Activities in Downtown Glendale

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For more than two decades, The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater has kept diners guessing with ghoulishly goofy whodunits. The rotating repertoire includes Murder at Greystone Manor, which takes place on the set of Golden Age Hollywood director C.D. Weasel's latest production. Before filming can begin in earnest, starlet Clara Simpleton comes down with a bad case of cold feet and cold everything else. Femme fatale and back-up actress Jewel Precious seems the obvious suspect, but the stunningly punny characters know well how to hide their motivations behind a flurry of gags and one-liners. Murder at Bedside Manor takes place in a shockingly OSHA-noncompliant hospital staffed by such consummate professionals as Barb Bituate, Old Doctor Young, Young Doctor Young, and Nurse Scratchit. "Lame jokes, puns, goofy costumes, and thin plots are the stock in trade at the Mystery Mansion," noted Barbara Yost of the Arizona Republic, adding, "Patrons can't get enough.

6835 North 58th Drive
Glendale,
AZ
US

Tumbling balls and clattering pins echo across the gleaming hardwood alleys at Glenfair Lanes, where bowlers of all ages strap on multicolored kicks for group play. Fluorescent bulbs shine neon shades onto alleys until 1:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night during neon bowling, where orbiting disco balls, flashing lasers, and excessive Blade Runner quotes add flair to game play. Tournament bowlers can clink chalices of beer and soda to celebrate strikes, and pintsize players can fuel up for youth bowling sessions with saucy slices of pizza.

6110 N 59th Ave.
Glendale,
AZ
US

With its table and bottle service, live dance music, and 50-cent Corrona specials, El Parral is everything you'd want in a club. But that doesn't mean it's exclusive. Anybody can get down to boogie town on the dance floor, especially with the deep neon blue lights setting the scene. Should you want the presidential treatment, however, El Parral is more than happy to oblige. The club offers VIP treatment and bottle service, which is when your waiter is made entirely of bottles.

4346 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
US

Over the course of Grandmaster Darryl Khalid’s long and decorated martial-arts career, he’s amassed numerous international awards and trained law enforcement in the US and abroad. At Khalid’s Martial Arts, Grandmaster Khalid oversees a staff of senior masters and masters who specialize in teaching martial-arts disciplines, including Tang Soo Do - a mixture of Karate, Tai Chi, and the root style of Tae Kwon Do. Elsewhere in the studio, students can partake in Brazilian Capoeira classes, as well as a number of dance disciplines, including hip-hop and ballet.

5270 N 59th Ave
Glendale,
AZ
US