MaxBowl’s 32-lane wooden superhighway entertains bowlers with splits and spares during 10-pin tussles. Cosmic bowl on Fridays and Saturdays paints the alley with black lights, scattered multi-LED lighting, and the flickering of music videos on projection screens until 2 a.m. MaxBowl East plays country music on Friday nights, causing balls to soar down lanes with the rhythm of an accredited square dancer. Although refreshments are not included in the value of this Groupon, both bowling alleys offer eats and drinks at the MaxBowl Bar & Grill. Be sure to check the North league schedule and East league schedule ahead of time to avoid bumper-to-bumper bowling-alley traffic.
The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.
Each Ultra Motors light electric vehicle operates using a European rear-hub-motor design. The bikes come in five models and different colors such as black, silver, and red. While most bikes can maintain up to 20 miles at 20 mph on a single charge, riders with a spent battery are never stranded—they can hug the nearest stranger or pedal to their next destination. Owner Robert Solana also sells these electric vehicles, hoping to promote The Woodlands' designation from The American Federation of Bicyclists as one of only three bicycle-friendly communities in Texas.
Owner Jennifer Lushbaugh harnesses more than 30 years of needlework experience to alter or craft custom garments, blankets, pillows, and other home-decor goods. Designed for toddlers, her popular nap mats feature built-in pillows stuffed with hypoallergenic fiberfill, Velcro-tab closures, and shoulder straps for portability. Channeling her experiences working at a costume shop and designing wardrobes for junior-high theater performances, Jennifer also creates unique outfits from scratch and alters garments to better fit clients’ figures. Customers also stop into Just Sew for personalized six-student classes that cover how to make pillows or replace a zipper.
Painting with a Twist adultizes the group art class by pairing expert instruction with the option to sip libations and socialize with other classmates. Check the schedule online to view available classes. Each two- or three-hour session will teach you step-by-step how to replicate the featured design (upcoming classes capture everything from flowers to crawfish, cafés, and the rugged masculinity of Burton Gilliam). Canvas, paints, and brushes are all provided, along with a handy stock of wine cups and openers to promote the creative flow. Upon the conclusion of your BYOB painting class, you'll have a 16”x20” painting to hang proudly atop your mantle.
Inside Potteryland's colorful studio, visitors sit at brightly painted tables and chairs as they wait for their next creative stroke of genius. Wielding brushes, stencils, and sponges, each artist gets a chance to customize their own raw ceramic bisque by layering its surface with colorful glazes. With a huge variety of forms to choose from, painters can browse the selection before choosing animal figures, dinner plates, or holiday-themed shapes. Potteryland also offers canvas-painting classes for all ages, where artists can flex their creative skills on a two-dimensional surface before taking home their completed masterpiece or donating it to a museum for safekeeping.