State Street Ballet's lithe dancers gracefully pirouette to classical masterpieces during performances modernized with special effects and digital technology. The season's first show, Starry Night, celebrates Vincent van Gogh's art in a multimedia performance that juxtaposes art, music, theater, dance, and text from the post-Impressionist's recovered Twitter feeds. Choreographed by celebrated dancesmith William Soleau, the ballet aims to mimic the flow of oil paint across a canvas through dancers’ movement as videos project a backdrop of collaged paintings and letters. The surfaces of the recently renovated Granada Theatre are also draped with art, from Moorish-inspired geometric patterns on the golden walls to decorative niches imbued with Old World grandeur.
Safely spring like a frisky organic farmer in an air-filled emporium of fun with today’s Lil' Groupon. For $20, you’ll get 10 jump sessions at Pump it Up, the inflatable party zone. Opt to split up this $40 value with individual general admissions or corral nine friends for a single, impromptu jumping party.
The sight of a medieval castle surrounded by tall cacti may seem anachronistic at first, but it's hard to question the image when one is trying to putt a mini golf ball into a grassy hole off the circulating paddles of a windmill. It's whimsical moments like this that make Golf N’ Stuff's name feel understated. Beyond the two lush 18-hole mini golf courses that draw year-round visitors, the entertainment center boasts go-karts, bumper boats, and more than 100 arcade games. A mechanically rotated rock wall challenges climbers to simulations of El Capitan and Half Dome, and batting cages let both kids and adults perfect their swings before the upcoming zombie apocalypse. Visitors can refuel on hot dogs, soft-serve ice cream, and soda at the snack bar.
Sky High Sports emancipates kids and adults from the laws of gravity with each jump, twist, or backflip their trampolines aid. The yellow-and-black play space features a spring-loaded frame that provides more give to jumpers, with all frames and springs covered by 2-inch-thick safety pads. To take full advantage of its unique space, Sky High hosts springy and elevated games of dodgeball as well as AIR-obics, a low-impact, fat-burning workout class that helps improve balance and coordination. Pintsize gymnasts can take refuge in a specially designed kid court and romp around in the foam pit while they brainstorm nicknames for their pro-wrestling career. The expansive 45,000-square-foot center also offers family-fueled games of laser tag and private rooms for birthday parties.
LazerTag Extreme's 4,500-square-foot arena pits laser-brandishing players against each other as they fight to earn team points and protect their territory amidst outer space–themed obstacles. Each LazerTag mission splits into two six-minute rounds, during which competitors age seven and up discharge rays of laser light at opposing targets while seeking refuge from stray beams behind barriers of space ships and aliens. At each mission's conclusion, teams convene at the scoreboard to view their overall score, individual stats, and personal feelings thermometer. Roving staff members patrol the arena midgame, supplying helpful tips and enforcing LazerTag's safety rules, including a mandate that everyone must help pick up the pieces of laser covering the ground after every mission. Troops of two, four, or six can regroup between missions at the facility's arcade while pitting reflexes against DDR, driving simulators, and golfing games.