Nightlife in Paradise Valley

Stand-Up, Scottsdale! – Up to 51% Off Standup

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

$35 $17

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

Up to 46% Off Scotch Flights and Pairings at the Scotch Library

The Scotch Library

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$90 $49

Expert scotch ambassador walks guests through samples of single malts and blends, which are complemented by delectable food pairings

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting at Su Vino Winery

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

$32.99 $15

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

Up to 49% Off Pizza and Beer at Rosati's Pizza

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

$29.05 $15

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Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies paired with draft and bottled beers

Half Off at The Speakeasy Comedy Club

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

$24 $12

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

Up to 58% Off Wine Tasting

Wine Warehouse

Scottsdale

$40 $17

Enjoy a flight of wine & platter of artisanal meats and cheeses in space that at times resembles a warehouse, retail shop, and social club

Half Off Hookah, Food, and Drinks at Hoookahmania

HoookahMania

North Scottsdale

$30 $15

Groups share hookahs in flavors like chocolate and apple while sipping fruit smoothies or Arabic teas; live entertainment on select nights

Up to 56% Off Wine Flights with Cheese & Pairings

Vintner's Circle

Urban Winery Scottsdale

$35.98 $18

Each guest samples six 2-ounce glasses of wine, complemented by cheese and pairings

Up to 67% Off Karaoke and Snacks

August Karaoke Box

Tempe

$15 $5

In private rooms or a public hall, groups sing along to more than 130,000 songs, nibble snacks, and sip drinks

42% Off Beer Class with Tasting at Boulders on Broadway

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$50 $29

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On third Monday and Wednesday of each month, bar with dedicated three-figure beer list teaches how to pair brews with food

The Whispers – Up to 53% Off Concert

The Whispers

Celebrity Theatre

$53.75 $25

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Vocal Hall of Famers of "And the Beat Goes On" fame get audiences grooving alongside the R&B crooners of "Fantastic Voyage"

"American Idol Live!" – Up to 50% Off Concert

American Idol Live

Downtown Phoenix

$62 $31

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Season 13 winner Caleb Johnson joins the rest of the top 10 to belt out pop hits, group sing-alongs, and originals

Up to 32% Off Classical Concert

"An Evening In Paris" or "An Afternoon In Paris" or "The Magnificent Blend Of Voice & Strings"

Multiple Locations

$28 $19

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Three concerts of classical standards featuring lauded performers

Up to 41% Off Dinner and Murder-Mystery Show

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater

Phoenix

$84 $52

Comedy, cabaret, and live dinner theater in haunted Transylvanian mansion or Hollywood Golden Age set; three-course dinner accompanies show

50% Off Tapas and Drinks at Centurion

Centurion

Downtown Phoenix

$44 $22

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Appetizers such as baked brie with raspberry jam or stuffed mushrooms wrapped in proscuitto along with pours of craft beer or wine

Up to 59% Off Improv Comedy Show

Chaos Comedy Improv

Dearing Acting Studio

$24 $15

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Family-friendly comedy troupe showcases improvisational talent in weekly, unscripted shows

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

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

Up to 50% Off Apollo's Lounge

Apollo's Lounge

Alhambra

$10 $5

Affable bartenders suffuse chilled glasses with made-to-order mixed drinks in congenial neighborhood gay bar with free WiFi.

"God's Got A Man Just For You" – Up to 57% Off Seminar

"God's Got A Man Just For You" Seminar

Salvation Army KROC Corps Community Center

$69.99 $30

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Author Dee Stephens and a lineup of Christian speakers and comedians dole out relationship advice and inspiration

Up to 51% Off Ballet Performance

"Graduation Ball"

Orpheum Theatre

$45 $22

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Charming ballet follows the students of a 19th-century girls' finishing school as they celebrate graduation

Scandalesque – Up to 41% Off "M" or "Sexy Sci-Fi" Burlesque Show

Scandalesque presents "M" or "Sexy Sci-Fi"

The Pressroom

$50.92 $29.99

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Saucy performers devise costumes and routines based on a pair of famous blondes or science fiction alongside musical guests and comedians

Up to 57% Off Neil Diamond Tribute

"Hot August Night 2014" Neil Diamond Tribute

Arizona Event Center

$42.42 $20

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Three-time Best of Scottsdale–winning tribute plays the hits of Diamond's iconic Hot August Night

45% Off Pub Fare and Beers at The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap

Mesa Riverview

$20 $11

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Browse selection of more than 300 craft beers to sip on with flatbreads, panini, and handcrafted pizzas built on a tasty pretzel crust

Up to54% Off Improv at Outliars Comedy Club

Outliars Comedy Club

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Improv players trained at Second City and iO explore the unexpected in short- and long-form scenes

Half Off Club Night for Two at El Parral

El Parral

Glendale

$20 $10

Dance club complete with table and bottle service, a full bar, and live music gets folks moving

Up to 55% Off at The Black Mustache

The Black Mustache

The Black Mustache Old-Fashioned Melodrama Co.

$32 $15

This vaudeville-style theater encourages audience participation during its side-splitting slapstick plays

"Peter Pan" – Up to 51% Off Musical

"Peter Pan"

Arizona Broadway Theatre

$318 $155

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Peter Pan sings and soars around the stage as he fends off the villainous Captain Hook with the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell

50% Off Wine and Gourmet Cuisine at Cellar 13

Cellar 13 Fine Wine Bar

Carefree Arizona

$30 $15

13 white and 13 red wines by the glass or bottle; the menu includes tomato-basil flatbread, hearts of romaine salad, and grilled cheese

Flam Chen – Up to 50% Off Stilt Circus and Dinner

“The Legislation”

Arcosanti

$40 $20

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Performers from four circus troupes cap Global Stilt Congress 2014 with a cavalcade of stilt acrobatics, plus dinner and a dance party

Up to 41% Off at Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival

Page Springs Cellars

Cornville

$90 $59

Visitors at the festival enjoy tastings from northern Arizona wineries, snacks from gourmet food trucks, and live music from seven bands

"Death Makes Life Possible" – Up to 45% Off Documentary

Illuminate Film Festival: "Death Makes Life Possible"

Sedona Performing Arts Center

$27.50 $15

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Drs. Deepak Chopra and Marilyn Schlitz present a world-premiere film about healthy ways to view death and mortality

Select Local Merchants

El Hefe combines the best of two worlds—the rhythmic dance tracks and drinks of a lively nightclub, and the meaty, peppery cuisine of Mexico and the American Southwest. Quesadillas filled with shredded chicken tinga and prime steak tortas pair perfectly with sports on flatscreen TVs or icy chelada cocktails. Revelers lounge in wraparound booths covered with funky floral prints and gold lamé, helping themselves to pints of beer from the tableside taps, which eliminate the long waits and intricate hand signals required to order at a noisy bar. And as diners chat, servers carry out rustic wooden trays bearing treasures of angus beef burgers topped with jalapeno marmalade, tacos filled with duck carnitas or pork al pastor, and Sonoran-style hot dogs wrapped in bacon and smothered in tomatillo avocado salsa.

Nighttime finds DJs spinning club music as lights swirl above the dance floor, bathing revelers in rhythmic beats and streaks of neon. Party guests toast potent house tequila cocktails or fishbowl glasses of beergarita--garnished with a dusting of salt and an upside-down bottle of beer.

4425 N Saddlebag Trl
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

If the name 5th and Wine doesn’t give away the restaurant’s specialty, maybe the wine barrel guarding the front door might. Or possibly the selection of more than 40 wines available by the glass, including reds and whites from around the world and 5th and Wine’s very own sangria. Those libations––along with specialty cocktails such as a black-cherry manhattan or root-beer martini––complement a menu of seafood, steaks, and burgers made with beef, elk, and bison patties.

Inside the 60-seat dining space, arched beams frame the room and a chalkboard wall displays daily drink specials and upcoming sets from local musicians. In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy couches and chairs carve out a post-meal lounge area, along with a murphy bed for guests who know which window to punch. Additionally, a 40-seat tasting room indulges guests with red leather chairs and the aroma of an old-fashioned popcorn machine at work. Diners can also enjoy their meal on the courtyard patio where an awning shades meals during the day and strings of lights brighten up the night.:m]]

7051 E 5th Ave
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Ben Chen has experienced his share of success in his nearly 30-year photography career—his work has been published in such publications as Cosmopolitan, The Los Angeles Times, and ESPN Magazine, and he has lent his expertise to some of the nation's largest corporations, including Procter & Gamble and The American Red Cross. In 2006, the photographer began to notice that more and more novices were purchasing complex DSLR cameras, and that gave him an idea. Chen decided to share his wealth of knowledge with aspiring photographers by creating the 4-Hour Newbie Photography Boot Camp, which teaches students how to shoot manually with their DSLRs and create artistic, professional-quality photos. Since then, more than 5,000 students in 20 cities throughout the country have benefitted from these classes. In 2013, he acquiesced to student demand and created Part II of the class, which goes beyond photography basics by diving into post-production techniques. Nowadays, students can take both Part I and Part II in the same day, helping them go from student to master in less time than most action-movie montages.

5001 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's not unusual to find Tammy, owner of Pearl Sushi Lounge & Bomber Bar, standing behind the bar at one of her two restaurant locations, chatting with customers while they sip her signature cocktails and sake bombs. Her crew of bartenders takes their tasks seriously, mixing up martinis infused with soju, sake, fresh fruit juices, and muddled blackberries, or pouring red and white wines straight from the special tap designed to prevent oxidation. Inside the kitchens, the chefs work with equal dedication, whether crafting classic california sushi rolls or the more inventive White Snake roll stuffed with sweet-potato tempura, tamago, asparagus, and cream cheese, and topped with escolar and a spicy peach sauce. Small plates sport crispy calamari sautéed with fresh ginger and garlic while Big Plate meals feature wok-charred beef and teriyaki salmon flanked with miso soup, salad, and steamed edamame.

4252 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

"Best Bartender," "Best Margarita," and "Best Bar Patio." These are just a few of the awards with which locals have decorated Loco Patron in recent years. Unsurprisingly, the combination of talented bartenders, outdoor seating, and signature drinks such as the Sweet Heat margarita with organic chili liqueur have made the spot a popular after-work hangout for groups of friends.

People don't only come for the booze, though. They also come for cuisine such as the crunchy pork taco with arbol sauce, which won first place at the Arizona Taco Festival in 2011. Diners can choose from other taco fillings, too, including New York strip steak or lobster. The menu also includes house specialty enchiladas and house salads, like the spicy steak and the chicken salad, both of which are considered hidden gems by Loco Patron regulars.

4228 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Arizona’s most promising side-splitters share the stage with nationally renowned headliners at The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge, an irreverent comedy club that takes its atmospheric cues from a Prohibition-era nightspot. Shows on Friday and Saturday nights feature performers who have honed their anatomical knowledge of funny bones during televised appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and HBO comedy specials. Though the club discloses its password to a range of comics from diverse backgrounds, most performers eschew squeaky-clean comedy for a brand of dirty humor that appeals to the noir detectives who regularly lean on the venue's gray brick walls or occupy the back row’s plushy seats. A friendly and attractive wait staff supplies cocktails ($6¬–$10), signature margaritas ($8¬–$12), and other exquisite libations along with munchies such as Comedy wings ($9) and Mexican street tacos ($9) to soothe bellies aching from chortling fits.

5101 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US