CoMo Weekender: Summer is here ft. the Beatles, Heritage Days Festival and film

Embrace the warmth this weekend–Summer has officially begun! Check out shows from the Hot Summer Nights series. Take a trip to Boonville Heritage Days. Drink wine for puppies or catch a few flicks. Celebrate my favorite season. Here’s how:

Hot Summer Nights: Classical Mystery Tour: A tribute to the Beatles (Sat, 7:30 p.m.)

Join the Missouri Theater as they make the most of these hot summer nights in Columbia. Enjoy music from a Beatles tribute band this Saturday. Listen to 24 classic hits, such as Penny Lane, Yesterday and A Hard Day’s Night. Hey, Jude will thank you. And so will your ears.

Celebrate the 36th season of summer music festival and its 25th year at the Missouri Theater. Check out all the Hot Summer Nights shows on the Missouri Theater calendar.

23rd Annual Boonville Heritage Days Festival (Fri-Sat, 9 a.m.; Sun, 2 p.m.)

A carnival, beer and wine gardens, art shows, a free magic show, hot air balloon rides. This list goes on. Boonville is definitely the place to be this weekend. Head there for the Heritage Days Festival. Plus, it’s free to enter!

Take a Sip for Second Chance (Fri, 5 p.m.)

Stroll over to PS Gallery tonight for a charity wine-tasting. Sip on wine provided by Golden Barrel and Top Ten Wines with homeless pets in mind. Part of the proceeds benefit Columbia Second Chance. A limited number of tickets are available so act quick!

Mirror Mirror at Lowry Mall (Fri, 9 p.m.)

Find out who’s the fairest maiden of them all at Mirror Mirror. Bring a blanket or some chairs to Lowry Mall on the MU campus for the next installment of the Summer Film Series. Word to the wise: arrive at 8:30 p.m. for free food at this free movie. I like the word “free.” Don’t you?

Homebrewed Film Series: In the Family (Wed, 6:30 p.m.)

If you haven’t been following the Homebrewed Film Series at Ragtag this month, then this is your last opportunity. In the Family, which screens on Wednesday, is the last film of the four-week series. This microbudget film is worth checking out for any film fan, especially those that like microbrews, too.

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 June 22, 2012. I wrote it as a part of CoMo Weekender, a guide to weekends in Columbia, Mo.

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