This weekend is crammed full of free festivals, art, food/drink, education, environment, and play activities! If we missed anything, please let others know in the comments! If you attend an event, share that in the comments, also! See highlights and overview below, and remember to check the notes of calendar items for links and event details! Also, check for events that request/require registration, so you do not miss out. Share this post and let others know about FreeColumbiaMo.com!

Festivals/Fairs: This weekend includes Artrageous Weekend, Sustainable Living Fair, Fall Parade of Homes, and Clover’s Anniversary Party! FYI: The Missouri Chestnut Roast is also on Saturday and loads of fun, but not on the calendar because it is in New Franklin; if you are interested, see the Missouri Chestnut Roast flyer.

Movies: See films at the Armory, Forum 8 Theater, and University of Missouri ($1).

Dancing: Get down at Cafe Berlin, Eastside Tavern, and Yoga Sol.

Food/Drink: In addition to the great food and drink paired with Artrageous Weekend, enjoy spirits tasting at Lucky’s Market (age 21+), sample gluten-free foods at Hy-Vee (West), and enjoy more samples at Clover’s Anniversary party!

Books: Hear the author talk at the Boone County Historical Society (with coffee and Harold’s Doughnuts!), Speaking of Culture at Orr Street Studios (biographical writing) (with coffee and baked treats), and learn about suspense writing with authors or kids can enjoy storytime at Barnes and Noble.

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Fri Oct 16
Forecast for Columbia MO (77° | 44°)
1-5 pm Savor the Flavor of Local – Harvest Festival. Lucky’s Market, 111 S Providence Rd. Warning: We stopped by this event at 4:30 pm on Thursday, and there were no vendors to be found. We are not sure about the status of this event.
3-4:30 pm Art reception & artist talk – Odd Mythos by Brett Anderson. Larson Gallery, Brown Hall, Columbia College, 1001 Rogers St. As the campus lots are not available, park in the nearby streets.
4-6 pm Wine & Spirits Tastings (age 21+). Spirits Dept, Lucky’s Market, 111 S Providence Rd.
6-9 pm Artrageous Weekend—Gallery Crawl. The District (downtown). Friday night is the main reception night with a talk, and lots of great reception food and drink. See our separate blog post for more info!
9 pm-1:30 am FUNK ME Dance Party (Vol. 11) (age 21+). Eastside Tavern, 1016 E Broadway. Mix music featuring DJs Seoul Train and Re:Set.
9:30-11:45 pm ($1) movie – Trainwreck (2015) [R] [2:02]. Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South, MU, 518 Hitt St.

Sat Oct 17
Forecast for Columbia MO (63° | 37°)
9-11 am (& 10am) (free or $1—see notes) FreeQuent FMG Movie Series – The Nut Job (2014) [PG] [1:26]. Forum 8 Theater, 1209 Forum Katy Pkwy.
9 am-12 pm Hy-Vee #1 (West) – Gluten-Free Gala. Hy-Vee, 3100 W Broadway.
9 am-4 pm Artrageous Weekend continues. The District (downtown). On Saturday, visit the Boone County Art Show, and other venues have art demonstrations and activities/crafts.
10-11:30 am (register, 573-814-1900) Do-It-Yourself Workshop – Learn to Install a Faucet. The Home Depot, 3215 Clark Ln.
10:30-11:30 am Saturday Morning Science – Giving Farmers an Eye in the Sky. Monsanto Auditorium, Bond Life Sciences Center, 1201 E Rollins St, University of Missouri. Doughnuts and bagels, with juice and coffee, available about 10 am. Allow time to eat before the talk because food/drink are not allowed in the auditorium.
10 am-5:30 pm Sustainable Living Fair. City Hall, 701 East Broadway.
10:30-11:30 am Meet the Author – Brian Katcher. Montminy Art Gallery, Walters-Boone Co Historial Museum & Galleries, 3801 Ponderosa St. Harold’s Doughnuts and coffee are available at 9:30 am.
11-11:30 am Storytime – Imaginary Fred. Children’s area, Barnes & Noble, 2208 Bernadette Dr.
11 am-3 pm Carnival. Advance Orthodontics, 2301 Chapel Plaza Ct Suite 101. This is near Clovers Natural Market. Bounce houses, games, and more! Free goodie bags to the first 50 kids.
12-2 pm (drop in) Toys “R” Us bricktober event – Mini LEGO City Kayak (ages 5+). 1901 Bernadette Dr. Go early! These LEGO events run out of supplies fast!
1-3:00 pm International Archaeology Day. Mizzou North, 115 W Business Loop 70. International Archaeology Day participants include the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the neighboring Museum of Anthropology, and the MU Departments of Art History and Archaeology and Classical Studies. Deutschheim State Historic Site (located in Hermann, Missouri) will describe the history, archaeology, restoration, and interpretation of the Site’s Foursquare (heirloom) Garden and discuss its relationship to our lives. The Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection will demonstrate clothing from antiquity. There will be activities of interest for all ages including mapping, a language booth, characters in costume, coins, and visits to the Rome Project laboratory.
1-4 pm Clovers’ 50th Anniversary Party. Clovers Natural Market, 2100 Chapel Plaza Ct. Tons of local vendors and artisans with samples and giveaways, live music, a kids corner, fortune telling, free chair massage, and much more!
1-5 pm Fall Parade of Homes. View the list of homes and visit any you like during this time today, or on Sunday.
2-3 pm (register, 573-445-4080) LEGO Architecture Studio Event (ages 14 to adult). Barnes & Noble, 2208 Bernadette Dr. A LEGO event for older kids and adults!
6-8 pm movie – Home (2015) [PG] [1:33]. Armory Sports Center, 701 East Ash St.
7-9:15 pm or 9:30-11:45 pm ($1) movie – Trainwreck (2015) [R] [2:02]. Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union South, MU, 518 Hitt St.
8-10 pm Resonance Spectrum – A journey through Dance. Yoga Sol, 210 St James St.
8 pm-12 am Dance Party. Cafe Berlin, 220 N 10th St.
10 pm-1 am Karaoke Night (age 21+). Eastside Tavern, 1016 E Broadway. Doors open at  9 pm.

Sun Oct 18
Forecast for Columbia MO (60° | 41°)
9-11 am (& 10am) (free or $1—see notes) FreeQuent FMG Movie Series – The Nut Job (2014) [PG] [1:26]. Forum 8 Theater, 1209 Forum Katy Pkwy.
1-2:30 pm (register, 573-814-1900) Do-It-Yourself Workshop – Learn to Install a Toilet. The Home Depot, 3215 Clark Ln.
1-5 pm Fall Parade of Homes. View the list of homes and visit any you like during this time today.
2-3 pm Speaking of Culture series – Writing Lives: How Deep Should a Biographer Delve? Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St.
2-3 pm (register, 573-445-4080) Show Me the Suspense – Two Authors’ Perspectives on Suspense Writing. Barnes & Noble, 2208 Bernadette Dr.
2-4 pm (register, 573-874-7460 or online) Architectural and Social History of the Business Loop (bicycle tour). Meet at the Flat Branch Park playground (ready to ride), 101 S 4th St.
6-11:59pm Flea Market Night (age 21+). Eastside Tavern, 1016 E Broadway. This is supposed to happen every week. For future weeks, check the Eastside Facebook page to confirm.

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