Things To Do

By NEMS Daily Journal

BANCORPSOUTH Arena
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. 24. $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
Avett Brothers: 5 p.m. Nov. 11, Bulldog Bash, Mississippi State University. Other artists also appearing. (662) 325-3442.

BLUES/JAZZ
• Jazz, R&B and blues show: 9 p.m. Sept. 3, Shiloh Ridge Ballroom, Corinth. Featuring Jackie McCraven and the System Band. $20/advance, $25/at the door. (662) 808-6402.
• B.B. King: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11, Bettersworth Auditorium, Mississippi State University, Starkville. $40 and $50. Tickets at Campus Activities Office, (662) 325-2930, www.lyceum.msstate.edu.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN
• Gospel Music Show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Blackjack Connection of Oxford and Wesley and Debbie Price with Dancing Poodle of Batesville. Free. (662) 837-1766 or 837-8709.

AREA MUSIC
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.
• Monthly Music Mix: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Link Centre Concert Hall, Tupelo. Featuring University of Mississippi Concert Singers. $10/general admission, $5/students. (662) 690-4011.

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.
• Mississippi Multicultural Gospel Fest: 2 p.m. Sept. 4, 11 a.m. Sept. 5, Ballard Park, Tupelo. Many guest artists expected. Free. (662) 317-8035, 422-0550.
• 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.
• Algoma Cross-Tie Festival: Oct. 1, Algoma Park. Cross-tie motorcycle run, 8:30 a.m. registration, 10 a.m.-noon run, $20/single rider, $25/double riders. 5k run-walk, 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. registration, race begins at 9 a.m., $18/preregistration, $20/day of walk, prizes awarded. Auctions at 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Activities for children, domino tournament, entertainment, horseshoe throwing tournament, food, crafts, flea market and yard sales. To reserve a booth space, call Hilda Smith at (662) 489-5846 after 5 p.m. Proceeds will go to upkeep of park.

SPECIAL EVENTS
• Heritage Day Car Show: Sept. 3, Iuka. Cash prizes, door prizes. Sponsored by Wheels of Northeast Mississippi Car Club. (662) 423-8150, www.wheelsofnems.com.
• One City, One Book, Tupelo Reads: We Are All on the Same Page: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom. Sept. 11, 1:30 p.m., Lee County Library, Dr. John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Lee County Library, panel discussion on “Facing the Future With Dignity and Grace.” Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m., Fairpark, public screening of television movie “Tuesdays With Morrie” starring Jack Lemmon. Sept. 29-30, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Lyric Theatre, TCT production of “Tuesdays with Morrie” directed by Susan Timms. All events free.
Movies in the Park: 8 p.m., Fairpark, Tupelo. Schedule: Sept. 15 – “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” Free. (662) 841-6521.

workshops/lectures
• Dance Classes: Tupelo Academy of Dance, 775 Poplarville, Tupelo. Classes offered in ballet, contemporary/jazz, jazz funk/hip hop. Classes $15 each. For more information, (662) 844-4352, 844-1928, or e-mail balletplus@ad.com.
“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.
• Blues Guitar Master Class: 5-6 p.m. Sept. 30, Powerhouse, Oxford. Instructor is Scott Holt. $75. (662) 236-6429.

SEMINARS/CONFERENCES
• Celebration of Adoption: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 22, BancorpSouth Conference Center, Tupelo. Guest speaker is LeAnn Thieman. Also, silent auction. Sponsored by New Beginnings Adoption and Family Services. $30/individual, $50/couples. (662) 842-6752, www.celebrationofadoption.com.
• Singles Conference: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 23, First Baptist Church, Saltillo. RSVP by Sept. 16. (662) 869 -5742.

SIGNINGS/READINGS
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
• Pied Piper Playhouse’s “Kids on Broadway” performance and ice cream social: 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Goodlett Manor, Tupelo. $10 in advance. (859) 048-1200.
• 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
• Tupelo Community Theatre’s “Tuesdays With Morrie”: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29-30, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1, Lyric Theatre, Downtown Tupelo. $15/adults, $6/students and younger. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19. (662) 844-1935.

AUDITIONS
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 Community Theatre’s “A Christmas Story”: 2 p.m. Sept. 18 and 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Lyric Theatre Rehearsal Room, Tupelo. Need two men ages 30-50, two women ages 30-50, five boys ages 9-12 and two girls ages 9-12. (662) 844-1035, www.tct.ms.
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.
• Oxford Film Festival community film: Informational session, 9 a.m. Oct. 8, LQC Lamar House, with auditions rest of the day. Film shot Dec. 9-11 at Powerhouse Community Arts Center. Film shown at 2012 Oxford Film Festival Feb. 0-12. Fill out survey at tinyurl.com/offcommunityfilm. You will be notified.
• Miss Amory Railroad Festival Production: Need children age 5-12 to take part in production numbers on Oct. 22 at Miss Amory Railroad Festival Pageant. Must be from Monroe County. Must attend three rehearsals before Oct. 22. Deadline to register student is Sept. 30. Limited number of children will be selected. (662) 256-2761.
• Tupelo Community Theater’s “Second Samuel”: 7 p.m. Nov. 21 and 22, Lyric Theatre, Tupelo. Need 11 adult men and women high school age and older. (662) 844-1935, www.tct.ms.

EXHIBITS
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.
• Art Exhibit: Thru Oct. 1, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Works by Carlyle Wolfe and Drew Galloway. Artist reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 1. (662) 234-9090.
• Alumni art exhibit: Thru Oct. 7, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Exhibit includes photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics and mixed media by eight members of art faculty. Gallery hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. (662) 862-8301.
• 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.
• Art Exhibit: Thru Dec. 3, University of Mississippi Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford. Works by John Alexander and Walter Anderson. Open reception 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22. $5 or free with membership.

MEMPHIS
“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.
Journey Tour: Sept. 14, FedExForum. With Night Ranger. $69.50 to $49.50. Tickets at box office, Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000.
• Stomp in the Swamp 2011: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 18, Lichterman Nature Center. Refreshments, exhibits, auction. $15 per person at the door or $25 for two in advance. Children 10 and under, $7. (901) 767-7322, (901) 636-2330.
• 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.
• 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.
“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.
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.