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Are you still trying to figure out what to do for Valentine’s Day? We have 14 ideas that aren’t your regular dinner and a movie.

On Stage

a chorus lineA Chorus Line | 2 PM at Columbia Entertainment Company
opens in a new windowA Chorus Line examines with both hilarity and heartbreak the grueling life of  ordinary performers always auditioning for an opportunity to be members of a faceless chorus line.”

Black Pearl Sings! | 2 PM at opens in a new windowTalking Horse Theatre
“The story of Alberta “Pearl” Johnson, a black woman in a Texas prison in the 1930s, who meets Susannah Mullally, an employee of the Library of Congress. Susannah is searching out and recording songs of “the people.” In Pearl, she discovers a vast wealth of music that has been passed down from one generation to the next, and an unlikely friendship is forged.”

Museums and Galleries

Love in the Museum Public Tour | 2 PM at the opens in a new windowMuseum of Art and Archaeology

Through Weather and Time |  opens in a new windowMontminy Art Gallery open noon-4:30 PM
Paintings and drawings by Jane Mudd that couples two themes; the homeless and Missouri’s Champion Trees, which have more in common than one might think.


furstenauNina Furstenau, “Sensuous Flavors: Food, Love, Culture” |2 PM at Orr Street Studios
Whether you bring your beloved or go stag, don’t miss opens in a new windowNina Furstenau, acclaimed author of “Biting Through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America’s Heartland,” discuss how food and love are connected across cultures in this special Valentine’s Day Speaking of Culture. As always, attendance is free and complimentary coffee and treats will be served.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Tour | 2-5 PM at Windsor Auditorium, Stephens College
Considered one of the nation’s premiere environmental and adventure opens in a new windowfilm festivals, this year’s films combine stellar film making, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

Get Active

Lazer Lanes | Open noon-10 PM
Get some exercise at opens in a new windowLazer Lanes by bowling or playing lazer tag, and check out the arcade and bumper cars.

Roller Skating | Public session 1:30-3:30 PM
Throw it back to your middle school days and head to opens in a new windowEmpire Roller Rink with your sweetheart

A few other ideas…

Mizzou Women’s Basketball vs. Arkansas | 2 PM at Mizzou Arena

Pints and Punchlines | 7 PM at opens in a new windowRose Music Hall
Showcasing 10 spectacular, hilarious comedians all piled on top of funk house-band Marbin, Valentine’s Drink Specials, and scrumptious Pepe’s Mexican food!

The Floozies: The Granola Jones Tour | 8 PM at opens in a new windowThe Blue Note
“Born in funk and bred in the digital age, live electronic duo The Floozies have burst onto the scene at a time when the industry needed them the most.”

The Canvas on Broadway | 2 sessions available: 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM
Grab a drink and a paintbrush and embrace your creative side! Valentine’s Day events include opens in a new windowFall in the Forest at 2:30 PM or opens in a new windowBirds at Sunset at 6:30 PM. These can each be painted as painting or as a pair on 2 canvases.

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Les Bourgeois Blufftop Bistro | Open on Valentine’s Day from 11 AM – 8 PM
Take in the spectacular views while sipping wine and perusing the opens in a new windowmenu.

Home-cooked meal with local ingredients
Okay so this one is kind of dinner and a movie but it’s going to be cold, and this way you really don’t have to get out of the house to have a ‘date.’ Find a recipe and stock up on local ingredients the day before at the opens in a new windowColumbia Farmers Market or opens in a new windowRoot Cellar. While you’re out getting ingredients, you might as well grab a movie from opens in a new windowRedbox, too.

Do you plan to use any of these ideas? Let us know opens in a new window@ColumbiaMOCVB.