Best Bets March 28, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

‘Downton Abbey’ dinner

Talk about the drama of Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery, pictured), Matthew, Lady Edith, Bates, O’Brien and the Dowager Countess of Grantham at His Hers Collectibles and Antiques’ “Downton Abbey” dinner.
The store will host an English dinner, followed by “Downton Abbey” trivia.
It’s 6:30 p.m. April 4. Tickets are $40, which includes a three-course dinner.
To make reservations, call (662) 269-2108.


Rock band The Congress to perform at Blue Canoe

Denver-based rock band The Congress is on the road promoting its new soul-inspired EP, and the group is performing in Tupelo this weekend.
The Congress takes the stage at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Canoe.
There’s a $5 cover.
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Southern music conference set for next week at Ole Miss

“Innovation and Experimental Music and the South” is the theme of this year’s Music of the South Conference at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
The conference includes panel discussions, lectures and performances. Topics include Southern recording studios, African American gospel quartets and New Orleans hip-hop.
It’s set for April 3-4 at Ole Miss.
For a complete schedule and more info, visit

Sample the arts in Oxford at Powerhouse tonight

Music, dance, drama and art will be celebrated at the Powerhouse in Oxford tonight.
InterACTions is Oxford’s arts sampler, and it starts at 7 p.m. The evening includes performances by Oxford Ballet School, Shannon McNally and Theatre Oxford, and visual arts by Adrienne Brown and Carra Hewitt will be on display.
It’s free.
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Dickinsons’ side project sets series of shows

Sons of Mudboy is a band made up of North Mississippi Allstars’ brothers Cody and Luther Dickinson, Steve Selvidge of the Hold Steady and The Merry Mobile’s Paul Taylor.
The band has a residency at the 1884 Lounge inside Minglewood Hall in Memphis for each Wednesday in April. The shows start at 8 p.m. and tickets are $5.
Check for more info.

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