Best Bets June 21, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Cafe Humanities presents three-book food discussion
Dig in to the ethics, aesthetics and politics of food with Cafe Humanities.
The series, presented by the Mississippi Humanities Council, will discuss three books that deal with food. Those books and discussion dates are “Dinner with Tennessee Williams” on Monday, “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America,” on July 9 and “The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,” on July 23.
Each discussion will be from 6:30-8 p.m.
Lee County Library director Jeff Tomlinson will lead the discussions.
It’s free.
For more info, call (662) 690-4011, 842-6453 or (601) 432-6204.

OXFORD
Flaming Lips to set world record with number of live shows in a day
The Flaming Lips want to be in the Guinness Book of World Records, and to make that achievement, they’re traveling through Mississippi.
The band hopes to set the world record for number of live shows performed in 24 hours.
Five of the band’s eight shows, spanning two days, will be in Mississippi.
The shows start Wednesday night and lead into Thursday morning. The stops are: Handy Park in Memphis, with New Fumes; Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale with Gary Clark Jr.; The Lyric in Oxford with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals; Duling Hall in Jackson with Neon Indian; Benny’s Boom Boom Room in Hattiesburg with Hunter Hayes; Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi; Varsity in Baton Rouge with GIVERS; and New Orleans with Grimes.
The tentative schedule for the Lyric Oxford show is doors open at 8:30 p.m., followed by Grace Potter at 9:30 and the Flaming Lips at 11:30 p.m. The Flaming Lips set will be a short one to accommodate the world record attempt.
Tickets are still on sale for the Oxford show and are $25.
Buy tickets and get more info online at thelyricoxford.com.