Looking for a family fun way to spend a summer night? Check out the opens in a new windowMaplewood Barn Theater!
Set in historic and picturesque Nifong Park, the Maplewood Barn Theater puts on quality community productions throughout the summer. This year’s season includes ‘Kitchen Witches’, ‘As You Like It’, and ‘On Golden Pond’ and features fantastic local talent of all ages.
The Maplewood Barn Theater
The Maplewood Barn has been an area favorite for many years, and the community rallied when the original barn burned down in 2010. Now rebuilt, the facility faces an open lawn where the audience gathers in lawn chairs and on blankets to enjoy theater under the stars. opens in a new windowTickets for all shows are under $10 and children under 10 get in for only $1!
Join this Columbia family tradition and check out the Maplewood Barn Theater. It may just be one of the highlights of your summer.
If you’re going to be in Columbia this weekend, get ready to get artrageous!
Artrageous Fridays are a quarterly event that celebrate the vibrant and ever-growing art scene in Columbia, and once a year they extended it to an entire weekend of arts and excitement! All weekend, opens in a new windowThe District and the opens in a new windowNorth Village Arts District as well as Columbia’s college campuses highlight all of the artistic opportunities that Columbia has to offer. Businesses from galleries to shops to banks all open their doors to art enthusiasts to expose them to music, dance, theater, pottery, painting and more!
Get details on each venue’s special events for the weekend here. You’ll also be able to enjoy performances and art while you eat in Columbia’s fantastic restaurants. Have an artrageous weekend!
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
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.