Ohio Nightlife

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” on December 22 (Up to 50% Off)

Moscow Ballet’s

Music Hall at the Cleveland Public Auditorium

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Professional Russian dancers leap and pirouette against stunning backdrops in a holiday ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s beloved score

$70.50 $35

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Led Zeppelin 2 at Bogart's on Friday, December 26, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Led Zeppelin 2

Bogart's

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This popular tribute act re-stages famous gigs from Zeppelin’s storied history complete with Robert Plant-esque vocal histrionics

$16.12 $8

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The Fresh Beat Band: Greatest Hits Live at Akron Civic Theatre on Friday, November 14 (Up to 50% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Akron Civic 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

$39.50 $20

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

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

$60 $29

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

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

$60 $29

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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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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

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

$34 $17

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

Grandview Theatre

Grandview Heights

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

$22 $12

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The Men of Independence Holiday Concert for One or Two on December 13 or 14 (Up to 50% Off)

The Men of Independence

Multiple Locations

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Award-winning barbershop chorus presents its fourth-annual holiday concert, chock full of classic songs and carols

$15 $10

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Standup Show for Two with One Appetizer at Funny Bone Comedy Club Through March 28 (Up to 50% Off)

Funny Bone Comedy Club

Funny Bone Comedy Club

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

$39.99 $20

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Cork & Canvas Painting or Sensory Wine Tasting 101 at Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience (50% Off)

Pairings, Ohio’s Wine & Culinary Experience

Geneva

Sample and learn how to taste wines, or pair acrylics with vino during painting classes

$40 $20

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

The Sodbuster Bar

Sylvania

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

$18 $10

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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

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

$46 $23

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Two or Four Tickets to the Ghostly Gala Halloween Party at Elk Creek Vineyards Friday, October 31 (Up to 50% Off)

Elk Creek Vineyards

Owenton, KY

Wine makes Halloween even more fun when it’s paired with seasonal appetizers and themed desserts; the costume contest yields fun prizes

$20 $11

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Comedy Show for Two with Chris Barnes, Mike Green, Philly Plowden, or Mark Klein (Up to 58% Off)

Club Velvet at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Club Velvet at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

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Choose from four nationally touring standup talents at a comedy lounge inside a casino

$30.70 $13

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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

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

$10.25 $5

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Casual American Cuisine During Dinner for Two or Four at Gateway Bar and Grill (60% Off)

Gateway Bar and Grill

Cleveland

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

$20 $9

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Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour on January 22 or 24 (Up to 48% Off)

Erin Foley: Lady with Pockets Comedy Tour

Multiple Locations

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Erin Foley brings TV- and club-sharpened skills to the stage, demonstrating an acerbic wit shown on Comedy Central and Conan

$23 $12

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Hookah with Bubbles and Drinks at Karma Kafe (Up to 59% Off). Four Options Available.

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

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

$29 $12

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

The Barn Bar

Sylvania

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

$14 $8

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

Sistah Sinema

Columbus

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

$10 $5

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

Growler Stop

Newtown

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

$17 $10

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Wine-Flight Education Experience at Camelot Cellars (Up to 57% Off). Six Options Available.

Camelot Cellars

Short North Columbus

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

$28 $12

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

Columbus Unscripted

The Wild Goose Creative

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

$20 $11

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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,
OH
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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,
OH
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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,
OH
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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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