Golfers enjoy day of unlimited play at two scaled-down nine-hole layouts with an included pull cart before unwinding with a beer or soda
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Washoe Creek Golf Course
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Classic Sports Racing Group Presents: The Charity Challenge Vintage Racing
Historic and vintage race cars from the '30s–'70s race around Sonoma Raceway as onlookers cheer, eat, or even purchase a ride-along
BANFF Mountain Film Festival Radical Reels Tour – Up to 40% Off
2014 BANFF Mountain Film Festival "Radical Reels Tour"
Short-film festival celebrates extreme athletes from around the world
Opening Night of Berkeley Symphony Orchestra – Up to 53%
Opening Night of Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
Elgar's Enigma Variations, a world premiere Oscar Bettison, and a performance of Sibelius's Violin Concerto by soloist Jennifer Koh
"The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort – Up to 55% Off Tour
The Truth Behind His Success: "The Wolf of Wall Street" Jordan Belfort
Davies Symphony Hall
The entrepreneur whose life story inspired The Wolf of Wall Street shares secrets on sales, money management, and building a business
SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival – Up to 55% Off
Snowbomb Ski & Snowboard Festival
Fort Mason Center
Get access to lift tickets, a huge gear sale with discounts exceeding 75% off, and season pass deals to some of the largest ski resorts
Guy Branum & Janine Brito – Up to 56% Off Standup
Guy Branum, Janine Brito, & Kevin Shea at Cobb's Comedy Club
Cobb's Comedy Club
Enjoy a triple-dose of hilarity from Chelsea Lately star Guy Branun, award-winning comic Janine Brito, and Kevin Shea
Up to 68% Off at the San Francisco Green Festival
Browse 250+ eco-friendly businesses and explore a weekend of cooking demos, kids' activities, inspirational speakers, and live music
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"Foodies! The Musical"
The Shelton Theater
Musical revue’s cast skewers eating habits, kitchen gadgets, and over-attentive waiters
$10 for Standup at Punch Line Comedy Club
SF Comedy Showcase
Punch Line San Francisco
Sunday show running for more than 30 years brings together lineups of local up-and-comers
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Monthly event showcases films by queer women of color and leads into a safe group discussion of the film and subject
Balboa Theatre – $2 Off Movies and Snacks
First-run Hollywood movies, classics, kids' matinees, and themed film series at a theater built in 1926
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The Dark Room Theater
Audiences laugh at film flops while hosts riff on the movie's flaws
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Kings of Leon
Nashville quartet unleashes their blend of southern rock and grunge in support of Mechanical Bull
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"Murder at the Tropicabana"
Audiences help Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel unravel a farcical crime while dining from an Italian buffet
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Oakland Underground Film Festival
Festival highlights non-traditional narratives and local filmmakers with critically-lauded indie docs, comedies, and dramas
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Coliseum Industrial Complex
The A's take on the Phillies and division-rival Angels in critical games that could have postseason implications
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Bay Area Dinner Show
Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show
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The New Parkway Theater
Viewers recline on cozy couches and love seats while enjoying popcorn, craft beer, and local wine while watching movies on the big screen
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Comedian Dan Mires fills Thursday nights with headlining standups including David Gborie, Ngaio Bealum, and Kirk McHenry
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One of Mexico's biggest pop stars with nine Grammy Awards and platinum certifications in more than 10 countries
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Grand National Rodeo Horse & Livestock Show
The top cowboys and cowgirls in the West converge at Cow Palace to compete for cash and coveted Grand National Rodeo awards
Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee – Up to 50% Off
Scientist Turned Comedian Tim Lee
Richard M. Brunelle Performance Hall
PhD-holding comedian draws on academic background and PowerPoint skills to craft cerebral, PG-13-appropriate comedy sets
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SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival- Sacramento
Dinner Detective Sacramento – 47% Off
Dinner Detective Sacramento
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects
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Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill
Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms
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Sacramento Punch Line Sacramento
Sacramento Punch Line
Nationally touring comedians headline Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, including Steve Byrne, Shaun Latham and Fortune Feimster
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Cesar Chavez Plaza Park
Grammy-winning American-Chicano rock band headlines music festival featuring fellow Latin-rock legends Malo and folkloric dancers
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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
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Newark OktoberFest 2014
An afternoon of German music, dancing, games, auto displays, and, of course, fine German beers
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Made Up Theatre
Alternating teams perform long- and short-form improv fueled by audience suggestions
At Devi Yoga Center, seasoned instructors draw on backgrounds in dance, psychotherapy, and somatic study to teach ancient poses that are both graceful and meditative. The 1,100-square-foot studio, complete with cathedral ceilings, radiant heat, and natural light, shelters students from the stress and flying monkeys waiting outside. Owner Kashi Ananda specializes in TriYoga, a system based in ancient yoga that features a sequence of kundalini-inspired postures synchronized with breath and focus, meant to boost physical, mental, and spiritual energy. Students can also cultivate strength, flexibility, and inner peace with other styles of yoga, from beginner-friendly aerial routines to relaxing prenatal sessions with a complimentary tea service.
In Sonoma County, the University of California Cooperative Extension academic staff is at the forefront of change, working to preserve agriculture, helping communities shape wise public policy, and strengthening community development and leadership in our youth and adults.
Ellington Hall instructors David and Cirkl lead would-be jitterbuggers through the simple steps necessary for an evening of on-tempo fun.
The rug-cuttery begins with a class aimed at beginners and more advanced dancers alike, who can arrive partnered or fly solo to join the crowd of two-steppers. Students arrive dressed in whatever makes them feel comfortable; after the one-hour seminar in fancy footwork, the evening's dance begins. Swing students spin, jump, and twirl on the expansive hardwood dance floor, pausing for breaths and Great Gatsby impersonations on the garden terrace. An all-brick fireplace dominates the dance space, adding a note of elegance and an easy place to store extra left feet.
Couples can tap their toes to triple-rhythms or swivel their shoulders in silver foxtrots during one-hour classes taught by nurturing instructors during the course of five weeks. Offering a safe and supportive environment in which couples of all dancing dexterities can follow their rug-cutting inclinations, The Ballroom specializes in social dancing and restoring mislaid grooves to their rightful owners. A bimonthly class schedule features several spicy levels of hip-swinging salsa classes and a popular East Coast–swing series that will have students lindy hopping over the competition at Jay Gatsby’s next lawn party. Heartland dances such as the line dance give feet a taste of American pie and nightclub dances such as salsa and cha-cha ensure perfect street-credit scores of 850. A series of social-ballroom classes survey traditional waltzes and foxtrots for formal occasions.
Dr. Evil was born to a Russian scientist during the height of the plague that stole his mother in 1771. To this day, the immortal Dr. Evil carries on his father’s gruesome experiments—stopping at nothing to find a body that can host his dear mother’s soul, which his father preserved in a metal box.
For this year's new theme, adventurers explore the doctor’s House of Horrors, wandering amid blood-soaked halls that teem with the insane and demonic, including doctors vivisecting their patients, clowns in hastily smeared makeup, and a disgusting man returning from the bathroom without washing his hands. Live actors hiss and scream at the interlopers as they step across uneven flooring, press on through rooms coated in spiderwebs, and twist and turn through fog. Victims too young for the main attraction are invited to the free, kid-friendly fun house.
At Bay West Ballroom, students learn how to tango alongside their identical twin, whether they were actually born with one or not. The studio's eastern wall of mirrors stretches for 60 feet, ensuring that students’ reflections are always visible as they spin on the sprung beech-wood floor. On the opposite side, windows admit sunlight and scenic views of the hills, creating an ethereal space where seasoned instructors demonstrate ballroom, Latin, and swing dance styles. Drawing from a diverse curriculum, these instructors cover a broad spectrum of disciplines that range from the cha-cha to the country two-step, encouraging practice in both the classroom and social settings. For example, lessons on popular salsa steps prepare pupils to spin at nightclubs, and wedding courses customize choreography to match a chosen song at elegant receptions.
Directors Mark and Andrea Nelson-Novak have both earned championship titles, and Andrea draws on a degree in biology to better inform her protégés on anatomy, movement, and the location of the body’s rhythm glands. The pair enlists other experts—including US Country and Swing Champion Tony Gutsch and Grand National Latin Finalists Dima and Olga Sukachov—to helm specialized and regular classes. The team also hosts holiday parties each year.
At Marin Murder Mysteries, dinner mates may ask you to pass the rolls just before they begin chipping away at your alibi. That’s because guests are both suspects and sleuths during the theater troupe’s interactive performances, attempting to tally the clues and pinpoint the culprit's motive. Each year, the cast and crew serve up three to four different shows that inject generous portions of slapstick into the familiar detective genre. The writers and directors have a particular fondness for the noir-soaked era of the 1950s, with such past plays as Remains to be Seen, Murder Me, Always, and Death of a Doornail. During the show, guests have the option to dine on a gourmet dinner or sip cocktails from a cash bar.
Today’s Groupon uses the power of laser for the good of looking good via laser. For $185, you get three laser hair-removal sessions at The Laser Center of Marin in Marin County. Turn your body into a flawlessly smooth surface that will become even more slippery when covered in ultra-premium motor oil.1804: Vice-President Aaron Burr singes off Alexander Hamilton’s eyebrows at 30 yards.1865: John Wilkes Booth and Abraham Lincoln awkwardly brush hands while sharing armrest at Ford’s Theatre Laser-Zeppelin Night.1990: The Hubble Telescope becomes self-aware, prompting the launch of the Hubble-Response Death Ray.2006: Ryan Seacrest carves own face into moon.2010: September 17, Hubble-Response Death Ray becomes self-aware.
Dance Arts Studios' instructors get fleet feet flying with a panoply of dance classes set within a studio that Pacific Sun named the best place for dance lessons in 2007 and 2008. The accommodating schedule of ballroom, Latin, and swing dances lets beginners and more sure-footed students build stepping and twirling skills with social dance classes. The Dance for Fitness course centers around fun, upbeat routines that strengthen cores and improve flexibility, teaching students to stylishly retrieve fallen items with a graceful dip. Although not included in today's Groupon, guest instructors and 2011 U.S. Argentine-tango stage champions Gustavo Hornos and Jesica Salomon help to inspire more seasoned dancers to take their tango to the next level in an intermediate/advanced Argentine-tango class.
142 Throckmorton Theatre is a live performing arts theatre in downtown Mill Valley. Established in 2004, the 142 Throckmorton has become a cherished and exciting venue for live music, theatrical plays, stand-up comedy, special guest lecturers and much more.
The independently owned Roxy Stadium 11 regales patrons with the flickering pictures and digital sounds of the latest blockbusters and the sizable snack bar. A colorful lobby greets guests as they meander past towering pillars that stretch toward an arched ceiling swathed in neon lights and bold swaths of royal blue. Aisles of cushioned auditorium seats allow moviegoers to choose the spot closest to the screen or furthest from the person sobbing emphatically during coming attractions. High-tech projectors digitally unspool films in each theater, with RealD 3-D technology transmitting some flicks in three vibrant dimensions. To silence distracting mid-movie hunger pangs, staffers in the concessions area whip up fresh batches of Orville Redenbacher popcorn and Nathan's hot dogs alongside other traditional theater fare.
American Philharmonic Sonoma County's ensemble of 60–75 volunteer musicians whisk audiences around the globe and through time during "The Grand Tour." Freelance violinist, composer, and conductor Evan
Craves pilots a romance-heavy program that showcases his amazing ability to keep tempo and swat mosquitoes at the same time. The virtuosic hands of young Russian pianist and Rachmaninoff specialist Elena Ulyanova hold down the 24 variations of the composer's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Berlioz's first voyage to Italy inspired the dashing Le Corsaire, and Manuel de Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat traipses through a comic tale of seduction in Andalusia. After the program, guests can dance to the songs stuck in their heads around the Wells Fargo Center's formidable collection of outdoor sculptures.
After three decades as lead singer of renowned progressive-metal band Queensrÿche, Geoff Tate shows fans a strummier side on his West Coast acoustic tour. Tate turns his mellifluous pipes on an unplugged set that includes songs from his 2002 self-titled solo album, Queensrÿche classics, and Andrew Lloyd Webber favorites. The stripped-down style brings Tate's famously brooding voice and complex melodies, along with a less expected sense of groove, to the fore. The show opens with an acoustic trio led by special guest Jaime Kyle, who has written songs for luminaries including Faith Hill. Originally a movie palace, the art deco Uptown Theatre Napa evokes the splendor of Hollywood's golden age, and the auditorium's 860 plush seats keep guests comfy during concerts and postshow discussions with ushers over the semantics of the phrase "you have to leave."
A black-tie affair with good times in mind, San Francisco Chic! is an annual party that rings in the new year with panache. Held at the Westin Hotel, the party spreads across several different rooms—guests might laugh it up with the comedians in attendance, head over to hear the funk, soul, and rock-and-roll of party hosts Top Shelf, listen to jazz with Sonya Jason, or groove with Raquel con Bolero y Mas! for salsa dancing. Additional packages include dinner theater, a makeshift casino that donates its proceeds to charity, and a bouncer to make sure 1973 doesn’t try to come back for seconds.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each camp, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.