Monday, Feb. 17
Imagining Ireland — Mississippi University for Women’s International Series presents “Imagining Ireland after 1916: Postcolonial Irish Literature” with Dr. Kelly Marsh at 7 p.m. in Martin Hall on campus. Free to the public. For information, visit the Series’ Facebook page or email Kim Whitehead, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Philharmonia — Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Music presents Mississippi State University’s Philharmonia with “Listen to the Movies” at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the MUW campus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-241-6399.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
Table Talk – Dispatch columnist Adele Elliott discusses her first novel, “Friendship Cemetery.” Southern gothic and the paranormal join hands to walk through “the quirky city of Columbus.” Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided by Friends of the Columbus Library. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the library, 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, call 662-329-5300.
Thursday, Feb. 20
“Aladdin” — The Columbus Arts Council presents the Enchantment Theatre Company’s “Aladdin” at 7 p.m. in Mississippi University for Women’s Rent Auditorium. A tale for all ages. Adult tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. 18-and-under are $4 advance; $5 at the door. MUW faculty, staff and students attend free with ID. For information or tickets, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Baritone recital — The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series at Mississippi University for Women presents Chris O’Rear at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-241-6399.
Exhibit reception — A reception from 5-7 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center Gallery, 808 University Drive, Starkville, honors the Mississippi State Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, displayed Feb. 4-March 29. For more information, call 662-325-2202.
“Othello” — The Mississippi State Lyceum Series presents the American Shakespeare Center’s “Othello” at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium. Tickets are $15 at lyceum.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2930.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22
Magnolia Independent Film Festival — The 17th annual “Mag” Film Festival showcases independent films from around the world at Hollywood Premier Cinema, Starkville. See schedule and times at magnoliafilmfest.com. Follow The Mag on Facebook.
Friday, Feb. 21
Big Band music — Gill Harris and the Big Band Theory, with vocalist Denise Reid, present a big band concert/dance at Trotter Convention Center, Columbus. The all-pro orchestra provides dinner music from 7-8 p.m. (dinner option available; reservations required: $19 advance, $27 at door, if available). Concert/dance begins at 8 p.m. Advance table seat tickets are $30 ($35 at door) at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Reserve tables for eight in advance, $180. For tickets, call 662-328-2787.
Rick of “Rick and Bubba” — First Baptist Church of Columbus presents Rick Burgess of “The Rick and Bubba Show” at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Ministry and Activities Building, 3000 Bluecutt Road. Tickets are $10 (includes a meal), available at First Baptist Church, 202 Seventh St. N. and New Life Supplies, 1920-2 Highway 45 North. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915.
Sunday, Feb. 23
MSU spring concert — Mississippi State University Bands present a spring concert at 6:30 p.m. in Lee Hall on campus. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 662-325-3070.
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Piano program — The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series at Mississippi University for Women presents Fabio Parrini at the piano at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-241-6399.
MSU University Chorale — Mississippi State’s University Chorale presents “Reflect and Rejoice: Celebrating African-American History through Music” at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Memories on MSU’s campus. For information, contact the Department of Music, 662-325-3070.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Table Talk — Award-winning author Deborah Johnson discusses her new novel, “The Secret of Magic.” Set just after World War II, the book weaves an enthralling story of the complex relationship between a young African-American Northerner and a middle-aged white Southerner. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided by Friends of the Columbus Library. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the Columbus Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library, 662-329-5300.
Thursday, Feb. 27
Dr. Ernest Green — As an observance of Black History Month, Congressional Gold Medal recipient Dr. Ernest Green, one of the “Little Rock Nine,” gives a keynote address at Mississippi State’s Colvard Student Union Ballroom at 2 p.m. Free to the public. For more information, call 662-325-4034.
Koresh Dance Co. — The Mississippi State Lyceum Series presents this dance troupe at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall on campus. Tickets are $15. Purchase at lyceum.msstate.edu or call 662-325-2930.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27-March 1
” … And the Rain Came … ”
— Mississippi State University Theatre presents ” … And the Rain Came to Mayfield,” a play about struggles of integration in the 1960s, at 7:30 p.m. in the McComas Theatre on campus. For mature audiences (language, themes). For more information, call 662-325-4034. Order tickets online at comm.msstate.edu.
Friday, Feb. 28
Happy birthday, MSU — The Mississippi State University Alumni Association hosts a 136th birthday party at the Bull Ring by Colvard Student Union beginning at 11 a.m. Complimentary cake and drinks while they last.
Saturday, March 1
Palmer Home race/walk — A 5K/10K Chick-fil-A Connect Race to benefit Palmer Home for Children begins at 8 a.m. in downtown Starkville. A 1-mile Family Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information or to register, go to cfaracesries.com/races/102/. Fee is $25 ($30 for 10K).
Mardi Gras Party — A $10,000 draw down Mardi Gras Party benefiting Annunciation Catholic School begins at 7 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center and features gumbo, catfish, beads, open bar and live band. A $100 ticket admits two adults (21+). Get them in Columbus at the school office, 223 N. Browder St. or Annunciation Catholic Church. And in Starkville at St. Joseph Catholic Church. For more information, contact the school, 662-328-4479.
Symphony orchestra — The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra presents “German Greatness” at First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St., Starkville at 7:30 p.m. The program features Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” and compositions by Schumann and Brahams. Visit startvillesymphony.org.
Monday, March 3
Musica con Sabor Latino — Dr. Bob Damm, with Chad Anderson, Jim Beaty, Drew Dieckmann, Adib Sabir, David Reese, Cliff Taylor and Doug Thomas present a program of music with a Latin flavor at 7 p.m. in McComas Theater on the Mississippi State campus. Armando De La Cruz is master of ceremonies. For more information, contact the MSU Department of Music, 662-325-3070.
Tuesday, March 4
MUW Chorale — The Mississippi University for Women Choral Department presents Mass No. 2 in G Major by Franz Schubert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. The concert is sponsored by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Free to the public. For more information, contact the MUW Department of Music, 662-241-6399.
Friday, March 7
Blues for Willie — The Columbus Arts Council presents “Birmingham” George Conner, Jock Webb, Albert Billups and Clarence Davis as “the reunion band” honors late bluesman Willie King at 7:30 p.m in the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater, 501 Main St., Columbus. King performed his final concert there March 7, 2009. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door, if available. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Wild Game Dinner — The East Mississippi Community College Foundation, “Bull” Sullivan Memorial Division, invites patrons to a gourmet Wild Game Dinner and Auction fundraiser presented by Premier Ford Lincoln at 6:30 p.m. at Lion Hills Golf Club, Columbus. Tickets are $100/individual, $175/couple. Tables for eight are $1,000. For more information, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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