Premiere Nasa Dollar 8 dips the toes of audience's eyeballs into the thrilling waters and romantic rivers of big-budget Hollywood movies. Moviegoers, equipped with sodas, popcorn kernels, and yearning for car explosions, will be whisked away as films transport minds far away from the theater's signature art-deco tower. While the lineups of feature films and show times regularly rotate, fans of teen vampiring and pensive staring will be able to catch the premier of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1. Additionally, Happy Feet Two continues to chronicle the saga of a pair of bowling shoes that reconnect with its long-lost cobbler. A mixture of live action and classic puppetry, The Muppets storms the Thanksgiving weekend with Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and the rest of Jim Henson's colorful cast of characters.
At the dine-in movie theater Star Cinema Grill, concession stands are obsolete. By pressing a button, customers signal a server and are able to order restaurant-style without disrupting their viewing experience or screaming at an usher for a lobster bib. From angus sliders to ice-cream floats, Star Cinema Grill's menu appeases all ages with its gourmet-pub cuisine served amidst the glow of screenings and first-run film releases.
At the Texas Yacht Show and Jazz Fest, attendees rove the decks of luxury motor and sailing yachts and soak up the sounds of Latin jazz, funk fusion, and Texas swing. When patrons are ready to exchange sea legs for dancing shoes, jazz bands invigorate listeners with toe-tapping tunes. Joining the sounds of the Ezra Charles Band and Kelly Dean, expert sailors, including the headline-making young Abby Sunderland, tell their tales in a climate-controlled tent. Saturday evening culminates in the Havana Nights celebration, as salsa and merengue dancers tap and kick in pairs and patrons light authentic Cuban cigars.
Owner Valerie Johnson leads a team of dynamic dance and fitness instructors dedicated to keeping bodies energized and elegant with classes ranging from ballet and pointe to hip-hop and tap. In addition to teaching feet the difference between tangos and two-steps, the studio’s instructors nurture tuneful talents with music lessons in disciplines including drum, guitar, piano, and voice. The 3,400-square-foot studio also hosts Kindermusik programs, which inspire creativity in toddlers with song, dance, and alphabet recitation set to the overture of Don Giovanni.
Nets will scorch and cleated feet will fly in this year’s historic Charities Cup, which pits the Dynamo against the Bolton Wanderers of the English Premier League in a transatlantic grudge match. The Cup’s third annual incarnation marks the first time the Dynamo has played a European opponent, and this time the stakes are quite formidable, with the winner’s country receiving exclusive patent rights to a red, white, and blue national flag. Having lately battled for the number-four spot in the 2011 MLS Eastern Conference standings, the Dynamo are well prepared to throttle a Wanderers squad.
Seating is subject to availability, so customers should arrive early for best selection. Customers who purchase tickets to see a celebrity chef also receive complimentary general admission to the rest of the event on the same day. The expo runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Although the dogs in it never play baseball, The Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows is aptly named. Rather than a single dog show, it's a cluster of several, spread out over five summer days. The show features Best of Breed contests, and the top dog wins Best in Show. It also entertains with a dog sled pull, agility contest, and a canine musical freestyle—in which dogs dance with their costumed owners, rather than just howling into trumpets. During a Meet the Breed seminar, experts educate the public on the pros, cons, and peculiarities of more than 80 breeds.