Coming up in COMO: 39 things to do
Chamber music festival, open mic night, concerts, jazz, karaoke, crafting, comedy, and a gospel sing.
Welcome back to Coming Up In COMO, a brief peek at concerts, plays, art exhibits, events for families and kids, and more. You may send your event notice to [email protected]. Please put “Coming up in COMO” in the subject line. Include the date, time, a brief description, and website or Facebook page (or phone number) for your event.
- The 10th Plowman Chamber Music Competition and Festival runs from Thursday, March 23, to Monday, March 27. The event is co-presented by the First Baptist Church of Columbia, the Missouri Symphony, and the University of Missouri. Get more information and tickets here.
- Compass Inc. presents Violet Vonder Haar at 7 p.m. Saturday, 1107 University Ave. During February, Violet participated in the “Song A Day” songwriter challenge. She will be sharing her favorite songs from the challenge and raising funds for Compass Inc.’s scholarship program, which helps provide music lessons to low-income students. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Violet takes the stage at 7 p.m. Suggested donation of $10-$20. Find more information here.
- As many as 11 gospel music groups will participate in the yearly Spring Sing Gospel Sing from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Rd. The lineup includes The Liberty Belles, Ambassadors of Grace, Heart to Heart, Judy Todd, and the Messengers, among others. Come for the day or for an hour or two. No admission but a love offering is appreciated. The 12 Baskets food truck will be onsite for lunch. Details.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22
Concert Jazz band concert. Rhynsburger Theatre, 505 Hitt St., 7-8 p.m. Featuring the music of Toshiko Akiyoshi. Free admission.
Personal archiving and your digital legacy. Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway, 7-8:30 p.m. Our photographs, papers, digital assets and online accounts will eventually need to be taken over by a family member or designated estate manager. In this course, you will learn strategies and techniques for preserving these assets for future generations. Adults. Registration required.
Dakota Poorman: Best Mistake Tour, with Dan Kerns + Travis Fuetz and The Stardust Cowboys. Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave., 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $10.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
Baby Story Time. Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 100 W. Broadway, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:30-11 a.m. For the tiniest library patron, join for rhymes, songs, and fun. Ages birth-18 months with an adult. No registration required.
Columbia College Global 50th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration. 1001 Rogers St. 3 p.m. on the main campus in Dorsey Gym. 4-6 p.m., Giving Day Happy Hour. Open to the public.
Plowman Festival: Lucille Chung, piano solo recital. Whitmore Recital Hall, MU School of Music, Fine Arts Building #135, 7-8:50 p.m. $20. Students $5 with ID, children under 12 free.
Reggie Pearl + Laika + Telepathy Club at Rose Music Hall. Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave., 7 p.m. doors, 8 p.m. show. $8 day of show.
Dirt Monkey & Jantsen: Full Circle Tour. The Blue Note, 17 N. 9th St., 8-11 p.m. $25 day of show; $45 tables.
Joe Gatto: Night of Comedy – University Concert Series. Jesse Auditorium, 409 Conley Ave., 7-10 p.m.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (musical) – Stephens College. Macklanburg Playhouse, 100 Willis Ave., 7:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24. Box office.
Karaoke Night. (Nightly through March 26). Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway. 8-11:45 p.m.
FRIDAY, MARCH 24
Celebrity bartender – Keven Heyen. Pierpont General Store, 7650 Missouri 163, 5-9 p.m. Benefiting the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Creating Community Connections, CoMo African Dance and Percussion Celebration 2023. Christian Fellow Church, 5045 Chapel Hill Rd., 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Plowman Festival: Amit Peled cello recital with Peter Miyamoto on piano. First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 E. Broadway, 7 p.m. $20 general admission; $5 students with ID; children under 12 free.
Featured pianist Wes Wingate. Mount Nebo Inn, 801 First St., Rocheport, 7-10 p.m.
Como Comedy Club: Pints & Punchlines. The Blue Note, 17 N. 9th St., 8-10 p.m. $5 general admission.
Latin Night CoMo: Fuego Friday. Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave., 8-11 p.m. $10.
The Lacewings LIVE at Cooper’s Landing. Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina, 11505 Smith Hatchery Road, 6-9 p.m. Food truck: Billy Hinson’s Old School BBQ, 4-8 p.m. Weather dependent.
Open mic night. School of Metaphysics, 103 W. Broadway, 7-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Columbia Farmers Market. MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St., 9 a.m.-noon.
Plowman Competition semifinals. First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. $20 general admission, $5 student with ID, under 12 free.
Spring Sing Gospel Sing. Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 N. Brown Station Road, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE. 12 Baskets food truck will be on site.
Crafternoon – decorative paper wall collage. Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway, 2-4 p.m. Adults. Please register.
John Galbraith (solo) and Big Medicine. Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina, 11505 Smith Hatchery Road, 2-5 p.m. Food truck: Big Hungry Patty Wagon.
Decadent Nation. Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway, 6-8 p.m. Tickets $10.
The Daves. Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina, 11505 Smith Hatchery Road, 6-9 p.m. Food truck: Big Hungry Patty Wagon.
Compass Inc. Presents Violet Vonder Haar. Compass Music Center listening room, 1107 University Ave., 7 p.m. An intimate evening of music with local songwriter, Violet Vonder Haar. Suggested donation of $10-20. All proceeds go toward the Compass Scholarship Program.
Soul Sessions: Live Music & Art Showcase. The Blue Note, 17 N. 9th St., 7-10 p.m. Tickets $10-$25.
Sunshine of Your Love: A Tribute to Cream ft. Mercury Trio. Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Ave., 7-10 p.m. $10.
Karaoke Night. McGinty’s Pub, 1312 Old US 63, 9 p.m.
LepreCON ELEVEN. The District, downtown Columbia, 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. One part pub crawl, one part costume ball.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
The 10th Plowman Chamber Music Competition finals and award ceremony. Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th St., 1:30 p.m. $25 general admission, $10 student with ID, under 12 free.
Book discussion, America’s Forgotten Suffragists, with author Nicole Evelina. Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway, 2 p.m.
Comedy Open Mic NIght followed by karaoke. The Social Room, 220 N. 8th St., 9 p.m.
MONDAY, MARCH 27
Plowman Festival: Jeff Scott, horn recital. First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 E. Broadway, 11:30 a.m. $20 general admission, $5 student with ID, under 12 free.
Meet author Lena Lichenpold, “Gramelda the Grasshopper.” Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room, 100 W. Broadway, 6-6:45 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 28
Fairy/Gnome Magic Garden & Barnyard Snuggle. Four Oaks Farm, 11805 E. Judy School Rd., 1-3 p.m. $35.
Happy Hour Bingo – DogMaster Distillery. 210 St. James St. Suite D, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Five rounds of bingo beginning at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday. No cost to play. “Mediocre prizes.”
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
Girls Night Out – The Show. Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway, 9-11 p.m.
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