Entertainment Briefs

By NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO
TCT starting up new improv comedy group
– Tupelo Community Theatre will hold auditions for its West of Shake Rag Improv Group at 6 p.m. today at the Lyric Theatre in downtown Tupelo.
Auditions are open to men and women at least 21 years of age. If you need more information regarding the audition process, call (662) 790-3225, or e-mail westofshakerag@gmail.com.
Corvette exhibit ends today at auto museum
– The Tupelo Automobile Museum’s “Corvette Summer” display will end today.
The Corvettes are displayed in the museum’s showroom in addition to its collection of more than 100 cars from the 1880s forward.
Admission is $7.50/adults and $5/children, and the museum is open from noon to 5 p.m. today.
For more, visit www.tupeloauto.com, or call (662) 842-4242.
St. John, Waters, more coming to Link Centre
– Chef and humorist Robert St. John will present two cooking workshops Monday at the Link Centre.
Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. St. John is the author of seven cookbooks, and he owns three Mississippi restaurants.
Mississippi artist Wyatt Waters, who has provided illustrations for several of St. John’s cookbooks, will paint while St. John cooks. The paintings will be auctioned off at the end of the evening session.
Designer Tracy Proctor will demonstrate tablescapes and centerpieces, and Jimmy Tharp of La Vino Wine and Spirits will offer wine and food pairings.
Tickets are $25, and reservations are required. Call (662) 620-5240 or (662) 690-4011.
Artist to give lunch lecture at GumTree
– Artist Tracey Savery Davis will deliver a luncheon lecture at noon Monday at the GumTree Museum of Art.
After suffering a stroke in her late 20s, Davis was flooded with artistic ideas. Now, she creates a wide range of work.
People are invited to the museum at 11 a.m. to preview her art, which will be on sale, and 15 percent of the proceeds will benefit the museum.
The luncheon is $12. Reserve your seat by calling (662) 844-2787.
NEW ALBANY
RiverFest sets deadline for story competitions
– The deadline to enter The Tallahatchie RiverFest’s short story competitions is June 30.
The adult and college short story competition is open to age 18 and older. The work must be original, unpublished short fiction with no more than 5,000 words. The entry fee is $10.
In the student competition, the short story must be the original, unpublished work of a high school student in grades nine to 12, and there’s no entry fee.
For more, call (662) 534-4354, or visit www.tallahatchieriverfest.com.
OXFORD
Summer music series to feature blues today
– The Summer Sunset Series will feature live blues in The Grove at the University of Mississippi.
The free concert will start at 7 p.m. today. In addition, the Germantown Symphony Orchestra will perform at the venue at 7 p.m. June 28.
Call (662) 236-6429.
Four women, one man sought for production
– Theatre Oxford needs four women and one man for a production of Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House.”
Auditions will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at The Powerhouse in Oxford. The women range from age 20 to 70, and the man is in his mid-50s. For one female role, familiarity with Portuguese is a plus. Stage management and other backstage positions are available.
Performance dates are Aug. 7-8. Call (505) 414-8454, or send an e-mail to felipe.macias@enmu.edu.