The Moxie is a central hub for independent and classic cinema, specializing in celluloid of the funky, offbeat, and arty distinctions. The diverse film list includes thought-provoking flicks that span the genres and ages, with everything from Rubber—a recently screened modern flick about a villainous tire—to vintage film noirs such as Humphrey Bogart's The Big Sleep (showing Saturday, May 14), to the all-penguin remake of Citizen Kane (tickets up to an $8 value each). The deal’s combo package also delivers cinematic sustenance via two fountain soft drinks (a $3.50 value each) and two popcorns (a $3.25 value each) from the theater’s cinebar. Though most theaters use popcorn to meet the state-mandated liquid-butter minimum, the Moxie elevates kernel-cooking to an art worthy of its film selection, topping morsels with 13 distinct flavors, including barbecue, ranch, jalapeño, and apple cinnamon.
Missouri State's men's and women's basketball teams—the Bears and the Lady Bears—heat up home courts during hoop-sizzling matches against conference competition. As the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champions, the Bears are led by new coach Paul Lusk as they battle the Illinois State Redbirds, a team that has appeared in 11 National Invitation Tournaments and every Where's Waldo? book. The preseason-favorite Lady Bears, tackle the Creighton Bluejays with a series of pristine passes, seamless plays, and backboard-rattling layups sure to awaken the downstairs neighbors.
In their 85th season, the Harlem Globetrotters have entertained millions of parents, children, and general basketball admirers with a unique brand of athletic precision and showmanship. For their latest 4 Times the Fun North American tour, the Globetrotters will add new 4-point shot spots located 35 feet from the basket, which is 12 feet farther than the official 3-point line but several thousand miles closer than the prime meridian.
Kelly Frey wasn't always a great dancer. Unlike many other passionate professionals, who often get their start in the womb, she started dancing much later in life, laboring tirelessly under the guidance of nationally ranked, internationally renowned instructors to hone her craft. After years of training, she opened Step By Step Dance Studio, where her experience as a late-blooming dancer renders her uniquely suited to teach aspiring dancers of all ages and abilities. She and a staff of seasoned dancers lead private and group lessons in a variety of styles, including Ballroom, Swing, Latin, Two-Step, Argentine Tango, Salsa, and Line Dance. and Line Dance. They strive to create a social, supportive community among their students, hosting dance parties, dancing outings, and city-wide dance events that bring swing dancing and ballroom dancing back to the center of social gatherings.
With an 8,400-square-foot space, a celebrated dance troupe, and nurturing, professional instructors, Sonshine Performing Arts Academy skillfully coaches foot-owners of all ages in myriad dance styles. Tote along your significant other, or shimmy solo in a one-hour private lesson in ballroom, swing, country or Latin dance. Couples and singles will receive individual attention during the personal tutorial to improve upon hip-shaking skills and give formerly wallflowerish shoes the confidence needed to ask the floor to dance. Hit up the two-hour group dance lesson for some interactive jitterbug revelry as you practice swing, ballroom, and more alongside other burgeoning hoofers, then conclude the happening sock hop with a party filled with music, more dancing, and a cutthroat game of musical chairs.