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Coming Up in COMO …

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Looking for something to do? Here are 33 (or so) things to do in COMO this week — and beyond.  

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. 


Come on Barbie, Let’s Go Party (in Rocheport). 6 p.m., Central Street. Event by Southern Provisions Rocheport, Stockton Mercantile, and ART OFF the Trail. Sip ‘n shop at participating shops; selfies in the Mattel Barbie photobooth; walk in the Barbie look-alike fashion show. (Bring your Barbies with you if you’d like.) 

The Fried Crawdaddies at Cooper’s Landing. 6 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. 6-9 p.m. Food truck: Lilly’s Cantina, 4:30-9 p.m. 

The Railroad, a new improv tabletop RPG story. 6:30 p.m., Sentinel Park, 1214 Eugenia. Presented by Detect Nerd. Free admission but interactive tipping affects the outcome of the game.  

Odyssey Chamber Music Series. 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway. Summer music with the IMI musicians of St. Louis. $20 general admission; $5 with student ID; free for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 


Daylily Sale. 8 a.m., Columbia Farmers Market, 1769 W. Ash St. Priced from $5. Expert advice on selection and planting tips. 

Columbia Farmers Market. 8 a.m.-noon, MU Health Care Pavilion at Columbia’s Agriculture Park, 1769 W. Ash St. 

Train Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Quarry House, 2002 Grindstone Parkway. The Central Missouri Chapter of the Train Collectors Association is hosting an open house to display model trains and other exhibits the club has built. FREE and open to the public. 

Screentime: Fantastic Mr. Fox. 11 a.m., Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt Street. 

Indian Hills Block Party. 12-2 p.m., Indians Hills Park, 5009 Aztec Boulevard. Join Columbia Parks and Recreation for a free event. Face painting, balloons, lawn games, live music, food.  

Midwest Country Fest. Today and tomorrow, 3:30-10 p.m., Lakeside Ashland, 5900 E. Log Providence Rd. Click web link for ticket details.  

Fish Fry – Hallsville Optimist Club. 5-8 p.m., Bob Lemone Building. Adults $15; kids 12 and under eat for $10. Proceeds benefit community fundraisers. 

The Daves at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: The Bus Old School BBQ, noon-8 p.m.; Fresh Harvest Grill, 4-8:30 p.m. 

Ty Toomsen and the Twang City Smokers. 6 p.m., Sentinel Park at Witches and Wizards Arcade, 1214 Eugenia. FREE event Food for purchase at Irene’s BBQ and drinks at Six-Mile Ordinary. 

Trotter Walker: EP release party at Rose Music Hall. 8 p.m., 1013 Park Avenue. $10 day of show. 

Movie in the Park – The Super Mario Bros. Movie. 8 p.m., Tribble Park, Hallsville. FREE, plus free popcorn, water, and ice pops courtesy of the Police Foundation of Hallsville. 

Meredith Shaw Music at Dive Bar. 8-11 p.m., 1116 Business Loop 70 E. No cover. 

Karaoke Night. Every Saturday at 9 p.m., McGinty’s Pub, 1312 Old 63 S.  


Divas by Design drag brunch at Rose Park. 10 a.m., Rose Music Hall, 1013 Park Avenue.  

The Stoplight Flyers. 2-3 p.m., Cooper’s Landing Riverside Resort & Marina, 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen, noon-8 p.m.; Dada Doner, 2-8:30 p.m.  

Sheri and Greg at Cooper’s Landing. 3-5 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen and Dada Doner. 

The Comancheros – Listening Party at King Theodore Records. 4-7 p.m., 1026 E. Walnut St., Studio 6. 

The Head and the Heart + Father John Misty on Ninth Street – A Summerfest Event. 5 p.m., The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St. Tickets $50-$55. 

Bliss Hippy (Richard and Maureen Hall) at Cooper’s Landing. 6-9 p.m., 11505 S. Smith Hatchery Rd. Food trucks: Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen, 12-8 p.m.; Dada Doner, 2-8:30 p.m. 

Karaoke Night at Eastside Tavern. 8-11:45 p.m., 106 E. Broadway. 


Bringing Buildings Back. 7 p.m., Friends Room, Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway. Tanner Ott will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the work of a historic preservation firm that has rehabbed more than 25 buildings in Columbia. 

As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show. 8 p.m., Eastside Tavern, 106 E. Broadway. FREE comedy open mic night. 


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. 

Artist Talk – Marilyn Cummins. 1-2 p.m., Montminy Gallery at the Boone County History & Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa Street. Be inspired as Marilyn Cummins shares how her art is a creative outlet for processing experiences—illness, loss, isolation and even new opportunities—and provide a watercolor demonstration. Free and no RSVP required. 

Celebration of the Arts. 6-8:30 p.m., at The Bistro at The Blufftop in Rocheport. Tickets start at $50. 



CelebrARTy Fundraiser for Access Arts. Time, 5-7 p.m., The Blue Note, 17 N. Ninth St. The CelebrARTy fundraiser will auction off original art created by eight teams comprised of eight local celebrities and artist pairings. 


First Responder Support Resilience Seminar. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., The Crossing, 3615 Southland Drive. This is an event dedicated to fostering the well-being and resilience of local first responders and their significant others. 

We also love to visit and find out what’s happening at … 

Finger Lakes State Park 

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park 

Three Creeks Conservation Area 

Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area 

Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Columbia Public Library 

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