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$149 for a Winemaking Class for One at Make Wine With Us ($300 Value)

Make Wine With Us

Wallington

American Wine Society–certified judges help participants crush, press, rack, and bottle their own wines during three hands-on sessions

$300 $149

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Wine Aerating and Tasting For 2, 4, or 6 at Balic of Clinton (Up to 52% Off)

Balic of Clinton

Clinton

Sip samples of white and red wines while enhancing the taste with the art of wine aerating

$58 $30

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Bar Fare with Pitcher of Domestic Beer at Pub 46 (Up to 61% Off)

Pub 46

Clifton

Classic bar food, such as potato skins and buffalo wings, served until midnight daily amid 30+ HDTVs showing the latest sports

$32 $13

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Slipknot with Special Guest Korn at IZOD Center on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Slipknot with Korn

IZOD Center

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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”

$43.15 $20

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Medieval Times Tournament for One Child or Adult with Four-Course Dinner and Optional Royalty Package (Up to 45% Off)

Medieval Times

Lyndhurst

Medieval tournament sees ironclad knights joust atop horses and battle with swords while viewers feast on a four-course meal

$43.54 $29

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Standup Show Hosted by Mary Dimino at 13th Street Repertory Company on October 17–December 6 (Up to 81% Off)

Stand-Up Show hosted by Mary Dimino

13th Street Repertory Company

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed New York–Italian personality

$52.69 $10

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"50 Shades! The Musical Parody" on November 4–December 7 (Up to 43% Off)

"50 Shades! The Musical Parody"

The Elektra Theatre

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Parody of the bestselling “Fifty Shades of Grey” with original songs by a live band, hilarious dialogue, and dance numbers

$106 $69

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Final Weeks: "This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, December 1–11 (Up to 31% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

$88 $73

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Dance, Drink, and Talk About Culture at Museum of Chinese in America on December 4

Dance Party at Cultural Museum

SoHo

DJ Daniel Wang leads a discussion on cultures interacting in the music scene and performs a live set sponsored by Singapore’s Tiger Beer

$20

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Great Gatsby End of Year Bash With DJs Kennedy Jones and Lookas at Amazura Concert Hall on December 31 at 10 p.m. (Up to 47% Off)

Great Gatsby End of Year Bash

Amazura Concert Hall

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Great Gatsby–themed New Year’s Eve masquerade includes live sets by energetic DJs Kennedy Jones and LuKas

$62.49 $33

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"Bayside! The Musical!" with Optional T-Shirt at Theatre 80 on December 3–January 15 (Up to 58% Off)

"Bayside! The Musical!"

Theatre 80

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An energetic cast delivers a raunchy send-up of the popular ’90s high-school sitcom “Saved By The Bell”

$39 $19

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"Radio City Christmas Spectacular" Starring the Rockettes (Up to 50% Off). Showtimes Available, Nov. 11–Dec. 7

Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

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World-famous high-kicking dance troupe premieres a new set piece amid timeless holiday showstoppers

$81.95 $41

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"Wednesday Night Live!" at EastVille Comedy Club on December 3 at 9 p.m. (Up to 73% Off)

"Wednesday Night Live!"

EastVille Comedy Club

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Up-and-coming comic Randy Humphrey showcases a roster of fellow performers

$22.09 $6

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"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical" on December 11–28 (Up to 40% Off)

"Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical"

The Theater at Madison Square Garden

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The Grinch wages a losing battle against the spirit of Christmas in a musical based on the beloved animated television special

$65.10 $39

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"Avenue Q" at New World Stages, November 23–December 14 (Up to 33% Off)

"Avenue Q"

New World Stages

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Tony-winning musical recounts the tale of a recent college grad in the city with bawdy songs and salty-mouthed puppets

$102.50 $69

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"Up Close & Personal" on Broadway Comedy Show at Liberty Theater on Saturday, December 13 (Up to 53% Off)

"Up Close & Personal"

Liberty Theater

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Colin Quinn, Godfrey, Keith Robinson, Sherrod Small, and Tim Young perform sharp standup in a Broadway-style setting

$72.92 $40

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"The Last Ship" at Neil Simon Theatre Through December 21 (Up to 38% Off)

"The Last Ship"

Neil Simon Theatre

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A musical scored by Sting chronicles love, hope, and community in a small English shipbuilding town

$63.75 $49

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Jazzhaus at Klavierhaus Concert Series (Up to 41% Off). 14 Performances Available.

Jason W. Marshall & Willerm Delisfort, Clarice Assad & Keita Ogawa, James Weidman & Harvie S, Luis Perdomo, James Francies, or Dave Burrell

Jazzhaus at Klavierhaus

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Acclaimed jazz pianists and impressive musical guests fill a striking piano showroom with world-class jazz

$32.04 $19

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Broadway Revue, Concert, or Cabaret Performance at 54 Below Through December 30 (Up to 46% Off)

54 Below

Clinton

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Broadway and cabaret luminaries, including Tony-winning tap dancer Savion Glover, take the stage for solo performances and musical revues

$35 $19

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"How 2 B A New Yorker" with Full Italian Dinner on September 26–January 3 (Up to 31% Off)

"How 2 B A New Yorker"

The Screening Room Theater at Planet Hollywood Times Square

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Comedic actors Margaret Copeland and Kevin James Doyle take on more than 70 characters as they weave tales of NYC past and present

$62.50 $43

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Standup Comedy at Levity Live Comedy Club (Up to 79% Off)

Levity Live Comedy Club

Levity Live

Established and up-and-coming comedians take the stage

$92 $20

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"Disenchanted!" at Theatre at St. Clement's, November 26–December 31 (Up to 46% Off)

"Disenchanted!"

Theatre at St. Clement's

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Famous fairy tale princess sing frankly about life after “happily-ever-after” in an adults-only musical

$72.40 $39

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"Honeymoon in Vegas" On Broadway at Nederlander Theatre (Up to 38% Off)

"Honeymoon in Vegas"

Theater District - Times Square

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Tony Danza stars in an adaptation of the 1992 rom-com, with a Jason Robert Brown score the New York Times called “a romantic romp”

$77.75 $51

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Gazillion Bubble Show at New World Stages, Nov. 21–Feb. 22 (Up to 57% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

Gazillion Bubble Show

New World Stages

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A family who has honed its show for more than 20 years creates and layers dazzling bubbles amid colorful lasers

$82 $45

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"Perfect Crime" at Snapple Theater Through March 31, 2015 (Up to 56% Off)

"Perfect Crime"

Snapple Theater

The city’s longest-running play details the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder of a wealthy Connecticut man

$68.25 $30

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"The Fantasticks" at Snapple Theater Center Through March 31 (Up to 56% Off)

"The Fantasticks"

Snapple Theater

The world’s longest-running musical tells a story of young love, feuding families, and a mysterious man

$83.50 $37

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Riverside Symphony at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (Up to 50% Off)

Riverside Symphony

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - Alice Tully Hall

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Award-winning guest artists from all over the world join the orchestra for a season of modern and classical symphonic pieces

$47 $24

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Festival Chamber Music Concert at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall (Up to 50% Off)

Festival Chamber Music

Carnegie Hall

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Five diverse programs for intimate groupings of strings, woodwinds, and keys, including a guest appearance from the Chicago Harp Quartet

$40 $20

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Cabaret Night for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at Metropolitan Room (Up to 59% Off)

Metropolitan Room

Flatiron District

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Intimate concert venue voted Best Cabaret in 2008 byNew York magazine offers late-night bites with live jazz and comedy

$79 $35

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One or Two Pitchers of Beer and Orders of Chips and Salsa at Pioneers Bar (Up to 53% Off)

Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

Cheery bar welcomes guests with inviting wooden interior and plush leather seating, plying visitors with craft beer and hot sandwiches

$31 $15

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Show and Drinks for Two, or Show Only for Two, Three, or Four at Tribeca Comedy Lounge (Up to 94% Off)

Tribeca Comedy Lounge

Tribeca

Comedy club directs spotlight toward renowned comics who have appeared on Letterman and Comedy Central during schedule of sidesplitting acts

$50 $4

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$109 for an All-Day Music-and-Wine Tour for Two from Hampton Luxury Liner ($350 Value)

Hampton Luxury Liner

Multiple Locations

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

$350 $109

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$22 for $40 Worth of Speed Dating — TMF DATE CORP

Tmf Date Corp

Greenwich Village

Speed dating is a fun, interactive way to meet up to 20 singles in one evening.

$40 $22

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Brazilian Dinner and Dancing for Two or Four at S.O.B.'s (Sounds of Brazil) (Up to 65% Off)

S.O.B.'s ( Sounds of Brazil )

SoHo

Salsa on Friday evening and samba on Saturday evening at an intimate dinner club

$170 $65

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Standup Comedy for Two, Four, or Six, Plus Tickets to Future Shows at New York Comedy Club (Up to 96% Off)

New York Comedy Club

New York Comedy Club

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Every night hosts standup or themed events such as Paid or Pain, where audiences decide if comedians are rewarded or punished

$150 $9

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Beer, Wine, and Tapas at Shervin’s Cafe (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Shervin's Cafe

East Village

East Village wine bar pairs local microbrews, German rieslings, and Ethiopian espresso with tapas such as salami-filled crepes

$30 $15

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$29 for a Dinner with Two Entrees and One Bottle of Wine at 1742 Wine Bar ($80.90 Value)

1742 Wine Bar

Upper East Side

Start meals off with a chosen bottle of wine, paired with entrees such as potato gnocchi in a vodka sauce of pizza with taco-themed toppings

$80.90 $29

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"Dead Sexy Burlesque" Admission and Drinks for One, Two, or Four at Times Scare NYC (Up to 55% Off)

"Dead Sexy Burlesque"

Times Scare NYC

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Neo-burlesque performers put on titillating performances themed around monsters, zombies, and death

$40 $20

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Date-Night Package for Two or Four at DTUT (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

DTUT

New York

Pairs dine on s'mores platters and sip wine for a romantic date night

$32 $16

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Whiskey, Beer, and Appetizer for Two or $13 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Beer at Blue Ribbon Tavern

Blue Ribbon Tavern

Spring Valley

Gourmet sandwiches pair with flights of whiskey and craft and classic beers

$38 $17

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Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar (Up to 49% Off)

Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar

West Village

Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

$106.85 $59

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2 Hours of Karaoke for Up to 4, 6, or 10 People at Stage Karaoke Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Six Options Available.

Stage Karaoke Lounge

Koreatown

Pile your friends into a private room where you control the song list all night

$80 $40

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Movie Package for One, Two, or Four at Lafayette Theatre (Up to 36% Off)

Lafayette Theatre

Suffern

Grandiose theater—boasting red velvet curtain, chadelier, and opera booths—hosts first-run movies and classic cinema

$17.75 $12

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Standup-Comedy Show at Rockwells American Restaurant Through January 31 at 9 p.m. (Up to 87% Off)

Rockwells American Restaurant

Rockwells American Restaurant

Every week, three comedians entertain guests dining on hearty American cuisine such as gorgonzola-bacon burgers and pulled-pork sandwiches

$20 $4

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

The Murder Mystery Company

Sanai's

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

$60 $29

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One, Five, or 10 Groupons, Each Good for a Movie Ticket and Popcorn at Hudson Mall Cinemas (57% Off)

Hudson Mall Cinemas

Hackensack River Waterfront

Movie theater hosting first-run comedies, dramas, and blockbusters as well as Bollywood films

$14 $6

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on December 26–27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$33.35 $20

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$5 for $9 Worth of Cocktails — Barú Lounge

Barú Lounge

North Ironbound

Barú Lounge's delicious recipe for a Red Devil: vodka, peach schnapps, Southern Comfort peach liqueur, sloe gin, triple sec, orange juice

$9 $5

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Admission for Two to Every 2014 Show at Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 90% Off)

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

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Queens club stocks each show with three to six standups from TV, film, and the local comedy scene

$500 $50

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"The Nutcracker" at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 13, at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Laguardia Performing Arts Center

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$20 $12

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Bleep! Standup Show for One, Two, or Four at 8 p.m. at the Laughing Devil Comedy Club (Up to 58% Off)

Ashley Strand presents Bleep!

Laughing Devil Comedy Club

Some of New York City’s edgiest comedians perform uncensored material during unadulterated standup event

$15 $7

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Appetizers, Beer, and Pool for Two or Four at Break Bar & Billiards (50% Off)

Break Bar & Billiards

Astoria

Sports bar features 18 beers on top, a full-service kitchen, 15 true HD big-screen TVs, and games such as billiards and table tennis

$40 $20

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Cult Movie for Two or Four with Candy at Devil Science Theater 3000 (Up to 55% Off)

Devil Science Theater 3000

Hunters Point

Weekly showings of cult horror, kung fu, and sci-fi movies feature comedic interludes and interactive drinking games

$22 $11

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Ajkun Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Whitney Theater on December 5–6 (Up to 41% Off)

"The Nutcracker"

Whitney Theater

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Tchaikovsky’s classic score twirls to life in a holiday classic which sees young Clara venture into a dreamland of snow and ice

$29 $17

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"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel," Presented by Galli Theater on October 4–November 30 at 2 p.m. (Up to 42% Off)

"The Ugly Duckling" or "Rapunzel"

Gloria Maddox Theater

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Andersen’s fable about self-acceptance features vibrant songs; Grimm’s tale about a long-haired princess gets a German-language treatment

$37.85 $22

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Dance and Raise a Glass for the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls on December 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Karla Schickele

The Kitchen

Toast a nonprofit organization dedicated helping girls find their best and boldest selves while dancing to the riffs of alumni bands

$40

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"Riding the Midnight Express with Billy Hayes" on October 26–November 30 (Up to 42% Off)

"Riding The Midnight Express With Billy Hayes"

Barrow Street Theatre

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In a one-man show, the subject of the Oscar-winning film Midnight Express recounts his time in a Turkish prison and subsequent escape

$50 $29

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"Love Letters" on Broadway Starring Alan Alda/Candice Bergen and Stacy Keach/Diana Rigg, Starting at $57.75

"Love Letters"

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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Spend the holidays with two pairs of A-list star actors as they exchange a lifetime of love letters in an intimate, Pulitzer-nominated play

$85.75 $57.75

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Standup Comedy at Comic Strip Live (Up to 79% Off)

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

Nightly lineups include TV-tested comics and up-and-coming performers

$46.56 $10

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"iLuminate" at New World Stages on December 1–January 18 (Up to 42% Off)

"iLuminate"

New World Stages / Stage 4

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During the final NYC shows, dancers in black and LED lights depict the story of an artist who brings creatures to life with magic paintbrush

$76.99 $45

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"Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies" at Write Act Repertory Theatre Through January 5 (Up to 36% Off)

"Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies"

Write Act Repertory Theatre

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Two female impersonators must hide their true identities while performing on a cruise ship in this irreverent new comedy

$45 $29

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American Symphony Orchestra: Requiem for the 20th Century at Carnegie Hall on December 10 (Up to 50% Off)

American Symphony Orchestra

Carnegie Hall

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The orchestra explores modern tragedy in pieces inspired by the bombing of London, Nazi concentration camps, and the destruction of Nagasaki

$32.25 $16

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Standup with Popcorn for Two or Four at EastVille Comedy Club (Up to 77% Off)

EastVille Comedy Club

Eastville Comedy Club

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A club that has hosted Louis C.K. and Sarah Silverman fills a schedule with sets by D.C. Benny, Ted Alexandro, and Todd Barry

$44 $10

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"Pippin" Now Starring NBC’s “The Voice” 2014 Winner Josh Kaufman at the Music Box Theatre (Up to 39% Off)

"Pippin"

Music Box Theatre

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Tony award-winning Broadway revival of the acclaimed musical about a king’s son searching for life’s meaning

$69 $49

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"Truffles": A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience on November 16–December 28 (Up to 40% Off)

Truffles: A New Dinner Theater, Murder Mystery Experience

Zanger Hall

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Gourmet cuisine tops tables on and off stage during a whodunnit centered on a stolen $30,000 truffle

$45 $29

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Special Tribute to Buena Vista Social Club with Pepito Gomez at DROM on December 21 (Up to 58% Off)

Buena Vista Social Club Special

DROM

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Roasted chicken with rice and beans accompanies the rhythms of the Pepito Gomez Sextet

$69 $29

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"Lost Lake" at MTC Stage I at City Center on Select Dates, November 18–December 21 (Up to48% Off)

"Lost Lake"

MTC Stage I at City Center

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Oscar nominee John Hawkes & Tracie Thoms star in this world-premiere “melancholic comedy” from the Pulitze-winning author of Proof

$98.50 $51

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Wayra: Fuerza Bruta at Daryl Roth Theatre on September 1–January 4 (Up to 60% Off).

Wayra: Fuerza Bruta

Daryl Roth Theatre

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Aerial acrobatic dancers dazzle audiences as they run through walls, dance through thin air, and even swim through a pool of suspended water

$99 $49

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"Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge on December 12–January 17 (Up to 50% Off)

Drunk Shakespeare

The Lounge

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The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey

$58 $29

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"The Bullpen" – A One Man Show at The Playroom Theater on November 8–January 24 (Up to 46% Off)

"The Bullpen"

The Playroom Theater

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A former incarcerated actor writes and stars in a one-man play about an allegedly guilty criminal

$34.90 $19

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Music at the Institute Concert Series on December 6, January 18, February 7, March 7, or April 4 (Up to 40% Off)

Music at the Institute Concert Series

Ukrainian Institute of America

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Each show is preceded by a pre-concert talk

$30 $18

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Standup Comedy Workshop with Comedian Buddy Flip, Plus Tickets to a Standup Show (Up to 81% Off)

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop from Buddy Flip Plus Comedy Show

Geenwich Village Comedy Club

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Standup veteran who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV teaches joke writing, set-ups, and timing during a five-hour workshop

$310 $59

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Two Appetizers and Two Drinks or Three Appetizers and Four Drinks for Two at BJ's Soulful Social Club (Up to 54% Off)

BJ's Soulful Social Club

New York

Laid-back social club plies guests with cocktails and pub grub

$36 $18

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Hookah and Drinks for Two or Four at Alembi Cafe (Up to 53% Off)

Alembi Cafe

Ditmars Steinway

Relax in a private booth while enjoying fruity and savory hookah flavors alongside a cold or hot drink

$74 $35

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Champagne Flights and Appetizers for Two, or Bottle with Apps and Desserts at The Bubble Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Bubble Lounge

Tribeca

Elegant champagne lounge uncorks more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines, served with shareable hors d’oeuvres

$120 $60

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Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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Standup Show for Two, Three, or Four at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club (Up to 93% Off)

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

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Comedy club hosts the cream of the gut-busting crop, with nationally recognized comedians taking the stage each night

$40 $4

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$20 for $35 Worth of Pool, Ping-Pong, Cocktails, and More at Eastside Billiards & Bar

Eastside Billiards & Bar

New York

Savor cocktails during rounds of ping-pong or billiards at a pool hall with more than 15 Brunswick Gold Crown III tables

$35 $20

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Champagne Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The Champagne Sommelier (Up to 47% Off)

The Champagne Sommelier

New York

A champagne connoisseur with 10 years of experience shares varieties of the sparkling wine with tasters

$164 $99

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Fast Eddie’s Billiards Cafe takes playing pool and drinking beer to the next level. Sure, the standard domestics are available, but besides the expected lagers and neon signs, Fast Eddie’s boasts an impressive menu of craft brews. More than 50 choices include Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Allagash White, and Smuttynose Robust porter. Imported beer, wine, and premium liquor are also available to add entertainment to billiards tournaments.

46 Old State Road
New Milford,
CT
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Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and the Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, the Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.

257 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood,
NJ
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Edie Ollwerther grew up a touring dancer, with television and teaching credits to her name. When she married, she took a break—but it wasn't long before neighborhood parents knew of her history in dance. They encouraged her to begin giving lessons to their children, and Edie obliged by transforming her basement into a studio space.

That was in the 1970s. Today, Edie and her fellow instructors—some of whom are former students, now grown—act as the heads of a continually growing family of dancers. Their curriculum encompasses tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theater, as well as vocal coaching and hip-hop routines. Some of their pupils learn to shimmy as a hobby, and others aim to join the competition team, whose performances have taken them to Disney World and aboard a Carnival Cruise ship.

277 Hackensack St
Wood Ridge,
NJ
US

True to its name, Just Grapes Lounge focuses on wines, with more than 30 vintages poured by the glass and 18 more varieties sequestered on a reserve bottle list. Microbrews, champagnes, and ports round out the lounge's full bar, complementing a Mediterranean-tinged tapas menu. Small plates, ranging from hummus and crostini to stuffed baked clams, are ideal for smothering appetites or boosting a tiny table's self-esteem. Three styles of rustic pizza artfully pair tomatoes with cheese, whereas molten fondue, served in a bread bowl, comes in varieties including gorgonzola and double-cream brie.

213 US Highway 46
Elmwood Park,
NJ
US

By subtly tweaking flavors and adding unorthodox seasonal and local ingredients, Chef Albert Scazafave puts his signature stamp on pub food at Twisted Elm. Sriracha BBQ sauce is used to spice up the smoked St. Louis-style ribs, there's a hint of cognac in the french onion soup, and brie and cheddar fondue get mixed in with pieces of lobster in the grilled cheese. His innovations continue at brunch, which features almond-crusted french toast and hand-tossed pizza with housemade sausage and scrambled eggs.

Twisted Elm's American and imported craft beers complement Chef Albert's artfully plated dishes; naturally made wines are also available. Every Tuesday night, the gastropub hosts live acoustic music and the popular opening act "Musicians Stringing Their Instruments: Live!"

435 River Dr
Elmwood Park,
NJ
US

Proponents of the slow-food movement, Bibi'z Restaurant and Lounge's proprietors believe that meals deserve to be savored rather than scarfed down. To that end, their chefs ensure that diners have plenty to relish: they use simple techniques to bring out flavors in sustainable and wild-caught fish, grass-fed Black Angus beef, and locally sourced organic produce, dairy, and poultry. The culinary team incorporates those ingredients into dishes such as vegetarian wild-mushroom ravioli with a butternut-squash cream sauce, pan-seared duck breast with a reduction of Asian five-spice, and gluten-free braised short ribs with a parsnip puree. In 2014, Bergen.com awarded the restaurant with the titles of Best Healthy Restaurant and Best Place for Girls' Night Out.

Hand-selected from sustainable wineries at home and abroad, organic and biodynamic wines?more of 50 of which are available by the glass?add their own nuanced flavors to meals. Barkeeps also quench thirsts with complimentary still and sparkling water filtered in house rather than taken straight from the blowhole of a whale. Each leisurely feast unfolds on Bibi'z's airy outdoor patio or in a spacious dining room replete with a fireplace and a lounge full of comfy leather chairs.

284 Center Avenue
Westwood,
NJ
US