Large windows admit cascades of light, which spill across RSVPaint’s exposed-brick walls and straw-colored hardwood floors. The whisper of brushes against canvases often fills the studio, which hosts a schedule of painting classes led by instructors with experience as professional artists and degrees in fine art. Pupils tote along bottles of beer or wine to most sessions, and RSVPaint provides glasses, bottle openers, corkscrews, and a miniature wine fridge. Glasses jingle together to punctuate proud sighs, elicited by freshly painted masterpieces or accurate guesses as to what one will look like as a fruit bowl in a future life. Clutching new paintings, guests hang supplied aprons back up and begin considering where to display their creations.
At Icon Nightclub, droves of partygoers dance to pumping tunes on one of the city's most expansive dance floors. Revelers can energize themselves for late-night shimmying with drinks or sharpen multi-tasking skills by simultaneously dancing the funky chicken and the Harlem shake. Premium sips help foster an air of refinement, and imported beers help drinkers cultivate a sense of worldliness through hoppy osmosis. On Thursday and Saturday nights, Cadence lights up the club stage with rhythmic jams that earned the group a top 10 spot on America's Got Talent and vehement shushes from the nation's librarians.
Andy Williams designed his Moon River Theater to echo the beauty of the surrounding Ozark Mountains. The façade sits amid 16 acres of foliage, rock formations, and waterfalls to not only enhance live performances with a sense of natural discovery, but also to speak to conservation. In 1992, the state of Missouri recognized the venue's environmental efforts by granting it the Conservation Award for Developed Land Use. And that sense of conservation seeps into the theater's three lobbies as well. Koi swim through ponds, flora creeps toward the ceiling, art and performance pictures from Andy's private collection grace the walls, and wild rams hold head-butting matches in the restroom.
Grilling masters at The Blue Bull Bar & Grill fire up a flame-kissed menu of burgers and sandwiches. Hand-pattied burgers such as the signature Blue Bull burger, a 2/3-pound beef patty stuffed with crisp bacon and blue cheese ($8.99) and the Ozark Mountain barbecue burger, a 1/3-pound beef patty crested with bourbon barbecue sauce, caramelized onion, smoked bacon, and melted cheddar ($6.99), overwhelm ordinary hands with flavors so big diners need giant foam fingers to hold them. Hand-breaded classics including the pork tenderloin sandwich ($7.99) and the chicken tender platter ($6.99) add quantifiable crunch to meals, perfect for pairing with a Boulevard draft beer or 1 of 14 specialty martinis such as the Expressotini or Bubblegum.
Fun for kids of all ages and adults. Lean self defense, lose weight and have fun while doing it. Adults and Kids classes are separated. We are now offering a Cardio Kickboxing class for those that want to jump start their weight lose.