Nightlife in Wethersfield

1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

$16 $8

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Phoenix Theater Presents "The Rocky Horror Show" at Trinity-on-Main on October 17–November 1 (Up to 52% Off)

"The Rocky Horror Show"

Trinity-on-Main

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Audience members are invited to participate in this stage production of Richard O’Brien’s cult musical classic

$52 $25

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Standup for Two, Four, or Eight at Hartford Funny Bone Through February 28 (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

$46 $15

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Brewery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for 2, 4, or 10 at Shebeen Brewing (Up to 55% Off)

Shebeen Brewing

Wolcott

Tour a brewery started by two avid home brewers, which features creative beers such as the bacon Kona stout with oatmeal, coffee, and bacon

$20 $9

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Mike Epps: After Dark Tour at Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m. (Up to 61% Off)

Mike Epps: After Dark Tour

Toyota Oakdale Theatre

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Comic seen in Lee Daniels’s upcoming Richard Pryor biopic serves up standup

$98.75 $39

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$12 for a Movie Night Package for Two at Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 ($24 Value)

Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

Waterbury

Movie night package includes tickets, popcorn, and drinks for two

$24 $12

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"Ragtime" at Warner Theatre on November 1 or November 7 (Up to 40% Off)

"Ragtime the Musical"

Warner Theatre

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Tony-winning musical follows an upper-class family, Harlem piano player, and Jewish immigrant in a story of early 20th century America

$26 $16

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Full House Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Glasses at Haight-Brown Vineyard (Up to 50% Off)

Haight-Brown Vineyard

Litchfield

Guests sample the vineyard's entire wine portfolio; wine tasting includes keepsake glasses

$24 $13

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"Swinging with the Rat Pack" at CityStage on November 16 at 2 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Swinging with The Rat Pack

CityStage

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Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Marilyn sing, banter, and charm audiences with uncanny impersonations

$52 $26

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Standup Comedy at Joker's Wild Comedy Club (Up to 50% Off)

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Joker's Wild Comedy Club

Patrons enjoy local and national headlining comedians as they fill the air with laughter

$30 $15

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"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody" at Lyman Center on November 13 (Up to 40% Off)

"Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody!"

Lyman Center

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Live-action comedy takes a stab at the bestselling adult novel and pop culture phenomenon, Fifty Shades of Grey

$35 $21

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Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

$75 $37

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Premium Wine Tasting for 2 or 4 with Souvenir Riedel Crystal Glasses from GrapesWine.com (Up to 62% Off)

GrapesWine.com

South Salem

Wine experts Jim Winston or Jay Boland will lead guests through an entertaining and educational two-hour wine-tasting event

$90 $39

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Billiards and Soft Drinks for Two or Four at Ivory Billiards Lounge (Half Off)

Ivory Billiards Lounge

Holyoke

Billiard hall and home to the APA and NAPA pool leagues hosts play on 20 pristine tables

$16 $8

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Two Tickets, Two Large Sodas, and One Large Popcorn, or Six Movie Passes at Tower Theaters (Up to 41% Off)

Tower Theaters

South Hadley

Two theaters screen first-run movies in addition to monthly midnight shows, operas, and ballets

$30.75 $18.25

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Stone Temple Pilots featuring Chester Bennington at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, October 31 (Up to 46% Off)

Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino

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Legends behind the smash hits “Interstate Love Song” and “Plush” rock through classics and new cuts with Linkin Park’s frontman

$65 $35

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Valley Light Opera’s "The Yeomen of the Guard" at Academy of Music on Friday, November 7 (Up to 50% Off)

Valley Light Opera’s Fall Production of “The Yeomen of the Guard” by W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan

Academy of Music

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Darkly comic Gilbert and Sullivan opera about a colonel imprisoned for sorcery and the twists that allow him to escape his fate

$20 $10

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One G-Pass to "Mamma Mia!" Musical at Mullins Center on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

"Mamma Mia!"

Mullins Center

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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”

$73.10 $44

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"Intimate Apparel" at Westport Country Playhouse on October 31 or November 1 (Up to 53% Off)

Intimate Apparel

Westport Country Playhouse

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Drama by Pulitzer Prize–winner Lynn Nottage follows a young African-American seamstress as she navigates love in 1905 NYC

$53 $25

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Wine Tasting with Cheese Plate for Two or Four at Clovis Point Winery (Up to 61% Off)

Clovis Point Winery

Jamesport

After tasting seven wines, guests select a favorite vintage to enjoy in a logo wine glass alongside artisan cheese.

$71 $29

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JAM'N 94.5 Presents Monster Jam 2014 with J. Cole and T.I. at DCU Center on November 2 at 7 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

JAM'N 94.5 Presents Monster Jam 2014

DCU Center

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High-voltage lineup of rap and R&B stars, including Roc Nation wunderkind J. Cole, “King of the South” T.I., Kid Ink, and Jeremih

$91.60 $39

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Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape Standup Show for Two or Four at Park Grill & Spirits (Up to 52% Off)

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape

Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits

Top national and local standup comedians stir up laughs

$46 $22

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Hookah at Electric Haze (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Electric Haze

Worcester

Hookah in flavors such as include kiwi, jasmine, chocolate mint, peach, and watermelon

$30 $15

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Bluto's Bar and Grill's flame masters sizzle up a menu brimming with hearty appetizers, pizza, sandwiches, and salads within an activity-abundant nosh haven. Avoid gabbing about presidential candidates at the dinner table and instead argue about the electability of thin-crust pizza toppings, such as roasted red pepper, meatball, mushroom, or the inarticulate yet photogenic eggplant ($12.99 for a small with 4 toppings). Or create your own 100% Angus beef burger ($8.99 for a half pound), which flaunts your choice of cheese and sauce—such as honey mustard, garlic parmesan, or teriyaki— and nestles up to a side of sweet-potato fries. Cooks submerge bare or breaded chicken wings ($9.95 for 12) into a dunk tank of teriyaki, garlic parmesan, honey mustard, or barbecue before setting them free to roam the esophageal plains.

580 Silas Deane Hwy
Wethersfield,
CT
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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.

39 New London Turnpike
Glastonbury,
CT
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Rooftop120 welcomes visitors into a high-class cosmopolitan atmosphere of year-round rooftop seating, potent martinis, fresh oysters, and seasonal dishes that showcase a variety of culinary styles. The bill of fare promises beers, wines, and cocktails paired with fresh ahi tuna, truffle-tinged fries, heirloom-tomato salads, and other small plates made from local produce that earned accolades from the Hartford Advocate as one of the best new bars, restaurants, and outdoor-dining destinations of 2012. Live bands or piano music set a soundtrack for nights out on the town, and sports packages keep fans informed of the latest on-field exploits and product endorsements from their favorite athletes. The seasonal menu and adaptable space keep guests comfortable and satisfied throughout the year, as they gather around the crackling fire pit and dine on butternut-squash soup in colder months or sip refreshing cocktails on the open-air patio in the summer.

120 Hebron Ave
Glastonbury,
CT
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At City Steam Brewery Cafe, the owners concoct some of the area’s finest beers, scoring “best of” awards from Hartford magazine and Connecticut Magazine. They also brew potent batches of laughter inside their 200-seat comedy show-room theater. Ensconced in the historic Brown Thomson and Co. building, which was the state’s largest department store in 1877, Brew Ha Ha once was known as the Last Laugh Comedy Club, where fledgling unknowns such as Ray Romano and Kevin James vied for laughs in the smoky rathskeller of a restaurant.

Reborn in 1997 under a new moniker, the standup speakeasy keeps its calendar packed with nationally touring comics and local joke slingers. During shows, guests can toast with mugs of handcrafted beer and make edible sculptures of their favorite comedian using menu’s custom burgers, pizzas, and omelets.

942 Main St
Hartford,
CT
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Thirty high-definition TVs airing sports games make Black Bear Saloon a destination for fans, who fuel up for fist pumps with a menu of American pub favorites. Beef, chicken, and salmon sliders, paired with crispy onion rings, are a pintsize alternative to burgers topped with a selection of gourmet ingredients such as roasted red peppers or avocado. Homemade marinara crowns flatbread pizzas and also serves as a sauce in which to slam-dunk deep-fried nuggets of mac 'n' cheese.

Hosted events are still another reason to visit: on Tuesday nights, the voices of karaoke singers wash over the bar's exposed-brick walls, and Wednesday trivia challenges guests to unearth factoids from their cerebral nooks and crannies. On the weekends, live DJs spin records as guests tap toes and shout requests for favorite Raffi songs from the pub's deep-brown booths.

187 Allyn St
Hartford,
CT
US

Founded in 1975, Real Art Ways is one of the United States' leading innovative contemporary-arts organizations. The cinema at Real Art Ways screens first-run and classic independent films seven nights a week for the viewing pleasure of card-carrying art haus-ers and visually starved celluloid fanatics alike ($9 for non-members, $5 for members). Leave the distracting 4G smart-toaster at home to put all the focus on Life 2.0, a thought-provoking film about human interaction in the digital age. Vintage hits like the horrifying Japanese 1977 flick House and the slightly less-horrifying 1955 Guys and Dolls share silver-screen space with surprising ease. Visit the calendar for a full list of show times.

56 Arbor St
Hartford,
CT
US