Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden has been providing a close-to-home adventure for visitors of all ages for more than 80 years. Situated on 50 acres of rolling hills, the zoo features more than 700 animals from all areas of our spinning communal spaceship. Explore the flora and fauna of the Amazon Rainforest in the new Amazonia exhibit. Like Tarzan or a biologist on stilts, visitors can view swinging monkeys and perched tropical birds socializing in the upper echelons from the suspension bridge. The 45-foot-tall roof allows space for the forest of tall jungle trees, palms, and a roaring waterfall to form a true canopy.
The daughter of a retired administrator, Renee Rayles grew up learning the importance and pleasure of helping others learn. Harnessing her artistic bent, she decided to open a studio that would help anyone create handsome paintings regardless of previous experience. During evening lessons, private parties, and camps, Rayles and her cadre of helpful instructors guide students step by step as they copy a previously chosen work, adding personal touches to create take-home works of art that spruce up living rooms and distract guests from sentient houseplants.
Of all the positive things that have led Joke Factory Comedy Club to succeed, two may be the most potent: the regular lineups of local and nationally touring standup talent and the sheer moxie of veteran comic and Florida talkshow host Artie Fletcher. The latter of those two helped nurture the venue's capacity to host the former, prompting popular southern comic Eddie Caylor to dub the Joke Factory "the little club that could and did." Today, after having firmly established itself on the comedy scene, the venue serves up big laughs every Friday and Saturday, alongside its signature adult beverage, "The Joke."
Culled from classified ancestral recipes, DiLegge's mouthwatering dinner menu enchants diners with a comforting slate of Italian-American favorites. Italian grinders ensconce hearty heaps of DiLegge's homemade italian sausage and savory deli meats on fresh hoagie buns before dousing them with savory sprinkles of mozzarella and meat sauce ($5.50 for a half, $6.95 for a whole). Fragrant plates of specialty sauces, including a signature marinara ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), garlic olive oil and herb ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), and full-bodied pesto ($7.95 for a medium, $8.95 for a large), abide in bubbly anticipation for guests to drizzle them across their choice of angel hair, rigatoni, or mostaccioli noodles. House specialties include a piping panoply of chicken, veal, and seafood dishes ($11.95–$17.95), each served with garlic bread, combination salad, and a sepia-toned headshot of the chef.
Henderson Area Arts Alliance fuses the thespian souls of northern Kentucky and southern Indiana with high quality cultural entertainment for men, women, and children. During the vibrant Romeo y Julieta, the Russian National Ballet Theatre's accomplished company of dancers flood the stage, gracefully stepping and turning through a movement and music based expression of Shakespeare's iconic true love tragedy. The show, featuring 60 pirouetting and pliéing maestros, delights ballet buffs, future ballerinas, and dads turned future ballerinas. Also a family-friendly production, Imago Theatre's ZooZoo personifies a horde of animals, leading the audience through a series of beautiful and surreal vignettes. Animal lovers and puppeteers can marval as frogs dance, polars interact with theatergoers, and hippos adjust Temperpedic settings.