Nightlife in Wadsworth

Up to 50% Off Shakespeare Festival

Ohio Shakespeare Festival 2012

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

$50 $25

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Shakespeare’s epic tale of the War of the Roses comes to vivid life in an outdoor garden setting

45% Off American Food at Firestone Park Hideaway

Firestone Park Hideaway

Firestone Park

$20 $11

Bar dishes out American food such as wings, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, burgers, and spaghetti, as well as breakfast cuisine

Up to 59% Off Hookah at Karma Kafe

Karma Kafe

Downtown Akron

$29 $12

More than 30 hookah flavors include lime, mango, cinnamon spice, pink lemonade, and mint chocolate

Up to 54% Off Hookah at Near East Caffe

Near East Caffe

Cuyahoga Falls

$12.99 $6

Hookah lounge offers more than 100 flavors of shisha with ample seating and relaxed, music-infused atmosphere

Will Hoge – Up to 40% Off Country Day at the Fair

Country Day at the Fair feat. Will Hoge

Summit County Fairgrounds

$25 $15

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Country rocker behind "Strong" and "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" shares the stage with David Fanning, Brynn Marie, and Mark Leach

Up to 50% Off Children's Magic Show

Dalton Lee: Magic + Illusion

Frank Sarris Public Library

$46 $23

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Parents and children alike spend an afternoon at the library to be amazed by sleight-of-hand and magical gestures

Up to 45% Off Northeast Ohio Music & Entertainment Convention

Music & Entertainment Convention

The Holiday Inn

$21.97 $12

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"Human Suction Cup" Can Head hosts an entertainment expo featuring comedians, musicians, and filmmakers

The Voice Tour – Up to 54% Off

The Voice Tour

State Theatre

$75.75 $35

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Up-and-coming performers seen on NBC's singing competition The Voice cover pop, country, rock, and soul favorites

The Orchestra – Up to 50% Off Concert with Former ELO Members

The Orchestra

Cleveland Masonic Auditorium

$29.87 $15

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Former members of Electric Light Orchestra and ELO Part II play greatest hits and new songs in their signature symphonic rock style

50% Off Casual American Cuisine at Gateway Bar and Grill

Gateway Bar and Grill

Cleveland

$30 $15

Ribs, wings, and other classic American dishes served with fresh-juice cocktails inside an inviting hotel restaurant

Up to 55% Off Moks Nix Live Game Show

The Mox Nix Live Game Show

Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom

$20 $9

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Variety-style game show invites select audience members to compete for prizes such as televisions, portable electronics, and gift cards

"Sunset Boulevard" — Up to 50% Off Musical

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Sunset Boulevard"

Regina Hall at Notre Dame College

$47.55 $24

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning musical follows the doomed relationship between a faded silent-film star and a struggling screenwriter

Up to 43% off at Field of Dreams Drive-In Theater

Field of Dreams Drive in Theater

Multiple Locations

$14 $8

Drive-in theater offers double features at two locations with free, family-friendly games to play before showtime

55% Off Movie and Concessions from Dealflicks

Dealflicks

Multiple Locations

$20 $9

Guests get $20 worth of Dealbucks, which can be used for movie tickets & concessions from Paramount Cinema & 3 other theaters

Select Local Merchants

Voted No. 3 on the 2011 Beacon’s Best for top movie theaters, Lake Cinemas 8 advertises a rotating octet of first-run films on a nostalgic marquee that heralds the refurbished theater's entryway. Viewers settle into comfy seats as they share puffed kernels of corn, sip sodas, and, as the lights dim, recall fond memories of tunneling into bank vaults. Visitors can choose from a selection of popular new releases or anxiously anticipate a bevy of coming attractions.

588 W Tuscarawas Ave
Barberton,
OH
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Crowned the Best Irish Pub of 2010 by CityVoters, Brubaker's serves up an extensive menu of pub edibles alongside a lively atmosphere and TVs sporting the latest in athletic endeavors. Quiet nagging hunger mufflers with appetizers such as barbecue-chicken potato skins ($5.75) and the super pretzel with mustard, salsa, or nacho cheese ($2), or tongue-dive into a specialty dish, such as the chicken cordon "bru" ($6.75), the buffalo-chicken wrap ($5.50), or the mega dog ($4). Brubaker's burritos wrap various fillings in the fresh-baked arms of nine-inch tortillas and come in varietals such as the Popeye ($5.50), a hulkifying combination of spinach-artichoke dip, tomatoes, onions, shredded cheddar, and ranch dressing. Brubaker's also offers a wide-ranging beer selection to indulge the fermented fantasies of Prohibition-era taste buds.

1288 Weathervane Ln
Akron,
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The Office provides enough delicious eats and drinks to stuff the belly’s briefcase to the buckle. Appetizers entice professional palates with sophisticated options—such as wasabi-stuffed shrimp cocktail and seared scallops with asparagus and mushrooms (both $10.95)—but also assuage simpler salivations with comforting pre-dinner fare such as wings ($7.95 per dozen), loaded Irish nachos ($8.95), and herb-and-parmesan fries ($4.95). Once your mouth is warmed and ready, direct its incisor specs to the entrees like temporally displaced Napoleonic soldiers toward a Russian teahouse. Bacon acts as the ambassador of turf-born protein on the otherwise surftacular plate of pan-seared salmon and lobster, which swims in a sea of tomato-compound butter ($17.95). The mushroom and swiss burger ($7.95) and flat-iron steak ($15.95), on the other hand, stand their ground as terra firma edibles. Lighter bites that are equally heavy on flavor include the mesclun salad, which is a fresh toss of strawberries, candied pecans, dried cherries, feta, and balsamic vinaigrette ($6.95 for a full).

778 N Main St
Akron,
OH
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Part of the Firestone Country Club, Hackers' cozy, family-friendly establishment is open to its links-loving members and the non-golfing public alike. The inviting glow of ten plasma screen televisions beckon guests to the bar, where Hackers serves a whistle-whetting list of domestic beers and wines by the glass ($4–8), as well as liquor and mixed drinks. Pub classics such as fish and chips ($12), pizza ($12–15), and customizable burgers ($8), vie for menu dominance against vitamin-laden salmon salads ($10) and Asian-inspired sweet and sour shrimp ($14). Golfers can continue to bully tiny spheres off the course and sink their teeth into an order of Akron sauerkraut balls ($6). The restaurant's atmosphere is comfy and cozy, with a toasty fireplace, golf-themed décor, and a wall of windows that look out onto the 9-hole course, allowing smug sandwich-eaters to marvel at how many strokes it takes some people to escape from the sandtrap.

600 Swartz Rd
Akron,
OH
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The movement maestros at Sharon Rae Dance School—named the best dance studio in Beacon four years in a row by Ohio.com—teach the fancy footwork of tap, ballet, and jazz to tots and youthful twirlers. In all the studios, including a colorful room designed for preschoolers, a layer of cushioning supports the shiny hardwood floors, warding off injuries as whippersnappers jive in musical-theater lessons and tumble with pompoms. All kids' classes are monitored through closed-circuit television, which keeps parents in the loop as they weld together first-place trophies in the waiting room. Students as young as 2 can build fine and gross motor skills in toddler sessions, and adults can leave their own cubicle-themed play sets to join fun Zumba workouts that combine aerobics and Latin dance moves.

727 Canton Rd
Akron,
OH
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Thanks in large part to its "great food," The Beer Haus landed a first-place spot on Akron Life’s 2012 Best of the City list in the New Restaurant category. Diners sidle up to the bar for a gander at more than 100 regional and international microbrews or cozy up in the casual dining room for German-inspired food, custom burgers, and spirited rounds of Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle. With 21 high-definition TVs, pool tables, and dartboards, The Beer Haus maintains a steady buzz fueled by sports, brats, and the occasional barfly.

1824 Merriman Rd
Akron,
OH
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