May 2022

A Laughing Matter

Need a laugh? Then consider a trip to The Blue Note on Wednesday to see that latest event in the CoMo Comedy Club series. Nationally touring comedian Jon Reep will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Blue Note. Reep was the fifth season winner of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC and can be seen […]

Car Show to Benefit CACC

Automotive enthusiasts can show off their best vehicle, enjoy other fantastic automobiles and help area students study automotive technology all at once at the third annual Car Show this weekend. Columbia Public Schools, in association with the Columbia Area Career Center’s automotive technology program, is presenting the annual car show from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at […]

Flash Back to the ’90s

Break out that ’90s (or 2000s) gear and head over to Pressed on Saturday for a ’90s/’00s Dance Party. Starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Pressed Rooftop Bar & Lounge is hosting the ’90s throwback with music by XSIV Entertainment. Cover is $10 and VIP bottle packages are available for an added cost. For more information, […]

CoMo Rocks Opens Doors

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 26 and has been updated. A new gym opened in Columbia, offering a new indoor venue for climbing enthusiasts or just those interested in trying it out. CoMo Rocks, 205 E. Nifong Blvd., suite 120, offers state-of-the-art indoor rock climbing and training with 9,400 square feet […]

Enjoy A Scenic Ride

Mid-Missouri cyclists are gearing up for this weekend’s Pedaler’s Jamboree. The annual event offers a weekend of cycling and music throughout mid-Missouri and will begin Saturday morning, with bicyclists leaving from Flat Branch Park at 101 S. 4th St. between 8-10 a.m. Participants can drop their overnight packs at Saturday’s check in before heading out […]

Irene’s BBQ to Open This Fall

A popular pop-up is planning a move to its own brick-and-mortar location this fall. Formerly known as Barbacoas del Notre, this Barred Owl Butcher & Table-connected pop-up recently announced a new name, Irene’s BBQ, logo and plans for a physical location in Columbia’s Arcade District. The barbecue pop-up began in late 2019, allowing Tim Eisenhauer […]

Staffing Struggles

As staffing issues continue nearly everywhere, Columbia restaurants are having to make some changes. 44 Stone announced a temporary change to its business hours due to a staffing shortage. The new hours, which effectively cut Tuesday lunch service, can be found at the 44 Stone website or Facebook page. Earlier this month, Top Ten Wines […]

Krustaceans Seafood Opens Downtown

A new seafood spot is open in downtown Columbia. Krustaceans Seafood held its grand opening Friday at its new location at 22 N. 9th St. The fast-casual seafood restaurant offers a variety of specialty fried seafood dishes and a low country seafood boil, as well as frozen daiquiris. Learn more about the new spot by […]

Bite into Something New

Love a good burger? While there’s already quite a few options for a meaty bite in Columbia, Billiards on Broadway is expanding that selection with new featured burgers. These burgers are not on the regular menu at Billiards, instead detailed on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The first featured offering, announced last week, is the cowboy […]

Taking a Break

Arris’ Pizza in Columbia has temporarily closed its doors. The pizza spot on East Green Meadows Road announced on social media that it would be closed from Tuesday, May 24, until Tuesday, May 31. The restaurant, which has locations in Jefferson City, Springfield and Republic, typically closes to allow staff to take a break.

The Return of a Favorite

Taco fans may want to head to 44 Canteen this weekend for the return of a past favorite. 44 Canteen announced on its Facebook page that it was bringing back its walking steak tacos to the menu, starting Saturday. The walking steak tacos feature IPA marinated steak, Valentina-butter sauce, chihuahua cheese, salsa fresca, crema, cilantro, […]

Finding Locally Made Goods

Head to the Loop in Columbia on Sunday to find a plethora of locally made goods from area vendors. The Loop Spring Maker Market is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Pop-Up Park at 807 Business Loop East and will feature products from local makers and entrepreneurs, including housewares, jewelry, art, confections and […]

Enjoy a Show in the Park

Rose Music Hall will begin its monthly free movies in the park next week with “Almost Famous” showing at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Park. Each month through October, Rose Music Hall will host a free movie in Rose Park where people are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions are generally available for […]

Midway Outdoor Flea Market & Craft Show Set for Saturday

Fans of vintage, antiques or even just bargain hunters may want to head to the Midway Antique Mall on Saturday for the Midway Outdoor Flea Market & Craft Show. Set for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the Midway Antique Mall, the one-day only event will include more than 100 vendors with a variety of unique […]

Get Planting

Ready to garden? If you’re still looking for some plants to add, there’s two opportunities to do so this weekend. From 9-11 a.m. Friday, the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture will hold a Tomato & Pepper Bucket Giveaway at Central Pantry, 1007 Big Bear Blvd., where you can get free tomato and pepper plants in […]

Tiny Town Play Café Opens Saturday

A new Columbia coffee house will open this weekend, but this one is unlike any existing coffee shops in the area. Tiny Town Play Café seeks to serve both parents and their young children through a play space-coffee shop hybrid. The new business at 901 E. Nifong Blvd., suite B,  plans to open its doors […]

The Perfect Picture

Your wedding photos should be something you look forward to seeing and sharing. But for those of us who are self-conscious, insecure or just generally camera shy, having those photos taken can be an anxiety-inducing thought. There’s even wedding photo anxiety itself, which can cause people to be so worried about the resulting photos that […]

The Wedding Road Map

Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now you have to plan a wedding, and there’s so much to think about! Luckily, there’s plenty of help available. When it comes to picking the date and finding the right venue, local wedding planner AnnaBelle Events has a road map just for you. It maps out all the things to consider […]

Groom Guidance

While many grooms are far more involved in wedding planning, there are some who prefer to leave the bulk of the plans to the bride. But on the wedding day, there’s plenty to be done and the groom needs to know ahead of time what your expectations are for the day. Central Missouri Wedding Expo […]

Bridal Essentials

After spending months of planning and preparing, every bride wants to have a perfect, smooth wedding day. But that’s not always the case. Last-minute issues and surprises often pop up, but with some additional prep work, every bride can do her best to be ready for anything. Central Missouri Wedding Expo has put together a […]