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  • Valley Speedway
    At Valley Speedway, locals gather around the racetrack to watch ULMA late models, Show Me Vintage racers, A-mod cars, and street-stock vehicles compete in open-wheel racing. Races take place on Friday and Saturday evenings and, unlike most parent-teacher conferences, welcome family members of all ages. After gates open, fans can nab eats and drinks before they settle into their seats. Those who prefer a more hands-on approach to high velocities can also register as a driver or take classes at the speedway.
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    348 East Old Highway 40
    Grain Valley, MO US
  • University Concert Series
    The hard-rocking sextet of Drive-By Truckers blasts out of the dirty South to take the stage at Missouri Theatre, pumping up crowds with their alternative blend of country, rock, and soul music in the latest chapter of the University of Missouri Concert Series. Touring on the heels of its latest album, the backwoods noir Go-Go Boots, the band peppers its Southern gothic tales with shredding licks from three guitarists and vocal harmonies honed in recent gigs backing up musical legends Bettye LaVette and Booker T. Jones. Publications such as Spin have praised the new material for its “late-night soul vibe,” citing frontman Patterson Hood’s ability to stir a cauldron with his microphone while lyrically summoning forth “a rogues’ gallery of ex-cops, misunderstood stalkers, and disgraced preachers willing to keep their secrets hidden.”
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    409 Jesse Hall
    Columbia, MO US
  • Motorhead Events
    The cyclists of the American Arenacross tour transform crowds into an adrenaline-driven swarm of gasps and cheers with supersonic, gravity-defying competitions. During three-hours of racing, professional riders compete wheel-to-wheel across an arena floor peppered with ceiling-scraping jumps, sharp turns, and obnoxiously long stoplights. Bikers warm up audience applause engines aboard 50cc scramblers before professional riders coast onto the track atop 450cc MX bikes. Mixed in among qualifying and main events, an FMX freestyle jump-off pits high flyers against each other as they perform new tricks and recite cherished haikus more than 60 feet in the air. As an added bonus, Saturday's event includes a complimentary track party from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for all guests with a ticket.
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    5212 North Oakland Gravel Road
    Columbia, MO US
  • Haynes Music Studio
    Haynes Music Studio teaches Musikgarten music and motion classes for young children ages 0-7, beginning piano classes for ages 7-9, and piano lessons for ages 10+, including adults.
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    106 Chico Dr
    Ashland, MO US
    Established: 1999 Reservations/Appointments: Optional Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours Pro Tip: Shooting can be safe, just follow the safety rules and have fun Parking: Parking lot Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Two courses: a beginner's course and main Recommended Age Group: All ages Situated on the bluffs above the Missouri River, the setting of the two self-service courses that make up River Hills Sporting Clays offer more than just a game. Its visitors take in the sights of the rolling meadows and wooded valleys on the park-like property as they proceed at their own pace. Three difficulty settings provide a challenge for everyone from beginners to those who want to tackle a tournament-grade course, for which the staff runs regular checks to ensure that the traps are working and full.
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    22701 Rocheport Rd
    Boonville, MO US
  • Bur Oak Brewing Company
    Craig Stichter was born a tinkerer, so he originally tried to turn that interest into a career as a mechanical engineer. But he married a professor, and his wife's career took them around the country?exposed to the world of craft beer for the first time, Craig's passion for engineering was soon surpassed by a passion for home-brewing. He started creating his own flavors, including the DeVine IPA, Trail Bender Wheat, and Boone County Brown, using that childhood knack for tinkering to come up with new brews. He built a business plan, hired excellent collaborators such as head brewer Kraig Bridgeford, and founded Bur Oak Brewing Company. Today, the brewery bottles three year-round offerings and a handful of seasonal beers, in addition to providing tours to those who, like Craig himself, have a curiosity about the brewing process.
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    8250 Trade Center Drive
    Columbia, MO US