Nightlife in Madera

Classic Film Series for One or a Family at Warnors Center For The Performing Arts (Up to 53% Off)

Warnors Center For The Performing Arts

Fulton Mall

Classic films played on the first Thursday of each month inside a historic theater

$40 $19

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"A Slice of Comedy" with Mike Wirtz, Danny Minch, and Keith Carey on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 44% Off)

A Slice of Comedy

Mother Mary's

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Standup from comics Mike Wirtz, Keith Carey, and Danny Minch

$21.60 $12

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Tour, Tasting, and Vodka Lessons for Two or Four at Cold House Vodka (Up to 56% Off)

Cold House Vodka

Valley Spirits

VIP tour of hand-made mico-batches includes vodka, moonshine, and whisky tasting; martini glass or 50ml of vodka or moonshine to take home

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Bottles at Bunting Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Bunting Winery

Murphys

Wines made in the style of the Rhone region of France, including eight red, white, and rosé wines

$32 $15

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Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at Val Du Vino Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Val Du Vino Winery

Murphys

Wine tastings include up to six flights of wine and a take-home bottle

$35 $20

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Winery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four, or 6 or 12 Bottles of Pinot Noir at Pietra Santa Winery (Up to 66% Off)

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

$70 $28

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Wine and Cheese Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Leal Vineyards (Up to 68% Off)

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

$30 $11

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles, or Tasting for Two with History at DeRose Winery (Up to 64% Off)

DeRose Winery

Hollister

Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

$68 $25

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Aimee June Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Aimee June Winery

San Juan Bautista

Boutique winery produces eight natural-yeast varietals, each bottle adorned with hand-crafted artwork

$29 $16

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Reserve Wine Tasting for Two, or Four with Option for Wineglasses at Hahn Estate (Up to 58% Off)

Hahn Estate

Soledad

Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

$30 $15

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Tasting with Take-Home Bottles for Two or Four at Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Ramon Rios Vineyard & Winery

Tracy

Visitors sample a number of vintages, including a chilled rosé, an aromatic majenas, and a fruity malvasia bianca

$32 $16

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Wine Tasting and Take-Home Bottle for Two or Four at Windmill Ridge Winery (Up to 51% Off)

Windmill Ridge Winery

Tracy

Husband and wife team pour samples of their favorites wines at their beautiful 3.8-acre vineyard

$46 $25

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" at Bob Hope Theatre on December 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to 32% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

Bob Hope Theater

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

$50.15 $34

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Reserve Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Hunt Cellars (50% Off)

Hunt Cellars

Paso Robles

Sample a variety of reserve wines in a tasting room that features a 1,200 sq. ft. deck and live music or music from the white grand piano

$40 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 55% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

$20 $10

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Select Local Merchants

Raul and Maria Gutierrez were raised on fajitas in their native Mexico, where many families raise their own chickens and make tortillas by hand. After honing their culinary skills in several Houston restaurants, the couple chased their dreams to Fresno, where Fajita Fiesta was born. Instead of sprouting from a pinto bean, the eatery sprang from one of the Gutierrez’s favorite dishes: tacos al carbon, a union of handcrafted tortillas, fresh pico de gallo, and charbroiled steak, chicken, or pork. Made fresh every hour, the tortillas serve as a canvas for creativity by exhibiting savories such as grilled shrimp, onions, and poblano peppers. For deep-fried fare such as chimichangas and sopapillas, Raul and Maria use canola oil to minimize saturated fat. Margaritas add a heady kick to the evening's festivities, and horchatas end meals on a sweet cinnamon note, with textures smoother than a freshly shorn saxophone. The kitchen also caters feasts for a variety of events, filling bellies with hearty chicken moles and bite-size eats such as mini taquitos.

1850 Van Ness Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

At the Break Room, players grab a cue and maneuver past a foosball table and boxing machine to face off at one of 16 9-foot pool tables. Tunes pump from jukeboxes and LCD televisions readily show the sporting event du jour in a space permeated by free WiFi.

4113 W Swift Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

Manhattan Steakhouse & Bar serves up an extensive menu of fine steakhouse dinner in elegant environs. An order of escargot in champagne, garlic, and parmesan butter ($10.95) or a breadcrumb-coated, fried brie-cheese wedge ($11.95) revs up stomach engines before main meal events. A vast selection of entrée salads offers an abundance of ground-grown sustenance ($6.95+), alongside hearty eats from land and sea, such as the New York Roquefort, an aged, black Angus topped with crumbled blue cheese ($26.95), or pistachio-crusted halibut ($28.95). With dim lighting and city-skyline décor, the eatery's ritzy mid-century vibe and long, full bar welcome guests to settle in for wine or decadent specialty cocktails, such as the white-chocolate raspberry truffle, a mix of Godet, Chambord, amaretto, and white cacao. Reservations, like wearing chain mail while wrestling a bear, are highly recommended but not required.

1731 W Bullard Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

For over 20 years, Austin’s Sanger menu has inspired mouths to stop talking about their screenplay and dive into a hearty waffle breakfast with bacon or sausage and an egg ($6.65), Austin’s classic half-pound burger ($7.45), or an ultra-tender pot-roast platter smothered in gravy and roasted iron cauldrons and served with carrots, onions, and mashed potatoes ($10.45). Hopelessly lost University of Texas students, meanwhile, can find solace in Austin’s Downtown Grill and Sports Bar's menu, starting with the black-bean chili cheese fries ($6.99) or the bacon-, cheese-, and spinach-stuffed mushroom caps ($7.99). After appetizers, carnivorous customers can try out a slow-roasted half chicken ($12.99) or a 12-ounce coffee-rubbed rib-eye steak ($17.99) while seated on a large coffee beanbag chair. In Sanger, slake a terrible thirst with domestic and imported beers along with wines from the local Fresno State, Gibson, and Cedar View wineries. The downtown pub, on the other tentacle, boasts 17 beers on tap and in gilded spittoons scattered throughout the spacious interior.

820 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno,
CA
US

The most beloved entree on Fibber McGee's dinner menu is its black and bleu filet ($28), 9 ounces of meat rolled in black pepper, topped with melted bleu cheese, and served with soup or salad, fresh vegetables, choice of potato or rice pilaf, and ciabatta bread. Fresno foodies, though, can work their way up to it by sinking teeth-tritons into the sweet-potato fries appetizer ($4.75) or the grilled artichoke starter ($6.95) served with spicy mayo. Carnivoyagers may wish to chart a course for the rib-eye steak sandwich ($13.75) or the corned beef and cabbage ($11.95). A selection of pasta dishes and salads are also available, as well as a lunch menu with sandwiches and burgers, including the 1/3-pound Fibber McGee burger ($7.95), topped with swiss cheese, avocado, and bacon—the holy trinity of hamburger heap-ons.

6650 N Cedar Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

BallroomLIVE, a 4,200-square-foot facility equipped with a prom-worthy dance floor and two private classrooms, hosts classes ranging from tango to waltz to salsa to rumba. With lessons open to students young and old, wedding-goers and sweaty-palmed prom attendees alike can develop dance fundamentals through professional instruction. Enthusiastic experts take the lead in each lesson, demonstrating the swagger or statuesque stature required to execute each distinct style.

5721 N 1st St
Fresno,
CA
US