Things To Do In Northeast Mississippi

By NEMS Daily Journal

For information about the concert listings, museums, state parks and other things to do and see, please visit the entertainment site at

Jason Aldean: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Luke Bryan opens. $52.25, $27.50 plus fees. (662) 841-6528.
Eric Church: April 12. Special guests Brantley Gilbert and Blackberry Smoke. $42.50/pit, $34.75/reserved floor and bowl, plus fees., (800) 745-3000, box office.
The Avett Brothers: 8 p.m. April 14. $39.50 GA floor and risers, $34.50 and $29.50 plus fees. Tickets on sale at box office,, (800) 745-3000.

Country show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. March 3, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and T County Band. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Country music show: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Country Music Place, Hwy. 15, Walnut. Featuring Country Classic Band and Stanley Rolfe and the 50+ Band. Donations. (662) 837-4544.
Tallahatchie Hayride: 7 p.m. March 17, The Powerhouse Arts Center, Oxford. Country music, dancing, comedy show. Featuring Country Jack & The Silver Eagle Band.
Tallahatchie Hayride: 6 p.m. March 24, Gore Springs High School Auditorium, Gore Springs. Country music and dancing with surprise guests.

Bluegrass concert: 5 p.m. March 3, Davis Event Center, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring the Chuckwagon Gang, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, and Paul Williams and the Victory Trio. $20/reserved seating, $15/general seating in advance, extra $5 at the door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Fish plates will be sold at 3:30 p.m. at the Cypress Pavilion next to event center. Fundraiser for Regional Rehab. (662) 862-8272, 862-3711, 862-9796, 842-1891.

Jazz band dinner concert: 7 p.m. March 5, Claude Wright Room, Haney Union, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Featuring Northeast’s jazz band and chamber choir, Red Stone Project of Huntsville, Ala. $20, which includes a meal and concert. Reservations by March 1. Order by phone with credit card at (662) 720-7340.

Patti LaBelle: 8 p.m. Feb. 25, The Arena at Pearl River Resort, Choctaw. $35-$75. (800) 745-3000,, Golden Moon box office.

Gospel Extravaganza: 6 p.m. Feb. 25, Okolona High School Gym, Okolona. Featuring Black Voices of Mississippi State, University of Mississippi Gospel Choir and local artists. $5. Proceeds will benefit Okolona High School special education department. (678)469-8396.
Gospel show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring The Turner Family of Ripley and Selah Baptist Trio of Ecru. Free. (662) 587-9885 or 837-1766.
CD release: 6:30 p.m. March 2, Excell Commons, Okolona. Debut CD release of “Voice of My Soul” by Kimberly Adair. Special guests Chris Hatchett and Standing for Christ. Also, Kimberly Adair and Soulful. $10.

Bluegrass, country and gospel music shows: 7 p.m. every Friday night, American Legion Post 15, Iuka. Heartland Band, and Lisa Lambert & The Pine Ridge Boys play alternate Friday nights. Free; donations accepted. Refreshments available. Family oriented.
Starkville/MSU Community Band: Open to university employees and area residents with previous band experience. Practice sessions 6:30-8:30 a.m. each Monday during spring semester at the band rehearsal hall. Performance dates are 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and 2 p.m. April 15 at McComas Hall. Contact Craig Aarhus at caarhus@colled/ msstate/edu or (662) 325-2713.

TFW Wrestling: 8 p.m. every Saturday night, 2917 Hwy. 178 E., Skyline community. Doors open at 7 p.m. $7, free/under 4.

African-American art exhibits: Thru February. Corinth Artist Guild Gallery, 5-7 Cruise St.; Black History Museum, 1109 Meigg St. Alcorn County Welcome Center, 2028 S. Tate St. at Hwy. 45. Corinth Public Library, 1023 Fillmore St. Green Mango Restaurant, 511 Waldron St.
Black History Month program: 2 p.m. Feb. 24, Okolona High School Gym, Okolona. Students will perform skits on history of Okolona. Free.
Art talks: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Black History Museum, Corinth. Featured guests are New Albany artist Brian Cockrell, Jackson, Tenn., artist Terrance Thomas, and poet and artist Victoria Cummings Bobo. Free.
Art talks: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 25, Corinth Artist Guild Gallery. Featured guests will be New Albany artist Brian Cockrell, Jackson, Tenn., artist Terrance Thomas, and poet and artist Victoria Cummings Bobo. Free.
Pioneer Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 25, Natchez Trace Visitors Center, Tupelo. Living history demonstrations by the Tombigbee Pioneer Group. Free. (662) 680-4027, (800) 305-7417.
Trail Ride: March 31, Ford’s Well at Enid Lake, off Hwy. 32. Sponsored by Lafayette FFA Alumni Chapter. Registration at 9 a.m., ride at 10 a.m. and lunch at 1 p.m. Clean Coggins test required. (662) 934-9934. meredith.mccurdy
Aberdeen Antique and Classic Car Show: April 7, historic Monroe County Courthouse, Aberdeen. Registration 8 a.m.-noon. Judging starts at noon. Awards at 3:30 p.m. Entry fee $20 for first car and $15 for second car. (662) 369-8576, 323-1863, 369-9432.
At the Library: Lee County Library, Tupelo. Story Time, 10 a.m. Feb. 23. Adult exercise class, 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. Coupon Club for Adults, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information, (662) 841-9029.

Distinguished Lecture Series: 4 p.m. Feb. 23, McCool Hall Atrium, Mississippi State University, Starkville. University of the South art history professor Greg Clark will discuss “Betty Boop: A Roaring 20s Flapper in Depression Era American Animation.” (662) 325-7094. Free.
TVA Saturdays at the Museum: Feb. 25, GumTree Museum of Art, Tupelo. For children K-5. Taught by Kit Stafford and Christina Dorough. $25/members, $50/non-members. Lunch and supplies provided. Limited seating. (662) 844-2787 for reservations.
We Create Class: 3:30-4:15 p.m. Feb. 28, March 27, April 24, May 29, The Powerhouse, Oxford. Art classes for children 2-5 plus adult. $5 per child per class. (662) 236-6429.
Easely Entertained: 6-9 p.m., 2012 dates: Feb. 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28, Dec. 26, The Powerhouse, Oxford. Art classes for adults. $35 per person or $50 per couple working on same piece. (662) 236-6429.
Political Roundtable: 2 p.m. Feb. 29, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. Guest panelists with moderator Rev. Bill Miles, retired, D-MS District 21). Free. To register, (662) 620-5240.
Family collage workshop: 1-3 p.m. March 3, Bozart’s Gallery, Water Valley. Children 5-10 and their parents. $5/per child with parent. Supplies included. Limited space. Preregistration required. Andi Bedsworth at
On the Road with a Photojournalist: 2 p.m. March 21, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. With Thomas Wells, photojournalist with Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Free. To register, (662) 620-5240.

Step Afrika!: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Civic Auditorium, Tupelo Middle School, Tupelo. $10/adults, $5/students.

Blue Mountain College’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23; 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24; 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Garrett Hall, Blue Mountain College. $7/adults and $5/students for evening show, $5 for all matinees. (662) 685-4771, ext. 134.
“Dog Act”: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-25, McComas Hall, Mississippi State University. $10/at the door. Seating is limited. /theatre/tickets/index,php.
“Scenes and Revelations”: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-25, 2 p.m. Feb. 26, Hines Hall Auditorium, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. $5/at the door, free/with Northeast ID. (662) 720-7172.
Tupelo Community Theatre’s “God of Carnage”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Lyric Theatre, Downtown Tupelo. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments available. $25. (662) 844-1935.
Theatre Oxford’s “Glengarry Glenross”: 8 p.m. Feb. 24, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 25, The Powerhouse Arts Center, Oxford. $10/Theatre Oxford members, $12/non-members. Make reservations at (662) 236-6429.
“Spamalot”: 7 p.m. Feb. 25, Gertrude C. Ford Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford. $35-$45.
Glenn Payne’s “Untitled Diner Script”: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 4, Link Center, Tupelo. Male and female roles available. (662) 690-4011.

Oxford Shakespeare Festival: 9 a.m. Feb. 25, Isom Hall, University of Mississippi. Sign-up at 8:30 a.m. Actors and singers needed for two Shakespeare plays and “The Sound of Music.” Call backs at 1:30-5 p.m. Feb. 25. Rehearsals begin at May 17.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: 7 p.m. 2 p.m. for children in 1-3 grade, 3 p.m. Feb. 26 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 for adults, Tupelo Community Theatre, Tupelo. Adults should bring prepared song. (662) 844-1935,
ICC All-American Marching Band: 3 p.m. March 23, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. (662) 620-5258.

“Mississippi Exposed” art exhibit: Thru Feb. 24, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Senatobia. Featuring works by members Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi. Free. (662) 562-3200,
“The Dream Lives On” reception: 3 p.m. Feb. 25, Oren Dunn City Museum, Tupelo. Final day of black history exhibit. The FIRSTS of Black Women in Tupelo will be honored during reception. $3/adults, $2/senior citizens 60 and above, $1.50/children 3-12.
Symphony exhibit: Thru Feb. 29, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Ala. 30th anniversary celebration of Shoals Symphony. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, $5/adults, $3/children, Free on Sunday and for members. (256) 383-0533.
Art exhibit: March 1-31, Caron Prince Art Gallery, Downtown Tupelo. Dot Courson’s “Small Places: Landscapes of the South.” Opening reception 5-7 p.m. March 1. (662) 205-0351, www.the
Faculty art exhibit: Thru March 2, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia, Ala. Alabama faculty art. Museum hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 2-3 p.m. Sunday. $/5adults, $3/children. Free on Sunday and for members. (256) 383-0533.
Art exhibit: Thru March 2, Southside Gallery, Oxford. (662) 234-9090.
African art: Thru March 10, 2012, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. From the Richard K. Meyer collection. (662) 915-7073,
Art exhibit: April 5-25, Caron Prince Art Gallery, Downtown Tupelo. Works by Ray Fielder, David Race and Susan Wellington. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. April 5. (662) 205-0351, www.the
Art exhibit: May 3-18, Caron Prince Art Gallery, Downtown Tupelo. Works by Lee Gibson and Shelby Fox. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. May 3. (662) 205-0351, www.the
Chinese ceramics: Thru Aug. 4, University of Mississippi Museum. “On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce.” Museum hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays and most university holidays. $5, free for members. (662) 915-7073.

The Dance Studio classes: Zumba classes, 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Monday. Waltz, 7:10 p.m. Tuesday. Waltz performance class, 8:10 p.m. Tuesday. Boot Scootin’ Ballroom, 6:10 p.m., Wednesday. Advanced waltz, 7:10 p.m. Wednesday. Beginning/intermediate samba, 7:10 p.m. Thursday. East Coast Swing, 6:30 p.m. Friday. Swing Dance Party, 7:30 p.m. Friday. (662) 842-2242.
Mardi Gras party: Saturday night, The Dance Studio, Tupelo. Pre-Mardi Gras dance, Friday night. (662) 842-2242.
Paul Bland dance, auction and showcase: March 31, The Dance Studio, Tupelo. (662) 842-2242.

Treasured Stories by Eric Carle: 6 p.m. Feb. 24, The Orpheum Theatre.$15 and $20. (901) 525-3000.
Monster Jam: Feb. 24-25, 2012, FedExForum. $22, $5 for kids. Box office, Ticketmaster,, (800) 745-3000.
“Dolphins”: 2 p.m. daily, CTI IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. Buy one ticket, get one free for same day show thru March 2. Not valid for groups. (901) 636-2362,
“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,
Winter Jam 2012: 6 p.m. March 2, 2012, FedExForum. Christian music. $10. (901) 205-1409, 205-1607.
Celebrities on Canvas: 7 p.m. March 3, Brooks Museum of Art. Refreshments, silent and live auction, entertainment. $75. Fundraiser for museum. (901) 581-4122.
“Tornado Alley”: March 3-Nov. 16, CTI IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum. $8.35/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6.50/children (3-12). For showtimes, tickets, reservations, (901) 636-2362.
Juried student art exhibition: Thru March 10, Art Museum of the University of Memphis. (901) 678-2224.
“La Cage Aux Folles”: March 20-25, 2012, The Orpheum., (901) 525-7800.
Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes”: March 23-24, FedExForum. $12-$25. Ticketmaster locations,, box office or (800) 745-3000.
GirlTopia: 100 Years of Girl Scouting: 2-8 p.m. March 24, Agricenter International. $20/Girl Scouts, $25/non-members.
Daniel Tosh: 7 p.m. April 8, The Orpheum Theatre. $49.75 and $59.75.,, box office at (901) 525-3000.
Human Nature: 7:30 p.m. April 17, The Orpheum. $17-$57.50. (901) 525-3000,
Elvis 35th anniversary concert: Aug. 16, 2012, FedExForum. $65-$105. Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations,, FedExForum box office, (800) 745-3000.
“Born To Be Wild”: Thru Nov. 16, CTI-IMAX Theatre, Pink Palace Museum. $8.25/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6.50/children ages 3-12. Combination tickets and group rates available. For show times, call (901) 636-2362,

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