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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

Taking the Stage this Spring

Calling all patrons of the performing arts, the River Campus' spring season is well worth pulling out those planners and picking out some time to spend in Cape Girardeau taking in a show!   A Grammy award-winning cowboy quartet showcases their own blend of comedy and music with Riders in the Sky on Friday, January 27th.   The Jazz Festival Gala Concert on Friday, February 3 provides an evening of jazz with saxophonist Jim Pisano headlining the night, rounded out by Southeast's Studio Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab And.   Datin... Read More

Your Guide to the Holidays in Cape Girardeau

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Christmas festivities are filling up the calendar in Cape Girardeau!  Christmas at the Glenn House is a Christmas Classic.  This beautifully decorated Victorian home is open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Thanksgiving through December 18th, with candlelight tours the evenings of December 9th and December 17th. Bring some hot chocolate to watch floats all aglow playing Christmas music parade down Broadway at the 25th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights, November 27th.   Christ... Read More

Be A Tourist in Your Hometown: August Birk

It's National Travel & Tourism Week, and a handful of locals who love Cape Girardeau were kind enough to tell us their favorite parts of our River City!  First up is Mr. August Birk; if you don't know him, you've probably seen one of his wood carvings around town (his carving of Louis Lorimier at Cape Rock Park is pictured above, it is currently undergoing repairs).  I sat down with Mr. Birk last week and we had a nice visit about how he is a tourist in his hometown.   "I’m older and retired, and a widower, so I have... Read More

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: May 2015

Spring has sprung and May in Cape Girardeau is blooming with a colorful variety of events! First Friday Fun Galleries throughout downtown Cape Girardeau stay open late and offer artists receptions and snacks for First Friday with the Arts, Friday, May 1. Before you stroll through local galleries, join in the Historic Preservation Walking Tour also on Friday, May 1. This year's walk begins at Broadway and Frederick Streets and will wrap up at the Cape River Heritage Museum where you'll find refreshments and historic displays. &n... Read More

The King & I

Bangkok, 1862.  The King of Siam's palace.  Music swells from the orchestra pit, vibrant sets drop into place and you are transported to the world of Anna, an English widow sent to tutor the King of Siam's many children and wives.   The happy, familiar sounds of Rodgers & Hammerstein kick off the show, and you can't help but hum along.  The large cast handles their challenging accents admirably and the King of Siam's children are darling in their colorful costumes.  And the costumes!  Rented from the nationa... Read More

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: December 2014

December in Cape Girardeau is bursting with holiday fun and festivity!   Festive Family Fun Collect candy canes left by a certain jolly someone at Arena Park on Friday December 12 at the Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt.  After candy canes are collected, there will be cookies and hot chocolate.   Enjoy breakfast and visit with Santa as he makes a special stop in Cape Girardeau to listen to the holiday wishes of every boy and girl on Saturday December 13 at Breakfast with Santa! Little drummer boys and girls will love a S... 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

The Month Ahead in Cape Girardeau: October 2014

Fall has arrived, and there are so many ways to enjoy this season to the fullest in Cape Girardeau!  Gone Girl Gone Girl opens in theatres Thursday October 2, and there is a flurry of local events planned to celebrate Cape Girardeau's debut on the big screen!  Read all about them here.   Get Spooked Set off on a walking tour in the historic downtown area with "true" ghost stories on a Haunted Downtown Walking Tour!  Tours take place October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th and 30th at 7 p.m.   ... Read More

On Their Way to Heaven Raising H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks: Nunsense

When I stepped inside the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre last night for the final dress rehearsal of Nunsense, I was transported to the cozy gym-a-torium at Mt. St. Helens, run by the illustrious Little Sisters of Hoboken.  If you ever attended Catholic School (like I did, and my Grandma who also enjoyed the show with me last night), you’ll feel an instant sense of familiarity with the scuffed gym floor and statues of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.  The Rust Flexible Theatre is such a fun space to enjoy Nunsense in... Read More
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