Best Bets June 13, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Hometown Gig
Singer-songwriter, poet, teacher and Tupelo native Tom Kimmel has a hometown gig with his band, the Waymores, Saturday at the Blue Canoe in Tupelo. The show is 9 p.m. Saturday and cover is just $5. Learn more about Kimmel at tomkimmel.com and get more info on the show at facebook.com/BlueCanoeTupelo.

TUPELO
Music, Monet and Margaritas set for this weekend
The 10th annual street fiesta, Music, Monet and Margaritas, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front of The Lyric on Broadway Street in Tupelo.
The Jam Band will perform and there will be a silent auction of local artists’ work. Outback Steakhouse will provide food.
Tickets are $25, and that includes food and your first drink.
For more info or to buy tickets, visit tct.ms or call (662) 844-1935.

Dance workshops begin next week in Tupelo
The Tupelo Academy of Dance Arts is offering summer dance workshops.
Classes will be offered in ballet, pointe, partnering, hip-hop, contemporary, strength and stretch, and musical theater dance, taught by guest instructors.
The classes are the weeks of June 17, July 8 and 15, and there are classes for students in grades third and up as well as adult.
Call (662) 844-4352 or (662) 231-0184 for more.

West of Shake Rag hosts Thursday night comedy
Tupelo’s improv comedy troupe, West of Shake Rag, hosts an evening of laughs tonight at the Link Centre’s Black Box Theatre.
It starts at 7 p.m., and it’s just $5.
Call (662) 690-4011 for more.

OXFORD
Movies, music series begins this weekend in Avent Park
The Movies and Music in the Park series kicks off Friday night in Avent Park in Oxford.
Jon McLeod and Kevin Guyer will perform at about 7 p.m. Friday, followed by a screening of “Little Giants” at dark.
The next event is June 28, with Love Cannon performing and a screening of “Madagascar 3.”
“Jumanji” will screen on July 12, with Donovan McCain performing.
Buki will perform on July 26, followed by a screening of “The Princess and the Frog.”
It’s free.
For more, visit oxfordparkcommission.com or call (662) 232-2380.