Oct 142018
 

Highlights for Oct 15-21, 2018. As always, events are regularly added and updated, 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.

Mon, Oct 15

Curator-Led Exhibition Tour-British Humour: Satirical Prints of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries7-9 pm: Acting Auditions for “Clever Little Lies” at Talking Horse Productions. For those who have the acting bug, auditions for this play will consist of cold readings from the script. It is noted that a copy of the script will be available at the library; contact Talking Horse for details. The play is scheduled for performance dates in December 2018.

5-8 pm: (5pm reception, 5:30pm lecture): Gavan Lecture: Natural Selection – NOW! by Dr. Virpi Lummaa (University of Turku, Finland) in 112 Swallow Hall at the University of Missouri. Description: Nutritional, epidemiological and demographic changes that accompanied the Industrial Revolution have led to major shifts in disease patterns, lifespan, family size, and age at puberty. These social and cultural adaptations have led some to question whether the use of modern medical care and effective contraceptive methods means that evolution by natural selection has stopped. Dr. Lummaa will also discuss we may now be predisposed to non-communicable diseases such as Alzheimer disease, cancer and coronary artery disease. Moreover, differences among individuals still lead to selection favoring certain heritable traits. Increasing evidence suggests that the transition to modernity has also altered the direction and intensity of natural selection acting on many traits, with important implications for public and global health.

Tue, Oct 16

6-7:30 pm: Postpartum Depression or Anxiety Support Group meets at the South Providence Medical Park, University of Missouri Health Care. This monthly group provides support and resources to parents dealing with depression or anxiety within the first year after having a baby, and attendees do not have to be patients in the University healthcare system. First-time participants should arrive 10-15 minutes early to complete a brief questionnaire. This group is intended for parents to attend without their children.

Wed, Oct 17

2-3 pm: Curator-Led Exhibition Tour – British Humour: Satirical Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries meets in the second floor Focus Exhibition Gallery of the Museum of Art and Archaeolog in Mizzou North. Alisa Carlson, Curator of European and American Art, will lead the tour contextualizing satirical prints by British artists William Hogarth, James Gillray, and George Cruikshank. This focus exhibition will consider the significance of social and political criticism in democratic societies. The role of the artist as critic will also be examined, including consideration of recently discovered evidence about the lives of these (in)famous caricaturists. This thematic exhibition consists of ten to fifteen artworks.

Thu, Oct 18

11 am-1 pm: Disability Issues Candidate Forum at Woodhaven. The Boone County candidates for State Representative will be answering questions related to disability issues. Topics covered include education, healthcare, employment, transportation.

Fri, Oct 19

6-9 pm: Open Mic Night at Fretboard Coffee. Participate or spectate at this monthly event open to all styles of music and art—any instruments, music, or spoken word.

Sat, Oct 20 – Homecoming

Photo: Mizzou Homecoming Parade

Mizzou Homecoming Parade.

9-11 am: University of Missouri (MU) 107th Homecoming Parade, located through the MU campus and downtown. The parade will be later this year because the game kickoff time is later (3pm). Details are still pending as of this post, so check the Website links in the calendar notes for route and other details.

Sun, Oct 21

3-4:30 pm: University Singers of Mizzou Fall Concert – In Our Hands at Campus Lutheran Church. This concert will feature the works of di Lasso, Buchenberg, Caroline Shaw, and more, with special guests: Mizzou New Music Ensemble, directed by Dr. Stefan Freund. [$5 suggested donation]

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Oct 082018
 

Highlights for Oct 8-14, 2018. The theme for the post this week is checking out the Columbia Public Library. Taxes go toward paying for these programs, so take advantage of them! As always, events are regularly added and updated, 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.

Mon, Oct 8

7-8:30 pm (refreshments at 6:30 pm): Equal Justice Under the Law? Holly Burgess Public Policy Forum at the Columbia Public Library. KFRU’s David Lile moderates this panel exploring the ongoing challenges facing the public defender system in Missouri, including chronic underfunding, which exacerbates inequities in the criminal justice system. Speakers will also address other systemic practices in Missouri that contribute to inequities and offer potential solutions. Panel members will be Greg Mermelstein, deputy director for the specialty practices and resources for the Missouri State Public Defender system and Melinda Pendergraph, training director for the Missouri State Defender system. Co-sponsored by the AAUW-Columbia branch, Civil Liberties Committee of the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and the Mid-Missouri Civil Liberties Association.

Photo: Mah Jongg tiles

Mah Jongg tiles.

Tue, Oct 9

1-2:30 pm: Intro to Mah Jongg, American Style 2018, Part I at the Columbia Public Library. Instructor Hanna Klachko will get you started on the American version of this ancient game, which is experiencing a nationwide resurgence in popularity. This presentation will introduce you to the tiles and the specifics of the game. The second part, on Oct 16, will discuss other features of game play and give you the opportunity to practice.

Wed, Oct 10

6:30-8:30 pm: Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) [NR] [1:41] in the Friends Room at the Columbia Public Library. In this installment of Center Aisle Cinema, Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids’ show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is now advocating for the importance of science, research and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access—as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy—this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution and a science-based worldview. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

Thu, Oct 11

5:30-6 pm: Spanish Story Time / Hora de cuentos en familia in the Children’s Program Room at the Columbia Public Library. Another great program for kids ages 2-5 (with an adult)—Enjoy stories and songs in Spanish presented by members of University of Missouri Voz Latina. (Disfrute de las historias y de las canciones en español.)movie poster: Bill Nye: Science Guy

Fri, Oct 12

2-3:30 pm: Tech Help in the Training Center at the Columbia Public Library. Did you know there are lots of technology assistance programs on a wide variety of Windows, Mac, and internet topics at the Columbia Public Library? You can drop-in during the scheduled times and learn at your own pace with interactive tutorials for beginning and intermediate Windows users. Choose among topics including keyboarding, mouse skills, computer basics, email, internet browsing and navigating files and folders. Tutorials are also available for Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Excel and more. Library trainers will be on-hand to offer support or help you navigate the basic functions of your Windows, Android or Apple laptop or device. Staff are unable to troubleshoot or repair malfunctioning equipment.

Sat, Oct 13

3-4 pm: Stories in Art, Art in Stories for kids ages 5-9 in the Children’s Program Room at the Columbia Public Library. Nurture your child’s interest in reading, visual literacy, creative thinking and language development. In each session, a picture book will provide the jumping-off point for an art project that encourages active looking, listening, imagining and creating. Presented by the Columbia Art League. To register, call the library at 573-443-3161 and ask for the Children’s Desk. This is a regular event, so if this time is full, there will be more.

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Oct 012018
 

Highlights for Oct 1-7, 2018. As always, events are regularly added and updated, 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.

Mon, Oct 1

7-8 pm: Concert Jazz Band at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union North, University of Missouri. Access audio streaming links shortly before the concert at https://music.missouri.edu/concert-audio-streaming. Note: End time is estimated and streaming is listed as tentative. Also, the Symphonic Band & University Band concert on October 4 at 7 pm, which is not free for the community to attend, is free to hear via the same streaming page.

Tue, Oct 2

11 am-4 pm (1 pm discussion): LGBTQ History at Mizzou at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union North, University of Missouri. This is an open exhibit, a self-guided tour, with a 1 pm discussion on everything from 1948 to the present and how these events continue to shape the Mizzou Community.

Unrest movie posterWed, Oct 3

8-10 pm: Unrest (2017) [NR] [1:30] is a documentary showing at The Shack in the University of Missouri Student Center. This event is part of Mizzou’s Celebrate Ability Week. Description: When Harvard Ph.D. student Jennifer Brea gets a fever that leaves her bedridden, she sets out to document her story and fight a disease that medicine forgot.

Thu, Oct 4

12-1 pm: This month, the First Thursday Book Discussion on “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles (for adults) meets in the Children’s Program Room of the Columbia Public Library. The discussion will be led by Dr. Sarah Lirley McCune, assistant professor of history at Columbia College.

5-6:30 pm: Ladies Night Out at Legacy Bath & Tile. Once a month they have refreshments, socializing, free advice and free stuff. For October, Tracy Davis with Urbane Country, LLC will talk about home decorating and her business.

Fri, Oct 5

12-1 pm: Women Who Own It Speaker series – Amanda Quick will be speaking at the Missouri Innovation Center. Amanda Quick is the owner of The Hatchery, a coworking space in Columbia. Attendees are welcome to bring their own brown bag lunch. Note: The is in the University of Missouri Business Incubator and the lots around the building are restricted. There are a few visitor parking spaces in front of the building. If needed, contact the the Incubator at 573-884-0496 or check at the front desk if the visitor spaces are full.

4:30-6 pm: Artist talk and reception for the John Schneider MFA Exhibition in Bingham Gallery at the University of Missouri. The talk is set for 4:30 pm. Only paid meter parking is available. This event is before the 6-9 pm First Friday events in the North Village Arts District on the other side of downtown.

Poster for Museum/Archaeology Day, Oct 6, 1-3pm, in Columbia, MissouriSat, Oct 6

9 am-2 pm: 12th VA (Veteran’s Administration) Center Welcome Home & Car Show at the VA Hospital. The car show begins at 10 am, and the event includes refreshments, a health fair, and activities for kids.

1-3 pm: National Museum Day / International Archaeology Day at Mizzou North. Interactive stations offered by departments, organizations, galleries and museums from the University of Misosuri campus and across the state include Ellis Library Rare Books, Missouri Folk Arts Program, Museum of Anthropology, Museum of Art and Archaeology, State Historical Society, and Textile and Apparel Management.

 Sun, Oct 7

2-6 pm: Dismal Niche Festival Showcase in Rose Park at Rose Music Hall. Doors at 2 pm, and the show begins at 3 pm. This event features LOOSE LOOSE, Devin Frank Vanishing Blues Band, and  It’s Me: Ross.

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Sep 232018
 

Highlights for Sep 24-30, 2018. There are 63 events so far on the calendar this week. As always, events are regularly added and updated, 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.

Mon, Sep 24

7-8 pm: Fall Sampler Concert at the Missouri Theatre. The University of Missouri Music Department features the MU Brass Choir, MU Flute Ensemble, Mizzoons, MU Cello Choir, MU Jazz Combo, Tiger Steel Pans, and vocal and piano soloists.

Tue, Sep 25

7-8 pm: One Read Author’s Talk: David Grann in Launer Auditorium at Columbia College. David Grann will read from his bestselling book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” and discuss his research and writing process. After his remarks, he will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of the book.

Movie poster: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Wed, Sep 26

7-8:45 pm: Climate Action Seminar on Reducing Food Waste in the Commission Chambers at the Boone County Government Center. Part of the Columbia Climate Action Education Series, this talk shares how changing climate has significant implications for food production. Wasted food is wasted greenhouse gas emissions, so our society and community needs to reduce food waste. Speakers: Martha Dragich – retired University of Missouri law professor; Maria Rodriguez-Alcalá, Academic Professor, Division of Applied Social Sciences, University of Missouri; Mark Haim – Director of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks; Sean Ross – Food Bank.

8-10 pm: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) [PG-13] [1:34] showing at Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Union South, University of Missouri. A documentary about the man who inspired generations of children.

Thu, Sep 27

9-10 am: Women Business Owner Mastermind Exchange, meets in Suite 102 of the REDI Offices (downtown). Learn about the power of mastermind groups as you experience this confidential, supportive space for women to come together and discuss challenges, ideas and success stories. New attendees always welcome.

4:30-6:30 pm (5 pm talk): Artist talk and reception for the Julian Foley MFA Thesis Exhibition in the University of Missouri Bingham Gallery. This project explores the behaviors of indifference surrounding the abdication of personal and societal responsibility in American culture.

7-10:30 pm: Movies in the Park – May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers (2017) [NR] [1:44] in the park outside Rose Music Hall. Filmed over a two-year-plus period, this documentary is an intimate portrait of the acclaimed North Carolina band The Avett Brothers, charting their decade-and-a-half rise, while chronicling their present-day collaboration with famed producer Rick Rubin on the multi-Grammy-nominated album “True Sadness”. Bring lawn chairs or something to sit on.

Fri, Sep 28

6-10 pm: 3rd Cruisin’ To Fight Cancer outside Parkade Center. This event continues 9 am-3 pm on Sat Sep 29. While this event is a fundraiser, there are plenty of free things to enjoy–car lovers can enjoy the vehicles on display. Friday night includes music by the Clay Creek Band. Saturday will include Hot Wheel races for all ages—cars provided for kids and adults can bring their own; One Too Many Band; DJ Colossal Sounds ; games for kids; and more.

Sat, Sep 29

Photo: South Farm Showcase (kids and sheep), Columbia MO

Interact with animals at South Farm Showcase.

10 am-4 pm: 12th South Farm Showcase, at the University of Missouri South Farm Research Center. This event is about sharing the fun and excitement of science and discovery. Near-by Jefferson Farm and Garden is also part of the fun, via a short wagon ride. Activities include: •Taste of Mizzou sampling tent •Passport stamp collection (kids) – complete for free pumpkin •Cockroach races •Corn maze •Putting on the green •Flying kites •Baby animal exhibits •Foal parade •Dog training demo •Face painting •Hay bale and commodity play areas •Missouri Department of Conservation Discover Nature Fishing •Farm equipment to explore •Native butterfly house.

8-9 pm: Kelariz Keshavarz – Flute Guest Artist Recital at Whitmore Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri. Accompanied by Shoko Nelson.

 Sun, Sep 30 — A day for music…

1-3 pm: Community Drum Circle at Good Nature. This weekly group meets for drumming and dancing in Good Nature’s large basement space. All drummers and dancers are welcome. This season’s weekly drum circle will be led by Don Breuer.

3-4 pm: Drei Bones Trio – Guest Artist-Faculty Brass Recital at Whitmore Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri. Part of the University of Missouri Trombone/Trumpet Day.

7-8 pm: Otto Sauter and Iskander Akhmadullin (trumpets) and Natalia Bolshakova (piano) – Guest Artist and Faculty Recital at Whitmore Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri. Part of the University of Missouri Trombone/Trumpet Day.

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Sep 162018
 

Highlights for Sep 17-23, 2018. There are 79 events so far on the calendar this week. As always, events are regularly added and updated, 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.

Art by Craig Norton.

Art by Craig Norton. On exhibit at Columbia College.

Mon, Sep 17

12-1:30 pm: University of Missouri Department of Anthropology Lecture: The Natural Selection of Bad Science will be held in room S110 of the Memorial Union. Paul Smaldino will present empirical evidence and the results of formal modeling to support his conclusion that if methodological strategies that maximize token counts are misaligned with those that increase signal strength, the probability that scientific results reflect reality will fall, and suggest that many current incentive structures in professional science organizations are detrimental to the ultimate aims of scientific research. He concludes with some thoughts on how organizations can act to improve the quality of science research.

Tue, Sep 18

6-8 pm: City of Columbia Recycling Ambassadors Training for new Ambassadors will be held at the ARC (Activity & Recreation Center). Recycling Ambassadors promote waste reduction, reuse, and recycling. Trainees are asked to share a minimum of 12 hours a year promoting recycling. Opportunities include staffing education booths at festivals and events, community outreach projects, giving presentations, and assisting with waste audits and education events. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, the Recycling Ambassador program allows citizens who are concerned with the environment, natural resources, and sustainability, an opportunity for hands-on participation to influence others to increase the recycling rate and reduce waste in Columbia.

Wed, Sep 19

11:50 am-2:30 pm: 18th Fire Factor and PAVE (Pedestrian and Vehicle Education). At 11:50 am, the simulated room burn is conducted in Speaker’s Circle. This is an impressive and realistic demonstration with a room built each year for this event, and, of course, firefighters on hand to put it out after realistic arrival timing. Note: As you can expect from a large fire, significant heat is generated, so consider how close you wish to stand. For small children, this can be scary. Also, if  a feedback survey is distributed, that may be required for your pizza and t-shirt (while supplies last), and in the past, the pizza lines have been long! PAVE includes fire safety events such as fire extinguisher training and an obstacle course, and learn about seat belt safety, crosswalk etiquette, and more.

6-8 pm: The last Family Fun Fest of the year, with the theme Creative Kids will be held near Burford and Lamb Shelters in Cosmo Park. The event includes hands-on kid friendly art activities, musical performances, theater, and dance.

Thu, Sep 20

3-4 pm: Artist talk and reception for the Craig Norton Exhibit will be at the Larson Gallery in Brown Hall on the Columbia College campus. As this is during a weekday, campus lots will be restricted and parking options are the surrounding neighborhood streets.

Photo: Atlatl demonstration.

Atlatl demonstration.

Fri, Sep 21

7:30-9:30 pm: 16th Life and Literature Performance Series at Studio 4 in McKee Gymnasium on the University of Missouri (MU) campus. This annual, free theater event features cutting-edge original and adapted works by MU student authors, giving voice to emerging talent by staging a diverse body of new scripts. First come, first seated, doors at 7 pm.

Sat, Sep 22

8:54 pm CDT: Autumnal Equinox (first day of fall).

10:30-11:30 am: Saturday Morning Science (SMS) on “What happens when you drink alcohol and why should you care” at Monsanto Auditorium in the Bond Life Sciences Center on the University of Missouri campus. Psychology professor Denis M. McCarthy will speak about how alcohol affects everyone, how and why it affects people differently, and how research is finding ways to identify when alcohol puts people at risk and how we can reduce that risk. SMS is a series of community-friendly science talks on a wide variety of subjects. From 10 am on, get bagels, donuts, coffee, and juice before the talk. Be sure to finish eating beforehand as no food or beverages are allowed in the auditorium.

12-2 pm: Atlatl Demonstration with the University of Missouri Museum of Anthropology in front of Mizzou North. Learn about the atlatl, or spear thrower, that was used for thousands of years in Missouri. See the Mizzou Atlatl Club demonstrate the atlatl, and then try it yourself. The Missouri Atlatl Association will also have a Moche toss; a game to see who can “capture” the Moche with their dart. 5th grade and older do best handling the atlatl. While you are there, go inside to the second floor of Mizzou North and explore both the Anthropology Museum and Museum of Art & Archaeology.

 Sun, Sep 23

12-6:30 pm: Celebrate Mid-Missouri Pagan Pride Day in Peace Park. This is a one-day public event celebrating fellowship, promoting tolerance, and educating the local community about Paganism. It has been held annually since 2000 and features workshops and entertainers in a street-fair-style atmosphere.

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