Concerts in Union

Freestyle Extravaganza at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 48% Off)

Freestyle Extravaganza

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

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Freestyle’s pioneers, including Lisa Lisa, George Lamond, and Judy Torres, share catchy electro-pop and Latin beats

$44.65 $23

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Slipknot with Special Guest Korn at IZOD Center on Saturday, December 6, at 7 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Slipknot with Korn

IZOD Center

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Alternative heavy-metal act known for their matching jumpsuits and masks joins the nu-metal rockers behind “Freak on a Leash”

$43.15 $20

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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David Cassidy at State Theatre on Friday, January 9, at 8 p.m. (Up to 62% Off)

David Cassidy

State Theatre

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Former teenage star of The Partridge Family and tenor voice behind “I Think I Love You” pulls songs from his decades-long career

$58 $22

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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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In town for one performance only, The Fab Four—The Ultimate Beatles Tribute sends audiences on a time-bending trip to the 1960s soundtracked by the lads from Liverpool’s greatest hits and die-hard fan favorites. Emceed by an actor channeling Ed Sullivan, the multimedia production boasts a talented cast showing off their uncanny impersonations of John, Paul, George, and MacGyver. Live note-for-note re-creations of the group’s classic hits include renditions of “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day in the Life,” and “Hey Jude.” With three costume changes, the show covers the Beatles' developing style, from the early days through Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to their brief stint as country band Uncle Ringo and the Hungry Blues. The touring production plays the palatial St. George Theatre, where the baroque furnishings offer plenty of murals, tiled fountains, and sculpted figures to keep eyes entertained before the show.

35 Hyatt St
Staten Island,
NY
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One of the nation's most esteemed Shakespeare outfits, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey has brought the playwright's work to life for the past half-century. But the troupe takes its name more as an inspiration than a strict limit, also mounting productions of other classics by writers such as Thornton Wilder and Noël Coward. Once a summer, the company takes to the College of Saint Elizabeth's outdoor amphitheater—modeled after Athens' Theater of Dionysius, a favorite venue for Shakespeare performances in Greece—to present the bard's work in the way he intended: alive under the open sky.

36 Madison Avenue
Madison,
NJ
US

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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An almost sixteen million dollar renovation in late 2008 restored the Beacon Theater, an Upper West Side vintage movie palace, to its former glory. Built in 1928 to feature both films and vaudeville acts managed by Samuel L. Rothafel (the impresario behind Radio City Music Hall) the Beacon Theater drips with neoclassical, rococo and Orientalist design elements. The freshly remodeled house now seats nearly 3,000 patrons across three different levels, each with great views of the action before them. What’s more, the acoustics at the Beacon Theater are excellent, making the sonic space a draw for traveling musicians. Some of the stage’s most famous performers have included Paul Simon, the Grateful Dead, the Pet Shop Boys and the Rolling Stones, though new acts arrive weekly, looking to fill the room with adoring fans.

2124 Broadway
New York,
NY
US

At the intersection of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue in the East Village, the 299-seat Orpheum Theatre has been staging performances and projecting films behind its red-brick, neo-classical façade for more than a century. What the interior lacks in old world grandness, it more than makes up in intimacy, thanks to its two narrow levels, which makes every seat in the house a good one. Achieving greater notoriety in the 1980s for premiering the musical Little Shop of Horrors, the theater went on to become the home of the percussive Stomp, which has lived here since 1994. Since then, the walls have gradually filled with a mélange of street-life ephemera related to the show; subway signs, motorcycle parts, chains and metal scaffolding all give the room a theatrically urban ambiance.

126 2nd Ave
New York,
NY
US