Nightlife in Short Hills

Up to 43% Off Shakespeare Performance

F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre Main Stage

$21 $12

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Hour-long "Short Shakespeare" shows adapt the playwright's classics into a family-friendly format

Roxey Ballet – Up to 45% Off "Mowgli"

J.P. Case Theater

$52.50 $29

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Drawing from the Jungle Book, this ballet sets Mowgli's adventures to original choreography and an evocative score

Elvis Tribute Spectacular – Up to Half Off

Multiple Locations

$54.25 $27

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Internationally touring tribute artists who have appeared on TV and won national contests pay homage to Elvis Presley

StrangeDog Theatre Company – $10 for Sketch Comedy

Tierney's Tavern

$20 $10

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A cast of three comics blends sketch scenes with improv to portray characters such as the anchors of the Unprofessional News Network

Styx and Foreigner – Up to 31% Off

Prudential Center

$59.15 $41

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Classic-rock icons blaze through arena anthems such as "Come Sail Away," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Road to Forever"

"Lisa Williams: Messages from Beyond" – Up to 56% Off

Mayo Performing Arts Center

$45 $20

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Psychic medium with two books and two Lifetime TV programs under her belt connects audience members with late loved ones

Up to 57% Off at Lincoln Cinemas

Arlington

$16 $8

Five-screen movie house shows popular flicks, including new releases and 3-D films

Up to 49% Off "Marry Harry"

Union County Performing Arts Center Hamilton Stage

$39.55 $20

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A new musical comedy sees two lovebirds seeking to escape their respective parents' restrictive clutches

Up to 56% Off Wine-Tasting Experiences

Clinton

$40 $19

Tasters sip samples of white, red, and dessert wines while learning the history of one of the oldest wineries in New Jersey

Up to 55% Off Bar Fare and Pitcher of Beer at Pub 46

Clifton

$32 $15

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

Beyond Business LIVE! – Up to 48% Off

Homewood Suites by Hilton East Rutherford

$48.50 $25

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Veteran entrepreneur Daven Michaels teaches attendees how to increase their finances and free time through outsourcing

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at Lucky Dublin

Carteret

$30 $15

Shepherd's pie, stout beer cheddar soup, burgers, and other Irish and American entrees

57% Off Movie Ticket and Popcorn

Hackensack River Waterfront

$14 $6

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

Up to 55% Off Movie Packages

Hudson

$29 $13

Theater with stadium seating and digital sound; new releases

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

Sanai's

$60 $29

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

Up to 50% Off Winemaking Class for One

Wallington

$300 $149

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

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Winner of the JerseyArts.com 2009 People's Choice Award for favorite Professional Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse has been opening the curtain on top-quality musical theater and plays since its debut in 1938. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy, follows the travails of a group of young students participating in their countywide spell off. With hilarious tunes and frequent fourth wall demolition, the musical expertly tickles audience funny femurs while filling their ears with the harmonious euphony of the Tony-nominated score. Groupon buyers will leave the theater with a Paper Mill Playhouse cup (a $5 value), allowing patrons of the arts to signal their theater affiliation to rival gangs of symphony and museum cup holders.

22 Brookside Dr
Millburn,
NJ
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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.

6 S Passaic Ave.
Chatham,
NJ
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The Maplewood Theatre's name hovers above the marquee in an art-deco script over a row of lights, conjuring up nostalgia of the classic cinemas of yesteryear. But the retro-style facade doesn't mean that the movies are also throwbacks. Instead, the modern movie screens flicker with first-run films. The theater's 3D capabilities allow patrons to slip on glasses that make them feel as if they're in the middle of the action or to protect their eyes when they accidentally dunk their faces into 3-D popcorns.

155 Maplewood Ave
Maplewood,
NJ
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When Eugene Gillespie left Ireland to visit his brother in New York in 1972, he didn't know that he would be inspired to stay. The Irish economy was down, so Eugene decided to pursue the American dream by moving to the Mid-Atlantic region. He didn't leave Ireland entirely behind him though, and Eugene proceeded to spend the next several decades opening traditional Irish pubs and restaurants throughout New York and New Jersey.

With two locations, Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub demonstrates a commitment to the flavors of Ireland. The menus feature familiar comfort foods—certified Angus burgers and thin-crust pizzas—including a number of Irish favorites, such as beer-battered fish and chips and stews filled with Guinness-braised beef. To achieve an even more authentic taste, the chefs occasionally import ingredients such as Irish cheddar cheese, Irish sausages, and Irish rainbows.

The menu's iconic dishes contribute to the pubs' cozy, inviting ambiance almost as much as accents such as the stone fireplaces or the bar made of imported red mahogany. Spirits remain lively and the mood stays festive thanks to the live entertainment hosted throughout the week. Live bands perform contemporary hits as well as traditional Irish songs.

651 N Michigan Ave
Kenilworth,
NJ
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Playwrights Theatre stages productions of up-and-coming plays each year through its New Play Development program. The 2010–2011 season keeps the theatre's long-standing commitment to fresh ars theatrica with three works: Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods by Tammy Ryan, MoM A Rock Concert Musical by Richard Caliban, and Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie by Julie Jensen. Your season subscription to Playwrights Theatre entitles you to view all three performances, receive a 50% discount on two tickets for family or friends, gain admittance to opening-night parties, and attend post-show talkbacks about new-play development and the inside story on plays. You'll also receive a pass to the FORUM staged reading series, enough to attend a reading of each of the series' 13 new plays and discuss the material with artists in an intimate setting.

28 Walnut St
Madison,
NJ
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With an NFL champion like Tony "The Goose" Siragusa as co-owner, one might expect Tiffany's Restaurant and Bar to show only football. But the eatery's 20-some high-definition flatscreens—extending all the way onto a heated outdoor patio—display everything from basketball and hockey to UFC. The entertainment at Tiffany's isn't all onscreen—throughout the week, events include sets by local DJs, karaoke nights, and Texas hold 'em tournaments.

Founded over 30 years ago, Tiffany's chefs still baste the eatery's award-winning ribs in house-made barbecue sauce, and make meatballs by hand before tossing them with imported Italian pasta. The restaurant has also updated the menu with new, creative twists on bar food and 25 varieties of wings and sauces, such as buffalo wings coated in wasabi sauce. To pair with it all, there are plenty of beers poured from the tap, served in a bottle, or sprayed directly into your mouth from a Super Soaker.

73 Bloomfield Ave
Pine Brook,
NJ
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