Nightlife in Prior Lake

Led Zeppelin 2 at Varsity Theater on Saturday, January 3, at 9 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Led Zeppelin 2

Varsity Theater

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

$19.95 $9.99

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Minnesota Orchestra at Orchestra Hall on January 29 (Up to 50% Off)

"Future Classics" or "Symphony in 60: West Side Story and Romeo and Juliet"

Orchestra Hall

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World premieres from the Composer Institute; Jets and Montagues duel with Sharks and Capulets in a “West Side Story/Romeo & Juliet” program

$29 $15

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"Show X" on Monday Nights at HUGE Improv Theater, Through December 29 (Up to 53% Off)

"Show X"

Huge Improv Theater

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Weekly show features veteran players in long-form improv performances

$29.78 $14

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“A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol” at New Century Theatre on November 28–January 4 (Up to 40% Off)

"A Don't Hug Me Christmas Carol"

New Century Theatre

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Dickens’s holiday fable gets a Minnesota-style makeover in this musical about a grumpy bar owner who chooses snowmobiling over Christmas

$30 $18

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Children's Theatre Company Presents "Peter Pan The Musical" on April 30–June 21 (Up to 26% Off)

Children's Theatre Company presents "Peter Pan"

Children's Theatre Company

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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

$38 $28

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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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$17 for $30 Worth of Lunch or Brunch for Two or More at Turf Club

Turf Club

Snelling & University

Renowned entertainment venue pairs live music with hearty burgers, flatbread sandwiches, and classic brunch dishes

$30 $17

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New Years Eve Special Event Featuring Kristin Anderson with Dinner for One or Two (Up to 50% Off)

New Years Eve Special Event featuring Kristin Anderson

Comedy at the Courtyards

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A standup comic (and auctioneer) spins tart tales of motherhood and relationships at a New Year’s party with dinner, dancing, and champagne

$60 $30

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$43 for Beer-Flight Package with Growler at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. ($72 Value)

Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

Stillwater

Take home a pint glass, T-shirt, hat, and growler filled with Lift Bridge craft beer

$72 $43

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Whiskey Tour and Tasting for Two, Four, or Eight with Glasses at 45th Parallel Distillery (Up to 53% Off)

45th Parallel Distillery

New Richmond

Explore the complex amber flavors of a small-batch whiskey distilled from local grains, then aged and bottled onsite

$34 $19

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Cave Tour with Appetizer and Wine for Two or Four at Luna Rossa (Up to 46% Off)

Luna Rossa

Stillwater

Wine and Italian appetizers conclude a walking tour of 18th-century brewing caves that have been important in Stillwater’s history

$58.97 $32

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$27 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Take-Home Bottle of Wine at Wild Mountain Winery ($52 Value)

Wild Mountain Winery

Taylors Falls

While surrounded by the rolling landscape of the St. Croix River Valley, students learn how to appreciate, drink, serve, and store wine

$52 $27

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Beer Flight and Pint Glasses for Two or Four at Sand Creek Brewing Company (Up to 40% Off)

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Black River Falls

Enjoy flights of beer from a selection of 10 year-round and seasonal brews, such as Oscar’s Chocolate Stout and Sand Creek Hard Lemonade

$24 $15

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Sandwiches, 1/3-Pound Burgers, or Wraps with Beer for Two or Four at Bo's 'N Mine (46% Off)

Bo's 'N Mine

River Falls

Burgers made with Pierce County meat in nine varieties, including the Packer Backer bacon burger and the Jerk Burger covered in jerk spices

$35.40 $19

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"An Evening of Holiday Comedy" at Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts on Saturday, December 27 (Up to 51% Off)

An Evening of Holiday Comedy

Sheldon Theatre of Performing Arts

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Storytelling funnyman C. Willi Myles performs with actor and former “SNL” writer Scott Novotny

$20.50 $10

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Wine and Souvenir Glasses at Hinterland Vineyards (Up to 54% Off)

Hinterland Vineyards

Clara City

Made from Minnesota-grown grapes, this vineyard’s blended wines include two recent award winners—the Happy Creek Red and La Crescent

$51.90 $25

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Wine and Spirit Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery (Up to 50% Off)

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Eau Claire

After sampling small-batch wines and spirits, guests can enjoy a glass of wine at the Tasting Lounge, plus $10 off any bottle purchase

$30 $15

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Select Local Merchants

Inside the family-owned Jumps & Downs, youngsters aged 1?8 tumble into a capacious ball pit, 5,000 balls strong?one of the many attractions that pepper the 3,600-square-foot facility. The indoor play center?s inflatables encourage airborne activities, building kids' motor skills every time they leap in one of the bounce houses, dive down the giant plush slide, or climb up the obstacle course. Groups of kids unleash cake-fueled manias on the playscape during birthday parties that come complete with all manner of festive accoutrements, including a private room, paper goods, invitations, and a copyright lawyer to make sure no scofflaw children sing "Happy Birthday" for free.

1155 Shakopee Town Sq.
Shakopee,
MN
US

Located roughly 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Canterbury Park is a popular destination for horseracing, poker, and casino games. The venue will transform into a stadium to host the AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship, a flat-track motorcycle race as fierce as an unloved naked mole rat in stiletto-heel boots. The all-day event begins with a vendor trade show and exhibition. Practice runs and an autograph session fill the afternoon, but the true action comes at 6 p.m., when the races begin. Riders will mount their custom-built bikes to race in mile, half-mile, and short-track heats on the sandy one-mile oval track. In all there are five heats, four qualifiers, and two championship races, which total 99 laps of racing. The victors will claim the ultimate title in flat-track racing but will not be granted pardon from outstanding library fees. Check out the day's full schedule here.

1100 Canterbury Rd S
Shakopee,
MN
US

Sixty-four tables populate Shooters' 22,000-square-foot billiardland. Some are Valley and Diamond coin-operated tables, and others are Brunswick Gold Crown tables designed for professional play, with flawless felt and wood that welcomes elbows like the moon welcomes a handsome astronaut. Observe the physics of a well-played bank shot from the ample seating surrounding each table. Shooters' rates are hourly and depend on the number of people at a table. Before 7 p.m., one to four players play for $3.75 an hour per person; after 7 p.m., hourly rates are $5.25 for one player, $4.75 for two players, $4.25 for three players, and $3.75 for four players. On weekends after 8 p.m., rates rise an additional $0.25 per hour.

1934 Cliff Rd E
Burnsville,
MN
US

On any given night, the crowd at McKracken’s might be gobbling up appetizers and pizza from the late-night menu, available until 1 a.m., and hanging out until the bar’s lights go dim an hour later. As regulars often stay late playing pool or watching sports on the room’s many flat-screen TVs, the pub’s proprietors team up with Last Call Car Service on Friday and Saturday nights to bring customers and their vehicles home safely for free within 10 miles of the pub.

On afternoons and evenings, bartenders pour top-shelf spirits, cocktails, and draft and bottled beers that complement McKracken’s regular menu of pub classics. Smoked pig wings come from the kitchen tossed in sauces such as habanero or mahogany, the tasty alternative to licking a coffee table, and six burgers offer protein options from veggie to pork shoulder. As groups chat during McKracken’s weekend breakfast or into the night, the remodeled space keeps them entertained with flat-screen TVs, pool tables, darts, and live music every Friday and Saturday night.

3120 Highway 13 W
Burnsville,
MN
US

The shelves of Burnsville Ale House's kitchen are lined with secrets. Hand-formed Angus beef patties mixed with Guinness and a special blend of seasonings sizzle alongside meatloaf and pizza made from carefully guarded recipes, each allowing chefs to surprise and delight diners with every meal. Housemade cheese sauce canoodles with pasta in adult mac 'n' cheese, and subtly spiced mayo plays off the asian cucumbers in the chicken bahn mi sandwich. Less secret are the Ale House's other perks: karaoke, poker, and live-music nights entice guests for reasons other than the gourmet burgers, and an outdoor deck encourages the time-honored tradition of eating an entire pound of wings al fresco.

3809 State 13 West
Burnsville,
MN
US

The "Thunder" in Thunder Valley Bar & Grill is a reference to the sound of roaring engines just outside the bar's door, where bikers park their hogs before heading inside for a platter of homemade fried chicken or a whopping half-pound juicy lucy. These guys can't be satisfied with just a hamburger patty stuffed with cheese, so Thunder Valley fills its famed Ninja Lucy with jalape?os before topping it off with a spicy inferno sauce. The only thing that can distract them from the delicious food and cold beers is the bar's live entertainment, which ranges from trivia nights to broadcasts of the local moto-rugby team, the Minnesota Motorboyz.

3809 Highway 13
Burnsville,
MN
US