What's Going On
February 2, 2015
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On Stage
Special Events
Live Music

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. 


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Columbia Entertainment Company, 1800 Nelwood Drive, presents "Cinderella" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The classic fairy tale about an unlikely princess was transformed into an iconic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein - and premiered on TV - in 1957. Tickets range from $10 to $12.


The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 7:30 PM Thursday-Saturday at Hickman High School. Come be swept away by Hickman High School's rendition of The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940. Doors open at 7:00 PM, and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students with student IDs.


The University of Missouri presents "Endgame" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Corner Playhouse. Samuel Beckett's one-act tragicomedy focuses on a quartet of people awaiting the end of the world. Tickets are $12, $10 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. 


The Playhouse Theatre Company at Stephens College presents "Antigone" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave. The title character struggles with identity in the wake of her brothers' deaths in Jean Anouilh's retelling of Sophocles' tragedy. Tickets are $14, $7 for students and seniors.


Déj�  Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Buzz Sutherland and Preston Lacy at 9 p.m. Friday and 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $9.



Charlie Hedbo Symposium Tuesday 4 PM at MU's Gannett Hall. "We are all Charlie." In commemoration of the shooting at Charlie Hebdo, The Missouri School of Journalist hosts a debate about the dangers and limitations within the parameters of free expression. MU Professor Martha Steffens was in Paris during this tragedy and will speak about her experience. Free.


Citizen Jane Film Series "Color of Courage" Wednesday 7 PM at Stephens College. Film screening and Q&A with the Director, Kathleen McGhee Anderson, at Charters Auditorium.


Michael K. Honey presents "A Sharecropper's Troubadour" Wednesday 7 PM at Allen Auditorium, MU Arts and Science Building. Michael K. Honey, an award-winning distinguished professor, provides an unusual lecture format by combining the narrative, based on oral history, with an accompanying musical performance. Honey's most recent publications, Sharecropper's Troubadour, recounts the life of John Handcox, his work as an organizer for the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, and songs he used to tell the stories of laborers badly in need of an organization to negotiate on their behalf. Free.


Nightcrawler Screening Wednesday 8 PM at Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Jake Gyllenhaal channels all that is obsessive and creepy in the thriller Nightcrawler. Gyllenhaal plays Louis Bloom, a Los Angeles native who begins scouring the city at night searching for grisly crimes to record. After piquing the interest of a news director, Bloom goes to great extremes to capture the shot that will make him rich. Free.


Black History Month: Film and Discussion Thursday, 7 PM at 701 E. Ash Street. Join Parks and Recreation for a viewing and discussion of the film, "12 Years a Slave." Free.


Brew 'n View: Old School Thursday 8:30 PM at The Blue Note. Three friends attempt to recapture their glory days by opening up a fraternity near their alma mater. $5 or free with Student ID


Ragtag Cinema presents Fl��ght and Fr��ends Present Terry Riley's In C Thursday 11 PM. Columbia psychedelic rock collective, Fl��ght joins up with a host of local artists and musician pals for a multimedia journey through the delightfully hypnotic universe of Terry Riley's pioneering minimalist masterpiece, In C. $5


The North Village Arts District hosts its First Friday gallery crawl from 6 to 9 p.m. NVAD venues will host exhibits and entertainment with light refreshments. 


Columbia Winter Farmers Market Saturday at Parkade Plaza. Experience the taste of mid-Missouri year round! Columbia Farmers Market moves indoors for the winter; every Saturday at Parkade Plaza, 9 a.m.- noon! You will find 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. Live music, children's activities, prepared food and more. SNAP accepted at all markets. 


Valentine's Day Extravaganza 1-4 PM at the Cherry Hill Event Center. Over 20 local vendors for your Valentine's needs!! Come shop and taste these awesome products. We will also have sweet treats and beverages for refreshments!


Lunafest Saturday 4-7 PM at Windsor Auditorium. Short films by, for, and about women with wine tasting, raffle, food, and films. $20 general public, $15 for students. 


The Blue Note presents Wild and Scenic Film Festival Sunday 2-6 PM. Forget February's Freeze! Warm up with friends at the Blue Note for an afternoon of enlightening and inspiring films. It's the traveling Wild & Scenic Film Festival, and it's our annual friend and fundraiser for Missouri River Relief. $12 Adults; $8 Students; Kids 8 & Under Free.


Mid-MO Church Music Festival Sunday 3 PM at Olivet Christian Church. On Sunday, February 8th, at 3:00, Olivet will host the Second Annual Mid-MO Church Music Festival and will feature choirs, ensembles and keyboardists from area churches all performing their favorite songs in a friendly competition to raise funds for local charities and the 2015 Gazebo Summer Concerts in July. For more information, please contact Dawn Brown (rd2kdz@yahoo.com or 573-356-5420) or Eileen Sharp (sharpef@centurytel.net or 573-999-7800). Don't miss this great musical event on February 8th!


"We Always Swing" Jazz Series presents Branford Marsalis Quartet Sunday 7 PM at Missouri Theatre. It's been five years since the eldest of the Marsalis "children" - saxophonist Branford Marsalis - appeared as part of the Jazz Series. In light of this being our 20th Anniversary Season, it only seemed fair to ask him and his ace quartet: pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Justin Faulkner to return as this season's MU College of Arts & Science "Signature Concert."



The George Caleb Bingham Gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building on the University of Missouri campus, features Rumbleville: New Photographs from Tulsa by Dan Farnum Monday through Feb. 14. A reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.


The Greg Hardwick Gallery hosts Turned and Twisted: The Wood Creations of Tom Stauder through Feb. 20.


The State Historical Society of Missouri, located at Lowry Mall on the MU campus, presents Art for a World at War through Feb. 14, 2015, in its Main Gallery. The exhibit features original wartime posters and editorial cartoons that show how Missourians saw and experienced World War I. The Society also 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. 


Columbia Art League, 207 S. Ninth St., presents Night and Day through Feb. 20. The exhibit will explore the potent combinations and contrasts between light and dark. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. www.columbiaartleague.org.


Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St., presents an exhibit by Brian Mahieu through Feb. 28.


PS:Gallery, 1025 E. Walnut St., presents its Late Winter Exhibit Tuesday through March 28. Exhibiting artists include Ahzad Bogosian, oil on canvas; Stephanie Clark, needlework; Laura Lloyd, ceramic sculpture; and Joel Sager, gouache on paper. The gallery also hosts an Art for Autism exhibit in its Hallery. The exhibit is a collaboration with Access Arts and the MU Thompson Center and runs through March 15. A reception for both exhibits will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. 


Columbia College Women's Basketball vs. Lindenwood University - Belleville TH 5:30 PM Columbia College 
Stephens College Basketball vs. Hannibal LaGrange TH 7 PM Silverthorne Arena 
Columbia College Men's Basketball vs. Lindenwood University - Belleville TH 7:30 PM Columbia College 
Mizzou Women's Basketball vs. Texas A&M TH 8 PM Mizzou Arena 
Mizzou Women's Gymnastics vs. Kentucky FRI 6:30 PM Hearnes Center 
Mizzou Women's Tennis vs. IUPUI SAT 10 AM Mizzou Tennis Complex 
Mizzou Men's Basketball vs. Texas A&M SAT 5 PM Mizzou Arena 
Mizzou Women's Tennis vs. Missouri State SAT 5 PM Mizzou Tennis Complex 
Mizzou Women's Basketball vs. Auburn SUN 2 PM Mizzou Arena 
Mizzou Women's Gymnastics vs. Lindenwood SUN 3 PM Hearnes Center



CoMo Ramblers' Club 7:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

LogJam Blues Monday 8 p.m. at The Bridge; free.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Open mic 8 p.m. at The Bridge; free.

Jarron Turner 6-9 PM at Caf� Berlin; free.

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



Doomtree, Open Mike Eagle, Steddy P, Farout 8 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $15.

Vertical Mattress 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Sean Canan's Voodoo Players: A Tribute to Phish, Alex Culbreth 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5.

Need & Necessity, DJ TRES, Marissa Finazzo 9:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.

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



Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents "Baroque Classics" 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church; $10 to $20.

Pat Green, Doug McCormick, Brad Cunningham 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $15.

Jordan Thomas 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

The Flood Brothers, Monte Carlos, S.T. Carrel 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.

Dirty Disco Dance Party 9 p.m. at Eastside Tavern.

John Loomis Band 9 p.m. at Jake's Bar & Grill; $5.

Nicholas St. James, Tyler Gregory, My Music Atlas 9 p.m. at Cafe Berlin



Led Zeppelin 2 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $10.

Madd Hoss Jackson 9 PM at Nash Vegas

Tilford Sellers and the Wagon Burners, Monzie Leo and the Big Sky 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Jack Grelle and the Johnson Family, The Longtime Goners, Graham Kennedy and the Gold Standard 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $6.

Ori Naftaly Band 8 p.m. at The Bridge.

Joel Anderson Trio 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

DeepWater 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 280; $8.

Big Square 9 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill; $5.



Branford Marsalis Quartet 7 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $20 to $40.

Bob Marley Birthday Bash with Josh Heinrichs and Skillinjah, Austin Kolb Band, Bobby Showers 8 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $8.

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


AMERICAN SNIPER - Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children.


BLACK OR WHITE - Writer/director Mike Binder's family drama stars Kevin Costner as Elliot, a wealthy citizen of Los Angeles whose wife dies in a car accident in the movie's opening scene. This leaves him alone to care for his young biracial granddaughter Eloise. Eloise's mother, Elliot's daughter, died in childbirth, and the girl's African-American father has been out of the picture because of his serious drug problem. Eloise's paternal grandmother, Rowena is a straight-talking self-made woman who lives with her large family in East L.A., and she decides that Eloise needs to be around all of her family now more than ever and sues for custody. 


THE BOY NEXT DOOR - Neglected by her adulterous husband and left feeling particularly vulnerable as her marriage crumbles, lonely teacher Claire (Jennifer Lopez) has an affair with a younger neighbor (Ryan Guzman) that turns terrifying as his fiery lust morphs into dangerous obsession. 


FOXCATCHER - Based on a true story, FOXCATCHER tells the story of how wealthy John du Pont (Steve Carell) invited Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) to move to his estate and help form a wrestling team for the 1988 Olympics. 


THE IMITATION GAME - Delivering one of the year's finest performances, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the British mathematician and cryptologist who helped the Allies win WWII by cracking the German Enigma Code. The Imitation Game tells the fascinating story of this pioneer of modern-day computing, whose government later prosecuted him for illegal homosexual acts. Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Rory Kinnear co-star.


INHERENT VICE - It's 1970, and Los Angeles is still in post-Manson recovery. Doc Sportello is a good-natured, pot-smoking private detective. One day, his ex-girlfriend shows up out of the blue with a wild story about her current boyfriend and his greedy wife's ruthless plans. Doc soon finds himself on a mission involving cops and surfers and dentists and sax players and, well, it's probably silly to dive into the details. This critically acclaimed comedy noir - an adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name - is the seventh feature of the great writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson.


JUPITER ASCENDING - Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones, an everyday girl in the future whose life takes an unexpected turn when an ex-soldier (Channing Tatum) comes looking for her in hopes that she can live up to her destiny as the savior of the universe. Andy and Lana Wachowski once again dip their feet into sci-fi territory with this sprawling Warner Bros. epic.

THE LOFT - Belgian director Erik van Looy revisits his own 2008 psychological thriller in this remake starring Karl Urban and James Marsden. The story centers on five married friends who begin to suspect one another of murder after the corpse of a young woman appears in the shared inner-city loft they use for extramarital affairs and other nefarious purposes.


MORTDECAI - Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment team up for this action comedy starring Johnny Depp as Charles Mortdecai, a roguish art dealer in search of a stolen painting that could hold the code to a forgotten Nazi bank account that's rife with riches. 


PADDINGTON - Beloved bear Paddington gets the big-screen treatment in this family film adapted from Michael Bond's enduring children's book series. As the story opens, Peruvian bear Paddington makes his way to the big city, where he quickly gets lost until being taken in by the benevolent Brown family. Meanwhile, as the curious cub settles into his new life of domestic bliss, a scheming museum taxidermist embarks on a personal mission to get him stuffed and mounted.


SELMA - Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


SEVENTH SON - A powerful knight trains his young apprentice to do battle against a diabolical witch, who is gathering an army to wage supernatural war on all of mankind in this adaptation of author Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel The Spook's Apprentice. Years ago, brave Master Gregory succeeded in capturing evil enchantress Mother Malkin. Now Mother Malkin has escaped, and she's hungry for revenge. As her followers gather power, the dreaded witch reveals her infernal intentions to the noble knight who once imprisoned her, and who now has until the next full moon to train Tom Ward, the seventh son of a seventh son, to defend humanity against a threat whose evil knows no bounds.



SpongeBob SquarePants and pals come to the real world in this sequel from director Paul Tibbitt.


STRANGE MAGIC - A mysterious potion prompts a group of elves, goblins, imps, and fairies on an incredible adventure in this fantastical fantasy inspired by William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.


TAKEN 3 - Ex-covert operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) and his ex-wife, Lenore (Famke Janssen), are enjoying a reconciliation when Lenore is brutally murdered. Bryan is framed for the crime and flees, with the CIA, FBI and police all in hot pursuit. For the last time, he channels his rage and particular set of skills into hunting down Lenore's real killers, taking his revenge and protecting the one important thing left in his life: his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace).


THE WEDDING RINGER - Kevin Hart headlines this Screen Gems comedy centering on a surrogate best man who offers his services to socially awkward grooms.


WHIPLASH - Miles Teller stars as Andrew, a driven jazz drummer studying at one of the best music conservatories in the country. Andrew desperately wants to be one of the greats. J.K. Simmons co-stars as Terence Fletcher, a well-respected instructor known for his ruthless, terrifying methods. Andrew's life changes in drastic ways when Fletcher drafts him into his class. 



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