Laughter bubbles up from a crowded floor, echoing back to a rear balcony while bouncing off sports-bar accouterments: neon beer signs, flags for Notre Dame or Indiana. It could be normal weekend night at any watering hole—except everyone is facing the same direction, their attention locked on the stage. And that's a normal night at the Laugh Comedy Club, where nationally touring standups ply their jokes until people who weren't even drinking milk squirt milk out their nose. Nearby a full bar keeps glasses filled with tasty potations and a kitchen turns out a menu of pub fare.
The certified teachers at DanceSport on the Plaza recognize that people dance for all kinds of reasons; accordingly, they structure different programs to meet the needs of everyone from casual dancers hoping to light up the dance floor at an upcoming party to perfectionists in the pursuit of lifelong grace. Their lessons incorporate a multitude of styles, including tango, merengue, foxtrot, and rain dances. On Friday nights, students can practice what they've learned in dance parties, which are set to premade mixes in a room with dimmed lights and an open bar.
As one of the largest skating rinks in Northern Indiana, the expansive wooden floors of USA Skate Center supplies rollers of all sizes with open space and infectious tunes for a fun take on transportation. The public-skating schedule gives swaying beginners a chance to grow acquainted with movements at noon on most Saturdays, and special themes such as speed-skating practice (Wednesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m.) and old-school hip-hop and R&B nights (Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.) spin nostalgia-fueled axles. An included pair of rental skates lets guests circulate the rink without having to lash a Dodge Stratus to each of their insoles.
Our spirits are distilled from all-American rye using crystal-clear water sourced from a natural underground aquifer. The result: a supernaturally smooth vodka made right in the heart of the Midwest. But the smoothness comes from virtuoso's distillation process; the rye is run through the still a staggering 18 times, resulting in a clean, clear spirit with virtually no bite.