I’ve scoured the web and walked the streets of downtown Columbia to find out what big things are happening in CoMo this month. Here are some up and coming events to look forward to. 

Columbia Art League, ColumbiaArtLeague.org

On July 28, the Monochrome exhibit begins at Columbia Art League. Each artist will use one color and variations of shade, tone, and tint to create their piece of artwork. Artists have until July 25 to enter and drop off their work for the show. All media is welcome, and the exhibit will last until September 10. 

Rose Music Hall, RoseMusicHall.com

The summer movies in the park have restarted at Rose Music Hall, and they’re a great opportunity to enjoy a summer night while social distancing. On Wednesday, July 22 the 1990  horror comedy film Tremors that features Kevin Bacon will play on the big screen. There is a 150 person limit in the park, so there will be plenty of room to space out. Watch the original movie trailer here. Follow the music venue on social media to see what classic movie they’re playing next.

Talking Horse Productions, TalkingHorseProductions.org

Talking Horse Productions is hosting a summer special this weekend at Stephens Lake Park Amphitheater. On Saturday, July 18, the free event will kick off at 3 PM with a new improv troupe, The Ponies. At 5, a musical performance begins, then at 7, The Stable Boys, Talking Horse’s long-form improv troupe, will perform. Visit the website to learn more about the event and Talking Horse Productions’ plan for the 2021 season.

Nclusion Plus, NclusionPlus.com

COVID-19 has shut down many bars and clubs with some, like Yin Yang Night Club, closing permanently. Yin Yang was best known for its weekly drag shows and inclusive environment. Now there’s a new way to watch drag shows. You can virtually watch Drag2Nite from the Nclusion Plus Facebook page or website. Nclusion and Bleu Events are coordinating a downtown drag show, vendor fair, and happy hour at The Atrium on November 10. There’s also a drag brunch and bingo on the second Sunday of every month and karaoke every third Friday. In-person shows with regulations are also held on most Saturday nights at different pop-up locations. Follow on social media to see which entertainers are taking the stage during their upcoming shows.