Thursday the 9th:
- The Week of Smart Parenting : Growing Your Child’s Brain – In the age of super parenting, you better get with the program or your kid will be the only one not subjugating pronouns on the kindergarten playground. Seriously though, don’t miss the free parenting program happening tonight at Smithton Middle School from 6:30-8:30pm. David Walsh will be speaking about how smart parenting produces smarter kids. The first 200 attendees will receive a copy of his book Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier, and Happier.
- Opening Night of The Spitfire Grill at the CEC: Columbia Entertainment Company puts on this popular American musical full of bluegrass music. Shows at 7:30 Thursday through Saturday and on Sunday at 2pm.
- How to Cook Soul Food: The Campus Dining staff is opening their doors to amateur cooks wanting to learn how to spice up their food. Traditional soul food recipes will be demoed as well. The workshop will be from 7-9pm at Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center on the MU campus. Call 882.2664 to register for this free event.
Friday the 10th
- Don’t miss Kickstarter sensations The Believers at Mojo’s. For five bucks, you get an evening of fine CoMo music. Believers headline with openers Spirit is the Spirit and Fliight. Doors open at 8:30pm, show starts at 9:30pm. Check out the details on the Facebook event page.
- Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts: Take off from work early to enjoy five inventive animated shorts from around the world. Includes: “Dimanche/Sunday” (dir. Patrick Doyon) “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” (dir. William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg), “La Luna” (dir. Enrico Casarosa), “A Morning Stroll” (dir. Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe), and “Wild Life” (dir. Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby). Showing starts at 4:30pm at Ragtag Cinema.
Saturday the 11th
- Phantom of the Opera: Don’t miss this unique production of Phantom of the Opera at Jesse Auditorium at7pm. The background of the play is a screening of the 1925 original silent film. Dancers and singers perform the story in front. Should be amazing.
- Totally Bitchin 80’s Dance Party: You will have a totally tubular night at Eastside’s bi-monthly dance party. DJ iRonic spins tunes from 10:30pm-1:30am. Admission is free if you are over 21. Eighteen and over need $5 to gain entry.
Sunday the 12th
- Chucho Valdes & The Afro-Cuban Messengers: Check out this highly accomplished Cuban pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger at this MU College of Arts & Science A&S Week Signature Concert. Doors open at 6:00. Call for tickets or more information: 573-449-3001, or visit the We Always Swing website.
- Library Book Sale: for Get ready for Valentine’s Day.= with a sale on romances (as well as action novels and thrillers). These used books are for sale at adventurously low prices at this special two-day sale. All proceeds go to support library services. Sale runs from 1pm to 4pm.