For more than 50 years, Allegro Music has been fostering fellowship among area musicians of all ages. The shop, which is open seven days a week, has all the provisions for a successful musical journey. Lessons with experienced instructors help students sharpen their skills. There's classical and modern sheet music aplenty, and staff can track down a composer or piece you can't find in-house. The store’s collection of brand-name instruments includes guitars, keyboards, and band instruments, as well as nontraditional percussion instruments such as congas and djembes. And they can outfit drummers with customizable drums from Mapex that feature fearsome orange alligator skin or your favorite Cathy cartoon strip. When instruments start to squeak, repair-shop manager Gabe Eaton nurses them back to health along with fellow technicians Brian Hart and Joel Ryan.
What's in a name? Everything if you ask the team at Laser Tagging, where the main attractions are fully laser driven. In its multilevel laser-tag arena, players battle for the highest score in 15-minute rounds. Alternatively, players can dodge green beams in the laser maze, crouching, crawling, or jumping to avoid breaking the beams in a test of agility that far surpasses trying to double-dutch on your hands.