Nightlife in Monfort Heights

Up to 29% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Jackie Kashian

The Redmoor

$17 $12

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The Dork Forest podcast host goes on tour, fresh off release of new comedy special and album, This Would Make an Excellent Horcrux

Esquire Theatres – Up to 50% Off Movie Tickets and Snacks

Esquire, Mariemont & Kenwood Theatres

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

See new releases and independent films at one of three movie theaters, including the century-old Esquire

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Up to 58% Off Broadway Sing-Along

Broadway Sing-Along

Riverbend Music Center

$43 $18

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The Cincinnati Pops invite the audience to sing along with showtunes from musicals as diverse as "The Sound of Music" and "Jersey Boys"

Up to 56% Off Under the Streetlamp Concert

"Under the Streetlamp"

Aronoff Center for the Arts

$45.25 $20

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Harmonizers rouse crowds with four-part vocal arrangements of classic 1960s tunes

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant – Up to 51% Off

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

$61.50 $30

Established headliners and emerging comics incite guffaws at a popular comedy-club franchise

Up to 50% Off at The Little Nashville of Newport

Little Nashville

Newport

$20 $10

Bar that features live music also dishes out cuisine such as fried catfish, beer-battered chicken fingers, and Black Angus beef burgers

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

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

Up to 55% Off Wine and Dinner at Elk Creek Vineyards

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $27

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Dayton Funny Bone – Up to 72% Off Standup Comedy

Dayton Funny Bone

Beavercreek

$36 $15

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Nationally touring standups take the stage at the Dayton outpost of the celebrated comedy club chain

43% Off Sports-Bar Food

Sidelines Grill

Dayton

$7 $4

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

Up to 46% Off "Play It by Heart" Musical

"Play It by Heart"

The Loft Theatre

$46 $25

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Musical from Tony Award-winning writer explores themes of heartache and familial love against the backdrop of the country music industry

50% Off Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery

Talon Winery

Shelbyville

$20 $11

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

Up to 57% Off Wine and Cheese at Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Chrisman Mill Vineyards

Multiple Locations

$40.98 $20

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Platter of beer cheese and wine cheese to enjoy at either location, with wine and wineglasses to take home

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

Boney James – Up to 52% Off Jazz Concert

Boney James

Louisville Palace

$52.49 $25

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An award-winning saxophonist melds genres in support of his 2013 album The Beat

The Laughing Derby – Up to 75% Off Standup

The Laughing Derby

The Laughing Derby

$48 $12

Club hosts nationally touring comedians, filmed live for FOX television series

Up to 51% Off at The Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective

Fairgrounds

$79.94 $39

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

Up to 51% Off Burgers at O-Line Sports Grill

O-Line Sports Grill

East Louisville

$29.85 $16

Sports flicker across TVs as diners dig into fried pickles, calamari, and burgers topped with nacho ingredients or stuffed with cheddar

Up to 45% Off Pub Food at Gypsy's Sports Grille

Gypsy's Sports Grille

Louisville

$20 $11

Cod-cake sliders with jalapeño-ranch dressing and pork-tenderloin sandwiches served up at a restaurant that supports no-kill animal shelters

Up to 47% Off Winery Tour and Tasting

Trader's Point Winery

Park 100

$46 $25

Tour details the winemaking process, followed by a tasting of five different varietals from an award-winning collection of wines

Up to 51% Off a Movie Outing at Studio Movie Grill

Studio Movie Grill

College Park

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

Dancing Pros Live! – Up to 50% Off

Dancing Pros Live!

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

$50 $25

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Professional dancers from Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance compete in a live show hosted by Alan Thicke

Jesse McCartney – Up to 57% Off

Jesse McCartney

Egyptian Room at Old National Centre

$35 $15

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Singer, songwriter, and actor shares soulful pop hits in support of his latest album, In Technicolor

42% Off Upland Oktoberfest Admission

Upland Brewing Company

Military Park

$50 $29

The craft brewery's Bavarian-style lager complements local food at a one-day Oktoberfest celebration that showcases local musicians all day

81% Off In-Home Wine-Tasting Party from PRP Wine

PRP Wine

Redeem from Home

$265 $49.99

A wine consultant leads a tasting of eight wines during a 90-minute tasting party for up to eight guests

Up to 58% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner

Occasions Divine

Near Northside

$400 $169

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121-year-old Victorian clubhouse hosts a five-course dinner, spiced up by 1 of 10 devious murder mysteries

43% Off Wine Tastings for Two at Buck Creek Winery

Buck Creek Winery

Southeast Indianapolis

$30 $17

Visitors head to the tasting room to sip five samples of wine crafted onsite; use a $12 credit toward a bottle

The Dirty Heads, Fuel, and Filter – Up to 55% Off

The Dirty Heads, Fuel, Filter

INDYpendence Concert for Cancer

$23.69 $12

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Concert benefitting cancer patients features reggae stars The Dirty Heads and alternative hard-rockers Fuel and Filter

Bill Engvall – Up to 59% Off Standup

Bill Engvall

Hilbert Circle Theatre

$48.50 $20

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Blue Collar TV star waxes humorous on everyday life and its complexities and absurdities

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Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades The Wine Guy Bistro, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
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Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.

1555 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati,
OH
US

From behind a pair of baby grand pianos, two pianists take audience requests each Friday and Saturday night at The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar, urging the crowd to sing along in a display of musical showmanship. The ivory ticklers hail from all over the country and belt out popular tunes from the past 50 years that they’ve memorized by heart or tattooed on the inside of their eyelids. Onlookers seated at tables around the stage or nestled into plush couches in the lounge sip cocktails, quaff brews, and dive into salty snacks. Although the show runs on Fridays and Saturdays, drinks specials pop up each night and salsa-night Wednesdays promise copious amounts of hip shaking.

441 Vine St
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Within Anand Indian Restaurant's bustling kitchen, a team of culinary alchemists carefully blends herbs and spices for its diverse range of Indian dishes. The chefs call upon North Indian traditions to craft tandoori plates, where a special clay oven locks seasoned juices inside cuts of meat better than a mime gives directions to the highway. Meanwhile, South Indian recipes forge Uttappam, Indian-style pancakes crowned with chilis and vegetables, and dosa, thin rice crêpes bundled with savory fillings. Meanwhile, more than 20 meatless dishes offer mouthfuls of creamed lentils, house-made cheese cubes, and sweet baby carrots imbued with light spices.

10890 Reading Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
US

The Cincinnati Film Festival showcases moving pictures from all over the globe from October 8 to October 16. Your all-day pass (a $20 value) gets you access to a full day of screenings and workshops. Start your cineday with the Shorts Block 9, a collection of short films playing at the Esquire Theater, and then hop over to Main St. Cinema to catch "Runaways: Producing In Ohio," as a panel of local industry insiders discuss the past, present, and future of Ohio film production. Locavores can cheer on hometown heroes at the Esquire during 48 Hour Film Project: Take 2, a mash-up of mini-movies produced by Cincinnati filmmakers, before indulging in behind-the-scenes voyeurism with a screening of Saturday Night, a 90-minute Saturday Night Live documentary directed by actor James Franco. The weeklong film fest's Awards Gala will be held on Friday, October 15 at Memorial Hall, where a special award will be presented to musician/TV personality/producer Nick Lachey for his contributions to the local production community. A ticket to the gala (a $25 value) gives formal-loving filmophiles an excuse to break out tuxes and ball gowns, as this gala is black-tie optional with a required tweed-based business-dress minimum. Check the program guide for a complete list of screenings. Organizers recommend you arrive at all events 30 minutes ahead of time to procure the best seats in the house, away from the permanent front-row installations of 10-gallon hats and actual honey-filled beehives.

320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
US

Creating a custom-made wine is a lot more rewarding than producing questionable homemade toothpaste. At Tino Vino Vintners, the 6- to 10-week process begins with you “researching” (tasting) wine varietals to determine what you want yours to taste like. Five tastings will introduce your palate to its options in a round of speed dating for the taste buds. Next, the desired grapes are crushed, pressed, concentrated, and mixed with reverse-osmosis-filtered water, yeast, and other ingredients under the supervision of a winemaker. The winemaker will watch over your mixture’s progress during its two to three weeks of fermentation before stabilizing the wine with an optional clarifying agent and racking (removing sediment). Once your wine has been bottled, you may either pop it open and have a party or stash it away to let it age as gracefully as Burton Gilliam.

3665 Erie Ave. #3
Cincinnati,
OH
US