Eschewing the over-the-top costumes and writing that typify many other murder-mystery dinners, The Dinner Detective San Diego’s cast of improvisational actors blends in with audiences, holding secrets tight to their chests while steering each night’s tension-filled storyline. After a diner is found murdered, a resident detective helps lead the investigation, allowing guests to interrogate one another with Tickle Monster tactics to distinguish the culprit among the crowd of fellow diners and dissembling thespians. Multicourse meals keep bodies well fueled during spurts of crime-solving intuition, and a prize basket awaits the gumshoe who comes closest to solving the case.
With 58 schools in 23 states, the inspiring and performance-driven School of Rock enthusiastically infuses fledgling tunesmiths across the nation with the rhythm, skill, and confidence required to rock 'n' roll. Each instructor at the school is a professional musician, and fully equipped with the know-how to catapult instrumentalists to the crest of Mount Rockmore.
L.L.H Fitness and Dance Studio showcases owner Sara's talents in a signature teaching method designed to help ladies of all shapes, sizes, ages, and skill levels excel at pole fitness. Sara has devised an approach that combines elements of traditional pole dancing, yoga, and fitness to melt away calories while empowered students of all levels twirl and dance in an upbeat atmosphere.
In a studio that topped the San Diego A-List’s 2010 and 2011 polls for Best Dance Studio, instructors certified in the L.L.H. Method lead beginner- and advanced-level classes, covering subjects such as full dance routines, fireman spins, and telephone-repairman wiretaps. Focusing on safety, form, and technique, the staff is also certified in CPR and basic first aid.
Many 5K races try to drum up enthusiasm with costume contests, obstacles, and other bells and whistles. But not the After Dark Dash. As its official website states, the race promises, “No fads. No gimmicks. Just you, the pavement, and the city lights.” Yes, this race is all business—at least, until the race ends, when runners are treated to beverages, fresh eats, and music at a local hangout.
The race series takes over four US cities—San Diego, Sacramento, Boise, and Denver—and uses the simplicity of the city lights as a backdrop for each meditative jaunt. Courses zigzag through some of the hippest neighborhoods and historic districts in town, presenting runners with the chance to simultaneously explore new areas and the limits of their tender Achilles tendons.
On San Diego Paintball's NFL-quality turf field, opponents face off in battles of strategy, teamwork, and zipping-paintball barrages. The indoor facility caters to players of all ages, and provides them with a staging area and all the equipment rentals needed to turn friends into priceless pieces of abstract art. The onsite shop also offers a choice of normal paintballs or smaller, low-impact paintballs, which are better for new players and children. While waiting for their chance to flank the enemy, players can post up in the game room to watch Netflix or warm up hand-eye coordination with Xbox.
Clubbing with a group of strangers can be intimidating—but World Crawl San Diego's pub-crawl guides make it fun. Up to 10 guides accompany each club crawl, and jumpstart the party by drinking and dancing alongside the participants as the group hops from venue to venue—typically five stops per night—visiting bars, mega-clubs, and ultralounges. Even in between venues, the party doesn't stop—groups sometimes travel in style aboard party busses or limos, which foster close-quarters conversation and booze-fueled renditions of "The Wheels on the Bus."