Thursday, Feb. 4
Tree giveaway — The Lowndes County Soil and Water Conservation District hosts a free tree giveaway from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. while supplies last at 2282 MLK Jr. Dr. One bundle per person. 662-328-5921 (ext. 3).
Lecture series — Mississippi State’s Institute for the Humanities opens its spring lecture series with a virtual event, “What are the Sports Humanities Anyway?” Featuring MSU’s Greggory Twietmeyer and Scott Kretchmar at Pennsylvania State University, the talk is 3:30 p.m. at the institute’s Facebook page. Free to the public.
Friday Feb. 5
Early James in concert — Early James and The Latest perform at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Arts Council’s Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. Tickets: $15 members/$20 non-members ($20 day of show). Doors open 6:30 p.m. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org or 662-328-2787.
Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 25-27
Virtual Magnolia Independent Film Festival — The Mag in Starkville returns with independent films and shorts. Visit magnoliafilmfest.com.