Celebrating their 65th season, the well-received Spokane Children's Theatre transports audiences of all ages to new heights of delight through the transformative power of live theater. Their rendering of Hansel & Gretel by I.E. Clark, which plays the spacious Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, is set to display fantastical features including a singing cuckoo clock, a story-telling robin and crumb-hating wicked witch. Their new adaptation of Snow White & the Seven Dwarves, which plays at the Masonic Center, was penned by local author Ken Pickering with songs scored by John Dawson. Shows shun the stuffy silence of library puppet shows in favor of lively audience participation, encouraging enthusiastic attendees to vocally scale the fourth wall and aid the occasionally confused characters.
Virtual Golf Spokane is an indoor, climate-controlled golf facility that houses three separate stations equipped with TruGolf E6 Golf simulators and crisp, 10’ x 14’ screens. Each simulator displays HD recreations of more than 50 courses—including legendary loops such as Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, Torrey Pines, and Bethpage Black—that challenge players with unique, everchanging conditions. To help players truly polish their game, the simulators also take precise measurements and report back the essential ball flight data such as distance, speed, and gopher envy.
Although CrossFit Spokane’s 6,500-square-foot facility is a serious, no-frills training environment, owners Mike and Angela Gerry create a positive, encouraging atmosphere where novices and high-performance athletes alike can push themselves to the limit with cutting-edge training methods. During high-intensity CrossFit, male and female trainers emphasize functional movement and body control over the limited motion of machine-based workouts, drawing from a range of disciplines that includes gymnastics, weightlifting, and athletic fitness. They constantly change up the routine, ensuring they prevent muscle boredom and hit all of the 10 fitness domains, which include cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, power, and speed. In addition to CrossFit, they fill their wide program menu with sport conditioning for adults and teens, personal training, and a corporate wellness program.
With more than 2,000 feet of climate-controlled indoor track, Fastkart Indoor Speedway rouses racers with the power to speed through courses, slide around corners, and compete with friends on their U.S.-made go-karts. Boasting two covered tracks with a slew of configurations, races even offer computerized timing and scoring to easily confirm winners of friendly competitions or the sudden-death settlement of literary-trivia debates. Between adrenaline escapades, racers can settle excited stomachs with a shared scrumptious selection from the snack bar, or take a break from the exhilarations of reality with a galvanizing video game in the arcade. If two 10-minute races aren't enough of a track-tearing session, this Groupon can be upgraded to 15 minutes (an additional $5 per race), a 40-lap race (an additional $10 per race), or a 60-lap race (an additional $20 per race) for uncontrollable cart cravings.
Blanketed in wall-to-wall trampolines, Sky High Sports delights barefoot fun-seekers with springy terrain and an exclusive court for jumpers 8 and younger. Guests can hone front flips, back flips, and belly flops during intense free-bounce sessions. Each trampoline comes equipped with a specially designed spring-loaded frame and thick, 2-inch safety pads that grant patrons a landing cushier than a corner office at a marshmallow factory. Stuffed with blocks of spongy, body-molding material, a foam pit dares treasure-seekers to fling themselves in or scour its depths for the lost contents of bygone pockets. Pintsize aerialist posses can safely practice their synchronized Salchows on 360 degrees of trampoline walls while court supervisors watch from the sidelines and award hard-earned praise with oversize scorecards.
Sky High also offers AIRobics fitness classes and monthly dodge-ball tournaments to help jumpers explore the outermost stratospheres of trampoline possibilities.
North Bowl’s glossy lanes unravel into pin-filled pastures, fostering competitive, family-friendly action in a completely smoke-free environment. Between thunderous bouts, patrons can roam into one of the facility’s trio of ancillary spaces, including the game room, pro shop, and bar and grill, where burgers, sandwiches, and pizza fuel fingers for rematches. During lights and strikes bowling, lasers and fog dance across darkened alleys, while speakers help energize competitors by blasting out tunes. The alley’s expanse is ideal for groups of friends to battle gutter-to-gutter in league play or during birthday parties, which, like the prerogative to scream for ice cream, are available to kids and adults alike.