SCENE NOW BLOG
FOR INFORMATION ABOUT MUSEUMS, STATE PARKS and other things to do and see, please visit the “Things to Do and See” page at the Scene Now blog at sheenabarnett.wordpress.com.
ALAN JACKSON: April 16. $53, $43, $33 plus service charge. Tickets at box office, arena outlets, www.bcsarena.com, www.ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
GEORGE JONES: 7:30 p.m. May 2. Ticket prices will be $20.25, $15.25 and $10.25 until April 8. After that, $39, $29 and $19. Box office, (662) 287-7779, www.crossroadsarena.com.
VINCE GILL: 8 p.m. April 17. Also appearing are Mary Donnelly Haskell, Bryan Kennedy and Rivers Rutherford. Fundraiser for Ole Miss First scholarship program. $33-$40. Ole Miss box office in the Student Union, Ford Center box office, (662) 915-7411.
COUNTRY MUSIC AND DANCING: 4:30-10 p.m. April 11, old Lakeside Grocery, Alpine community. Featuring Family Tradition and Friends. No smoking or alcohol. $5. (662) 871-5111.
SPRINGFEST CONCERT: 6 p.m. April 17, The Grove Stage, University of Mississippi. Featuring Zac Brown Band, Soulja Boy and Skinner Boys Band. Free. (662) 915-1044.
CLAY WAGONER MEMORIAL BLUEGRASS SHOW: 6 p.m. April 18, The Marty Community Center, Adamsville, Tenn. Featuring Crossroads Bluegrass, Hatchie Bottom Boys and Flatwoods Bluegrass. Donations. (731) 632-0635.
JAZZ BAND CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. April 21, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring ICC Jazz Band. Free. (662) 862-8244.
JAZZ BAND DINNER: 7 p.m. April 21, Haney Union, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Featuring NEMCC Jazz Band. $20 tickets include dinner and program. Seating is limited; tickets should be purchased in advance. For credit card orders, call (662) 720-7340. For mail-in orders, send to Office of the President, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS 38829. For information, (800) 555-2154, ext. 7360 or (662) 720-7360.
GOSPEL NIGHT: 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 11, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Bobby Parker & The Old Time Bluegrass Gospel and The Holloway Family. Donations. (662) 587-9885, (662) 837-1766.
ICC CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. April 13, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring ICC’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic and Concert Bands. Free. (662) 862-8244.
FACULTY CONCERT: 7 p.m. April 13, Hines Hall Auditorium, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Free. (662) 720-7304.
2009 JEAN BLUE TAYLOR MEMORIAL PIANO RECITAL: 7:30 p.m. April 16, Lee Hall Auditorium, Mississippi State University, Starkville. Featuring Russian pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky. $10/adults, free/students. (662) 323-7379.
ICC SPRING CHORAL CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. April 20, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Free. (662) 862-8244.
FACULTY CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. April 22, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring voice and piano faculty from Blue Mountain College. Free. (662) 862-8244.
GOLFING FOR L.I.F.E.: April 10, Natchez Trace Golf Club, Saltillo. Four man scramble. Registration 10 a.m.-noon. Tee time, noon. Food catered at 4:30 p.m. Fees $75 per person, $150 to sponsor hole, $300 to sponsor hole and team. Fundraiser for Living Independence for Everyone (L.I.F.E.). (662) 844-6633.
DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: April 11, Tombigbee State Park, Tupelo. Sign-up 8-9:30 a.m., players meeting 9:30 a.m., tee time 10 a.m. Fees range from $17-57. (662) 842-7669, www.tupelodiscgolf.com.
PRESLEY HEIGHTS AZALEA FESTIVAL: April 11, Veterans Park, Tupelo. Eclectic yard sale at 6:30 a.m. in parking lot. 5K run at 8:30 a.m. Festival starts at 9 a.m. Military ceremony at 10 a.m. Also, azalea sales and driving tour, live music, food, kite-flying event and kids activities. Free admission. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. (800) 533-0611.
COTTON DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 18, Historic Cotton District, Starkville. Honoring music, dance, theater and art. Free admission. (662) 324-3080, www.starkvillearts.org.
FAMILY KITE DAY: 10 a.m. April 11, Veterans Park, Tupelo. Prizes for best kites. Free. (662) 213-6696.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK: Lee County Library, Tupelo. 9 a.m. April 13, resume/job search workshop for adults. 4 p.m. April 13, Ramona’s Spelling Bee Contest for children in first, second, third grades. 10 a.m. April 16, special children’s Story Time play, “When the Library Lights Go Out,” performed by library staff. 9 a.m. April 18, free genealogy workshop. (662) 841-9013.
CAR AND TRUCK SHOW: April 18, downtown Amory. Registration 8 a.m.-noon, judging noon-2 p.m. Entry fee $20 first car, $15 second car. Part of Amory Railroad Festival. (662) 256-9320, 315-5128, 315-1360.
RAMONA LOOK-ALIKE CONTEST FOR CHILDREN: 4 p.m. April 23, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Wear jeans, T-shirt, tennis shoes and Ramona hairstyle. (662) 841-9013.
HOME AND GARDEN TOUR: April 25, Corinth. Sponsored by Friends of the Veranda Curlee House and Museum to raise funds for Civil War landmark. $10. (662) 287-4129, 415-1999, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.corinthhometour.org.
GALA: 7 p.m. May 16, Amory High School Auditorium, Amory. Honoring Sam Haskell’s new book, “Promises I Made My Mother.” Featuring Haskell, Michael Feinstein, Debbie Allen, Doris Roberts, Lucie Arnaz, Sela Ward, Katie Stam, Blake Ewing, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Jill Connor Browne, Christine Kozlowski, Mary Lane Haskell, more. Proceeds will benefit Mary Kirkpatrick Haskell Scholarship Foundation. $125/gala dinner and concert, $50/concert only. (662) 256-3282, (800) 516-7184.
HELEN FOSTER LECTURE: 2 p.m. April 26, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Featuring Heloise of Heloise’s Hints. (662) 841-9013.
READING: 7:30 p.m. April 9, Fowlkes Auditorium at Colvard Student Union, Mississippi State University. Featuring award-winning author Martha Collins. Free. (662) 325-3644.
LUNCHING WITH BOOKS: Noon April 22, Lee County Library, Tupelo. Bonnie Webb will review “The Collected Works of Eudora Welty.” Free. (662) 841-9013.
TUPELO MIDDLE SCHOOL’S “PEACE, LOVE, DANCE”: 7 p.m. April 24, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. April 25. Featuring TMS show choir, SPLASH. $5/advance, $6/at the door. Tickets from any SPLASH member or (662) 842-4209.
CENTERSTAGE SPRING CONCERT: 6:30 p.m. April 28, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring CenterStage show choir. Free. (662) 862-8244.
N. PONTOTOC HIGH SCHOOL’S “ALADDIN JR.”: 7 p.m. April 9, North Pontotoc High School gym. $7/reserved seating, $5/at the door. (662) 706-0565
THE ACTING COMPANY’S “THE SPY”: 7:30 p.m. April 14, Lee Hall Auditorium, Mississippi State University. $15/adults, $12/MSU faculty, staff and senior citizens, $8/children 6-12, free/MSU students with student identification. Tickets at the door. (662) 325-4201.
FASHION TRIBE: 3-5 p.m. April 21, Technical Education Building Lecture Demonstration Room, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. (662) 862-8315, email@example.com.
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Thru April 16, Dept. of Art Gallery and Giles Hall Gallery, Mississippi State University, Starkville. Receptions from 5:30-6:30 p.m. April 2 in Giles Hall Gallery and 6:30-7:30 p.m. April 2 at Department of Art Gallery, McComas Hall. Artworks by graduating fine arts students. (662) 325-0393, 325-2144, (601) 214-1123.
ART EXHIBIT: Thru April 24, GO Gallery, 1715 McCullough Blvd., Tupelo. Featuring works by Advanced Placement students at Tupelo High School. Opening 6-9 p.m. April 10. (662) 620-6400.
ART AND ASTRONOMY: Thru April 30, J.S. Williams Library, University of Mississippi. “The World at Night,” 30 photographs of historic sites against a nighttime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events. Library hours, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday, 7 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. (662) 915-7934.
STUDENT ART EXHIBIT: Thru May 1, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays except holidays. Free. (662) 862-8244.
ART AND ASTRONOMY: Thru May 3, University Museum, University of Mississippi. “The Artist’s Universe,” 31 paintings of real and imaginary scenes from outer space. Museum hours, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4:20 p.m. Sunday. (662) 915-7073.
JURIED STUDENT EXHIBIT: Thru April 18, Art Museum of the University of Memphis. (901) 678-2224.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: April 25-June 6, Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Featuring works by Lea Alexander, Brooke Foy, Elisha Gold and Chase Malone. Opening reception 5-7:30 p.m. April 24. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (901) 678-2224.
“THE SCOOP ON POOP”: Thru May 3, Bodine Exhibit Hall, Pink Palace Museum. $8.75/adults, $8.25/seniors, $6.25/children. Group rates available. (901) 320-6320.
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: 7:30 p.m. May 5, 6, 7; 8 p.m. May 8; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 9; 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 10, The Orpheum Theatre. $15-$80. Orpheum box office, David-Kidd Booksellers, Ticketmaster, (901) 525-3000, www.orpheum-memphis.com.
WWE SMACKDOWN AND ECW: 6 p.m. June 2, FedExForum. Tickets start at $15 and go on sale April 18 at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office or (800) 745-3000.
KEITH URBAN AND SUGARLAND: June 12, FedExForum. Tickets start at $20 and go on sale March 21. Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (901) 525-1515.
“GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK”: Thru Nov. 13, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. $8/adults, $7.25/seniors, $6.25/children with group rates available. (901) 320-6362, www.memphismuseums.org.