Inside Scoop

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 […]

BOC - Burney Sisters

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 […]

See A Thought-provoking Play

In need of some comic relief? Check out “The Bald Soprano,” a play in the theater of the absurd genre at the Warehouse Theatre running Feb. 3-6.  Presented by the Stephens College Theatre Department, “The Bald Soprano” was the first play written by Romanian-French playwright Eugène Ionesco. It premiered in 1950 in Paris. Like many […]

Book A Date

On Thursday, Jan. 27, from 4-5 p.m., MU Libraries will present a book talk via Zoom with Benjamin Moore, author of The Names of John Gergen, Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis.         Rescued from the dumpster of a boarded-up house, the yellowing scraps of a young migrant’s schoolwork gave Moore the jumping-off […]

Nothing “Syrup”-titious About This! 

On Saturday, Jan. 29, treat yourself to a stack of ‘cakes at the 70th annual Pancake & Sausage Day, presented by Cosmopolitan International Columbia Luncheon & Breakfast Clubs. The drive-thru event will be held from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jerry Sigmund Cosmopolitan Center. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the […]

Get Growing!

The Discovery Garden Club and the Columbia Public Library will be hosting a Winter Garden Forum via Zoom on Sunday, Jan. 30, from 1:30-3:30 pm. Get inspiration for a new gardening season from two experts. Kelly McGowan, field specialist in horticulture with MU Extension, will talk about growing lavender in Missouri. Matthew Dolan, with the […]

Don’t Wait! Donate! 

The Red Cross blood supply is at its lowest level in more than 10 years. But you can help. Visit Columbia Mall on Friday, Jan. 28, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., during the American Red Cross Blood Drive being held there.   The latest COVID-19 surge and severe winter weather present further risks to the […]

Grab A Winter Warmer

The weather couldn’t be better for a Chocolate Fest, and Günter Hans is having one Jan. 28-29, starting at 4 p.m. each afternoon. Come cozy up with a mug of boozy hot chocolate and your friends in the Barrel Room at Günter Hans. Choose Günter Hans’ Double Chocolate Ghirardelli base with Irish Cream liquor to […]

Hear A Superlative Singer-Songwriter

Patty Griffin is among the most consequential singer-songwriters of her generation, a quintessentially American artist whose wide-ranging catalog of work incisively explores the intimate moments and universal emotions that bind us together.  Over the course of two decades, the GRAMMY® Award winner – and seven-time nominee – has crafted nine classic studio albums and two […]

Fresh Air And Fresh Produce

If one of your resolutions was to eat a healthier diet, plan a trip to the Columbia Farmers Market this Saturday. The market is open inside the MU Health Care Pavilion from 9 a.m.-noon. Get out and get some fresh air and fresh produce. The selection varies by season but often includes fruits and veggies, […]

Cat/Camel And … Puppy?

Yes! There’s a puppy yoga event Saturday, Jan. 22, at 1:30 p.m., at Lizzie & Rocco’s Green Meadows location. They’re partnering with Sarah’s Studio and Second Chance to help you  stretch your limbs, open up your chest and possibly open up your heart. What’s better than downward dog with a dog? Spend some time with […]

Stock Up For Spring

We featured Victory Gardeners and its owner Laura Flacks-Narrol in our May/June 2021 issue of Inside Columbia magazine. Sadly, we’ve learned that they will not be growing any plants this season, due to a variety of factors, including a need for more economic stability and restrictive neighborhood regulations. Instead, the business is having a seed […]