A locally owned business for more than 35 years, Flowers from the Heart is a trusted bloom boutique that caters to efflorescent-minded gifters celebrating any occasion. Surprise a special someone with a delivery of roses($25¬–$175; delivery available only for orders $35+), or bring a potted palm($35–$75) to your favorite palm reader, just like she knew you would. Today's deal is good toward anything in the store, with the exception of the people who work there, although even they might be won over if surprised with a lush seasonal arrangement.
The recently renovated W.A. Gayle Planetarium harnesses the sublime splendor of the night sky within its hemispheric white dome. Two hundred theater-style seats carry astrophiles through interstellar space minus the bothersome side effects of an oxygen-free vacuum. The planetarium’s latticed-framework star projector, in use since 1968, bedazzles armchair astronomers and celestial connoisseurs alike with one-hour seasonal star shows on astral phenomena. Gain extra-powerful cosmic vision with Through the Eyes of Hubble while spying on stellar births and deaths, grandiose galactic collisions, and chaotic storms on Saturn. A Trip Into Space explores black holes and planetary conditions, and Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories offers spirited yarns about springtime constellations while incorporating ancient Greek mythology, pirate legends, and interviews with sentient starfish long disgruntled by human appropriation of their heavenly twins.
As an award-winning studio, the Alabama Dance Theatre preps professional ballerinas for the stage and delivers classically driven performances to area audiences. The company’s production of The Little Mermaid foregrounds the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale of mermaid love with dazzling, bipedal choreography and vibrant music. ADT's resident choreographer, Sara Sanford, invokes the longing of the titular mermaid’s desire to walk on land, find her one true love, and plausibly eat a bowl of soup. The show includes an additional live choir performance arranged by Foye DuBose, a comedic ballet, and a new abstract piece. Premium ticketholders receive a front-center orchestra-level seat, and regular ticketholders are granted a prime spot in the mezzanine. Check the seating chart for additional information. Guests can pick up their tickets at the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre from February 28 to March 4, and it is recommended that will-call tickets be snapped up at least 30 minutes before show time.
Thirty glossy lanes await pin pounders of all stripes at Bama Lanes, a locally owned bowling center that has been racking up spares and strikes for more than 35 years. Players are first outfitted with a rented pair of slide-friendly soles (a $3 value) allowing them to take to the lanes with the same smooth, slick grace of butter melting on a Motown record. Duckpin-hunting season commences as bowlers test their backspin techniques in two 10-frame games (up to a $7.50 value) that can be shared with a friend or played-out in a double-dose of skill-boosting solitude. Between frames, Bama Lanes keeps somnolent strike-throwers energized with a complete snack bar and pro shop, and a postgame party lounge hosts pocket billiards and joyous karaoke sing-alongs that may inspire pins to knock themselves over in silent protest.
Sedans, shiny black SUVs, bouncing party buses—the sleek fleet of CSI Ground transports all passengers in style. Whether clients are trekking to the airport, business meetings, or bachelorette parties, chauffeurs pull up in the best vehicle for the job, relieving them of the stress caused by navigating traffic, searching for parking, and trying to drive and do the electric slide at the same time.
A family business for four generations, Jim Massey Cleaners has been restoring garmental reputations in the Montgomery area since 1941, and recently won first place in the Montgomery Reader's Choice Awards for best dry-cleaner in 2010. Whether unsullying special shirts ($2.49), priceless pants ($6.44), or everyday tuxedo jackets ($6.44), Jim Massey's clean team provides diligent, and punctual care. The company also offers free pick-up and delivery service in the Montgomery area, allowing customers to easily remix dirty clothes, except for birthday suits, which can be cleaned, but can only be dried during sprints through the university's quad.