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, presents music with a Latin flavor at 7 p.m. in McComas Theater on the Mississippi State campus. Free. 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.
Thursday, March 6
“So-Called Sporting Life” — The MUW Gordy Honors College Forum presents Dr. Katherine Kittredge of Ithaca College, New York, with “My So-Called Sporting Life: What Women Can Gain (and Lose) from Playing Sports” at 6 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free to the public. For more information, email Dr. Thomas Velek, email@example.com, call 662-241-6850, or visit web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/main-honors/.
“Vinyl Revival” reception — Mississippi State’s student activities office and campus Music Maker Productions host a free reception from 4-6 p.m. in Colvard Student Union’s art gallery for “Vinyl Revival,” a collection of vinyl records. The display is up through March 21. For more information, contact Amelia Treptow, 662-325-2930.
Thursday, March 6
Exhibit opening — British-born photographer Roger Stephenson’s favorite subject is often blues musicians, young and old. A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center opens this exhibit of work by the contributing photographer to Living Blues magazine. Don’t miss photographs by Micah Green in the connecting Artist Alley. For information, call the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Friday, March 7
Blues for Willie — Blues for Willie — The Columbus Arts Council presents “Birmingham” George Conner, Jock Webb, Albert Billups and Clarence Davis as they honor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Thursday, March 13
Craig Niles in recital — The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series at Mississippi University for Women presents Craig Niles at the piano at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MUW Department of Music, 662-241-6399.
Thursday through Sunday, March 13-16
Bulldog Classic horse show — The Mississippi Horse Park hosts the MSU Bulldog Classic AQHA show. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Horse Park, 662-325-9350.
Friday and Saturday,
Everything Garden Expo — This expo at the Mississippi Horse Park presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council boasts garden-related vendors and speakers including Felder Rushing and Rita Randolph. $5 Expo admission; children under 6 attend free. For information, go to starkvillearts.net.
WMSV 20th Anniversary — WMSV FM 91.1 community radio at Mississippi State University celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert March 21 featuring The Weeks, Junior Astronomers and Heyrocco; and March 22 featuring John & Jacob, Los Colognes and Big Country’s Empty Bottle, at Rick’s Cafe, Starkville. For tickets, go to rickscafe.net or contact WMSV, 662-325-8481.
Saturday, March 22
Talvik neo-folk concert — From SXSW and Lollapaloosa to the Golden Triangle: The Columbus Arts Council presents Swedish singer/songwriter Sofia Talvik in concert at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center’s Omnova Theater. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787.
Thursday, March 27
Gordy Series hosts Olympian — The Gordy Honors College Forum Series at MUW presents swimmer Amanda Beard, winner of seven Olympic medals, in Cochran Hall. Her 6 p.m. talk, “Striving for Excellence; Olympic Success and Real Life Challenges,” is free and open to the public. For more information, email Dr. Thomas Velek, email@example.com, call 662-241-6850, or visit web2.muw.edu/index.php/en/main-honors/.
Evgeny Rivkin recital — The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series at Mississippi University for Women presents Evgeny Rivkin at the piano at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the MUW Department of Music, 662-241-6399.
Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29
Ragtime and Jazz Festival — The Charles Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival at MSU’s Mitchell Memorial Library features numerous performers, a Gatsby Gala, tours of the Templeton collections, talks and more. Tickets range from $10 for a single concert to a $50 all-event badge. For information, go to library.msstate.edu/ragtime/festival or contact Lynda Graham, 662-325-6634.
Friday, March 28
Feeney exhibit reception — The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association Lowndes County Chapter hosts a reception celebrating a restrospective of art by Larry Feeney, in the Eugenia Summer Gallery on campus. The 5:30-7 p.m. event inaugurates the Larry Feeney Endowment for the gallery. Free to the public. The exhibit is up March 18-April 10. For more information, call 662-329-7341.
Saturday and Sunday,
Highland Games — The Central Mississippi Scottish Highland Games comes to the Starkville Sportsplex grounds, hosted by the Golden Triangle Celts. Music, dance and competitive events highlight this celebration. More details soon. Visit facebook.com/CentralMississippiScottishHighlandGames.
Friday March 28 through Saturday April 12
Columbus Spring Pilgrimage — This two-week showcase of Columbus’ historic homes and churches features Catfish in the Alley, Tales from the Crypt, Artisans Alley, a floral design seminar, garden party, half-marathon, kitchen tour, Wings Over Columbus Air Show. musical events and much more. Go to visitcolumbusms.org or call the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, 800-920-3533.
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