Under the bright lights of the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena, four of the best women’s college basketball teams in the country will tip off in the Maggie Dixon Classic. The first game pits Baylor against St. John’s before DePaul takes on Tennessee to guess the number of jellybeans hidden inside the basketball. The undefeated Baylor Bears, ranked No. 1 in the nation nine games into the season, follow the lead of junior slam-dunk machine Brittney Griner. Pumped up from her placement on the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list, St. John’s senior forward Da’Shena Stevens will induce frustrated growls from Baylor as she makes them work for their points. With 15 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 23 years, DePaul’s squad enters the high-pressure match gracefully, and Tennessee confidently follows the lead of its celebrated coach, Pat Summitt, named Sports Illustrated’s Sportswoman of the Year for her more than 1,000 wins and ability to slam dunk while riding a unicycle.
Discover the exact location where music meets visual art and toast their mutual admiration. Since this Groupon is good for two tickets, use this opportunity to repay a friend who introduced you to the healing power of string quartets or to experience date night in the middle of the day. Spend an afternoon at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum soaking up the auditory gravy. Call ahead to reserve your seats.
If you and a friend are considering going to the Brooklyn Museum—or seeing Deborah Harry—anytime in the next year, you’d be wise to spend $35 to snag today's Groupon: a one-year Family and Friends membership to the Brooklyn Museum. Since admission to the Brooklyn Museum is normally $10 per person, if you and your art-loving friend go just twice in the next year, today's Groupon more than pays for itself. This membership is good for two adults plus up to four kids under the age of 18.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Donavon is a surfer-turned-musician whose self-titled debut was released on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records and made the ARIA top 40 charts in 2004. In Mulcahy’s 1,400-person sound-o-sphere, his surf rock ballads, such as “It Don’t Matter” and “Move By Yourself,” will have the full force of live emotion and quality sound to superbly strum heartstrings and tickle earbones. Donavon’s Bermudan musical companion, Mishka, also has roots in the sea soil, having spent much of his childhood sailing and windsurfing before turning to reggae’s guitars and off-beat rhythms. In 2009, Mishka was named Best New Artist in the singer/songwriter category by iTunes.
For the tiniest tots, there are foam towers to topple in the Tot Spot and instruments with which to make rhythms in the mUSic area. Toddlers and preschoolers sift and shovel on the Sandy Island, and older children can use a penny to watch a 100-year-old Mutoscope silent movie or use the Bricks & Sticks wire spinner to design their own 3D shapes. Click here to see the museum’s activity gallery and plan out a day trip. Or, simply show up with plenty of energy and your favorite child to discover the museum together, and help him or her build vital skills in social interaction, education, and colored-block identification. Schoolchildren can bolster their studies without realizing they're learning by organizing games in the ClimbIt@LICM structure, or by comparing barometric readings in the Our Backyard outdoor area. Get today's Groupon to treat a special proto-adult to a day of horizon expansion, enjoyment, and giant bubbles.
Beethoven's father was supposedly so strict that little Ludwig often cried salty tears all over his sheet music. According to legend, trying to read the waterlogged notes made Beethoven deaf and blind in his old age when he composed the magnificent music you’ll hear with this Groupon. Hear three of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra's five Carnegie Hall concerts at a deep discount. Click here to see the schedule. The lineup includes the principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra playing Strauss's Concerto for Oboe , one of the world's foremost Bach pianists performing Bach's Concerto for Piano & Strings as well as a new piece by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and Beethoven's heartbreaking violin concerto in D major. You get seats in the parquet section (that's close to the orchestra on the ground floor); click here to see a seating chart.