Thursday, Jan. 9
Exhibit opening — A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center opens the exhibit “Birmingham: The Movement that Changed the World,” an exclusive collection of records, artifacts and photos marking the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham civil rights movement. It is presented by the City of Birmingham, Dream 365, the Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau. An open call show in Artist Alley on the civil rights theme also debuts. For more about the exhibit, visit 50yearsforward.com.
Friday, Jan. 10
UNCF banquet — The Golden Triangle UNCF Committee hosts its annual banquet in support of the United Negro College Fund at 6:30 p.m. in the Mississippi University for Women Nancy Hogarth Dining Center. Keynote speaker is the Honorable Leslie King of the Mississippi Supreme Court. Entertainment is by area musicians and the Rust College A’Capella Choir. Tickets are $25. For tickets or information, contact Doris Bankhead at 662-328-3960 or Christine Moore at 328-2257.
Saturday and Sunday,
Dog show — The Golden Triangle Kennel Club Dog Show takes place at the Mississippi Horse Park, 869 E. Poorhouse Road in Starkville. Free to attend. For more information, contact the Horse Park, 662-325-9350.
Sunday, Jan. 12
“Kingdom of Earth” — The public is invited to donor performances of the Tennessee Williams Tribute play “Kingdom of Earth” at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Mississippi University for Women’s Rent Auditorium as the cast and crew rehearse to compete in the Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in Vicksburg this month. M.J. Etua directs; cast includes Cherri Golden, Kris Lee and David Trotter. Suggested donation at the door is $10 minimum. Proceeds help send the production to competition. Recommended for mature audiences. For more information, contact Brenda Caradine, 662-328-5413.
Monday through Monday,
Dream 365 — A week of events commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act includes a civil rights exhibit, a film, spelling bee, an evening of jazz and spoken word, a day of service, comedy show, gospel concert and commemorative breakfast featuring keynote speaker Dr. Fredrick D. Haynes, pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church of Dallas. Locations vary. For more information, go to dream365.info or call 662-8551655.
Saturday, Jan. 16
Hip hop concert — Mississippi State University’s Music Makers presents 2 Chainz in concert at the Mississippi Horse Park, 869 E. Poorhouse Road, in Starkville. Get tickets at msuconcerts.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
Book signing — Author Deborah Johnson of Columbus attends a book signing for her new novel, “The Secret of Magic,” at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., Columbus from 4-6 p.m. For more information, call 662-328-2787.
Thursday, Jan. 23
Jazz band — The Mississippi State University Honor Jazz Band presents a free concert in McComas Theater on the MSU campus at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Music Department, 662-325-3070.
Friday, Jan. 24
Wind ensemble — The Mississippi State University Honor Wind Ensemble presents a free performance in McComas Theater on the MSU campus at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Music Department, 662-325-3070.
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