Venture Theatre enraptures art aficionados with an eclectic mix of drama, comedy, improv, and children's fare, as well as educational programs and opportunities for area youth to take to the stage. In A Kid's Life, director Sarah Butts steers a cast of dozens through the tale of an electromagnetic blitzkrieg and the subsequent technological fallout. Lacking the garish gizmos that clog modern existence, a group of wayward whippersnappers find refuge in a kindly pair of grandparents who show them there's more to life than laptops, cell phones, and electronic butter churners. A raucous production packed with music, adventure, and a marked lack of skull-clutching monologues, A Kid's Life aims to thrill thespians and theatrical tenderfoots alike with the power of live performance.
Snap Fitness' all-access key card provides fledgling fitnessers with 24-hour cardio and strength-training benefits. The sparkling, spacious facility is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including an abundance of high-end cardio machines, free weights, and strength-training gizmos. Marble-cut trainers teach a basic eight-workout plan to all members, giving them the tools to exercise on their own to release infomercial-fueled aggression at midnight or pound the treadmill at 5 a.m. to get pumped for a 6 a.m. bare-fisted fruit-juicing session. Even exercisers in conventional time slots will see how Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard.
Two of Christian music’s most iconic artists, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith join forces to spread the good news, leading congregations in melodious worship on their 2 Friends Tour. Since 1982, this dynamic duo has engaged millions to flock to their catchy, ecclesiastical pop music, sharing a musical camaraderie as impenetrable as a fortress with abandonment issues. Amy Grant, author of No. 1 hits such as “El Shaddai” and “Baby Baby,” has shared her gift of song for more than 30 years, selling more than 30 million albums, garnering six Grammys, and earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Michael W. Smith has earned countless accolades with his tremendous songbook of head-bobbing hymns and choir-rousing hits. Sharing the stage for the first time in two decades, Amy and Michael thrill fans with new psalms and favorites from their sonic scroll, merging their sets with joyful duets and chemistry that crackles like Abbott and Costello after getting struck by lightning.
Sumit Banerjee—the namesake of Sumits Yoga—certified each instructor at the studio to teach his blend of Bikram and Vinyasa yoga. His approach incorporates static poses, energetic music, and temperatures ranging from 100 to 105 degrees. In addition to expelling toxins from the body, the heat keeps muscles limber for safe stretching. Regular practice can foster increased energy, improved focus, and weight loss. On Fridays, instead of taking a baseball bat to their work computers, participants celebrate the end of the week with an ice-cold popsicle after class.