August 10, 2019 9:51:39 PM
Sundays at the Center --The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts the Gospel Jubilee Choir from Starkville's First United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St. The 50-plus member choir's program is "Gimme that Old-Time Religion." Free to the public.
Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16-18
Sturgis Bike Rally -- This 20th annual motorcycle rally features multiple live bands, vendors and more in Sturgis in Oktibbeha County. Armbands are $15. Register online at msrally.com.
Saturday, Aug. 17
Anse Rigby in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents the Southern Americana music of singer-songwriter Anse Rigby at 7 p.m. in the Rosnzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater, 501 Main St. CAC member tickets $15 advance/$17 at door; non-members $20 advance/$22 at door. Get tickets at columbusarts-org or call 662-328-2787.
Denim & Diamonds -- This Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Starkville Country Club. Tickets are $50 and include a barbecue dinner and entertainment by Kannawermz. Get tickets in Starkville at Book Mart, the Heritage Museum or The Partnership. For more information, call 662-323-0211.
Saturday, Aug. 24
Forks & Corks -- This annual Starkville Area Arts Council fundraiser for arts education begins at 6:30 p.m. at The Mill Conference Center, 100 Mercntile Lane, Starkville. Enjoy samplings from favorite chefs, wine, music and more. Early bird tickets are $75 at eventbrite.com. For more information, contact the SAAC, 662-324-3080.
Citywide Stacy Deans bike rally benefit -- Registration for this benefit motorcycle rally and show begins at 10 a.m. at the Columbus Soccer Complex; kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. for a 50-mile ride, returning to the complex for lunch (11 a.m.-2 p.m.) and live music. Fish fry and fixings, hot dog or hamburger plates, $10. Bike show is 1-2 p.m. Call 662-549-5909 for more information. Register for a 5K at raceroster.com.
Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 5-8
Tennessee Williams Tribute -- "Laugh Lines" is the theme of the 18th annual tribute celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and poet Tennessee Williams, who was born in Columbus. Events include a play, "Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody," Stella Shouting Contest, Moon Lake Gala, youth poetry contest, breakfast with scholars, a movie, memorabilia exhibit and more. Some events are free. For Tribute and ticket information for others, visit tennesseewilliamstribute.org, or call 662-368-8591.
2. Black Prairie Blues Festival to be held Friday ENTERTAINMENT