Nightlife in Norwood

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight with Option for One Skip-the-Line Pass on Friday, September 19 (Up to 50% Off)

Nick Carter & Jordan Knight

Bogart's

$52.38 $26

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Members of New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys debut a new collaborative album on a tour full of harmonies and choreography

Movie Tickets and Snacks at Esquire, Mariemont & Kenwood Theatres (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Esquire, Mariemont & Kenwood Theatres

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

See new releases and independent films at one of three movie theaters, including the century-old Esquire

Growler Packages with Glasses and Snacks at Growler Stop (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Growler Stop

Newtown

$17 $10

Fill up a 64 oz. or 32 oz. growler with your favorite beer from brewers such as Fifty West and MadTree; root-beer growlers also available

Standup with Bottomless Sodas for Two at Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

Funny Bone Comedy Club & Restaurant

$61.50 $30

Established headliners and emerging comics incite guffaws at a popular comedy-club franchise

Southern Cuisine at The Little Nashville of Newport (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Little Nashville

Newport

$20 $10

Bar that features live music also dishes out cuisine such as fried catfish, beer-battered chicken fingers, and Black Angus beef burgers

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$5 for $10 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — Louie's Taphouse

Louie's Taphouse & Grille

Mason

$10 $5

Buy an order of eight wings, choose any sauce, and pair with onion rings or fries

Wine and Dinner Package for Two or Four at Elk Creek Vineyards (Up to 55% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton

$53.98 $27

Drink Kentucky wines while sampling entrees such as Macedonia Greek salads or Caesar chicken subs; take-home glasses with the vineyard logo

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Food Pairing and Souvenir Glasses at Indian Creek Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Indian Creek Winery

Georgetown

$30 $15

Georgetown winery pairs red and white sips with cheese, dried fruit, and summer sausage; each person receives a voucher toward wine bottles

Wine and Gifts at Talon Winery (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Talon Winery

Shelbyville

$20 $11

Shop for gifts, gourmet treats, and wines produced produced in a lush, 5-acre vineyard

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn at Rupp Arena on Saturday, November 22, at 7 p.m. (Up to 39% Off)

Slipknot with Special Guest Korn

Rupp Arena

$46.60 $28.50

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Alternative heavy metal act known for their matching jumpsuits and masks joins the nu-metal rockers behind "Freak on a Leash"

KickOff Concert Featuring Juicy J with Option for VIP at Horizon Convention Center on October 6 (Up to 42% Off)

KickOff Concert feat. Juicy J

Horizon Convention Center

$43.19 $25

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Juicy J concert during Ball State's Homecoming week with chant-friendly hooks from his upcoming album, Pure THC: The Hustle Continues

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four with Cheese Plate and Credits at Chateau de Pique Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Chateau de Pique Winery

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

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Sip glasses of wine and snack on cheeses inside tasting rooms of local winery's two satellite locations

Bruno Mars at Kentucky International Convention Center on Saturday, September 20, at 5 p.m. (Up to 55% Off)

Bruno Mars

Kentucky International Convention Center

$218.85 $99

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Creamy-voiced vocalist whose star won't stop rising sings hits such as "When I Was Your Man" & "Grenade" to benefit the Muhammad Ali Center

Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour at The Louisville Palace on September 25 at 8 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour

Louisville Palace

$47 $20

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

Derby City Comedy Festival, September 17–20 (Up to 75% Off)

Derby City Comedy Festival

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

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Festival welcomes local and nationally touring comedians for four days of laughs

Abbey Road On The River at The Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park, October 24–26 (Up to 43% Off)

Abbey Road On The River

Belvedere Festival Park

$64.44 $40

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Beatles tribute acts, original Wings members, and touring rockers celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's impending first trip to Louisville

Midwest Clean Comedy All-Stars at The Bard's Town Theater on September 26–November 22 (Up to 44% Off)

Midwest Clean Comedy All-Stars

The Bard's Town Theater

$14.18 $8

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Laugh along to standup comics without the worries of crassness in sets suitable for all ages

Murder-Mystery Dinner Show for One or Two at The Dinner Detective (Up to 51% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Fairgrounds

$79.94 $39

Guests dig into appetizers and a 3-course meal while trying to solve an interactive murder mystery, where actors blend in among the diners

$11 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Gypsy's Sports Grille

Gypsy's Sports Grille

Louisville

$20 $11

Cod-cake sliders with jalapeño-ranch dressing and pork-tenderloin sandwiches served up at a restaurant that supports no-kill animal shelters

One or Two Social Speed-Dating Events from Dinner With Friends Social Club (50% Off)

Dinner With Friends Social Club

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Groups of eight meet at local bars and restaurants for an evening of dining, cocktails, and getting to know each other

$12 for Movie Tickets and a Medium Popcorn for Two at Grandview Theatre ($22 Value)

Grandview Theatre

Grandview Heights

$22 $12

At 88-year-old theater, movie goers enjoy selections from local eateries, such as Cowtown Pizza and Patisserie Lallier, while watching films

Life In Color at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Friday, September 26, at 6 p.m. (Up to 32% Off)

Life In Color

Lifestyle Communities Pavilion

$57 $39

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Dubstep DJ Borgore and Cash Cash, the trio behind singles "Take Me Home" and "Here and Now," set the soundtrack to paint-filled dance party

One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Outing with Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 51% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Columbus, Arena Grand

$10.25 $5

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A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

American Cuisine for Two or Four or More at 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant (45% Off)

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

Airport

$40 $22

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Classic American dishes such as prime rib, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and Atlantic salmon

$15 for a Movie with Popcorn and Sodas for Two at Gateway Film Center (Up to $30 Value)

Gateway Film Center

University District

$30 $15

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Elegant cinema with stadium seating screens diverse spread of films, from eclectic arthouse picks to classics to Hollywood blockbusters

Pub Food at Trabue Tavern (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Trabue Tavern

Columbus

$15 $7

Sports bar dishes out pub food such as wings and Philly subs, while patrons watch the big game on seven high-definition televisions

Film-Event Admission for Two or Four at Sistah Sinema (50% Off)

Sistah Sinema

Columbus

$10 $5

Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject

Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 50% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

$28 $14

Compare sips of three 2 oz. tasting portions in rustic winery, with family-style table or private room for larger groups

VIP Admission for Two or Four with Drinks and Appetizers at Columbus Unscripted (Up to 50% Off)

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

$20 $11

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Columbus' improv community shines at training center where experienced comics and character actors tread the boards

Select Local Merchants

Craig and Laura Decker seem to have a difficult time making up their minds. They also seem to have a knack for turning this indecisiveness into an advantage at every turn. When it came to opening their new business, for example, they briefly wondered whether it should feature a wine shop, a wine bar, or a gourmet bistro. Their solution? All three.

This spirit of inclusivity pervades The Wine Guy Bistro, where the Deckers pair seasonal wine varietals with globally inspired cuisine. Rather than choose between European elegance and New-American pizzazz, they settled on a compromise they describe as “Old World chic.” This label suits a menu that features small plates of housemade meatballs and bruschetta alongside assorted cheeses from around the world. The focus on small plates is in keeping with the Deckers’ have-it-all mentality and gives diners the option to sample several dishes without having to barter with adjacent tables.

2692 Madison Rd
Cincinnati,
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The independently-owned Mayday offers a variety of unique burgers, made from turkey, black bean, or beef patties with toppings such as Korea-style kimchi and cilantro chili sauce. Patrons pair the burgers with oven-baked fries and draft beer at this hub of the Northside neighborhood, along with trivia, comedy, and live rock and roll, and a two-tiered patio provides a fun atmosphere for the whole family.

The boldness of burgers isn't all Mayday specializes in, however. The subtle flavors of fine whiskey and charcuterie reward more ambitious palates, while a full array of hotdogs?served on homemade pretzel buns?add an upscale spin to comfort food. To top it off, customers can add a fried egg to anything on the menu, just like when we were kids, frying eggs on the sidewalk to top off our summer ice cream cones.

4227 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
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Founded in 1963 at a local YMCA, the Cincinnati Ballet grew into a major regional company by adhering to its mission to express the human experience through dance. Today, it continues upholding that vision by housing resident artists who entertain audiences with dance performances of both classic and original work. Beyond supporting local audiences and their right to clap, the Cincinnati Ballet also seeks to nurture artists through the Otto M. Budig Academy. There, a professional faculty trains aspiring performers at all skill levels. These training opportunities are supplemented by outreach programs such as CincyDance!, which provides free training and dance attire to children.

1555 Central Pkwy
Cincinnati,
OH
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From behind a pair of baby grand pianos, two pianists take audience requests each Friday and Saturday night at The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar, urging the crowd to sing along in a display of musical showmanship. The ivory ticklers hail from all over the country and belt out popular tunes from the past 50 years that they’ve memorized by heart or tattooed on the inside of their eyelids. Onlookers seated at tables around the stage or nestled into plush couches in the lounge sip cocktails, quaff brews, and dive into salty snacks. Although the show runs on Fridays and Saturdays, drinks specials pop up each night and salsa-night Wednesdays promise copious amounts of hip shaking.

441 Vine St
Cincinnati,
OH
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Within Anand Indian Restaurant's bustling kitchen, a team of culinary alchemists carefully blends herbs and spices for its diverse range of Indian dishes. The chefs call upon North Indian traditions to craft tandoori plates, where a special clay oven locks seasoned juices inside cuts of meat better than a mime gives directions to the highway. Meanwhile, South Indian recipes forge Uttappam, Indian-style pancakes crowned with chilis and vegetables, and dosa, thin rice crêpes bundled with savory fillings. Meanwhile, more than 20 meatless dishes offer mouthfuls of creamed lentils, house-made cheese cubes, and sweet baby carrots imbued with light spices.

10890 Reading Rd
Cincinnati,
OH
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The Cincinnati Film Festival showcases moving pictures from all over the globe from October 8 to October 16. Your all-day pass (a $20 value) gets you access to a full day of screenings and workshops. Start your cineday with the Shorts Block 9, a collection of short films playing at the Esquire Theater, and then hop over to Main St. Cinema to catch "Runaways: Producing In Ohio," as a panel of local industry insiders discuss the past, present, and future of Ohio film production. Locavores can cheer on hometown heroes at the Esquire during 48 Hour Film Project: Take 2, a mash-up of mini-movies produced by Cincinnati filmmakers, before indulging in behind-the-scenes voyeurism with a screening of Saturday Night, a 90-minute Saturday Night Live documentary directed by actor James Franco. The weeklong film fest's Awards Gala will be held on Friday, October 15 at Memorial Hall, where a special award will be presented to musician/TV personality/producer Nick Lachey for his contributions to the local production community. A ticket to the gala (a $25 value) gives formal-loving filmophiles an excuse to break out tuxes and ball gowns, as this gala is black-tie optional with a required tweed-based business-dress minimum. Check the program guide for a complete list of screenings. Organizers recommend you arrive at all events 30 minutes ahead of time to procure the best seats in the house, away from the permanent front-row installations of 10-gallon hats and actual honey-filled beehives.

320 Resor Ave
Cincinnati,
OH
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