July 23-29, 2018, has 75 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. Below is a item of note for each day.

photo of Alarm Will Sound band

Mizzou International Composers Festival band: Alarm Will Sound


10 am-12:30 pm: Mizzou International Composers Festival – Resident Composer Presentations at 145 Fine Arts Building on the University of Missouri campus.

This is the first of the free events for this annual music festival. The rest continue through the week at various locations as noted on each calendar event.


7:30-9 pm: Columbia, MO Shape-Note Singers regular meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church

This group meets twice a month. Sacred Harp shape-note singing is a 200-year-old American tradition of lively a cappella music. This music features folk-like melodies, harmonized in an unorthodox style. Everyone is welcome at Sacred Harp events, regardless of perceived vocal ability. No experience necessary – you may sing or simply listen.


6-7 pm: Science on Tap at Craft Beer Cellar

This month will feature University of Missouri graduate students Sarah Clements (shorebirds) and Ben Spears (plant disease). Science on Tap CoMo is an outreach program that focuses on stimulating public engagement in science and technology, while offering STEM graduates an opportunity to improve communication skills.


9-10 am: Women Business Owner Mastermind Exchange at the REDI offices, downtown.

An entrepreneurial group for women to discuss challenges, ideas and success stories. First timers are always welcome.


10:30-11 am: Stories for Adults With Disabilities at the Columbia Public Library

This is one of many events that the library provides for community members of all ages.


1-4 pm: Fix-it Fair at the Armory

The City is offering this opportunity again, this time at the Armory. You can bring a small, non-working appliance or item to get help fixing it—instead of letting it continue to be clutter in your space or going to a landfill. It is best to contact them with what item you wish to bring (check eligible types of items and get contact info in calendar event) to see if they have someone who can help you.


7-11 pm: Movies in the Park – Road House with pre-movie event: Door Guy Olympics at Rose Music Hall

Door Guy Olympics at 7 pm and the movie starts at 8:30 pm. The Olympics includes:

-Keg Toss (Who can throw an empty keg the farthest)
-Fake ID Catching (Identify the fakes amongst the reals)
-Wristband Application (Fastest wristband tear and application)
-Ice Bucket Hold (Who can hold two buckets of ice the longest)
-Trash Run (Relay style trash run)
-Drunk Guy Carry (Self-explanatory)
-Get The Line In (Who can get 15 people in the fastest)
-Loudest “Last Call” (Per our decibel reader, who can yell “last call” the loudest)

This week is full of movies, entrepreneurial events, science, dancing, karaoke, and so much more! See them all on the calendar to the right.

Have a wonderful week!

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