February 10, 2018 10:01:50 PM
Monday, Feb. 12
"Othello" -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents a performance of Shakespeare's "Othello" by the National Players at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Tickets are $25; $20 for MSU employees and seniors, $10 for ages 3-12 in school uniform or with school ID. MSU students admitted free. Tickets available at events.msstate.edu, or call 662-325-2930.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Lee Foundation gala -- The Stephen D. Lee Foundation hosts its seventh annual dessert gala from 7-10 p.m., combining a celebration of Valentine's and Mardi Gras at the home of Martha Kirkley. For ticket information, contact Eulalie Davis, 662-328-3088.
Pianist Pauline Martin -- The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series presents a guest artist recital by pianist Pauline Martin at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Free.
Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 13-17
"Picasso at the Lapine Agile" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this absurdist comedy by Steve Martin that poses the question, what if Einstein and Picasso met at a Parisian cafe in 1904? Performances at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville, are 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 students), available at the box office. For information or tickets, call 662-323-6855.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15-17
"Love Letters" -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the play "Love Letters" at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. (For adult audiences.) Tickets $10 at Petal Pushers and First United Methodist Church, West Point.
Friday, Feb. 16
Eye Opener -- The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance hosts a morning Eye Opener social from 7-8 a.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point.
Masquerade Ball -- This Columbus Arts Council gala at Trotter Convention Center honors Trudy Gildea. A silent auction from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is followed by a live auction at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Black tie optional. Tickets $75; VIP tables $650 (seat 8). See columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays) for ticket availability.
UAB Trio -- The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series presents the UAB Trio at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Free.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Film screening -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the 2017 film "Detroit" (rated R) from 1-3 p.m. at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., part of a Black History Month film series. Free. "Detroit" explores the rioting and civil unrest of the summer of 1967. Call 662-329-5300 for more information.
"Downton Abbey Affair" -- This Starkville-MSU Symphony Association fundraiser includes hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent auction and more at 6 p.m. at The Storehouse (Christian World Ministries), 1437 Fire Station Road, Starkville. Tickets $75 at the door or $65 in advance at The Book Mart, from board members and starkvillesymphony.org. For information, contact Joan Butler, 662-242-8675 or Ellen Goodman, 662-617-9748.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Bands concert -- A symphonic, concert, campus and community bands concert begins at 3 p.m. at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the Mississippi State campus. For more information, call 662-32
Tuesday, Feb. 20
MUW faculty recital -- A New Music recital featuring Mississippi University for Women faculty is 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on campus. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Film screening -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the film "I Am Not Your Negro" (PG-13) at 4:30 p.m. at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., part of a Black History Month series. Free. For more information, call 662-329-5300.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Faure Requiem -- The Columbus Choral Society presents this concert featuring special guest artist Richard Elliott, principal organist with the Morman Tabernacle Choir, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus. Suggested donation $10.
Monday, Feb. 26
Guest artist recital -- Cellist Paul Christopher performs in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free.
Reflect and Rejoice -- This concert celebrating black history through music begins at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville and includes singers from MSU and MUW, and guest speaker Stephen Middleton.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Film screening -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the film "Marshall" at 4:30 p.m. at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., part of a Black History Month series. "Marshall" is based on the true story of Thurgood Marshall and one of his landmark cases. For more information, call 662-329-5300.
Thursday, March 1
Symphony family concert --
The Starkville-MSU Symphony Association presents this concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus. Free to the public.