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Fun events happening for fall semester

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 6:54 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Fiddle player Gretchen Priest-May and the acoustic Americana trio of Brad Davis, Dan Miller and Tim May set up their equipment before performing their headline performance at the Missouri Theatre.

COLUMBIA — As students return from summer break and get back into the flow of school, various activities are offered to make sure it isn't all work and no play.

WELCOME WEEK CONCERT

Cris Cab

Who: Known for his collaboration with Pharrell Williams on the hit single "Liar, Liar"

When: 8 p.m. Aug. 23

Where: Carnahan Quadrangle (south quad behind the Tiger statue)

Cost: Free

MOVIES

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

  • What: Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history — the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.
  • When: 9 p.m. Aug. 21
  • Where: Lowry Mall
  • Cost: Free

"Godzilla"

  • What: The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
  • When: 9 p.m. Aug. 22
  • Where: Lowry Mall
  • Cost: Free

"Chef"

  • What: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing together his estranged family. 
  • When: 8 p.m. Aug. 27
  • Where: Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
  • Cost: Free

"Palo Alto"

  • What: Gia Coppola's debut feature establishes her as a stunning new talent, deftly capturing the complicated ties, heightened emotions and romantic highs and lows of adolescence.
  • When: Sept. 3 at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
  • Cost: Free

"Neighbors"

  • What: A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.
  • When: 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6
  • Where: Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
  • Cost: $1

SPEAKERS

21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture

  • What: Campaign finance expert and economics professor Dr. Jeffrey Milyo will present "Dirty Secrets: The Real Truth about Money in American Politics."
  • When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9
  • Where: Columns Ballroom, Reynolds Alumni Center
  • Cost: Free

Coffee with Majors

  • What: An event for English majors to have discussions with faculty members. Nancy West will discuss "Beyond Words: How to Write about Visual Media as an English Major."
  • When: 3 p.m. Sept. 10
  • Where: 114D Tate Hall
  • Cost: Free

Dave Romano

  • What: Dave Romano is living with depression. He talks with audiences to tell them that seeking help is not a weakness.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10
  • Where: Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union
  • Cost: Free

An Evening with Jon Meacham

  • What: The Pulitzer Prize-winning author will talk about Thomas Jefferson's role in the founding ofMU. A book signing will follow.
  • When: 7 p.m. Sept. 15
  • Where: Missouri Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Jane Goodall "Sowing Seeds of Hope"

  • What: The Delta Gamma Foundation Lectureship in Values and Ethics is bringing the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist to Mizzou. Goodall is best known for her landmark behavioral study of chimpanzees in Tanzania, which reshaped the relationship between humans and animals.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17
  • Where: Mizzou Arena
  • Cost: Tickets are free for students; $10 for the public

An Evening with Laverne Cox

  • What: The actress — best known for her role as Sophia on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” — is an advocate for the transgender community and the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream, scripted television show.
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6
  • Where: Missouri Theatre
  • Cost: Free

Source: The movie synopses were taken from IMDB.com and Tribecafilm.com.


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