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Columbia has been frequently ranked as a top place to live, best place to raise a family, and a great community in which to retire. The things that make it so livable also make it a great destination.

Locals like to think of Columbia as a cool neighborhood in a big city, with a young vibe, an active buzz and an engaged community. Columbia has been frequently ranked as a top place to live, best place to raise a family, and great community in which to retire. The things that make it so livable also make it a great destination.

Columbia is a friendly and welcoming city with a thriving downtown, multiple colleges, and the University of Missouri. Columbia is home to many unique festivals like the Roots N Blues N BBQ Fest and the True/False Film Fest. There’s also a huge variety of restaurants including Good Morning America’s “Best College Hangout” winner, Shakespeare’s Pizza. Looking for something to do? Columbia has gardens, 3,000 acres of park land and over 40 miles of trails; live music venues; art galleries, theaters and museums; plenty of shopping opportunities; and historic sites. And sports – from SEC sporting events at the University of Missouri to local college sports and local sports tournaments.

Time and time again, visitors are “pleasantly surprised” with Columbia and mid-Missouri with all that it has to offer.

Upcoming events in Columbia and mid-Missouri

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Events for February 22, 2017

Pints & Punchlines: Rose Comedy Club

When: February 22, 2017 at 9:00 pm

Where: Rose Music Hall, Park Avenue, Columbia, MO, United States

Description: $2 Rose Hall welcomes you to Pints & Punchlines! This monthly comedy showcase features host Michael Yetman and some of the area’s finest comedians. Performers come ready to show their best material as audiences get a chance to learn about Columbia’s best kept secret! Follow us here for updates and performer announcements!

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STRFKR

When: February 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm

Where: The Blue Note, North 9th Street, Columbia, MO, United States

Description: with Psychic Twin $15 in advance, $17 day of show

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School Daze

When: February 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Where: Ragtag Cinema, Hitt Street, Columbia, MO, United States

Description: MU Department of Black Studies and Ragtag present a free screening of Spike Lee's 1988 classic School Daze for Black History Month. 2017's theme is "The Crisis in Black Education." At a historically black Mission College, the activist-minded Dap (Laurence Fishburne) immerses himself in a world of political rhetoric and social movements — one day he hopes to rally the students as a united front. At the other end of the spectrum, Julian (Giancarlo Esposito), the head of the biggest fraternity on campus, is more concerned with maintaining a strict social order. In between, Dap's conflicted cousin, Half-Pint (Spike Lee), spends most of his time rushing the fraternity. Stay for a panel discussion following the screening with Eric Johnson – Principal, Hickman High School Darlene Grant – Vice Principal, Rock Bridge Randy Swift – Social Studies teacher, Rock Bridge Melita Walker – Vice Principal, Battle High School Greg Simmons – Social Studies teacher, Battle High School Tickets to Ragtag's free events are available at our box office starting at 10am the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person. A free ticket guarantees you a seat until 10 minutes before showtime, but not after. If all tickets have been distributed and there are open seats at 10 till, we will start seating the theater from the waiting list (queue). Ticket holders will continue to be admitted at this time if seats are available. This policy allows us to start on time and give the audience a distraction-free experience.

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Looking for a place to stay, a place to eat, where to shop or what to do? Our friends at Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau have all of those answers.  

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Links to mid-Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau’s and Chambers of Commerce