As the only laugh factory up and cooking in the Sioux Falls area, Fat Daddy's hosts the region's top comedic talents with nightly shows. This summer, catch BET, Showtime, and Comedy Central vet Brian Green in an original performance, or see Minnesotan and former farmer Elaine Thompson in fully upright action that's infinitely preferable to watching stand-up comedy performed by life-size cardboard people posters. Seating for all shows is on a first-come, first-served basis, and local notables emcee all programs.
Lead by puck-flinging forward Ryan Jacobson and benefiting from the sharp reflexes of goalie Stephon Williams, the hard-hitting players of the Sioux Falls Stampede plan to dominate the USHL during the 2010–11 season. Immerse yourself in Sioux Falls Arena's raucous and electric atmosphere during Stampede home games, as fans pack the arena and let their allegiance be known by wearing Stampede jerseys, shouting chants, and silently heckling the opposing players in the penalty box via maritime flags.
Boonies' cherry-bourbon barbecue sauce is the greatest source of pride for the eatery's culinary artists, who paint the homemade specialty onto a smoky canvas of slow-smoked ribs, pulled pork, and chicken. The finger-licking sauce also stakes its claim inside Boonies' brawny signature burger, which also enlivens bites with brown-sugar bacon and pepper jack cheese. Diners can alternate between sips of domestic brews and bites of chopped-chicken sandwiches or dive fork-first into a serving of beer-battered fish. Boonies opens Monday-Saturday at 4PM where multi-genre live music electrifies the air on select nights, while open-mic nights encourage visitors to show off their vocal chops, heartfelt poetry, or ability to take apart and reassemble a microphone.
From the vantage point of an overstuffed sofa, bowlers can comfortably watch as their team members and opponents compete inside Eastway Bowl. In addition to luxurious seating arrangements, each of its 32 lanes features a ceiling-mounted 32-inch LCD monitor and a coffee table that can cradle specialties from the Eastway Sports Lounge and Grille. Visitors can dine lane-side on breaded cod fillet or jumbo hot dogs, or peruse menus in the lounge. Seven high-definition television screens surround the dining area, broadcasting highly anticipated sports games and television coverage of children chasing sugar-cereal mascots.
Originally created to distract and befuddle delicious animals until early hunters finished inventing firearms, ballet has since evolved into one of humanity's most transcendent art forms. For $20, today's Groupon gets you one Level A orchestra ticket (a $34 value) to see the Trey McIntyre Project perform on Saturday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science. Or, for $15, get Level B mezzanine seating to the same performance (a $26 value). The performance will take place in the great hall of the Husby Performing Arts Center, an acoustically and optically superior place to witness the scintillations and undulations of the contemporary ballet troupe. Tiered seating in the sweeping, wood-paneled environment ensures visible views for all, while this Groupon's mezzanine seating ensures both sound sight and insightful sound.
Swiss army knives are famed for the many vital tools hidden in the nooks and crannies of their surprisingly small exterior; Star Performance Complex takes a similar approach to educating kids in fitness. Their instructors offer swimming, gymnastics, tae kwon do, and dance lessons to tykes who enjoy competitive athleticism. They also provide day and night care that combines structured activity with open play in their fun gyms, which feature not only gymnastics equipment but inflatable play houses. Other teachers focus on team sports, training kids to work together in softball, soccer, and cheer. All of this – excepting the swim lessons – takes place in their single, colorful facility full of squeaky hardwood, soft mats, and all the equipment a kids needs to build a strong body.