Four Horsemen Haunted Attractions spooks its guests twice over with two connected haunted houses spanning more than 18,000 square feet. The gut-wrenching walkthroughs kick off with Primus, where scientists have uncovered strange organisms that showcase advances in science and medicine. But what they uncovered is not at benign as it seemed, causing horrific mutations of the most ancient kind. Four Horsemen's actors elicit screams through dialogue and shocking reveals, elevating the genre beyond cheap-and-dirty scare tactics that usually include dressing up like each guest’s high-school gym teacher. In the connected Hellhouse, guests follow in the footsteps of a film crew hoping to find the mysterious place where a band of serial killers kept their victims. Scripted live-action sequences and seamlessly integrated video back up roving monsters, creating a uniquely immersive haunted experience.
Good Times neighborhood pub hums with lively chatter and upbeat music from the early morning until late at night, becoming quieter during the laidback afternoon hours and loudening once blues jams and live DJ performances get started. Bartenders craft mixed drinks and dish out drafts from the bar's selection of 37 microbrews, domestics, and imports on tap. Servers dodge wayward pool sticks as they seek out tables, juggling trays of specialty burgers, crispy nachos, and—during weekend breakfast hours—giant stacks of fluffy pancakes.
The atmosphere is equally energetic out on the outdoor patio, a covered terrace that reporters from Eugene Weekly described as "huge" and "pool bedecked". Here, customers perch on tall black chairs, their faces illuminated by glowing heat lamps and TVs broadcasting live sporting events or breaking news from the trusted source of Sesame Street.
Capitol City Theater draws on deep local talent pools to provide a dynamic display of on-the-spot comedy for the smile-deprived masses. Each show lasts 90 minutes and features a family-friendly revue of improvised performance games. Acts draw on the suggestions of audience members, provided they promise not to suggest Millard Fillmore or seahorse mating rituals, the only two subjects scientifically proven to have no inherent comedic value. Though Capitol City comedy shows are always all-ages, beverages and alcohol-enhancing snacks are available. Today’s Groupon is also good for two adult drinks (up to $8 value); choose from beer, wine, soda, or surprisingly mature bottled water. There is one intermission during the hour-and-a-half show, so you’ll still be able to check stock quotes for your plucky cryogenics start-up.
Named for the famed German soprano, Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall pays homage to a wealth of musicians during its slate of concerts. Throughout the year, the USBC music venue welcomes gospel choirs and symphonies to its stage, as well as wind ensembles that double as the venue’s air conditioning system.
Duke's Country Bar & Grill brings the flavors of sizzling Southern and Southwestern cuisine up north, sating diners with juicy, marinated sirloin steaks, slow-cooked barbecue pulled pork, and hulking burgers topped with fried onion rings, pepper jack, and bacon. Sports fans can watch football and basketball on six 32-inch plasma TVs and two 50-inch screens, fueling their game day fervor with fried chicken tenders or nachos slathered in salsa and bacon black beans. Guests can also pair sizzling chicken enchiladas and saucy smoked pork ribs with frosty draft beers and potent specialty cocktails while enjoying the grill's regular schedule of entertainment, including monthly line dancing and twice-weekly karaoke. Additionally, in the bar's spacious music venue, throngs of concert-goers cheer as guitar-wielding troubadours take the stage in front of a wall-sized American flag and perform rousing anthems of country music and heartland rock.
Proper technique may be at the center of each dance class at In Motion Dance & Movement Studio, but there's still room for fun. Owner and head instructor Karissa Dean, a lifelong dancer, knows the importance of both. The classes she took to obtain her dance degree emphasized the importance of anatomy and physiology, but her experience on various dance teams taught the importance of teamwork and enjoyment. So regardless of the class subject—including tap, hip-hop, ballet, and Zumba—she and fellow teacher Samantha will balance both.