To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
At Cedar Creek Sporting Clays, sharpshooters take aim at clay pigeons that launch in unpredictable patterns and angles from 16 automated stations. As gunslingers take in the range's 75 acres of verdant pineland, a member of Cedar Creek's trained staff guides them through the critical precepts of firearm safety and usage before ushering gun-toting groups out to the first station to field any practical questions about the course. Deadeyes peer over the rifle's barrel, marking and shattering discs that launch in variable sequences like milk saucers hurled by enraged housecats. Two different cages accommodate the ambitions of casual shooters as well as tournament-ready gunslingers. Visitors hunting for comprehensive muzzle mastery can learn directly from owner and NSCA-certified instructor Joseph P. Scull, Sr., whose individualized lessons target proper stance, eye dominance, and catchphrase timing.
Surflight Theatre began its culture-spreading mission in 1950, with a shaky tent and a season only three weeks long. Although it has grown enormously since then, one constant remains—its steadfast commitment to the Beach Haven community. In addition to its regular artistic programming, Surflight also gives young performers a chance to tread the boards alongside Broadway professionals.
A farcical plot to woo a beautiful lady descends upon ancient Rome throughout the musical comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. With his freedom at stake, a crafty slave invests all his time and energy in securing his shy master's romantic ambitions. However, along the way, this hapless wingman tumbles into a cluster of zany characters and situations that spiral into a vortex of mistaken identities, wild chases, and side-splitting humor. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, one of composer Stephen Sondheim’s earliest works, pays tribute to the most absurd of vaudevillian shows and netted a mantle's worth of Tony Awards during its original Broadway run.
• For $20, you get a ticket for general-admission lawn seating (a $29.75 value before fees, or up to a $40.25 value online, including all ticketing fees). • For $31, you get a ticket for reserved seating in sections 200–204 (a $49.75 value before fees, or up to a $62.75 value online, including all ticketing fees).
For an eclectic blend of flavors from cultures all over the world, check out Philadelphia's Serrano and Tin Angel. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Serrano and Tin Angel's extensive drink list. Families will feel right at home at Serrano and Tin Angel with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. A great space for entertaining large parties, consider reserving the private room at Serrano and Tin Angel for your next big event. Hop online in no time using Serrano and Tin Angel's free wifi. Live music is often featured for guests' enjoyment. Sound levels can reach upper decibel levels at the restaurant, so sensitive ears beware!
It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Drift away from stuffy dress-code conventions and dine in comfort at Serrano and Tin Angel. Or, take your food to-go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Serrano and Tin Angel to your next party or event.
Garage and street parking are readily available near Serrano and Tin Angel.
Prices at Serrano and Tin Angel are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.