All About Cape

Every Tuesday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Brenda Newbern provides a rundown of some of the events happening in the Cape Girardeau Area. Brenda is the Executive Director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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If you were to survey 100 people about their favorite summer activities, chances are live concerts, swimming and sightseeing would be mentioned. And this week, Cape’s got all three.

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Summer events and activities are kicking into high gear. And that means one of Cape’s favorite traditions is back: Tunes at Twilight in Ivers Square.  On May 17 at 7 pm a blend of soulful, R&B and pop sounds by guitarist Paul Childers feels the air. But it will also be filled with some high flying pilots. The Blue Angels.

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First, an important reminder. Listen close because this message will ensure that you have a pleasant weekend.  Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12!

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Downtown is the place to be, with lots of events happening this weekend. It kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 3 as galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late for First Friday with the Arts. Enjoy creativity, antiques and dining under a crescent moonlit sky.

Then the Cape Riverfront Market opens for the season on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to noon at 35 South Spanish Street. It’s fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more – accompanied by live music and demonstrations.

Saban's Power Rangers

It’s Morphin time! Four “Mighty Morphin Power Ranger” actors are coming to Cape Comic Con on April 26 thru 28 at the Osage Centre. And they are bringing “Pokémon” and “Sailor Moon” voice actress Veronica Taylor, Marvel comics artist Greg Land and professional wrestler “Road Warrior Animal”. It is one of Cape’s biggest events, with more than 100 booths offering memorabilia, games, apparel and more. Plus, Comic Con hosts LEGO workshops, a trivia night, a movie screening, writing and painting workshops and a “Godzilla” presentation. Come dressed in your favorite costume.

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