Of all the positive things that have led Joke Factory Comedy Club to succeed, two may be the most potent: the regular lineups of local and nationally touring standup talent and the sheer moxie of veteran comic and Florida talkshow host Artie Fletcher. The latter of those two helped nurture the venue's capacity to host the former, prompting popular southern comic Eddie Caylor to dub the Joke Factory "the little club that could and did." Today, after having firmly established itself on the comedy scene, the venue serves up big laughs every Friday and Saturday, alongside its signature adult beverage, "The Joke."
Culled from classified ancestral recipes, DiLegge's mouthwatering dinner menu enchants diners with a comforting slate of Italian-American favorites. Italian grinders ensconce hearty heaps of DiLegge's homemade italian sausage and savory deli meats on fresh hoagie buns before dousing them with savory sprinkles of mozzarella and meat sauce ($5.50 for a half, $6.95 for a whole). Fragrant plates of specialty sauces, including a signature marinara ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), garlic olive oil and herb ($6.95 for a medium, $7.95 for a large), and full-bodied pesto ($7.95 for a medium, $8.95 for a large), abide in bubbly anticipation for guests to drizzle them across their choice of angel hair, rigatoni, or mostaccioli noodles. House specialties include a piping panoply of chicken, veal, and seafood dishes ($11.95–$17.95), each served with garlic bread, combination salad, and a sepia-toned headshot of the chef.
Henderson Area Arts Alliance offers those searching for riveting thespian drama a full season of masterfully produced cultural entertainment. During the vibrant revival of Grease, declared 2007’s best musical by Time magazine, a colorful cast transports theatergoers back to the decade of poodle skirts, drive-ins, and spontaneous five-part vocal harmonies. Featuring many of the songs made popular by the famous film adaptation of the same name, including “Summer Nights,” Greased Lightnin',” and “You’re The One That I Want,” the family-friendly production is sure to inspire joy and subconscious cravings for pomade in audience members of all ages. A front- or rear-orchestra floor seat provides up-close looks at every twirl, shimmy, and shoo-bop, while a balcony seat provides a perch from which to watch the story unfold with wide-screen scope.
The experienced instructors at Fitness World give clients the knowledge and tools to mold healthy frames. Day passes provide total access to all classes, from yoga and Pilates to high-intensity cycling and budo kai cardio sessions. Heart muscles flex their biceps during a cardio theater session, which offers minds an engaging distraction. In the anaerobic arena, Fitness World's new Strive strength-training equipment varies the resistance curve of an exercise with target loading, which increases muscle fiber recruitment and hypertrophy, reduces the risk of overtraining, and confuses muscles with rhyming riddles. The center’s behind-the-scenes facilities boast showers and lockers, which jealously glare at their more popular sibling, the sauna. Child care is provided during select hours.
At regular intervals each day, Swonder Ice Arena’s trusty Zamboni rolls out to keep the NHL-size ice rink smooth between lessons and public-skating sessions. Once the glossy surface is ready, professional instructors begin to lead students through classes in hockey fundamentals, ice skating, and figure skating. Hockey lessons are offered in four levels, beginning with the essentials of hockey skating and stick handling. Ice-skating lessons include nine separate curriculum sets, such as choreography and synchronized skating.
In addition to winter-water fun, Swonder Ice Arena is home to a fitness center with cycles, free weights, exercise machines, and personal trainers.