Nightlife in Avenel

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience (October 28–30)

The Glow: A Jack O'Lantern Experience

Monmouth Park Racetrack

More than 5,000 jack o’ lanterns line a quarter-mile path, illuminating the night with everything from superheroes to dinosaurs

$16 $13

Freestyle Free-For-All feat. Judy Torres, Rob Base on Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m.

Freestyle Free For All

Starland Ballroom

Judy Torres, Noel, George Lamond, Trilogy, Jill Tirrell, Rockell, and more on dozen-strong lineup of bona fide freestyle stars

$53 $39.50

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

Sandcastle Billiards


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

$64 $32

The Juice Crew feat. Big Daddy Kane on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m.

The Juice Crew feat. Big Daddy Kanem, Biz Markie & Kool G

Wellmont Theater

The Juice Crew collective reunites for an evening of hip-hop hits spanning from “Ain’t No Half-Steppin’” to “Just a Friend”

$36 $19.99

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes (November 11—23)

Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes

Radio City Music Hall

Make memories with the world-famous Rockettes, a production featuring the high-kicking dance troupe and other holiday showstoppers

$75.80 $45

truTV's Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular

truTV's Impractical Jokers Live: Nitro Circus Spectacular

Prudential Center

The quartet behind the prank show Impractical Jokers take the stage for an evening of comedy and never-before-seen TV clips

$78.05 $39

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Smartphone app lets users reserve movie theater tickets at major theaters nationwide, saving them time and money

$20.99 $14.99

Matilda The Musical through November 20

"Matilda the Musical"

Shubert Theatre

A precocious young girl surrounded by verbally abusive adults finds her only joy in books—and wreaking havoc with her telekinesis

$88.50 $59

Beer Tasting with Growlers for Two or Four at Weyerbacher Brewing Company (Up to 38% Off)

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Weyerbacher Brewing Company

Hang out in brewery’s casual Tap Room while sampling flagship beers such as Last Chance IPA, a West Coast–style IPA, or seasonal offerings.

$26 $16

Standup Comedy for Two, Three, or Four at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

Dangerfield's Comedy Club

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

$40 $5


Webster Hall

Webster Hall

$20 $13.75

Horror-Themed Dinner for Two or Four at Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar (Up to 49% Off)

Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant and Bar

West Village

Horror-themed tavern features classic burgers, pasta, and pub fare served by a staff of costumed actors; animatronic monsters line the walls

$106.85 $59

Standup Comedy for Two, Four, or Six, Plus Tickets to Future Shows at New York Comedy Club (Up to 97% Off)

New York Comedy Club

New York Comedy Club

Every night hosts standup or themed events with up-and-coming comedians

$420 $15

"One Funny Mother" (Through January 7)

"One Funny Mother"

New World Stages

Comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and mother of three Dena Blizzard muses on the trials of motherhood and marriage in a one-woman show

$73 $35

"Avenue Q" (Through February 26)

"Avenue Q"

New World Stages

Mature musical follows a hybrid of puppets and humans as they look for love and purpose in New York City

$103.50 $45

"Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway (September 6–November 20)

"Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway

Broadway Theatre

The beloved Tony-winning musical tells the tale of a rustic Jewish village through songs such as “Matchmaker”

$88.50 $69

LOL Stand Up Comedy Times Square, August 1–November 30

LOL Times Square Comedy Club

LOL Times Square Comedy Club

Popular New York comedy club’s new location welcomes both local and nationally touring standup comedians

$15 $5

The Fab Faux Performing "Sgt. Pepper" on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 8 p.m.

The Fab Faux

Wellmont Theater

Acclaimed tribute act featuring “Conan”’s Jimmy Vivino play the Beatles’ classic Sgt. Pepper in honor of its 50th anniversary

$65.25 $25

"That Physics Show," September 10–December 18

"That Physics Show"

The Elektra Theatre

Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo of Rutgers University wows audiences with eye-popping segments of scientific “magic”

$54 $29

"Drunk Shakespeare" at The Lounge (Up to 52% Off)

Drunk Shakespeare

The Lounge

The show that TimeOut New York calls a “live-action Drunk History” always starts the same way: one cast member downs shots of whiskey

$73 $35

Standup Comedy Show for Two (Through December 11)

Comic Strip Live

Comic Strip Live

Comedy club welcomes local and nationally touring standup comedians to its stage

$40 $10

"90210: The Musical"

Theatre 80

Theatre 80

$35.50 $8

Vanessa Williams on Friday, November 25, at 8 p.m.

Vanessa Williams

Union County Performing Arts Center

Singer, actress, and dancer performs hits from throughout her decades-long career, including hits such as “Save the Best for Last”

$55 $28

One Hour of Billiards for Two or Four with Beer and Appetizers at Carom Cafe Billiards (50% Off)

Carom Cafe Billiards


Players navigate a sea of standard & specialized pool & billiards tables while munching on apps & toasting corner pocket shots with beer

$40 $20

Pentatonix with Us The Duo and Abi on November 10 at 8 p.m.

Pentatonix: The World Tour 2016 with Special Guests Us The Duo & Abi

Prudential Center

Grammy Award-winning a cappella superstars Pentatonix showcase their five-part vocal harmonies

$46.35 $35

Standup for Two or Four at Stand Up NY Through October 29 (Up to 78% Off)

Stand Up NY

Stand Up NY

Neighborhood institution hosts comedians seen on HBO, Comedy Central, and BET

$66 $17

Presale: Keyshia Cole, Jagged Edge, Tank, and Monifah on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m.

Keyshia Cole, Jagged Edge & Tank

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Grammy-nominated R&B stars come together for an evening of hits, from “Let It Go” and “Heaven Sent” to “Where the Party At” and “Promise”

$67.30 $55

Comedy Show for Two or Four with Wings or Mozzarella Sticks at The Comedy Cove At Scotty's (Up to 54% Off)

The Comedy Cove at Scotty's


Comedy club with an outdoor tiki bar hosts weekly shows, including sets from pros featured on Last Comic Standing and The Tonight Show

$48.95 $25

"Dirty Dancing" Musical on November 6 at 7 p.m.

"Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage"

State Theatre New Jersey

The classic story comes to life on stage with irresistible hit songs, passionate romance, and spectacular dancing

$88.55 $52.50

Standup Comedy at Catch a Rising Star (Through December 30)

Catch A Rising Star

Hyatt Princeton

Local and nationally-touring stand-ups take the stage to share razor-sharp jokes and wry observations

$25.87 $16

Select Local Merchants

  • Margeez Bar & Grill
    If fine food and refreshing beverages are on your to-do list, check out Margeez Bar and Grill in Avenel. Keep your diet in check at Margeez Bar and Grill, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items. Dining at Margeez Bar and Grill? Enjoy the easy and free parking in the lot next door. Expect your bill at Margeez Bar and Grill to come in at around $30 per person.
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    Woodbridge Township, NJ US
  • Woodbridge School of Dance
    Are you ready for unforgettable moments of theater? If so, then Woodbridge School of Dance in Woodbridge Township has all the shows for you. Woodbridge School of Dance features dance classes that will make anyone great on their feet. Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    Woodbridge Township, NJ US
  • JJ Bitting Brewing Company
    For familiar food you're sure to love, head to J J Bitting Brewing for American-style cuisine. Kick back, relax and watch the game on J J Bitting Brewing's TV. At this restaurant, everyone will find something they love — kids included! Take your meal to the next level on the patio at J J Bitting Brewing. Whether you have a large or small group, J J Bitting Brewing can accommodate both. Weekend visitors to the restaurant are well advised to take advantage of the reservation system — crowds tend to pack the place on Fridays and Saturdays. You'll find most people wearing their favorite T-shirt and pair of jeans, as casual dining is J J Bitting Brewing's style. Throwing a big party? Count on J J Bitting Brewing to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love. Whether you prefer street or lot parking, J J Bitting Brewing is located near both options. J J Bitting Brewing offers outdoor bike racks for cyclists. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at J J Bitting Brewing. Lunch and dinner are easy as pie (and you might as well get a slice) at the delicious J J Bitting Brewing. See what great American fare is cooking up next at J J Bitting Brewing. When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated J J Bitting Brewing. With so many favorite beers to choose from, J J Bitting Brewing will make you feel like the gang's all there in Woodbridge.
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    Woodbridge Township, NJ US
  • Moby Dick's
    Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Moby Dick's is a local favorite. Fear not you gluten-free or low-fat eaters, you'll have plenty of choices here. Why watch TV at home when you can catch the game at Moby Dick's? Bring the whole clan to this restaurant — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here. Dance the night away to Moby Dick's' live music. Reserve your table ahead of time if you're heading over to the restaurant on a Friday and Saturday — it can get quite crowded during the weekend. Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant. Parking is easily accessible. Commute by bike to Moby Dick's and find easy bike parking. If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Moby Dick's. Indulge in all of your favorite American classics with a trip to the definitive standard in town at Moby Dick's. At Moby Dick's you can find great American food at any time of the day.
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    Woodbridge Township, NJ US
  • Bahama Breeze
    At Bahama Breeze, you can experience the culture of the Caribbean and exotic foods. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this restaurant — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Up for grabs (and free of charge) is Bahama Breeze's wifi. The patio tables outside of Bahama Breeze are the perfect spot for a summer meal. The large dining space at Bahama Breeze provides quick and easy seating options for large groups. Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend. With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself. Heading to Bahama Breeze for a tasty meal? Drive on over and park in a matter of seconds. If you go out for a nice meal, it doesn't need to cost $100, come treat yourself at Bahama Breeze. Bahama Breeze captures the essence of Caribbean fare, so eat your heart out.
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    Woodbridge Township, NJ US
  • Main Tavern
    Munch on tasty pub grub at The Main Tavern. Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from this restaurant's drink list. Swing by after work for happy hour, featuring a wide range of discounted drinks and appetizers. Drivers can find parking right by the restaurant, so don't forget your car keys. It's about time you ate the best pub food around with a trip to The Main Tavern.
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    Woodbridge, NJ US