Best Bets September 6, 2012

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
Go back to the ’80s with West of Shake Rag
Tupelo comedy troupe West of Shake Rag celebrates back to school with its “Saturday Detention” show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Since the show has a “Breakfast Club” theme, there will be a prize for the audience member dressed in their best 1980s-inspired outfit.
Tickets are just $5, and that includes free popcorn. The show is at the Black Box Theatre at the Link Centre.
For more info, call (662) 690-4011.

Bluegrass, gospel sounds showcased at dulcimer show
Fans of old-time bluegrass and gospel will enjoy a show by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association.
The group performs gospel, traditional songs and bluegrass on dulcimers. The show is set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitors Center located near milepost 266 in Tupelo.
It’s a free show.
Call (662) 680-4027 or 1-800-305-7417 for more information.

OXFORD
North Mississippi Allstars to perform this weekend
Missing Cats will open up for the North Mississippi Allstars at the band’s gig at The Lyric Oxford on Friday.
Tickets are $15, and the show is at 8 p.m. Friday.
To buy tickets and learn more, visit thelyricoxford.com.

The Whigs to play Larry’s ahead of CD release
Athens, Ga.-based rock band The Whigs will release its fourth studio album, “Enjoy the Company,” on Sept. 18, and you can hear new tunes at the band’s show on Friday at Proud Larry’s.
Ponderosa opens.
Tickets are $12, and the show starts at 9:45 p.m.
Learn more and get tickets online at proudlarrys.com.