Nightlife in South Orange

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"

Up to 53% Off a Case of Preselected Wines 

Summit

$90 $45

Each case unveils preselected wines, ranging from italian Sangiovese to portugese touriga nacional

Robert Earl Keen – Up to 58% Off

The Wellmont Theater

$41.25 $17.50

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Legendary Texas singer-songwriter charms audiences with Americana tunes laden with rich storytelling and whimsy

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

"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 44% Off Burlesque Show

Hoboken Elks Club

$53.74 $30

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Murray "Mr. Showbiz" Hill hosts a patriotic burlesque show featuring live performances and interactive games

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

60% Off Movies and Popcorn

North Bergen

$15 $6

First-run blockbuster movies screened in state-of-the-art theater with plush reclining seats

"Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man" – Up to 41% Off

The 777 Theatre

$76.90 $45

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Comedic show about advice for straight women hailed as "uproariously funny" and "saucy!"

Up to 83% Off Choral Concert

Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center

$60.50 $10

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Four-movement choral piece tells the story of the biblical prophet Jeremiah with shades of gospel and jazz

Comic Strip Live – Up to 79% Off Standup

Comic Strip Live

$46.56 $10

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

"Black Angels Over Tuskegee" – Up to 50% Off Play

Actors Temple Theatre

$70.50 $35

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Acclaimed play follows six African-American men serving in the Air Force during World War II

"Cougar the Musical" – Up to 57% Off

St. Luke's Theatre

$80.50 $35

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Three older women look for love in this musical that combines cheeky songs with themes that touch on aging and respect

Jillian Michaels – Up to 69% Off

Beacon Theatre

$63.55 $20

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Personal trainer and fitness celebrity shares her tips for health and success in an interactive multimedia presentation

"Avenue Q" – Up to 34% Off

New World Stages

$105 $69

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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

50% Off Sneak-Preview Film Screening

New York

$50 $25

Filmgoers catch a sneak peek of films before their wide release; past screenings have included "Melancholia" and "The Artist"

Cre.Art Project – Up to 40% Off "Visuality 3"

Mary Flagler Cary Hall at Dimenna Center

$30 $18

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Innovative multimedia piece combines chamber music, visual displays, poetry, and dance into a mesmerizing whole

Chamber-Music Concert in a Welcoming, Informal Environment

Clinton

$15 $15

Cellist Luke Krafka leads a two-hour chamber music concert; guests are encouraged to ask questions before, after, and during intermission

Up to 53% Off Shake, Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos

Brick NYC

$46.50 $22

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Duo of bantering pianists leads a night-long, all-request party of rock sing-alongs and onstage games

Up to 78% Off Hot Mess Drag Revue

42WEST

$112 $29

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Bianca Del Rio of "RuPaul's Drag Race" emcees an evening of comedy, dancing, and lip syncing

Up to 59% Off Cabaret Night for Two or Four

Flatiron District

$79 $35

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

57% Off Music-and-Wine Tour for Two

Multiple Locations

$350 $149

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Pairs travel to Long Island wineries for tastings and live jazz, rock, and blues aboard motorcoaches with reclining leather seats and WiFi

Up to 63% Off Drinks and Small Plates at Jbird

Upper East Side

$88 $35

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Artisanal cocktails that update traditional old-fashioneds, juleps, fizzes, and sours find a culinary match in upscale small plates

Up to 53% Off Beer and Snacks at Pioneers Bar

Chelsea

$31 $15

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

AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar – Up to 46% Off

West Village

$101 $59

Martinis mix chocolate with flavors such as raspberry and mint; imported cheeses complement plates of grilled shrimp and artichoke hearts

60% Off Improv-Comedy Show

West New York

$40 $16

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Improv comedy by a troupe that's been around since 2003

Up to 59% Off Wine and Food Tasting at Project JB Wines

New York

$150 $69

Five to six wines with food pairings in an relaxed, highly social setting

Up to 54% Off Egypt-Themed Fashion Show

Midtown South Central

$21.49 $11

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Emerging Tri-State-area designers unveil their hottest spring fashions, which fans can purchase from the runway

American Symphony Orchestra – Up to 50% Off

Carnegie Hall

$28 $14

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A classic oratorio by Max Bruch tells the life's story of Moses in four parts

52% Off Film Screening from the NY Film Critics Series

The School of Visual Arts

$37.50 $18

Stars and filmmakers gather with simulcast audiences around the U.S. to preview the film, with a Q&A moderated by film critic Peter Travers

"Rock of Ages" – Up to 43% Off Musical

Helen Hayes Theatre

$138 $79

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Jukebox musical repurposes the hair-metal hits of Twisted Sister, Journey, and Whitesnake into a light-hearted snobs vs. slobs tale

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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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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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The rich scent of real hickory, apple, cherry, and oak wood drifts from low smoldering fires, infusing the racks of meat above with flavor in a Southern Pride smoker. Drawing inspiration from all over the south, SuzyQue’s BBQ & Bar’s cooks apply spicy dry rubs to every ounce of meat before slow-smoking them, then diners can either enjoy it au-natural or slather plates with one of their signature sauces. Their sauces are inspired by recipes from Texas, North Carolina, and St. Louis and built upon a Vinegar, Tomato, or Molasses base. They also whip up an Orange Habanero sauce full of peppery spice.

The resulting mountains of melt-off-the-bone ribs, smoked wings, sausage, and brisket come to table alongside fine dining entrees, including rib-eye steak, fried chicken, and grilled salmon. Eight on-tap and 18 bottled beers lodge at the full bar, along with glasses of craft cocktails and wine, preparing palates for dessert and punctuating the sound of live bands, comedians, and poker games.

34 S Valley Rd
West Orange,
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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Plumes of fragrant steam swirl above bowls as waiters deliver hefty portions of paella to red-linen-topped tables inside Vivo Tapas Lounge. In the paella, clamshells, shrimp, mussel shells, and pearly scallops pop amid a heap of golden saffron rice. The eatery’s paella complements a list of hot and cold tapas, all of which exemplify the restaurant's Zagat rating of very good to excellent food. On small tapas plates, chefs arrange tiny patties of spanish tuna or mushrooms stuffed with onions, bacon, pine nuts, and mozzarella cheese. After meals, the crowd can get to their feet and dance the night away amid colorful beams of light and exposed-brick walls. Sheer curtains cordon off private seating with tufted, high-backed banquettes for VIP parties and laid-back tax audits.

167 Ferry St
Newark,
NJ
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Dam fine food, wicked drinks, and one hell of a good time

150 Lafayette St
Newark,
NJ
US