Tickets & Events in New York

Cirque-tacular presents Halloween Spooktacular at Master Theater on October 26 at 2 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Halloween Spooktacular

Master Theatre

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Aerialists, contortionists, and illusionists dressed up like ghouls wow crowds during a family friendly performance

$31.74 $19

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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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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at Blue Cross Arena on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 7 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Blue Cross Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.30 $38

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One Year Lease Theater Company's "pool (no water)" at Barrow Street Theatre on October 25–November 9 (Up to 44% Off)

"pool (no water)"

Barrow Street Theatre

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Long-buried resentments rise in a group of artists as they consider capitalizing on their famous friend’s suffering

$45 $25

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Celtic Thunder at NYCB Theatre at Westbury on December 7 at 7 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

Celtic Thunder

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Five dashing singers from the Emerald Isle sing traditional ballads and adaptations of American pop classics with a live symphony orchestra

$62.50 $29.50

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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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"C’est Magnifique: The Songs of Cole Porter" for One or Two at Putnam Arts Council on November 1 (Up to 55% Off)

Putnam Arts Council

The Belle Levine Art Center

Community-theater performers at a nonprofit organization sing Cole Porter tunes at a concert that benefits visual & performing arts programs

$20 $10

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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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College Football Game Between Army and University of Connecticut at Yankee Stadium on November 8 (Up to 47% Off)

Army Black Knights Football vs. UConn Huskies College Football

Yankee Stadium

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Army Black Knights clash with the UConn Huskies in a college gridiron contest inside Yankee Stadium

$64.35 $37

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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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$15 to See a Rochester Americans Hockey Game at Blue Cross Arena on November 8, 10, 15, or 26 ($30.65 Value)

Rochester Americans

Blue Cross Arena

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On the heels of three-straight playoff trips, the Amerks skate into a new season with their sights set on a seventh Calder Cup

$30.65 $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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Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” with Optional DVD and Nutcracker on December 16 (Up to 51% Off)

Moscow Ballet's

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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Admission for One, Two, or Four to the Nightmare on Pearl Bar Crawl on Wednesday, October 29 (Up to 51% Off)

The Sip Event

Downtown

Participants put on costumes and visit several pubs for wine, beer, and mixed-drink tastings during a Halloween-themed bar crawl

$25 $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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"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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Lisa Williams at The Oncenter Convention Center on November 16 at 7 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Lisa Williams

The Oncenter Convention Center

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

$54.65 $32

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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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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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"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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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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"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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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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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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"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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Maskerade at South Cabana on Friday, October 31, at 10 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Maskerade

South Cabana at The Maritime Hotel

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Six alternative DJs rev up a party where costumes and masquerade masks add an element of mystery

$27.37 $12

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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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Final Weeks: "Pageant: The Musical" at Davenport Theatre, September 27–October 26 (Up to 47% Off)

"Pageant: The Musical"

Davenport Theatre

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Male performers portray female beauty pageant contestants in this glittery, campy comedy

$59 $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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"Lips Together, Teeth Apart" at Second Stage Theater, October 12–November 2 (Up to 39% Off)

"Lips Together, Teeth Apart"

Second Stage Theater

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Two couples go to Fire Island for Fourth of July weekend, but their vacation is overshadowed by insecurities and secrets

$64 $39

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"The Killing Of Sister George" at The Beckett Theatre, October 16–November 1 (Up to 39% Off)

"The Killing Of Sister George"

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row

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Groundbreaking comedy from the 1960s receives its first New York production in more than three decades

$64 $39

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"Bad With Money" at The Duplex on September 4–November 6 (Up to 47% Off)

Bad With Money

The Duplex

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Actor and playwright Ben Rimalower details his addiction to spending in this disarming, darkly humorous, and graphic one-man play

$54.27 $29

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"Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies" at Write Act Repertory Theatre on October 17–25 (Up to 35% Off)

"Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies"

Write Act Repertory Theatre

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Two female impersonators must hide their true identities while performing on a cruise ship in this irreverent new comedy

$45 $30

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Special Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with Pepito Gomez on Saturday, November 15 (Up to 58% Off)

Special Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with Pepito Gomez

DROM

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Roasted chicken with rice and beans accompanies the rhythms of the Pepito Gomez Sextet

$69 $29

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"Bayside! The Musical!" with Optional Dustin Diamond Meet-and-Greet at Theatre 80, October 15–30 (Up to 41% Off)

"Bayside! The Musical!"

Theatre 80

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“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond joins an energetic cast for a raunchy send-up of the popular ’90s high-school sitcom

$49 $29

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The Sweet Spot NYC at Santos Party House on November 15 (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot NYC

Santos Party House

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Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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"Burlesque to Broadway" at The Cutting Room, November 3–24 (Up to 44% Off)

Burlesque to Broadway

The Cutting Room

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Quinn Lemley headlines a show revisiting the glamorous heyday of burlesque, with a live band and glittering costumes

$80.99 $45

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Up to 60% Off Broadway's "On the Town" through November 23

"On the Town"

Lyric Theatre

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“New York Times”–praised production of Leonard Bernstein musical follows sailors’ search for love while on shore leave

$147.50 $59

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Thriller 2014 Featuring Heroes & Villains at Amazura Concert Hall on Friday, October 31 (Up to 34% Off)

Thriller 2014

Amazura Concert Hall

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DJ Isaac, Heroes & Villains, and Jai Wolf get costumed partiers bouncing on a dance floor shrouded in fog

$59.02 $39

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Bachelorette Party Package at "Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" Through November 22 (Up to 35% Off)

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man"

The 777 Theatre

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Romantic comedy with benefits dishes advice for straight women and is hailed as “uproariously funny” and “saucy!”

$76.90 $55

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"My Son The Waiter—A Jewish Tragedy" at Triad Theatre on October 10–November 7 (Up to 34% Off)

"My Son The Waiter, A Jewish Tragedy"

Triad Theatre

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Brad Zimmerman shares comedic and heartfelt stories about his childhood and career in a show lauded by comedian Joan Rivers

$60 $42

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Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

$112 $26

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" (Up to 54% Off). Showtimes Available, September 24-November 2.

50 Shades! The Musical

The Elektra Theatre

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

$85 $49

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"iLuminate: Artist of Light" at New World Stages on November 1–23 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate: Artist of Light"

New World Stages / Stage 4

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Dancers in black cloth and LED lights defy gravity in a show about an artist who brings creatures to life with a magic paintbrush

$76.99 $45

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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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"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel," Presented by Galli Theater on October 4–November 30 at 2 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel"

Gloria Maddox Theater

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Andersen’s fable about self-acceptance features vibrant songs; Grimm’s tale about a long-haired princess gets a German-language treatment

$39.70 $22

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"MAMMA MIA!" on Broadway (Up to 43% Off). Select Performances Through November 23.

"MAMMA MIA!"

Broadhurst Theatre

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”

$70 $45

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"MAMMA MIA!" on Broadway (Up to 43% Off). Select Performances Through November 23.

"MAMMA MIA!"

Broadhurst Theatre

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”

$70 $45

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"Avenue Q" at New World Stages, October 15–November 22 (Up to 33% Off)

"Avenue Q"

New World Stages

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

$102.50 $69

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"Avenue Q" at New World Stages, October 15–November 22 (Up to 33% Off)

"Avenue Q"

New World Stages

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

$102.50 $69

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"Rock of Ages" at Helen Hayes Theatre (Up to 38% Off). Choose from 30 Options, November 10-30.

"Rock Of Ages"

Helen Hayes Theatre

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Broadway jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

$78.50 $49

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Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

$44 $10

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Two-Hour Scotch Tasting and Appetizers for One or Two on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 80% Off)

EventGeekUSA

Chelsea

Aficionados can spend two hours sampling scotch whiskey from six distilleries, listening to smooth jazz, and snacking on light fare

$149 $39

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

$99 $49

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

$99 $49

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Drinking-Game Show for Two or Four from A Drinking Game NYC (Up to 51% Off)

A Drinking Game NYC

New York

The best '80s movies are brought to life on stage and combined with an audience-participation drinking game for extra fun

$40 $20

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Standup for One or Two at The Grisly Pear Comedy Club on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Grisly Pear Comedy Club

New York

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Weekly standup-comedy series that features performers spotted on Comedy Central and MTV

$20 $10

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Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

$39 $19

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Show with Drinks and Future Show for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Dark Horse Comedy Club (Up to 94% Off)

Dark Horse Comedy Club

New York

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Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central

$50 $4

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Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

$30 $15

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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,
NY
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At New York Fencing Academy, expert instructors tutor sword swingers of all levels, aiming to help them develop both technical skill and physical fitness. Head coach Misha Mokretsov even helms a staff that has already launched several students to national fencing ranks. Prodding protégés can take a stab at a variety of classes that range from beginner sessions all the way up to a competition class, which prepares seasoned duelers for national events and experimental bouts on the floor of the Hudson River. Additionally, the academy fosters future jousters with its renowned youth and cadet epée programs. Free parking and a spectator area complete with WiFi, a TV, and murals by Ian King make the facility accessible for both cars and family members alike.

2896 W 12th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

When Ray went to college, he followed in his father's footsteps and studied for a career that would have kept him at a desk all day. But Ray has always been active, and he realized he needed to find a career that would allow him to interact with people. Initially, he trained in physical therapy—but when he discovered athletic training, he knew he'd found his true calling. For more than 13 years, he's dedicated himself to helping people achieve their fitness goals. Now, as the fitness-programming director at Seek Fitness, Ray is passionate about helping members get results with an effective training system. But even as he and his trainers encourage clients to push themselves, they still aim to make classes fun and a little crazy.

Seek Fitness focuses on three types of classes. During Zumba, trainers pump up Latin music, '80s and '90s throwbacks, and current dance hits, then throw themselves into easy-to-follow choreography that gets everyone sweating together as they party away calories. The trainers change up boot-camp routines for each class; on any given day, students might be swinging kettlebells or using TRX suspension bands. Energy-packed Fusion classes are designed to keep students moving for a full 50 minutes, whether they're taking jabs at focus mitts, pummeling punching bags and piñatas, or going through kickboxing combinations. At the end of class, trainers want everyone to be tired and sweaty but liberated from stress and proud of their workout.

2718 23rd Ave
Astoria,
NY
US

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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Toes tap, soles crisscross, and ankles point and flex as pairs of dancers whirl across Arthur Murray’s smooth floors, where Sacramento-area hoofers have practiced steps since 1947. A specialized curriculum imparts basics such as foot position and rhythm, as well as how to lead, follow, or trot across the ceiling during beginning classes, and eventually ushers students into bronze, silver, and competition-level gold classes. Graceful instructors certified through the World Professional Dance Teachers Association lead classes and events such as private lessons, group formation practices, core rhythms reviews, and weekly practice parties.

2616 Central Park Ave
Yonkers,
NY
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