Panama City visitors and natives are never more than a hop, a skip, and a parasail away from aquatic amusement, thanks to Adventures at Sea’s more than 60 locations, most stationed behind Panama City Beach's hotels and condos. The staff rents out pontoon boats for trips to Shell Island and pulls up to six riders on inflatable banana boats with a speedy jet ski. Experienced crews captain charter fishing trips and give fishers everything they need to catch trophies such as king mackerel, red groupers, and Stanley Cups that got away. After action-packed days filled with sunny memories, visitors can rent a lounge chair and soak up the sunset.
Rock ‘n’ roll legend Dave Mason, a songwriting hero and inspiration to generations of guitarists, struts his six-string skills in a feisty evening of pure classic rock. From conducting the seminal band Traffic, exploring the paisley galaxies with Jimi Hendrix, and coaching Fleetwood Mac through Lamaze, Mason’s frenetic fret skills and pub keeper’s lilt have kept rock ‘n’ roll’s spine aligned for decades. During a rare live appearance, fans will rejoice as Dave plays evidence of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inauguration, including hits such as “All Along the Watchtower,” “Feelin’ Alright,” and the therapeutic top 10 smash, “We Just Disagree,” which lowered the divorce rate in 1977.
At their studio in historic Riverside, the artists of Old School Electric Tattoos adorn bodies with both ink and piercings. Helmed by a master tattooist, body-art professionals possess experience in an array of styles, such as East Coast, West Coast, portraits, and illustrations. They also apply their experience in custom designs, helping guests develop original images or dynamic renderings of their social security number. Beside the tattoo team, piercers work under the direction of several master practitioners who studied with renowned body-modification artists such as Fakir Musafar and Steve Haworth. Each member of Old School Electric Tattoos' staff complies with certified sterilization standards and biohazard practices.
When owners Thanasis and Zafeiris created Estia Greek Taverna & Bar, they based the restaurant's name on the ancient Greek goddess of the hearth, Hestia. Tricia Woolfenden of the New Times Broward–Palm Beach recognized this dedication to creating a welcoming, homey dining experience in 2012, writing, "as anyone who has visited Greece will tell you, hospitality is huge, and Estia's team appears to have gotten the memo."The menu reflects a similar commitment to Attic traditions, with dishes glazed in imported olive oil pressed in Greek refineries, as well as grilled pork tenderloin, Angus beef, and New Zealand lamb chops. Supporting an array of internationally sourced bottles, a small collection of Greek wines fleshes out the sizeable wine list.Framed by white walls, faux doorways, and Mediterranean scrub plants, the dining room mimics the feel of a sun-bleached village along the Greek coastline. To help keep mealtimes suitably festive, the restaurant serenades diners with Greek music that incorporates traditional instruments, such as a drum set made of first editions of The Odyssey.
A supergroup plucked from the free-form dreams of jazz aficionados, Return to Forever IV melds the skills of a remarkable crew of legendary virtuosos. Chick Corea's whirling keyboards, Stanley Clarke's raconteuring bass, and Lenny White's elliptical drums mingle with the post-Stradivarian bow-wrangling of Jean-Luc Ponty and the fluttery fingers of guitarist Frank Gambale to stir a sound palette as rich and rare as stolen unicorn gold. Adding to the tempest of untamed notes, Dweezil Zappa proves that talent doesn't fall far from the tree with Zappa Plays Zappa, for which he teams up with a collection of accomplished bandmates to salute the music of his father, Frank Zappa.
The Murder Mystery Company's talented troupe of improv actors performs live-action murder mysteries at public and private events to sharpen guests' latent detective skills. Throughout the play, the cast drops hints and misdirects blame, inviting audience members to get involved in a web of intrigue and hilarity. Besides public dinner parties, murder mysteries can unfold during corporate events, team-building exercises, and birthday parties for aging Sherlock Holmes impersonators.
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