At the 18-hole Monster Mini Golf indoor course, sharp-swinging guests navigate illuminated balls past 10,000 square feet of horrible goblins, disgruntled swamp monsters, impolite specters, and a scarecrow jack-in-the-box, and an on-site DJ spins tunes and hands out prizes for random reasons. Fun-loving youngsters or families celebrating the sudden popularity of their drying-paint blog can enjoy the course’s engrossing 3-D spectacle, as well as glow-in-the-dark air hockey and arcade games that spit tickets for prizes at skilled players. Golfers may play three mini-golf games back-to-back-to-back to become the mad master scientist of the course or split their Groupon over repeat visits.
A CBS veteran, comic Jason Hunter draws on experience as an opening act for such comedians as Bob Saget, Dave Attell, and Pablo Francisco to lob laughs with his own style of brazen, fearless comedy described by his Bonkerz bio as “self-evaluation humor.” Jason tackles topics such as his own marriage and pop culture head on with a shameless approach that conquers subjects without fear, apprehension, or worry that a league of overprotective moms might be loitering in the audience. As a headliner, Jason’s jokes have graced the screen on FOX, CBS’ Comedy Night School, and the film A Guy Walks into a Bar.
Orlando native Tight Mike graces the stage of the 9,000-square-foot Soirée Event and Conference Center to elicit laughs during a routine that has him doling out laughs with his raucous, high-energy delivery and raunchy stories. Most recently seen on Walter Latham's Comedy After Dark, his rapidly rising career has led to appearances on BET's ComicView and earned him his own radio show on WOKB 1680 AM. Before Tight Mike takes the stage, guests can sip on beverages from the open bar while watching up-and-coming jester Jay Deep and the evening's emcee, Marley Starr, compare who has the pointiest shoes. Special guests Spunky Robinson and Katrina Pope round out the evening, polishing their onstage giggle-rousing routines. The night's festivities march onward with an dance-fuelled after-party, where DJ Kong of B.I.C. Sounds gets bodies moving to pulsing beats while drink specials subdue rug-cutting inhibitions and melt party-crashing wicked witches.
S.T.A.R.S was organized to coordinate community donations of back-to-school supplies for a few hundred elementary school students in need in 2003. Then middle and high schools were included, adding thousands to the list of recipients. Today it is well over 14,000 students receiving supplies.
Unlike easily pigeonholed artists, The Marshall Tucker Band blanketed the rock, country, and gospel charts with instantly memorable hits and a sound that still eschews boundaries. Nearly 40 years since their self-titled debut album helped sire the genre of Southern rock, founding singer Doug Gray and his seasoned highwayman keep crafting music that comforts hungry ears like a beef-jerky pillow. In its live show, the band appeals to inner ramblers and lovelorn outlaws with multiplatinum classics such as “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Fire on the Mountain.” Special guests Charlie D. and the Things add an extra dose of rock and soul to the evening, and concertgoers recharge their finger-snapping batteries with beer ($5), mixed drinks ($3.50+), hot dogs ($1.85+), and pizza ($2.50).