What's Going On
|April 9, 2015
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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The Warehouse Theatre Company at Stephens College presents "Hearts Like Fists" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. April 12 at 104 Willis Ave. Adam Szymkowicz's comedy melds a fantastical comic-book world of heroes and villains with real-life concerns about love and other issues. Rated PG-13 for violence. Tickets are $8, $6 for students and seniors.
Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Drive, presents "Duck Hunter Shoots Angel" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. April 12. Written by longtime sportswriter and "Tuesdays with Morrie" author Mitch Albom, this comedy centers on Alabama brothers who fear they have shot an angel; the show looks at everything from love to family ties, media sensationalism and race. Tickets are $8 opening night and range from $8 to $10 for all other shows. The show continues April 16-19 and 23-26.
Deja Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Tim Young and Keith Cissell at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $10. dejavucomedy.com.
Rock Bridge Wildflower Walk Thursday 5:30 PM at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Each week, park volunteer Randal Clark will lead a hike to a different part of the park and show participants the wildflowers that are in bloom as spring progresses. Whether you come every week or attend only once, you'll learn about the identification and folklore of each wildflower. This is Randal's 34th year to lead wildflower walks at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Meet at the Devil's Icebox parking lot. Reservations are not required.
"The Hunting Ground" Thursday 6 PM at Missouri Theatre, $10. The Hunting Ground explores rape culture on college campuses by following Andrea Pino and Annie Clark, two survivors who are using Title IX legislation to find justice. One dollar of every ticket purchase will go to the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, and there will be a post-screening forum.
Artrageous Weekend Friday-Sunday in The District. The Artrageous Weekend 2015 season launches in April with the introduction of our biannual event structure. The weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Friday with the traditional self-guided gallery crawl throughout The District and continues on Saturday with a variety of interactive and educational activities and demonstrations. Performance artist and restaurant collaborations conclude the weekend on Sunday with musical or artistic brunches.
The MU Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70 W, hosts Art After Dark from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in its Cast Gallery. The event will feature a juried art show open to students from each of Columbia's three college and university campuses. maa.missouri.edu.
Midnight Movie: Fight Club Friday at midnight, Memorial Union. You know how it goes: the first rule of Fight Club is don't talk about Fight Club. See this classic on-campus at a special midnight screening. Free, ages 18+.
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
RunGive 5K Saturday 8:30 AM at Woodcrest Chapel. Woodcrest's RunGive 5K Run/Walk is a fun family event with proceeds benefiting Woodcrest ministries. The race starts at the Columbia South campus and includes professional chip timing by Ultramax Sports. Cost is $25/person or $75/family 4-pack. There is also a "No run, just give" option available. T-shirt is included in registration fee.
Free Family Movie: How to Train Your Dragon 2 Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM and 10 AM, at Forum 8. Bring in Spring with FREE SPRING MOVIES! All ages are welcome and free of admission.
Writer's Workshop Saturday 11 AM at The Mizzou Store, lower level. Interested in publishing a book someday but don't have a publisher beating down your door? Don't despair. Attend a free workshop on Saturday, April 11 and learn how you can publish your own work. Guest speakers and experienced self-published authors will be there to answer questions and provide guidance on everything from design and layout to e-books and marketing your work. This workshop is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Check our website to learn more about our guest speakers and their topics. Themizzoustore.com/writers
Missouri Premiere - "Peeled Faces on the Amazon" Saturday 5:30 PM at Columbia Independent School. Come see a special showing of the feature length film documenting the first descent of the Amazon River from its most distant source in 2012. This will be followed by a question and answer session with the expedition's leader West Hansen. With sponsorship from National Geographic, the Amazon Express team negotiated significant whitewater challenges in the upper headwaters and then transitioned to paddle down waters that develop into the largest river on earth.
Big Tree Cycling presents the Paris-Roubaix Race Sunday 7 AM at Ragtag Cinema. Big Tree Cycling presents the Paris-Roubaix on our big screen, powered by CenturyLink Prism, 7-10am (local airtime subject to change, check our website for updates). The event is free, but we encourage all attendees to make a cash donation or check payable to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri. Uprise Bakery's counter is closed on Sundays, and our Hittsville policy is that no outside food or drink is permitted in the theater, even when the bakery is closed. Coffee and water will be provided. Please plan accordingly.
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
The George Caleb Bingham Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Missouri, hostsReverie, an exhibit by Leah Bowring, through its closing reception April 16.
The Montminy Art Gallery, located at Boone County Historical Society, 3801 Ponderosa St., presents the exhibit 37 Days Until Spring
, featuring the work of the late James Froese through April 12. Froese, who was a University of Missouri art professor, worked with Thomas Hart Benton while studying at the Kansas City Art Institute. His work had not been publicly shown for more than 20 years prior to his death in 2012. The Montminy exhibited works in 2013 and this show features several different pieces, including a variety of winter landscapes. A reception will be held Sunday, with a presentation by Froese's daughter, Sarah, at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St., presents Everything is a Remix through April 17. The exhibit invites area artists "to remix their own artistic influences ... and offer up an homage to the creativity they have inspired."
Imago Gallery and Cultural Center, 1020 E. Broadway, Suite G, presents Pictorial, Plastic, with works by Matt Ballou, Chris Fletcher and Jennifer Wiggs, through April 24. The gallery is sponsored by Karis Church and seeks to engage and encourage creative work and cultural conversations through exhibits, events and lectures.
Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St., presents an exhibit by Amy Meyer through April 25.
The Boone County National Bank Lobby Gallery, located at the downtown branch at Eighth and Broadway, hosts an extension of the James Froese exhibit at the Montminy Art Gallery through April 29. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
PS:Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut St., presents its Spring Exhibit through May 30. Exhibiting artists are Andy Fletcher, Susan Taylor Glasgow, Katie Musolff, Cody McClouth and Joel Sager. thepsgallery.com.
The State Historical Society of Missouri, located at Lowry Mall on the MU campus, presents Boone County History through the Eyes of Student Artists: A Collaboration with Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School through April 25 in its Corridor Gallery. The State Historical Society of Missouri also presents World at War - Women at Work through June 6. The exhibit is a collaborative effort with the MU Textile and Apparel Management Department. It looks at how women's roles changed during World War I and II through dress, portrayals in the press and propaganda. Costume displays will be combined with images and art from the Society's collection.
Stephens College Softball vs. Benedictine University - Springfield
FRI 2 PM American Legion Park
Columbia College Softball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University
FRI 2 PM Columbia College
Stephens College Tennis vs. Fort Hays State University
FRI 3:30 PM Stephens College
Mizzou Softball vs. Mississippi State
FRI 6:30 PM, SAT 1 PM, SUN 12:30 PM University Field
Stephens College Tennis vs. Blackburn College
SAT 10 AM Stephens College
Stephens College Softball vs. Hannibal-LaGrange University
SAT 12 PM at American Legion Park
Columbia College Softball vs. Benedictine University - Springfield
SAT 12 PM Columbia College
Lil Dicky, Dalicat, EZ Da Assassin 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $15.
Tidal Volume, Ray Wild, Dangerfield 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
3 Son Green and Jack Lion 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5.
Artie's Univibe 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Leighton Roden 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.
Interstellar Overdrive 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $10.
The Hennessy Brothers 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.
Monophonics, Superwolf, Soul Glo 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $13 to $15.
University of Missouri Percussion Ensemble 7:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $5.
Dave, Dyno and the Roadkill Orchestra, Dan Hubbard 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5 to $8.
Confederate Railroad 10:30 p.m. at Snorty Horse Saloon; $15.
Planet Jazz 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Chris Bandi 9 PM at Nash Vegas
The Flood Brothers 6 PM at Cooper's Landing
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Humming House 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $13 to $15.
John Galbraith and The Broken Promises, Jodee Lewis 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.
Good Vibes 4: Spring Jam 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.
Sutu 'n' Drew 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.
Larry Trub and Perfecto Deluxe 9 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill; $5.
The Onetwentyones 9 p.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.
Adam Fears 9 PM at Nash Vegas
Crooked Jack 6 PM at Cooper's Landing
Joe Locke Quintet with Kenny Washington 3:30 and 7 p.m. at Murrys; $20 to $42.
Blues Jam 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill.
Lee Ruth 4 PM at Cooper's Landing
CINDERELLA - Kenneth Branagh directs Disney's 2015, live-action take on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, which stars Lily James as the put-upon young women forced to endure a life of labor at the hands of her stepmother after her father dies unexpectedly. Forced to do every menial chore imaginable, Ella maintains her good spirits and eventually strikes up a friendship with a stranger in the woods who turns out to be the prince. When the royal court holds a gala ball, Cinderella wants nothing more to attend, and although her stepmother won't allow it, she gets help from a surprising source.
THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT - Tris and Four are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine, the leader of the Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris' family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them.
THE DUFF -
Emotionally devastated after learning that she's secretly referred to as "The DUFF" (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) by the entire student body, high-school senior Bianca dismisses the cautionary advice of her favorite teacher, turns her back on her longtime crush Toby, and enlists the help of charismatic jock Wesley to help salvage what's left of her senior year. As the once-contented senior wages a monumental struggle to regain her confidence, she gradually turns her efforts toward knocking cruel class queen bee Madison from her throne.
FOCUS - In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.
FURIOUS 7 - Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7.
GET HARD - Hedge fund manager James (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars and, in the process, they discover how wrong they were about each other.
THE GUNMAN - A former Special Ops soldier is targeted as a risk by his employers and must go on the run to survive and clear his name.
HOME - When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.
THE HUNTING GROUND - A startling exposé of rape crimes on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives of several undergraduate assault survivors as they attempt to pursue - despite incredible push back, harassment and traumatic aftermath - both their education and justice.
IT FOLLOWS - For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet, after a seemingly innocent sexual encounter, she can't shake the sensation that someone, or something, is following her. As the threat closes in, Jay and her friends must somehow escape the horrors that are only a few steps behind.
THE LONGEST RIDE - Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel comes to the big screen in this romantic drama from director George Tillman Jr.. The plot centers on the star-crossed love affair between a retired bull rider who wants to get back in the saddle, and an art student preparing to seek her fortune in New York City. As their relationship is put to the ultimate test, the wisdom of an aging man who recalls his own lost love serves as a source of great inspiration.
RUN ALL NIGHT - Liam Neeson reunites with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra for this Warner Bros. thriller following a mob hit man and his estranged son (Joel Kinnaman) as they flee the wrath of a vengeful crime boss.
WHILE WE'RE YOUNG - In this delightful, biting comedy from writer-director Noah Baumbach (The Squid and the Whale, Frances Ha), Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as Josh and Cornelia, a married couple living in New York. Nearly everyone in their social circle except for them now has a child. One day Josh, a documentary filmmaker, meets an aspiring young director named Jamie (Adam Driver), who lives in Brooklyn with his girlfriend Darby (Amanda Seyfried), who makes artisanal ice cream. As Josh and Cornelia start to hang out regularly with Jamie and Darby, they find themselves enamored with this hip, young generation.