Symphony Chorus — The Starkville/MUS Symphony Chorus presents “Light and Live,” a free program at 2:30 p.m. at Starkville’s First Methodist Church, 200 W. Lampkin St. Visit starkvillesymphony.org.
Today and Monday,
SCT auditions — Starkville Community Theatre holds auditions for its summer musical revue today at 5 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m. at Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville. Prepare a two-minute version of a song (rock, easy listening, Top 40, country, gospel). Musicians will be on hand to accompany. For information, contact Carole Sorenson, 662-574-0302.
Tuesday, April 26
Americana Music Tour — This stop on a statewide tour promoting Mississippi music features the Mack Banks Combo playing with The Jericho Road Show at The Ritz Theater and Conference Center, 125 Commerce St., West Point, from 6-8 p.m. Free. Cash bar.
Thursday, April 28
Noon Tunes — Jeffrey Rupp entertains at Noon Tunes from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center Courtyard in downtown Columbus. Lunch by Zachary’s available for purchase; drinks provided by Clark Beverage. For information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Friday, April 29
Art Rocks — Rock and roll in the Columbus Arts Council’s Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery at 7:30 p.m. with the party band, The Bouncing Betty (Hayden Allen, Mike Chain, Mark Ellis, Amber Gibson, Slade Guin, Robert Staggers). Appetizers by Celestial Creations. Tickets $6 in advance; $8 at the door. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org or 662-328-2787.
Jazz combo — Mississippi University for Women presents a jazz combo in Poindexter Hall on campus at 7:30 p.m. Free to the public.
Saturday, April 30
“Glory to God and Country” — A mass choir featuring the Columbus Choral Society and various church choirs presents this community concert in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day and the decoration of Civil War graves in Friendship Cemetery. The 7:30 p.m. concert is at First Baptist Church, 202 Seventh St. N., Columbus. Free; donations encouraged. Visit facebook.com/ColumbusChoralSociety.
Thursday, May 5
National Day of Prayer — A community-wide observance of the National Day of Prayer begins at noon in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse, 505 Second Ave. N., presented by the Christian Community in Prayer Committee.
Friday, May 6
Choral concert — Mississippi University for Women hosts a concert featuring guest composer Joan Szymko, funded by the MUW Founation’s Leslie Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Champagne and dessert reception follows. RSVP by May 2 at email@example.com.
Friday and Saturday, May 6-7
Market Street Festival — More than 220 art, crafts and food vendors, live entertainment stages and 60+ activities highlight the 21st annual Market Street Festival in downtown Columbus. A free kickoff concert at the Riverwalk May 6, 7 p.m., features Big Fun Brass Band and Rockin Dopsie Jr. & The Zydeco Twisters. Saturday vendors/activities are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit marketstreetffestival.com or call 662-328-6305.
Saturday, May 7
Starkville Market Grand Opening — The Starkville Community Market holds its season grand opening 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Fire Station Park, Lampkin at Russell Street, Starkville. First Saturdays include culinary or gardening demos and activities. The market is open Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. and, after May 7, Saturdays 7:30-10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Prather, 662-323-3322.
Girlchoir Concert — The Columbus Girlchoir presents its Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact director Cherry Dunn at 662-327-3896.
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11
“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” — The Master’s Theatre presents this production directed by Terri Gillis in Mississippi University for Women’s Rent Auditorium May 10 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Day performance admission is $5; evening performances are $7.
Thursday, May 12
Noon Tunes — Bruce Johnson and Tyler Wheat entertain from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center Courtyard, Columbus (rescheduled from April 14). Lunch by Zachary’s available for purchase; drinks provided by Clark Beverage. For information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Friday, May 13
St. Paul’s Spring Luncheon — The Episcopal Church Women at Columbus’ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church present this annual spring event and bake sale. Dine-in is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Takeout available 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost is $10. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office, 662-328-6673.
King Cotton Crawfish Boil — Come out for crawfish and fixins ($20-$30/5-pound bucket of crawfish, corn, potatoes and one, or two, unlimited beer/beverage tickets) from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Page Avenue in Starkville’s Cotton District. Deadline to enter a cooking team is May 4. Contact the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, 662-323-3322.
Saturday, May 14
Hitching Lot Grand Opening — Columbus’ Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market holds its season grand opening from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at Second Street and Second Avenue North, with fresh produce, crafts, Mother Goose, music by Melvin Mordecai and painting with veggies and sponges for kids. After May 14, the market is open Mondays 4-6 p.m.; Thursdays and Saturdays 7-10 a.m. Special activities on second Saturdays. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
Thursday, May 19
Noon Tunes — Dawn Barham entertains from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Trotter Convention Center Courtyard in downtown Columbus. Lunch by Zachary’s available for purchase; drinks provided by Clark Beverage. For information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305.
West Point Farmers’ Market — The West Point Farmers’ Market holds its season grand opening from 4-6:30 p.m. under the Mossy Oak Pavilion on Highway 45 Alternate. The market will operate every Thursday through summer in the same location.
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