Inside Scoop

Have You Heard About Fuego Fridays?

If you’re a fan of Latin dancing, kick up your heels on Friday, March 3, at Pressed in downtown Columbia. Are you a salsa sensation? A cha-cha champ? Can you manage a memorable mambo or a passable paso doble? Whatever your Latin dance of choice you’ll enjoy this fun Friday event. It runs from 8 […]

Chili Challenge

Don’t miss a fun fundraiser for a great cause! The 16th annual MFA Oil Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookoff, presented by JES Holdings, is Saturday, March 5, at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Tenacious teams (including one from Zimmer Communications!) will compete for several honors — all to raise money to benefit the Boys & Girls […]

True That

The True/False Film Fest has returned back downtown this year and it begins today! Screenings start late this afternoon. Don’t miss your chance to see a vast variety of documentaries including “2nd Chance,”  about a manufacturer who repeatedly shot himself to prove the effectiveness of his product. Or “Children of the Mist,”  the arresting story […]

Attend A Free Heart Screening 

MU Health Care is actively working to prevent cardiovascular disease, the No. 1 killer in Missouri and nationwide, through education and heart health screenings like the free one coming up this Saturday from 7-10 a.m. at the ARC. At the event Saturday, a variety of experts will be available in addition to multiple heart health […]

Get Fit And Give  

The 11th annual Fitness For A Cure event in Columbia’s happening this Saturday at The Crossing. It’s from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes a variety of group fitness classes, food, a silent auction, kids’ programming and fitness-related items for sale. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the suggested donation is $15.

NOLA Comes To CoMo!

St. Louis’ Soulard has nothin’ on us! Newman Parish is throwing a free Mardi Gras festival here with a parade, music and King Cake on Saturday, Feb. 26. Candy and beads to throw into the crowd of onlookers will be provided. The parade begins at 1 p.m. Saturday and music, hot drinks and King Cake […]

Back To The Future             

… but not in a flying DeLorean! Go back to the ’90s via a different kind of motorized vehicle this Friday night. Don’t miss Mid America Harley-Davidson’s ’90s Night! Enjoy ’90s music, a food truck, free beer and free raffle giveaways on Friday, Feb. 18, from 5-8 p.m. at the dealership. Did you know Mid […]

Aim For Fun Friday Night

Calling all women who are hunters, conservation-minded, or want to connect more with the outdoors and natural resources! On Friday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., join Quail Forever & Pheasants Forever, along with the National Deer Association, for Women, Wine and Wild Game.  This fun event at the Scout Cabin, at 705 E. 8th St. […]

Gone Country

Are you a country music fan? You’ll want to check out the special event at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. The theater is presenting “Songwriter City,” billed as “an intimate evening with two of country music’s well-known songwriters. The first is Paul Overstreet, a Songwriter’s Hall of Fame […]

Go For Baroque!

Odyssey Chamber Music Series presents, “Baroque Concerto,”  featuring the three 2021 pre-collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition winners with the Odyssey Chamber Ensemble, led by Stephen Radcliffe. The highlight of the concert on Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, is the annual “Bach Cantata” with Bach Collegium Choir, directed by R. Paul Crabb, […]

Laugh It Off

Enjoy some pre weekend yucks at The Blue Note on Thursday, Feb. 10, during a CoMo Comedy Club event, starring a nationally known comic who has released three stand-up specials, appeared on late night shows, TV series and more.  Funny man Todd Barry’s latest one-hour stand-up special is “Spicy Honey” for Netflix. Barry has appeared […]

Hear Marvelous Musicians  

This Saturday, Feb., 12, at 7 p.m., enjoy The Juliani Ensemble, an energetic trio of musicians who have played together for almost 20 years and are a performing partner at the Chicago Cultural Center.  The Juliani Ensemble has delighted Chicago audiences with inventive, energetic chamber music concerts since its inception in 1999. As a performing […]

Romance Is In The Air …

… and on the airwaves! For the fifth Year, Y107’s Morning Show will be holding a wedding — LIVE — on Valentine’s Day. But because it’s year No. 5, the station’s going even BIGGER! This year, they’re marrying not just one lucky couple, but five!   They’ve teamed with Buchroeder’s Jewelers and thanks to the generous […]

Hoop! There It Is

If you heart basketball, you’ve got two Tiger Men’s SEC home games coming up at Mizzou Arena! The team has faced some definite disappointments, as well as some stunners, this season. And it ain’t over yet. On Saturday, Feb.12, at 7:30 p.m., the Tigers take on Ole Miss. Truman won’t be troubled by any circling […]

See What All The Noise Is About

The amazing and unique show coming to Jesse Auditorium to perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 16, has no need to drum up publicity — “STOMP” is already famous and has been thrilling audiences all over the world since its creation in summer 1991 in Brighton, U.K. It was the result […]

Sick Kids Need Our Help

It’s time for Zimmer Communications’ annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. You can donate today or tomorrow and make a difference in the lives of children being treated at MU Children’s Hospital. Zimmer Communications first partnered with MU Health Care’s Children’s Hospital 16 years ago and put on its first-ever two-day Radiothon to raise money for […]

Don’t Rag. Ragtag!

Shovel, salt, repeat. Columbia set a record yesterday for highest daily snowfall. You can complain, but it’s more fun to see a movie! Check out what’s playing at Ragtag Cinema. One of the featured movies is the Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival. “Bad Luck Banging or Loony Sex […]

Pony Up  

Love is in the air and The Ponies are back for First Friday at Talking Horse! This Friday, Feb. 4, from 7-9 p.m., saddle up for fun. The improv group from Talking Horse Productions promises to provide some much-needed comic relief as we dig out from Snowmageddon 2022 and approach Valentine’s Day. Join host Colleen […]

CoMo Chords

Come out and enjoy one of CoMo’s best-loved bands on Friday, Feb. 4! They may not be the biggest — they’re a duo — but the mark they’re making on the music scene is huge. The fabulous Burney Sisters will be at The Blue Note on Friday, Feb. 4  in an 8 p.m. show, along […]

Hometown History

Don’t miss your chance to see a fascinating special exhibit at the Boone County History and Culture Center, called Columbia 1821-2021: The Birth and Evolution of College Town USA.  This bicentennial exhibit explores the founding of Columbia as well as the ways our people, landscape and priorities have changed over two centuries. Prior to its […]