Peg Gill

Way Beyond Wine

For the owner and winemaker at Fence Stile Vineyards and Winery near Kansas City, the ultimate high point of making wine isn’t just about producing highly palatable pours. Shriti Plimpton also pours her heart and efforts into giving her guests an incredible experience when they visit her beautiful 55-acre property. Read more about Plimpton here. […]

Günter Hans Changes Han(d)s

Günter Hans European Pub & Café announced it’s under new ownership. After nine years of successful ownership, founder Lydia Melton has decided to turn her attention to consulting and other startup ventures. Morgan Wright will take over the taps and Bretzel biz just in time for warmer weather and Biergarten gatherings. The European pub and […]

A Mighty Fine Wine & Dine 

Join the sommelier and the rest of the staff at Glenn’s April Dinner and Wine Series on Tuesday, April 12. Guests will enjoy a four-course dinner crafted by Glenn’s executive chef, as well as a sommelier-guided tasting of wine pairings. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are $75 per guest. Learn more here. The […]

Making A Case For The Vase

… you don’t need a case of empty wine bottles, actually. One one will do. Unless you’d like to make nifty — and thrifty — gifts for family and friends. All you need is one empty and a minimal number of supplies and tools. Five simple steps later, voilá! (Especially appropo if it was a […]

Tap Into Random Facts

If you triumph at trivia and love random facts and inane info, check out the trivia night happening Wednesday, April 13, at iTAP from 7-9 p.m. It’s free to play and you can win brewery swag, beer and gift cards! If you’re not familiar with iTAP, its first location opened in July 2010 in the […]

It’s Curtains For You

… theater curtains, that is! If you’re a self-professed theater geek, check out the event at Maplewood Barn Community Theatre on Sunday, April 3. From 1:30-5 p.m., the theater is hosting an open house event for the public. Come visit with directors and preview the 2022 season. If you’re interested in getting involved in community […]

Some Bunny To Love

What could be cuter than a pic of your pet with the Easter Bunny? You can have one taken this Sunday at Lizzi & Rocco’s I-70 Drive location between 1 and 4 p.m. Each photo is $10, and proceeds benefit Second Chance. Learn more about the photo event here. Second Chance was founded in 1985 […]

Art You Lucky!

Looking for Friday night fun? There happens to be an ideal event waiting for you — the First Friday Art Walk! Yep, it’s already the first Friday of April. Can you believe it? First Friday is a free art crawl on the first Friday of each month. From 6 to 9 p.m., galleries, shops and […]

You Couldn’t Axe For More Fun!

Here’s a chance to get creative — and aggressive — at the same event on March 26. Check out Acrylic Pour Painting at CoMo Axe Attack Columbia from 4 to 5 p.m. You can create an acrylic pour on a 12×16-inch stretched canvas for $40 per painter, or a 14×18-inch stretched canvas for $45 per painter. […]

It’s Time To Back Track

If you ever feel like you were born in the wrong decade, here’s the dance party you’ve been longing for — it celebrates decades long gone! Squeeze into those super skinny printed jeans or low-rise ones and whatever other glorious gear from the ‘90s and ‘00s you dig.   Why? ‘Cuz Pressed is having a ‘90s/’00s […]

What Type Of Reader Are You?

… as in blood type. Sorry for the misleading question but the need for blood is constant and the  Columbia Public Library is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive a week from today, on Thursday, March 31, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in the Friends Room. Learn if you qualify to give and for […]

See A Ceramic Sensation

If you’re an avid art fan, you should check out the free exhibits at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery. For a large portion of the gallery’s annual shows, students are the exhibiting artists. The current exhibit features a provocative work by MFA student Sean Lofton. If you admire Frank Lloyd Wright, you’ll find Lofton’s exhibit, […]

Get Ready To Clean Up!

Cleanup Columbia, the city’s annual, citywide litter pick-up event, begins April 1! Due to the pandemic, Cleanup Columbia changed from a one-day event format and instead allowed residents to choose the date and time they wanted to pick up trash. The feedback was so positive that the city decided to continue the format this year. […]

Have Your (Pan)Cake And Eat It Too!

Get a delicious plate of pancakes, ham, coffee, juice and more March 26 and sweeten the lives of children at the same time at Columbia Kiwanis Pancake Day 2022! The Kiwanis continue their 70-year tradition of serving up pancakes to benefit the children of Columbia, Boone County and the world. Every year Kiwanis Pancake Day […]

After A Fashion

How much do you know about Missouri’s fashionable past? Now through June 25, you can learn about the major role the apparel industry played in the state’s economic development. A fascinating exhibit titled MOda 200: Missouri Style Makers, Merchants and Memories recently opened at the Center for Missouri Studies Art Galleries. It’s a collaboration between […]

Sara-ndepity? Not Exactly.

Chef Sara Fougere, author of our “Fougere’s Favorites” column in each issue of Inside Columbia and owner of Sara Fourgere Catering, just began operating out of a new kitchen yesterday.  She’s sharing space with Wishflour Bakery at 1023 E. Walnut, Suite 7. Although it is smaller than her previous space, she’s thrilled with the area. […]

So Long … For Now

Just Jeff’s had to temporarily close its second location due to a staffing shortage. According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, the loss of a few staff members meant they did not have enough people to work both the south and Business Loop location, meaning the south location will be closed for “a couple of weeks.” […]

Solo It At This Event

Harpo’s is hosting a beer pong tournament Sunday, March 20, at 3 p.m. Champions will pocket $1,500, while second place will score a $400 Harpo’s gift card. It’s $40/team to buy in and includes one free pitcher. You can sign up now through Friday at 3 p.m. by seeing the manager on duty. All team […]


It’s A St. Paddy’s Party!

Come get your green on at this St. Paddy’s Day Celebration at Rose Music Hall featuring local faves The Kay Brothers. Doors open at 6 p.m. March 17 and the show begins at 7 p.m. Enjoy all the Irish indulgence — within reason! The band boasts sibling harmonies, upright bass, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, cello, […]

Craving Corned Beef? 

If you’re hungry for corned beef you have options. Como’s Irish institution McNally’s will be serving corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and Rueben sammies. There will also be green beer, Guinness and Jameson specials. McNally’s will open at 11 a.m. on St. Paddy’s and also celebrate the next day. Flat Branch Pub & […]