Surrounded by a sprawling shopping center that features restaurants, stores and salons, the Regal Village Square 18 is one of Vegas’ many multiplex theaters. But rather than succumb to the noise and chaos of some other chain theater houses, Regal Village Square 18 maintains a quieter, more serene environment. Patrons have the luxury of watching most new releases from plush seats, while 3D images scream past. Other high-quality screens show films in standard formats, and everyone can enjoy the stocked concession stand, lined with the usual assortment of colorful candy snacks. Looming sodas, dangerously piled popcorn tubs and heartier fare like pizza, nachos, corn dogs and chicken nuggets round out the offerings.
Lea Archer once sang and danced professionally on the Las Vegas Strip, but, during that time she noticed the community was missing something: a center for performing-arts practice. She opened Xelement Music and Dance in order to combine music and dance lessons under a single roof, gathering a team of instructors to lead individual and group lessons in such disciplines as electric piano, music business, DJing, lyrical hip-hop, musical theater dance, and cheer. Archer's favorite part about her job is watching her students collaborate: oftentimes, music students will create tunes to which her dancers choreograph performances.
Chicago Brewing Company's head brewer David Pascual crafts frosty brews that pair perfectly with hearty burgers and garnered gold and silver medals at the 2010 World Beer cup. While twosomes relax, sudsy servings of Ramblin' Reck amber ale swirl taste buds in a ruby-colored blend of five domestic and imported barley types. Old Town Brown, a German-style brown ale, enchants sensory muscles with dark malt tones and a mild chocolate aroma that, along with sauerkraut, is the official scent of Berlin. In between hoppy gulps, dinner duos can squelch stomach rumblings with any two burgers such as the classic Brewhouse burger—a juicy Black Angus patty topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion. The open-faced Chicago chili cheeseburger ($11) stops hunger in its tracks with regular fixin's and a heap of house-made chili. To meet dietary requirements, all burgers arrive alongside a serving of french fries.
Having taught various styles of yoga—including Bikram and Vinyasa—at other studios, Sumit Banerjee decided to branch out and forge his own style. Fusing Bikram, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga-inspired postures with enervating heat, he created the restorative experience of Sumits Yoga. Classes emphasize deep stretches, performed in a 105-degree studio whose heat intensifies the effects of each pose. Classes are set to motivating music, and emphasize the fusion of breath, body, and still-nascent gills.
The certified flight instructors at Airwork Las Vegas operate a fleet of Cessna airplanes and Schweizer helicopters that act as educational tools for aspiring pilots. Introductory flight lessons introduce students to safety precautions, controls, and technical jargon during ground school before they take to the skies. Clients can also enroll in a variety of flight-training sessions that will give them more flying time in order to earn a pilot’s license or taste all eight cloud flavors.