Things to Do and See August 29, 2013

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<b>For information about the concert listings, museums, </b>state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the entertainment site at djournal.com.

BANCORPSOUTH Arena
<b>Rickey Smiley: </b>8 p.m. Sept. 28. $47 and $37, plus fees. bcsarena.com, (662) 841-6573.
<b>WWE Live!:</b> 5 p.m. Oct. 20. $97/ringside, $52, $37, $27, $17, plus fees. (662) 841-6573.
<b>John Fogerty:</b> Oct. 22. $69.50, $49.50, $29.50. Tickets on sale 10 a.m. June 21. bcsarena.com, (662) 841-6573.
<b>Justin Moore: </b>7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Josh Thompson and Randy Houser open. $39.75/pit, $29.75 plus fees. Tickets go on sale Sept. 27. bcsarena.com, (662) 841-6573.
<b>Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes:</b> 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 21-22, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 2 p.m. Nov. 24. $12/opening night, $43/rinkside, $33/VIP, $23 and $15. bcsarena.com, (662) 841-6573.
<b>“Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales”</b>: 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 22. $49, $40, $30, $22, $17. bcsarena.com, (662) 841-6573.

CROSSROADS ARENA/CORINTH
<b>“Duck Dynasty” meet and greet: </b>5 p.m. Sept. 21. Meet and greet featuring Willie and John Luke Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.” $78/first five rows, $53/next five rows, $33/remaining floor, $23/risers, $82/family of 4, $21/each for groups of 20 or more, all plus fees. (662) 287-7779, crossroadsarena.com.

ROCK/COUNTRY<b>
Country music: </b>6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 31, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Southern Comfort from New Albany and Main Street Musicians from Ripley. (662) 587-9885.<b>
Black Crowes:</b> 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Bulldog Bash, Starkville. Chris Young also performs. (662) 325-2930.<b>
fun.:</b> 8 p.m. Oct. 9, Humphrey Coliseum, Mississippi State University, Starkville. $40, $35, $30. msuconcerts.com, (662) 325-2930.

BLUEGRASS
<b>Bluegrass music: </b>5:30 p.m. second and fourth Saturday of the month, Old Booneville Hardware Building, Booneville. Concessions available.

AREA MUSIC
<b>Songwriters night: </b>7:30 p.m. Aug. 29, Rock and Swing, Baldwyn. Free. (662) 372-6033.
<b>Dulcimer music: </b>10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 7, Natchez Trace Visitor Center. Performance by North Mississippi Dulcimer Association. (662) 680-4027.<b>
Saturday night dance: </b>8 p.m.-midnight every Saturday night, Tupelo VFW, Mitchell Road. Music by Magnolia Breeze. (662) 372-1394.

SPORTING EVENTS
<b>Kids Get Healthy Challenge: </b>Sept. 21, New Albany. 5k, 1 mile race for kids 12 and under, 1/2 mile fun run for kids 7 and under. $10/1 mile race early registration, $18/1 mile race pre-registration, $20/1 mile race day registration. $10/half-mile early registration, $12/half-mile pre and race day registration. racesonline.com.<b>
Gumtree 10K group meeting: </b>7 a.m. Saturday mornings, Trails & Treads, Tupelo. Free. Register by calling (662) 690-6620.

FESTIVALS
<b>Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival: </b>7 p.m. Aug. 30, Mary Holmes College Auditorium, West Point. Featuring Mark “Muleman” Massey Blues Band with Bill Earheart, Ben Prestage One Man Band, Homemade Jamz, The Braille Blues Daddy Bryan Lee and the Blues Power Band. $15/advance, $20/door. (662) 605-0770.
<b>Yocona International Folk Festival:</b> 7 p.m. Aug. 30, Meek Hall Auditorium. Featuring performances of traditional Iranian, Turkish, British, Indian, Scots and American dance. $10/adults in advance, $12/adults at the door, $6/students and seniors. (662) 915-7411.
<b>Northeast Mississippi Bluegrass Bean Festival: </b>Aug. 31, Old Booneville Hardware Store, Booneville. Featuring Sparks Family, Lisa Lambert, Bobby Parker & Old Time Gospel, Knee Deep, Wayne Jerolds and Savannah Grass and more. Free beans, cornbread and more. .50/coffee, $1/cold drinks. (662) 210-5229, (662) 416-6468.
<b>Up, Up & Away Hot Air Balloon Festival:</b> Sept. 13-14, Ballard Park, Tupelo. Featuring music, 5K, kids events and hot air balloon rides. upupnawayfest.info.
<b>Algoma Cross-Tie Festival:</b> Oct. 5, the Park, Algoma. Crafts, flea market, motorcycle ride, 5k run/walk, live music, domino tournament, kids’ events, auction, cake walks, horseshoe throwing contest. (662) 760-3670.
<b>Booneville Fall Festival: </b>Oct. 18-19, downtown Booneville. Featuring live music, carnival rides, 5k, hula hoop contest, turnip green cook-off, motorcycle and tractor show and more. (662) 728-4130.
<b>Black Eyed Peas Festival: </b>Oct. 19, Mantee. Black eyed peas, car show, 5k run/walk, more. (662) 456-4571.

PERFORMANCES
<b>Improv comedy:</b> 7 p.m. every Thursday, Black Box Theatre, Link Centre, Tupelo. Improv comedy featuring West of Shake Rag, Stranger Are You Smiling? and more. $5. (662) 690-4011.
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</b>SPECIAL EVENTS
<b>Story time: </b>10 a.m. Aug. 29, Lee County Library. (662) 841-9027.
<b>Battle of Iuka Commemoration: </b>Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Iuka. Includes education sessions, Grand Illumination, concert, living history events, breakfast, Grand Ball, tours and reenactments. battleofiuka.com.
<b>Teen ministries film screening: </b>7 p.m. Sept. 4 and Oct. 2, Tupelo Commons Cinema. Screening of “Surge.” $12.50. malco.com.
<b>Touch-A-Truck: </b>10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14, Ballard Park Sportsplex parking lot. Explore trucks and service vehicles. (662) 841-6440.
<b>Tallahatchie on Tap:</b> 5-8 p.m. Sept. 21, Tallahatchie Riverbank, New Albany. Beer tasting, food, folk artists, music by the Cake Walkers, more. $20/advance, $25/gate. Must be 21 to attend. (662) 538-9379.
<b>British Museum screening:</b> 7:30 p.m. Sept. 25, Cinemark, Tupelo. “Pompeii from the British Museum” screening. cinemark.com.
<b>Family Camp Out:</b> Sept. 27-28, Veterans Park, Tupelo. Campsite decoration, fishing, kickball, outdoor movie, more. $5/person through Sept. 20. $10/person late registration. Free/3 and under. (662) 841-6440.

Workshops/lectures<b>
Filmmaking lecture:</b> 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 31, Baptist Health Center Conference Room, Oxford. “From the Script to Set,” by Johnson Thomasson. Sponsored by Oxfilm. oxfilmsociety@gmail.com.<b>
Photography lecture: </b>4 p.m. Sept. 13, Giles Hall, Mississippi State University. Lecutre by photographer Gordon Watkinson. Free. www.caad.msstate.edu/sarc/lectureseries.<b>
Pageant Prep Workshop: </b>2 p.m. Sept. 22, Harrisburg Baptist Church, Tupelo. For girls ages 13-23 who live in Lee County and interested in competing in Miss Tupelo Scholarship Pageant or Tupelo’s OT Pageant. Free. amye_gousset@hotmail, (662) 231-2322.

SIGNINGS/READINGS
<b>Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum
</b> • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 31: Gloria Gipson Suggs, “Piece-A-Way Crossroads”
<b>
Off Square Books, Oxford.</b>
• 6 p.m. Sept. 5: Robert Morgan, “The Road from Gap Creek”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 6: University of Mississippi’s Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management presents “Are You Ready? 100 Years of Family, Friends and Food”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 9: Julie Cantrell, “When Mountains Move”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 10: Robert Khayat, “The Education of a Lifetime”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 11: Daniel Woodrell, “The Maid’s Version”
• 6 p.m. Sept. 12: Bob Shacochis, “Woman Who Lost Her Soul”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 13: Mark Brennan Rosenberg, “Eating My Feelings”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 16: Cassandra Kings, “Moonrise”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 17: Jesmyn Ward, “Men We Reaped”
• 6 p.m. Sept. 19: Linda Spalding, “The Purchase”
• 5 p.m. Sept. 24: Michael Farris Smith, “Rivers”
• 6 p.m. Sept. 26: Wilton Barnhardt, “Lookaway, Lookaway,” and Ellen Stimson, “Mud Season”
• 5 p.m. Oct. 8: Charles Bolton, “William F. Winters & the New Mississippi”
• 6 p.m. Oct. 10: Kathleen Kent, “The Outcasts”
• 6 p.m. Oct. 17: Allan Gurganus, “Local Souls”
• 6 p.m. Oct. 24: George Pelecanos, “The Double”
• 5 p.m. Oct. 25: Lisa Patton, “Southern As a Second Language”

<b>The Powerhouse
</b> • 6 p.m. Oct. 1: Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly, “The Tilted World” and John Currence, “Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey”

<b>Pontotoc County Library
</b> • Noon Sept. 12: Jo McDivitt, “Coming Home to Mississippi.”
<b>
Square Books Jr., Oxford
</b> • Sept. 5: Lisa McMann, “Island of Fire,” and Margaret Peterson Haddix, “Risked”
• 11 a.m. Sept. 14: Nancy Tillman, “I’d Know You Anywhere, My Love”
• 11 a.m. Sept. 28: Dork Diaries Do-Gooder Celebration.
• 4 p.m. Oct. 10: T.A. Barron, “Atlantis Rising”
• 4 p.m. Oct. 21: John Bemelmas Marciano, “Madeline and the Old House in Paris”

AUDITIONS
<b>North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Children’s Choir: </b>2 p.m. Sept. 8 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Link Centre Rehearsal Room, Tupelo. For boys and girls in grades 4-8 with unchanged voices. Will be asked to sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” or “Joy to the World,” and memorization is not required. Rehearsals are 6:30-7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 16, and performance is Dec. 14. (662) 231-2746.
<b>Ten Minute Play auditions: </b>1 p.m. Sept. 8, Powerhouse, Oxford. Roles are available for two boys ages 11-15, three girls ages 13-14, eight men and three women. No preparation necessary. Performance dates are Oct. 24-25 and 27. 10minuteplays@gmail.com.

EXHIBITS
<b>Southern Light Photography exhibit: </b>Thru Sept. 23, GumTree Musem of Art. Free. (662) 844-2787.
<b>Glimpses in Japanese Culture:</b> Thru Aug. 31, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. $3/adults, $2/seniors, $1.50/4-12, free/4 and under. (662) 841-6438.
<b>World War II exhibit:</b> Thru Sept. 2, Crossroads Museum, Corinth. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. $5/adults, $3/50 and older, free/museum members and children under 16. crossroadsmuseum.com.
<b>“Two Mississippians-Two Visions”: </b>Sept. 5-21, Caron Gallery, Tupelo. Featuring the works of Brian DeVaughn and Rick Anderson. Artist reception is 5-7 p.m. Sept. 5. Anderson will perform an art demonstration 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (662) 205-0351.<b>
“ArtWorks 2013:” </b>Thru Sept. 13, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Ala. $5/adults, $3/students. (256) 383-0533.
<b>“Susan Weil & Jose Betancourt: Blueprints”: </b>Sept. 29-Nov. 15, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Ala. $5/adults, $3/students. (256) 383-0533.
<b>“Collapse”:</b> Thru Oct. 19, Visual Arts Center Gallery, Mississippi State University. Featuring imagery and objects of artists Carin Rodenborn, Belinda Blum, Josh Azzarella, Gabbe Grodin, Tiffany Calvert, Julie Evanoff and Ronna Lebo. Artist takl on Sept. 11 at Giles Hall. www.caad.msstate.edu/artnews/department-galleries/
<b>“Dreams and Visions”: </b>Thru Nov. 2, University of Mississippi Museum. Selection of art by Oxford painter Theora Hamblett. Free/UM students, University Museum members and children under 5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. (662) 915-1678.
<b>“The Trees of Christmas”: </b>Dec. 6-24, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Ala. $5/adults, $3/students. (256) 383-0533.
<b>Oxford Arts Crawl 2013: </b>7-9 p.m. fourth Tuesday of every month. The Powerhouse, Frame Up Gallery, Gallery 130, University Museum, Southside Gallery. Art and dinner on the square. Exhibits and receptions are free. www.oxfordcvb.com.

DANCE
<b>Dance music: </b>7-10 p.m. every Friday, The House of Music, Ecru. Featuring Real Country Band and the Back Porch Gang. $3. No alcohol or smoking. (662) 296-8221.
<b>The Dance Studio: </b>108 N. Spring St., Tupelo, (662) 842-2242
• 6:30 p.m. Friday: Beginning and intermediate Waltz
• 7:30 p.m. Friday: Dance party.
<b>Aqua Zumba: </b>6 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Saturday, Rob Leake City Pool, Tupelo. $6/class, $50/5 classes. First class is free. (662) 841-6440.
<b>Move It: </b>10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, The Dance Studio, Tupelo. For all levels of mobility. Includes aerobic, strength and mobility and interval training. $5/per class, $40/monthly fee. (662) 842-2242.

MEMPHIS
<b>Movie series: </b>The Orpheum Theatre. All showtimes are 7 p.m. $7/adults, $5/children 12 and under. orpheum-memphis.com.
• Aug. 30: “Rebel Without a Cause”
• Sept. 6: “King Kong” (1933)
• Sept. 13: “Animal House”
• Sept. 27: “Phantom of the Opera” (2004)<b>
Kevin James:</b> 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, The Orpheum Theatre. $39.50-$55. orpheum-memphis.com, (901) 525-3000.
<b>Disney on Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After: </b>Sept. 20-22, FedEx Forum. $50/rinkside, $30/VIP, $21 and $15. fedexforum.com.
<b>The Eagles:</b> 8 p.m. Oct. 14, FedEx Forum. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 8. fedexforum.com
<b>“Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass”: </b>8 p.m. Oct. 5, Orpheum Theatre. $30-52. orpheum-memphis.com.
<b>“America’s Got Talent” Tour: </b>8 p.m. Oct. 11, Orpheum Theatre. $30-75. orpheum-memphis.com.
<b>“A Prairie Home Companion”:</b> 4:45 p.m. Oct. 26, The Orpheum Theatre. $42.50-$87.50. orpheum-memphis.com, (901) 525-3000.
<b>India.Arie: </b>7 p.m. Oct. 27, The Orpheum Theatre. $47.50-67.50. orpheum-memphis.com.
<b>Justin Timberlake: </b>Nov. 18, FedEx Forum. Tickets on sale May 17. fedexforum.com.
<b>Johnny Mathis:</b> 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Orpheum Theatre. $40-125. orpheum-memphis.com.
<b>Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums: </b>Pink Palace Museum, CTI IMAX Theater, Sharpe Planetarium, Mallory-Neely House and Lichterman Nature Center. For shows and exhibits, showtimes, ticket information and reservations, visit www.memphismuseums .org.