EventZone's Party in the Park summer concert series at Elmwood Park helps Thursday ditch its weekday persona and get loose with food, drinks, fun events, and a different musical headliner every week. On June 16, hips wiggle, toes tap, and fingers form synchronized kick-lines to the southern-rock sounds of Jim Quick & Coastline. The festival's more than 13,000 frolickers can unwind with a Budweiser or glass of Gallo wine ($4 each), or indulge in a guilt-free splurge on festival cuisine and soda, knowing that part of Party in the Park's proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations. With Parrothead Night as the theme of the evening, Jimmy Buffet fans and their exceedingly loyal spouses can feel free to don Hawaiian garb and warm up their margarita hands for the slushy merriment ahead, and Davidson's Clothing for Men takes over the stage at band intermission to give away free T-shirts ideal for hiding malfunctioning coconut bikinis.
Following the baton of music director and conductor David Stewart Wiley, the members of Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and its chorus deliver concerts that cover a wide spectrum of genres, regaling ears with everything from sci-fi soundtracks to masterpieces by classical composers. Roanoke Symphony Orchestra also surprises audiences with visits from renowned performers by the likes of singer-songwriter LeAnn Rimes and triple-threat Bernadette Peters. Before masterwork concerts, Wiley stages preconcert talks that give audiences musical insight on the pieces that will be performed. To complement its programming, the RSO records a podcast called Inside the Music, which broadcasts playlists off Beethoven’s first generation iPod.
Participants of the Boos and Brews 5K Race or the mile-long fun run are encouraged to run in Halloween costumes, adding an entertaining element to the friendly race. After completing the race without having their shoelaces tied together by prankster ghosts, runners can enjoy a post-race party with drinks, music, and awards for the best costumes and fastest runners.
All American’s mobile cleaning crews clear stains from Greensboro flooring using truck-mounted steam-powered cleaning equipment and biodegradable cleansers. The roughly two-hour treatment cleanses and deodorizes carpet, then applies a protective layer of Scotchgard to shield sensitive fibers from the slings and arrows of outrageous juice spills. All American combats grime with a hot-water extraction process that digs deep into floor-hair to root out stains in the shape of Gorbachev's face, adjusting heat and water flow to safely de-gunk even delicate carpets and rugs.
Classic Elegance Limousine Service packs its newly refurbished 14-passenger limo party bus with sensory stimulation for the discerning party posse. The sound system administers an auditory wet willy of delight with dual 12-inch subwoofers and six Sony speakers attached to iPod and MP3 hookups. A 32-inch flat-screen TV comes stocked with a library of music videos, a PlayStation 3, and Blue-ray and DVD players. Tinted-black windows protect the eyes from the harsh glare of pedestrian jealousy so that you can completely lose yourself in the 550 colored LED lights, two lasers, whirling disco ball, and four strobe lights. The bus is also equipped with a wet bar that includes stemware and ice bins. Libations are not provided, but there’s no shame in hauling your own store-bought or bathtub-brewed beverages.
• For $19, you get an on-location, high-mileage conventional oil change (a $40 value). • For $29, you get an on-location, synthetic oil change (a $70 value). On Location Lubrication's handy auto experts take the grunt work out of caring for a four-wheeled companion by making house and office calls to thirsty transports. Buggies vacant of lubrication can guzzle 5 quarts of fresh, forward-looking synthetic oil. Or, tempt the bored bucket to try a new taste with O.L.L.'s high-mileage oils, which are infused with additives designed to rejuvenate age-ridden seals in engines old enough to remember walking themselves to school—uphill, both ways. Relinquishing the old, worn-out filter, your car will rev its engine in satisfied appreciation as the mobile handymen swap in a new, uncorrupted one. The friendly vehicle vets also check and top off the windshield-wiper, radiator, brake, and power-steering fluids before sending the newly slicked roaster safely on its way.