Have an a-mazing adventure at Shryocks Corn Maze, just off Interstate 70 east of Columbia. Every year, Shryocks Callaway Farms creates incredibly detailed pictures in its cornfield using GPS technology and then invites farm visitors to venture through the elaborate design. The 16-acre maze is wheelchair accessible with compacted dirt paths.
$10 adults, $9 children 5 to 12, free for kids 4 & younger; 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, 2 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
The University Concert Series presents the John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” Tour at Jesse Auditorium. During his more than 35 years in music, Mellencamp has transitioned from pop star to one of the most highly regarded songwriters of a generation. The social activism of his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. From $49.50.
Come out to the Tiger Hotel ballroom for a fun fundraiser, Rock The Mic! This charity lip sync battle benefits Jumpstart, a non-profit helping at-risk children prepare for school success. The acts will include local celebrities vying for a $200 grand prize. Ticket price includes complimentary cocktail, sweets from the Velvet Cupcake, a raffle and rockin’ swag. $25 online, $30 at the door.