A DIY Celebration: A Documentary and Music Event – Friday, November 15

DITHERAs a DIY venue, The Aquadome is honored to be showing the documentary Dither: The DIY Sound about the do-it-yourself music scene before a solid night of live sounds. You can view the trailer here: http://vimeo.com/67839584.

Live music will begin around 8 pm featuring four bands:

The Wonder Drugs (Kirksville, MO)
New-to-the-scene-feral-telemarketer-indie-garage-rock-girl-band, The Wonder Drugs, are ready for their first show in KV!

Looking For Astronauts (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
A raw, 3 piece alternative rock band formed in 2010 hailing from Indie (joke not intended). http://lfatheband.bandcamp.com/

Kudzu (Springfield, MO/Ozarks Area)
Psychedelic indie rock group that’s too cool to have a Facebook page

Wizard Lizard (Kirksville, MO)
Aqua-regulars! Magic metal!

Admission is $4 and the Aquadome now accepts credit cards! And here’s the Facebook event!

Work Week 2013 + Aug 3 Show/Potluck

Nine days from today is the start of WORK WEEK TWENTY-THIRTEEN! We’ll be gathering at the Aquadome from Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3 to fix and clean and make the dome more rad! But we can’t finish everything without help. So, you should come hang out and lend a hand! Plus, volunteers get free tickets useable at any Aquadome show!

We’ll start at 5pm each day to avoid the heavy heat and work past dark. If you get tired or have limited time, no worries! Come and go as you please!

Bonus: The final night of Work Week is a show! We’ll be joined by Christopher the Conquered  and H.D. Harmsen, two lovely dudes from Iowa! They’re going to help fix some stuff and then make us all swoon with their music. And it’s a potluck too! Bring some food! Eat some food!

To review, Work Week is Sunday, July 28 to Saturday, August 3. We start at 5pm each night. On Saturday night, the final night, there’s a show and potluck! Bring yrself and yr friends!

Tom Thumb XVII

Hey hey hey hey hey. This Saturday, we have the megahonor of hosting Tom Thumb XVII!!!! We’re super excited about this because 1) Tom Thumb is always fun and 2) Tom Thumb is a really cool Truman/Kirksville tradition that has been in operation since 1998. Not only that, but this is the fourth time Tom Thumb has been held at the Aquadome! But, this is the first installment to take place in the current incarnation of the Aquadome. (Two were held in the old Aquadome, one in between Aquadomes.)

For more info on Tom Thumb, check out:
The Tom Thumb blog / Tom Thumb Facebook / Tom Thumb Wikipedia article

Note: Okay okay, I know Aquadomers are pretty much in charge of planning Tom Thumb this time around, but this excitement is still 95% genuine.


Happy summer to everyone!

We have officially started our summer hiatus for the months of May, June, and July. But, be on the lookout for at least one show and some workdays over our break. We may be closed, but we are still working on building up the Dome visually and planning on how to make our second year of serving Kirksville even better. (Watch out for a newsletter with more info about all that.) If you have any comments, or questions, email theaquadome@gmail.com. Keep in touch! Cuz you know we will!!

The Dome

Debunking Stress + Acupuncture Happy Hour

Reposted from Facebook (click here to see the event):

This workshop on acupuncture and stress goes from 2pm- 330pm [on Sunday, March 11]! Register for the workshop by emailing theaquadome@gmail.com. The first 20 people to register will get to participate in the Acupuncture Happy Hour afterwards.


Feel Stressed? Most of us re-play the same messages in our heads about how stressful life is, with no apparent end to the stress in sight. Come to this workshop if you want to:

  • Learn more about what you can do to alter your perceptions of your current situation.
  • Explore how feelings can be a roadmap to understanding your needs.
  • Create strategies for meeting your needs, rather than reeling in upset that they aren’t being met.
  • Create practices to help keep you in the present moment.

Bring paper and a pen to the workshop. Discussion will be encouraged, but not required.


Are you ready to try something different?
A holistic alternative to the traditional happy hour without the smoke, noise or hangover.

After the workshop, stay for a simple acupuncture treatment and learn how acupuncture can help promote relaxation and stillness. The treatment will take place in a group setting as participants sit comfortably in chairs.


I am a licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia University (www.tai.edu) in Laurel MD. I combine an integrated approach of health coaching and acupuncture. My goal is to help give patients tools to maintain wellness while providing real healing and relief at the deepest level. I am also a Weston A. Price chapter leader, a non-profit organization with a focus on eating nutrient dense, whole foods. My husband, John, and I run Singing Prairie Farm in La Plata, MO which specializes in grass fed, organic meat and poultry.

Hello world!

What is The Aquadome?
The Aquadome is a not-for-profit arts, music, and community venue existing to create a vibrant, fruitful, and dynamic outlet for the Kirksville community.  We are here to offer a place that proudly showcases our community and gives back to it. Just recently re-established in the last six months, we have so far hosted poetry slams, gallery showings, and concerts. Band performances at the Aquadome have ranged from Kirksvillian screamo and NEMO Christian rock to rockabilly folk from Columbia, MO.

Who runs the place?
A board of five members from the Kirksville and Truman community currently runs The Aquadome. We all have real lives, jobs, and a passion for all that The Aquadome is. We have the opportunity and responsibility to keep this place going. The fun parts include planning shows, interior decorating (spray paint and Christmas lights), contacting talented members from our community, group cleaning sessions, and meeting amazing people who come to events. The not-so-fun part is making rent.

What do we need?
What does every not-for-profit need? People. The Aquadome is continually searching for people who desire to contribute their time, talents, ideas, or spare change. The best part is, we proudly guarantee that your contributions will be noticed. A fresh new not-for-profit, we are bursting with opportunities to help.

What are our goals?
We want to provide learning opportunities by letting community members share what they know. For example, board member Cliff Greanjeans has offered to give FREE guitar and banjo lessons. Truman student Brokell Bridel would like give FREE yoga classes. Furthermore, we would love to have regular homework hours, where people could come to The Aquadome to study or tutor each other. Also, we host potlucks on Wednesdays, because who doesn’t like meeting great people and eating their food?

On the artistic side, we plan to provide a gallery space (we have LOTS of space) for student and local artists. We want to be able to share our space for your sorority’s philanthropy event, or to show that new indie flick that just came out. And, of course, we want to keep our music scene alive and growing by throwing concerts with local and traveling musicians. But, in order to accomplish these goals and new ones, we need to stay open.

Money, Ew.
The Aquadome requires about $450 each month to pay rent and utilities. How have we been getting by so far? Fundraising, admission from shows, private donations, and a lot of scrounging from the board’s pockets. These sources have worked so far, but right now, in these winter months when many people hibernate in their warm homes we are fresh out of funds. We are confident that we can persist with help from the dedicated and gifted people that make up our community. If our bare bones description of The Aquadome has inspired you, please check our facebook page and come to an event. BUT WAIT, are you so inspired that you want to contribute? You’re hired! Contact us.

How do I get involved?
If you have any time, money, a talent you’ve been dying to share, extra folding chairs, if you can push a broom, if you can paint a masterpiece, or if you have an empty place inside you (The Aquadome can probably fill it) email us at theaquadome@gmail.com. We are located just behind the movie theater at 121 North Main Street.

We look forward to meeting you and helping to make our community a better place, one day at a time.