FREE International Gem & Jewelry Shows

Jewelry fanatics and jewelry makers can get FREE admission to the popular Intergem shows by clicking below on the show you want, then registering at Goldstar. Founded four decades ago, International Gem & Jewelry Shows were one of the first to sell commercial jewelry to the public, with the broad selection and prices (from $5 to $500k) of a trade show.

More than 100 of these shows are held coast to coast each year, with exhibitors from across the U.S. as well as China, India, Africa, Australia, and Russia. If you don’t have a wholesale ID but want to shop a wide selection of gems, beads, jewelry and accessories, there’s probably one nearby. You can buy tickets for $6 through Intergem but certain shows are available free (with a $3 service fee) via Goldstar. Note: This deal has begun to sell out a week before each show, starting with Saturday admission – so book ahead if you can!

Register for free passes below by clicking on FREE ADMISSION for your city:

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Los Angeles (Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, CA  90067) held October 2 – 4, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Del Mar (Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar, CA 92014) held October 2 – 4, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Bead Show near San Francisco (San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403) held October 9 – 11, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Sacramento (Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H St.Sacramento, CA 95819) held October 9 – 11, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Dallas (Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX  75207) held October 16 – 18, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Costa Mesa (OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  92626) held October 16 – 18, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Houston (NRG Center, formerly Reliant Center, One Reliant Park, Houston, TX 77054) held October 23 – 25, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404) held October 23 – 25, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Baltimore (Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093) held October 30 – November 1, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Boston (Royal Plaza Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road, West Marlborough, MA 01752) held November 6 – 8, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Denver (Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80216) held November 13 – 15, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show in Seattle (Seattle Center – Exhibition Hall, 301 Mercer St Seattle, WA 98109) held November 20 – 22, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to Gem Faire (not Intergem) in Portland (Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232) held November 20 – 22, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near San Francisco (San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403) held November 27 – 29, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near New York City (Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606) held December 4 – 6, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Chicago (Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) held December 11 – 13, 2015

FREE ADMISSION to International Gem & Jewelry Show near Washington DC (Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Center, Chantilly, VA 20153) held December 18 – 20, 2015

 

 

Best year-round tours of NYC & Boston

Northeast cities were designed for walking and a good guide can show you hidden treasures you’d never find on your own. Whether you’re on foot or on a bus (or a little of both) now is the perfect time to explore the quirky, funky, delicious side of our neighborhoods – at half price!

From food to history, architecture and ghosts, here are some of the most popular city tours.

NEW YORK CITY

Chinatown & Little Italy Food Fest is a three-hour walking tour of the Apple’s most famous ethnic eateries. Sample everything from Chinese dumplings to traditional Thai and Italian cheeses, meats, pasta, gelato and cannoli. Learn the history and culinary background of two of the most famous immigrant communities along the way.

WHEN: 10:30 am, through December 22, 2012

WHERE: Kam Man Grocery Store, 200 Canal Street, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $30 tickets (normally $49)

BOSTON

Original Secret Walking Tour of the West End is a 90-minute guided exploration of one of America’s oldest neighborhoods. Learn how the Irish, Jews, Italians, and other immigrants left their mark, the mystery of the “Blinking Madonna,” the man who flew from the steeple of Old North Church in 1757, and the great molasses flood of 1919.

WHERE: Rachel Revere Square, 19 North Square, Boston

WHEN: 10 am on Fridays and Saturdays

DEAL: Sign up here for $15 tickets (normally $30)

Full Moon Tour, led by a guide in period costume, takes you through the 1806 Governor Gore mansion. Explore the daily working lives of early Americans and how everyday activities were conducted before electricity.

WHERE: Gore Place, 52 Gore Street Waltham, MA

WHEN: 7:30 pm on Fridays

DEAL: Sign up here for $7 tickets (normally $14)

Half-price sunset cruises in northeast cities

What’s more glamorous than spending the evening drinking, dining and dancing while gliding down a river, watching a city transform from golden sunset to glittering skyline?

No wonder this tradition has lasted more than a century! Moonlit river floats were the rage in many cities by 1900, when an evening steamer ride for 50 on the Schuylkill River cost a dollar a head and covered a five-piece orchestra and fireworks.

River excursions are bit pricier now, but they come in every flavor – from floating happy hours with DJs to elegant dining with live bands. Click on “sign up here” to experience one at half price this summer:

 

BALTIMORE

Sip cocktails as you cruise the Inner Harbor aboard the Spirit of Baltimore. Then enjoy a dinner buffet as the sun drops and the Baltimore skyline lights up, and dance to top 40 hits played by a DJ.

WHERE: Spirit Cruise Ships, Inner Harbor, 561 Light Street, Baltimore

DEAL: Sign up here for $58 tickets (normally $97)

 

BOSTON

Climb aboard the Spirit of Boston for a memorable cruise of the historic Seaport District, a buffet brunch, lunch or dinner. Then dance to music played by one of the city’s best DJs, enjoy Broadway-style entertainment, and take in views of Boston landmarks and glittering skyline as the sun drops and the lights come on.

WHERE: Seaport World Trade Center, 200 Seaport Blvd. Boston

DEAL: Sign up here for $65 to $73 tickets (normally $109 to $122)

 

NEW YORK CITY

Buffet cruise aboard the Spirit offers a buffet served by singing waitstaff, dancing to a DJ, and views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, South Street Seaport, and the Financial District.

WHERE: The Spirit of New York, Spirit Cruises New York Dock, Chelsea Piers, Pier 62, NYC

DEAL: Sign up here to get $72 – $76 tickets (normally $120 – $126)

 

PHILADELPHIA

Dinner cruise on the Delaware River aboard the newly-renovated Spirit of Philadelphia lasts three hours and includes a dinner buffet, carving station, singing waitstaff, and views of Philadelphia’s skyline. After dinner, DJs play dance music, the cash bar opens, and you can relax on the largest outdoor deck in the city.

WHERE: Spirit of Philadelphia, Penn’s Landing Dock, 3 N. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia

DEAL: Sign up here to get $63 tickets (normally $104)

 

WASHINGTON DC

Cruise the Potomac River as the sun sets, enjoying cocktails on the observation deck, then sit down to a leisurely four-course dinner prepared by a master chef and dance to a live band as those famous monuments light up.

WHERE: Odyssey Cruises, Sixth and Water Street, SW, Washington, DC

DEAL: Sign up here for $82 to $92 tickets (normally $137 to $153)

 

 

Stand-up and improv comedy coast to coast at half price

If you love a good laugh, nothing beats stand-up comedy at its best. When they’re not on Comedy Central or late night talk shows, the funniest comedians are honing their skills – that is, reducing audiences to hysteria – on the comedy circuit. Here’s a chance to see them live in your own city. (Check back for regular updates.)

 

ATLANTA

Improv Comedy at the Basement Theatre (The Basement Theatre, 175 West Wieuca Rd NE, Atlanta) Friday nights at 8 pm you can watch Chicago-style long-form comedy improve. Saturdays nights bring “Down in the Basement” (8 pm) with two shows, two distinct improv styles, and “Improv Blender” (10 pm) a mix of improv styles all based on audience suggestions.

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) to Friday & Saturday evening shows.

 

BALTIMORE

Baltimore Comedy Factory (Power Plant Live Complex, 6 Market Place, Baltimore) hosts nationally-known stand-up comics seen on HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, BET, and the Tonight Show. In July: Trevor Noah, Mickey Cucchiella, and Josh Wolf (Last Comic Standing, My Name is Earl, E!). In August: Deon Cole (Tonight Show, Laffapalooza, Def Comedy Jam) and Ian Bagg (Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno).

Sign up here for $8.50 tickets (normally $17) for Friday & Saturday evening shows

 

BOSTON

Improv Asylum (216 Hanover St. Boston, MA 02113) presents Nostalg-sick on Thursday nights. A troupe of actors and a musician improvise sketches based on audience suggestions, creating an unpredictable and often hilarious live performance.

Sign up here for $10 tickets (normally $20) for Nostalg-sick, 8 pm Thursdays.

 

CHICAGO

As you’d expect from the town that brought us The Second City, Chicago truly is comedy central. Top-rated shows and venues are endless in the Windy City, for both stand-up and improv, but here are a few of the best at half price:

 

Jokes & Notes Comedy Club (4641 South King Drive Chicago)

Sign up here for $5 – $10 tickets (normally $10 – $20) for 10:30 pm Friday & Saturday shows.

 

Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway St Chicago)

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) for 8 pm shows.

 

Laugh Outloud Theater (601 North Martingale Road, Schaumburg, IL)

Sign up here for $9.50 tickets (normally $19) for Weekend Improv comedy shows, Friday & Saturdays evenings.

 

Chemically Imbalanced Theater (1420 West Irving Park Road, Chicago)

Sign up here for $7.50 tickets (normally $15) to Pimprov, 10:30 pm Fridays.

 

UP Comedy Club (230 W. North Avenue, Chicago)

Sign up for $8 tickets (normally $16) to The Second City’s Improv All-Stars, 8 pm Mondays.

Sign up here for $11 tickets (normally $22) to Best of The Second City, 8 pm Tuesdays, 1 pm Sundays.

Sign up here for $15 tickets (normally $30) to see One Nation Under 1%

 

DALLAS

Addison Improv Comedy Club (4980 Belt Line Road #250, Dallas) showcases nationally-known comedians at their evening dinner shows. They also have a family-friendly afternoon show. Here’s your chance to get in half-price:

Sign up here for $6 tickets (normally $12) to Family Comedy & Magic 2 pm, Sundays.

 

NEW YORK CITY

EastVille Comedy Club (85 E. 4th Street, between 2nd Ave and Bowery, NYC) showcases celebrity comedians familiar from film, late night TV, HBO and Comedy Central.

Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $10 – 20) to see Janeane Garofalo (West Wing, The Truth About Cats and Dogs), Gary Gulman, Christian Finnegan, Andrew Schultz, Mike Britt, Ted Alexandro, Mike Yard

 

New York Comedy Club (241 E. 24th Street, New York City) presents Sunday Night Live shows hosted by Jamie Roberts and featuring comedians who appear on Comedy Central, Showtime, and late night shows.

Sign up here for FREE admission (normally $15) for 8 pm Sunday shows

 

PHILADELPHIA

ComedySportz at The Playground, Adrienne Theatre (2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia) is the live theatrical version of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? – improvisational comedic one-upmanship. Comedians engage in a battle of wits with a referee keeping score and audience participation.

Sign up here for $8.50 tickets (normally $17) to Friday & Saturday ComedySportz evening shows

Sign up here for $5 tickets (normally $10) to ComedySports for Kids, 11 am on Sundays

 

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Magic Shows in Vegas, NYC, LA, SF, Chicago, Philly 50% off

Cirque de Soleil 40% off

 

Magic Shows in Vegas, LA, SF, Philly 50% Off

Whether you like your magic classical or with a twist of comedy, music, street smarts or burlesque, there’s a show for you somewhere. Catch some of the best illusions of the season, coast to coast, at half price:

 

LAS VEGAS

Penn & Teller. Watch the most famous contemporary magicians do their edgy, hilarious magic act live – and then meet them afterwards.

WHERE: Penn & Teller Theater at The Rio, 3700 West Flamingo, Las Vegas

WHEN: 9 pm, through January 26, 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $53.35 tickets (normally $86.35)

 

George Wallace. “Called “the new Mr. Las Vegas,” this veteran performer (House of Payne, The Parkers) creates laughs on the fly. Come prepared to become part of his act.

WHERE: Flamingo Showroom, Las Vegas Flamingo Hotel, 3555 Las Vegas Blvd., South Las Vegas

WHEN: 10 pm, through February 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $54 tickets (normally $87)

 

LOS ANGELES

Ivan Amodei at the Beverly Wilshire, perfect setting for his sleight-of-hand and historic story-telling. Accompanied by a concert cellist, Amodei demonstrates Houdini’s famous tricks and tells the story of William Tell. See why this performer scored six People’s Choice Awards – but do it with a two-for-one admission.

WHERE: Beverly Wilshire Hotel , 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA

WHEN: Friday and Saturday evening shows

DEAL: Sign up here for $36 tickets (normally $75)

 

PHILADELPHIA

Grasso’s Magic Theatre. Jeff Carson combines juggling, comedy and magic at this family-style show at Grasso’s in Northern Liberties.

WHERE: Grasso’s Magic Theatre, 103 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia

WHEN: 3 pm, Sundays

DEAL: Sign up here to get $10 tickets (normally $20)

 

SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco Magic on the Bay stars the very funny and personable Bay-area magician Timothy Noonan, best known for his Vegas hit Wizard’s Secrets. This time Noonan presents a 75-minute show that blends sleight-of-hand with mind-reading tricks and his own particular brand of comedy.

WHERE: Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco

WHEN: 2 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, through March 2013

DEAL: Sign up here for $12.50 tickets (normally $25)

 

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