New York Nightlife

"Evil Dead: The Musical" at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Tilles Center for The Performing Arts at LIU Post

Tilles Center for The Performing Arts at LIU Post

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Campy stage musical lovingly tranforms Sam Raimi’s splatterfest with jaunty tunes and gallons of old-fashioned gore

$36.15 $22

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"Heartbeat of Japan" at Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State College on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 35% Off)

Heartbeat of Japan

Performing Arts Center at Buffalo State College

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World-renowned drummer, called “a taiko legend,” takes the stage for an exploration of natural rhythms

$55 $36

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Pub Food and Drinks at Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Bathtub Billy's Restaurant and Sports Bar

Maplewood

Popular sports bar pairs live broadcasts with hearty pub burgers, pizzas, and supreme nachos

$30 $15

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"Bedbugs!!!" at ArcLight Theatre through October 26 (Up to 36% Off)

"Bedbugs!!!"

Arclight Theatre

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Sci-fi spectacle and glam-rock camp combine in the musical tale of a lonely young exterminator out to avenge her mother’s death

$77 $49

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Mötley Crüe – The Final Tour with Alice Cooper at Oncenter War Memorial Arena on October 29 (Up to 42% Off)

Mötley Crüe

Oncenter War Memorial Arena

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The final tour sees Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, & Mick Mars going out big, performing glam-metal hits with special guest Alice Cooper

$60.75 $35

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Palace Theatre on December 11 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 36% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band GREATEST HITS LIVE!

Palace Theatre

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of fan favorites and new material in a dance-along show

$42.20 $27

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Ajkun Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Whitney Theater on December 5–6 (Up to 41% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Whitney Theater

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$29 $17

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Bob Saget at St. George Theatre on October 26 at 7 p.m. (Up to 43% Off)

St. George Theatre

St. George Theatre

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Notoriously R-rated standup comic and Full House star tours in the wake of the publication of his book Dirty Daddy

$57.15 $35

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Ice Wine Taste & Learn Experience for Two or Four at The Ice House Winery (Up to 53% Off)

The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake

Tasting and lesson on ice wines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

C$20 C$10

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live on December 2 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live

Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena

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Pop quartet of Nick Jr. stars play irresistibly catchy tunes from a trove of new material and fan favorites in a dance-along show

$52.75 $31.50

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Two-Day International Oktoberfest with Commemorative Beer Mug at Broadway Mall on October 25–26 (Up to 50% Off)

International Oktoberfest

Broadway Mall

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A beer garten offers festive lagers as guests wander to food trucks and dance to live music

$27.87 $14

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Whiskey, Beer, and Appetizer for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Beer at Blue Ribbon Tavern

Blue Ribbon Tavern

Spring Valley

Gourmet sandwiches pair with flights of whiskey and craft and classic beers

$38 $19

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Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

$32 $23

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Movie with Popcorn and Soda for Two or Four at Destinta Theatres (55% Off)

Destinta Theatres

New Windsor

Customers enjoy a movie and snacks at a recently renovated theater with new digital projectors, sound systems, lighting, and carpeting

$38 $17

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$15 for $25 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Downtown Hookah Lounge

Downtown Hookah Lounge

Middletown

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

$25 $15

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$16 for Two Wine Tastings and a Cheese Board at Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden ($30 Value)

Thirsty Owl Outlet & Wine Garden

Saratoga Springs

The tasting includes your choice of five wines and a cheese board with three local and international cheeses

$30 $16

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Two Hours of Pool with Beer and Pretzels for Two or Four at Bay Shore Billiards (Up to 53% Off)

Bay Shore Billiards

Bay Shore

Friends play pool for up to two hours while enjoy bites of salty preztels and sips of refreshing beer

$40 $20

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$149 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner

Multiple Locations

Travel to three Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, or blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

$350 $149

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Citi Field Fall Fest for an Adult or Child on October 26 at 12 p.m. (Up to 60% Off)

Citi Field Fall Fest

Citi Field

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Trick-or-treat in your best costume, carve pumpkins, and raise money for City Harvest at a festival hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Met

$10 $4

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Axial Theatre Presents "The Seagull" Nov. 8–23 (Up to 46% Off)

"The Seagull"

St. John's Episcopal Church Community House

Axial Theatre presents Chekhov’s biting tragicomedy of unrequited love and human folly in the Russian countryside of the 19th century

$26.87 $16

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93.1 Amor a Nuestra Musica feat. Pablo Alboran at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, December 5, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 63% Off)

93.1 Amor a Nuestra Musica feat. Pablo Alboran

Nassau Coliseum

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Pablo Alboran fronts a lineup of Latin music artists such as Natalia Jimenez, Frank Reyes, and Victor Manuelle

$34.70 $13

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GFour Productions Presents "Menopause the Musical" on November 9 (Up to 36% Off)

"Menopause The Musical"

Ulster Performing Arts Center

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Four women deal with menopause to the tune of parodies of well-known songs from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s

$50 $32

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Wine and Food Tasting for Two or Four at Spring Lake Winery (50% Off)

Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

$20 $10

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$199 for Prost! A German Beer Tour for Two from Long Island Beer Bus by Tapped Enterprises Inc. ($300 Value)

Long Island Beer Bus by Tapped Enterprises Inc.

Lake Ronkonkoma

7-hour tour includes food and beer at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant plus beer flights at Black Forest Brew Haus and Barrage Brewing Company

$300 $199

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Two Hours of Pool for Two or Four with Pub Food and Drinks at Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill (Up to 57% Off)

Raxx Pool Room, Sports Bar & Grill

West Hempstead

Players take aim on pristine pool tables and nosh on burgers and wraps between turns

$53 $25

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Craft-Beer Tasting for Two or Four at Oyster Bay Brewing Company (55% Off)

Oyster Bay Brewing Company

Oyster Bay

Seasonal beers crafted from ingredients from around the world; brewmasters will be onsite for questions

$29 $13

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Four Ballet Long Island Performances for Two, Three, or Four at Islip Town Hall West (Up to 76% Off)

Ballet Long Island

Multiple Locations

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Kid-friendly productions of ballets such as Alice in Wonderland, The Nutcracker, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

$312 $79

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$19 for Two Hookah Sessions at Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge ($38 Value)

Aladdin's Restaurant and Hookah Lounge

Amsterdam

Patrons lounge on plush furniture as they puff smooth flavors of shisha from hookahs

$19 $9.50

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Movie and Casual American Food for Two or Four at TJ's Dinner Theatre (Up to Half Off)

TJ's Dinner Theatre

Angola

Pizza, burgers, cotton candy, and more served in a movie theater with a big screen and a projector from 1949

$30 $15

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Two Hours of Billiards with Drinks for Two or Four at VIP Billiards (Up to 55% Off)

VIP Billiards

Bayport

Groups of two or four spend two hours shooting cue balls across one of 20 pool tables

$38 $19

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Two Hours of Pool with Drinks and Pizza for Two or Four at Bison Billiards (Up to 58% Off)

Bison Billiards

Bison Billiards

Diamond and Gabriels pool tables, professional-quality billiard balls, and pizza with drinks

$30 $13

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Michael Amante and Sal Richards Show with Optional Meet-and-Greet on October 26 at 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Michael Amante and Sal Richards

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Music and laughter collide during a show with a Broadway singer and an old-school comedian

$52 $26

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Movie and Popcorn for Two or Four at The Screening Room Cinema Cafe (Up to 55% Off)

The Screening Room Cinema Cafe

Northtown Plaza Business Center

Groups of two or four enjoy popcorn at small tables inside this unique movie house where cult and indie films combine with a café atmosphere

$20 $10

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Wine-and-Cheese Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Oliva Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Oliva Vineyards

Fort Edward

Five wines are paired with five cheeses and accompanied by fruits, crackers, and souvenir wineglasses

$32 $16

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Beer-Making Class for Two with Food and 1- or 2.5-Gallon Kit at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 53% Off)

Lake Ontario Winery

Mayers Lake Ontario Winery

Novice brewers learn the tricks of the beer-making trade as they sample tasty eats

$125 $59

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Wings, Appetizers, and Beers or Glasses of Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Kelli's Grille & Wing House (Up to 56% Off)

Kelli's Grille & Wing House

Nesconset

Devour wings dunked in blue-cheese sauce and appetizers such as onion-ring towers or baked clams while sipping frosty brews

$39.90 $19.99

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

$71 $29

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$25 for One Hour in a Golf or Hunting Simulator and $20 Worth of Food at 3D Sports (Up to $52 Value)

3D Sports

Lowville

OptiGolf simulator with 73 course options; shooting simulator with virtual hunting and target-practice settings

$52 $25

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Wine Tasting with Cheese-and-Cracker Plate for Two or Four at Pugliese Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Pugliese Vineyards

Cutchogue

Enophiles sample estate-bottled wines served with plates of cheese and crackers

$29 $15

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Movie Package for One, Two, or Four at Lafayette Theatre (Up to 36% Off)

Lafayette Theatre

Suffern

Grandiose theater—boasting red velvet curtain, chadelier, and opera booths—hosts first-run movies and classic cinema

$17.75 $12

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"Love Letters" with Carol Burnett & Brian Dennehy on Broadway. Performances through November 8 (Up to 30% Off)

"Love Letters"

Theater District - Times Square

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Brian Dennehy and Carol Burnett exchange a lifetime’s worth of love letters in an intimate, Pulitzer-nominated stage-play by A.R. Gurney

$85.75 $70.75

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"Wondershow" at Galapagos Art Space on Friday, November 21 (Up to 40% Off)

"Wondershow"

Galapagos Art Space

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Underground and nationally known magicians astound during a variety show with a vaudeville twist

$20 $12

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Standup for Four Through December 31 at Rob's Comedy Playhouse (Up to 63% Off)

Rob's Comedy Playhouse

Rob's Comedy Playhouse

Comedy club created by 97 Rock's Rob Lederman in 1987 welcomes headliners seen on The Tonight Show, Letterman, HBO, and Comedy Central

$40 $15

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Rosa Antonelli at Carnegie Hall on October 22 at 8 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Rosa Antonelli

Carnegie Hall

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A globally lauded Argentine pianist plays seven works of Piazzolla and others at a benefit concert for Hispanic American education programs

$40 $20

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Flashback Monday Movie Night with Popcorn and Beer for Two or Four at Palace Theater (Up to 50% Off)

Palace Theater

Eastwood

Upcoming screenings include “Pulp Fiction,” “Deliverance,” “The Shining,” and “L.A. Confidential”

$28 $16

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Lisa Williams at The Egg Theatre on Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Mills Entertainment

The Egg Theatre

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Psychic medium with two books and two Lifetime TV programs under her belt connects audience members with late loved ones

$41.50 $25

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Billiards with Food and Beer for Two or Four at Joe Broadway's Billiards (Up to 67% Off)

Joe Broadway's Billiards

Graniteville

Players spend two hours trading shots on well-lit Brunswick tables while enjoying hearty appetizers and pitchers of beer from a full bar

$47 $17

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Two, Four, or Eight Groupons, Each Good for a Movie and Popcorn at Spotlight Theatres Majestic Cinema 7 (57% Off)

Spotlight Theatres Majestic Cinema 7

Westfall

Nosh on fresh popcorn while watching a film such as Tammy, _Earth to Echo, or Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in one of seven theaters

$14 $6

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Wine Tasting and Chocolate or Cheese Pairing for Two or Four at Halfmoon Cellars Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Halfmoon Cellars Winery

Saratoga Springs

Wine tastings are amplified with decadent chocolates or perfectly paired cheeses; souvenir wine glasses act as memorable keepsakes

$26 $13

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"Pirate Pete's Parrot" or "Princess Particular" for Two at The Secret Theatre Through December 20 (Up to 49% Off)

"Princess Particular" or "Pirate Pete's Parrot"

The Secret Theatre

Audience interaction, musical numbers, and crazy characters ignite kids’ imaginations in a black-box theater space

$29.34 $15

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$15 for Two Sandwiches and Two Beers or Glasses of Wine at O'Brien's Tavern ($27 Value)

O'Brien's Tavern

Medina

Irish pub offers selection of beer and wine to pair with sandwiches such as patty melts, turkey BLTs, grilled cheese, and Reubens

$27 $15

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$25 for $50 Worth of Sports-Bar Food at CANZ Roadhouse

CANZaciti Roadhouse

Westbury

Spread of sports-bar fare includes steak burgers, Jack Daniels barbecue salmon, and Canz "Almost Famous" wings doused in a variety of sauces

$50 $25

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Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairing for Two or Four at Ledge Rock Hill Winery (Up to 62% Off)

Ledge Rock Hill Winery

Saratoga County

Enjoy a tasting and food pairing in a room that has almost as much character as the majestic mountain woods that surround it

$30 $12

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Sports Bar Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, and Beer at Rudi's Bar and Grill (Up to 74% Off)

Rudi's Bar and Grill

Patchogue

Import drafts and premium pints wash down barbecue wings, beer-battered shrimp, and pulled-pork sandwiches

$54 $15

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"Blank! The Musical" on November 1–December 14 (Up to 36% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

"Blank! The Musical"

New World Stages

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Use your smartphone to suggest song lyrics and dialogue to the cast, who will bring them to life with the help of a Tony-winning design team

$56 $39

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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

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

$19.25 $10

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Two General Admission Tickets to Any Show at American Repertory Theater of WNY (Up to 50% Off)

American Repertory Theater of WNY

Buffalo

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A diverse season of work by American writers rockets from a scandalous musical to Arthur Miller's exploration of the Salem witch trials

$50 $25

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"Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge on November 1–December 11 (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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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional DVD and Nutcracker on December 16 (Up to 51% Off)

"Great Russian Nutcracker"

The Oncenter

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$71.55 $35

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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at The Palace Theatre on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 65% Off)

"Great Russian Nutcracker"

The Palace Theatre

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$74.42 $37

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Appetizers Samplers, Paninis or Personal Pies, and Beers for Two or Four at Play Sports Bar (Up to 59% Off)

Play Sports Bar

Annadale

Sports bar with walls of televisions, nightly events, burgers and wings, and more than 100 different beers

$42.25 $20

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Strawberry, Chocolate & Wine Festival Tickets for 2 or 4 or Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 at Baldwin Vineyards (Up to 58% Off)

Baldwin Vineyards

Shawangunk

Festival pairs 12 types of wine with chocolate-covered strawberries and desserts; sample eight wines during regular tasting hours

$24 $12

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

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

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

$500 $50

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Two Entrees or Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner for Two at Rare Earth WIne Bar (Up to 55% Off)

Rare Earth WIne Bar

Glens Falls

Pair reds and whites from all over the globe with a rack of lamb, steak bordelaise, or gluten-free options

$64 $29

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Private Karaoke and Food for 4, 6, 10, or 20 at 5 Bar Karaoke (Up to 58% Off). Eight Options Available.

5 Bar Karaoke

Koreatown

For two hours, groups of up to 20 can showcase their personal takes on the latest tunes in black-lit private karaoke rooms

$80 $45

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Private Jazz Concert in a 100-Year-Old Mansion

Jazz Concert in a Historic Mansion

Bedford - Stuyvesant

Enjoy an evening of jazz and mingle with performers and patrons during an intimate concert at a mansion used as a set in Boardwalk Empire

$45 $45

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$15 for $30 Worth of Hookah Smoking — Habibi Sheesha Lounge - Elmwood Ave.

Habibi Sheesha Lounge - Niagara Falls

Buffalo

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

$30 $15

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"The Accidental Pervert" on Friday or Saturday Through December 6 (Up to 55% Off)

"The Accidental Pervert"

13th Street Repertory Company

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 $25

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$10 for $20 or $20 for $40 Worth of Pub and Italian Cuisine at Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Maggie's Sports Bar & Café

Campus Area

Friendly sports-bar atmosphere quells hunger with hearty burgers and saucy Italian pastas served alongside beer, karaoke, and live bands

$20 $10

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Wine Tasting with Wine Glasses for Two or Four at Staten Island Winery (Half Off)

Staten Island Winery

Travis

From 6–9 p.m., guests sample four different wines and take home a wine glass

$30 $15

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

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

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

$83.25 $37

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Food, Beer or Wine, and Games for Two or Four (Up to 48% Off)

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn

Indoor festival inspired by Asian street markets hosts independent artists, musicians, chefs, vendors, and more

$62 $39

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Masq Qomedy Standup Show with One Complimentary Drink at Masq Bar on October 21–December 30 at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Masq Qomedy

Masq Bar

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A new standup-comedy series features rising stars and familiar faces

$18 $9

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Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four at Break Bar & Billiards (Half Off)

Break Bar & Billiards

Astoria

Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

$40 $20

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

"Perfect Crime"

Theater District - Times Square

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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Shortbread and Wine for Two or Four, or Carry-Out Shortbread at Two Moon Art House and Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Two Moon Art House and Cafe

Park Slope

House-baked shortbread flavors include honey wheat and rosemary sea salt; samplers also include glasses of wine

$30 $18

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"Truffles": A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience on October 30–November 22 (Up to 40% Off)

Truffles: A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience

Zanger Hall

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

$45 $29

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Cult Movie for Two with Custom Shot Glasses, Boxes of Candy, or Both at Devil Science Theater 3000 (Half 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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Yes, Hill Country is a restaurant, but no hostess will seat you and no server will come by to take your order. Instead, arriving patrons are given a meal ticket, which they carry into a Texas-style market. At one counter, they order meats by weight, watching as pitmasters pull their selection from smoking pits fueled with Texas post oak and the menus of lesser barbecue restaurants. The menu includes the signature moist brisket—juicy, fatty morsels that New York Times’ reporter Pete Wells is said to order a pound of every time because it shows “Hill Country’s rotisserie barbecue pits at their finest.” Whatever meat guests choose, it’s carved onto sturdy sheets of butcher paper they carry with them as they stop at additional counters to collect sides and desserts.

Though all meat is served with white bread or crackers, a lineup of sides includes corn pudding, Longhorn cheddar mac ‘n’ cheese, and sweet potato bourbon mash. The dessert case displays temptations such as banana pudding, which Wells gushed is “built upon a custard so thick with eggs and cream it brings Paris to mind.” Guests can return to the counters as many times as they like; each item ordered is noted on their ticket, which they turn in to the cashier at the end of the meal. The menu has some devoted culinary fans—renowned food critic Frank Bruni named Hill Country one of his five favorite restaurants, for instance—but the eatery attracts a musically inclined audience as well. Downstairs in the Boot Bar, a state-of-the-art stage hosts nationally touring blues, alt-country, and honky-tonk acts that have included Dale Wilson and Roseanne Cash. The shows take place Tuesday–Saturday nights, and are often free of charge.

30 West 26th Street
New York,
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Beyond Madiba Restaurant's metal-plated storefront, South African music dances through the air, and hanging masks beam down on an eclectic assortment of chairs and tables. Designed by South African native Mark Henegan and his wife Jenny, the dining room evokes the lively, communal ambiance of a South African shebeen—an informal dining hall where locals gather to eat, drink, and socialize. A chandelier of vintage coke bottles illuminates the mismatched assortment of tabletops, plates, mason jars of water, and bottles of house wine.

In the kitchen, Henegan and his kitchen staff whip up authentic platters assembled with imported and local ingredients that garnered praise from Time Out New York and Gourmet magazine. As slow-cooked oxtail stew simmers in a cast-iron pot, cooks baste meats in the apricot, red wine, tomato, and raisin medley that makes up their signature sauce. Chefs whip up a range of seafood entrees and curries, using fish imported directly from South Africa after granting sets of wishes to three local fishermen.

The restaurant hosts a variety of live events throughout the week, from local South African bands to DJ dance parties. Madiba divvies up a percentage of its profits to benefit several community-outreach programs, aiding people locally and internationally with funds for education, urban farming and renewal, and equal rights.

195 Dekalb Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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During New York's golden age, when big-band music filled the streets and Tommy Dorsey and Count Basie reigned supreme in regal zoot suits, Ellsworth Statler held court at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Known as much for its delicious food as it was for its swanky shows, the hotel became the standard of swingin' cool by which all others were measured. Today, the same spirit that propelled Ellsworth Statler to greatness inhabits his namesake: the Statler Grill. Using classic midcentury charm and more than four decades of experience in the restaurant business, the owners of Statler Grill reanimate the New York of decades past, time-warping diners as they sit at tables cloaked in white linens amid muted lighting. Artwork festoons the walls, adding warm hues and a jubilant air while frosted glass and earth-toned walls segment the dining room for more romantic dining and more covert fantasy baseball meetings. An adjoining bar serves up a similar sophistication, with a menu of light fare appropriate for an after-work snack, or after a game, being located across the street from Madison Square Garden.

For dinner, the kitchen lines classic new york prime sirloins and porterhouses with the marks of the char grill. Seafood arrives fresh daily to offer the best flavors of the deep blue, including Prince Edward Island mussels, Long Island clams, and fried calamari. The chefs' traditional and inventive American fare complements every meal of the day, from eggs benedict for brunch to filet mignon for supper and Maryland crab cakes for late night sleep eating. All of this fancy fare doesn't get in the way of friendly service, though; the restaurant's friendly waitstaff and knowledgable bartenders earned glowing praise from the foodies at Midtown Lunch.

136 W 33rd St
New York,
NY
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Since 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Science has culled more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from around the world. These treasures now reside in the Buffalo Museum of Science which opened its doors in 1929. The museum allows visitors to explore anthropology, paleontology, and zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara region.

Special exhibits inspire curiousity in guests by exploring the world around them through hands-on education. Nano, for example, explains the basics of nanoscience and the way it impacts our lives. Opened in March 2012, the Explore YOU health science studio teaches visitors about their own bodies as they study recent medical technologies that help keep the human race healthy. Our Marvelous Earth, on the other hand, focuses on geological phenomena, extreme weather, and alternative forms of energy via displays and interactive exhibits where guests will have a chance to experience tornado-force winds. The newest exhibit to explore is In Motion which motivates children to learn how things move by interacting with gravity machines, car races, and a fluid dynamics simulator. Elsewhere, Seymour (a 10-foot tall mastodon) and Stanley (a 16-foot long albertosaurus) give kids a glimpse of some really, really, really old bones. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can check out the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank for rotating titles. During the next few years, the museum will continue to add new exhibits and improve others with interactive technologies.

1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo,
NY
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Lovin’ Cup’s owners had a dream of creating a place that celebrates life’s pleasures and offers the unique and personal experience each of their customers seeks. And to achieve that dream, it took the combined efforts of all five owners to truly fill Lovin' Cup to the brim, each one specializing in a different area of the culinary arts or entertainment. The crew started with a simple, delicious menu of familiar eats made right, such as Angus beef burgers, gourmet pizzas, and hearty sandwiches. They paired these, with an array of craft beers on tap – plus more than 50 varieties in bottles – and a carefully curated list of international wines.

To entertain the brain's higher functions, they host game nights every Monday, open mic performances every Tuesday, and live music of every genre on Thursdays. Performances rotate between jazz, alt-country, indie, and rock groups as often as they change out their drafts on tap and, presumably, their socks. And finally, the owners paid similarly close attention to the artistic décor of their space, from the polished wood of their wine racks and tables to the mutable collection of art that peppers the walls.

300 Park Point Dr
Rochester,
NY
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Rarely do two burgers at Burke's Restaurant and Bar ever look the same. Not only do diners get to choose from four buns?including pretzel buns and english muffins?but they can also crown their burgers with more than 16 toppings, such as chipotle mayo and Irish bacon. Burgers, however, are just one of many options available at Burke's, whose remaining menu sports everything from chicken parm sliders to Irish chicken curry. Bartenders complement hearty feasts with myriad libations, from 19 draft beers to liquor-spiked milk shakes, which visitors can sip while watching games on 14 flat-screen TVs and two widescreen projectors.

645 Bronx River Rd
Yonkers,
NY
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