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Although the instructors at Old Town Ballroom are happy to teach traditional waltzes and seductive tangos to couples, they also specialize in more unconventional styles. Belly-dance imparts the fine art of hip undulation and of strapping tap shoes to one’s stomach, and Korean hip-hop fuses American b-boying with martial-arts-inspired choreography. Group and private lessons are available, allowing guests to pick their desired level of attention from the instructor. The staff also rents out its airy 3,000-square-foot space for parties. Renovated in 2011, the performance space is anchored by light wood floors and flanked by a lounge area. Up to 200 people can celebrate with a night of dancing, billiards, or converting leotards into giant slingshots.

630 E Douglas Ave
Wichita,
KS
US

Much like a phoenix rising from the ashes of a disused building, Overtime Sports Bar & Grill came to life in the shell of a former bar. After completely gutting the space, the new owners set to work remodeling for an opening heralded by media such as the Kansas City Star and the Pitch. They constructed a custom 30-foot granite-topped bar and a custom walk-in tap room, and filled the floor with tables ready to welcome an entire platoon of rowdy guests. Today, behind that custom bar, bartenders pour more than 50 draft beers?including several brews by local Boulevard Brewing Co. and Free State Brewing Co. A casual pub menu compliments the drink list with entrees ranging from burgers to customizable mac 'n' cheese to grilled tilapia. Fulfilling the pub's sports-centric identity, three projection TVs and 36 flat-screen TVs cast guests' upturned faces in the gentle, victory-filled glow of live events from leagues both near and far.

11300 W 135th St
Overland Park,
KS
US

Parking fees of $5 or $10 apply. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis unless prior reservations are made.

4600 Starlight Road
Kansas City,
MO
US

This Mexican eatery's unassuming storefront belies its zesty persona. Inside, you can dine on sizzling fajitas, chorizo tacos, or shrimp-topped monterrey chicken, or cool off with a signature margarita. Weekly buffet nights grant diners the chance to sample a variety of cuisine and pick their favorite dish.

On the weekends, the restaurant is charged with activity, from karaoke performances and salsa dancing, to limbo-dancing beneath tortilla shells.

4111 SW Gage Center Dr.
Topeka,
KS
US

Owner Jose Alvarez looked no further than his family?s stash of recipes when he created the menu at Mexquisito. The classic Mexican tacos, taquitos, and chimichangas are stuffed with fresh vegetables and slow-cooked meats, and include housemade tortillas. Inside the eatery, exposed brick walls add a rustic air while guests dine at tables or on the patio. Stools flank a shiny, wooden bar that's perfect for grabbing a quick bite or climbing on top of for a quick interpretive dance to the song "Tequila."

712 Massachusetts St
Lawrence,
KS
US

Starplex Cinemas adds a little extra shine to every screening with modern technology and screening rooms. Viewers are thrust right into the action of the film by 3D projectors. Plush chairs envelope audience members in comfort while also providing them with the unobstructed sightline required to see every production assistant’s name in the credits. Other welcome amenities include digital surround sound and projectors, and a concession stand.

202 Centennial Drive
Pittsburg,
KS
US