Things to do: Mule Day pageants, dances, comedy and more
It's a new month, which means it's time for another fun First Fridays, as well as kicking off this year's Mule Day festivities and more.
1. Mule Day Pageant
Can you believe we are only two months away from celebrating Maury County's latest Mule Day?
While Mule Day always consists of the traditional festivities like the Mule Day Parade, the annual Columbia tradition typically begins with the Mule Day Pageant, where one lucky participant will be named this year's Mule Day Queen.
This year's event will take place starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at Columbia State Community College's Cherry Theater, 1665 Hampshire Pike.
For more information, and all other upcoming Mule Day 2023 events, visit www.MuleDay.com.
2. Baxter's One-Year Anniversary at new location
One of Columbia's great local businesses is celebrating its one-year anniversary at its new location on Garden Street after moving from 7th Street last year.
Though it's been around for a few years now, Baxter's Mercantile relocated to its current location at 808 S. Garden St. in early 2022.
The event will take place all day starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The retail center will celebrate its one0year by offering gift bags to its first 20 customers, as well as additional door prizes, food and more.
Cake will also be served during First Fridays, which will take place between 5-8 p.m. Friday.
3. Daddy Daughter Dance
Few things are as special as the relationship between father and daughter, especially when you can go a few rounds on the dance floor.
That's what the annual aMuse'um Daddy Daughter Dance celebrates each year and welcomes fathers and their daughters again this year.
The event will take place starting at 5 :30 p.m. at The Memorial Building, 308 W. 7th St.
Tickets start at $40 for aMuse'um members, $50 for nonmembers and $20 for any additional sibling. Tickets may be purchased at www.EventBrite.com.
4. Comedy at The Mulehouse
Saddle up for a night of laughter and fun this weekend at The Mulehouse, 812 S. High St.
The Mulehouse will present the comedy stylings of William Lee Martin starting at 8 p.m. Friday as he brings his 2023 Comedy Stampede Tour to town.
Martin's downhome style of comedy and storytelling style is sure to entertain audiences throughout the night.
Tickets range from $20-$350 and can be purchased at www.TheMulehouse.com.
5. Live entertainment
The Stephanie Adlington Duo will perform at Farmstead Cellar, 803 S. Main St., starting at 6 p.m. Friday.
Barbara Sim will perform at The Tilted Mule, 102 Depot St., starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Jay Powell covers events and entertainment for The Daily Herald. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @JayPowellCDH.
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