Tuesday, Jan. 10
■ Opening Reception: The Starkville Area Arts Council will host a reception from 5:30- 7 p.m. to kick off the 2023 Art in Public Places exhibits. January’s exhibit features works by Samuel Lawson.
Wednesday, Jan. 11
■ Meet the MAC: The Starkville Area Arts Council will host a “Meet the MAC” event at 2 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the Art’s Council, 122 East Main St., Starkville. The event is to educate people about the Mississippi Arts Commission and the different grants available. More info: (601) 359-6030.
Monday, Jan. 16
■ MLK Day: The City of Columbus will host the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast and Day of Service at 8 a.m. on Jan. 16 at Lion Hills Center, 2331 Military Rd. Keynote Speaker is Tyshon Cunningham, former MSU basketball player.
Sunday, Jan. 22
■ Pop Up Meeting: Metaphysical Mississippi will host a pop up meeting from 2-4 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Soulflower Healing Arts Studio, 300 Greensboro St., Starkville. More info: metaphysicalms.com
Thursday, Jan. 26
■ Open House: Americans for Prosperity-Mississippi will host an open house at 6 p.m. on Jan. 26 at The Little Dooey, 100 Fellowship St., Starkville. Meet the personnel and learn about the issues being addressed in 2023.
Friday, Jan. 27
■ Concert: The Disco Stranglers, an Eagles Tribute Band, will perform at Dave’s Dark Horse Tavern, 410 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Drive East, Starkville at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27.
Saturday, Jan. 28
■ Girl Scouts: Mississippi State University will host an engineering day with hands-on experiments exclusively for Girl Scouts, from 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 28. The event is free, but pre registration is required. Visit the Zoom, Pop, Wow! with Mississippi State event Facebook page for registration link.
■ Concert: Drew Parker will be at Rick’s Cafe, 319-B Highway 182 East, Starkville at 9 p.m. on Jan. 28. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased via the link on the Facebook event page.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
■ Banquet: The Greater Starkville Development Partnership annual awards banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 at The Mill at MSU, 600 Russell St., Starkville. Cash bar and cocktail hour. Tickets are $50 each, or $500 for a table of 10. More info and tickets: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, Feb. 13
■ Concert: Join The W Department of Music to celebrate Black History Month at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at Poindexter Hall on campus. Features performances by the W Ensembles, Students and Faculty.
Saturday, Feb. 25
■ Fundraiser: The Junior Auxiliary of West Point will host a masquerade ball, beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Feb. 25 at the Ritz, 621 Commerce St., West Point.
Thursday, March 2
■ Music Festival: MUW will host the annual Music by Women Festival on March 2-4. There will be five concerts a day and lectures. All events are free and open to the public. More info: www.muw.edu/musicbywomen.
Saturday, April 15
■ Pageant: The Miss Clay County, Miss West Point and Miss Rhythm & Blues pageants will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on April 15. Pageants are a preliminary to Miss Magnolia State Pageant. Cost is $65. More info: Wendy McMullen, director, (662) 295-9549.
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