51st Street Speakeasy dishes up a savory spread of creative American staples in a vintage-style bar with an intimate stage hosting live entertainment. The fresh menu brings together tacos, salads, and burgers in a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Guests can rev stomach engines with a starter such as chicken or beef nachos, stacked to stratospheric heights with tomatoes, jalapeños, and cheese and served with luscious guacamole, sour cream, and salsa ($8). A traditional caesar salad with freshly made dressing ($7) makes for a well-rounded meal when paired with a cheeseburger, amassing a half-pound patty seasoned and cooked to order ($8).
Reliant Stadium’s titanic venue, home to the Houston Texans and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, covers 125,000 square feet of sporting ground. The facility is the first in NFL history to have a retractable roof, which sightseers can view from the field during public gridiron tours. While strolling across Reliant’s stadium floor, fans can relive their favorite memories of Super Bowl XXXVIII, or search every nook and cranny for John Madden’s lost bus keys.
During each 50-minute group lesson, Dance Magic Studio's head fancy-footer, Nick Felix, and his nimble squad can teach singles and doubles traditional ballroom dancing, rotating dance styles each day. Available dance genres include fox trot, waltz, and tango, as well as country, swing, and rumba, with each class efficiently exorcising demons from proms past or failed devil dance-offs. During each lesson, Nick teaches new footwork, allowing feather-feet to drop in at random until all five classes have been filed under the “rhythm” section of each well-organized brain. During practice dance parties, 10,000 square feet of floor space frees eager students of movement to liberate stiff legs and attempt complex maneuvers without accidentally stepping on any nearby feet or Bigfeet.
For either $15 or $20, today's side deal scores you a general-admission ticket to see an opening-week performance of the Lyric Theatre's Driving Miss Daisy at the Lyric at the Plaza (a $30 or $40 value, depending on the night).
Multiplatinum-selling and multiple-Grammy-winning quartet Third Day’s stirring Southern rock thrills multitudes on its Make Your Move spring tour. One of the most popular Christian bands of the A.D. era, Third Day has moved millions of fans with hits such as “Cry Out to Jesus” and “Love Song,” as well as hundreds of tumbleweeds with its tour bus. With a sound that evokes Lynyrd Skynyrd in its Sunday best, the band tenderly testifies while rocking through a hook-laden marathon live show.