37 (or so) things to do in COMO: A week’s worth
Coming Up In COMO is 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.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
The Flood Brothers at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food truck: Lilly’s Cantina, 4:30-9 p.m.
Beyond the Barrell Bourbon Tasting & DInner. 6:30-9:30 p.m., Cooper’s Ridge, 24991 MO 98, Boonville.
Sycamore Ray at Pierpont General Store. 6:30-9 p.m., 650 MO Highway 163.
The Hooten Hallers + VOLK at Rose Park. 7 p.m., Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Avenue. Tickets $15.
Trivia Night with Eric. 7 p.m., The Dandy Lion on Main, 102 S. Main, Ashland. $5 cover.
God of Carnage. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Talking Horse Productions, 210 St. James Street. Through Sunday.
Thoreau’d in the Road at Dive Bar. 8-11 p.m., 1116 Business Loop 70 East.
Movies in the Park – Cosmo Park: Minions: Rise of Gru. 8:30-10:30 p.m., 1615 Business Loop 70 West. Coordinated by Columbia Parks and Recreation. FREE.
Arch & Column Pole Night. 9:30 p.m., 1301 Business Loop 70 East. No cover but tips appreciated.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
Heart of America Training Run #2 (Devil’s Ice Box – 17.2 miles). 6-10:30 a.m., meet at Devil’s Ice Box parking lot, Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Everyone is welcome whether or not you are training for the HOA marathon or relay.
Multi Family Garage Sale. 7 a.m.-2 p.m., COMO Magazine, 404 Portland Avenue. Portion of proceeds to benefit City of Refuge.
Hickman Football Pancake Breakfast. 8-11 a.m., Hickman High School. $10 per person. Dine in or takeout.
Columbia Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon, MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St.
Dino, Dig & Pose! A Dinosaur Encounter at Selfie Love. 9-10 a.m. or 10:30-11:30 a.m., 804 Locust Street. $40/child, adults are free.
Family Event: Art of Photography. 10 a.m.-noon, Boone County History and Culture Center. Learn about how photography has changed over time and how volunteers are preserving photos of early Boone Countians. See real glass-plate negatives, tintypes from the American Civil War, and hold real film strips before you make your own portrait.
Fringe 2nd annual summer sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 3310 Vandiver Dr.
Plant Swap. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway. Adults and teens. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Friends Room.
On the Hook Fish and Chips. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 3300 Paris Road.
Folk Around & Find Out Festival. Noon-11 p.m., Dive Bar, 1116 Business Loop 70 East. Full day of performances; all day food and drink menu.
Nclusion Plus: Trivia & Brunch @ Dogmaster Distillery. 10:45 a.m.-1 p.m., 210 St James St., Suite D. Family-friendly.
Cajun Fest / Second Saturday. Noon-8 p.m., Mount Nebo Inn, 801 First Street, Rocheport.
The Stoplight Flyers at Rocheport General Store. 4-6 p.m., 202 Central Street, Rocheport.
Vidwest Unveiled Open House. 1-3 p.m., 600 Business Loop 70 East. Food truck, live music, giveaways. FREE and family friendly.
The Lacewings at Cooper’s Landing. 2-5 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: Mia Taco Truck, noon-8 p.m.; 850 Wood Fire Pizza, noon-8 p.m.
Second Saturdays in Centralia. 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Reclaimed, 304 E. Railroad, Centralia. Live music, vendors, food trucks, and more.
Hexagon Drag Brunch. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hexagon Alley, 111 S. Ninth St., Ste. 10. $10. All ages family friendly show.
Friends of Columbia Public Library book sale. Noon-3 p.m., 100 W. Broadway. Cash or checks only.
All American Circus. Saturday, Aug. 12, 6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 13, 4:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 2525 N. Stadium Blvd.
KOPN SoundStage presents: Deepa Reality and Ras Shumba. 6-8 p.m., Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr Street.
Wes Wingate & the Late Bloomers. 7 p.m., Sentinel Park at Witches and Wizards Arcade. FREE.
Karaoke Night. Every Saturday at 9 p.m., McGinty’s Pub, 1312 Old 63 S.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
The Bait Shop Boys at Cooper’s Landing. 2 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: 850 Wood Fire Pizza, noon-8 p.m.; Dada Doner, 2-8:30 p.m.
Ninth Street Summerfest: Modest Mouse – The Blue Note. 6-9 p.m., 17 N. Ninth St.
Karaoke Night at Eastside Tavern. 8-11:45 p.m., 106 E. Broadway.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
Compass Jazz Jam. 7-9 p.m., The Listening Room at Compass Inc., 1107 University Avenue. All ages and abilities are welcome. Free event with a $5-$15 suggested donation encouraged at the door.
As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. 8 p.m., Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway. FREE comedy open mic night.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
Food trucks roundup at Columbia Farmers Market. 3-7 p.m., MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St. Shop the market and grab an early dinner.
Steak & Bluegrass Night at Dive Bar with Clayton Hicklin. 6-8 p.m., 1116 Business Loop 70 East. No cover charge.
Family Fun Fest: Be Prepared. 6-8 p.m., Albert-Oakland Park, 1900 Blue Ridge Road. Entertainment for the entire family: food trucks, live performances, art activities, hands-on learning, balloon art, and more. Featured sponsor: Boone County Office of Emergency Management.