For information about museums, state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the "Things to Do and See" page at the Scene Now blog at sheenabarnett

Scene Now blog
For information about museums, state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the “Things to Do and See” page at the Scene Now blog at sheenabarnett.wordpress.com.
BANCORPSOUTH Arena
HANK WILLIAMS JR.: July 18. Plus Dierks Bentley. $59.50 and $35 plus service charge. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 9. Box office, arena outlets, www.bcsarena.com, www.ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, (662) 841-6528.
ROCK/COUNTRY
COUNTRY MUSIC AND DANCING: 4:30-10 p.m. May 16, old Lakeside Grocery, Alpine community. Featuring Family Tradition and Friends. No smoking or alcohol. $5. (662) 871-5111.
SPORTING EVENTS
AMORY GAITED SADDLE CLUB SHOW: 5 p.m. May 16, Amory Livestock Pavilion, Amory. Classes for walking/racked padded and spotted/solid flat shod horses. Entry fee $5. Admission $3, free age 6 and younger. (662) 640-8762.
HORSE SHOW: 5 p.m. May 30, Prentiss County Agri-Center, Booneville. Mississippi State Racking Horse Championship and Walking Horse Show. $5/general admission, free/6 and younger. (662) 842-2910, 372-2910.
FESTIVALS
2009 TUPELO FILM FESTIVAL: May 14-16, Lyric Theatre, Tupelo. Features film screening, workshops and more. Screenings range from free to $5; workshops are $15/students, $20/adults. Complete schedule at www.tupelo.net/filmfest. (662) 841-6521, (800) 533-0611.
ELVIS PRESLEY FESTIVAL: June 5-7, Tupelo. Headliners are Jason Michael Carroll on June 6 and Southern rock band Lucero on June 5, plus local talent. Tickets $10 for June 5 and noon to 5 p.m. June 6, and $15 for after 5 on June 6. Tickets bought before May 31 are $20 for weekend pass. Children’s tickets $5/12 and under and free/children under 42 inches tall. Gospel show on June 7. (662) 841-6598, www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
VERONA HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. June 6, College and Main streets, Verona. Pancake breakfast, 6-10 a.m., opening ceremony at 10 a.m., motorcycle poker run at 10:30 a.m., pet parade at 11 a.m. and reenactment of Vernon and Gladys Presley’s marriage at 2 p.m. (662) 401-4946, 213-4297.
SPECIAL EVENTS
RELAY FOR LIFE DOG SHOW: 10:30 a.m. May 16, Frisco Park, Amory. Multiple categories. $5 entry fee for each category. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society and the Monroe County Relay for Life event on June 19. (662) 256-9606 for information and entry forms.
GALA: 7 p.m. May 16, Amory High School Auditorium, Amory. Honoring Sam Haskell’s new book, “Promises I Made My Mother.” Featuring Haskell, Michael Feinstein, Debbie Allen, Doris Roberts, Lucie Arnaz, Sela Ward, Katie Stam, Blake Ewing, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Jill Connor Browne, Christine Kozlowski, Mary Lane Haskell, more. Proceeds will benefit Mary Kirkpatrick Haskell Scholarship Foundation. $50. (662) 256-3282, (800) 516-7184.
NETWORKING AT NOON: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19, BancorpSouth Conference Center, Tupelo. Speakers will be Tupelo mayoral candidates Doyce Deas and Jack Reed Jr. Moderated by Daily Journal editor Lloyd Gray. $12. Reservations recommended. (662) 841-6598.
DEPT. OF PARKS AND RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS: June 1-5, Rockwell Center Camp, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $45/Tupelo residents, $50/non-resident. June 3-5, Augustus Center Camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., $10. June 15-19, Oren Dunn City Museum’s History Hounds Detective Agency Camp, 8 a.m.-noon, $45. July 13-17, Oren Dunn City Museum’s Junior Curator Museum Madness Camp, 8 a.m.-noon, $45. Registration open now. (662) 841-6440 for Rockwell and Augustus Center camps. (662) 841-6438 for museum camps.
SIGNINGS/READINGS
BOOK SIGNING: 2-4 p.m. May 17, Amory Regional Museum, Amory. Sam Haskell will sign copies of “Promises I Made My Mother.” Also, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam will sign autographs. (662) 256-2761.
PERFORMANCES
TUPELO ACADEMY OF DANCE ARTS: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. May 16, Tupelo Civic Auditorium. 2 p.m. show features younger students in “Disney Princesses.” 6:30 p.m. show features ballet, jazz, hip-hop, senior salutes and lyrical productions by older students and Tupelo Ballet Company dancers. $5/adults, $3/students at the door. (662) 844-4352, www.tupeloballet.com.
THEATER
PIED PIPER PLAYHOUSE: 7 p.m. May 15, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 16, 2 p.m. May 17, Milam Elementary School Auditorium, Tupelo. Presenting “Nuts” and “Who, Me? Yes, You!” $5/adults, $3/children. (662) 842-9031, 678-6455.
CORINTH THEATRE-ARTS’ “CINDERELLA”: 7:30 p.m. May 29-30 and June 5-6, 2 p.m. May 31 and June 7, Crossroads Playhouse, 303 Fulton Drive, Corinth. $10/adults, $5/students. For reservations, (662) 287-2995.
AUDITIONS
QUEEN FOR A KING PAGEANT: 6 p.m. May 29, Lawhon Elementary School Auditorium, Tupelo. Female contestants age birth through 21. Deadline to enter is May 22. Applications at (662) 841-6598, www.tupeloelvisfestival.com.
EXHIBITS
ART EXHIBIT: Thru May 15, GO Gallery, 1715 McCullough Blvd., Tupelo. Featuring works by Advanced Placement students at Tupelo High School. (662) 620-6400.
ARTWORKS: Thru June 12, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Paintings and Works on Paper by Carlyle Wolfe. Contain and Deliver Ceramics Group exhibition. Artists reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 7. (662) 234-9090.
DANCE
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE!”: 7-10 p.m. May 15, Johnson Commons Ballroom, University of Mississippi, Oxford. Group cha cha lesson, showcase dances, open dancing, dressy/casual, refreshments. Presented by Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club. $8/members, $12/non-members, $5/members student, $9/non-members.
MEMPHIS
WWE SMACKDOWN AND ECW: 6 p.m. June 2, FedExForum. Tickets start at $15 at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office or (800) 745-3000.
MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: Thru June 6, Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Featuring works by Lea Alexander, Brooke Foy, Elisha Gold and Chase Malone. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (901) 678-2224.
KEITH URBAN AND SUGARLAND: June 12, FedExForum. Tickets start at $20 at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (901) 525-1515.
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: 7:30 p.m. July 2, Mud Island Amphitheatre. $42.50 to $75. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. May 8. Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster locations, (800) 745-3000.
AMERICAN IDOLS LIVE TOUR 2009: July 26, FedExForum. $40.50 to $69.50. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. May 9 at Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“GRAND CANYON ADVENTURE: RIVER AT RISK”: Thru Nov. 13, Crew Training International IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. $8/adults, $7.25/seniors, $6.25/children with group rates available. (901) 320-6362, www.memphismuseums.org.

 

Judy Putt