Best Bets March 21 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

Star-filled indie film

“Community” star Alison Brie stars in “MisAdventures of the Dunderheads,” the next offering in the Indie Film Series.
Grandma Ira (Olympia Dukakis) is raising her teenage grandchildren, Ella (Brie) and Womple (Haley Joel Osment) when Womple accidentally kills his best friend. Hilarity ensues as Ira loads the kids up and the trio runs from the law.
The comedy screens at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Link Centre’s Black Box Theatre.
It’s just $5, and that includes popcorn and a soda.
The Indie Film Series is made possible by the South Arts and the Tupelo Film Commission.
For more info, call (662) 841-6521.


GumTree Museum’s lectures on Japanese art continue

The GumTree Museum of Art and Toyota’s Cultural Connections partnership includes lectures about Japanese art, and the lectures continue this week and next.
Tracy Proctor will give a lecture about the Interpretations of Japanese Ikebana on Friday, and Dan Brasfield will discuss his collection of Japanese woodblock prints on Tuesday.
The lectures wrap on Wednesday as Kit Stafford and Mieko Kikuchi lecture about kimonos and Japanese textiles.
The lectures are from noon-1 p.m., and are free. A bento box lunch is available for $10.
To reserve a seat and lunch email


International teas focus of program

Union County Heritage Museum’s Museum Moments will be all about tea today.
Tea aficionado Kristi Hines Nichols will talk about the world and history of tea in her lecture, “Steeped in History,” today at noon at the museum. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Call (662) 538-0014 for more information.


Peach Jam celebrates female poets, musicians

VOX Press Artist Series presents Peach Jam, an evening dedicated to the works of female musicians and poets.
Shannon McNally, Donnie Knight, Betsy and the Barnburners, Vera Pa and Deux Filles de Sangin will all be featured. There will be a silent auction featuring work by local female visual artists.
The show is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Powerhouse in Oxford.
There’s no cover, but a $5 donation is suggested for food and drink.
Call (662) 236-6429 for more info.

Click video to hear audio