Experience is the foundation of Brew City Shooter's Supply. Owner Mike Allan is a military veteran, shooting enthusiast, and certified pistol instructor. Many of his fellow instructors also have military backgrounds and NRA training, and they all teach customers to safely handle, discharge, and own firearms. Brew City's team also includes armorers who have trained with Smith & Wesson and Glock. These experts clean, upgrade, and repair guns.
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
With more than 30 years of experience in illustrating, art teaching, and graphic design, Art 'N Oddities owner Meri Berghauer breathes life into art with unique classes and gallery showings. In the two-hour goblet-painting class, students adorn flasks and flutes with streaks and swirls of color, adding a festive elegance to even the most mysterious, smoke-emitting beverages. Students in the Mirror, Mirror class spend 2.5 hours crafting all-natural mosaics from magazine pictures, photographs, specialty paper, and discarded eviction notices, and then affixing them to a 10-inch square mirror and frame. Or gather inspiration from four consecutive weekly two-hour drawing classes in which students scrawl a variety of lines, 2D and 3D shapes, and objects in perspective using proportion and texture.
At Exotic Fitness, clients learn the ropes of pole dancing to improve strength, flexibility, and overall fitness. The studio houses exercisers of all abilities who maneuver sensually around poles, picking up dancing techniques and building muscle. Exotic Fitness lets clients schedule classes every day of the week in order to fit workouts around 9 to 5 jobs or long stretches of watching paint dry.
Flashing lights and an orchestra of electronic beeps fill Blazzin Lazers' indoor arena, where warriors young and old plunge into battle against others who were friends mere minutes before. Amid a realistic military base and barrels oozing with faux-neon toxic waste, players flex their fingers around laser-gun triggers, dodge enemy blasts, and scan barcodes with superhuman speed as computerized vests keep track of scores. The laser-tag facility also hosts parties, offering packages for larger groups and a party room where groups can lower heart rates as they unwrap birthday presents and enjoy cake or food brought from home. Housed inside the space of a former haunted house, Blazzin Lazers also hosts haunted laser tage in October.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: www.risingdragonmartialarts.com has info and videos answering many questions prior to first visit
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Training DVD's for practice at home
Recommended Age Group: Adults
What special training do you or your staff have?
Our teachers maintain high standards, being required to continue their training and as well as receive monthly instruction on how to teach from professionals in the business. They attend teacher workshops throughout the year. All our staff is versed in four different martial arts – kung fu, kenpo, tai chi, and kickboxing – and weapons, of course.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Seeing the pride students accomplishing new techniques and mastering self-discipline that impacts their whole lives. Watching them obtain their goals in health, confidence, discpline, protection as welll as seeing them make new friends and develop stronger self-respect.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our training is credentialed through the White Lotus Association, which strives to achieve better self-defense through diversity of training. [It also] focus[es] on the internal codes of faith, love, honor and courage which brings the essence of martial arts –"a warrior with compassion, seeking peace and protecting all in need." The master teacher at Rising Dragon has won numerous international tournaments in forms, weapons, tai chi, as well was the gold medal in 2002 in the USCKF full contact fighting. He has done numerous seminars for law enforcement agencies including the Milwaukee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.