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A Grown-Up's Getaway to Cape Girardeau

Looking for a quick, cabin-fever busting getaway this winter? We've got you covered with a weekend full of local wine and beer, performing arts, fine dining and more so you can shake off those winter blues in Cape Girardeau to escape from the ordinary for a little while. Start your Friday with a leisurely meal that sets the pace for the weekend; The Southerner features a refined take on a classic southern menu, with cast iron brussel sprouts so good you'll be converted to the vegetable after one bite. Need a place to stay? Browse lodging optio... Read More

Date Night in Cape Girardeau

Put the comfy sweats away and dust off your going out clothes, it's time to break out of the daily grind and go on a date! Here are some of our favorite date ideas in Cape Girardeau just in time for Valentine's Day. Day Date If your schedule frees you up in the morning, try a day date on for size. Sunday brunch at Gabriel's on Main Street in Downtown Cape Girardeau sets you up for a leisurely few hours of excellent coffee and a small, curated menu of seasonal brunch items much better than anything you could recreate at home, like Tiramisu Fr... Read More

Happy Hour Guide to Cape Girardeau: 2017 Edition

Hit the town and get happy at one of these local happy hours!  We called every restaurant in town to help you plan your night out; here's your guide to Happy Hour in Cape Girardeau.   Applebee's: Half-price appetizers from 2 - 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close. Beef O'Brady's:  2 for 1 drink specials all day every day.   BG's Olde Tyme Deli:  Buy 1 get 1 on single liquor mixed drinks from 4 - 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. - close. Bella Italia:  Most appetizers are half price from 2 - 6 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9 p.m. - close on F... Read More

An Interactive Night on the Town in Cape Girardeau

Switch up your typical night out routine with an action packed evening in Cape Girardeau at one of these hands-on events!   Plan your night on the town around a paint night or hand lettering class.  Paint Nite Cape Girardeau has paint nights set up at Bella Italia, where you can enjoy their delicious Italian classics before or after your artistic adventure.  Past paint night creations include 'Lights on the Lake', 'Flowers for my 'Deer and 'Moonlight Tree'; paint nights happen regularly, so check out their upcoming events and pi... Read More

Four Fine Dining Spots for a Romantic Dinner in Cape Girardeau

Treat yourself and your sweetheart to a fine dining experience at one of Cape Girardeau's restaurants this Valentines Day! 36 Restaurant and Bar on Main Street in downtown Cape Girardeau has a comfortable old school vibe with fresh flowers on the tables and wine served in German crystal stemware.  The menu is fresh and seasonal, and the wine list boasts over 50 offerings.  Private dining is available in the upstairs loft overlooking the river.   Celebrations Restaurant feels like a private club, tucked away in a former home on ... Read More

A Look Ahead at Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 Season

It’s time to pack that picnic basket, load up the lawn chairs and head to the Courthouse Gazebo lawn for Tunes at Twilight’s Spring 2016 season, kicking off on Friday, May 13th!  This free outdoor concert series takes place on Friday nights at 7 p.m. for six weeks in the spring and six weeks in the fall.  Here’s a peek at the musical acts taking the stage this spring! May 13:  Jenny Johnson kicks the 2016 Tunes season off on Friday, May 13th. Johnson is an Americana, soul-singing, guitar-picking, singer-s... Read More

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Cape Girardeau

Take it up a notch this Valentine’s Day with a day as unique as your special someone! On Saturday February 13, kick off your morning with the Cupid Shuffle, the only area 5K you run with your better half!  Your combined 5K time could win you a dozen roses.   Discover one of the forest’s sweetest gifts at the Nature Center with your sweetheart on February 13th from 1 - 4 p.m. at their free Maple Sugaring event.   Pamper yourselves with a couples massage, or send your loved one off for a spa service - a full li... Read More

Spring Into Dance

Spring Into Dance is one of my favorite shows at the River Campus every year, so I jumped at the chance to sit in on their final dress rehearsal!  This year's edition opens with a big, jazzy number, as Southeast Missouri State University students kick, jump and groove to a Big Band Beat while their silhouettes dance behind them on the brightly colored backdrop.   The show moves quickly to showcase the student dancers in a variety of dance formats.  There's something for all fans of dance in this show, from a traditional ballet... Read More

Valentine's Day in Cape Girardeau

Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and planning a special day for your Valentine is a piece of cake in Cape Girardeau! Take your special someone for a night on the town, with dinner and dancing at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau for KRCU's fundraiser, A Little Love and Luck Valentine's Day Party on Friday, February 13! Discover one of the forest's sweetest gifts at the Nature Center's Maple Sugaring event on Saturday, February 14, where you'll learn about the history, equipment and process of making maple syrup. Hunter Val... Read More

Double, Double Toil & Trouble: Macbeth

Full disclosure:  I consider myself well read for the most part, but Shakespeare is a whole other story!  Luckily, my sister Allison is a ninth grade English teacher, and she agreed to come with me for the final dress rehearsal of Macbeth at the River Campus' Rust Flex Theatre to help me follow the storyline.   The show starts with a bang and doesn't slow down.  The actors were so sure of themselves as they delivered their difficult lines that even I, not knowing the story ahead of time, was able to follow along.  I ... Read More
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