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.


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


"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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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 and

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