ONLINE ONLY: Vox Picks for March Collage

For March, we're looking out for vaccine information, March Madness, new ales, socially distant karaoke and an online book festival.

Cheer on…

The MU Tigers as the men's basketball team gets ready for the NCAA tournament and March Madness. The last time the Tigers participated in the tournament was 2018, when they were knocked out in the first round by Florida State. Every one of the 67 games will be played in Indiana this year, so new bracketing principles have been adopted exclusively for 2021. The bracket will be made using overall rankings of the teams participating without the typical consideration to geographic regions, according to the NCAA. Selection Sunday is March 14, and the first games begin March 18.

Games will be broadcasted on TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV and available to stream through March Madness Live.

Drink…

Logboat Brewing Co.'s seasonal Irish-style red ale. The brewed batch is a collaboration with the St. Louis-based band Falling Fences. The beer is available for purchase in stores and at the Logboat taproom.

Logboat Brewing Co., 504 Fay St., Columbia, MO 65201

Tue.–Thur., 3–9 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 1–10 p.m.; Sunday 1–7 p.m.

573-397-6786

Enjoy…

Socially distant karaoke on Wednesdays at The Social Room. The staff brings a cleaned, covered microphone to guests for them to sing at their tables. International Tap House has also brought back Keep the Glass Tuesdays and hosts trivia nights on Wednesdays. Guests can win beer, gift cards and “brewery swag.”

The Social Room, 220 N. Eighth St., Columbia, MO 65201 

Wednesdays, 6 p.m. 573-397-6442

International Tap House, 308 S. Ninth St., Columbia, MO 65201 

Tues.-Wed., 7 p.m.

573-443-1401

Look out…

For COVID-19 vaccine information. Residents of Columbia and Boone County can fill out surveys on the Columbia, state of Missouri and MU Health Care websites to get updates on the availability of the vaccine. The surveys give a method for people to be contacted once the vaccine is available to them. The city’s page also has information about who’s currently eligible for vaccination, what to expect and answers to frequently asked questions.

Join...

The Unbound Book Festival online. Because of COVID-19, the festival and all its activities have pivoted to a totally online format this year. And in another first for the event, the festival began holding events in January. Unbound will continue to hold events until the end of April, when Unbound usually takes place. For the month of March be sure to look out for events such as Representation in Publishing on March 2, First Things First: Debut Novels on March 4, Missouri Bicentennial: Show Me Stories on March 18 and Changing Landscapes in YA Fiction on March 23.

Check the Unbound Book Festival website for full schedule; Free

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From Chicago, IL. Graduating from MU in Spring '21, majoring in journalism with an emphasis in magazine writing. Reach me at tylermessner99@gmail.com.

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