List of events in NEMS

By NEMS Daily Journal

BANCORPSOUTH Arena
Dancing Like the Stars: Aug. 20. Regional celebrities in ballroom dance competition for Boys & Girls Clubs. With ICC Alumni Jazz Band. $25/general admission, $50/seating with dinner. (662) 841-6504, www.bgcnms.org.
Keith Urban: Aug. 26. With special guest Jake Owen. $54.75, $49.75 and $25 plus fees. Box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com, www.bcsarena.com, (800) 845-3000, (662) 841-6528.
Cirque Du Soleil’s “Dralion”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-8. $35-$70/adults, $28-$56/children 12 and under, $31.50-$63/military, seniors and students. (662) 841-6528, www.cirquedusoleil.com/dralion.
Miranda Lambert: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. With Justin Moore and Randy Rogers Band. $46.75/standing room, $38.75, 28.75. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 5. Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000, www.bscarena.com.
• Disney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales: 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $47, $38, $27 and $14 plus fees. Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000, www.bscarena.com.
• Casting Crowns Come to the Well Tour: Nov. 11. $22/advance, $34/Gold Circle, $18/groups of 10 or more, $15/groups of 20 or more. Box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000, www.bscarena.com.

ROCK/COUNTRY
Country music show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and Stanley Rolfe & 50+ Band. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Avett Brothers: 5 p.m. Nov. 11, Bulldog Bash, Mississippi State University. Other artists also appearing. (662) 325-3442.

BLUEGRASS
• Bluegrass Band and Dancing: Aug. 19, House of Music, Ecru. Featuring the Rockyford Bluegrass Band and the Real Country Band. $3. No alcohol or tobacco. (662) 296-8221.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN
• Gospel Music Show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 27, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Glores Swann and Gloria Marie, and Ronnie Ford & Three Old Men. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.

AREA MUSIC
Bill J. Brooks: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 19, Evergreen Fish and Steak, Hwy. 371, south of Richmond community. Elvis tribute artist. Reservations. (662) 255-5064, 963-3067.
Down on Main: 6 to 10 p.m., Fairpark, Tupelo. Schedule: Sept. 8 – Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside and the Rev. John Wilkins. Free. (662) 841-6598, tupelomainstreet.com.

FESTIVALS
Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival: Sept. 2, Civic Center, West Point. Gates open at 4 p.m. Small coolers allowed. For tickets, T-shirts or more information, visit www.wpnet.org/howlin_festival or ramsey@wpms.net.
• Hummingbird Migration Celebration and Nature Festival: Sept. 9-11, Strawberry Plains Audubon Center, Holly Springs. Wildlife exhibits and speakers, guided nature walks, wagon rides, a kids’ tent, nature-inspired crafts, more. $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/children under 12, $10 per person/12-passenger vans and buses. All parking is free. (662) 252-1155, www.strawberryplains.audubon.org.
• Grenada’s Downtown Jubilee: 9 a.m. Sept. 17, The Square, Grenada. Arts and crafts, children’s activities, live entertainment, food vendors, Roads and Rides Car Show, more. (662) 226-2571.

SPECIAL EVENTS
At the Library: Lee County Library, Tupelo. Story Time, 10 a.m. Aug. 18 and 25. Lunching With Books, noon Aug. 24, Jack Reed Sr. will review the book “Tuesdays With Morrie” by Mitch Albom.
• Prentiss County Fair: Aug. 16-20, Prentiss County Agri-Center. Midway opens at 6 p.m. weekdays, 1 p.m. Saturday. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17, Senior citizens Day, featuring Kay Bain and Hobo Highsteppers. 7 p.m. Aug. 18, youth rodeo, $3/adults, $1/students, free/under 5. 7 p.m. Aug. 19, rodeo, $6/adults, $/children, free/under 5. Gate admission covers rodeo. 4 p.m. Aug. 20, Dixie Iron Tractor Pull. 6 p.m. Aug. 20, Eddie Burns Memorial Go-Kart Race, $6/adults, $3/children, free/under 5, admission covers the pull and the race. (662) 728-3946.
Movies in the Park:
8 p.m., Fairpark, Tupelo. Schedule: Aug. 18 – “Splendor in the Grass”; Sept. 15 – “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Free. (662) 841-6521.
• The Colors of Mississippi Fashion Show: 11:30-3 p.m. Aug. 19, The Powerhouse, Oxford. $15. Registration required. Tickets at Knit 1 or www.knit1oxford.com.

workshops/lectures
Dancing Like the Stars: 6:30-10 p.m. Aug. 20, BancorpSouth Coliseum, Tupelo. Dancing to live orchestra to raise money for Boys and Girls Clubs of North Mississippi. Black tie optional. $50 for dinner and dancing. Foxtrot and quickstep dance workshop, 1-4:30 p.m., The Dance Studio, 108 N. Spring St., Tupelo. $45. Combined package for $75. Register by Aug. 8. (662) 842-2242.
“Political Roundtable: Election Time in Mississippi”: 2 p.m. Sept. 21, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. Featuring former Rep. Bill Miles, Rep. Steve Holland, Ole Miss assistant dean of journalism Charlie Mitchell and retired Mississippi Farm Bureau president David Waide. To register or for more information, (662) 620-5240.

SIGNINGS/READINGS
• Book Signing: After 11 a.m. worship to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy, Mooreville. Doris Tanner Thompson will sign copies of her first book, “The Broken Clock: A Forgiving Journey.”
Reading Roundtable: 2 p.m. Sept. 7, Itawamba Community College, Belden Center. Shirley Perry, author of “After Many Days: My Life as a Spy and Other Grand Adventures,” will recount her days as an agent for the CIA in Vienna, Austria, during the Cold War. Free. To register or for more information, (662) 620-5240.

PERFORMANCES
• Mister Murdery Show: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Black Box Theater, The Link Centre, Tupelo. Improv by West of Shake Rag. $5.
• Tupelo Ballet: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center, Tupelo. Tupelo Ballet celebrates 30 years with presentation of Rasta Thomas’s “Stars of Dance.” $25. (662) 844-1928.

THEATER
• Carolina Community Theatre’s “Mama’s Gone”: 7 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27, Carolina Community Center (old Carolina Schoolhouse), Itawamba County. Concessions available. $5/adults, $3/children. (662) 213-7715.

AUDITIONS
Tupelo Ballet alternate company auditions: 4:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 775 Poplarville, Tupelo. Wear proper ballet attire and bring all appropriate dance shoes. $20 audition free. (662) 844-1928.
• Ole Miss Theatre’s General Fall Auditions: 1 p.m. Aug. 20, Fulton Chapel, University of Mississippi, Oxford. Open to students, faculty, community and staff. Be at chapel at 12:45 p.m. with prepared 55 second monologue.
Tupelo Ballet’s “Nutcracker” audition registration: Sept. 18, 774 Poplarville, Tupelo. 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade participants, 1:45 p.m. 5th, 6th and 7th grade participants, 2:15 p.m. 8th-12th participants, 3 p.m. $20 audition fee. (662) 844-1928, 844-4352.
Tupelo Ballet’s “Nutcracker” audition: Sept. 25, 775 Poplarville, Tupelo. 2nd-4th grade, 1:45 p.m 5th and 6th grades, 2:30 p.m. 7th and 8th grades, 3:15 p.m., 9th-12th grades, 3:45 p.m Wear proper ballet attire and bring appropriate shoes. Place audition number obtain at registration on right hip.

EXHIBITS
“Paint the Town”: Thru Aug. 27, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo. Artists exhibition by Mississippi Painters Society. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Reception from 6:30-8 p.m.,. Aug. 12. (662) 841-6438, 231-5611.
Quilts by Pecolia Warner: Thru Sept. 24, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Quilts by Warner, a Yazoo City native. Museum open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, (662) 915-7073, www.museum.olemiss.edu.
Corinth Coke Centennial Exhibit: Thru September, Crossroads Museum, Corinth. Coca Cola delivery truck exhibit, blow-up bouncer, more. $5/adults, $3/seniors, free/16 and under. Museum hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. (662) 287-3129.
• “Teapots by Marnell Childers”: Thru September, Tippah County Historical Museum, Ripley. 10-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (662) 512-0099.
• Art Exhibit by Mark Smith: Thru September, Tippah County Historical Museum, Ripley. 10-2 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Free. (662) 512-0099.
• Sardis Lake Indian Artifact Show: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 8, Oxford Conference Center, Oxford. Free. (662) 259-2829.

MEMPHIS
Alison Krauss & Union Station: 8 p.m. Aug. 25, The Orpheum Theatre. $69.50 to $49.50. Tickets at box office, Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000.
“Les Miserables”: Sept. 13-18, The Orpheum Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-15, 8 p.m. Sept. 16, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Tickets start at $15. (901) 525-3000, www.orpheum-memphis.com.
• Disney on Ice Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey: Sept. 23-25, FedExForum. Tickets $12 opening night, $15 other shows. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 12. ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“So You Think You Can Dance” Tour: Oct. 18, FedExForum. $56.50, $46.50, $36.50 plus fees. Ticketmaster.com.
African American History in Memphis: Thru Oct. 23, Pink Palace Museum. $9.75/adults, $9.25/seniors, $6.25/children 3-12. (901) 320-6362.
Journey Tour: Sept. 14, FedExForum. With Night Ranger. $69.50 to $49.50. Tickets at box office, Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000.
• Widespread Panic: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, FedExForum. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 19. All Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
Taylor Swift: Oct. 30, FedExForum. $69.50 to $29.50. Tickets at box office, Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000.
“Legends of Flight”: Thru Nov. 11, CTI IMAX Theater. $8.25/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6.50/children 3-12. For showtimes and tickets, (901) 636-2362, www.memphismuseums.org.
“Hubble”: Thru Jan. 6, 2012, CTI IMAX Theater. $8.25/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6.50/children 3-12. For showtimes and tickets, (901) 636-2362, www.memphismuseums.org.
“The Ultimate Wave Tahiti”: Thru March 2, 2012, CTI IMAX Theater. $8.25/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6.50/children 3-12. For showtimes and tickets, (901) 636-2362, www.memphismuseums.org.
• “La Cage Aux Folles”: March 20-25, The Orpheum. www.orpheum-memphis.com, (901) 525-7800.