Just past the glittering lights of Portland's Harbor Bridge lies Heaven's Touch Massage Therapy, whose owner wields dexterous digits and more than 15 years of experience in manipulating and mollifying sore, tense musculature. The quiet space welcomes guests through early evening on some weeknights and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays, enabling clients to partake in relaxation without having to leave work early or cancel lunch meetings with plates of mashed potatoes.
Under the guidance of experienced groove guru Richard Roberts, Strictly Ballroom teaches fledgling foxtroters and seasoned sambaers fundamentals of dance, foot position, rhythm, timing, and leading or following in the dance center's customized, private dance lessons. Wielding a decade's worth of competitive dancing instruction, Richard specializes in several styles—including lively shimmies such as the swing and cha-cha, as well as elegant waltzes, tangos, rumbas, and more. Classes are tailored to each student's individual skill level and stance on spandex, and Richard breaks steps down via four basic elements of ballroom and directional movements.
Boasting professional actors and method maniacs, Fright Night doles out fabulous frights and shriek-inducing smells alongside fear-raising animatronics. The 10,000-square-foot space houses ghoulish scenes that can be occasionally spattery, which makes this scare-sperience more suitable for children with a modest level of bravery. Between Fright Night and its spine-tickling cousin, Twisted Chaos, this haunt-jaunt is sure to shake a few boots, shutter a few shoulders, and at the very least, stir up a few shrieking falsetto solos. Both seasonal spots are open Thursday–Sunday from 7 p.m. through the late-evening howling hours.
Ear-splitting shrieks quicken the pulses of passersby as they approach the Nightmare Factory, a forsaken complex comprised of two distinct, hair-raising attractions. Once they’ve crossed the threshold into the blood-splattered corridors of Insanity51, voyagers tiptoe cautiously past hostile denizens as a narrative begins to emerge. The tormented spirits that haunt these hallways are insane captives subjected to top-secret government experiments that have rendered them even more fearsome and better informed on tax policy. In Nightmare 3D, foolhardy explorers walk through a carnival funhouse that looks more like the scene of a mass murder. Distorted mirrors and shifting floorboards create a skewed, sinister sense of reality, forcing guests to ponder if they have passed into another dimension populated by their worst nightmares.
At the Jewish Community Center, one-hour classes kick off at 8:15 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and at 9 a.m. on Saturday. At the Texins Activity Center, classes start at 7:45 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday, and 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday classes are held at Caruth Park. Classes commence at the Texas Wesleyan University Pool at 9 a.m. on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. At the CISD Aquatics Center, classes start at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; an outdoor class is held at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday.
Though Dr. Javier Alonso specializes in vein, cardiovascular, and thoracic issues at Texas Vein and Vascular, he and his staff administer a full spectrum of cosmetic treatments at TVV Medispa that go beyond spider-vein removal. Injectables, peels, and resurfacing lasers keep complexions as smooth and even as a face-shaped shuffleboard. Lasers target both unwanted hair and sagging areas of skin around the face as well as the body, which can be toned or soothed through wraps and massages.