For more than 30 years, Barry Manilow has romanced the airwaves and the hearts of millions worldwide with his ethereal melodies, relentless showmanship, and touching sincerity. With his ageless, silky voice, Barry’s continues to tug the heartstrings of boomers and bloomers with his timeless tunes, including “Mandy,” “Copacabana (At The Copa),” and “Could It Be Magic.” For this very special Florida visit, the magnanimous Bank Atlantic Center is proud to host Barry Manilow along with his razzling, dazzling cast and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.
Beads of a Feather's experienced instructors guide students' hands and eyes through the shop's shifting treasure trove of potential body ornamentations. Each Basic Beading class includes three hours of comprehensive, hands-on education covering techniques such as stringing and crimping. All fledgling embellishers walk away with neck and ear adornments along with the basic wire-wrapping skills necessary for future projects and near-future attempts at reinventing the clothes hanger. To aid in such artistic endeavors, Groupon guests can apply their 15% in-store discount toward the shop's exhaustive selection of tools and accessories from brands such as Vintaj, Beadsmith, and Swarovski.
Hillcrest Racquet Club serves up immersive instruction of tennis fundamentals for racquet wielders of all ages and levels of expertise. In Fundamental Tennis 101, new players and one-time volleyers perfect basic strokes such as the forehand, backhand, serve, and desperate lunge. Net novices receive additional tutorials in keeping score, simple strategies, and celebrating victories without sullying their capris with grass or clay stains.
Groov Billiards and Games commands a fleet of Brunswick billiards tables newly outfitted with classic green Simonis pool-table felt. Canary-yellow walls encircle the 10 Gold Crown 9-foot and two Valley 8-foot tables on whose surfaces striped and solid orbs fight for dominance. Pool players chalk their giant toothpicks, team up, and square off to pick stubborn bits of spinach from each other’s teeth for two hours. Guests with a valid ID are welcome to bring their own beer to fuel their angle calculation with frothy sips. Although not covered by this deal, companions can also compete in the 12-game arcade arena, stocked with coin- and diamond-operated Lord of the Rings pinball, Mortal Kombat, and Ms. Pac-Man. Big-screen TVs offer glimpses of sports games in the fun zone, and free WiFi ripples throughout the hall’s airwaves.
Reading Express has steamrolled into the Indoor Football League for 2011 after a five-season stint in the American Indoor Football Association, where they triumphed against the Wyoming Cavalry in the 2009 AIFA Championship Bowl. Take to the stands on May 15 with their cadre of diehard fans, proudly referred to as Railheads, as the home team strives to defeat the Fairbanks Grizzlies with nothing more than tactical plays and a smattering of salmon-baited bear traps. June 4 finds the Express tackling the Richmond Revolution before they can build a barricade made of rocking chairs in the middle of the field.
The Miller Center for the Arts at Reading Area Community College is committed to promoting artistic growth throughout the community through theatrically diverse and engaging performances. The Cashore Marionettes' Life in Motion studies the poignancy of everyday existence in moving vignettes set to classical compositions. Lifelike marionettes evoke the powerful emotions of momentous human events such as birth and death, as well as the beauty in mundane activities such as kite-flying, doing homework, or flying a kite made out of homework. Joseph Cashore has been designing and performing with his own marionette creations for more than three decades.