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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, August 2-September 21.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

$85 $49

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

"American Idol Live!" at Times Union Center on June 25 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 72% Off)

American Idol Live

Times Union Center

$72.50 $20

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Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson joins the rest of the top 10 to belt out pop hits, group sing-alongs, and originals

Sarah McLachlan – Shine On Tour 2014 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 16 at 8 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Sarah McLachlan

Saratoga Performing Arts Center

$54.35 $25

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Triple-Grammy-winning Canadian songwriter behind "Angel" and "I Will Remember You" tours for her latest album, Shine On

Kip Moore at Pennysaver Ampitheater on Friday, August 29, at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Kip Moore

Pennysaver Amphitheater

$33.35 $20

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Country singer-songwriter behind "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" plays fan favorites, and teases singles from upcoming album

Brad Paisley at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on July 3 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Brad Paisley

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

$42.85 $20

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Award-winning country star Brad Paisley plays favorite hits, joined by special guests Randy Houser, Leah Turner, and Charlie Worsham

Kirk Franklin at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Friday, June 13 (Up to 50% Off)

Kirk Franklin

NYCB THEATRE AT WESTBURY

$62.50 $31.25

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Grammy-winning gospel star elates audiences with uplifting messages and vocal fireworks

"Pippin" at Music Box Theatre, August 19-31 (Up to 39% Off)

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

$69 $49

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 52% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 2

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

$80.95 $39

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Christmas starts in August as the world-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new setpiece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 52% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 7–Dec. 2

Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

$80.95 $39

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Christmas starts in August as the world-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new setpiece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella" at Broadway Theatre Through July 27 (Up to 25% Off)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

Broadway Theatre

$59 $49

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A Tony-winning Broadway remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's made-for-TV musical

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella" on June 20–July 27 (Up to 35% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

Rodgers + Hammerstein's "Cinderella"

Broadway Theatre

$59 $49

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A Tony-winning Broadway remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's made-for-TV musical, starring Fran Drescher through June 29

Riverside Symphony Performs "Composers Without Boundaries" Featuring Haik Kazazyan on June 4 (Up to 50% Off)

Composers Without Boundaries Featuring Haik Kazazyan

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Alice Tully Hall

$47 $24

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Unexpected cultural collisions from classical and modern composers, including a Prokofiev violin concerto and Bizet's Symphony in C

Foghat at Paramount Theater on Saturday, July 19, at 8 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Foghat

Paramount Hudson Valley

$49 $29

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'70s arena kings treat fans to a fist-pumping set of bluesy, classic-rock staples such as "Slow Ride" and "Fool for the City"

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Friday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips

Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

$34 $17

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Jam band behind the hit "Heaven" celebrates its latest, The Rockville LP, alongside the winner of American Idol's 11th season

Nine Days, Dishwalla, and Stroke 9 at The Paramount on Saturday, September 20, at 8 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Nine Days, Dishwalla, and Stroke 9

The Paramount

$37.25 $20

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Triple bill of alt-rockers stirs up nostalgia with '90s/2000s radio staples such as "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)" and "Counting Blue Cars"

Bar Bites and Beer for Two or Four at Stone Creek (Up to 53% Off)

Stone Creek

Manhattan

$36.95 $18

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Tree trunk tables and stone walls envelop guests in a woodsy atmosphere as they sip craft beers and snacks

Blue Man Group at Astor Place Theatre on September 6–October 30 (Up to 31% Off)

Blue Man Group

ASTOR PLACE THEATRE

$92.30 $64

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Acclaimed trio specializes in multimedia theatrical shows that combine music and comedy with unconventional percussion and colorful visuals

Champagne Flights and Appetizers for Two, or Bottle with Apps and Desserts at The Bubble Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Bubble Lounge

Tribeca

$120 $60

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Elegant champagne lounge uncorks more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines, served with shareable hors d'oeuvres

"Mulan" at The Ellen Stewart Theatre on August 11–September 13 (Up to 41% Off)

"Mulan"

The Ellen Stewart Theatre

$73.50 $43

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All-female dance-and-percussion troupe retells the classic story of a young Chinese woman who joins the army to fight the Huns

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Dominican native Sara Taveras, her husband, restaurateur Luis Taveras, and Caña y Café's new executive chef, Roberto Ferrer, inject contemporary technique as well as European, Asian, and Caribbean flair into Latin-fusion recipes to create vivid metropolitan cuisine. Flavorsmiths prime palates with a selection of seafood appetizers or classic Latin aperitivos such as empanadas or stuffed plantains. Snatching up the cross-cultural baton, entrees such as the rack of lamb whisper hints of continental and Caribbean flourishes, including the side of ratatouille and paprika blackened tomatoes. Other main courses arrive drizzled or otherwise accompanied by decadent garnishes such as truffle oil or sweet-plantain croutons. A selection of salads satisfies healthy cravings, with inspired combinations such as jicama, avocado, and cotija cheese, or peanut dressings with crispy chicken. Illuminating its lime-green wall and exposed brick with warm, intimate lighting, Caña y Café's dining room invites toasts with glassfuls of sangria or house wine from a list that includes such traditional Spanish grape varietals as tempranillo, verdejo, and California raisin.

565 W 207th St
New York,
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Behind a handsome stone façade, the chefs at Essence Bar & Restaurant are flavoring seafood with the taste of the tropics. Coconut pours into pasta sauce and plantains dapple sides of fried rice. The spirit of Caribbean cuisine comes alive through dishes of oxtail, which rest beside an amalgam of juicy burgers, southern staples, and old-fashioned soul food at this laid-back eatery, where a convivial atmosphere reins supreme. As diners peruse the varied menu, live performers, including musicians, standup comics, and celebrity sneeze impressionists, vocalize their talents.

1662 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn,
NY
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Founded by popular musical duo Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson, Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar infuses elegant meals with soulful tunes five nights per week. Inside the converted brownstone building, a small stage stands as the focal point of the intimate dining room, where rustic décor, exposed timber ceiling beams, and statues assembled from Lincoln Logs evoke images of an old country village. The glow of candlelight illuminates menus stocked with fried entrees and decadent desserts, and talented musicians inflate evening airs with R & B grooves, exotic Caribbean melodies, and traditional African rhythms. Trips to the Sugar Bar may also include celebrity sightings, as stars such as Bruce Willis, Stevie Wonder, and Eddie Murphy have previously graced the restaurant's booths and painstakingly autographed the silverware.

254 W 72nd St
New York,
NY
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The staff at Chateau Buffalo strives to support local farmers, and they do so by using locally produced grapes in their red and white wines. They also produce craft ciders that come sparkling, cold, or warm. Those unsure of what they'd like to drink will find the Chateau's tastings, like a hair tie made of Twizzlers, are both tasty and helpful.

1209 Hertel Ave
Buffalo,
NY
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Black Button Distilling wasn't just born from the brilliant idea to craft homemade booze. It was born from the dirt. Dictated by the available grains, ingredients, and if the glass-bottle crop flourished, the spirits made onsite are distilled largely from locally sourced ingredients, including the corn that makes the unaged moonshine and the soft, white wheat grown on a family-owned farm. During tours, guests see how these raw ingredients are concocted into drinks, and sip samples, which may include the vodka, citrus forward gin, maple syrup that is aged in used bourbon barrels, and 100-proof moonshine. But don't be frightened of that high number?"even though it?s a high proof it?s really smooth," The Edge reviewed.

85 Railroad St.
Rochester,
NY
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With multiple flat-screens playing important games and a location well within walking distance of the beach, The Irish Circle stands ready to entice famished taste buds with a lunch and dinner menu stocked with savory sandwiches and entrees, a sweet Sunday brunch menu, and an all-week-long array of alcohol-infused drink options. Mitigate monstrous meal hankerings with mild, medium, or hot buffalo wings ($8.95 for 10), or a plate of nacho supreme ($11.95). Instead of spending another meal re-reading the instructional booklets that come with electronics, diners can leaf through a Belmont steak salad to watch mixed greens flirt with bleu cheese vinaigrette, sliced steak, and portobello mushrooms, which appear adjacent a triple-scoop of salsa, sour cream, and guacamole ($16.95 brunch, $14.95 lunch or dinner). The Irish Circle's kitchen staff stuffs open mouths with the hot open turkey sandwich, made with pan-roasted turkey served over toast and muffled with gravy and garlic mashed potatoes ($14.95). Stomachs served shepherd's pie—a mixture of Black-Angus ground beef and veggies cavorting under a golden-brown potato crust ($12.95)—can flock toward dinnertime draughts including the usual domestic suspects ($4/pint), or worldly waxing Smithwick's, Bass, or Magner's Cider ($5/pint). Treat beach-volleyball partners or sentient beach volleyballs to the prix-fixe menu, which offers a selected entree, two sides and an ice-cream-cake roll for each eater ($18.95 for two).

10119 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Rockaway Park,
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