Where to have fun when you're under 21

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Pryce Houston, 8, stretches back to watch "Clash of the Titans" at the Free Outdoor Movie, part of MU's Summer Film Series, in June 2012 at Lowry Mall. The university shows popular and newly released movies weekly during the school year, for free on Wednesdays and for $1 on Fridays and Saturdays.

COLUMBIA — Can't have fun in college until you turn 21? In Columbia, that statement is completely untrue. Here is a list of fun on- and 0ff-campus activities that don't require showing your driver's license at the door. 

  • Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival: Listen to great music and eat some delicious food at this festival running Sept. 26 to 28 at Stephens Lake Park. Admission is $85 for the weekend, with single-day tickets also available. Tickets can be purchased at The Blue Note box office, the MSA/GPC Student box office, online or by calling 874-1944. Phone orders have a $3 handling fee. The festival also includes a half marathon and 10K run that will take place on Sept. 27. Runners get discounted festival admission.
  • Mizzou After Dark: Fun, alcohol-free events are held on campus from 7 to 11 p.m. each Friday. From pumpkin carving around Halloween to crafts and cooking, there is an event for nearly everyone. All activities are free with an MU Student ID.
  • Lazer Lanes: Have fun with bowling, mini golf, laser tag and arcade games all in the same place. Perfect for a first date or a night out with friends. Open until midnight Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • On-campus movies: Popular and newly-released movies are shown weekly in Jesse Wrench Auditorium in Memorial Student Union. Free on Wednesdays and $1 on Fridays and Saturdays. 
  • MU Improv: Head to The Shack at 9 p.m. Tuesdays to watch a group of MU students perform some hilarious improvisational comedy.
  • Avoid the 8 Ball: Billiards on Broadway is a great place in downtown Columbia to play pool, eat and hang out with friends. An hour of pool costs $6.50 for two players before 6 p.m. and $8 after. One player costs $3.55 before 6 p.m. and $5.75 after. 

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