We are finally there. August has gone well and as we head into the home stretch, we are closing it out with some great deals. Learn homebrewing, plan a luxury cruise or challenge your chutzpah with a chance to unleash your inner comedian.

So keep your seat belts on, this ride isn’t over yet.

Open mic nights at Mad House

The comedy is tough, but if you hit the right notes, you can feel like you’re following in the footsteps of Jerry Seinfeld, Ali Wong, Jo Koy, or Wanda Sykes.

Luckily for you, the Mad House Comedy Club hosts open mics five nights a week for anyone who wants to step into the spotlight or just have a good time with friends.

Best of all, you don’t need tickets to join or watch and there are no minimum drinks during open mic nights for performers or guests.

Learn more at madhousecomedyclub.com.

Learn to brew at Ballast Point

Admit it, with prices rising, you’ve considered learning to brew your own beer. I can hear you right now, “But the courses cost hundreds of dollars.” Well, have you checked Ballast Point?

Drive to their location in Linda Vista (Home Brew Mart) and sign up for a beginners class on home brewing. For just $35, this in-person class covers all the basics of brewing extracts. They’ll even teach you how to get creative with flavors using a variety of grains, hops, and yeast.

Oh, and it also comes with a one-time coupon you can use to get 10% off your Home Brew Mart purchase.

The first lesson is September 11.

For more details or to book your lesson, visit ballastpoint.com.

Get moving with free fitness classes

Whether it’s cardio, strength training or HIIT, Revel Fit Club opens its doors and gives you your first three classes for free.

Sculpt and shape your physique, build your stamina, and have an amazing time working on your fitness goals in an immersive workout experience with highly trained instructors who will guide you every step of the way.

There’s a fun and welcoming atmosphere at Revel so you can relax, leave your apprehensions at the door, and gain some weight.

Visit revelfitclub.com.

Full speed ahead on cruise savings

It’s never too late to relax, with a few perks offered for free. Carefree Vacations of San Diego takes care of that when you book select 2023 Regent Seven Seas Cruises® with them by Wednesday, August 31.

The soon-to-expire offer includes $500 onboard credit per couple and a one-night post-cruise hotel package, plus up to $2,000 in additional exclusive cruise fare discounts.

The cruise options are out of this world: relax sipping wine and inhaling the best that Italy has to offer; or savor the sights as you cruise the Mediterranean; or be captivated by the lure of Turkey in the fall; or marvel at the sights of Northern Europe.

I’m more of a French flâneur type, but wherever you – and, perhaps, that special someone – want to be taken, this offer can sweeten the ride.

Visit carefreevacations.com or call (800) 266-3476.