Nightlife in Ridgewood

Wine Tasting for 4, 8, or 12 with Souvenirs at Balic of Clinton (Up to 53% Off)

Balic of Clinton

Clinton

After sampling a rotating selection that might include Red Velvet, Cabernets, or Rose, customers select a holiday “grab bag” gift

$60 $29

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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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$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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"Mooseltoe" at Bergen Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 29, at 1 p.m. or 4 p.m. (Up to 52% Off)

Mooseltoe

Bergen Performing Arts Center

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A goofy moose strives to join Santa’s reindeer in a new touring musical filled with cuddly critters and storybook sets

$18.60 $10

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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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Whiskey, Beer, and Appetizer for Two or $15 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 $19

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George Lopez at The Wellmont Theater on Saturday, February 7, at 8 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

George Lopez

Wellmont Theater

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Veteran comedian, actor, and television star showcases charisma and wit during a live show

$67 $39.99

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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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"Motown The Musical" at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, October 28–November 26 (Up to 28% Off)

"Motown The Musical"

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

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The story of the Motown record label is retold with dozens of hits by Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder

$106.25 $77

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"The Accidental Pervert" at 13th Street Repertory Company, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Up to 65% Off)

"The Accidental Pervert"

13th Street Repertory Company

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Andrew Goffman offers an apologia for his erotica-addicted ways, telling the story of how he grew up and fell in love amid a fantasy world

$54.92 $19

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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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One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert at Apollo Theater on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 40% Off)

One Love! A Bob Marley Tribute Concert feat. The Wailers, Third World, Maxi Priest and Ky-Mani Marley

Apollo Theater

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Legendary reggae acts, including The Wailers, Third World, Maxi Priest, and Ky-Mani Marley, pay musical tribute to Bob Marley

$44.20 $33

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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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"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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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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"The Heart of Man: Private Struggles" on Saturday, November 29 (Up to 42% Off)

"The Heart of Man: Private Struggles"

American Theatre of Actors

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A group of guys get together to play basketball but end up sharing deeply held secrets in seven linked monologues with a message of faith

$32.64 $19

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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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"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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"Bayside! The Musical!" with Optional Dustin Diamond Meet-and-Greet at Theatre 80, November 14–29 (Up to 41% Off)

"Bayside! The Musical!"

Theatre 80

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“Saved by the Bell” star Dustin Diamond joins an energetic cast for a raunchy send-up of the popular ’90s high-school sitcom

$49 $29

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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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"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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"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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"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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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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"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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack DeJohnette on November 30 at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack Dejohnette

NJPAC

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Jazz legends that backed Miles Davis and made their mark as The Standards Trio celebrate more than 30 years together

$32.80 $17

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Movie, Popcorn, and Sodas at Maplewood Theatre (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Maplewood Theater

Maplewood

Groups of two of four enter under an old-fashioned marquee to watch first-run movies as they nosh on popcorn and enjoy sodas

$40 $19

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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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Comedy Show with Drinks and Tickets to a Future Show for Two or Four at Stand Up NY (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Upper West Side

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and MTV

$112 $26

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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 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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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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"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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"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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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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"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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"Blank! The Musical" on November 1–December 14 (Up to 36% Off). Offer Powered by Telecharge.com.

"Blank! The Musical"

New World Stages

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Use your smartphone to suggest song lyrics and dialogue to the cast, who will bring them to life with the help of a Tony-winning design team

$56 $39

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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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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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"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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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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Private Karaoke and Food for 4, 6, 10, or 20 at 5 Bar Karaoke (Up to 58% Off). Eight Options Available.

5 Bar Karaoke

Koreatown

For two hours, groups of up to 20 can showcase their personal takes on the latest tunes in black-lit private karaoke rooms

$80 $45

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Two or Four Draft Beers and Specialty Burgers at Wicked Willy's (Up to 53% Off)

Wicked Willy's

Greenwich Village

Specialty burgers such as Cajun variety paired with draft beers

$39 $19

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Jazz Performance Wednesday–Saturday at 10 p.m. for Two or Four at Jazz at Kitano (50% Off)

Jazz at Kitano

Midtown South Central

Jazz night at a club named one of the best in the city by NYC Jazz Record

$30 $15

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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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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
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Hawthorne Theater opened in 1928, making it one of the first movie houses established in the area. And though at almost 90 years of age the space is older than most buildings in North America, it's recently undergone major renovations to keep up with modern technology. According to an interview with owner Jack Sayegh at NorthJersey.com, the fully digital five-screen cinema was outfitted with new carpeting and chairs, Real D and 3-D movie equipment, Dolby Surround Sound in all theaters, and human ticket-takers to replace the outdated robot ones. The article also cites that the theater?which has been independently owned since 1980?is maintained by Jack's father, uncle, and cousin, reinforcing its family-friendly nature.

300 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne,
NJ
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After more than a decade following different paths in the restaurant industry, friends Donny Giordano and Pellegrino Mongillo merged their culinary passions into Pellegrino's Restaurant & Lounge. In the kitchen, chef Mongillo—a Culinary Institute of America graduate—and his staff combine fresh, seasonal ingredients into dishes inspired by the various regions of Italy. Fresh seafood crops up in the octopus bruschetta and the scallop-, shrimp-, and mussel-flecked orzo. Other offerings include seared hangar steak with provolone and cavatelli pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and chicken.

In the main dining space, servers glide across tiled floors to wood tables set under arched doorways. Behind a granite bar, bartenders mix specialty flavored martinis and pour a range of international wines.

560 High Mountain Rd
North Haledon,
NJ
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• For $7, you get a two-hour table rental for one person (a $14 value). • For $40, you get a private pool lesson (an $80 value).

24 Central Ave
Midland Park,
NJ
US

Adrienne Logan is a dance guru, and she's got the resume to prove it; she was a student of Fred Kelly (Gene Kelly?s brother), studied at the Broadway Dance Center and Steps on Broadway, and she's now the owner of Just off Broadway. Along with a faculty of talented dancers, she leads classes for students of all ages in disciplines such as jazz, musical theater, and tap. Aspiring ballerinas can study under resident ballet maestro Andrea Kron, who studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, performed in Radio City Music Hall, and danced as a Rockette. Like eating a bowl of pure cane sugar for dessert, the need to dance has no age limit, which is why the staff also leads dance classes for adults, as well as fitness classes such as Pilates, Zumba, and barre fitness.

118 Broadway
Hillsdale,
NJ
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