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By NEMS Daily Journal

Conrad Birdie (Clint Reid) wows teenage fans like Ursula (Caitlin Kendrick) in Tupelo Community Theatre’s “Bye Bye Birdie.” The musical comedy will be staged at The Lyric in Tupelo at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday.
Tickets are $22/adults and $10/students. Call (662) 844-1935 for more information.

Old-time music featured by dulcimer group
Spirituals, old time country and bluegrass are all on the setlist for the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association’s monthly show at the Natchez Trace Visitor Center in Tupelo.
The show will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. It’s free.
Call (662) 680-4027 for more.

Best of Oxford Film Fest set for tonight
Several of the best films screened at this year’s Oxford Film Festival are getting an encore showing.
“S for Sally,” “DeafBlind,” “Reborning,” “April’s Way,” and “Tube” will be shown tonight at the Powerhouse in Oxford at 6 p.m.
It’s free, but donations are accepted.
Learn more about the event at

‘5 in 10’ celebrates
10-minute plays
Theatre Oxford presents “5 in 10,” readings from its National 10 Minute Play Contest.
It’s at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Powerhouse. It’s free.
Visit for more, or call (662) 236-6429.

Ripley First Monday fest features music, art
The First Monday Music and Arts Festival is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ripley.
There will be political speaking, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ events and arts and crafts, food, a crawfish boil and a Main Street Idol competition.
For more info, call (662) 512-0226.