Back when a circus tent still hovered above Mount Olympus, Zeus spent afternoons there teaching his flying manticore to catch lightning bolts. Behold divinely inspired aerial feats with today's deal: for $33, you get a premiere-level ticket to see Lookingglass Theatre Company's Hephaestus (up to a $58 value) at the Goodman Theatre on any of the dates listed above. Premiere-level seating puts you on the mezzanine or the ground floor of the Goodman, close enough to feel the breeze or catch kisses blown by an airborne acrobat.
The aromas from The Bistro's diverse menu of sandwiches, fresh seafood, and herb-roasted chicken drift out to diners chatting on outdoor seating that overlooks the Riverwalk. Patrons can fashion a six-wing guitar for an appetizer jam session with a half-dozen wings slathered in a slew of sauces or let forks fall through delicate Maryland crab cakes ($23.50). Shower fresh greens and aged cheddar with an autumnal rain of cranberries and walnuts in the tart apple salad ($8.25) or eschew silverware like a bib model while devouring a sauerkraut-laden turkey Reuben on marble rye ($8.95). As courses vanish in puffs of mouthwatering smoke, skilled chefs pan-sear a fresh salmon fillet beside a steaming garden of green beans and potatoes ($17.50) and promote fruit collaboration with pieces of warm apple and cranberry cobbler ($5.25).
Through a Glass Darkly is a vibrant adaptation of the 1961 Academy Award–winning film by Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. In its United States debut, the Atlantic Theater Company’s production is directed by five-time Tony Award–nominee David Leveaux and stars Academy Award–nominee Carey Mulligan as Karin, the play’s heroine who displays a fragile grip on reality. During an annual vacation to a remote locale, tensions mount between Karin, her brother (Ben Rosenfield), her husband (Jason Butler Harner), and her father (Chris Sarandon). When a culmination of repressed emotions threatens to destroy the entire family, Karin decides to take command of her own destiny.
Based on the 1980 hit movie, 9 to 5: The Musical takes theatergoers on a guffaw-inducing joyride as it explores one of the most empathetic of homicidal fantasies: killing your boss. Forced to endure the endless harassment of an insufferably loutish manager, three unlikely friends form an alliance and enact hilarious revenge in this lampoon of the Rolodex era. With a Tony- and Grammy-nominated score by Dolly Parton, 9 to 5: The Musical breaks the fourth cubicle wall as the gutsy trio of fed up heroines stick it to the man, all the while wearing sensible office shoes.
Serving central Texas for more than 25 years, Bridal Extravaganza simplifies shopping for brides and grooms by collecting more than 300 vendors under one roof. The booths of experienced wedding professionals lure in couples to sample their wares, from planners showing off their color-coded to-do lists to caterers doling out tastes of cakes, dinner dishes, and champagne. Fashion shows give onlookers a taste of the latest dress fashions for brides and bridesmaids and the latest developments in the world of cummerbunds for grooms. By the day's end, lucky ticket holders win prizes for a free wedding gown, bridal pictures, and cash. Each bride who attends the Bridal Extravaganza will receive $500 in free Bridal Bucks to spend on select exhibitors or a fairy godmother.
At Originals Beads and Gems, sparkling jewels, minerals, and beads dazzle eyes with their glossy colors and willingness to come together for a cause. Customers can sort through the wide inventory and take home materials for solo crafting, or put in a request with the design-savvy staff for hard-to-find beads or beading materials. Crafters looking to learn a new skill can enroll in one of many classes that cater to all skill levels. During three-hour beginner classes, experienced instructors impart the essentials of single-strand jewelry, and in intermediate and advanced classes, students can learn how to stamp metal, wrap beads, or choose a favorite between their two wrists. For customers whose ideas for jewelry design exceed their skills, the creative staff at the design center can weave opulent adornments from their customers’ materials and design ideas.
When he's not gigging at renowned venues such as CBGB or the Bowery Ballroom, Pancho Garza preps others to do the same at Alamo Rock School. Likewise, Pancho's fellow instructors channel years of teaching and performing experience to help students aged 8–17 improve their guitar, bass-guitar, drums, piano, or singing skills.
Weekly one-on-one lessons are the bedrock of Alamo's rock club, whose weekend jam sessions give students the opportunity to play with fellow musicians. Private lessons pair with group rehearsals at the school's summer camp and rock performance sessions, which culminate in a live show at a local venue. Designed for musicians 18 and older, the adult rock program similarly whisks students out of their grownup forts made of utility bills to the stage.