CoMo Weekender: No More Rain Edition ft. Sausage, Sewn Glass and Cabaret

Sure, the rain rain did not go away. Instead, it came again every day. But, that’s no reason to be a homebody this weekend! Treat yourself to a sausage in Hermann or visit some shows and galleries around Columbia. Just pack an umbrella and a pair of wellies (aka rain boots) in case we’re in for more Londontown showers.

Hermann’s Wurstfest (Fri, 9 a.m.; Sat 10 a.m.)

Switch from corned beef to sausage this weekend at Hermann’s Wurstfest:

“This really is an opportunity to celebrate Hermann’s 170-year history of sausage making and its German Heritage,” says Jim Grebing, Director of Tourism for the City of Hermann.

As one of Hermann’s most popular festivals, Wurstfest offers a wide variety of sausage-related entertainment: sausage making demonstrations, 13 different sausage vendors and, of course, the Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday.

Almost makes me wish I wasn’t raised vegetarian.

Inside the Artist Studio Series: Susan Taylor Glasgow (Sun, 2 p.m.)

Have you ever sewn glass? Well, here’s your opportunity. Local artist Susan Taylor Glasgow will open her private studio Sunday as a part of the Columbia Art League “Inside the Artist Studio Series.” Visitors will make glass feathers, tour the studio, have drinks and watch a short slide show of how Glasgow became a sewn glass sculptor.

The three-part series also features Tom Stauder’s woodwork workshop (try to say that five times fast) on April 29 and bronze sculptor Larry Young on May 20. Space is limited – Glasgow can accommodate 10 people. Advance booking is available on the CAL website.

“Broadway Flops” by comocabaret
(Sat, 7 p.m.)

Musical theater gets a second chance with comocabaret‘s “Broadway Flops: Lovely songs from shows that didn’t make the cut” at The Berlin Theatre. Expect a few surprises during the show’s 11 solo performances, says Adam McCall, artistic director of comocabaret.

Biennial Faculty Show at Stephens College (Fri, 4 p.m.)

Catch the last day of the Biennial Faculty Show at Stephens College on the drive home Friday. The show features recent work from the School of Design and Fashion faculty.

Friends With Kids

(Fri, 7 and 9 p.m.; Sat, 1, 3:30, 6 and 8:30 p.m.; Sun, 12, 2:30, 5, 7:30 p.m.)

Skip the crowds at The Hunger Games and head to Ragtag to see Friends With Kids in its opening weekend. Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and a few stars from Bridesmaids will make you laugh not cry.

CoMo Weekender is curated by Trupti Rami in hopes of enlivening those 55 hours away from the workweek. Email questions, comments or suggestions to


This article appeared on on March 23, 2012. I wrote it as a part of CoMo Weekender, a guide to weekends in Columbia, Mo.

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