What You'll Get
When a Paleolithic art collective created the first cave gallery in Lascaux, France, they could not foresee the influence they'd have on the black-turtleneck market. Use today's deal as a chance to don your favorite art garb: for $8, you get free admission to all of Studio B's summer arts and music events, except for Saturday Night Jazz, for which you'll get half off tickets (normally priced from $15–$25). Your Groupon is valid for all events through October 31 and includes two free drinks (house alcohol) at each event, including jazz nights (up to a $35 total value).
Studio B's lofty, 2,400-square-foot arts and performance space is the perfect place to enjoy an evening of cultured conversation and ubiquitous urbanity. Soaring ceilings craft an acoustically decadent experience, while the glossy aquamarine cement floor tempts taciturn toe-tappers to reach down and pull out their inner Bob Fosse by the bespangled ankles. Studio B's ever-evolving events calendar brings the cochlea-captivating sounds of local and national jazz, rock, folk, and instrumental groups ($5–$10 per event), such as the Carolina-based experimental folk group Songs of Water or the pop leanings of Thieves and Villains (June 23). Jazz lovers get half off tickets to Studio B's Saturday Night Jazz events ($15–$25), usually held on the third Saturday of every month. In June's offering, singers channel the chops of jazz legends Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Cab Calloway, and others in two productions of Harlem Nights, at 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on June 19. Stop by on First Fridays (the first Fridays of each month) for an aural and visual feast, replete with newly exhibited art and danceable tunes.
Studio B's stark-white walls call for colorful canvases and club-worthy light shows, while its chic balcony provides a perch from which to observe it all while making witty comments about the Russian Constructivist elements in Muppet Babies. Gather under the exposed steel beams of this former Prohibition-era gymnasium with a comped beer ($3) or glass of wine ($4); present your Groupon at any event for two drink tickets, on the house.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. No cash value. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.