Peg Gill

Up In Smoke

Are you trying to quit smoking or know someone who is? Whether it’s traditional cigarettes or e-ones, there is a wealth of resources available in Columbia to help adults — as well as teens — kick the habit. Smoking is the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. It’s harmful to nearly every […]

How Dreamy

Are you looking to dive deeper into the depths of your mind, understand yourself and gain greater perspectives on how to cause empowering change within? Understanding and interpreting your dreams can help.  The Columbia School of Metaphysics is offering a 4-week class to discuss dreams. During this time, you will be taught common dream symbols, […]


Is Obscure Knowledge Your Thang?

Are rando facts and atypical topics right up your alley? Check out weekly Thursday Night Trivia at Günter Hans. Teams of six are welcome, you just need to arrive by 6:30 p.m. to sign in and register. Every week there are new categories, themes and prizes. So gather a group with knowledge in assorted areas […]

Hoop, There It Was

The MU men’s basketball team plays its final home game of the season on Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. Their final home game is against the Georgia Bulldogs. Let’s hope those dogs can’t hunt! Get out there and support the Tigers in their final home challenge of the 2021-2022 season. Get […]

“Pick” A Fun Friday Event

Talking Horse’s hilarious improv group, The Ponies, is presenting “Freshly Picked First Friday,” an improv show on Friday, March 4. It runs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It could be a great “live” break from True/False, if you’re enjoying that, or just a fun live break otherwise. What could be more fun (or amazing) than […]

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 […]

Many Are “Russian” To Ditch Vodka

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, many are looking for ways to show their support for Ukraine, and that effort is now touching liquor sales. Over the weekend, Macadoodles in Columbia pulled all Russian-made vodka brands from shelves. They’re hardly the only ones. Several states have called on stores to pull any Russian products […]

Just One MO Insult …

Budlight recently released limited edition Rams’ bottles so LA fans can celebrate their Super Bowl win. A bit ironic, wouldn’t you say, seeing how Anheuser-Busch started in St. Louis. Of course, it’s now known as Anheuser-Busch InBev, after having been bought in July of 2008, but A-B InBev is still headquartered in the city with […]

Sup & Sip 

If you haven’t been to a Glenn’s Dinner & Wine Series night, you’re missing out! The next one’s Tuesday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu: First course = French shallot soup, second course = braised young carrots, third course = ?. You’ll just have to click here to […]

Les Bourgeois Uncorks New Name

The Rocheport winery is rebranding itself as it seeks to be a destination location. Late last month, Les Bourgeois issued a press release announcing the launch of The Bluff Top at Rocheport,  which bills itself as a”trailside vineyard retreat.” Les Bourgeois Vineyards was founded in 1985, has grown from a small, boutique winery to one […]

Chris McDonnell and Tyler Spurgeon

New Owner Takes the Reins at Chris McD’s

Photos by L.G. Patterson Changes are underway at Columbia mainstay Chris McD’s — not the least of which is new ownership. After 30 plus years, founder Chris McDonnell felt ready to pass the torch, which occurred this past December when he sold to Tyler Spurgeon.  Spurgeon’s partners in the venture are Tina and Dr. Mike […]

Laura and Danny Wagner Wedding

Bride Meets Beau Through Gal Pal

Photos by Jennifer Klink Photography Just before finishing her first year at Mizzou in 2012, Laura Fuchs went to St. Louis for a weekend to visit her high school friend, Mary, at Saint Louis University. Mary mentioned her new boyfriend would be joining them and bringing his roommate, Danny. The four hung out that night, with […]

Up For A Challenge?

This past Monday, Sumits Hot Yoga issued quite a challenge to the Columbia community. It’s called Choose Your Challenge and here’s how it works: You commit to completing either 20 or 30 classes in 30 days. Yes, we’re already four days into the challenge, but you can always double up on a day or two. […]

Hardly A Drag

It may be a bowling event with drag entertainers, but it will hardly be a drag! You can have some fun in your “spare” time Friday night, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at AMF Town & Country Lanes. The N+ Drag Lanes event includes bowling, a meet ‘n greet with the entertainers, performances and prizes. No gutter […]

Bar Tab Battle

Fieldhouse was in the running for LineLeap’s Bar Tab Battle — and won! The bar will bring home a $5K Bar Tab Event. A few select people also won a $50 LineLeap credit. About the competition:  Voting started Wednesday, Feb. 16 with 8 bars: Champs (Penn State) Sally’s (Minnesota) Kollege Klub (Wisconsin) Fieldhouse (Mizzou) Kilroys […]

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 […]