What's Going On in Columbia Missouri?


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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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What's Going On in Columbia Missouri?

  1. 1. Welcome to The Weekend of December 28 2012 --First Night Columbia-- The District Monday, December 31st Events begin at 6:30 p.m.!Don’t miss out on this great family fun event! First Night Columbia takes place in venues throughout The District in Columbia with musical performances,magicians, art and fireworks at midnight. Check out FirstNightColumbia.com for a full schedule and ring in 2013 at First Night!Other things to do, --- Columbia College Animated Lighting --- Columbia College – 10th & Rogers, 573-875-7541 Now through January 2nd from 5 pm – 10 pm Daily FREE Come to 10th & Rogers to experience a world-class animated lighting display set to Christmascarols. Experience the excitement of a display created by the designer of Radio City Music Halls lighting displays. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icZAaklOoD4 Full events calendar at VisitColumbiaMO.com
  2. 2. Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau 300 S. Providence Road 875-1231Columbia 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.********************************************************************************************************************* WHAT’S GOING ON AROUND TOWN?ON STAGEDéjà Vu Comedy Club, 405 Cherry St., presents Brad Williams and Alvin Williams at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 9p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $10. www.dejavucomedy.com.SPECIAL EVENTSColumbia College Men’s Basketball v. Indiana University-South Bend on Saturday. Ticket prices vary. See websitefor details or call 573.875.7454.ShoMe Classic Horse Sale at the Central Missouri Events Center on Saturday.LIVE MUSIC FRIDAYWe Live in Public, Uptown Downers, The Clementines 8:30 p.m. at The Blue Note; free.Bruce Poe Band, Boonslick Groove 8:30 p.m. at Mojos; $5.Black Bear, Heck Yeah 8 p.m. at The Bridge; $5.St. Dallas and the Sinners, The Blue Boot Heelers 9 p.m. at Roxys; $1.Dirty Disco Dance Party 9 p.m. at Eastside Tavern; free.Norm Jolly 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.Jim Poletti or Ken Kehner on alternate weeks, piano, 6:30 p.m. at Jacks Gourmet Restaurant.Ben Green 8 p.m. at Rocheport General Store.Onetwentyones 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.Karaoke: 8 p.m. dance party at The Upper Deck. 8:30 p.m. at Cedar Creek Saloon. 9 p.m. with Big Mike at MainStreet Pub. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Hooligans. 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with Mad Man Chris at Hawgs and Heifers. SATURDAYFather John Band 8 p.m. at Rocheport General Store.Electric Ball: Beats and Booze with DJ HippoScottamus 9:30 p.m. at The Blue Note; free.Bald Eagle, Megazilla, Jack Buck 8:30 p.m. at Mojos; $5.Stone Sugar Shakedown, Triangle Blue 8 p.m. at The Bridge.Rich Berry Blues 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen.The Bubbas 8 to 11 p.m. at Sky Hi Grill.Jim Poletti or Ken Kehner on alternate weeks, piano, 6:30 p.m. at Jacks Gourmet Restaurant.Tom Andes Trio 9 p.m. at Murrys.Onetwentyones 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Midway Lounge; $3.Karaoke: 8 p.m. dance party at The Upper Deck.8:30 p.m. at Jakes Bar & Grill.
  3. 3. Best Bets for Kids: *****************************************************************************OUTDOORAlbert-Oakland Park class you will have a finished painting to take home and1900 Blue Ridge Road, 573-474-5331 brag about. Be sure to ask for the Kids Classes too!GoColumbiaMO.com/ParksandRec/Parks/This park has baseball/softball fields, basketball court, disc Lazer Lanesgolf courses, playgrounds, soccer field, tennis courts, and 3412 Grindstone Parkway, 573-447-6021sand volleyball courts. lazerlanes.com We offer a spacious and clean atmosphere with eight stateCosmo Park of the art bowling lanes, a huge arcade complete with a1615 Business Loop 70 West, 573-874-7460 full redemption center, lazer tag and billiards.GoColumbiaMO.com/ParksandRec/Parks/This park is home to the Antimi Sports Complex Going Bonkers(baseball/softball fields), Columbia Skate Park, trails, 2 3812 Buttonwood Dr, 573-499-0366fishing lakes, football fields, horseshoe pits, off-leash dog goingbonkers.com/Columbiapark, soccer fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts and This kids zone has an indoor playground, arcade, and partyRoller Hockey Rink. room.Flat Branch Park AMF Town & Country Lanes101 South 4th Street, 573-874-7460 1508 N. Providence Rd, 573-442-4729GoColumbiaMO.com/ParksandRec/Parks/ amf.com/townandcountrylanesmoThis park is located at the trailhead of the MKT trail. It is Have a fun filled family evening at our local bowling alley.also home to a playground, rain garden, andamphitheater. Hands on Ceramics 2807 W. Broadway, 573-777-5121Stephen’s Lake handsonceramics.net100 Old 63 North, 573-874-7460 This is a ceramic art studio offering many options forGoColumbiaMO.com/ParksandRec/Aquatics/ artists and children alike. All ages and abilities are invitedThis park includes and 11 acre lake (fishing areas) which to enjoy ceramic painting.can be used from dusk to dawn and a sandy beach.Admission is free. The Candy Factory 701 E. Cherry St., 573-443-8222 thecandyfactory.bizINDOOR The Candy Factory creates delicious, gourmet candyARC recipes. Enjoy browsing the shop or going upstairs to1701 West Ash St, 573-874-7700 watch the chocolate being made!GoColumbiaMO.com/ParksandRec/ARC/This indoor rec facility houses a gymnasium, game room,indoor track and training zones. The leisure pool has a zerodepth entry, interactive water play, triple loop water slide,lazy river, vortex, lap lanes and heated hydro therapy pool.The Canvas on Broadway706 East Broadway, 573-443-2222thecanvasonbroadway.comThey walk you through the steps of a painting whileproviding entertainment, conversation,creative inspirationand a few hours of laughter. Best of all, at the end of the
  4. 4. MOVIE GUIDEANNA KARENINA -Director Joe Wright reunites with Keira Knightley for an adaptation of Leo Tolstoys classicnovel. Knightley stars as Anna, a vibrant woman caught in a passionless marriage with a high-ranking governmentofficial. When Anna is seduced by a calvary officer, scandal erupts in St. Petersburg. Wrights bold, gloriouslyphotographed Anna Karenina is based on a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.CIRQUE DU SOLEIL – From the big top to the big screen, Academy Award-nominated director Andrew Adamsonand visionary filmmaker James Caermon invite audiences on an all-new 3D adventure – Cirque du Soleil WorldsAway. Two young people journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find eachother as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that allows them to leap, soar, swim and dance withthe performers.THE GUILT TRIP – Andy Brewster is about to embark on the road trip of a lifetime, and who better to accompanyhim than his overbearing mother Joyce. After deciding to start his adventure with a quick visit at mom’s, Andy isguilted into bringing her along for the ride. Across 3,000 miles of ever-changing landscape, he is constantlyaggravated by her antics, but over time he comes to realize that their lives have more in common than heoriginally thought. His mother’s advice might end up being exactly what he needs.HITCHCOCK - This mostly true story of the making of Psycho shows how Hollywoods ultimate director bucked thesystem to make a screen version of a lurid horror novel, by mortgaging his home and shooting with a low-budgetcrew. Featuring Anthony Hopkins as the title character, Helen Mirren as his shadow collaborator Alma, and ScarletJohansson as Janet Leigh,Hitchcock is a perfect holiday movie.JACK REACHER – When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. Oninterrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: “Get Jack Reacher!” So begins an extraordinary chase for thetruth, pitting Jack Reacher against an unexpected enemy, with a skill for violence and a secret to keep.MONSTERS INC – Monsters, Inc. is the largest scare factory in the monster world and the top kid Scarer is James P.Sullivan, a huge intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns, known as “Sulley” to his friends.His Scare Assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a lime green, opinionated, feisty, one-eyedmonster. Scaring children isn’t such an easy job-monsters believe children are toxic and that direct contact withthem would be catastrophic. Inside the factory can also be found: the factory’s crab-like CEO, the beguilingserpent-haired receptionist Celia and the sarcastic chameleon monster, Randall Boggs, who schemes to replaceSully as Monsters, Inc’s top Scarer. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who turns the monster worldupside-down.THIS IS 40 – An original comedy that expands upon the story of Pete and Debbie from the blockbuster hit KnockedUp as we see first-hand how they are dealing with their current state of life. After years of marriage, Pete lives in ahouse of all females: wife Debbie and their two daughters, eight-year-old Charlotte and 13-year-old Sadie. As hestruggles to keep his record label afloat, he and Debbie must figure out how to forgive, forget and enjoy the rest oftheir lives….before they kill each other. CHECK EACH THEATRE FOR SHOWTIMES HOLLYWOOD STADIUM THEATER – 2800 Goodwin Pointe Drive – 573-817-0770 GOODRICH FORUM 8 – 1209 Forum Katy Parkway – 573-445-7469 RAGTAG CINEMA – 10 Hitt Street 573-443-4359