Jul 192018
 

Another fun weekend! Check out the following events, with even more on the calendar! Get all the details in the calendar on the right (remember to check the event details section).

Kid-Friendly Movies

  • Fri, 10 am: The Boss Baby at Forum 8 Theater
  • Sat, 6 pm: Son of Bigfoot at the Armory

Car Shows on Saturday

poster for BMW of Columbia 1st Car ShowIf you enjoy seeing classic and / or customized vehicles, these are new shows and there are more on the calendar this summer.

  • 10 am-2 pm: 1st Canines and Cruisers at Parkade Center
  • 10 am-2 pm: 1st Classic Car Show at BMW of Columbia

Performances

  • Fri, 6-9 pm: Open Mic Night at Fretboard Coffee
  • Fri, 7-9 pm: Freestyle Battles (age 21+) at Eastside Tavern
  • Fri, 9:30 pm-1 am: Karaoke Night (age 21+) at Eastside Tavern
  • Sat, 7:20 pm: Mid MO NORML Karaoke Hour (age 21+) at Eastside Tavern
  • Sun, 7 pm: Comic Book Society Concert at Shelter Gardens
photo of child at stream

Water Festival for everyone at Rock Bridge Park.

Nature / Outdoors:

  • Sat, 9 am-12 pm: Water Festival (ages 4+) at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
  • Sat, 1-4 pm: Connor’s Cave Tours at Rock Bridge Memorial Sate Park (if you cannot make it this weekend, check the calendar for more dates)

Also this weekend, Meadowlark School Open House (a school for ages 4-6) (Sat, 9 am-noon), Skin Cancer Screenings provided by Boone Hospital Center (Sat, 8 am-5:30 pm; this is a registered event, check the calendar link for more dates), and Saturday includes the next installment of Home Depot DIY Workshop (ceiling fans, 10-11:30 am) and Barnes & Noble Children’s Storytime (11 am, featuring the next book by Peter H. Reynolds!).

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Jul 152018
 

July 16-22, 2018, has 54 free events in Columbia on the calendar (so far)! Events are regularly added, so check back for more, and details for all of the events are in the notes section of the calendar. Remember, if you need more info, use the links and contact info for the event—sometimes details change before we can catch them.

Highlights:

photo of Laws Observatory, University of Missouri, Columbia

Laws Observatory, MU

Laws Observatory is open every Wednesday from 8-10 pm (excepting holidays and inclement weather), and in July 2018, Mars will be the closest to Earth since 2003.

This month is a great time to go! More info about Mars from NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/mediacast/jpl/whats-up-july-2018.

 

Art

  • On Tue, Jul 17, at 10 am, the Museum of Art and Archaeology will hold its monthly Museum Sketching Group. This is a relaxed setting for practicing sketching, and all skill levels are welcome.
  • On Wed, Jul 18, at 2 pm, Basquiat Bash: Painting With No Boundaries for kids ages 6-12, is a wonderful time for learning about Jean-Michel Basquiat and creating.
  • On Wed Jul 18, at 7 pm, the 8th St. Maker Collective will host its next Social Sketch CoMo at Sager Braudis Gallery. This is an evening for sketching, painting, drawing, needleworking, patching, thinking, and general making. Bring your own supplies and a snack to share and hang out with some other local makers.

Also this week is the next monthly Family Fun Fest (Wed at Cosmos Park), and the next monthly Women’s Intentional Drum Circle (Fri) will be held at Heart, Body, and Soul. For movies, Forrest Gump will be shown outside at Rose Music Hall (Wed) and Son of Bigfoot (Sat) will be playing inside at the Armory. There will be an Open House at Meadowlark School (Sat). If you want to get outdoors, there is a Water Festival educational event (Sat) and Connor’s Cave Tours (Sat & Sun) at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

In addition, remember to check out everything going on at the Columbia Public Library, and the DIY, literary, music, entrepreneurial, computer education, and many more events!

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Jul 122018
 

A full weekend in store, 23 items on the calendar, including movies! Get all the details in the calendar on the right (remember to check the event details section).

Friday movies:

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at Cosmo Park
  • Singin’ in the Rain at the Columbia Public Library
  • Death on the Nile at Mizzou North
  • Ready Player One at Lowry Mall (MU)

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, you can watch the last two World Cup games at Ragtag Cinema.

Also this weekend, look for 2nd Saturday for Kids (ages 5-15) (theme: Five Chinese Elements) at Orr Street Studios, Collector’s Series Wine Release and Art Show (plus food) at Les Bourgeois Winery, Weekend Kickoff [beer] Tasting Series at Craft Beer Cellar, and a C Rock City concert at Shelter Gardens.

Happy Friday the 13th and have a fantastic weekend!

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Weekend Highlights – Feb 2-4, 2018

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Feb 022018
 

A full weekend in store, including art, music, and True/False-related events! See highlights below, and check the calendar on the right for details and more events.

First Friday, Columbia MO - February 2018The next First Friday is happening tonight from 6-9 pm in the North Village Arts District (downtown—Walnut street from College to 9th and north to Rogers). Venues with details are listed in the calendar notes. Check out all the art and other fun!

Participants include

• Artlandish Gallery (1019 E Walnut St): Artlandish First Friday Love Fest – Live Music: Pippa and the Strawmen, Keith Fletcher. Enjoy a lively artists market with over 45 booths of handmade goodness.
• Resident Arts (1023 E Walnut St # 3, entrance in alley between Orr St & 10th St): Reception for Finding Clarity: Through a unique partnership between Clarity Float Spa and Resident Arts, 12 artists held residency at Clarity Float Spa over 12 months and made work about their experiences. Refreshments provided.
• Sager Braudis Gallery (1025 E Walnut St): See the work of February Exhibit artists Kait Arndt, Craig Albright, Nick Pena, Joel Sager, and Patti Shanks. Chat with the artists, view their work, and enjoy a drink courtesy N.H. Scheppers Distributing Company and Les Bourgeois Vineyards.
• Talking Horse Productions (210 St James St): Colette Brumbaugh Reception – The paintings of local artist Colette Brumbaugh are on display in the lobby gallery. Meet Colette and enjoy refreshments.

No automatic alt text available.Bonus tonight: Check out the Grand Opening of Wheely’s Bicycle Café! Wheely’s will be at the First Friday venue, Orr Street Studios. “Serving up 100% Organic, Great Tasting, Cheap Coffee. While producing little to no emissions!” For the opening, they advertise that the first 100 people get a free coffee, and all coffee will be 50% off. They also offer hot chocolate, tea, and snacks.

Parking: Check out our downtown parking guide for the scoop on parking options downtown. As a quick reference, parking garages are free after 6 pm and street parking is free after 7 pm. There is also a permit parking spaces area bordering the Wabash bus station area that is free after 6 pm.

Continue your art enjoyment with Slow Art Saturday at Sager Braudis Gallery.

True/False Festival events: On Saturday, you can learn more about How to True/False at the Columbia Public Library, and on Sunday, there is the first of three workshops with the T/F Artist-in-Residence, Becca Sullinger, which will be held in Dogwood Artist Workspace.

Also this weekend, look for the next Home Depot kids workshop, Songbird Station has a Feeder & Seed Pairings Workshop, and Natural Grocers has a Quick Class on Apple Cider Vinegar. Despicable Me 3 will be showing at the Armory. Barnes & Noble, in addition to the regular morning storytime, is holding a Harry Potter Book Night on Saturday evening. For music, on Sunday afternoon, you can choose between the Community Drum Circle or three harpists playing at the Columbia Public Library for Tunes at Two.

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Basic Car Maintenance for Women – Register now!

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Aug 252017
 

At the bottom of this post, check out more great deals and freebies!

The Columbia Area Career Center (CACC), with Big O Tires, is offering the free class: Basic Car Maintenance for Women on two dates this fall. This class fills quickly, so if you are interested, we recommend registering as soon as possible. At the time of this posting, openings are still available for both classes. If you know someone who would be interested, share this post using the links below.

Knowledge is Power! Basic Car Maintenance for Women
Instructor: Melanie Coates
This class is directed toward women who would like to learn Basic Car Maintenance, avoid expensive repairs, how to talk to your mechanic, and how to recognize problems with your car before they become big ones. Taking care of one of your most expensive purchases is getting trickier all the time.

  • 11/15/17 W 6-8pm (G993.17F)
  • 12/6/17 W 6-8pm (G993.2.17F)

To register, go to the CACC course catalog. Search for “basic car maintenance” to find the course quickly.

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