Best Bets February 9, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

Tupelo

A romantic show in time
for Valentine’s Day
Cupid’s in the air at the next West of Shake Rag show.
The Tupelo comedy troupe presents its February show, “West of Shake Rag Wants to Date You (and You and You and Even You Too)” this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Link Centre.
Tickets are $5.
For more info, call (662) 690-4011.

Rock ‘n’ rollers The Congress
to perform at Blue Canoe
Denver-based rock band The Congress has a gig at the Blue Canoe this weekend.
The band will perform at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. The Congress has performed at festivals like Wakarusa, High Sierra, Groovefest and more.
Tickets are $5.
Get more info by calling (662) 269-2642.

OXFORD

Get ready for lots of films,
music at two festivals
Movies, bands and workshops are the stars of the show at this year’s Oxford Music Festival and Oxford Film Festival.
Both festivals kick off with Thacker Mountain Radio tonight at 6. Film screenings, workshops and concerts are scheduled throughout the weekend. The films range from locally produced to international movies, and band scheduled to perform include the Minor Adjustments, Shooting Out the Lights, the Bill Perry Trio and Jimbo Mathus & the Tri-State Coalition.
For a complete schedule and ticket prices, check out oxfordfilmfest.com and oxfordmusicfest.com.

‘The Color Purple’ takes
stage at the Ford Center
The classic story of “The Color Purple” graces the stage at the Ford Center this weekend.
The show is at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $43/orchestra, $37/mezzanine, $33/balcony, $45/box seat tier 1, $43/box seat tier 2.
For more, call 662-915-2787 or visit fordcenter.org.
Daily Journal reports