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Community Calendar for the week of September 10, 2017

 

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Today 

 

"Orpheus Descending" -- The final Tennessee Williams Tribute performance of this play is 2 p.m. at Mississippi University for Women's Cromwell Theatre, 647 10th St. S., directed by David Roby. For mature audiences. Tickets are $20 ($15 seniors/military; $10 students).  

 

Home tour, carriage rides -- Between 1 and 4 p.m. tour Tennessee Williams' birthplace at 300 Main St. and enjoy a carriage ride through Columbus' Southside. Visit tennesseewilliamstribute.org. 

 

Help for Houston -- A fundraiser from 1-6 p.m. at Zachary's, 205 Fifth St. N., Columbus, benefits the nonprofit Global Living, for victims of Harvey in Houston. Huck's will grill burgers; beverages donated by Better Brands, Clark Beverage and Budweiser. $5 cover (grill will not be open).  

 

 

 

Monday, Sept. 11 

 

Mississippi Encyclopedia -- Gather at The W's Fant Memorial Library at 5 p.m. for a celebration of the publication of The Mississippi Encyclopedia. Ted Owenby, co-director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, will speak, followed by a panel of MUW faculty contributors. Open to the public.  

 

 

 

Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 12-14 

 

"Arsenic and Old Lace" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this classic dark comedy at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 students. Limited seating. To reserve tickets, contact the box office, 662-323-6855.  

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 14  

 

Starkville Friends of the Library -- Charlie Spillers, author of "Confessions of an Undercover Agent," talks at noon at the Starkville Friends of the Library's Books and Authors series, 326 University Dr., followed by a book signing. Come for snacks at 11:30 a.m. Free.  

 

Exhibit reception -- The Starkville Area Arts Council hosts a free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening an exhibit of abstract art at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 200 E. Main St. For more information, call 662-324-3080.  

 

On Iran and women's rights -- Dr. Mona Tajali of Agnes Scott College talks on "Women's Rights in Pre- and Post-Revolutionary Iran" at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free. 

 

 

 

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 14-17 

 

"Steel Magnolias" -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the play "Steel Magnolias" at 7 p.m. Sept. 14-16 and 2 p.m. Sept. 16-17 at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts in West Point. Tickets are $10 at Petal Pushers and First Untied Methodist Church in West Point, or the arts center from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays.  

 

 

 

Friday, Sept. 15  

 

Air Force Birthday Ball -- Columbus Air Force Base celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Air Force and 75th anniversary of the base at Trotter Convention Center. Social hour is 6 p.m.; main event 7 p.m. AETC Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Mark A. Brown is the speaker. The 41st Army Band performs. Visit tickettailor.com/all-tickets/19801/d536/.  

 

Bulldog Bash -- This annual event includes a Maroon Market at 2 p.m., a Battle of the Bands winner and 7 p.m. main stage concert featuring DNCE, Vinyl Theatre and Elliott Root in downtown Starkville at the intersection of Jackson and Main Streets. Free. For more information, visit msubulldogbash.com. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 21 

 

"Lone Star" -- Mississippi University for Women presents "Lone Star," by James McClure, at 7:30 p.m. in Cromwell Theatre on campus, at the corner of 10th Street and Sixth Avenue South. Free. 

 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 23 

 

Run United 5K -- United Way of North Central Mississippi hosts a kickoff 5K at 8 a.m. at the Starkville Sportsplex. Check-in is 7 a.m.. Registration ($25 early; $30; $35 day-of) includes T-shirt and snacks. For more information, visit unitedwayncms.com or call 662-323-3830. 

 

 

 

Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23 

 

Possum Town Tales Storytelling Festival -- Side-splitting laughter and live music as internationally-known professional tellers Bil Lepp of West Virginia and the Rev. Robert B. Jones of Michigan entertain at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's storytelling fest at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. National teller (and Columbus native) Jim Lavender of Virginia adds a Possum Town flair. Two nights $20, or $12 in advance/$15 at the door nightly. Optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 with $15 in advance by Sept. 20. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org, or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). 

 

 

 

Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27 

 

"The Pot of Gold" -- Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University presents this Roman comedy by Plautus, directed by Donna Clevinger, at 6 p.m. in Griffis Hall Courtyard. Free. The event is part of the Honors College Classical Week and Lyceum Series. For information, call 662-325-2522. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 28 

 

Downtown Columbus Art Walk -- Visit local artists in downtown Columbus businesses from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Shopping after hours, live music and kids' activities are on tap, too. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, or the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787. 

 

Nathan Best in concert -- After the Art Walk, Grammy recipient ("O Brother, Where Art Thou?") and former O'Jays member Nathan Best presents a night of smooth jazz, R&B and gospel at 7:45 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. $12 in advance at columbus-arts.org or at the arts center; $15 at the door. Call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). 

 

"Gringo Trails" -- This documentary on the cultural, economic and environmental impact of global tourism begins at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free.

 

 

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