This month’s live taping of The Mystery Hour features an appearance from The League star Paul Scheer and Randle Chowning, one of the founders of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The evening also includes multiple musical performances. Pick up tickets here.
Craft boho baubles at Art Inspired’s Sip & Create class featuring wrap-style jewelry. It’s $35 to participate, and materials are included. Don’t forget to bring your own beverage of choice! Call 417-868-8084 to reserve a spot.
Celebrate Missouri State University’s 112th anniversary at its free birthday bash. Snap a picture with Boomer Bear and President Smart, make bear-shaped balloon animals, snack on traditional MSU food and more.
Do the twist at this pretzel-making class. Learn to make varieties like traditional Bavarian and whole-wheat pretzels and experiment with twisting, shaping and perfecting your creations. Get tickets here.
Little actors ham it up at Springfield Little Theatre’s Lemony Snicket-themed workshop. The day includes artsy activities like dancing, crafts and a stage performance for parents. Sign up your youngster by calling 417-869-3869.
Have an artsy evening at the Springfield Regional Opera’s modern adaptation of Don Pasquale, a comic opera about matchmaking and misunderstandings. Mingle with the performers after the show at the Red Curtain Affair. Scoop up tickets to the production and after-party here.
Hop over to Wildcat Glades Audubon Center’s Bunny Hop. Little ones take part in rabbit-themed songs, games and crafts before heading outside to look for the cuddly creatures and learn about their habitats. Call 417-782-6287 to register.
Next time you’re craving a hefty pile of pasta, forget the prepackaged stuff and head into the kitchen to make a fresh batch with your own two hands. We talked to three chefs from 417-land’s most popular Italian restaurants, and they shared drool-inducing recipes for pasta carbonara, seafood ravioli and a pasta made with ricotta cheese. Restaurant flavors cooked up by you in your very own home? Now that’s amore.
By Savannah Waszczuk | Photographed by Vivian Wheeler
Experience the Broadway musical ONCE. The Tony Award–winning show features an ensemble playing instruments live on stage as it tells the tale of the romance between an Irish musician and his muse. Get tickets here.
Go behind the scenes of Sequiota Park during this Cave Boat Tour. Adults and kids ages 6 and up explore the cave system, learn about the park’s history and hear fascinating tales about the spot. Registration starts that morning at 9:30 a.m.
Study up for this Game of Thrones trivia night benefiting Hear Our Voices’ efforts to educate youth about civic responsibility. The event features festivities like costume and table decorating competitions. Register your team here.
Know a woman who’s beautiful inside and out? Nominate her for 417 Magazine’s 10 Most Beautiful through March 31. The winning women will be featured the September magazine. Submit your nominations here.
Feast on cajun fare, and dance the night away to Sequel Dose’s tunes at The Kitchen Inc.’s Eyes in Disguise. Plus, enter to win a 2016 Jeep Wrangler at the Mardi Gras-themed event. Call 417-837-1500 for tickets.
Play your cards right at Springfield Sertoma’s casino night featuring a Texas Hold'em tournament. Then, come back Saturday and feast on dozens of chilis while sippin’ beer and listening to live music at the Chili Cook-Off.
Youngsters explore the Springfield Conservation Nature Center under the stars at Conservation Kids: Creatures of the Night. The event features a night hike and an indoor program about nocturnal animals. Call 417-888-4237 to register.
417 Magazine's February Cooking Class featuring chef Brandon Bentley of Mangia! A Nonna's Italian Kitchen. February 21, 2017. Sponsored by the Missouri Beef Council and Macadoodles. Hosted by Metro Appliances & More.
Kiddos experience the wacky whimsy of Dr. Seuss at Ozarks Public Television’s Seuss Science Day. Youngsters can watch Seuss-themed science demos, meet the Cat in the Hat and hear some of the author’s most beloved stories. Admission is $7 at the door.
Muggles step into the magical world of Harry Potter at the Gillioz Theatre’s Potterfest featuring all eight Potter films, a butterbeer bar, costume contests and more. The wizarding weekend runs through Sunday. Get tickets here.
Love is in the air at Pythian Castle’s Valentine's Dinner and Dance. Enjoy a romantic meal, sip champagne and dance the night away with your sweetie. Dance lessons are available, so don’t worry if you have two left feet. Get tickets here.
Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand-in-hand. Discover delicious recipes at B + B Boulangerie & Fair-Weather Cafe’s chocolate-themed cooking class. Learn to prepare treats like white chocolate and passionfruit eclairs along with chocolate mousse domes. Buy tickets here.
Jennifer Smith of The Traveling Chef catering has created a scrumptious menu for this month’s 417 Magazine Cooking Class. Try your hand at her tasty creations using the recipes in this story, or join her for dinner at our event, where you get to see her skills in action before tasting the food for yourself.
By Katie Pollock Estes | Photographed by Brandon Alms
Musicians perform tunes inspired by Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers at this month’s Wild Bob’s Musical Book Club. Brush up on facts about the beloved poet for a mid-concert trivia contest. It’s $5 at the door.
Take in beloved classics on the big screen during Moxie Cinema’s The Essentials film series. Starting Sunday, see flicks starring Katharine Hepburn like Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story and Adam’s Rib.
Party it up for a good cause at the Sneaker Soiree benefitting Girls on The Run of Southwest Missouri. Plus, leave your stilettos at home: this affair’s dress code encourages sporting comfy sneakers with your stylish cocktail attire. Pick up tickets here.
You and your sweetie can get a jumpstart on Valentine’s Day at the VIP Beer, Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate Pairings Dinner. Get tickets to the dinner and Saturday’s beer, wine, cheese and chocolate festival here.
Teens learn about galaxies far, far away at the Midtown Carnegie Branch Library’s Space, The Final Frontier event. The shindig features out-of-this world activities and crafts focused on space, NASA and famous astronauts.
Mario Kart Tournament
Get your game on at this Mario Kart 64 Tournament benefiting The Kitchen. Bring a canned food item to get in on the fun. The shindig is hosted at Druff’s, so come ready to chow down on grilled cheese sammies.
Celebrating the best of the best in 417-land with some of our 2014 Best of 417 Readers' Choice Award winners. 417 Magazine staff surprised winning businesses and individuals on a party bus! Transportation by Fisk Transportation Group. See the full list of winners here: http://bit.ly/2j58M2e
417 Magazine's sixth annual Whiskey Fest presented by Dapper Barber benefited the Springfield Sertoma Club and featured over 200 whiskeys, bourbons and scotches from around the world. Hosted by White River Conference Center. January 21, 2017. Photos by Eden Garrett.
The eagles have landed in 417-land, and you can admire them up close at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s free Eagle Days event. Read more about what brings the majestic birds to Missouri here.