Astudia Dance World embraces all types of music—even kinds that haven't been written yet. Their Jam class trades order for on-the-spot creativity, encouraging students of any instrument to show up and practice the art of improvisation. It's a far cry from the more structured TRAC class (which stands for theory, reading, arranging, and composing), but both offerings celebrate creativity under the supervision of expert instructors.
Directed by Jane Maurer and William Blair, this team helps pupils of all ages explore the wide and varied world of music and dance. Their lessons cover classical styles such as jazz, tap, and ballet in addition to acrobatics, hip-hop, and musical theater, wherein every actor is required to carry a tuba. Meanwhile, instrument classes focus on the piano, guitar, or drums. All of these skills come together in recital performances, where parents can witness their children's progress and cheer them on.
For more than 30 years, Lee's Discount Liquor has stocked its shelves with myriad spirits, beers, and wine, earning a readers' pick as the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Best Liquor or Wine Store of 2012. Prospective imbibers get lost in a fluorescent catwalk of domestic and international tequilas, rums, cabernets, and microbrews, which deck out beverage collections with enough flavors to match any type of cuisine or postage stamp desired. Lee's Discount Liquor also hosts in-store tastings and an annual spirit-sampling event, which merges its myriad sips with entertainment from live bands.
Terrible's Town Casino & Bowling Center provides first-rate 10-pin recreation for expert lanesmen and gutter-ball masters alike. Outfitted with specialized scuff-minimizing bowling shoes, duos get three games each to demonstrate their ball-rolling prowess, time enough to peacefully settle long-festering feuds before pistols come out at dawn. Those whose bowling powers are only activated by food can take advantage of the snack bar, packing empty bellies with filling fare and amassing the necessary calories to disrupt adjacent games with gloating victory laps.
Circular designs line the floor and hang from the ceiling at Divine Salon, casting a trendy vibe that?s echoed in stylist Michelle Blackburn?s treatments. She wields scissors and Aquage?s sea botanical products to craft stylish ?dos that complement features and lifestyles.
Mystic Lodge Casino entices patrons with the opportunity to court Lady Luck within walls that received a thumbs-up from feng shui master Lin Huang. Upon arriving, customers are inducted into the Mystic Lodge Player's Club and acquire a card that permits access to any of the casino's tempters of chance. Video poker and blackjack machines accept bets from $0.01 to $2 and dispense complimentary fashion advice and, when the time is right, portions of the pot. The casino has paid out more than $500,000 this year, and the house occasionally sweetens the profitable potential by staging tournaments and promotions for eligible attendees.
Often, the two key ingredients for a fun social gathering are drinks and music. Gold Mine Tavern's staff keeps the libations—draft beer, bottled beer, cocktails—flowing and on most weekends pour live music over their guests as well. Those tunes might vibrate off the walls of a tent covering the outdoor patio. They might even seep into the main bar area and reverberate against exposed brick, solid-red walls, or the flat-screen TVs that hang from them. Three pool tables fight video poker games for attention, and ceiling fans cool off any heat generated from the eight ball clacking against the six ball at the speed of frustration. Although the tavern itself was established in 1965, it recently underwent a full remodel.