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Friday Flix

Friday Flix Chill out with a brewski at Mother’s Brewing Company’s Friday Flix featuring an outdoor screening of the cult classic Clue. It’s $6 at the gate and open to ages 21 and up. A...

The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers Watch D’Artagnan and the legendary Three Musketeers as they fight the villainous schemes of Cardinal Richelieu. Presented by Missouri State’s Tent Theatre, the...

Fantastic Caverns

Fantastic Caverns Escape summer’s toasty temps with a jeep tour of Fantastic Caverns. Explore what lies beneath 417-land while viewing rock formations and learning about the cave’s history and...

Barbecue Workshop

Barbecue Workshop Up your grill skills at Hy-Vee’s barbecue class. Learn the best techniques for marinating, basting, smoking and grilling mouthwatering meats. Call 417-881-1950 to RSVP.

Paint Night at Hotel V

MONDAY, June 26 Paint Night at Hotel V Sip cocktails while painting a sunset scene at The Social Easel’s paint night at Hotel Vandivort. It’s $40 per person, and supplies are included....

Collage Class

Get artsy at this family friendly collage class. Materials are provided at the free workshop, but you’ll want to bring your own photos, keepsakes and other collage materials to personalize your...

Butterfly Festival

Flutter over to the Butterfly Festival at Springfield Botanical Gardens. Admire the insects up close in the butterfly house, stop by the day lily flower show and take your little ones to see a...

Hot Air Balloon Glow

Colorful hot air balloons light up the skies during the Hot Air Balloon Glow at Finley River Park. Held in conjunction with the Sertoma Duck Race, the event features live music, inflatables, a...

Yonder Mountain String Band

Kick off the unofficial weekend at the Gillioz Theatre with Yonder Mountain String Band. The Colorado foursome is known for its distinctive combination of rock and bluegrass. Get tickets here.

The In Party

After you conquer hump day, head downtown to socialize at the In Party. Listen to Jessamyn Orchard’s folk tunes and admire art created by those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Partial proceeds...

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