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We have so many great plays and events happening this month! Read on to find out more, and check out our opens in a new windowcalendar of events to stay in-the-know.

ON STAGE

opens in a new windowAntigone
February 6-8 at Macklanburg Playhouse

In a world fraught with moral compromise, how does one maintain personal integrity—and at what cost? That’s the dilemma faced by faithful sister Antigone as she mourns her two dead brothers in this thoughtful adaption of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy.

opens in a new windowCircle Mirror Transformation
February 13-15 and 20-22 at Talking Horse Theatre

When four lost New Englanders who enroll in Marty’s six-week long community center drama class begin to experiment with harmless theater games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. A beautifully crafted diorama, a petri dish in which we see, with hilarious detail and clarity, the antic sadness of a motley quintet.

opens in a new windowThe Whipping Man
February 19-21 and 26-March 1 at Rhynsburger Theatre

As the Civil War ends, a wounded Confederate soldier returns to find his plantation home in ruins, occupied by two of his family’s former slaves. Bound by history and the Jewish faith they share, the three men are forced to confront the changing social order as deeply buried secrets are revealed that could cost each of them their freedom. (Strong language and explicit physical trauma)

opens in a new windowWhat Every Girl Should Know
February 19-22 at Warehouse Theatre

Four young Catholic suffragettes in early 20th century New York City adopt birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger as their patron saint. “Top to bottom, start to finish, What Every Girl Should Know is an excellent piece of theatre … as long as the war over women’s reproductive rights rages on, [this is] a story people need to keep telling.” —NYTheatre.com (Drama, PG-13 for Sexual References)

opens in a new windowDon Juan
February 25-March 1 at Silverbox Studios

(After the war) a new adaptation by Emily Adams.

opens in a new windowLove, Loss, & What I Wore
February 26-March 1 at Columbia Entertainment Company

A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.

OTHER EVENTS

opens in a new windowFirst Fridays in the North Village Art District
February 6th, 6-9 PM

opens in a new windowLunaFest
February 7th, 4-7 PM at Windsor Auditorium

opens in a new windowWild & Scenic Film Festival
February 8th, 2-6 PM at The Blue Note

opens in a new windowSid the Science Kid Live!
February 14th, 2 PM at Missouri Theatre

opens in a new windowRocheport Roubaix
February 15th, 11 AM on the Katy Trail, Rocheport

opens in a new windowMSHSAA Wrestling
February 19th-21st at the Hearnes Center

LIVE MUSIC

Here’s a look at who you can catch in CoMo this month:

opens in a new windowLed Zeppelin 2 – February 7th at The Blue Note
opens in a new windowBranford Marsalis Quartet – February 8th at Missouri Theatre
opens in a new windowRiff Raff – February 9th at The Blue Note
opens in a new windowSt. Louis Symphony – February 11th at Missouri Theatre
opens in a new windowMartin Sexton – February 19th at Rose Music Hall
opens in a new windowMark Chapman Band – February 21st at Nash Vegas
opens in a new windowPaper Diamond – February 25th at The Blue Note
opens in a new windowKate Voegele – February 26th at Rose Music Hall

Upcoming Movies

There are a lot of great movies coming soon, and movie theaters provide warmth and snacks so it’s a win-win, right?

Ragtag Cinema in Columbia MO

opens in a new windowForum 8 Theater – 1209 Forum Katy Pkwy
opens in a new windowRegal Stadium 14 – 2800 Goodwin Pointe Dr.
opens in a new windowRagtag Cinema – 10 Hitt St.

  • opens in a new windowJupiter Ascending (PG-13) – 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. (February 6)
  • opens in a new windowThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (PG) – SpongeBob SquarePants, the world’s favorite sea dwelling invertebrate, comes ashore to our world for his most super-heroic adventure yet. (February 6)
  • opens in a new windowFifty Shades of Grey (R) – 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. (February 13)
  • opens in a new windowKingsmen: The Secret Service (R) – Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius. (February 13)
  • opens in a new windowMcFarland, USA (PG) – Novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White. (February 20)
  • opens in a new windowThe Duff (PG-13) – A high-school senior sets out to reinvent herself and revolutionize the student body’s social order after learning that a judgmental classmate has given her an embarrassing nickname. (February 20)
  • opens in a new windowFocus (R) – A veteran con man (Will Smith) is thrown off his game when his former lover and protege unexpectedly appears and interferes with his latest — and very dangerous — scheme. (February 27)

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Father’s Day is right around the corner! Struggling to think of something fun to do with dad? We’ve put together a list of fun things to do right here in Columbia to help you out!

Fishing:

Grab your fishing poles and some snacks, and head outside to enjoy some quality time with your dad!

Don’t forget your fishing license! Find more information on fishing in city parks on Parks and Rec’s website.

Columbia Star Dinner Train:

For Father’s Day, dads ride half price! Eat lunch while enjoying the scenery pass by. Train departs at 1:00 PM. Find more information about the diner train here.

Golf:

Treat dad to a round of golf at one of these Columbia courses:

Bowling and more:

Hit the bowling alley or play a game of laser tag!

  • AMF Town & Country Lanes, 1508 N. Providence, 573-442-4729  – Open noon-midnight Sat-Sun
  • Lazer Lanes, 3412 Grindstone Pkwy., 573-447-6021 – Sat: 10 AM-Midnight, Sun: Noon-10 PM

WingStock and carnival:

For the biker dad! Check out Harley Davidson, 5704 Freedom Dr., on Saturday for a full-size carnival and the annual WingStock event, including a wing contest, live music, beer garden, and more!

Movies:

Choose from one of these “guy-friendly” movies in theaters now:

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West
  • Edge of Tomorrow
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • 22 Jump Street

Goodrich Forum 8, 1209 Forum Katy Pkwy.

Regal Stadium 14, 2800 Goodwin Pointe Dr.

Hiking/Biking:

Explore these parks and trails, and maybe even pack a picnic basket for lunch!

Father’s Day Brunch:

The restaurants below feature a Sunday brunch or breakfast buffet, perfect for Father’s Day!

We hope you have a very happy Father’s Day!

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Looking for some activities the whole family can enjoy while you’re visiting Columbia this summer? Of course you are! Fortunately, summer in Columbia means hot weather and cool activities for kids of all ages. Here are a couple of summer favorites that heat up Columbia summers.

The Family Fun Fests!

Kids of all ages love the Family Fun Fests!

Mark the third Wednesday of the month on your calendar for the Parks and Recreation sponsored opens in a new windowFamily Fun Fests! Each month from 6-8 p.m., Flat Branch Park is transformed, with a new theme for each month (June is Explore Outdoors!) for kids of all ages. Entertainment for the entire family will feature music, special performances, and art and hands-on activities.

Outdoor Movies in the Park!

Grab a chair, a blanket and…don’t forget your family! Outdoor Movies in the Park take advantage of Columbia’s ample green space and show movies after dark in the park.  The next movie is coming up Friday, June 8th…The Muppets! It’s only $2 per person and concessions are available. Don’t miss the chance for quality family time in a quality setting.

These are just a couple of great examples of family fun you can have when you visit Columbia, but make sure you check out of opens in a new windowcalendar of events before you come. You never know what might be heating up in Columbia!

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When visiting Columbia, could we interest you in…

  • An independent film enjoyed on a comfy couch?
  • A cold microbrew?
  • A delicious Reuben sandwich made with fresh-baked bread, house-made sauerkraut, house-made dressing and corned beef, and melted cheese?
  • A place to relax, drink some coffee and check your email?
  • Beautiful local art displayed for patrons to enjoy?

What if we told you that all of the above is an option? It’s true! Here in Columbia all you need to do is make your way to…

Ragtag Cinema and Uprise Bakery

Ta-da!

This local treasure in downtown Columbia is a favorite hangout for everyone from college students cramming for a final to retirees enjoying a documentary. With three businesses (Ragtag Cinema, Uprise Bakery and 9th Street Video) all housed in one complex, this place is always bustling!

With a diverse schedule of independent films, documentaries and series of shorts, opens in a new windowRagtag Cinema has established itself as Columbia’s arthouse theater. Two theater spaces allow Ragtag to show Oscar nominated shorts in one room and a football documentary in the other. Ragtag also hosts a variety of other events each year including concerts, trivia nights and, most notably, serves as the home base for the opens in a new windowTrue/False Film Festival. Check out the opens in a new windowcalendar to find out what’s playing this weekend.

As if an amazing, one-of-a-kind theater wasn’t enough, opens in a new windowUprise Bakery is ready for you to eat (and drink!) through your film. Everything at Uprise is made from scratch with the best (often local) ingredients. Start your day at Uprise with coffee and a delicious homemade pastry, then come back for a sandwich and a beer during your movie. And yes, you can take that beer and sandwich into the theater with you!

So put it on your to-do list when you come to Columbia, to at least make a stop by Ragtag and Uprise. We’re confident this Uniquely Columbia spot will fast become one of your favorites too.

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