Under the baton of conductor George Hanson, the TSO's string, brass, and wind ensembles will kick off the concert series with Stars of the Symphony, which showcases a glittering array of chamber gems that culminates in Handel's jubilant Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 12 in B minor. Marvelous Mozart celebrates the genius of Mozart in non-synthesized fashion with his instantly recognizable "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" before closing with the graceful complexity of Wolfgang Amadeus' Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, which he composed shortly after springing fully formed from his father's head. Schumann Romance focuses on the husband-and-wife team of Robert and Clara Schumann, particularly Robert's famous Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op. 52 and piano concerto. Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe will juxtapose Robert's energetic concerto with Clara's more playful, elegant Piano Trio in A Minor. The season closes with Virtuoso Violin & Haydn as concertmaster Aaron Boyd dazzle audiences with the soaring stringsmanship of Beethoven's Coriolan overture, Vieuxtemps' brilliant Violin Concerto, and Haydn's joyous 92nd Symphony (the Oxford).
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Offering: Freshly made moisturizers
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Samples are available for many products. Ask what is being made right now.
Boline Apothecary, Limited truly practices the apothecary's art; the owners buy, dry, and store locally grown herbs from local farmers, using them to make remedies and body care. They also keep a stock of essential oils and flower essences, along with other all-natural ingredients to mix in with their plant matter, including clays, minerals, and oils. They have a bulk section that includes botanicals, clays, minerals, and oils. In addition to shopping, the store also provides classes and events. Visitors can watch the staff blending and cooking their remedies or even stop by for a spot of tonic at one of the semimonthly tea tastings.
Jazz and java?the two words don't usually go together, but they work at Zanzibar Brews. The progressive coffeehouse plucks the best in local entertainment, then blends it with freshly brewed coffee drinks, including a white chocolate mocha, Irish nut latte, grasshopper, and Milky Way.
The coffee creations, as well as tea drinks, pair with the menu's savory sandwiches, salads, and breakfast offerings, which patrons devour while the live jazz music plays. Those who are brave enough can take to the stage themselves during open mic night or whenever a performer makes the mistake of taking a short break.
Thanks to Sweet Simpliciteas, it's possible to have your cake and drink it, too. The loose-leaf tea shop combines the two most important meals of the day?dessert and afternoon tea with indulgent blends. With indulgent blends, there's no need to feel guilty about calories or decide which fork to use when you can simply sip on a cup of chocolate-chip chai (featuring actual chocolate chips) or caramel-cake rooibos.
For the pants-inclined, the StrandCafe offers a load of beautifying treatments for hair, nails, and skin. Welcome warm weather by keying up dull tresses with a color retouch ($50+). Social butterflies can freshly flap their way through an event or date by surrendering locks to a thorough shampoo and thermal style ($50+) or full makeup makeover complete with fluttery, eye-catching eyelashes ($60). Peel fingers out of gloves and toes out of boots for a mani-pedi shot ($30, solid polish only) or a full manicure and pedicure with massages, soothing scrub, and paraffin ($80). StrandCafe also mollycoddles mugs with indulgent facials ($50–$80) specially concocted for smoothing out men's rough edges, treating tender skin, and reworking other epidermal blights.
Scrawled across the Yogeez wall in big, loopy letters are the words "Get Creative." This isn't a difficult imperative to follow, seeing as how each of the store's locations offers a huge assortment of more than 75 toppings to pair with rotating low-fat and fat-free yogurt flavors. Shards of waffle cone and splatters of hot fudge complement perennial favorites such as cake batter, dreamy dark chocolate, and sea-salt caramel. There are always a few fat-free sorbets on tap, as well. Guests can enjoy their creations while listening to music within Yogeez's cozy confines.