Things To Do & See

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

Goo Goo Dolls: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. $45, $35 and $25 plus fees. Tickets at box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, (800) 745-3000,
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,
Reba: Nov. 19. Also appearing The Band Perry, Steel Magnolia and Eden’s Edge. $25, $59.50, $69.50 plus fees. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 30 at box office, all Ticketmaster outlets,, (800) 745-3000.

The Blitz 2011: 5 p.m. Nov. 6. Concert featuring Big Daddy Weave, Kriste Lyke, Luminate, Kerrie Roberts and speaker Inky Johnson. Also, football, band and cheer competitions with prizes awarded. Free admission.

Chanticleer: 7 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets range from $21-$29. Ole Miss box office weekdays or Ford Center box office on Oct. 8. (662) 915-7066.

Country and bluegrass show: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring Main Street Musicians and Planting Time. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Willie Nelson: 8 p.m. Nov. 19, The Arena at Golden Moon Resort, Choctaw. $15-$55. (800) 745-3000 or
Avett Brothers:
5 p.m. Nov. 11, Bulldog Bash, Mississippi State University. Other artists also appearing. (662) 325-3442.

Bluegrass and country music show: 7 p.m. Oct. 7, American Legion Building, Iuka. Featuring Lisa Lambert and The Pine Ridge Boys. Free. (662) 293-0136.
Bluegrass show: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8, historic Booneville Hardware Building, downtown Booneville. Featuring Goodtime Grass and Adam Brothers Bluegrass. $3. Bring lawn chairs. (662) 728-7163.

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,

Gospel and country music show: 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Falkner Park, Hwy. 15, Falkner. Featuring Stanley Rolfe and the 50s + Band, The Adams Brothers, Hannah Alexander, Summer Sharplin, Kay Bain. Free, but donations will be accepted for the American Diabetes Association. Bring lawn chairs. Concessions available. (662) 587-4183, 587-4184.
Gospel show:
6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Old Church Opry House, Ripley. Featuring David Grant and The Servants Quartet of Ripley. Free. (662) 587-9885, 837-1766.
Ben’s Place: 6-10 p.m. every Friday, Hwy. 145 north of Baldwyn, north of car auction. Featuring Born N’ Bred. No smoking or alcohol. (662) 397-8832.
Steel Guitar Convention and Jam: 7 p.m. Oct. 7 and 1 p.m. Oct. 8, Tombigbee Jamboree, Fulton. $10/Oct. 7, $12/Oct. 8, $14/both days. Concessions available. (662) 401-7017, (601) 692-7237.

IPW Wrestling: 8 p.m. Oct. 7, Goodtime Charlie’s, Tupelo. Featuring Parental Advisory, Neil Taylor and Chris Styles. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. $5/general admission, free/age 4 and under. (662) 255-7857.
Disc golf tournament: Oct. 8 and 9, Tishomingo State Park. Registration 3-6 p.m. Oct. 7 and 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 8. Players meeting at 9:45 a.m. Oct. 8 at group camp dining hall. Concessions available. Prizes awarded. (662) 660-0339, (662) 438-6914,,
IPW Wrestling: 8 p.m. Oct. 21, East Amory Community Center, Amory. Featuring Kamalia, Neil Taylor and Chris Adams. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. $5/general admission, free/4 and under. (662) 255-7857.

Fall Fling for the Young at Heart: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6, Loochapola Lodge, Tishomingo State Park. Entertainment by The Hotsprings Hotties, Joe Rickman Band, Elvis and Kay Bain. Health screens, concessions, more. Bring lawn chairs. Free admission. (662) 728-7404,
Archie Lee Memorial Dulcimer Festival: Noon Oct. 15, Tishomingo State Park. Dulcimer music, arts and crafts vendors, concessions. Free admission. (662) 438-6914,

At the Library: Upcoming events at the Lee County Library in Tupelo. 10 a.m. Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Story Time. 1:30 p.m. Thursdays, adult exercise class. 10 a.m. Oct. 8, Super Saturday for kids. 4:30 -5 p.m. Oct. 10, Kickin’ It Book club for teens. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10, Gamers Night. Call Amanda at (662) 841-9013. 2 p.m. Oct. 11, free coupon workshop for adults. Call Vicky at (662) 841-9027. 3:30-4:30 Oct. 13, board game evening for teens. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Lego Story Lab for teens. 4-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Babysitters Club for teens. Call Vicky M. at (662) 841-9027 for all teen programs.
Walter Anderson Family Activity Day:
10 a.m.-noon Oct. 8, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Activities for all ages. Space is limited. (662) 915-7205,
Kids Day at the Airport: Oct. 8, Tupelo Regional Airport. 9:30-11 a.m., aviation art and tour. 11-11:30 a.m., paper airplanes. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., lunch. 12:30-1 p.m., paper airplane throwing contest. 1-1:30 p.m., winners announced. (662) 823-4359.
One Sky One World Community Kite Flying Day: 1-5 p.m. Oct. 9, Pat Lamar Park, Oxford. Free.
Booneville cemetery tour: 4 p.m. Oct. 14, cemetery on King Street. Includes skits about Prentiss County historical figures written by Northeast Mississippi Community College’s creative writing class. Free.
Luncheon with Books: Noon Oct. 18, Jennie Stephens Smith Library, Union County. Joe Marshall Davis will review “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand. Refreshments. Free.
Miss Itawamba Community College Pageant: 7 p.m. Oct. 18, W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center, Fulton campus. $5. Tickets at ICC Bookstore on Fulton campus or at the door. (662) 862-8308.
Fall foliage tours: Oct. 23-27, Oct. 30-31, Shiloh National Battlefield. Car and bike tours. For times, call (731) 689-5696.
Christmas in Holly Springs Tour of Homes: Dec. 3-4, historic Holly Springs. Tour of homes, Christmas cantatas, museum tour. (662) 687-4765,

Dance workshop: 2-4 p.m. Oct. 8, University of Mississippi Band Hall, Oxford. Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club and Swing Dance Club sponsored event. Workshop in Night Club Two-Step, Swing, Hustle. $5 members only. Can join at the door for $15 for students, $25 others. (662) 234-8530.
Luncheon lecture: Noon-1 p.m. Oct. 11, GumTree Museum of Art, Tupelo. “The Majesty of Mosaics.” Instructor is Julie Mattox. $15 includes a catered lunch.
Woodcut printmaking workshop: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Instructor is Tina Lutz. $95/members, 4115/non-members.
Vietnam Era Lecture Series:
2 p.m. Oct. 12, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. “Rolling Thunder in a Gentle Land” featuring author and scholar of warfare in the 30th century, Dr. Andrew A. Wiest. Free. (662) 620-5240.
Lecture on Mississippi’s music: Noon Oct. 13, Amory Regional Museum, Amory. Professor Chris Goertzen of USM will present “The Roots of Mississippi Folk Music” in conjunction with “Hew Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music” exhibit now on display at museum. Bring a brown bag lunch. Free admission.
Vietnam Era Lecture Series: 2 p.m. Oct. 19, Itawamba Community College Belden Center. “Musical Tapestry of the 1960s: Rock & Roll, Foreign Bands and Politics” featuring Steve Livingston, New Albany attorney and bass player for The Dukes. Free. (662) 620-5240.
Dance workshops: Oct. 28-30, The Dance Studio, Tupelo. Featuring Felipe Telona Jr. Salsa class, 6:45 p.m. Oct. 28, $10. Swing class, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 29, $30. Rumba, Cha Cha and Mambo class, 2-5:15 p.m. Oct. 29, $50. Both Saturday workshops for $65. Salsa class, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, $30. Argentine Tango class, 2:45-5 p.m. Oct. 30, $35. Both Sunday workshops for $55. Both Saturday and Sunday classes for $110. (662) 842-2242.
Watercolor workshop: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 29, University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Instructor is Melanie Munns. $60/members, $75/

Eudora Welty Writers Symposium: Oct. 20-22, Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus. Keynote speaker is Judith Ortiz Cofer at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Also, Latha Viswanathan, Randall Horton, Sefi Atta and Pauline Kaldas at 9 a.m. Oct. 21. Joy Castro, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Michael Kardos, 1:30-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Michael F. Smith, Jean Cash, Minrose Gwin and John J. Zheng 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 21. Free. (662) 320-7169.

Theatre MSU season starter: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, McComas Hall Main Stage, Mississippi State University. “Why I Live at the PO” by Brenda Currin. Free. (662) 325-8033.
“The Foreigner”:
7:35 p.m. Oct. 6-7, Ritz Theatre, 111 W. 3rd St., Sheffield, Ala. $13 for adults and $7 for students at the door, $11 for adults and $6 for students in advance. Tickets at Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, Ala., (256) 383-0533,
Civil War play: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, Norton Auditorium, University of North Alabama, Florence, Ala. “Civil War Voices: Sons and Memoirs of Five Extraordinary People.” (256) 765-4297.
Five one-act plays: 7 p.m. Oct. 13-15, 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Hines Hall Auditorium, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. (662) 720-7304.

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 You will be notified.
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,

Water Valley Arts Council’s Studio Crawl: 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 7, Water Valley. Walking tour of 14 galleries, ending at White Star Tavern with live music and socializing. (662) 473-9851.
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.
Art Exhibit: Thru Oct. 7, Anderson Hall Art Gallery, Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville. Featuring works by Brenda Moss and Dallas Michaels. Gallery hours 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. (662) 720-7336.
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.
Quilt exhibit: Oct. 11-Nov. 12, Oren Dunn Museum, Tupelo. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (662) 841-6438.
Photography by Eudora Welty: Thru Oct. 28, McComas Gallery, Mississippi State University. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. (662) 325-2970.
Art Exhibit: Thru Oct. 29, Southside Gallery, Oxford. Les Femmes Enchanteur by Oxford artist Stan O’Dell. Opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13. (662) 234-9090,
Fall Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 29, Oren Dunn Museum, Tupelo. Free admission. Crafters, food vendors, living history demonstrations. (662) 841-6438.
Dog Trot Bluegrass Festival: 1:30-6 p.m. Oct. 30, Oren Dunn Museum, Tupelo. $5, free under 3. Bring lawn chairs. (662) 841-6438.
Poster Exhibit: Thru Nov. 11, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, Ala. World War I and II war bond posters from collector Peter Harris. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-3 p.m. Sunday. $5/adults, $3/children, free/museum members. (256) 383-0533.
Art Exhibit: Thru Dec. 3, University of Mississippi Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford. Works by John Alexander and Walter Anderson. $5 or free with membership.

The Dance Studio classes: 7:30 p.m. Mondays, newcomer class. 7:10 p.m. Tuesdays, swing class with Derrick. 8:10 p.m. Tuesdays, country western performance class with Derrick.6:10 p.m. Wednesdays, line dance class with Tammy. 7:10 p.m. Wednesdays, advanced waltz class with Tammy. 7:10 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., ladies performance class with Liz. 6:30 p.m. Fridays, newcomer class or west coast swing. 7:30 p.m. Fridays, swing dance party. (662) 842-2242.
Alcorn County get-together:
8 p.m.-midnight Oct. 7, Lazy-L Building. $5 cover charge, free for under 12.

“So You Think You Can Dance” Tour: Oct. 18, FedExForum. $56.50, $46.50, $36.50 plus fees.
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,, (800) 745-3000.
Zac Brown Band: Nov. 10, FedExForum. Tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,, box office or (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,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Dec. 8, FedExForum. $31, $39.50, $49.50 and $59.50. Tickets at all Ticketmaster locations,,, FedExForum box office, or (800) 745-3000.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band: Dec. 10, FedExForum, $69 and $43. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 8 at all Ticketmaster locations,,, box office or (800) 745-3000.
“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,
“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,
“La Cage Aux Folles”: March 20-25, 2012, The Orpheum., (901) 525-7800.

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