Showtime Theater at The Blue Note
Willy Wilson @ Ragtag
Little Chapel @ The Picturehouse
5:30 - 6:45pm
The JubileeFor our opening night, we kick it up a notch with a masquerade gala at Missouri Theatre right before the exhilarating new film Step. Don your black tie, little black dress, or whatever makes you feel fashion forward, and of course don’t forget your mask. This year, the festivities spill out onto Ninth street, under the Fest’s palatial party pavilion. Sample culinary creations from bleu Events and Fresh Ideas in the tent. In the Theatre lobby, enjoy scrumptious bites prepared by Brook Harlan’s students at the Columbia Area Career Center. Our friends at Columbia Art League open their gallery space, where you can see their latest exhibit: Quintessence, which explores the elemental substance of all things. Stop by the cocktail stations scattered throughout, each featuring a handcrafted libation created by one of Columbia's finest bartenders. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.
Berlin Thursday Night Showcase
9 - 12:30am
Berlin Thursday Night ShowcaseNew Orleans virtuoso steel guitarist Chris Christy, Brooklyn avant art rockers Jesse and Forever and L.A. via Alabama inspired indie pop favorites DeQn Sue; a line up that runs the gamut of genre but bursts with a raw, energetic talent. Free for Super/Silver, Lux, Busker Band, Juggernaut passholders, $5 general admission.
10 - 1am
@CTION @Tonic!Now on a new night, this legendary party is held at one of our favorite downtown nightclubs. Artists transform the space into a whiskey-laced wonderland where you can dance the night away to the bass-heavy beats of 18aC, U.S. Girls, and DJ Agile One. No ticket required; open to Super Circle, Silver Circle, and Lux passholders.