What's Going On
February 9, 2015
In This Issue
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. For our full events calendar, please check out our website at VisitColumbiaMO.com. 

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Deja Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Mike E. Winfield at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $10 Thursday, $9 Friday and $10 Saturday; Valentine's Day packages are available for $25 Friday and Saturday. 


Talking Horse Productions presents Annie Baker's "Circle Mirror Transformation" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St. A community theater class becomes both a sanctuary and a crucible for several New England residents. Tickets are $13, $11 for seniors and students. The show continues Feb. 20-22. 



Missouri Pork Expo Tuesday 8-5 PM at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. It's pork-a-palooza: Missouri Pork Association hosts its annual Pork Expo. The expo features a barbecue lunch, pig showmanship competitions and multiple break-out informational sessions about the pork industry. Free, BBQ lunch is $5.


Cabaret (Feature Film) Tuesday 7 PM at Missouri Theatre. The 1972 original featuring Liza Minnelli in perhaps her greatest role on screen as Sally Bowles, the Kit Cat club cabaret singer living in Berlin during the rise of the Nazi party in Germany. Directed by Bob Fosse and ranked #63 all time by AFI, Cabaret features amazing dancing, even more astounding singing and was the winner of EIGHT Oscars including Best Actress for Liza Minnelli! $8


Ragtag Cinema presents "Doin' it in the Park: Pick Up Basketball, NYC" Wednesday 6 PM. In celebration of Black History Month, we partner with the University of Missouri to present a free screening of Doin' It in the Park, a doc that explores the definition, history, culture, social impact and global influence of New York's outdoor summer basketball scene, the worldwide hub of the sport. Free.


Charleville Beer Dinner Wednesday 6-8:30 PM at Sycamore. Enjoy five different Charleville Brewing beers and four decadent courses prepared by Sycamore's chef Mike Odette. The restaurant will be set family-style with three tables of 10. A representative from Charleville Brewing will be on hand to answer questions. Tickets $60. 573-874-8090


"Dirty Business" Wednesday 7 PM at MU Arts and Science Building, Room 113. Don't miss this documentary about the myth of "clean coal." The film reveals the true, hidden environmental and social costs of the "cheap" nineteenth century technology that still provides more than half the electricity powering today's digital age. DIRTY BUSINESS exposes Big Coal's propaganda campaign to convince the public that renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, are not ready for prime time - and that clean coal already exists. Dirty Business offers perhaps the most comprehensive look at global dependence on coal, and explores some promising alternatives. The film is built around the work of Jeff Goodell, who wrote the important book "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future," and is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone magazine. Free.


"St. Vincent" Wednesday 8 PM at Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Bill Murray charms in this dramedy about a wily Vietnam veteran who babysits and eventually befriends his new neighbor (Jaeden Lieberher). Director Ted Melfi got Murray to do the film by cold calling the actor, who famously doesn't have an agent. Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts also star in this Golden Globe-nominated feature. Free.


An Evening with Christian McBride Thursday 7 PM at Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union. Grammy award winning jazz bassist Christian McBride will be joined by the Mizzou Concert Jazz Band led by Dr. Arthur White for an infusive jazz experience. Following the concert, McBride and White will participate in a conversation about jazz as an essentially African American contribution to American music.


Macadoodles Wine Event Thursday 7-9 PM. Wine lovers near and far can head to Macadoodles for an exclusive wine tasting event. The list includes Frank Family Chardonnay, Freemark Abbey Cabernet and more, with pairings from The Candy Factory and Lilly's Cantina. $25.


Black History Month Talent Show Thursday 7 PM at Douglass High School. Cheer on Columbia's most talented individuals as they perform in honor of Black History Month. Free. 573-874-6379.


Crafts and Draughts: Date Night Friday 6 PM at Columbia Art League. Don't miss out on this chance to sample unlimited beer flights while you get in touch with your inner artist at the instruction of Columbia Art League professionals. Grab your date, and get inspired! $10. 573-443-8838


Ragtag Cinema presents "Oscar Shorts: Animated" Friday 6:30 PM, Saturday 6:15 PM, and Sunday 1:30 PM. See RagtagCinema.org for list of shorts.


"Interstellar" Friday 7 PM at Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) must travel through a wormhole and alternative dimensions with a team of fearless scientists to save a dying planet Earth. Director Christopher Nolan, who has helmed the Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, is no stranger to smart spectacle, and this space epic is sure to enthrall you. $1.


NSYNC vs. Backstreet Boys Friday 9 PM at The Blue Note. Say bye, bye, bye to another boring Friday night and peep this boy band bonanza at The Blue Note. DJ Gizmo will be spinning tracks by *Nsync and Backstreet Boys for a larger than life dance party. Free, $5 if under 21.


Backyard Bird Feeder Crawl Saturday 8 AM at Songbird Station. Calling all bird watchers: The second annual bird feeder crawl will kick off at Songbird station and wind through Columbia backyards where watchers can count and keep an e-record of where the birds are. After the crawl, which circles back to the starting point, discuss your bird findings with fellow watchers over coffee and doughnuts. Free. loricastrips@gmail.com


Mid-Missouri Farm Toy Show Saturday 9 AM at Kemper Arena. Vendors buy, sell, trade toy tractors, and farm related collectables. 573-881-3075

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. 


Sid the Science Kid, live! Saturday 2 PM at Missouri Theatre. "Sid the Science Kid" comes to life in this incredible live stage experience! Kids and parents alike will be thrilled as Sid, May, Gabriela and Gerald come to their town to discover the excitement and curiosities of the world around them. With wonders to discover, Sid and his friends set off on a day of excitement and adventure, as they explore their five senses through fun games and experiments and by asking curious questions and finding fascinating answers. SID THE SCIENCE KID LIVE! will have the whole family cheering, exploring, dancing and excited to figure out more about the great unknown together. $32 | $27 | $25 | $19 | Children's $15.


Family Dessert Bar Saturday 2-5 PM at The Roof. Enjoy Valentine's Day, family-style. A buffet of desserts, pastries and other sweets as well as flavored coffees and teas will be served. $8, $6 for children 5-12.


Ragtag Cinema presents "Oscar Shorts: Live Action" Saturday 3:45 PM. See RagtagCinema.org for list of shorts.


Valentine's Day Cooking Date Night Saturday 7:15 PM at 124 E. Nifong Blvd. You will team up with your significant other to make a nice stir fry from locally sourced steak and vegetables, as well as chocolate fruit hearts for dessert. And even though it isn't Paleo, you will be having a glass of wine while you eat your creation, during a candlelight dinner! Very tasty and sure to be a unique, super fun experience! Only $49.95/couple-Pre Registration Required. 573-268-2248


Rocheport Roubaix Sunday 11 AM on the Katy Trail. Columbia's only gravel bike race! Choose between 23, 42, or 62 miles. 573-445-2664


Valentine's Day Film Festival Sunday 1-5 PM at Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union. Celebrate the accomplishments of up-and-coming student filmmakers at this festival hosted by MU Comedy Wars. Local filmmakers will also take part in a panel discussion about how they made it in the industry, so tune in to hear more about life behind the camera. Free. mufilmproduction@gmail.com



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 through Feb. 14. 


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. 


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. 


Stephens College Basketball vs. Williams Baptist TH 7 PM Silverthorne Arena 
Columbia College Women's Basketball vs. St. Louis School of Pharmacy SAT 2 PM Columbia College
Mizzou Men's Basketball vs. Mississippi State SAT 3 PM at Mizzou Arena 
Columbia College Men's Basketball vs. St. Louis School of Pharmacy SAT 4 PM Columbia College
Mizzou Wrestling vs. American University (NWCA National Duals) SUN 12 PM at Hearnes Center
Mizzou Women's Basketball vs. Ole Miss SUN 2 PM Mizzou Arena



Riff Raff, Chanel West Coast, Ryan Coffee, DJ Requiem, Blaxxxed Out 8 p.m. at The Blue Note; $22 to $25.

LogJam Blues Monday8 p.m. at The Bridge; free.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.



Bass Kitchen, Requiem, Aslan, Mr. Wilsawn, Dalicat 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $4.

Open mic 8 p.m. at The Bridge; free.

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



St. Louis Symphony 7 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $31 to $36.

Badfish, Shrub 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $15.

Ray Wild, Skye Apollo, The Rollups 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

Tom Andes 7 to 10 p.m. at Murry's.

Pat Kay 6-9 PM, Caf´┐Ż Berlin



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

Kap Slap, Medusa, DJ Merf 9 p.m. at The Blue Note; $10.

Waka Winter Classic 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.

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



Dave and Dyno and the Roadkill Orchestra 5 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; free.

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

J.P. Kay and Some Army, Acoustics Anonymous 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $5.

Trent Tomlinson 8 p.m. at Snorty Horse Saloon; $15.

Clay Creek Band 9 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill; $5.

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



Jon Hockenbury Trio 6:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

M. Quinn, The Matchsellers 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5.

The Stone Sugar Shakedown 9:30 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $6.

Brian Davis 8 p.m. at Snorty Horse Saloon; $10.

Sour Mash 9 p.m. at Jake's Bar and Grill; $5.



John G. Stewart Trio 4 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.

Columbia Civic Orchestra 7:30 p.m. at Missouri Theatre; $5 to $15.

Carrie Nation & the Speakeasy, Filthy Still 9 p.m. at Rose Music Hall; $6.

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. 


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - E.L. James' erotic bestseller gets the big-screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy stem from secrets in his past.

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.


KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE - Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic series is adapted for the big screen in this Matthew Vaughn-directed action thriller. The story centers on a secret agent who recruits a juvenile delinquent into a top-secret spy organization. Together, they battle a tech genius with diabolical ambitions.

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. 


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.


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.


THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER - SpongeBob SquarePants and pals come to the real world in this sequel from director Paul Tibbitt.


STRANGE MAGIC -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.


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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