10 things to do in mid-Missouri this weekend


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1. Akropolis Reed Quintet

An award-winning quintet will perform pieces by Missouri composer Paul Seitz, marking the world premiere of his latest music.

Where: First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1112 E. Broadway

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Cost: $20 general, $10 students, free for children under 12

2. The Gin Game

Talking Horse Productions presents a Pulitzer Prize winning two-person play that explores lifeís meaning through a card game.

Where: Talking Horse Theatre, 210 St. James St.

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday

Cost: $15 for adults, $13 for students and seniors

3. Bear Creek Run

Take on the half-marathon course on your own or team up with others to compete in the relay race.

Where: Albert-Oakland Park, 1900 Blue Ridge Road

When: 8 a.m. Saturday

Cost: $48 (advanced registration required)

4. Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival

Getting into the fall spirit? The "Garden Spot of Boone County" will be host to various pumpkin activities this weekend.

Where: Hartsburg, Missouri

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Cost: Free

5. Taste of the Holiday Home Tour Luncheon

Enjoy lunch while taking in a fashion show featuring the latest outfits from My Sisterís Circus and Calenaís Fashions. You will also receive a ticket to this yearís Holiday Home Tour, which takes place Dec. 1-3.

Where: Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway

When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday

Cost: $35

6. Fall Choral Concert

Spend Saturday evening listening to choral music performed by ensembles from MU and Columbia College.

Where: Missouri United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 204 S. Ninth St.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Adult $10, Student $5

7. 2017 Sustainable Living Fair

Stop by the fair to learn about the Boone Electric Cooperative solar farm, attend workshops on energy efficiency and recycling or get tips on sustainable living.

Where: Daniel Boone City Building, 701 E. Broadway

When: 10:30 a.m. Sunday

Cost: Free

8. Columbiaís Great Muslim Food Fest

Shop for ethnic cuisine, visit the Islamic center and get to know members of the Muslim community of Columbia.

Where: Islamic Center of Central Missouri, 201 S. Fifth St.

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Cost: Free

9. 2017 Missouri Community Betterment Fall Conference

Attend various talks to learn more about entrepreneurship and community advancement while networking with other Missourians.

Where: Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 2601 S. Providence Road

When: 2-10 p.m. Sunday, all day Monday

Cost: Prices vary

10. MO Folk Arts Presentation: "Fiddler's Dream, Further Explorations of Missouri's Traditional Music"

Stroll around the European Gallery at the museum to learn about the evolution of traditional fiddle music in Missouri. Presenter Howard Marshall will also play tracks that accompany his latest book.

Where: Museum of Art and Archaeology, 115 Business Loop 70 W.

When: 2 p.m. Sunday

Cost: Free

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