Nightlife in Springfield

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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Wine-Tasting Class for One or Two at The Wine List of Summit (Up to 62% Off)

The Wine List of Summit

Summit

Learn about four types of wines from a certified sommelier while sipping samples and snacking on cheese and crackers

$90 $39

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$15 for Admission to Dueling Piano Show and $10 Toward Drinks at Oh' Brian's on the Green ($30 Value)

Oh' Brian's on the Green

Oh'Brian's on the Green

As two pianists battle it out in a show full of comedy and music, enjoy late-night menu with food and drinks

$30 $15

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"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on December 26–27 (Up to 40% Off)

"Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical"

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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The look, story, and beloved characters of the classic stop-motion Rudolph film take to the stage with live music

$33.35 $20

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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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Pub Food and Drinks at Lucky Dublin (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Lucky Dublin

Carteret

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

$30 $15

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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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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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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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Two or Four Hours of Pool for Two People at Sandcastle Billiards (50% Off)

Sandcastle Billiards

Edison

Customers play pool at an upscale billiards parlor that also features ping-pong, foosball, chess, and backgammon

$32 $16

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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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"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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"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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Up to 60% Off Broadway's "On the Town" through November 23

"On the Town"

Lyric Theatre

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“New York Times”–praised production of Leonard Bernstein musical follows sailors’ search for love while on shore leave

$147.50 $59

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"Once" at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, November 15–26 (Up to 34% Off)

"Once the Musical"

Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre

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Two musicians form a bond in this award-winning Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning film

$145.50 $98

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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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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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"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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Windsong: A Concert By Melodia Women's Choir on November 22 or 23 (Up to 54% Off)

Windsong: A Concert By Melodia Women's Choir

Multiple Locations

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25 singers blend their voices in pieces that evoke the fall and winter

$25 $15

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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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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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"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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"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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"MAMMA MIA!" on Broadway (Up to 43% Off). Select Performances Through November 23.

"MAMMA MIA!"

Broadhurst Theatre

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The tale of a young woman searching for her father is driven by numerous ABBA hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me”

$70 $45

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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

$86 $49

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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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"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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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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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 $ 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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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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Champagne Flights and Appetizers for Two, or Bottle with Apps and Desserts at The Bubble Lounge (Up to 50% Off)

The Bubble Lounge

Tribeca

Elegant champagne lounge uncorks more than 300 champagnes and sparkling wines, served with shareable hors d’oeuvres

$120 $60

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Up to 50% Off Stand-up Show — Broadway Comedy Club

Broadway Comedy Club

Clinton

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Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $10

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Standup Show for Two, Three, or Four at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club (Up to 93% Off)

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

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Comedy club hosts the cream of the gut-busting crop, with nationally recognized comedians taking the stage each night

$40 $4

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$20 for $35 Worth of Pool, Ping-Pong, Cocktails, and More at Eastside Billiards & Bar

Eastside Billiards & Bar

New York

Savor cocktails during rounds of ping-pong or billiards at a pool hall with more than 15 Brunswick Gold Crown III tables

$35 $20

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Champagne Tasting for Two, Four, or Six at The Champagne Sommelier (Up to 47% Off)

The Champagne Sommelier

New York

A champagne connoisseur with 10 years of experience shares varieties of the sparkling wine with tasters

$164 $99

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Monday Night Magic at The Players Theatre (Up to 44% Off)

Monday Night Magic

The Players Theatre

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Accomplished illusionists and performers delight audiences with sleight of hand, mentalism, and comedy

$69.50 $39

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$19 for $40 Worth of European Tapas and Wine for Two at Wine Bar

Wine Bar

Bowery

100+ different bottles of wine line the walls of the intimate, Zagat-rated café serving French, Spanish, and Italian tapas

$40 $19

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Admission to a Scaryoke Show for Two or Four Plus Drinks at Times Scare NYC (Up to 50% Off)

"Scaryoke"

Times Scare NYC

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Shequida—a drag queen, opera singer, and former “America’s Got Talent” contestant—hosts a karaoke show for adults

$60 $30

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"Jack Hanna into the Wild Live" Plus Safari Hat and Binoculars at State Theatre on February 16 (Up to 44% Value)

Jack Hanna Into the Wild Live

State Theatre

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Famed wildlife expert and TV fixture takes fans on a virtual safari with scores of video footage, fun stories, and live exotic creatures

$45 $25

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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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Exclusive Groupon Pre-Sale for "The Illusionists" - Family Priced Holiday Matinees Added by Popular Demand Dec. 21 & 28, Starting at $49.75

The Illusionist

Broadway's Marquis Theatre

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Master performers levitate, disappear, and make daring escapes during this dazzling revue

$49.75

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"This is Our Youth" Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, November 1-23 (Up to 33% Off)

"This is Our Youth"

Cort Theatre

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Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Tavi Gevinson star as young adults navigating their uncertain futures in Reagan-era New York

$133.50 $89

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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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"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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Standup Show Hosted by Mary Dimino at 13th Street Repertory Company on October 17–December 6 (Up to 81% Off)

Stand-Up Show hosted by Mary Dimino

13th Street Repertory Company

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During her acclaimed act, Mary contrasts her innocent appearance with her hard-nosed New York–Italian personality

$52.69 $10

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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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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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Take a Britney Spears 101 Class: From Humble Beginnings to Pop Icon

Britney Spears Pop Culture Class

Greenpoint

Pop culture writer Rachel Goldberg uses photos and video to examine Britney Spears’ cultural impact as you munch on Gimme S’mores

$20

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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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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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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,
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If it’s not clear from its name, MoonShine Modern Supper Club is an amalgamation of concepts. This is also demonstrated in its dark walls and bright paintings of pink birds and horses, and its menu that takes comfort-food classics and adds a spin of sophistication. Appetizers of truffle gnocchi with meatballs bathe in sherry-cream sauce, and the duck egg and hash is served with duck confit, peppers, and onions. Cooks put a twist on classic ravioli, filling it with sheep-milk ricotta and piling on hazelnuts, brown butter, and a pear puree, and they dress roasted atlantic salmon in cilantro-basil pesto and chorizo. A restaurant called MoonShine wouldn’t be complete without its share of housemade beverages, and double-certified sommelier and mixologist Joe San Philip delivers. His take on the manhattan combines white whiskey with Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, cherry bitters, and a cherry garnish. The Winter Moonshine Punch takes cranberry-infused Midnight Moonshine and adds cinnamon-infused rye whiskey, amaretto, pomegranate juice, and walnut bitters.

55 Main St
Millburn,
NJ
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Martini Bistro & Bar’s specialty drink should come as no surprise. Creative martinis—such as the Lebowski, which features Three Olives Dude lemon-lime vodka—fill out the majority of the cocktail menu. The restaurant’s red-hued space sprawls over 5,000 square feet and encompasses both a lively lounge and a private dining area. Here, chefs serve plates of upscale American fare. They spread a smoked-jalapeño aioli over ahi-tuna burgers and sprinkle pepper jack, mozzarella, and cheddar over barbecue-chicken pizzas. The chic eatery also has a full sushi menu. Specialty rolls include the Mustang roll—with layers of tuna, crayfish, and yellowtail—and the shrimp-and-crab-filled King of the Sea, the only sushi roll that’s okay to eat with a trident.

40 Main St
Millburn,
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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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 Drive
Millburn,
NJ
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Whether coaching students as individuals or in a group setting, the certified instructors at the Westfield School of Dance draw from years of teaching and performance experience in their chosen styles. All are specialized in one to three disciplines of dance, and pass on their knowledge through a progressive syllabus in a range of classes. They organize students by skill level, coaching them in tap, jazz, modern dance, Russian ballet, and musical-theatre performance. For more experienced dancers and aspiring professionals, they also conduct work-study programs and student-teacher training. These experiences allow students to work alongside their teachers as well as guest artists to learn new choreography, develop teaching techniques, and uncover the mystery of what really happened that fateful night at Swan Lake.

Throughout the year, students are given the chance to showcase what they've learned in two venues. In the more minimalistic setting of the Black Box, beginner-level students perform original choreographed dance concerts. The annual spring Main Stage show folds novice through advanced dancers into a full-scale production, complete with live musicians, costumes, scenery, and props.

137 Central Ave
Westfield,
NJ
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