Weekend Radar

Your pulse on what's new in Columbia this weekend.

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine

One of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine (NSOU), will perform featuring Dmitri Shostakovich, Victoria Poliova and Natalia Khoma. 
Saturday, Feb. 29
Jesse Auditorium
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

City Life

Master ANY Foreign Language

In this three-hour training program, you not only get lunch from D. Rowe’s Restaurant & Bar (yum!), but you also walk away with simple and easy techniques to learn languages faster and easier. 
Saturday, Feb. 29
D. Rowe's Restaurant & Bar
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

World Religions Series

This four-session series will be presented by George Frissell, teacher of comparative world religions. The first session explores some of the creation and eschatology (end-of-the-world) stories from various religions. 
Thursday, Feb. 27
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Eat + Drink

Logboat Flyebye

Taste this Belgium-style beer, which is fermented with Pilsner malt, oats and wheat by Logboat Brewing Co. It’s on tap from early February through May. 
Friday, Feb. 28
Logboat Brewing Company
3 p.m. — 11 p.m.

4th Annual Mid-MO Expo: Small Farm To Backyard Garden

At this event, you can attend educational programs to learn about current gardening and small farm topics, visit with vendors and local organizations, check out raffle and silent auction items, eat lunch, see 4-H demonstrations and find out how the Boone County Extension can help you! The cost of the expo is $12 with lunch and $6 without lunch.
Saturday, Feb. 29
Muriel Battle High School
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Black Independents, Vol. 1

In observation of Black History Month, Ragtag Cinema celebrates the legacy of black filmmaking in America. Throughout its history, these filmmakers have challenged popular representations of blackness as well as the system of film production and distribution. 
Thursday, Feb. 27
Ragtag Cinema
12 p.m.

The Hanukkah Jones Band, 4 Skeevy Dudes and Fail Inc.

On the calendar's quirkiest day, celebrate mid-Missouri quirk rock as CoMo's the Hanukkah Jones Band shares a gig with two Jeff City All Star bands: 4 Skeevy Dudes and Fail Inc. in their epic returns.
Saturday, Feb. 28
Cafe Berlin
8 p.m.

In The Loop

True/False brings back popular musicians for 2020 festival

Several musicians that have performed at the festival in the past will return in 2020. Among them will be Tonina Saputo, Mary Elizabeth "Mesonjixx" Lawson and Square Peg Round Hole. 

Taking steps to educate and empower members of the community

The Journey Toward Inclusive Excellence's series of carefully curated “experiences” encourage people to develop their self-awareness and learn to recognize implicit biases, privilege and oppression.

Other things we're talking about...

  • Margot Robbie. The beautiful Aussie slays as broken-hearted Harley Quinn. She proves that it's still possible to be a straight up boss while also being a bit of a hot mess. 
  • Three Story Coffee. New coffee shop on the block! Stop by on your way to work, and try its flavorful and ethically sourced coffee.
  • Mizzou basketball. Will they make it March Madness? 
When you remember that True/False is next week.
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