For more than 30 years, Barry Manilow has romanced the airwaves and the hearts of millions worldwide with his ethereal melodies, relentless showmanship, and touching sincerity. With his ageless, silky voice, Barry’s continues to tug the heartstrings of boomers and bloomers with his timeless tunes, including “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At The Copa),” and “Could It Be Magic.” For this very special Florida visit, the magnanimous Bank Atlantic Center is proud to host Barry Manilow along with his razzling, dazzling cast and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Over her 16 years of dedication to her yoga practice, studio owner Molly Huff has gathered a deep understanding of body mechanics, a 700-hour teaching certification through the Esther Meyers Yoga Studio in Toronto, and a belief that yoga can benefit students of all shapes and sizes. Her methods, as well as those of her fellow certified instructors, are rooted in the hatha-yoga tradition. Her classes focus on grounding students in the foundational postures and breathing techniques to foster growth in their practice. Since classes are kept on the smaller side, with about 8–15 participants per session, the instructors are able to cater to students of all experience levels. This range of instruction spans from true beginners to savvier stretchers attempting full-on pretzels—literally, students roll dough into a pretzel and bake it in the oven attached to their yoga mat.
In the cozy confines of Created By Us's art studio, clients daub bisque figurines, dishware and vases with personalized designs as they sip espresso drinks from the on-site coffee bar. A staffer oversees all proceedings, armed with technical tips and advice on color palette. After fully decorating their masterpieces, patrons leave them behind for studio staffers to glaze and finish, rather than holding them over the next campfire along with the camp counselor's retainer. For special occasions, children and adult revelers alike can take their painting projects into private-party rooms decorated with balloons and fuel their efforts with provided popcorn.
In their inaugural year as the Short-Season A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, the Doubledays swing lumber, flash leather, and fling heaters under the lights of Falcon Park from June 18 until September 2. From the camaraderie-packed confines of general-admission seats, fans join cheering spectators at any of the Doubledays' 2011 games, including promotional dates and events such as post-game fireworks, $1 Thursdays, and Take Your Catcher to Work Day. Replete with a new roster and skipper, the club gears up to emulate the champagne-showered success of the 2007 squad, which captured the New York–Penn League championship after winning its division for the sixth straight year.
Chakara Bistro & Bar's chefs prep a constantly evolving menu of original recipes influenced by Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Indian cuisines. Said chefs ditch MSG and food coloring when concocting their dishes, many of which feature noodles made in-house with a Taiwanese noodle press. Vegetables are always fresh, and vegetarians can order almost any menu item with tofu in place of a meatier protein. Takeout and catering services allow enjoyment of Chakara Bistro & Bar's one-of-a-kind flavor blends at home or upon a Sea-Doo.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and noncompetitive environment wherein wee ones and maturing moppets can exercise their brains and bodies. Visiting youngsters also glean social, intellectual, and emotional skills from the facility's professionally developed parent/child program. The program features diverse activities in gymnastics, dance, sports, and parent-child yodeling. Kids can enjoy programs in gymnastics that cater to differing ages, levels of muscle development, and hatred of vegetables. Each session's hands-on activities keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, facilitate bonding, and boost listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. Check the complete class schedule to confirm times.