Missouri Nightlife

"Nice Work If You Can Get It" at Peabody Opera House, October 10–12 (Up to 40% Off)

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Peabody Opera House

$76.50 $46

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Crowd-pleasing romantic comedy whisks audiences to the Roaring Twenties in a musical set to classic George and Ira Gershwin tunes

Pub Food and Drinks at The Hangout Sports Bar & Grille (Half Off)

The Hangout Sports Bar & Grille

Springfield

$30 $15

Expansive, more than 60-foot bar provides a backdrop for friends who can shoot pool, listen to live music, and nosh classic pub food

Beer and Arcade Games at Gunther's Games (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Gunther's Games

Downtown Columbia

$15.50 $7.50

Challenge friends to games of Pac-Man, Area 51, or AC/DC pinball while sipping brews from Boulevard Brewing Company or O'Fallon Brewery

Australian Pink Floyd at Family Arena on Saturday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

Australian Pink Floyd

Family Arena

$32.75 $16

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Musicians from Down Under channel the entire Pink Floyd experience with laser shows, animations, and a giant floating kangaroo

$10 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at The Landing

The Landing

Northland

$20 $10

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Burgers, award-winning wings, and house-baked pretzels; local and national musicians play live every weekend

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Valley Park (Up to 68% Off)

Funny Bone Valley Park

Funny Bone Valley Park

$35 $16

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Sip beverages while watching sets from comedians seen on national TV and on local stages

Group Party Packages with Drinks and Snacks (Up to 90% Off). Four Options Available.

Pink Galleon Billiards and Games

Multiple Locations

$39 $16

Party guests sip free drinks and play pool on hot-pink tables; beach-themed decor includes airbrushed murals of mermaids and pirates

Wine-Tasting Package for Two at The White Rose (Up to 47% Off)

The White Rose

Marion

$36 $19

Intricate, handmade wines crafted from hand-picked grapes on the site of a century-old, family-owned Irish estate

Wine and Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery (Up to 52% Off)

Bias Winery & Gruhlke's Microbrewery

Berger

$39.50 $19

Tastings include up to seven samples of beer, 10–15 samples of wine, and a glass of wine or pint of beer to cap the experience

Bernie and Red, Comedy Duo Show for Two with Refreshments at Branson's House of Comedy on October 4–27 (Up to 44% Off)

Bernie and Red, Comedy Duo

Branson's House of Comedy

$70 $39

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Married couple from Liverpool regale audiences with musical parodies, gags, sketches, and stories; includes popcorn and soda

Wine Tasting with Pairings for Two on October 10 or 17 at The Wine Bar (61% Off)

The Wine Bar

Martin City

$100 $39

Wine tasting features samples of eight wines, light appetizers, and one bottle to take home

Missouri Ballet Theatre's "Dracula" at Edison Theatre on Friday, October 17 or Saturday, October 18 (Up to 42% Off)

"Dracula"

Edison Theatre

$25 $19

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Missouri Ballet Theatre's sensual, haunting ballet of Bram Stoker's blood-spattered love story arrives just in time for Halloween

One or Three $15 Vouchers for Sports Bar Cuisine at Field Box (50% Off)

Field Box

Saint Charles

$15 $7.50

Guests build their own burger or nosh on kabobs and mini tacos in sports-themed restaurant

$6 for One Movie Ticket at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (Up to $11.50 Value)

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Mainstreet

$11.50 $6

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Watch first-run blockbusters and classics free from distractions such as texting as servers bring food and drinks directly to your seat

Two or Four Movie Tickets with Parking at MX Movies (Up to 46% Off)

MX Movies

Downtown St. Louis

$24 $13

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Upscale theater features oversized chairs and a full kitchen

Movie Outing for Two or Four with Medium Popcorns at Fine Arts Theatres (Up to 46% Off)

Fine Arts Theatres

Multiple Locations

$27 $15

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Projectors show first-run Hollywood, independent, and art-house films on 13 screens as moviegoers snack on popcorn at one of four venues

Movie and Concessions Credit for Two or Four at Hi-Pointe Theatre (Up to 39% Off)

Hi-Pointe Theatre

Hi-Pointe

$28 $17

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Snack on popcorn and soda while watching new blockbusters and classic films in a historic 1920s theatre

Gastropub Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Spectators Restaurant & Bar (45% Off). Three Options Available.

Spectators Restaurant & Bar

Kansas City

$40 $22

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Eclectic menu includes barbecue pork flatbreads, duck confit, and goat cheese salad served inside Sheraton hotel eatery

Beer Flights and Burgers for Two or Four at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten (Up to 43% Off)

Anheuser-Busch Biergarten

Saint Louis

$28 $16

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Beer lovers can sample from over 18 beers on tap paired with our 8-ounce Angus burger.

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

The Murder Mystery Company

The Tiffany Ballroom

$60 $29

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

Draft Beer Tasting for Two or Two Appetizers and Four Draft Beers at Kirkwood Station Brewing Co. (Up to 45% Off)

Kirkwood Station Brewing Co.

Saint Louis

$34.50 $19

Rotating selection of 11 draft beers on tap; signature brews include ales, lagers, and seasonal draft beers

Wine Classes for Two or Four at Cellar Rat Wine Merchants (Up to 53% Off)

Cellar Rat Wine Merchants

Crossroads

$80 $39

Experts pour up to eight wine samples in classes exploring basics of tasting & different varietals at award-winning wine shop

Wine and Appetizers for Two or Four Thursday–Sunday at The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge (Up to 56% Off)

The In Spot Dessert Bar and Lounge

Skinker DeBaliviere

$34 $15

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Southern-style snacks complemented by house wine in intimate, romantic lounge replete with leather furniture

Beer Tastings with Take-Home Brews at Alpha Brewing Company (Up to 49% Off)

Alpha Brewing Company

Downtown St. Louis

$25 $13

Tasting flights and pints served inside the taproom of a microbrewery that serves a variety of ales

Food and Drinks for 2, 4, 6, or 10 at Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Lucky's Dueling Piano Bar

St. Louis

$58 $29

As players bang away on the lounge's dual baby grands, guests cheer or sit back with refreshing cocktails and tasty eats

120 Minutes of Speed Dating from Armor ON Armor OFF (44% Off)

Armor On Armor Off

Café Napoli

$25 $14

Ladies will be stationary while the men rotate; enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer and appetizers.

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At Screenland, campy and classic are rarely mutually exclusive terms. The movie theater serves as a cinematic time machine, transporting spectators through the history of Hitchcock's mysteries and straight into the heyday of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Though it also shows current titles, its schedule is often beholden to audience whims—the Crossroads location hosts new independent films that are uniquely screened at this sole location. This dual devotion to cherished and modern flicks helped Screenland earn the 2012 Readers' Choice award for Best Movie Theater from the Pitch.

Even outside the projection room, nostalgia rules. More than 40 games, from Donkey Kong to Missile Command, test dexterity at the Crossroads location's retro arcade, where guests can purchase passes to play indefinitely or until Frogger finally flags down a cab. Photographs taken by former Kansas City mayor Dick Berkley accompany historical trivia in the adjacent gallery, and celebrity handprints mark the outdoor patio. Greeting cinephiles out front is a marquee salvaged from the Isis Theatre, just as it once greeted a young Walt Disney when he shared his early animations there.

Wedding receptions and corporate meetings alike have taken advantage of the theater's capacity for private functions. At both exclusive and public events, however, a full-service bar supplies guests with libations, cracking open bottles of Boulevard Pale Ale and Tallgrass Velvet Rooster.

408 Armour Rd
Kansas City,
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In his 2010 review, Riverfront Times reporter Ian Froeb revealed the origin of Ernesto's Winebar?s distinctive name. Instead of honoring a chef or long-lost relative, the name pays homage to the owners' love for Ernest Hemingway's simplistic style. Chef Stephanie Hay has risen to the challenge, translating the clean complexity of The Sun Also Rises or the masculine energy of Green Hills of Africa into a menu of tapas and hearty entrees. Diverse flavor profiles mimic Papa Hemingway?s wanderlust, corralling global flavors including chili lime, wasabi tobiko, and even red pepper sauce to create festive tapas such as the truffle-infused grilled cheese, which was named the best grilled cheese of 2010 by Riverfront Times.

The cheese-and-charcuterie menu details hearty repasts from all corners of the globe, with plates of smoky blue cheese from Oregon and salchich?n white pork from Spain joining notes of green peppercorn, tomatillo, and even brown sugar for nods to Latin America and the Mediterranean. Ernesto's has also gone to great lengths to locate wine varietals from France, Germany, and Spain for pairing with large steaks and seafood entrees delicately saut?ed in a wide array of wine sauces.

Ernesto's butter-hued walls appear to melt in the light from wall sconces and flickering red candles. Above lush hardwood paneling, several framed photographs offer a glimpse of Hemingway at his most virile??aggressively writing at his desk, and using a large steak as a body pillow. For a touch of warmth during fall weather, patrons can also retreat outdoors, where a mammoth brick fireplace casts rich glow on Ernesto's sleek cobblestone patio.

2730 McNair Ave
Saint Louis,
MO
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Freezing Missouri winter winds howl outside Tropical Liqueurs' fogged-up windows, but inside, the atmosphere is decidedly beach-like. Palm trees and nautical knickknacks decorate the lively interior, but the true stars of this tropically themed watering hole are the frozen-drink dispensers, which churn with colorful, fruity potations. Bartenders load large styrofoam cups with potent slushies made from creative combinations of juices, liqueurs, and fruit purées. They rotate drink selections regularly, spotlighting a toasted-almond concoction one week—packed with coffee liquor, amaretto, and vanilla ice cream—and a daiquiri with fresh strawberries the next. Icy potations in hand, visitors turn their attention to games of pool or flat-screen televisions, which broadcast local sports games or horror movies where local sports games come to a temporary halt when the mascot turns out to be an actual tiger. During warmer months, visitors loll in the sun out on the wooden patio and enjoy the beverages that Inside Columbia hailed as a "Columbia staple" when it dubbed Tropical Liqueurs the Best Place for a Girls' Night Out in 2012.

420 S Campbell Ave
Springfield,
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Though the city's name would seem to suggest otherwise, Independence residents must still—by law—interact with each other occasionally. Luckily, Independence Events Center serves to bring the community together, hosting everything from national concert tours to youth hockey leagues within its walls. Such stars as Kelly Clarkson have graced the stage within the 5,800-seat arena, also home to local sports teams such as the Central Hockey League's Missouri Mavericks and the Major Indoor Soccer League's Missouri Comets. Additionally, a community rink lets residents and nonresidents alike hit the ice for programs ranging from open-skating sessions and lessons to private rentals for Civil War reenactments.

19100 E Valley View Pkwy
Independence,
MO
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When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it’s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they’ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.

The academy’s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance—some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III—but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers’ misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.

1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
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ImPulse Fitness' passionate instructors center their classes on camaraderie and supportive energy. Bootycamp fitness classes combine resistance and cardio training to sculpt muscles into toned masterpieces. A veteran Zumba instructor leads international-rhythm-inspired workouts, getting participants to sweat in the original universal language of dance aerobics. The turbo-kick class combines aerobic exercise with muscle-building martial-arts moves, and Vinyasa flow and Hatha yoga classes home in on body, mind, and spirit. Students can also develop abdominal prowess and articulate bellybuttons during shimmy-inducing belly-dance classes.

220 SE Douglas St
Lees Summit,
MO
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