The weekend is a time for kicking back and relaxing with family and friends or a significant other, and the Dex listings can help you find things to see or do around town, whether it’s something new or an old standby. Here are seven entertainment activities to keep in mind for this weekend.
Why settle for an action movie on the small screen at home when you can see one larger than life at IMAX theaters? New films premiere every few weeks, especially during the summer and over the holidays. Join a group of friends at the local multiplex theaters or take your kids to the drive-in movies, which have made a comeback in recent years, according to USA Today. If you’re on a budget, look for discount theaters in your area, which show second-run films and are typically your last chance to catch a flick before it heads to DVD. Some larger cities feature 24-hour movie theaters, usually on the weekend, which is convenient if you work a late shift or want to see a movie after a night out on the town.
The club scene isn’t just for adults. There are also under-21 clubs that admit older teens ages 18 through 20 on designated nights, until a certain time of night (e.g., 9 p.m.) or with a hand stamp to show that they’re not of drinking age. They can still enjoy the atmosphere, dance to hip-hop, house or trance music, and sip on juice or soda to quench their thirst.
A concert featuring your favorite performer is a great place to take a date or group of friends. Lose yourself in the crowd at a sold-out rock concert at a sports arena, or cozy up at a smaller and more intimate venue for a folk or classical performance. You can find live music year-round, whether it’s in a jazz club on a wintry night or an open-air venue on a mild summer evening.
Stand-up comedy in America has a long and illustrious history dating back to the 1940s, and this art form is still alive and well at comedy clubs all around the country. Add some levity to your weekend by seeing up-and-coming performers or established comedians. Many comedy venues also serve food and beverages and offer party packages; make it a Friday or Saturday night destination with your sweetheart or a group of friends.
Many amusement parks are open for the better part of the year, even in the colder regions up north. They’re a great getaway for parents and kids during the summer or a spooky Halloween-themed outing during a weekend in October. Check out the Dex directory to search for an amusement park near you.
If you’re in the mood for a cultural experience, find tickets to a play, musical or dance performance this weekend. Or participate yourself and find a salsa, hip hop or hula dance class to take.
Art festivals and street fairs are popular during the summer months. Browse original work by local painters, jewelry makers and other artisans, and enjoy live music or good eats from nearby restaurants. These festivals are often planned around a theme, whether it’s celebration of a particular ethnic culture or the Fourth of July holiday.
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