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Arts and entertainment

Arts and entertainment covers all the stuff you watch, read, play, and enjoy. This is the fun stuff, and our favorite section.

OpenTable

OpenTable-ipad

No time to whip up a meal at home? No problem. There’s plenty of restaurants around town waiting to serve you. There’s over 20,000 participating food stops and is the industry standard for getting reservations.

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iTunes

Yelp

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We probably don’t need to explain Yelp to you, as it’s well known service at this point. But you should have the app so you can find places to check out, hidden gems around the city, and read reviews to avoid bad food.

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iTunes

Zagat

Zagat-iPad

Zagat has been a standard setter for restaurant reviews for some time now. Acquired by Google in 2011, its digital presence has gotten better. The app offers reviews and Google Street View panoramas so you can places.

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iTunes

StubHub

StubHub-iPad

Nights that you spend sitting inside could become an experience in town. Check StubHub for cheap tickets to events and snagging some seats. You might catch a show you would have missed.

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iTunes

SeatGeek

SeatGeek-iPad

SeatGeek is the curator of tickets across all mediums. It takes tickets posted on various sites, including StubHub and eBay, and helps you score tickets for the events you want to attend.

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iTunes

AroundMe

AroundMe-iPad

You never know what’s going on just next door to you. Or at least you didn’t until you had AroundMe. Drop a pin anywhere on the map and watch it populate with events and happenings taking place around that area.

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iTunes

Viator

Viator-iPad

If you’re traveling and land in a city that is new to you, Viator can be your digital travel planner. It points you to tours and attractions to check out and deals and savings you can get to make the most of your time there.

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iTunes

Flixster

Flixster-iOS

Flixster is a great app for looking up information about films. It offers Rotten Tomatoes scores integrated into the app so you can see what’s good and what should be avoided at all costs, and has movie times for all major theaters.

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iTunes

Fandango

Fandango-iOS

If you want to reserve your tickets for a film before heading to the theater, Fandango is the way to go. This app is the difference between catching a film on opening night and heading home empty handed.

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iTunes

iTunes Movie Trailers

iTunes-Movie-Trailers-iOS

Apple offers its own app for watching movie trailers and it’s pretty handy. It shows you what’s popular, what’s in theaters near you right now, and when you can check out upcoming films that haven’t been released yet.

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iTunes

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