Nightlife in North Branford

$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

$24 $12

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

Irish Pub Grub and Drinks at Hanafin's Public House (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Hanafin's Public House

Glastonbury

$34 $17

In the spirit of Ireland's public houses, cooks prepare corned beef and cabbage and hearty Guinness stew

Premium Wine Tasting with Pizza for Two or Four at Diliberto Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Diliberto Winery

Jamesport

$45 $25

Wines crafted with old-world techniques and served in a tasting room with Tuscan murals

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

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

$71 $29

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

Standup Show for Two or Four, Presented by Brew HaHa Comedy Club at City Steam Brewery Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Brew HaHa Comedy Club

City Steam Brewery Café

$34 $17

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Standup comics such as Karen Morgan—seen on NBC and Nick at Nite—crack up audiences at intimate comedy club in historic building

$20 for Tour, Tasting, and Pint Glasses for Four at Thomas Hooker Brewery ($36 Value)

Thomas Hooker Brewery

Bloomfield

$36 $20

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Touring and tasting at local microbrewery on Saturday afternoons

1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

Standup Comedy at Hartford Funny Bone (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

Salute Our Heroes with Lee Brice at Pennysaver Amphitheater on September 10 at 5 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

Salute Our Heroes

Pennysaver Amphitheater

$35.40 $21

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Benefit concert salutes firefighters with performances from country music stars Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard, and Lisa Matassa

Harvest Festival Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Haight-Brown Vineyard on September 20 or 21 (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyards

Litchfield

$50 $25

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Family-friendly fall festival; wine tasting includes keepsake glass

Red Hot Chilli Pipers at Warner Theatre on September 11 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 46% Off)

Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Warner Theatre

$35 $19

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AC/DC, Kings of Leon, and other bands are treated get high-energy tributes from kilt-clad rockers playing bagpipes, guitars, and drums

Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

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

$39.90 $19.99

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

Speed-Dating Event for One from WeekendDating.com (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

WeekendDating/FaceToFaceNetworking

On Location

$40 $20

Singles get the chance to go on up to 15 mini dates during fun speed-dating events around New York City

One, Two, or Three Speed Dating Events at Let's Date Quickly (Up to 63% Off)

Let's Date Quickly

Online Deal

$35 $17

Singles meet up in casual bars for structured rounds of speed dating

WorldStar Comedy Tour Feat. Charlamagne tha God and Andrew Schulz at Fox Theater on August 23 (Up to 50% Off)

WorldStar Comedy Tour

Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

$104 $52

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Comedy tour featuring Charlamagne tha God, Andrew Schulz, Byron Bowers, and James Davis,

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

Hampton Luxury Liner

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

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

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

Pugliese Vineyards

Cutchogue

$29 $15

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

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

$54 $15

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

Brewery Tour with Beer Flights and Glasses for Two or Four at Broad Brook Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off)

Broad Brook Brewing Company

East Windsor

$22 $12

Groups of two or four tour brewery with 15-barrel system and sample classic as well as seasonal brews

Select Local Merchants

The flames at Prime American Grille have escaped the kitchen. Not only do they live inside the sizzling-hot grill, they also exist atop flickering candles and inside the dining room's roaring fireplace. Flame-kissed rib-eye and new york strip steaks arrive at tables coated in house-made peppercorn, gorgonzola, or mushroom-and-onion sauces. Chefs also bolster their menu with ocean-fresh seafood, pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. Bottles of wine litter a massive rack inside the restaurant's dining room, which boasts a warm color palette, dark woods, and strategically placed mirrors that make the space feel airy and light, like a helium balloon filled with tossed salad. On the weekends, Prime American Grille pulses with live music from DJs and bands, and each night, diners can sit at the full bar to watch sports on seven flat-screen televisions.

420 E Main St
Branford,
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Tommy’s Tanning offers customers more than two dozen bronzing options, from single-session spray tans for special occasions to yearly memberships inside five levels of tanning beds. The vertical and horizontal beds imbue skin with color while cooling faces and playing music for a more comfortable tanning session. For UV-free color, VersaSpa spray-tanning booths coat the skin in a streak-free glow, all while the client stands in a comfortable, wide-open interior.

1100 W Main St
Branford,
CT
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Ballou’s Wine Bar revolves around three prized delicacies: chocolate, wine, and coffee. From those staples, dozens of indulgent dishes ensue, including chocolate, Nutella, and peanut-butter-chocolate fondues and homemade truffles developed by Debbie, half of the husband-and-wife team that runs Ballou’s. Her chocolate fondue and homemade truffles are so deliciously decadent that they’ve earned the wine bar a spot on the Best of New Haven Reader’s Poll list for best desserts. In addition to rich desserts and froth-capped cups of cappuccino, guests can order wines from local and international vineyards, as well as a wide selection of pastas, sandwiches, and flat breads.

51 Whitfield St
Guilford,
CT
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Black Bear Saloon roars back at growling stomachs with pub-style American eats dished out amid the cheers and jeers of an energized sports bar. Perched along the walls, flat-screen TVs broadcast big games as diners voyage through waves of russian dressing that flow between the Kodiak sandwich's layers of turkey breast, bacon, and swiss cheese. Late-night menus keep guests content past midnight, and entertainment events, such as live shows by DJs and local bands, accompany bites while snuffing out the other senses' plans to go on strike. Staying true to its outdoorsy influences, Black Bear also offers the Cub Campfire dessert—a chance for diners to make s'mores right at their table.

124 Temple St
New Haven,
CT
US

Having recorded for such esteemed labels as Columbia Masterworks and Koch International Classics, Orchestra New England showcases masterful musicianship through performances of works by classical, romantic, and modern composers throughout the year. A yearly celebration of the sounds and sages of the baroque era, Baroquefest 2011 will feature guest harpsichordist Linda Skernick and selections such as Bach's Concerto in A Minor and Telemann's Tafelmusik III. "Soiree" explores the music of Vienna in the 1920s, as the orchestra will perform Schoenberg's arrangements of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Symphony no. 4, and excerpts from Thomas Edison's short-lived heavy metal band, The Draconian Lightbülbs. The premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Mark Kuss, "Sounds. Distant." explores community displacement in China and features native Chinese musicians. The "Sounds. Distant." concert will also feature performances of works by Ives, Elgar, Bartok, Schubert, and more.

103 Whitney Ave
New Haven,
CT
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Joker's Wild Comedy Club's stage showcases comics drawn from both the national touring circuit and the local scene. The intimate venue, which recently replaced its space-hogging booths with brand-new seats, features headlining comedians who fill Thursday–Saturday evenings with laughter during 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. shows. On Wednesday night, fledgling funny folk strive for their five minutes of fame at open mic night. Joker’s Wild also runs its own School of Comedy, where budding comedians can chase their dreams of cracking up audiences and keeping glasses of water on a stool. The club’s full menu of pub food mutes growling stomachs with appetizers and entrees for patrons hoping to perfect an onion-ring spit take.

232 Wooster St.
New Haven,
CT
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