• For $16, you get two tickets to No Sex Please, We're British!, valid Thursday, September 8, through Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. (up to a $32 value). • For $16, you get two tickets to Survive Another Day, valid Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. (up to a $32 value). • For $29, you get four tickets to No Sex Please, We're British!, valid Thursday, September 8, through Saturday, September 10, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. (up to a $64 value). • For $29, you get four tickets to Survive Another Day, valid Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, at 2 p.m. (up to a $64 value).
At Silver Tee Golf Centre, golf balls frolic on the greens of a recently renovated 18-hole miniature golf course and whiz through the air at a practice range. A driving range’s heated, covered, and lighted stalls let players swing their 9 irons without hiring a cloud of lightning bugs to hover overhead, and a practice sand trap lets them practice their escape skills. Before hitting the practice green, golfers can take a turn at the Perfect Putting Machine, which lets players experience what the ideal stroke looks and feels like, and those working on their long game can step into the Explanar training system and discover their optimum swing plane as a hoop guides their stroke.
The centre’s PGA Professionals are close at hand to take over where the training equipment leaves off. They guide students toward reliable swings during private and group lessons and wrestle egg-shaped balls from nesting alligators.
The Windsor athletic scene took an industrial-sized shot of adrenaline straight to the face in the summer of 2010 as Border City Brawlers’ crew of derby girls blocked and jammed their way into Windsor Arena for the first time. In founding the volunteer-run, nonprofit roller-derby league, they pioneered a fresh form of competition for women of all ages, sizes, skills, and credit scores. Joined by house teams the Hiram Stalkers and 159ers, the Brawlers, a travel team of top competitors, face off against opponents atop flat tracks across the province, but they call Windsor Arena home. There, they skate, punch, and deliver physics lectures year-round to the roar of 1,000 spectators.
The spirited thespian ensemble of Windsor’s University Players steals Cupid’s bow in their 53rd season, stoking the flames of theatre buffs and hopeless romantics with their engaging adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic comedy Emma. Addicted to the game of love, the titular matchmaker meddles her way into the lives of her friends in a quest to help them find romance. The amiable tale plucks heartstrings like a banjo autopsy when Emma falls in love herself, causing her inner romantic referee to panic as she tries not to fumble her heart. Like the motion picture Clueless, except with English dialogue, the timeless tale of Emma strikes a chord in generations of literature lovers. The plump and plushy seats of Essex Hall Theatre are perfect for canoodling couples, with intimate views allowing audiences to savour the performances and pluck the cartoon hearts emanating from the stage.
The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats. ####Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.