"STOMP" at Orpheum Theatre on January 6–February 8 (Up to 44% Off)

"Stomp"

ORPHEUM THEATRE

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

$87.30 $49

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Final Weeks of "Motown The Musical" at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, December 16–January 16 (Up to 36% Off)

"Motown The Musical"

Account Name Lunt-Fontanne Theater

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The story of the Motown record label is retold with dozens of hits by Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder in the show’s final weeks

$106.25 $77

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

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

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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

$44 $10

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National Theatre Live's "Frankenstein" or "John" at Symphony Space, December 27–January 10 (Up to 41% Off)

"John" or "Frankenstein"

Symphony Space

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National Theatre broadcasts “Frankenstein” starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller, and psychological profile “John”

$28.75 $17

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Broadway Revue, Concert, or Cabaret Performance at 54 Below Through February 28 (Up to 46% Off)

54 Below

54 Below

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Broadway and cabaret icons such as “queen of American caberet” Ann Hampton Callaway take the stage for solo shows and musical revues

$35 $19

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Coco & the Vanity Vixens at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, December 31 (Up to 16% Off)

Coco & the Vanity Vixens

Gramercy Theatre

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Reality TV star Coco and her dancing vixens deliver a seductive burlesque performance; Coco and Ice-T lead the New Year’s countdown

$53 $45

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"Truffles": A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience on December 30–February 28 (Up to 40% Off)

Truffles: A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience

The Barn & Bail Theater

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Gourmet cuisine tops tables on and off stage during a whodunnit centered on a stolen $30,000 truffle

$65 $39

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"Absolution" at St. Luke's Theatre, December 8–December 27 (Up to 47% Off)

"Absolution"

St. Luke's Theatre

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New dark comedy examines love, betrayal, and ambition in the tale of two bankers, their lovers, and the twisted games they play

$66.50 $35

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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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

$99 $49

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NY Knicks Game at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 4th, 10th, or 26th (up to 48% off). Seven Seating Options.

New York Knicks

Madison Square Garden

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The Knicks host a trio of games against the Bucks, Hornets, and Kings throughout January

$88.65 $49

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"Africa Umoja" at Symphony Space, January 6–8 (Up to 48% Off)

"Africa Umoja"

Symphony Space

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Globe-trotting revue celebrates South African culture with both centuries-old traditions and more recent dance styles

$75 $39

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" on December 9–January 4 (Up to 43% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

The Elektra Theatre

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

$86 $49

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"The Greatest Pirate Holiday Spectacularrr!" at The Snapple Theater, December 20–January 3 (Up to 55% Off)

The Greatest Pirate Holiday Spectacular

Snapple Theater

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An improvising crew of swashbucklers turns “A Christmas Carol” into an off-the-cuff, interactive musical based on audience suggestions

$66 $30

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"Honeymoon in Vegas" On Broadway at Nederlander Theatre (Up to 38% Off)

"Honeymoon in Vegas"

Theater District - Times Square

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Tony Danza stars in an adaptation of the 1992 rom-com, with a Jason Robert Brown score the New York Times called “a romantic romp”

$77.75 $51

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"Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge on December 12–January 17 (Up to 50% Off)

Drunk Shakespeare

The Lounge

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The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey

$58 $29

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"Bayside! The Musical!" with Optional T-Shirt at Theatre 80 on December 3–January 15 (Up to 58% Off)

"Bayside! The Musical!"

Theatre 80

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An energetic cast delivers a raunchy send-up of the popular ’90s high-school sitcom “Saved By The Bell”

$39 $19

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"You Can't Take It With You" on Broadway Starring James Earl Jones, January 18–28 (Up to 32% Off)

"You Can't Take It With You"

Longacre Theatre

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James Earl Jones is the snake-collecting patriarch of a devil-may-care family in this Pulitzer Prize-winning farce also starring Rose Byrne

$48.50 $35

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"The Bullpen" – A One Man Show at The Playroom Theater on November 8–January 24 (Up to 46% Off)

"The Bullpen"

The Playroom Theater

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A former incarcerated actor writes and stars in a one-man play about an allegedly guilty criminal

$34.90 $19

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Watch Magicienne Belinda Sinclair Perform in a Private Conjuring Room

Interactive Magic Performance

Clinton

Magicienne Belinda Sinclair performs elegant sleight of hand and mind to inspire her audiences with awe

$150 $65

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Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages, Nov. 21–Feb. 22 (Up to 57% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

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A family who has honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

$82 $35

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"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater Through March 31, 2015 (Up to $ Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Snapple Theater

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

$68.25 $30

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Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through March 31 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

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

$76.90 $55

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Music at the Institute Concert Series on December 6, January 18, February 7, March 7, or April 4 (Up to 40% Off)

Music at the Institute Concert Series

Ukrainian Institute of America

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Each show is preceded by a pre-concert talk

$30 $18

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

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

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

$46.56 $10

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Standup Comedy Workshop with Comedian Buddy Flip, Plus Tickets to a Standup Show (Up to 81% Off)

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop from Buddy Flip Plus Comedy Show

Geenwich Village Comedy Club

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

$310 $59

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

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

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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

$20 $10

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Standup Show for Two, Three, or Four at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club (Up to 93% Off)

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

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Comedy club hosts the cream of the gut-busting crop, with nationally recognized comedians taking the stage each night

$40 $4

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Monday Night Magic at The Players Theatre (Up to 48% Off)

Monday Night Magic

The Players Theatre

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, and comedy

$69.50 $36

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Admission to a Scaryoke Show for Two or Four Plus Drinks at Times Scare NYC (Up to 50% Off)

"Scaryoke"

Times Scare NYC

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Shequida—a drag queen, opera singer, and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant—hosts a karaoke show for adults

$60 $30

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Drinking-Game Show for Two or Four from A Drinking Game NYC (Up to 53% Off)

A Drinking Game NYC

New York

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

$40 $19

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

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

$39 $19

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Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (55% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

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

$30 $14

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"Lennon: Through a Glass Onion" at Union Square Theatre, Performances December 19–January 11 (Up to 55% Off)

"Lennon: Through a Glass Onion"

Union Square Theatre

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Actor and singer John R. Waters embodies John Lennon in an intimate show featuring beloved songs by the Beatle

$96.95 $44.50

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Lizzie Blazquez Concert for Two at Santos Party House on Saturday, December 27, at 5 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Lizzie Blazquez

Santos Party House

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A bilingual EDM musician anchors a danceable evening that also features Interstellar Freelancers, Undercover Rabbis, and Sam Scroll

$28.40 $15

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Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on March 11–29 (Up to 44% Off)

Paul Taylor Dance Company

David Koch Theatre

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Company’s fourth season at Lincoln Center showcases a diverse repertoire by the last living member of the American modern dance pantheon

$63 $43

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"Disenchanted!" at Theatre at St. Clement's, November 26–December 31 (Up to 53% Off)

"Disenchanted!"

Theatre at St. Clement's

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Famous fairy tale princess sing frankly about life after “happily-ever-after” in an adults-only musical

$82.50 $49

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Circus Now at NYU Skirball Center on January 8, 9, or 10 (Up to 35% Off)

Circus Now

NYU Skirball Center

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Nine acclaimed companies from six countries celebrate and reinvent the circus experience during three days of innovative thrills

$43 $28

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"How 2 B A New Yorker" with Full Italian Dinner on September 26–January 3 (Up to 31% Off)

"How 2 B A New Yorker"

The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square

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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

$62.50 $43

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Standup Comedy at Levity Live Comedy Club (Up to 79% Off)

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

$92 $20

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"The Accidental Pervert" at 13th Street Repertory Company, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Up to 65% Off)

"The Accidental Pervert"

13th Street Repertory Company

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Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

$54.92 $19

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The Metropolitan Opera's "Hansel and Gretel," "La Traviata," or "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" on January 1–27 (Up to 43% Off)

Metropolitan Opera

Metropolitan Opera

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Engelbert Humperdinck’s candy-crazed witch, Offenbach’s tortured poet, and Verdi’s consumptive courtesan command the Met’s celebrated stage

$88 $50

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Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Symphony

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Alice Tully Hall

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Award-winning guest artists from all over the world join the orchestra for a season of modern and classical symphonic pieces

$47 $24

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Festival Chamber Music Concert at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Festival Chamber Music

Carnegie Hall

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Five diverse programs for intimate groupings of strings, woodwinds, and keys, including a guest appearance from the Chicago Harp Quartet

$40 $20

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Cabaret Night for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at Metropolitan Room (Up to 74% Off)

Metropolitan Room

Flatiron District

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

$79 $22

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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

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

$50 $4

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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

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

$170 $65

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Standup Comedy for Two, Four, or Six, Plus Tickets to Future Shows at New York Comedy Club (Up to 96% Off)

New York Comedy Club

New York Comedy Club

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Every night hosts standup or themed events such as Paid or Pain, where audiences decide if comedians are rewarded or punished

$150 $9

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"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 50% Off). New Dates Available Through Dec. 24

Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

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World-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new set piece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

$93.20 $47

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"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical" at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (Up to 60% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears LIVE! in Family Matters: The Musical"

Manhattan Movement & Arts Center

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The Berenstain Bears make the leap from page to stage, sharing themes of honesty, patience, and forgiveness in Bear Country

$56.90 $26

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Big Apple Circus's "Metamorphosis" at Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center on January 1–10 (Up to 67% Off)

Big Apple Circus

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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Thrilling two-hour circus develops a theme of transformation via trapeze artists, jugglers, and contortionists, among other performers

$83 $50

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Comedy Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY Through March 28 (Up to 81% Off)

Stand Up NY

Stand Up NY

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

$66 $15

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Exotic Belly Dance Show and Dinner with Belly-Dance Lesson on Friday, January 16, at 6 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. (58% Off)

Exotic Belly Dance Show and Dinner

Drom

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Pro dancers Layla Isis, Mariyah, and Sira teach guests the basics of belly dance and perform during a Turkish kabob dinner

$69 $29

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American Symphony Orchestra's "Mona Lisa" at Carnegie Hall on Friday, February 20, at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

American Symphony Orchestra

Carnegie Hall

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Schillings’ dramatic opera reveals the fictional backstory for Mona Lisa’s smile, one that involves a love triangle and a string of pearls

$32.25 $16

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St. John's Men's Basketball Game at Madison Square Garden on January 21 or February 7 or 23 (Up to 53% Off)

St. John's Red Storm Men's Basketball

Madison Square Garden

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A talented St. John’s squad heads to Madison Square Garden for a trio of Big East Conference contests

$37.50 $20

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Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos for Two at The Cellar Through March 28 (Up to 48% Off)

Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

The Cellar

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Duo of bantering pianists lead a nightlong all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

$46.50 $24

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Standup Show and One Drink at Broadway Comedy Club Through March 31 (Up to 70% Off)

Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Standup shows featuring nationally touring headliners fill comedy club with laughs every night of the week

$33 $10

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Sip Wine and Talk Theater with a Broadway Producer

Dine with a Broadway Producer

Sardi's Restaurant

Thirty-year Broadway veteran Lauren Class Schneider answers your questions about behind-the-scenes happenings at Broadway productions

$60

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

DROM

Downtown

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

$126 $45

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$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

Clinton

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

$40 $16

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Movie Outing for Two or Dinner and a Movie for Two at Cinemart Cinemas (Up to 60% Off)

Cinemart Cinemas

Forest Hills

Catch recent blockbusters and indie films following a cafe meal of sandwiches, wraps, pizza, or crepes

$22.50 $9

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"Tamburlaine the Great" at Theatre for a New Audience on December 22 Through January 4 (Up to 52% Off)

"Tamburlaine the Great"

Theatre for a New Audience

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Battles and rivalries abound in Marlowe’s epic drama of conquest, directed by a four-time Olivier winner and starring an Obie winner

$82 $39

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"Shatner's World: We Just Live In It" at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 10 (Up to 46% Off)

Shatner's World: We Just Live In It

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post

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Television and film star takes audiences on a one-man tour of his career

$58.15 $32

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME at Barclays Center on February 19–28 (Up to 45% Off)

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus Xtreme

Barclays Center

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Extreme athletes join forces with human cannonballers, a passionate animal trainer, and the Ringling Bros. elephants for a high-voltage show

$26.75 $15

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"Stand-Up Comedy: The Laugh Tour" at Art House Productions (Up to 55% Off)

Stand-Up Comedy: The Laugh Tour

Art House Productions

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Monthly showcases featuring comics seen on television and at major comedy festivals

$20 $9

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

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

$60 $29

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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

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

$14 $6

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"Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay" at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, January 24 (Up to 30% Off)

"Rock & Roll Is Here to Stay"

Lehman Center

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The Platters (“Only You”) and The Belmonts (“Runaround Sue”) join fellow doo-wop bands for a night of sing-along hits

$50 $35

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Little Anthony & The Imperials at Bergen Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Little Anthony & the Imperials

Bergen Performing Arts Center

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Doo-wop group behind the smash hit “Tears On My Pillow” takes fans back in time with a medley of hits culled from their decades-long career

$45.45 $22

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on December 26 or 27 (Up to 51% Off)

"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

NJPAC

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The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$33.35 $20

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MMA Cage Fighting Series "Battle In The Ballroom" for One at the Robert Treat Hotel on Saturday, February 28 (39% Off)

MMA Cage Fighting Series "Battle In The Ballroom"

The Robert Treat Hotel

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Rising MMA talent rattles the cage at Fight Club Champion’s “Battle in the Ballroom” on February 28

$64.20 $39

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Standup-Comedy Show at Rockwells American Restaurant Through January 31 at 9 p.m. (Up to 87% Off)

Rockwells American Restaurant

Rockwells American Restaurant

Every week, three comedians entertain guests dining on hearty American cuisine such as gorgonzola-bacon burgers and pulled-pork sandwiches

$20 $4

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The Fab Faux: The Beatles – All Together and Solo Years at Wellmont Theater on February 28 (Up to 60% Off)

The Fab Faux

Wellmont Theater

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Acclaimed tribute act, featuring “Letterman”’s Will Lee and “Conan”’s Jimmy Vivino, perform hits that the Beatles never played live

$63 $24.99

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Upscale Comfort Food for Two or Four at Love Nightclub and Supper Club (Up to 51% Off)

LOVE Nightclub and Supper Club

Carle Place

Chefs serve up everything from southern fried chicken sliders topped with chipotle gouda to short rib tacos drizzled in poblano pepper sauce

$50 $25

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Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve on December 31 at 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Long Island Comedy: New Year's Laughin Eve

Multiple Locations

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Celebrate the new year with comedians seen on Comedy Central, VH1, and The Sopranos

$40 $20

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Founded by Queens native and The Late Late Show vet Steve Hofstetter, Laughing Devil Comedy Club lobbed its inaugural laughs in late 2011. Its debut on the city's comedy scene came after weeks of anticipation and attention in the New York Post, the Queens Courier, and the Queens Tribune. Within its intimate 70-seat venue, bartenders draw from a top-shelf drink menu to forge potions such as The Andy Kaufman's blend of Saint Germain, Patrón tequila, and pineapple or pour drafts of Chimay Triple, brewed in the traditional manner by Belgian prop comics.

4738 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City,
NY
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Situated on 63 acres of Mitchel Field—a former military base—Nassau Coliseum is dedicated to those who lost their lives while serving their country. When its doors opened four decades ago, this entertainment hub became a portal, transporting crowds to hours of sound and spectacle. Since then, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus has performed every year, racking up the record for most performances, followed closely by the Grateful Dead, which has permeated the air with its brand of jam 35 times, leaving audiences exhilarated and hankering for peanut butter and bread.

1255 Hempstead Turnpike
Uniondale,
NY
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On Thursdays, professional comedians point out the movie?s most obvious plot holes and most subtle Fellini homages while audiences partake in drinking games and dish their own commentary. Then on weekends, they offer brunch, along with comedy classics and marathon viewings of comedy legends.

4738 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City,
NY
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For more than 20 years, Igor Dyachenko has trained with top coaches around the world and won numerous awards in international competitions. As a former world champion, certified instructor, and founder of D-Dojo Karate, he calls upon those years of experience to fuse classical Japanese karate techniques with modern science, including knowledge culled from biophysics, biomechanics, and reruns of The Bionic Woman. The dojo is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and an official branch of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF), headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa. Dyachenko trained with Kanazawa, a 10th-degree black belt who studied with the creator of Shotokan karate.

Dyachenko and his team strive to train students quickly with basic karate techniques known as kihon, kata, and kumite exercises. Children practice exercises through running, jumping, and playing, in order to help develop physical strength, agility, and mental toughness. Dyachenko also used his karate skills and sense of humor to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech on The Colbert Report.

2 W 47th St
New York,
NY
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Choreographing the much-beloved tango scene in Scent of a Woman is a shining point on anyone's resum?. For Paul Pellicoro, it is one of many distinctions awarded to him and his staff of professional dance instructors at DanceSport, the go-to studio for Latin and ballroom dance. Their choreography and performance work has graced the diverse sound and theater stages of The Today Show, A River Runs Through It, and the Harlem Jazz Dance Festival, among many others. Their lessons have benefited Chris Cuomo and Good Morning America anchors Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts.

Rousing group classes take place across nine air-conditioned studios, each one outfitted with a wood-sprung floor carved from an oak tree wearing a tutu. Whether leading these sessions, helping couples prepare their wedding dance, or contributing to charitable causes such as Gilda's Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, or Night For Ni?os, DanceSport's sure-footed staff flourishes with skill, patience, and compassion.

22 West 34th St
New York,
NY
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The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and foxtrot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

201 E 34th St
New York,
NY
US