Coolest Things To Do In 417-Land in November!

    November 19th, tickets $49-$79.

    Host of Comedy Centrals The Daily Show and author of Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah will perform his stand up comedy at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.
    Buy Tickets.

    November 5th at 8:00 am.

    Join the fun or watch from the sidelines and cheer on runners.
    To learn more or to sign up.

    WINGAPALOOZAFood & Drink
    November 3rd – November 4th, tickets $2-25.

    Enjoy live music and 100,000 samples from over 30 wing restaurants from Southwest Missouri. Wing samples are free with paid admission. Beginning the evening of November 3rd and running through Saturday November 4th.
    To learn more or buy tickets.

    THE MIRACLE WORKER (the story of Helen Keller) – Arts & Entertainment
    October 26th – November 5th, tickets $14-$19, full disclosure – I’m in this show 🙂
    This remarkable family drama is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography, The Story of My Life, and focuses on the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan. An inspirational story about discipline, persistence, and the strength of the human spirit.
    To learn more and buy tickets.

    AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWISArts & Entertainment
    November 12th at the Gillioz Theatre, tickets $20-$37.50.
    C.S. Lewis is the author of many beloved stories including The Chronicles of Narnia. This one-man-play, featuring David Payne, will share stories and insights into the prominent figure of 20th Century literature and popular culture. November 12th at the Gillioz Theatre.
    For tickets.

    DRIVING MISS DAISYArts & Entertainment
    November 17-December 3rd, ticket prices vary
    This Pulitzer-Prize winning play is a timeless, funny and ultimately hopeful meditation on race relations in America, told through the complex relationship between two enduring characters.
    For more info and tickets.

    The 9th annual Ozarks Beerfest is on November 18th at the Springfield Expo Center. Anyone 21+ is invited to attend this laid-back event full of samples of unique beers from microbreweries from across the Midwest. The event will also feature live music, and food from favorite area restaurants. Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.
    To learn more and for tickets.

    November 25th.

    Queen City Craft Show is back for the 3rd year on November 25th…come celebrate Small Business Saturday featuring the most talented artists, makers, and crafters in the region.
    To learn more.

    TURKEY TROTFitness
    November 23rd at 8:00 am.
    Join the flock of more than 9,000 runners and walkers for the largest Thanksgiving 5K run/walk in Missouri. Proceeds benefit the Developmental Center of the Ozarks and the Park Board’s Scholarship Fund. Rain or shine.
    To learn more or sign up.

    November 9th at 7:30 pm.

    This crooner has been creating beautiful music since he first picked up a guitar. He’ll play original music and cover songs from a variety of decades. Sure to please, especially if you enjoy quietly listening to a fantastic, underrated local musician. Seriously, his voice is amazing. Creekside Pub is a win, too, with its quaint location and down-to-earth atmosphere. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.

    ELF JR, THE MUSICALArts & Entertainment
    Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy featuring a talented YOUTH cast follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity.
    For tickets and more info.

    HA HA TONKAMusic
    November 24th at 10:00 pm at Lindberg’s Tavern.
    Since 2004 these musicians have recorded 4 critically acclaimed albums, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits (I love ACL!), and appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s (he rules!) No Reservations.
    For more info.

    Blue Room features touring comedians and up & coming local comedians. This months featured comedians – John Stringer (Nov 3rd, 4th), Marcella Arguello (Nov 17th, 18th), Kenny DeForest (Nov 24th, 25th).

    Sunday nights, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, FREE – food & drink available at Springfield Brewing Company.
    Dallas and Molly have been playing Sunday nights at Brewco for years but there are only 3 more performances to catch them – their last Sunday together at Brewco is November 19th.

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