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 djournal.com.

BANCORPSOUTH Arena
Monster Jam: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18. $5/12 and under, $20 and up/adults. ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000, box office.
Jason Aldean: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Luke Bryan opens. $52.25, $27.50 plus fees. (662) 841-6528.
Riverdance: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. $55, $45 and $35 plus fee. (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. ticketmaster.com, (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, ticketmaster.com, (800) 745-3000.

ROCK/COUNTRY
Country show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and The Tempos of Tupelo. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Tallahatchie Hayride: 7 p.m. March 17, The Powerhouse Arts Center, Oxford. Country music, dancing, comedy show. Featuring Country Jack & The Silver Eagle Band. countryjack@bellsouth.net.
Tallahatchie Hayride: 6 p.m. March 24, Gore Springs High School Auditorium, Gore Springs. Country music and dancing with surprise guests. countryjack@bellsouth.net.

BLUEGRASS
Bluegrass at the Ritz: 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 18, Ritz Theatre, Sheffield, Ala. Featuring Jake Landers and Friends. $7/one show, $12/both shows in advance. $8/one show, $14/both shows at the door. Tickets at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, Ala., (256) 383-0533, ritztheatre.ticketleap.com.
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.

R&B/HIP-HOP
Patti LaBelle: 8 p.m. Feb. 25, The Arena at Pearl River Resort, Choctaw. $35-$75. (800) 745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com, Golden Moon box office.

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN
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.

CLASSICAL
Concert: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center Auditorium, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. Featuring ICC wind band and wind ensemble. Free.

AREA MUSIC
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.

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

SPECIAL EVENTS
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.
Art and poetry: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 18, Corinth Public Library. Featured guests are artist-poet Gloria Gipson Suggs, actor Autry Davis and Rienzi minister Billy Patten. Free.
Gloria Gipson Suggs: 2-4 p.m. Feb. 18, Alcorn County Welcome Center. Artist-poet Suggs will read her poetry. 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 @lafayetteschools.net.
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. every Thursday, Feb. 16, 23. Adult exercise class, 1:30 p.m. every Thursday. Lego Story Time for Teens, 4 p.m. Feb. 17. For more information, call Vicky at (662) 841-9027. Arm Chair Traveler Series for Adults, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, “Ireland and the Jan Karon Series” presented by Mary Jo Tate. Coupon Club for Adults, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Feb. 28. For more information, (662) 841-9029.

Workshops/lectures
Dance lessons: 7 p.m. Thursdays in January and February, The Dance Studio, Tupelo. Doc and Evie will teach Country Two-Step. Eight classes. $60 per person for all eight or $10 per person if paid by class. (662) 401-0448.
Thai Yoga Workshop: 1-5 p.m. Feb. 18, The Yoga Center. Taught by Jenn Will. $50. To register, (662) 372-3233.
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.
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.
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.

SIGNINGS/READINGS
Luncheon With Books: Noon Feb. 21, Jennie Stevens Smith Library, Union County. Huvell Edwards of New Albany will review his second book, “Revolving Door.” Refreshments provided by New Albany Mothers Club. Free and open to the public.

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

THEATER
Itawamba Players’ “Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. Feb. 16 and 17, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Old Fulton Grammar School, Fulton. For ticket information, call IAHS (662) 862-3104.
Blue Mountain College’s “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 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.
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.
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.

AUDITIONS
Musical audition: 2-4 Feb. 19, First Baptist Church, Baldwyn. Baldwyn Main Street Player’s Youth Arts Council musical to be performed June 7-10. Need youth seventh grade-college age. Must come prepared to sing with CD or piano accompaniment. (662) 213-2838.
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. www.shakespeare.olemiss.edu.
ICC All-American Marching Band: 3 p.m. March 23, Itawamba Community College, Fulton. (662) 620-5258.

EXHiBITS
“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, www.northwestms.edu.
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 carongallery.com.
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, museum.olemiss.edu.
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 carongallery.com.
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 carongallery.com.
Chinese ceramics: Thru Aug. 4, University of Mississippi Museum. “On the Silk Road and the High Seas: Chinese Ceramics, Culture and Commerce.” Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 16. 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.

DANCE
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.

MEMPHIS
Monster Jam: Feb. 24-25, 2012, FedExForum. $22, $5 for kids. Box office, Ticketmaster, ticketmaster.com, (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, 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.
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. www.orpheum-memphis.com, (901) 525-7800.
Sesame Street Live “Elmo’s Super Heroes”: March 23-24, FedExForum. $12-$25. Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, 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. www.girlscoutshs.org/girltopia.
Daniel Tosh: 7 p.m. April 8, The Orpheum Theatre. $49.75 and $59.75. LiveNation.com, ticketmaster.com, box office at (901) 525-3000.
Human Nature: 7:30 p.m. April 17, The Orpheum. $17-$57.50. (901) 525-3000, www.orpheum-memphis.com.
Elvis 35th anniversary concert: Aug. 16, 2012, FedExForum. $65-$105. Tickets on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com, 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, www.memphismuseums.org.