Vox Picks May

Get ready for summer with Gordon Lightfoot, wine, a 5k and outside dining.

Each month, Vox curates a lots of can’t-miss shops, eats, reads and experiences. We find the new, trending or underrated to help you enjoy the best our city has to offer.


To support the Columbia Art League at its first 5k fundraiser, RUN loCAL. There's also the option to runt he 5K virtually. Dress up as your favorite artist or artwork; awards will be given for costumes and creativity. 

Flat Branch Park, May 1, 8-11 a.m., register at columbiaartleague.org/page5k, in-person race $35, virtual race $40.


To old country and folk favorites such as "Early Morning Rain" and "If You Could Read My Mind" from Gordon Lightfoot at the Missouri Theater. He celebrates his 80th birthday with this national tour, titled the "80 Years Strong."

Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St., May 15, 8 p.m., (573)-882-381, concertseries.missouri.edu for tickets.


The debut novel A Song for the Road by Columbia's new author Kathleen Basi. Be sure to attend Skylark Bookshop's online celebration of the release where you can enjoy a reading, music and conversation with fellow novelist Barbara Claypole.

Virtual event, May 11, 7-8 p.m., skylarkbookshop.com


Your mom out to brunch or buy her a gift for Mother's Day, May 9. Does she enjoy flowers? Buy from local shops like Allen’s Flower or Tiger Garden. Or give her a day off and take her to a paint and sip event at 6:30 p.m. May 6 at  Canterbury Hill Winery.

Hosted by Paint the Town, it costs $30 for each painter. Reserve your space at paintthetowncolumbia.com. Allen's Flowers, 401 S. Providence Road


At the Station House at Katfish Katy’s. The outdoor diner and grill, equipped with a stage for live music, just reopened under new ownership after closing in November. According to Missourian reporting, the new owners, mother and son Vanessa and Jake Leitza, come from a food service background, including years at Cooper's Landing. Customers can also enjoy a special brunch with a plant sale from 7:30 a.m. to noon Mother's Day weekend. 

The Station House at Katfish Katy's, 8825 W. Sarr St., Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., (573) 445-8338.

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