Since 1987, Full Moon Cafe has fused hearty meals with an energized atmosphere and live entertainment. Nearly every night of the week, live music billows out from inside the cafe, including the rapid-fire keystrokes of rock 'n roll dueling pianos on Friday and Saturday evenings. Amid the tunes, diners dive into fresh-ground hamburgers, acclaimed bowls of tortilla soup, and cocktails during weekday happy hour specials.
• For $9, you get one mezzanine ticket to The Fairy Forest on Saturday, August 20 at 2 p.m. (up to an $18 value). • For $11, you get one orchestra ticket to the "Season Encore Performance" on Saturday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $22 value).
Bai Lan has been perfecting her dance technique for most of her life. At age 11, she was chosen to attend the prestigious National Ballet school of China, and she continued to dance professionally for more than 20 years, garnering awards at the International Ballet competition and the first Chinese ballet competition. She brings her years of classical ballet training, performance, and teaching methodology to her classes at Bai Lan Studio.
Here, students of all ages and fitness levels can master pirouettes and leaps in ballet, shuffle ball changes in tap, and freeform movements in modern-dance classes. In addition to classic dance classes, she offers fitness-based classes including Pilates, Zumba, and yoga to help patrons carve ballerina-like physiques petite enough to fit into jewelry boxes.
The Belly Dance Academy of Tulsa operates under the inspirational and gyrational mind of Shadia Dahlal, a 30-year dancing veteran and the vice president of the National Association for Teacher Certification in Middle Eastern Dance. Inside her spacious 3,200-square-foot studio, Shadia and her enthusiastic instructors treat graceful guests with a comprehensive class structure and a custom-built floating floor—the same surface used by the Tulsa Ballet. On the floor, students with little to no prior dance experience can slink into character in either the level 1 belly-dance class, which teaches the basic fundamentals of tummy toning and shaking, or the burlesque class, a strip-free celebration adorned by an abundance of feathers, rhinestones, and other eye-drawing accessories. During intermediate and advanced classes, experienced students hone their hip whispering by learning choreography, stage presence, and how to perform in various venues. Regardless of level, each class provides one full hour of low-impact cardio and creative exploration.