Ohio Nightlife

"Masters of Illusion" at The Agora Theater on October 21 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Masters of Illusion"

The Agora Theater

$23.43 $12

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Performers from CW's Masters of Illusion share mind-boggling sets of magic

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

Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, and Tim Meadows: Veterans of SNL at Akron Civic Theatre on November 6 (Up to 50% Off)

Rob Scneider, Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows: Veterans of SNL

Akron Civic Theatre

$60.10 $30

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Alumni behind the SNL characters "The Richmeister," Master Thespian, and The Ladies Man join forces for a night of uproarious standup

3 or 5 Film-Screening Passes or All-Access VIP Pass to the Ohio Independent Film Festival November 6–9 (50% Off)

Ohio Independent Film Festival

Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore

$30 $15

The four-day festival screens films from emerging filmmakers, showing poignant movies that may not otherwise be screened locally

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

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

$60 $29

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

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at Dipson Theatres (Up to 30% Off)

Dipson Theatres

Multiple Locations

$32 $23

Everything from summer action flicks to independent dramas, arthouse films, and family features lights up a network of 29 screens

Two Chocolate Dips or One Regular and One Mini Chocolate-Dipped Wine Bottle at Bliss in a Bottle (Up to 50% Off)

Bliss in a Bottle

Polaris

$34 $17

Staff dip two wrapped bottles into decadent chocolate or dole out a regular and mini chocolate-dipped bottle

$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

$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

Standup Comedy at Funny Bone Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

$39.99 $20

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National comedy club chain hosts headlining comics up to five nights a week; adjoining seafood restaurant serves Creole-inspired appetizers

Pub Dinner for Two or Four at The Sodbuster Bar (Up to 47% Off)

The Sodbuster Bar

Sylvania

$18 $10

Neighborhood bar dishes out tasty appetizers & half-pound burgers as guests play pool & trivia or enjoy live bands & comics

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion at Frank Sarris Public Library or On-Location Birthday Magic Show (Up to 50% Off)

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike will be amazed by sleight-of-hand and illusions at the library or their own home

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

Cincinnati Film Festival on September 18–21 (Up to 52% Off)

Cincinnati Film Festival

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

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More than 100 short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films from around the world are showcased on multiple screens

LeAnn Rimes at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on October 2 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

LeAnn Rimes

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

$58.85 $29.50

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Country megastar unleashes her award-winning voice in a set of songs from her new album, as well as hits such as "Blue" and "How Do I Live?"

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

Casual American Cuisine During Dinner for Two or Four at Gateway Bar and Grill (50% Off)

Gateway Bar and Grill

Cleveland

$20 $11

Ribs, wings, and other classic American dishes served with fresh-juice cocktails inside an inviting hotel restaurant

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

Hookah with Bubbles and Drinks at Karma Kafe (Up to 66% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

$29 $10

More than 30 hookah flavors include lime, mango, cinnamon spice, pink lemonade, and mint chocolate

$8 for $14 worth of Bar Food and Snacks at The Barn Bar

The Barn Bar

Sylvania

$14 $8

Lively bar hosts guests who can chow down on patty melts, onion rings, and wings while watching sports or partying

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

$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 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

$28 $12

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

Old Blue Eyes casts his piercing gaze across the red-walled dining room as the opening strains of “Strangers in the Night” drift into the ears of diners seated at tables dressed in white linens. The aura of a refined 1960s club permeates every nook and cranny of Trattoria Roma, thanks in part to the assortment of framed Sinatra records and photos displayed behind the bar and the ever-present Rat Pack tunes playing throughout the day. Since its opening 22 years ago, the eatery's owners have fostered a cozy-yet-refined atmosphere bolstered by authentic Roman cuisine forged from local ingredients. This tradition continued eight years ago when veteran employee Shawn Mason took over the restaurant’s reigns from the original owners. Though he brought his own brand of hospitality to the mix, he made sure to uphold the kitchen’s tradition of high culinary standards.

As Shawn cheerfully chats with regulars scattered throughout the dining room and at the bar, his partner, chef Matthew Prokopchak, can be found architecting Italian eats with his crew in the kitchen. Having grown up learning the conventions of Italian cooking from his mother and aunts, chef Matthew integrates some of his family’s recipes into the menu, imbuing his dishes with a sense of history and tradition. He assembles his arsenal of fresh produce –from lush tomatoes to fragrant basil– from local farms. While the menu remains largely unchanged throughout the year, each night the friendly service staff sidles up to tables to detail the day's seasonal specials via verbal recitations or interpretive dances.

Amid the dining room’s ruby walls, a series of Orfeo Tamburi lithographs depicting post-WWII Rome––reportedly the only complete Tamburi collection in the United States––hang in elegant frames. The décor works in concert with the savory wafts of garlic emanating from the bustling kitchen to evoke a vintage Italian atmosphere.

1447 Grandview Ave
Columbus,
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Though it isn?t a matchmaking service, Grovewood Tavern is responsible for more than 150 successful relationships in the past decade, all of which were realized over dinner. The brick-enclosed restaurant specializes in the delicious puppy love between food and drink, hosting meals that pair fine wines, beers, and spirits with bites from a globally conscious kitchen. The courses encourage guests to savor combinations in the moment, but also nod to the history inside the glassware. Trivia and origin stories accompany the drinks, detailing their flavors and the favorable reviews they've received. Some dinners benefit from presentation by expert hosts, including vineyard aficionados and people who know how the ghosts are added to each bottle of spirits.

Outside of these showcases, visitors can still enjoy selections from the tavern's regular menu. Duck-burger sliders and spice-rubbed ahi-tuna sandwiches dispel any worries about stereotypical pub fare, and the entrees' emphasis on local and organic ingredients adds a refreshing ease of conscience to each bite. Grovewood?s catalog of savory meats ranges from Japanese-style barbecued chicken to the bison pot roast, which, according to a 2007 feature in the Plain Dealer, "falls gloriously apart, upon gentle forkage." Chefs accommodate vegetarians and vegans as well. A wealth of meat- and gluten-free options speckles the menu's pages, and the pairing dinners list substitutions for nonveggie helpings, replacing tea-smoked duck breast with grilled tofu and skirt steak with vegan beef.

17105 Grovewood Ave
Cleveland,
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Hershey Theatre

The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.

6295 Kellogg Ave
Cincinnati,
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Like a camera obscura built around a dinner table, Home Slice Pizza stays forever focused on its cuisine. Within the brick-lined establishment’s kitchen, chefs toss and fire large and extra-large thin-crust pizzas topped with ingredients as classic as pepperoni and anchovies or as original as artichoke hearts, seasoned steak, and A1 sauce. Under this flavor ornamentation lies the pizzas’ true foundation: cheese. Blends of mozzarella, feta, ricotta, cheddar, parmesan, and romano provide a solid base for creative ingredient combinations and add a gooey warmth to every bite. Not content to be confined to pizzas alone, cheese also douses orders of pan-baked cheese bread and supports focaccia subs flecked with herbs and stuffed with hot ham, turkey, bacon, and veggies.

28 S Saint Clair St
Toledo,
OH
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The chefs at Tres Potrillos are perfectly in tune with the dozens of Mexican dishes that have been enjoyed for generations. They pile pork, shrimp, and chorizo into big and extrabig burritos, top enchiladas with fresh green tomatillo sauce, and craft specialty tacos with wheat tortillas and avocado-cilantro sauce made in-house. If you're in the mood for steak, they've got it cooked with Jalisco-style sauce, grilled up with chicken, or buried in shrimp and melted cheese. To wash down feasts and to help you break the ice with all those balloon animals that show up for Kids Night Thursdays, the bartenders hand out daiquiris, sangria, margaritas, and Coronas.

115 Montrose West Ave
Copley,
OH
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Some partnerships—Fred and Ginger, Holmes and Watson, Rocky and Bullwinkle—seem predestined for greatness. Such was the case with Jeff and Jill Van Horne. Jeff, a wine collector, married his talents with Jill's gourmet cooking to create The Wine Loft, where their chemistry translates into delicious food and drink pairings. Stepping inside is akin to joining one of their dinner parties, with fellow guests lounging on sofas throughout the space and ordering cocktails or beer from the full bar.

Of course, the starring libation is wine. The cellar below the restaurant can store close to 2,000 bottles at a steady 58 degrees. More than 200 wines arrive at tables by the bottle, and 75 can be poured by the glass, complementing a variety of small plates and entrees. If you aren't sure what libation would best bring out the flavor of your lamb lollipops, servers gladly assist—or, you could attend one of The Wine Loft's wine education classes. These meet monthly to cover topics such as matching wine with chocolate or observing proper wine etiquette, which dictates that whomever uncorks the bottle must plant the cork and raise the resultant tree.

21 Greene Blvd
Beavercreek,
OH
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