Party Under the Big Tent delights Oktoberfest patrons with sizzling German food, thirst-quenching beverages, and dance-inducing Polka melodies (this Groupon is not valid for food and drink). Satisfy belly yearnings with a flavorful German bratwurst loaded with sauerkraut as you listen to the hypnotic sounds of Joe Maloy and his accordion, which combines the keys of a piano, the squeezability of a bagpipe, the melodic braying of a Julliard-trained billy goat. The one-acre tent party ensures no guest leaves with toe untapped by enlisting a slew of additional musical acts brimming with German flare, including the Genesee Valley Alpine Band (September 17–18), The Spitze Band (September 23–24), and Alpine Keys (September 23–24).
For more than 30 years, Barry Manilow has romanced the airwaves and the hearts of millions worldwide with his ethereal melodies, relentless showmanship, and touching sincerity. With his ageless, silky voice, Barry’s continues to tug the heartstrings of boomers and bloomers with his timeless tunes, including “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At The Copa),” and “Could It Be Magic.” For this very special Florida visit, the magnanimous Bank Atlantic Center is proud to host Barry Manilow along with his razzling, dazzling cast and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
At Rock Ventures, climbers of all ages and experience levels scale challenge-filled walls lining the 18,000-square-foot facility. Classes impart students with surefooted spirit and fundamental climbing skills such as anchoring the rope for comrades. In addition to individual challenges, the center hosts several group events, ranging from team-building weekends to kids' birthday parties and summer camps. Rock Ventures grants discounted admission to veterans and their families with advance reservation on Saturday mornings, and helps disabled climbers conquer the rocks by using block-and-tackle systems to hoist themselves up.
Owner Kent Winchester informs his work at Rock Ventures with a multifaceted history of leadership and team-building experience, including a stint in the Peace Corps.
Welcoming those who are “gay, straight or somewhere in between,” 140 Alex Bar & Grill fosters a friendly atmosphere where everyone is invited to “drink, play, dance, sing, laugh, and hang out.” When they’re not too busy crooning at karaoke, applauding a drag show, or scoring points during adult trivia, guests of the brick-walled hangout sip brews and chow down on burgers and wings. The bar-restaurant’s calendar remains packed even during the holiday season, when ugly-sweater contests, Thanksgiving parties, and chess games against snowmen fill chilly Friday nights.