What's Going On
June 8, 2015
In This Issue
On Stage
Special Events

Columbia offers a constantly changing variety of special things to see and do. The following schedule of activities is not intended to list everything in our community, rather a sampling of popular happenings during your visit. For our full events calendar, please check out our website at VisitColumbiaMO.com. 

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Maplewood Barn Community Theatre presents "Two by Two" at 8 p.m. Thursday through Sundayt in its Nifong Park home. The musical, with book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Martin Charnin and music by Richard Rodgers, looks at the Biblical story of Noah and the flood. The show continues June 11-14. Tickets are $9, $1 for children younger than 10. 


Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Drive, presents "Lucky Stiff" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Seussical"), the comedic murder-mystery musical finds a British shoe salesman wading through intrigue and crazy characters in hopes of making it through a vacation and earning an inheritance. Tickets are $10 opening night, $10 to $12 for all other shows. The show continues June 18-21 and 25-28. 


The University of Missouri Summer Rep Theatre presents the first of the season's two Comedies-in-Concert, "The Incredible Theatre Majors of Wretched Grace," at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Corner Playhouse. The work of MU theater professor David Crespy, the comedy follows a group of mild-mannered theater majors who also play the part of heroes. $5. 


Stephens College Summer Theatre Institute presents a free performance of "Adaptation: The Funny Ladies" at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Warehouse Theatre, 104 Willis Ave. The show features adaptations and excerpts of works and conversations by the likes of Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Irma Bombeck, Nora Ephron, Joan Rivers, Amy Poehler and more. Rated PG-13. 


Talking Horse Productions presents "Mostly Sweet" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St. Written by local playwright Meg Phillips Crespy, this comedy follows the chaos and conflict that surrounds a family wedding. Tickets are $13, $11 for seniors and students. The show continues June 19-21. 


Deja Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Buzz Sutherland and Devin Siebold at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $9 Friday, $10 Saturday. dejavucomedy.com.



Ragtag Cinema presents a Local Women Filmmakers Showcase Tuesday 6 PM. Please join us for this free event featuring the short films of local women filmmakers Polina Malikin, Chelsea Myers, and Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri featuring a Q&A after the screening.  CLOUDS SO SWIFT (work in progress) is a sideways glancing portrait of a teenage girl trying to escape a small nowhere town. Written & directed by Polina Malikin; Cinematography by Andrew Palermo; Edited by Polina Malikin, Tyler Powell, & Chelsea Myers; Starring Raychel Mooney & Clara Strathausen; Produced by Kim Sherman. 23 min. PERCH On a solo retreat to a countryside home, new mother Laila attempts to make peace with her complex past and dark emotions with the help of an unexpected friendship.Written by Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri; Directed by Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri and Logan Lemmon; Edited by Logan Lemmon; Photography by Logan Lemmon; Sound by Eric Butterwick. 19 min. CALIFAS Three stories of illegal immigration interweave along the Tijuana/San Diego border. Directed & Edited by Chelsea Myers; Written by Chelsea Myers & Tim Pilcher; Cinematography by Paul Mossine & Chelsea Myers; Sound Design by Tim Pilcher. 8 min.


Ragtag Cinema presents "Homebrewed #2: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" Wednesday 6:30 PM. Followed by Skype Q&A with Stephen Cone! Preacher's son Henry Gamble (Cole Doman) turns seventeen today, and his closest friends and family are coming over for a pool party. Set entirely during the celebration, this beautiful and perceptive new film from Stephen Cone (Homebrewed 2012 favorite The Wise Kids) explores the lives of its ensemble cast as they relax together and wrestle with complex issues such as sexuality, alcoholism and faith. While Henry's church community sometimes behaves in judgmental ways, Cone's film never does. As in his similarly down-to-earth The Wise Kids, he and his astonishing cast (drawn from Chicago's theater community) approach these carefully drawn characters with sensitivity and curiosity.


John "The Penguin" Bingham at Rose Music Hall Thursday 7 PM. Since his column "The Penguin Chronicles" started in Runner's World magazine in May of 1996, "The Penguin" has become one of the running community's most popular and recognized personalities. His transformation from a life of "sedentary confinement" to marathoner has become a model for people of all ages and abilities. Once an overweight couch potato, he looked midlife in the face - and got moving. Since then, he has participated in over 45 marathons and hundreds of 5K, 10K, and half marathon races. In a self-effacing and humorous manner, Bingham delivers his message of hope and inspiration to people who've been running for a week or a lifetime. His message has universal appeal - to elite runners at the Boston Marathon and members of local running and walking clubs alike.


Show-Me State Games Senior Games Friday-Sunday. The Show-Me STATE GAMES (SMSG) is an Olympic-style sports festival with more than 40 sports for all ages and ability levels. The Missouri State Senior Games are June 12-14 and offer more than 20 sports for athletes 50 and older. For a full list of sports and dates, please visit smsg.org or call 573-882-2101.


GPC and DSA present Wall-E Friday 8 PM on Lowry Mall. Join GPC & DSA on Lowry Mall (on Mizzou's Campus) on June 12th for a film event featuring Wall-E. Children of all ages are invited to decorate flower pots and enjoy snacks, starting at 8 PM. Film starts at 9 PM. This outdoor event is free to the public.


Movies in the Park - Frozen Friday 9 PM at Flat Branch Park. Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie on the large, inflatable screen under the stars! The entire family will enjoy outdoor movies like Frozen or The Incredibles at Flat Branch Park. Movies run once a month from April to September so check often for updates on the next flick. Next movie will be a Frozen sing along on Friday, June 12, at 9:00 pm. $2 per person, free for kids 8 and under are free.


Hello, Baby! Expo Saturday 8 AM - 1 PM at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. A day filled with learning, activities and fun for new parents, parents-to-be, and babies, too! Learn how to get your baby started off right. Talk to doctors and medical experts from Boone Hospital Center, learn about pregnancy, birthing, breastfeeding, nutrition, early learning and much more. Have fun with your baby and enter to win the Diaper Derby Crawling Races and other valuable prizes from area merchants. 


Boone County Farmers Market at the Columbia Mall, Saturday 8 AM - noon. Northeast Parking Lot between Dillard's and Sears. Join us for fresh homegrown produce, plants and more.


Columbia Farmers Market Saturday 8 AM. Experience the taste of mid-Missouri! Fresh vegetables & fruit, meat, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisan items & more. As a producer-only market, everything sold here is offered by the farmers and artisans who help sustain our region. SNAP accepted at all markets. Live music at the ARC market every Saturday! Columbiafarmersmarket.org  


Show Me Iris Society Flower Show Saturday 1-4 PM at the Columbia Public Library. While at the Columbia Public Library, swing by the Friend Room and enjoy blooms to go with your books. Hosted by the Show-Me Iris Socirty, the exhibit's theme is "Songs of Spring" and it will include floral designs, exhibits and horticultural specimens. Flower lovers of any age can appreciate a stroll through the show.


Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Saturday 6:30 PM at the Victorian Country Inn, Hallsville. Join Roaring 20's- Gangster 30's with Bonnie and Clyde and Dillinger Guest Characters. We provide your costumes as well and interactive guide to find out who done it. Mention Birthday and Anniversaries and of course Fathers Day for special Bday song and theme dessert. Get your tickets now with online registration and gourmet menu selection for Sat May 30, June13 or June 20. Pair up with a night or two in the Starlight Theater Suite with Secret Passage for complete theme night. 


A Midsummer Masquerade Saturday 8 PM at Missouri Theatre. Join the University Concert Series for an elegant evening inspired by the magic and whimsy of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Photo booth, live music & dancing, silent auction, interactive performances, appetizers, drinks and more! Semi-formal attire - costumes and masks encouraged. Tickets: $40/each or $70/pair.  


Farmers and Artisans Market Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM in the North Village Arts District. Columbia's destination for farm fresh produce, plants, unique arts and jewelry, informational workshops for adults and activities for children. Find delicious breakfast and lunch options as well as live musical entertainment. Farmandart.com



Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St., presents Feast Tuesday through June 19. The exhibit invites artists "to play with their food," creating works that investigate our relationship to and history with all things edible. An opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. 


The Boone County National Bank Lobby Gallery, located inside the downtown branch at Eighth and Broadway, features the plein air landscapes of John Fennell through June 28. Fennell, who earned a master's degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. The Lobby Gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.


Imago Gallery and Cultural Center, 1020 E. Broadway, Suite G, presents Halation, an exhibit by Marcus Miers,Tuesday through July 3. An opening reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a Creativity Speaks lecture by Miers at 7. The gallery is sponsored by Karis Church and seeks to engage and encourage creative work and cultural conversations through exhibits, events and lectures.


The Sidney Larson Gallery, located in Brown Hall at Columbia College, presents The Columbia Palette Group through July 8. Learn more about the exhibiting artists at kerryhirth.com/columbia-palette.


The Montminy Art Gallery at Boone County Museum and Galleries, 3801 Ponderosa St., presents Final Approach: The Photography of Oliver Schuchard. The exhibit features work by Schuchard, professor emeritus of photography at MU and former chair of the art department. 


Sager Braudis Gallery, formerly PS:Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut St., presents its Summer Exhibit through Aug. 1. Exhibiting artists are Dana Brown, Ken Nichols, Tom Pfannerstill and Joel Sager. A reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. 


The State Historical Society of Missouri, located at Lowry Mall on the MU campus, presents Four Turbulent Decades: The Cartoons of Tom Engelhardt through Oct. 17. The exhibit examines historical events through the work of Engelhardt, a longtime cartoonist at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 




Hot Summer Nights: Missouri Symphony Chamber Recital 7 p.m. at Broadway Christian Church; $6 to $12.

Bliss Hippy, David Dearnley, Uninvited Monkeys 8 p.m. at The Bridge.

Starving in the Belly of the Whale, Cody Mitchell, Levi Dolan 9 p.m. at Café Berlin; $5.

Ramblers' Club 6 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Hangdog Hearts, S.S. Web, Tim Carey 8:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall.

Hot Summer Nights: Missouri Symphony Community Concert 6:30 p.m. at Lenoir Woods Community Center.

Open mic 8 p.m. at The Bridge; free.

Clare Adrian, piano, 6:30 p.m. at Jack's Gourmet Restaurant.



Battling Giants, Buried, Digital Heroes 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5 to $8.

Rachel Kate, Jeff Shepherd, John Galbraith 8 p.m. at Café Berlin; $5.

Blaqout, HODJ 8:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Hot Summer Nights: Missouri Symphony Community Concert 6:30 p.m. at Columbia Senior Activity Center.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Hot Summer Nights Family Series: Filled or Sprinkled 6:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $5 to $10.

Shivering Timbers, Katie Jo and the Tavern Rattlers, Beth Bombara 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5 to $8.

Spoonfed Tribe, Lusid 9:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.

Artie's Univibe 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

Leighton Roden 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Hot Summer Nights: The Texas Tenors 7:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $13 to $32.

Strung Like a Horse, The Flood Brothers 8 p.m. at Café Berlin; $7.

Strangled Darlings, Beth Bombara 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5 to $8.

Dolores 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Neptune's Car 6:30 PM at Unity of Columbia

Killer of Giants: A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, Buried 9:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $8.

Planet Jazz 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

The Open Road 9 p.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.

Naked Dave 7 PM at Cooper's Landing



Wayne Hancock, John Galbraith and The Broken Promises 9:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $12 to $15.

CoMo Girls Rock Camper Showcase 2:30 p.m. at The Blue Note; $5.

9th and Elm 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5 to $8.

Norm Jolly 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

Joe Willett Jazz Ensemble 8 to 10 p.m. at The Heidelberg; free.

The Open Road 9 p.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.

Relatively Balanced 7 PM at  Cooper's Landing



Money for Guns, River Ghost Revue, Aaron Harms and Noah Earle 6 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Columbia Community Band 7 p.m. at Shelter Gardens; free.

Blues Jam 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill.

Elle Carpenter 1 PM at Cooper's Landing



ALOHA - A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs - the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii - and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned to him.


AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON - When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test. 


ENTOURAGE - In this raunchy satire based on the hit HBO series, young Hollywood A-lister Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his posse of best buds (Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Dillon) negotiate the perils and pleasures of Hollywood life, with the help of superagent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven)


FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD - Based on Thomas Hardy's beloved novel, Far from the Madding Crowd tells the story of an independent young woman named Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who decides to manage the family farm. Bathsheba attracts three very different suitors: a shepherd (Matthias Schoenaerts), a cavalry sergeant (Tom Sturridge) and a wealthy farmer (Michael Sheen). While society pressures her to marry, Bathsheba boldly waits until she's ready to make her choice. This adaptation was directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration).


GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM - The riveting courtroom drama Gett follows an Israeli woman as she seeks a divorce from her estranged husband. In Israel, only rabbis can legalize a divorce, which requires full consent from the husband. Viviane (Ronit Elkabetz) has attempted to break free from her religiously devout husband (Simon Abkarian) for three years, but he continually refuses to finalize the procedure. Desperate, Vivian pleads her case to the rabbinical judges.


I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS - In this vibrant, funny, and heartfelt film, a widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age. With the support of three loyal girlfriends (June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place), Carol (Blythe Danner) decides to embrace the world, embarking on an unlikely friendship with her pool maintenance man (Martin Starr), pursuing a new love interest (Sam Elliott), and reconnecting with her daughter (Malin Akerman).


INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 - This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott).


JURASSIC WORLD - Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.


LOVE & MERCY - Love & Mercy is an engrossing and unusual look at Brian Wilson, the brilliant yet troubled leader of The Beach Boys. Written by Oren Moverman (I'm Not There), the film jumps back and forth between two periods of his life. In the 1960s, Wilson (Paul Dano) is at his peak, writing and producing the band's legendary album Pet Sounds. In the 1980s, Wilson (here portrayed by John Cusack) is caged in his own home, wrestling with substance abuse and mental health issues under the guidance of controversial psychotherapist Eugene Landy (John Giamatti). Elizabeth Banks co-stars.


MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary "Mad Max" franchise, comes "Mad Max: Fury Road," a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.


MERCHANTS OF DOUBT - Based on the acclaimed book of the same name, Merchants of Doubt is an engrossing, eye-opening documentary about the way spin works in the American media. Director Robert Kenner (Food Inc.) investigates a fascinating and mysterious part of our society: the slick pundits-for-hire who regularly appear on cable news networks arguing against consensus. For example, the doctors who argue that smoking doesn't cause cancer or the scientists who claim that climate change isn't a real issue.


PITCH PERFECT 2 - The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012's smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter. 


POLTERGEIST - Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi and director Gil Kenan contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces.


SAN ANDREAS - After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco.


SPY - After years of doing work integral to the success of major missions, an intelligent but self-conscious deskbound CIA analyst Melissa McCarthy is finally given the chance to go undercover as a homely "cat lady" in order to save her missing partner Jude Law and thwart a global disaster at the hands of a dangerous arms dealer, in this comedy written and directed by Paul Feig.


TOMORROWLAND - In Disney's riveting mystery adventure "Tomorrowland," a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.




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