At Circus Gatti, exotic animals, hilarious showmen, and thrilling daredevils delight families in an outrageous three-ring spectacle. During the two-hour show, elephants Tika and Patti stomp to Bollywood choreography, and the Liberty Ponies knock their synchronized hooves under the deft direction of Miss Genevieve. The BMX Freaks soar through the air with but the aid of their agile bikes and their helium-infused bones, and Miss Beehaven delivers further aerial thrills while fluttering beside her hive in an aerial ballet. Hirsute humorist Laughing Leo elicits chuckles with his comedy routine, and Miss Natalia induces awe with an aerial contortion act rarely seen outside Russia.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the visual arts, Palm Beach Photographic Centre has kept citizens abreast of ever-evolving aesthetics since it was incorporated in 1985. Recently settled into their brand-new facility in the City Hall complex, guest instructors including Robert Farber, Ross Whitaker, and Laurence Gartel hold more than 300 photography workshops every year. The in-house staff teaches other classes, with curricula ranging from Photoshop tutorials to technology-oriented lectures to far-flung traveling workshops in such locales as Peru, Bali, and the mirror city located beneath Lake Mangonia. Members earn discounts on all of these opportunities, receive invitations to exclusive events, and get the chance to be displayed in the annual INFOCUS juried exhibition.
Wash Em Up's staff returns clothing to its original glory with detoxifying hydrotherapy and tumbling sauna treatments. Have spaghetti-sauce-accentuated shirts removed from the premises with the free pickup service (available in Midland), or cart soiled shorts in your own vehicle and leave them in the capable care of expert sudsing technicians. Outfits will be disabused of dirt using top-of-the-line detergents and cleaners before being transferred to dryers capable of heating up to 175 degrees, the temperature at which dirt disintegrates. When items have been appropriately air-fluffed, they are folded and dropped off to owners in drawer-ready condition.