Nightlife in Princeton

Jersey Night Comedy (Through December 25)

Jersey Night Comedy

Multiple Locations

National touring headliners join local talent to inspire laughs at four New Jersey comedy venues

$20 $12

Holiday Show: truTV Impractical Jokers "Santiago Sent Us" Tour Starring The Tenderloins on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m.

Impractical Jokers

BB&T Pavilion

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

$76.40 $45

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

$39 for Date Night with Two Movie Tickets and $100 eGift Card ($124 Value*)

Ultimate Date Night Package

Online Deal

Create your own ultimate date with movie tickets and a $100 eGift Card for dinner

$124 $39

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

Movie Theater Ticket Subscription Plans from MoviePass (Up to 37% Off). Four Options Available.


Online Deal

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

$17.99 $12.99

Michael Carbonaro LIVE! (as seen on The Carbonaro Effect) on Friday, December 30, at 7 p.m.

Michael Carbonaro

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

The multi-talented Michael Carbonaro—who has his own show on TruTV—blends comedy and award-winning magic into one dazzling performance

$44.46 $35

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

Entry for One or Two to 2016 Philly Fall Crawl on Saturday, November 5th (Up to 38% Off)

Philly Fall Crawl

Irish Pub

Celebrate the season of changing leaves and darkening beers with a bar crawl to 12 fun pubs

$20 $13

Standup Comedy Show for Two (October 14–April 15)

Punch Line Philly

Punch Line Philly

Tony Woods, Brent Morin, Nikki Glaser, and other nationally touring comedians pack the schedule through next April

$50 $15

Zoso — Led Zeppelin Tribute on Friday, November 4, at 7 p.m.


Starland Ballroom

Popular Led Zeppelin tribute act mirrors the famous rock band in looks, spirit, and impeccable musicianship throughout a long list of hits

$22.50 $10

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

Murder-Mystery Dinner for One or Two at The Murder Mystery Co. (Up to 50% Off)

The Murder Mystery Co.

Central Jersey

Interactive murder mystery dinner starring professional actors testing guests’ sleuthing skills throughout a three course meal

$60 $29.99

Colbie Caillat Acoustic Concert with Justin Young on Friday, October 28, at 8 p.m.

Colbie Caillat + Justin Young and High Dive Heart

Keswick Theatre

Folk-pop singer-songwriter behind “Bubbly” and “Brighter than the Sun” performs acoustic renditions of her hits; Justin Young opens

$51 $35

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

Admission to Zombie Survival Game on October 22 or 29 (Up to 35% Off)

Interactive Outdoor Theatre


Pandemic: Condemned is an immersive zombie showdown. Participants will face off against zombies and must attempt to outlast waves of attacks

$100 $65

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime on January 17 at 7 p.m.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime

Starland Ballroom

Long-running Sublime tribute perfectly replicates the ska-rock legends, rolling out hits such as “What I Got” and “Santeria”

$36 $20

The Sweet Spot Philadelphia: Red Light Special Burlesque Variety Show on November 2 or 3 at 8 p.m.

The Sweet Spot Philadelphia: Red Light Special

Ruba Club Studios

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotic arts”

$22.09 $11

"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

"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

Dr. Mehmet Oz: "How We Can Achieve The Good Life" on November 17 at 8 p.m.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Star of The Dr. Oz Show and America’s de facto medical expert ruminates on health and wellness during a live speaking engagement

$74 $37

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

Fela! The Concert: Afro Beat Party on Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Fela! The Concert, Afro Beat Party

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Afrobeat band with members of the original Tony-winning Broadway musical Fela! celebrate the music of Fela Kuti

$33.10 $23

Martin Lawrence — "Doin' Time: Comedy Tour" on December 11 at 7 p.m.

Martin Lawrence

Prudential Center

Martin Lawrence takes the stage for an evening of brash, raunchy standup popularized by his stint hosting Def Comedy Jam

$116.60 $99

Titans of Tribute XVII feat. Lady Picture Show, Lounge Act, and The Nimrods on Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m.

Titans of Tribute XVII

Starland Ballroom

Bands honor Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, and Green Day with pitch-perfect tribute sets

$15.50 $5

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

George Lamond on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m.

George Lamond

The Block at Harrah's Philadelphia

The influential freestyle singer behind “Bad of the Heart” blends pop and R&B with reggaeton, bachata, and salsa

$22.09 $10

Chrisette Michele and Daley on January 19 at 8 p.m.

Chrisette Michele and Daley

Starland Ballroom

R&B and neo-soul singer known for her powerful kiss-off single “Be OK” and the Brooklyn ballad “Rich Hipster”; British singer Daley opens

$51.50 $28

"WaistWatchers The Musical!" (October 5–November 12)

"WaistWatchers: The Musical!"

Forum Theatre

Broadway standards and Top 40 singles get a gut-busting parody treatment in a musical about four women bonding in a weight-loss program

$71 $49

Renée Fleming on Friday, November 4, at 8 p.m.

Renee Fleming

New Jersey Performing Arts Center

Internationally-renowned soprano, heard at Metropolitan Opera and Superbowl, is known for title roles in the likes of Rusalka and Manon

$55.90 $39

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    Hopewell, NJ US
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