Why just fear the walking dead -- when you can actually be a part of their flesh-eating takeover of humanity? Join hordes of rotting revelers for the annual Long Beach Zombie Fest at Rainbow Lagoon Park, a three-day invasion of undead music, guts, horror and fun for the whole family. Oingo Boingo/Danny Elfman tribute band Dead Man's Party brings all the ghouls to life for an epic concert on Sunday as you lumber, amble and groan your way through the event. The infamous Zombie Walk is happening on all three days of the fest, as well as free makeup services by artists from the Cinema Makeup School to help you look your gory worst. You can immerse yourself in a live-action role playing session, surviving against a continuous onslaught of zombies. You'll also witness the Dangerous D Ultimate Shock Show, known for wild, cringe-worthy stunts. Channel your inner Michael Jackson in a Thriller Workshop, snag yourself a free digital souvenir in the Zombie Fest Photo Booth, join the Zombie Apocalypse Scavenger Hunt and enjoy a horde of other fun activities. With costume and brain contests for all ages and states of decay, it would be horrific to miss this jam-packed event.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 5:00pm-10:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 3:00pm-10:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 3:00pm-10:00pm
October is pretty much the only month when it's socially acceptable to rock a lederhosen -- at Oktoberfest San Diego, you'll be in good company. The gorgeous Waterfront Lane Field just got redesigned, and it's going to be packed with local vendors, music, food trucks and plenty of craft beer, of course - including unlimited samples. Bring your friends, an appetite and enjoy the best that October in San Diego has to offer.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Admission at 6:00pm)
Lace up your skates and take a spin -- or two or three -- around LeFrak Center at Lakeside's spectacular 16,000-square-foot rink as you gaze at the beauty around you, including Prospect Park Lake, Brooklyn's only lake. If you work up an appetite trying to stay upright on your skates, you can refuel rinkside at Bluestone Cafe, which offers sandwiches and burgers as well as healthy snacks and soft drinks. For those age 21 or older looking for a little more zing, Bluestone also offers a selection of beer, wine and cocktails. Grab a friend, your partner or the whole family for some fun, healthy, outdoor action roller skating by the lake in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.
Any Mon-Fri From April 11, 2017 Through Sep 30, 2017Any Sat-Sun From April 11, 2017 Through Sep 30, 2017
Before you usher in the cool, crisp autumn air, bid one final farewell to summer with New York's hottest (literally!) festival. Fueled by dozens of fiery food artisans and scorching bands from around the globe, the 25th Annual Chile Pepper Festival sets the beautifully scenic grounds of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ablaze with plenty of fun activities for you and your whole family to enjoy. From chile-chocolate concoctions to volcanic hot sauces to chile-infused olive oils, beverages and more, this ultimate NYC tradition is sure to keep the heat of summer lingering on your taste buds.
Take flight over the vineyards and orchards of Temecula wine country during this beautiful balloon trip. You'll not only be surrounded by breathtaking scenic views during this early morning adventure, but you'll also receive a commemorative flight certificate, free souvenir pictures and two-for-one wine tasting vouchers for local wineries. Upon landing, you'll celebrate your journey with a toast of champagne, juice or a mimosa -- an important ballooning tradition! Whether you're planning a romantic escape or an outing with friends or family, take to the skies for something new.
Any Available Date Four Months From Purchase Date (Reserve in Advance)
There's all kinds of fall fun happening in October at Decker Farm on Staten Island, where you can hop on a hayride, tour the historic farmhouse, navigate a cornstalk maze, say hi to scarecrows, get your face painted and of course, pick out your own pumpkin. You'll be soaking up that fresh air and searching for that perfect gourd on the 11-acre grounds of the oldest continuously operating family farm in the area, dating back to 1810, which is now an official New York City landmark.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 11:00am-4:00pm
There's a ton of fall fun on tap at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga with this brew-centric Oktoberfest celebration, proving there's a lot more to explore in wine country than just the fruit of the vine. This Sunday afternoon shindig is set to pull out all the stops with specialty beer tastings, food booths and trucks on the plaza, interactive games, live entertainment and more. Tickets come complete with one beer flight to get you started, with plenty more craft brews available to purchase.
Siegel's Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Festival is your family's one-stop shop for everything that is awesome about the Halloween season. To start, the annual event's famous 15-acre corn maze -- designed this year in a pattern that celebrates the Chicago Cubs -- has been called one of the top 10 of its kind in the country by TravelChannel.com. Then there's the massive U-Pick Pumpkin Field, accessible by hayride, where you get to select and purchase the perfect future jack-o-lantern. Older kids and grown-ups in your party will have a literal blast on the Sniper Zombie Paintball Ride, where they will fire away at the living dead from the back of a Real 5 Ton Army Troop Carrier Truck. And these three coveted experiences are only the beginning -- more than 30 additional attractions await, including the towering Mia & Miley's Mountain Slide, Bubba Duck's Waddle Races, Fly'n Farmer's Ziplines and many more. There are farm animals to be petted, plenty of fresh food to be eaten, and tons of fun to be had at Siegel's Cottonwood Farm Pumpkin Festival in Lockport.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pm
Meet new friends at this fun event for adults of all ages. The night kicks off with a fun mixer game for an ice breaker. That'll be followed by an entertaining keynote address from Rich Gosse, who will discuss his new book, The Donald Trump Syndrome: Why Women Choose the Wrong Men to Love. Then it's time for a dance party with your favorite Top 40 hits. Don't miss the California Singles Convention at The Continental Club in downtown Los Angeles.
Become the DIY master you've always dreamed of at the 40th Annual OC Home & Outdoor Living Expo, which gathers over 100 home improvement experts all under one roof. Browse exhibits featuring the latest products and services to beautify your abode and learn how to save thousands of dollars on both the interior and exterior of your home during various DIY workshops. There'll also be drawings for prizes every hour, pumpkin painting and a "Dockdogs" dog jumping competition show running daily. The Ultimate Outdoor Recreation area of the show is loaded with free hands-on activities for all ages such as on-site fishing, archery, kids' casting game, paddle boarding or kayaking in the demo pool, paddle board yoga, plus see the Ultimate Outdoor Living Display and enter to win The Ultimate Campsite Grandprize. Come to Costa Mesa's OC Fair & Event Center for a one-stop shop for all of your home improvement needs.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am - 7:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 10:00am - 5:00pm
The 2017 Scream Zone takes all your worst nightmares and roughly stitches them together into one big fear fest. San Diego County's largest haunted experience, this annual event is considered among the goriest, scariest and screaming-est attractions to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. Those who dare to enter will find three terrifying haunts, including the horrifying House of Horror, the dizzying KarnEvil and the Haunted Hayride, each casting their own evil spells on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Parents and guardians are welcome to enter the Scream Zone compound to wait for their young thrill-seekers; there are great food vendors, photo opportunities and a Spirit Lounge bar.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:00pm-MidnightSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm-MidnightThursday October 5, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:00pm-11:00pm
LEGO lovers, prepare to be inspired, educated and entertained when Brick Fest Live comes to the Sacramento Convention Center. You'll get the chance to participate in hands-on building attractions and shop the largest variety of LEGO-themed merchandise imaginable, all under one roof. Marvel at giant creations built by pros, and even build some designs of your own. Construct a custom derby car and race it down a 35-foot long timed track, contribute to a large-scale floor mosaic, or go head-to-head against other fans in the LEGO video game arena. You can also meet the hosts of YouTube's The Brick Show (and maybe even get featured in an upcoming video). There's trivia, a miniature golf course and much more. Plus, your ticket includes an e-book download, which compiles all the custom LEGO instructions produced for the Brick Builders Club, with monthly updates. There's something for all ages here -- all you need to bring is your creativity. Oh -- and maybe your handy-dandy brick separator!
Saturday September 23, 2017 / Various TimesSunday September 24, 2017 / Various Times
Russian River Adventures' inflatable canoe trips offer a refreshing alternative to exploring gorgeous Sonoma County by car. Whether you're a couple looking for a relaxing getaway, a family or a group of friends looking for a fun activity, paddling along in Russian River Adventures' bright blue inflatable canoes is just the ticket. During this nine-mile full-day excursion, you'll navigate through gentle currents for four to six hours while enjoying the best that nature has to offer. If you're so inclined, you can even stop for a picnic or cool off in a refreshing swimming hole. Every member of the family is sure to have a blast on these self-guided tours... even the family dog! Check the event description below for more details.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Thursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Friday September 29, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Monday October 2, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 10:00am (Check-In Begins at 9:30am)
Welcome to Los Angeles in the not-so-distant future. A deadly virus has swept the earth and a team of scientists has burrowed deep into an underground laboratory to find a cure. As they search for an antidote and fight to save the world, each move becomes crucial -- if they accidentally set off the computerized decontamination system, they might be smashed flat by the slowly constricting laboratory walls. Only it isn't actually an underground laboratory, it's the stage at Six01 Studio in Burbank. And there are no scientists, it's just you and your friends as you participate in one of Los Angeles' most exciting and immersive escape room live theater experiences. The Virus utilizes digital technology and virtual reality from some of Hollywood's top craftspeople to create a totally realistic experience, placing you deep within a thrilling science-fiction epic that you won't soon forget.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday September 23, 2017 / 4:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 10:00amSunday September 24, 2017 / 6:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pm
Thou art invited to travel back in time to the days of knights and ladies, courtesans and wenches, at the three-day Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival at Sunset Park. Enjoy costumed performers and more than 50 shows at this fun, festive celebration that includes historical re-enactments, jousting tournaments, medieval pageantry and over 100 artisans -- including blacksmiths, stained glass designers, jewelers, toy makers, perfume blenders, sword craftsman and more -- who'll demonstrate and sell their wares. Historically inspired food, from fish and chips to a traditional English feast to the requisite giant roasted turkey leg, will also be available for purchase, as will beer and ale for adults with ye olde valid ID.
Spend the afternoon exploring one of the most incredible spots in all of New York City: Governors Island. The former Coast Guard base spans over 172 acres and is just a quick five-minute ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. Learn the secrets that lie within the famous Fort Jay and Castle Williams, explore The Hills with their mile high slides, take a quick break in one of the many hammocks and discover what animals reside on the urban farm. Solve clues, riddles and answer trivia about the history of the island and compete with other teams in some fun, wacky family obstacles and photo challenges to see who can race to the finish line first. Medals are awarded at the end for the top three teams.
Although the temperatures may be blistering, summer always gets a cool send-off with Arizona Summer Ends Margarita and Mojito Festival. In this ultimate celebration at Chandler's Rawhide Western Town, you can escape the heat by treating yourself to samples of a wide selection of handcrafted margaritas, mojitos and Mexican craft beers, while enjoying live music and entertainment. You also don't have to imbibe in the alcohol to take part in all the fun -- throw in some food trucks and outdoor water games, and you've got a festival that's fun for both non-drinkers and kids of all ages. Ticket includes admission and sample tastings, as well as an embossed souvenir glass to take home.
Beyond the beaches, tacos and beer of San Diego exists a complementary art scene that is buzzing with fresh, contemporary works by the city's own community members. Art San Diego gives you an in-depth look at a massive variety of what's up and coming in the scene, from local pieces to internationally known sensations. At the beloved Del Mar Fairgrounds, over 500 leading artists will exhibit on behalf of the top galleries, studios and publishers. The weekend also features art labs and talks centered around collecting art, the acquisition process and conversations with the creators, some of whom will present and discuss their exciting pieces.
This exciting escape room at Arqade in Los Angeles puts you in the shoes of a junior detective at Scotland Yard in the 19th century. You and your intrepid team of fellow gumshoes have been assigned your final exam: Explore the laboratory of eccentric alchemist Devon Melton Plumbum and decipher the clues to uncover his plans, find his formula for transmutation of lead into gold, and, if time allows, unlock his treasure chest full of riches. This escape room, outfitted with antique and custom-made Victorian-era equipment, locks and puzzles, won the Best Interactive Award at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival in Australia.
Friday September 22, 2017 / 5:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 22, 2017 / 9:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 3:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 5:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 7:00pmSaturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00pm
This event is one part escape room, one part Clue and one part happy hour. Grab your deerskin hat and join 10-15 other members ages 25-45 (all ages welcome!) at Sweetwater Social in New York for cocktails and a brain-teaser game like no other. Teams will work on a series of locked boxes, solving puzzles along the way to find an item at the finish to Break the Code. You have one hour to complete the puzzles and the first team to finish wins prizes. You can come alone or bring friends. The more the merrier!
You're trapped inside a 1940s film noir and have to solve a mind-boggling mystery in order to escape. In this fun vintage take on the immensely popular escape room experience, you're led into a private detective's office filled with a variety of objects -- some familiar, some puzzling. Suddenly the door locks behind you and the game begins. Now you and your fellow sleuths have to work against the clock to identify suspects, solve challenging puzzles, piece together clues and find a way out of the room.
Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 8:30pm
It's unlikely you'll bump into your new best friend or the love of your life at the supermarket, where your only common ground is needing food, so let Smarty Pants Professionals bring you together with people who share your best qualities. From fitness gurus and life veterans to career-minded professionals and Ivy League intellectuals, you can find events catered specifically to you and the type of person you'd like to meet. Try speed dating, singles mingles, ice breakers or a slew of other great activities designed to build relationships. Whether you're enjoying a glass of wine or taking notes on the dozen people you just met, the fun begins at various locations around Boston.
You're trapped inside an old haunted theater and it's up to you to free the spirit in order to escape. In this fun, spooky new take on the immensely popular escape-room experience, you're led through the stage door and into a theater haunted by an unnamed ghost. Suddenly the door locks behind you, and the game begins. You have one hour to free the ghost or be trapped inside the theater forever! As you explore the backstage and dressing rooms, you'll uncover clues and puzzles that will lead you to the objects you need to create a magical spell and release the ghost before your time runs out. Will you make it out in time?
Thursday October 5, 2017 / 9:00pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 8:30pm
Get ready to be overwhelmed by all things sparkly -- the Gem Faire is coming to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Sacramento. This show brings a wide array of quality crystals, beads, gems and more straight from importers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Score some amazing deals on gorgeous jewelry and individual stones. Pick up some beautiful beads so you can turn them into earrings and necklaces everyone will notice (and perhaps even be a little bit jealous of). Grab your fellow jewelry-loving friends for a fun day of browsing and shopping at the Gem Faire.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 12:00pm-6:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 10:00am-6:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 10:00am-5:00pm
There's gonna be a whole lotta sipping, shaking and snacking going on this fall at the annual Hops & Harvest Festival, right alongside Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia. Score a custom event cup and fill up on samples from over 25 craft breweries, wineries and cideries, including Jailbreak, Mad Science and Full Tilt. You can also rock out to music from Vinyl Rhino and DJ Chris Tharp, play games, browse goods from Maryland artisans and purchase bites from River House Pizza, Clyde's of Columbia and more. There are two sessions to choose from: midday and twilight.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / Noon - 4:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Strap in for a wild ride through other dimensions with San Francisco's mind-blowing 7D Experience at Pier 39. Step into the 20-seat theater, but don't spend too much time marveling at the movie screen -- sit down, buckle up and get ready to experience the thrills of a 3D movie, a rocking roller coaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game ... all at once. With this Laser Maze Challenge and DarkRide Combo Ticket, you'll also get the opportunity to put your agility, speed and action movie skills to the test as you navigate your way through a web of criss-crossing laser beams. There are multiple dark rides to be enjoyed -- featuring everything from zombies to werewolves to Mad Max-style mayhem and more -- so the 7D Experience is bound to have you coming back for even more fun.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmMonday October 2, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmTuesday October 3, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 10:00am - 9:00pm
A glowing tradition, lantern festivals light up the skies of China every Lunar New Year, marking the return of the spring season and symbolizing the reuniting of family. Its colorful displays of floating, fiery lanterns has brought tourists from around the world, and now Albuquerque takes this beloved festival to Expo New Mexico for a memorable cultural experience. At the New Mexico Chinese Lantern Festival, artisans from Sichuan and Zigong will showcase ornate handicrafts including inner bottle painting, Chinese knot weaving and dough modeling. 30 illuminated lanterns will also be on display, along with nightly cultural performances to truly immerse yourself in this experience. Don't forget to satisfy your appetite with Chinese and traditional fair food and beverages. VIP tickets include an audio guide, a souvenir gift, VIP performance seating and a behind-the-scene tour.
Friday October 6, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmMonday October 9, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmTuesday October 10, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pmFriday October 13, 2017 / 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Williamsburg is always buzzing, but its buzz is about to get amplified when coffee enthusiasts pour into Villain for the NYC Craft Coffee Festival, the official kickoff to NYC Coffee Week. Discover unique beans and flavor profiles at this immersive coffee culture experience, as you sample from among 20 specially curated roasters and coffee shops. While you sip, savor and snack, you'll be entertained by live performers who are every bit as funky and eclectic as the venue.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00am-12:30pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)Saturday September 30, 2017 / 2:00pm-4:30pm (VIP Entry at 1:00pm)
Come play on over 1,100 vintage and modern pinball and arcade machines during Pinball Madness at Arcade Expo at the Museum of Pinball. The museum, set on 18 acres in Banning, California, features over 40,000 square feet of pinball and arcade action. You won't even need quarters, as the thousand-plus machines will be on free play with your ticket purchase! Taking place close to Halloweentime, this fun-packed evening will also offer costume contests, entertainment, food and more.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 4:00pm-11:59pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 11:00am-8:00pm
Temecula's Oktoberfest is the perfect time of the year to enjoy a fall cool down as you celebrate this timely tradition of bratwurst, polka music and fine German beers at the Galway Downs. Toast a prost to the wide selection of pours coming from Spaten, Franziskaner and other brands by the pint, along with savory traditional eats like sauerkraut, pastries and plenty of sausages. The Kal Krauts will keep musical spirits lively, playing rounds of polka and German party jams all night, while beer-chugging and sauerkraut-eating contests will truly challenge your Oktoberfest dedication.
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective makes its way to Philadelphia to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day and actors are dressed just like everyone else, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring plated hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes fresh rolls and butter, salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 7, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pm
While exploring an ancient library, you discover a secret passage that leads you into the mysterious lab of an ancient alchemist. The door slams shut and locks behind you -- now, with only an hour until the alchemist returns, you must uncover and unite the four lost elements to release the hidden power of the Philosopher's Stone and escape the room. This live action event at Escape Room L.A. is a fun and frantic challenge requiring critical thinking, creativity and plenty of teamwork.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:30pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 9:00pm
It's the usual Sunday night dilemma: Do something active, or chill out and relax before the workweek begins again? Now you can have it both ways on this tranquil three-hour sunset paddle along the Chicago River. As the sun dips below the horizon, take in the changing colors and the gorgeous city skyline as it slowly becomes ablaze with twinkling lights that reflect off the water. It's the perfect opportunity to get lost in your thoughts without the laziness of being a couch potato. Never paddled a kayak before? No worries, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pm
Unleash your inner Picasso and drink a good Pinot Noir while you're at it. Winey Art has teamed up with Sherman Oaks' The Woodman to bring folks together to Drink, Paint & Create for a memorable evening. Step up to an easel and discover your hidden talents while sipping on craft beers and wine. You don't have to be a gifted painter to relish the calm and therapeutic act of producing unique art. If you get hungry in the midst of a creative spark, you can purchase some savory dishes like grilled corn lollipops and beer battered shrimp tacos. Art nights are a fun spin to a date night, girls' (or boys"!) night out or a simple way to get out there and express yourself freely. With painting materials provided, Winey Art makes it easy to get down with your artistic self.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 11, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 8, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 15, 2017 / 7:00pm
Get inspired and leave empowered during this one-day event designed to put women first. The Women Empower Expo is bursting with things to do and ways to grow: workshops, panels, breakout sessions, a pitch competition, networking lounge, woman-owned marketplace, author book signings, yoga classes and much more. This amazing event features a talented panel of keynote speakers and experts who encourage personal development, health, wellness and creativity amongst women. Grab your girls and make your way to Fort Lauderdale's Broward County Convention Center for a jam-packed day of rejuvenation and motivation.
You've got you're usual Friday night routine, but this weekend, why not try something different? Head down to the river and enjoy a three-hour nighttime kayak paddle. Leave the cares of the workweek behind as you glide through the dark, taking in the city lights as they reflect off the water. It's a stunning perspective from which to view the city. You'll feel like a great explorer on this guided night trip, and yet you'll also have the advantage of a kayak outfitted with lights for safety and visibility. Don't worry if you've never paddled a kayak before, all tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 7:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 7:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 8:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 7:00pm
This is your chance to, quite literally, hang out with the coolest cats in town. San Jose's The Dancing Cat is a creative space for people, and sometimes adoptable cats are able to get in on the human interaction. The space provides a living room-like ambiance where anywhere between seven and 11 lucky cats can wander and play in a cage-free environment. Visitors go there to meet friends, read, study or simply lounge with adoptable cats under a ceiling of colorful paper lanterns. Whether you're looking to adopt or just like to soak up the cool cat vibe and maybe scratch behind a few furry ears, this is one hour of your time that won't be wasted.
Friday September 22, 2017 / NoonFriday September 22, 2017 / 1:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / NoonWednesday September 27, 2017 / 1:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / NoonThursday September 28, 2017 / 1:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / NoonFriday September 29, 2017 / 1:00pm
Drinking beer is extra-special when you earn it, and the Brew Hop 5K and Craft Beer Festival lets you do both at the highest level of fun. Lace up your sneakers for the five-kilometer run (or walk) around lovely Randall's Island Park, then reward yourself with beer samples from some of New York's finest breweries at the fest. Or you can just come to the fest, and greet the runners with a frothy ale and a high five when they finish. The post-5K celebration includes food trucks, live music, lawn games, a photo booth and more. Participating breweries include Brooklyn Brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths and many other fine purveyors of tasty hops-laden beverages.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / Noon (Registration Opens at 10:00am)
Spend a relaxing evening outdoors with a brush in one hand and a glass of wine or craft beer glass in the other, at this Drink, Paint, Create gathering. Whether you're a novice painter or an experienced artist, this event at the Claim Jumper in Burbank offers a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. All the materials you need to create your own masterpiece are provided for you, including an easel, canvas and paint, of course, and you can purchase food and drink from the venue.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 1, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 8, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 15, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday October 29, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 5, 2017 / 2:00pmSunday November 12, 2017 / 2:00pm
Hundreds of feet below downtown Los Angeles, a lost civilization's ancient treasure awaits discovery, and Escape Room LA's The Cavern is waiting for you to find it. Join the expedition for an interactive live-action adventure in which you'll descend into a mysterious underground lair where the mission begins to go horribly wrong. Trapped in the depths of the creepy cavern, you'll have less than an hour to escape, working with your team to find clues and solve the challenging puzzles needed to break free and climb back to the glorious light of day. Will you make it?
Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 8:00pmThursday October 12, 2017 / 9:00pm
Celebrate all things fandom at the Santa Rosa Toy and Comic Con. Join special guests like the original Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) and Walter Koenig (Chekov) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Leatherface, Andrew Bryniarski, for this extravaganza of comics, toys, games and more. Catch a live Supreme Pro Wrestling match, sit in on a taping of the TV show Creature Features, show your creativity in the cosplay competition, channel your inner warrior in a LARPing battle, and go head to head with master builders in a LEGO building contest. Then check out the numerous exhibits, panels and vendors from around Northern California. It all takes place at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds.
The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair promises a day filled with music, dance and fun, all with kids in mind. This indoor/outdoor expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds features companies that offer products and services catering to kids and families. Meet instructors and coaches teaching karate, gymnastics, dance and more. Kids can pet a miniature donkey or touch an exotic snake, conduct science experiments, create an art masterpiece, run an obstacle course, or cheer on a rockin' kids' band.
Saturday October 21, 2017 / 10:00am - 5:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 10:00am - 5:00pm
The hit CBS TV show CSI got its start in Vegas before becoming the exciting worldwide phenomenon it is today. And this hands-on interactive experience puts you right in the middle of the action, as you step into the shoes of a real crime scene investigator to try and solve one of three different murders. You'll be helped along by videos featuring your favorite characters from the show and real-life forensic experts, as you match DNA, compare tire tracks and examine bullet casings and blood spatter. Then head to the state-of-the-art crime lab to see if you've ID'd the murderer and receive an official CSI diploma. With a multitude of suspects and lab stations to explore, CSI: The Experience can be a different adventure each time you visit.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmSunday September 24, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmMonday September 25, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmThursday September 28, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmFriday September 29, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pmSaturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00am-10:00pm
Catch some of the Bay Area's brightest up-and-coming talents and test your Broadway knowledge, baby, at this fun event at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Musical Director Joe Wicht and hostess Kayta Smirnoff-Skyy showcase both rising and established stars from San Francisco's musical-theater scene who'll both perform and help quiz the audience on their knowledge of show tunes and stage trivia. Prizes from the Hotel Nikko include tickets to future Feinstein's performances.
Wednesday October 4, 2017 / 7:00pmWednesday November 1, 2017 / 7:00pm
You haven't seen pure muscle till you witness a pole dance routine -- Some of California's most talented, flexible and strong women come together to show off their chops and compete at the CA Pole Dance Championship, where they'll be tested on criteria from athleticism and technical difficulty to artistic expression and choreography. A complex art form, pole fitness combines gymnastics with modern dance for a stunning, elegant and alluring experience.
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean you can't lace up a pair of skates and hit the ice. At the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, you can enjoy skating and other exciting ice-centric activities all year round. It's a perfect date idea or a fun outing for friends and family to enjoy and make some lasting memories. Featuring two NHL-sized indoor rinks, Aviator offers plenty of room for everyone to glide, spin or twirl around the ice. And if you get tired, you can refuel at the food court or Aces Sports Lounge. Your ticket includes admission to the rink, plus skate rental.
Could you be dining with a killer? Named "Best Dinner Show" in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective makes its way to Orange County to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day and actors are dressed just like everyone else, you'll have no way of knowing whether someone at your table is just another guest or one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect ... including you! The event starts out with a reception featuring plated hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes fresh rolls and butter, salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:00pm
Customized rides roar into the spotlight as Hot Import Nights automotive fest brings gorgeous cars, stunning models, must-have merch and awesome music to the Portland Expo Center. Featuring live and DJ-spun entertainment, you'll enjoy a nightclub atmosphere as you marvel at hundreds of decked out compact and import cars and bikes competing for top honors in a variety of categories. in a chill, nightclub-like atmosphere. Groove to live DJ entertainment, check out the aftermarket exhibitors and merch stands, and marvel at the hundreds of slick customized compact and import cars and bikes competing for top honors in a variety of categories.
Unlimited fun is on tap for Oktoberfest Live! at Power Plant Live! in Baltimore. This contemporary twist on the classic German celebration will be a rocking time, with food trucks, live music and, of course, plenty of suds. Fill your souvenir sampling mug with unlimited sips of more than 150 craft brews that range from smooth lagers to lip-puckering sours to hoppy IPAs and everything in between. In addition to the mug and tastings, your ticket includes access to live entertainment, fun contests, games, and vendors.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pm - 7:00pm (VIP Entry at 2:00pm)
Kick off your night with some salsa dancing lessons, then put your moves to use as some of San Diego's best salsa musicians hit the stage, including The Manny Cepeda Orchestra, Derek Cannon, Fred Benedetti and more. A scholarship fundraiser and CD release party, Salsa Under The Stars takes place at Grossmont College in El Cajon.
Don't spend your wedding-prep days running around to a million different vendors. Come to the Boston Bridal Bash and do everything in one stop. Whether you're merely looking for ideas or are ready to place orders, you'll find tons of options to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be. Check out photographers, caterers, florists, DJs, limo companies, hotels, cruise lines, wedding planners and more. There'll also be a mock wedding, where you can see a beautiful ceremony come together right before your eyes.
The Rose in Pasadena turns it up to 11 with Escape: A Rock & Roll Murder Mystery, an inventive mash-up of interactive dinner theater and an escape-room challenge. The scene of the crime is a bar called Killer Shots, where four rock stars are competing for a high-powered record deal -- until one of them is murdered and the club is locked down tight. It's up to you and your fellow music fans to finger the killer and then crack the code to score your release. And since it's almost impossible to solve mysteries on an empty stomach, you'll also be treated to a full dinner, including an appetizer, salad, choice of entree (chicken, beef, fish, lasagna, or vegetable lasagna) and dessert, plus coffee, iced tea or water.
If there's one thing most people can relate to, it's the glory of iconic '90s music. Groove out to Michael Jackson, Madonna, Christina Aguilera and plenty of other classic jams without the pressure of speed dating. A casual environment, San Francisco Bay Area Singles gives others an alternative to the bar scene -- don't worry about buying someone drinks. Just be sure to impress them with your best moves at Dave and Busters -- basically an adult theme park -- in the San Jose area.
Get ready to squash all of your preconceived notions about jello as everyone's favorite gelatin dessert gets paired with epic wrestling in Jello Underground. This is a special Halloween event featuring a zombie jello wrestling showcase and a Halloween after-party with DJ Sailor Doom, treats, door prizes and much more. Originally founded in 2009, this action-packed, all-female produced show pits two wrestlers against one another in a pool of green jello. Featuring a dozen wrestlers from the Pacific North and beyond, these feisty ladies will duke it out for this year's championship title. You can be sure to expect high-octane athletic combat, crowd participation, stage theatrics and, of course, plenty of jello. See this exciting show when Jello Underground takes over Evolve Underground inside Evolv Fitness of Seattle.
It's do or dye at the 5K Graffiti Run/Walk and party, where you'll start your day dressed in white, finish it out in multi-hued glory, and have a colorful blast in between. This non-competitive event is for all ages and skill levels, and is designed to be pure unadulterated fun. Throughout the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium course, you'll pass by "graffiti zones" where you'll be coated with green, red, orange, pink and then purple powder, turning you and your fellow participants into human rainbows. The after-party not only features music and dancing, but yet more color throws and even graffiti cannons, to make sure you're completely covered, making sure your clothes -- and spirits -- are bright. Now that's a fun run, San Antonio.
With friends like these, who needs enemies? Join Mr. Boddee and his guests to celebrate the old man's birthday, and watch as a delicious murder mystery unfolds throughout the evening. You'll enjoy a three-course meal served up with a side of laughs at the Orange Tree Golf Club in Scottsdale. A host of familiar names from the beloved board game Clue are on the guest list, including the gold-digging Miss Scarlett, the eccentric Professor Plum, the aging Col. Mustard, the ill-tempered Mr. Green, the stern and conceited Mrs. Peacock, and poor, misunderstood Mrs. White. It'll be up to you and your fellow audience members to figure out whodunit.
Friday September 29, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 10, 2017 / 7:30pm
Taking the "fun run" to a whole new level, The Great Inflatable Race puts you up against an obstacle course of giant inflatable challenges. Get some friends together, put on your craziest racing clothes and come out to Craig Ranch Regional Park in Las Vegas for a day of fun. You'll climb, bounce and slide through a series of custom-designed inflatables as you race your friends and family to a photo finish. It's a great, active way for the whole family to get out together.
Whether its James Bond, Jason Bourne or Nikita, you can channel your inner super agent and join in a race to catch a rogue scientist before confidential information is compromised! A shaken cocktail of escape room puzzles, murder mystery intrigue and Amazing Race-inspired challenges, Spy Hunt is a unique experience at Long Beach Rainbow Harbor where competing teams of spies are sent on an exciting adventure where they must capture an enemy scientist -- and the only way to complete the mission is to crack brain-teasing riddles, tricky clues, hidden messages and more. You'll need to combine teamwork and intellect if you want to get one step closer to your target.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but Murder and a Meal Dinner Theater thinks it's better served alongside a delicious three-course meal. Their latest lighthearted mystery show, How to Murder a Millionaire, combines cold-blooded killing with the hilarious antics of reality TV. All eligible bachelor Dirk Dagwell wants is a bride to share his life, so he signs up to become the latest schmuck on cheesy dating show How to Marry a Millionaire. Here to win the heart (and bank account) of the handsome millionaire are sex kitten Tanya, sweetheart Darma and lady-with-a-past Carleen. Who will Dirk choose to be his bride? And will it be the last choice he ever makes? Help put together the pieces and uncover the murderer -- and maybe even become a part of the show -- as you laugh and dine at Scottdale's Orange Tree Golf Club.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 7:30pmFriday November 3, 2017 / 7:30pm
Win your own version of The Dundee as The Office comes to New York's Bryant Park Lounge for a trivia night based on the show about America's favorite fictional paper company. No teams are necessary, as fans of the '05-'13 NBC sitcom will be divided into four to six groups for a game that'll run about five rounds. Teams will be mixed up after each round. So if you're familiar with Shrute and Scranton-esque things like the site of Jim and Pam's first kiss, where Michael and Jan went on vacation and have an excellent memory for "Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica," you may just earn an honorary spot on the party committee and take home a prize at the end of the evening.
Forget the chores and the errands, weekends are meant for fun! A perfect option is Kayak Chicago's three-hour Lake Skyline Paddle. See the city from a whole new perspective while you explore beautiful Lake Michigan. Paddle along the shoreline from North Avenue Beach toward the iconic Chicago skyline as your guide points out interesting landmarks that you might not have noticed from land. Don't worry if you've never paddled a kayak before. All tours are preceded by a brief orientation and training session.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 10:00amSunday September 24, 2017 / 3:00pmWednesday September 27, 2017 / 10:00amThursday September 28, 2017 / 10:00amFriday September 29, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:00amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 3:00pm
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective comes to Phoenix to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entrée and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday October 14, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday October 28, 2017 / 6:30pmSaturday November 25, 2017 / 6:30pm
Picture yourself in a relaxed environment, enjoying a Saturday morning art class with your teen or group of friends and taking home your own personalized painting. Led by a local artist, this weekend get-together at the Absolutely Anything Essential Gift Shop in Chicago provides all the art supplies, plus snacks, soft drinks and adult beverages and appetizers. It's a great way to kick off the weekend and spend some time with your teen.
Saturday September 23, 2017 / 10:30amSaturday September 30, 2017 / 10:30am
Celebrity podcasters and enthusiasts come together for the L.A. Podcast Festival, an extravaganza of live panels, parties, stand-up comedy and more. Here, you get to be a part of live performances of podcasts that are going down at the historic luxury Millennium Biltmore Hotel, along with a DIY podcast lab to give it a try yourself. The Podcast Pros business conference will also be in full swing for those who are looking to get their own ideas on the web and running. Special guest appearances include Marc Maron of WTF With Marc Maron, My Favorite Murder, the Jack and Laurie Show, Lovett or Leave It and plenty more. Speakers for Podcast Pro include representatives from major companies like Kickstarter, Nixon Peabody, Podcast One, Patreon and Feral Audio.
It's the DOA's 10th Annual Church Anniversary, and Pastor Dollar needs your help figuring out whodunit. Was it Missionary Magnumlene, Raymond the usher or the baptism committee? With a little bit of gospel music, plenty of laughs and even more food, this church-themed murder mystery dinner at The Clinton Center is bound to be a unique night out.
Venice and Santa Monica are positively bursting with the vibrant Silicon Beach community, and it's a great time to get in on it. Whether you're already working in the tech industry and are looking to connect with other pros, or just want to meet some like-minded new friends, the Silicon Beach Networking Mixer is the place to do it. Just in time for Cino de Mayo, this mixer at Sunny Spot in Venice will feature food and drink specials and a great vibe. Past KNW Media events have drawn guests from Snapchat, Hulu, Tinder, EA Sports, Live Nation and many more great companies.
Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album -- it's a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you're an experienced pro (you've got the glue gun battle scars to prove it) or a beginner, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has all the inspiration you need for your next project. During this year's expo, you'll be able to try out new tools, shop around for the latest products, learn exciting techniques at make-and-take workshops, and create some new memories with other crafty people. Plus, there'll be door prizes and other opportunities to win special gifts throughout the day. Be prepared to get your craft on at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Enerchi Yoga, in the heart of Atlanta, strives to combine both the spiritual and physical aspects of yoga to help you truly feel ready to take on the world. Now you can join them for their monthly Enerchi Psychic Fair. Find out what lies ahead in your future with a session with a skilled psychic, or refresh and revitalize your body energy with a healer. Studio founder and Atlanta psychic Sheri Brown has curated a team of the city's best psychics and energy healers and brought them together to help you find the clarity and insight you seek.
Saturday October 7, 2017 / Noon-6:00pmSaturday November 4, 2017 / Noon-6:00pmSaturday December 2, 2017 / Noon-6:00pm
LEGO lovers, prepare to be inspired, educated and entertained when Brick Fest Live comes to the Greater Richmond Convention Center. You'll get the chance to participate in hands-on building attractions and shop the largest variety of LEGO-themed merchandise imaginable, all under one roof. Marvel at giant creations built by pros, and even build some designs of your own. Construct a custom derby car and race it down a 35-foot long timed track, contribute to a large-scale floor mosaic, or go head-to-head against other fans in the LEGO video game arena. You can also meet the hosts of YouTube's The Brick Show (and maybe even get featured in an upcoming video). There's trivia, a miniature golf course and much more. Plus, your ticket includes an e-book download, which compiles all the custom LEGO instructions produced for the Brick Builders Club, with monthly updates. There's something for all ages here -- all you need to bring is your creativity. Oh -- and maybe your handy-dandy brick separator!
Saturday October 7, 2017 / Various TimesSunday October 8, 2017 / Various Times
There's so much scenic beauty in Central Park that its hard to explore it all on foot -- and that's where the wheels come in. With Bike Rental Central Park, you can take a breezy, self-guided ride through all of the park's many highlights, including Cherry Hill, Bethesda Fountain, Bow Bridge, Summer Stage, the John Lennon memorial at Strawberry Fields and more. Your rental includes one helmet and a bike lock.
Any Available Date Through October 1, 2017 (Reserve in Advance)
Con-Volution is the ultimate geek fest for anyone into anything pop culture. For those who get their costumes ready every year for comic cons, anime conventions and gaming nights, this three-day blowout invites you to come hang and enjoy cosplay, video game design workshops, industry networking and plenty more. Con-Volution isn't just for enthusiasts, but for those who want to be the creative forces behind the scene too. Want to get even more action than the day's festivities? The party goes into sleepover mode with outdoor movies, cocktails and rounds at the Klingon Bar. With kid-friendly programming and events for the whole family, come celebrate geek culture at the San Ramon Marriott.
Weekend Pass: October 6th-8th, 2017 at Noon-6:00pmFriday October 6, 2017 / Noon-MidnightSaturday October 7, 2017 / 9:00am - MidnightSunday October 8, 2017 / 9:00am - 4:00pm
Dear Leader cordially invites you to the quiz show at the end of civilization in You're All Gonna Die!, an improvised game show set in a dystopian future. The Quiz Master wields mind games, physical tests and audience participation as a weapon of mass enjoyment for his patron. Help the tortured subjects find the correct answers or else they'll suffer the most painful of humiliations. Journey to ImprovBoston for the game show to end all game shows.
Thursday October 19, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday November 16, 2017 / 9:30pmThursday December 21, 2017 / 9:30pm
Redlands' premier indoor trampoline park offers high-flying fun for parties of up to 15 jumpers. With 17,000 square feet of surface space, you can literally bounce off the walls! There's lots to do while you jump, too: Play trampoline dodgeball, jump into the giant foam pits, slam dunk on the basketball hoops, face your opponent on Battlebeam and free climb on the indoor climbing wall. Need a break? Relax in the Upper Deck Sports Lounge, where you can grab a bite to eat while watching your favorite sports event. There's even a Jump-a-Roo play area, dedicated solely for kids ages 5 and under who might be intimidated by the general jumping areas. Your voucher gets you one hour of jumping time for 15 people, followed by pizza and soft drinks at a reserved table. So bring a pair of socks, and be prepared to take a flying leap -- or a hundred!
Questions about movies, music, sports, TV and general pop culture from the '80s and '90s are all on the table when this fun and relaxed trivia event gets rolling at New York's Bryant Park Lounge. No teams are necessary, as you'll be divided into four to six groups to play. The teams are mixed up after each round, so you'll get to meet lots of people -- and maybe even take home the winner's prize at the end of the evening.
Inspire your pint-sized Picassos and mini-Matisses with JuiceBox & Paint, an interactive kids' art party at Liberty Event Space in Brooklyn. With the help of a seasoned paint instructor, children ages 2 to 10 can enjoy learning to paint their favorite characters on canvases. They'll set their brushes down and take snack breaks with tasty juice boxes and pizza as kid-friendly dance music fills the air. Whether your little artists opt for Spongebob, Spiderman or Sophia the First, it's sure to be two hours of color-filled fun.
Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1:00pm-3:00pm (1st Session)Sunday September 24, 2017 / 4:00pm-6:00pm (2nd Session)
Whether on a first date or celebrating 50 years together, what's more romantic than the sultry art of tango? When you arrive, awaken your senses with a glass of malbec and a red rose. Your one-hour tango lesson begins with the basics, including the embrace, leading/following and simple floor craft techniques. You'll wine, a masterful tango performance at the end, plus a tango pose photograph, with instructors to help draw out your most passionate and fiery poses. Put all you've learned to work in the romantic atmosphere of intimate embraces, slowly moving figures, delicious treats, lingering glances and infinite possibilities. The perfect date comes to Stepping Out Studios in New York.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 4, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 18, 2017 / 8:30pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 8:30pm
Watch the world-famous Windy City skyline glow golden from the sunset as you glide down the south branch of the Chicago River on a group kayaking trip. This 90-minute excursion offers a vantage point only a lucky few get to experience and is led by a seasoned guide. Great for all ages and skill levels, the tour includes rental of the kayak, life-vest and everything you'll need for an enjoyable float, plus a paddling and safety orientation before you set off.
Monday September 25, 2017 / 6:30pmTuesday September 26, 2017 / 6:30pm
Share ideas and exchange information with other ambitious investors, entrepreneurs and innovators over a fine cigar at Cigars & Startups. If you've ever wanted to feel like a fabulously successful business tycoon, this is your chance. Keeping abreast of new developments and the cutting edge of technology is critical for any businessman. If you invest in companies, have started a company, are considering starting a company, or just love cigars, get to Pono Ranch Restaurant & Bar in Seattle for a horizon-expanding mixer, complete with access to the Pono taco bar.
Wednesday September 27, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pmWednesday October 25, 2017 / 6:00pm-9:00pm
Paddle through downtown Chicago on the Chicago River at its calmest and most beautiful time, as city lights spill into the streets and reflect off of the water. Set out from Wateriders Kayak Tours and Rentals for a cooler, less windy and less trafficked nighttime paddle, with enough time left over to hit the local watering hole afterward.
With the mission of "raising global consciousness, healing, peace and transformation," the International Symposium of Quantum Consciousness & Healing comes to Alexis Park All Suite Resort in Las Vegas. Featuring over 50 speakers, plus workshops, panels, film screenings, music, exhibits and a dinner banquet, this 5D event is a one-stop shop for New Age aficionados.
Friday October 20, 2017 / 8:00am-11:00pmSaturday October 21, 2017 / 8:00am-11:00pmSunday October 22, 2017 / 8:00am-11:00pm
Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album -- it's a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you're an experienced pro (you've got the glue gun battle scars to prove it) or a beginner, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has all the inspiration you need for your next project. During this year's expo, you'll be able to try out new tools, shop around for the latest products, learn exciting techniques at make-and-take workshops, and create some new memories with other crafty people. Plus, there'll be door prizes and other opportunities to win special gifts throughout the day. Be prepared to get your craft on at Denver Mart.
Are you one of those people who've watched every episode -- all 10 seasons -- of the hit sit-com Friends? Multiple times, even? Did you weep every time Ross and Rachel broke up? Rejoice at Monica and Chandler's wedding? Do you know exactly how many times Ross said "We were on a break"? Now you can put your knowledge to work for you at a Friends trivia night. You'll be randomly assigned to one of the four to six teams, and progress through approximately five rounds, competing to answer the questions while making new friends of your own! Join the fun at The Playwright Irish Pub in New York City, and maybe even take home a fun prize.
History comes alive at the Victorian Society of Colorado's annual grand ball at the Sons of Italy Hall in Wheat Ridge, with dancing to live music of the 19th century and fellow party-goers decked out in period attire. But no costumes are necessary and no talent is needed to attend, as the whole family is welcome to come join in the retro fun. This year's intermission salutes Gone With the Wind, and you'll see everything from riverboat gamblers to soldiers, steampunks and Scarlett O'Hara types. There'll also be a dance instructor on site to help you learn the steps, plus a silent auction and professional portrait photographer.
With Spy Hunt, you'll set off on an adventure full of brain-teasing puzzles, tricky clues, hidden messages, mysterious agents and more in a race to be the first to catch a rogue spy. You'll receive a dossier full of clues and tools, then your team must combine teamwork, intellect and some Laguna Beach street smarts in order to be the first to complete your mission. Every task you complete gets you one step closer to your target.
Once you have kids you have to take the skates off and stand on solid ground -- but that doesn't mean you have to lose the wheels altogether! Throw the kids and your best tricked-out stroller in the car and head to Seattle's first-ever Stroller Derby. The morning of fun starts off with a scenic 5k stroller brigade walk/run through Marymoor Park along the shores of picturesque Lake Sammamish. Compete for speed or just enjoy the scenery. Once you reach the finish line, fun and active family activities await, from face painting to vendors to trampoline jumping. This active outdoor event brings fellow moms and dads together in a social atmosphere for a day of bonding not only with your kids but also connecting with other adults -- something no parent gets enough of.
Do you find yourself regularly exclaiming "These pretzels are making me thirsty!", referring to "low talkers" and finishing your stories with "yadda yadda yadda"? Then this Seinfeld Trivia event is perfect for you! It's taking place at Bryant Park Lounge in New York City, where you'll be assigned to rotating teams with whom you'll compete to see who has retained the most useless knowledge from the "show about nothing." From puffy shirts, to marbled rye, to Kramer's Titleist golf balls, everything is on the table and the team that collects the most points wins a raffle ticket for the grand prize drawing. Say "Giddyup!" to this fun evening with fellow Seinfeld fans, where you're bound to meet some crazy new friends.
Challenge yourself or simply have some outdoor fun with other adventurers at the Magnuson Series Decathlon, taking place at Magnsuon Park in Seattle. Start off with a 2.5-mile run, follow that with a 10-mile bike jaunt and finish it with a half-mile sprint to the tape. This beginner-friendly course is perfect if you're giving a duathlon a try, so come on out and experience an awesome day of outdoor fun.
Embark on a weekend adventure with Wanderfest, where savvy female travelers from around the world can gather together, share stories and build a global community in the spirit of sisterhood. During this three-day retreat at Pocono Springs Camp, you'll engage in hands-on workshops, interactive classes, story slams, crafts and more. Embrace the outdoors with activities like kayaking, hiking and photography walks. Bunk up in a dorm-style cabin for two nights or all three. Linens are included, as are meals, snacks and activities. With the beautiful Pocono Mountains as a backdrop, you can find your next soul sister or travel buddy, building positive connections with like minds from around the world.
Taking the "fun run" to a whole new level, The Great Inflatable Race puts you up against an obstacle course of giant inflatable challenges. Get some friends together, put on your craziest racing clothes and come out to Riverside Park in Hartford for a day of fun. You'll climb, bounce and slide through a series of custom-designed inflatables as you race your friends and family to a photo finish. It's a great, active way for the whole family to get out together.
Nothing says "summer" like going for a cruise on a pontoon boat with some drinks, music and a group of friends. During a two- or three-hour rental, you and up to 11 of your friends are free to cruise the Chicago River, enjoying the breeze while you take in the beauty of the city all around you. A pontoon cruise is also a fun way for the family to get out and enjoy the city together. You can even see the Navy Pier Fireworks from your own boat! However you want to envision your cruise is up to you. Because pontoons are easy to drive, you won't need a captain; you'll have the boat all to yourselves to relax or live it up.
Good for Any Date From May 1, 2017 Through October 1, 2017Good for Any Date From May 1, 2017 Through October 1, 2017Good for Any Date From May 1, 2017 Through October 1, 2017
Named the best show of its kind in Los Angeles and Denver for four years running, The Dinner Detective arrives at the Embassy Suites in Indianapolis to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Single? Not single? "It's complicated"? Whatever your relationship status, The Traffic Light Party unites several of New York City's singles and networking groups for the ultimate mixer. In this party at World Bar, everybody knows exactly what you're looking for based on the color of a special glow bracelet that you get when you check in. When you enter, you'll be asked if you'd like a green bracelet (for singles who're ready to mingle), a yellow bracelet (for folks who aren't sure what they're after) or a red bracelet (for people who aren't looking for romance). Come and enjoy appetizers while they last, drink specials all night and some fun icebreaker games with prizes.
Let the coffee and creative juices flow with this unique opportunity to learn about coffee and create art with it at this morning event at West Town in the Hubbard Street Lofts. You'll have access to all the coffee paint and the supplies needed to create a robust work of art, plus you'll learn about cold brew and pour-over techniques, and how to make them without a coffee or espresso machine. So take a sip of inspiration, gain a pinch of education, taste some coffee, have fun with friends and leave with guaranteed energy for the whole weekend. Coffee tastings are included, but you can also bring your own brew.
Calling all poets, writers and lyricists of all ages and backgrounds to join together and build a creative community through the power of wordplay at the Arts Garage in Delray Beach. Step up to the mic and share your gift with words in front of a welcoming audience of new poets, rappers and writers of all genres. Utilize your allotted five minutes to share whatever your heart desires, mingle with likeminded artists and bring along whatever food and drinks you care to enjoy (and yes, that even includes alcohol).
If you've followed the big-screen adventures of Harry Potter through eight fabulous fantasy films, or even if you've just seen one or two, this fun trivia night will be right up your Diagon Alley. Test your knowledge of all things Hogwarts with categories ranging from Spells & Potions and Animals & Magical Creatures to The Dark Arts and beyond. Muggles and others will be divided into four to six teams, and the game will run about five rounds, with the teams being mixed up after each round, and prizes for the winners. Come alone or bring friends, all are welcome to hang out and connect with some new Potterheads, er... people.
Both a fun hobby and unique art form, scrapbooking is more than just a photo album -- it's a handy way to capture cherished memories while expressing your own creativity. Whether you're an experienced pro (you've got the glue gun battle scars to prove it) or a beginner, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo has all the inspiration you need for your next project. During this year's expo, you'll be able to try out new tools, shop around for the latest products, learn exciting techniques at make-and-take workshops, and create some new memories with other crafty people. Plus, there'll be door prizes and other opportunities to win special gifts throughout the day. Be prepared to get your craft on at Akron's John S. Knight Center.
Ashes, ashes, they all fell down ... When the Black Death struck the town of Louisville Kentucky, over 5,000 residents were at the mercy of tuberculosis. Under care at The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the building still stands to this day as one of the most haunted spaces in America. Join magician Jon Ferrentino at the Boca Black Box in Boca Raton when he conducts a theatrical seance, calling the spirits of the deceased victims that still creep throughout the halls of the hospital. A perfect pre-Halloween festivity, you'll also get to see artifacts and hear more tearful tales about this historic place.
Think you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse? Come find out for sure this Halloween at the Zombie Charge, a 5k run filled with obstacles, mud and, of course, the undead. As you crawl, climb, leap and slide through the outdoor course, a horde of zombies will try to take one of your three flags -- unless you can outrun them. Or maybe you prefer to be predator instead of prey? Nab a zombie ticket and get a horrific makeover, then track down as many of the living as you can. After the race, zombies and humans alike can mingle at the End of the World party, with music, contests, food, beer and activities at Mylo Obstacle Fitness in Austin.
Good ol' boys and girls are all welcome to compete in the Country Mile 5K Obstacle Race at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center. The organizers figure that "a country mile" adds up to about five kilometers, especially when you've got a bunch of large objects you've got to climb under, crawl around or haul yourself over to get to the finish line. Then there's the mud-race portion, where you'll have no choice but to get down and dirty. But this event is all for fun, and everyone who makes it to the end gets a medal and t-shirt.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 9:00am (Check-in Begins at 7:00am)
Whether you're looking for fun stuff to do with the entire family or scoping out cool activities for kids 2-10, you'll all have a blast at this expo at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown. There's tons of stuff for your crew to try out -- from sports and martial arts to yoga, crafts and dance -- and ideas aplenty for group outings for all ages. Exhibitors cover the gamut from fitness and rec centers to after-school activities and party places.
Think of Break the Code as a "portable" Escape Room where you and your team work together to solve a variety of puzzles. The first team to Break the Code wins. The latest iteration takes place at subterranean lounge Sweetwater Social in New York City's NoHo neighborhood.
Named the best show of its kind across the country, The Dinner Detective arrives at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines to serve up a tasty whodunit along with a seated four-course dinner. And since this comedic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect, including you. The event starts out with a reception featuring tray-passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by the meal, which includes salad, an entree and dessert. Between courses you can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth even wins a prize package at the end of the evening -- not to mention serious bragging rights. This special Goldstar offer includes admission, dinner and a commemorative mug.
Saturday September 30, 2017 / 6:00pmSaturday October 14, 2017 / 6:00pm
Taking the "fun run" to a whole new level, The Great Inflatable Race puts you up against an obstacle course of giant inflatable challenges. Get some friends together, wear your craziest racing clothes and come out to Memphis International Speedway for a day of fun. You'll climb, bounce and slide through a series of custom-designed inflatables as you race your friends and family to a photo finish. It's a great, active way for the whole family to get out together. You'll also go home with a race T-shirt to remember your day by, and proceeds from the event go to charity.