March & April.Please call the number following each description to verify dates and times, as events are subject to change.
Indianola "Broadway Revue"
Tickets are available at the Indianola Chamber of Commerce for this musical performance presented by the Mid-Delta Arts Association. Call 662/887-4454.
Jackson "Sprig of Thyme"
The Mississippi Chorus presents this collection of folk songs by John Rutter John Milford Rutter CBE (born September 24 1945 at Galloway Memorial ) is an English composer, choral conductor, editor, arranger and record producer. United Methodist Church United Methodist Church, in the United States, religious body formed by the union in 1968 of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church (see Methodism). downtown. Call 601/278-3351 or see www. mschorus.org.
Southaven A Breath of Spring Gala
The Southaven Arena hosts this dinner and auction to benefit the DeSoto Health and Wellness Center. The menu includes fun, food, dancing, and singing, with a performance by the Bouffants. Call 662/470-2131 or see www. desotohealthcenter.com.
Pearl U.S. Open The term U.S. Open is applied to "open" United States national championships in a particular sport, in which anybody, amateur or professional, American or non-American may compete. These include:
The Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Shops is a privately held sporting goods and outdoor goods store headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. The original Outdoor World store, referred to as the "Grand Daddy" is located at the corner of Sunshine and Campbell in Springfield. store hosts this turkey calling competition with a first-place cash prize of $4,000. The event also includes workshops and classes to improve your turkey hunting skills. Call 601/933-3729.
Hattieshurg Divine Indulgences
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents two of Igor Stravinsky's most enduring masterworks: "Symphony of Psalms The Symphony of Psalms by Igor Stravinsky was written in 1930 and was commissioned by Serge Koussevitzky to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. " and "The Rite of Spring." Call 800/844-8425 or see www. southernmisstickets.com.
Biloxi Beau Rivage The Beau Rivage is a waterfront casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. It is owned and operated by MGM Mirage. Beau Rivage was rebuilt and re-opened a year after Hurricane Katrina (see details below). The Beau Rivage hotel is currently the tallest building in Mississippi. Gala
This high-style fund-raiser benefiting The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art promises "A Kaleidoscope of Colohrs" in its fashion show featuring the Tara Grinna line and Beau Rivage collections. Festivities fes·tiv·i·ty
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.
3. begin at 6 p.m. and include a gourmet dinner, silent auction, and raffle. Call 228/374-5547 or see www.georgeohr.org.
Meridian "Mark Twain Tonight Mark Twain Tonight! Is a one-man play devised by Hal Holbrook in which he depicts Mark Twain giving a concert recitation of his writings.
Mark Twain Tonight!s genesis was a show that Holbrook performed with his first wife Ruby where she would interview him portraying "
This humorous one-man show featuring Hal Holbrook Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. (born February 17 1925) is a Tony Award-winning American actor. Biography
Holbrook was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Aileen (née Davenport), a vaudeville dancer, and Harold Rowe Holbrook, Sr. begins at 8 p.m. at the MSU MSU Michigan State University
MSU Mississippi State University
MSU Montana State University
MSU Minnesota State University
MSU Morehead State University (Kentycky)
MSU Montclair State University Riley Center. See www.msurileycenter.com or call 601/696-2200.
MARCH 10, 17, 24
Ocean Springs Painting with Watercolors
Artist Richard Waters leads these workshops at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art The Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) is one of a few museums in the United States to exhibit work of a single artist. The museum, along with Walter Inglis Anderson's (1903 - 1965) work, also is home to the work of Peter Anderson (1901 - 1984) and James McConnell Anderson (1907 . The workshops are held on three consecutive Saturdays in the art cottage across the street from the museum. Call 228/872-3164, ext. 123, or see www.walterandersonmuseum.org.
MARCH 10-APRIL 14
Natchez 75th Annual Spring Pilgrimage
History lovers have flocked to Natchez since 1932 to rediscover the antebellum South. Greeting these pilgrims are 28 of the most beautiful houses in America, along with events including the Historic Natchez Pageant, the comic "Southern Exposure" reenactment re·en·act also re-en·act
tr.v. re·en·act·ed, re·en·act·ing, re·en·acts
1. To enact again: reenact a law.
2. , and the Holy Family Gospel Choir's "Southern Road to Freedom." Call 800/647-6742 or see www.natchezpilgrimage.com.
Ocean Springs St. Patrick's St. Patrick's or Saint Patrick's may refer to:
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art hosts the Celtic band Mithril, whose exciting show combines music from Ireland, Scotland, and beyond with lively world melodies and unique instrumentation. Call 228/872-3164, ext. 123, or see www.walterandersonmuseum.org.
Southaven "How to be a Megastar"
The creative organization known as Blue Man Group teaches the audience how to create the perfect rock concert experience. This innovative and satirical workshop begins at 8 p.m. at the DeSoto Civic Center The DeSoto Civic Center is an 8,411-seat multi-purpose arena in Southaven, Mississippi. It was built in 2000. It is home to the Mississippi RiverKings, a team in the Central Hockey League.
Several teams no longer in existence have called the Civic Center home. . Call 662/470-2131 or see www.desotociviccenter.com.
Vicksburg Vicksburg Pilgrimage
Privately owned white-columned mansions along the Mississippi River open their doors to visitors during this annual tour of what was the state's largest, most cosmopolitan city at the time of the Civil War. Call 800/221-3536 or see www.vicksburgpilgrimage.com.
Meridian Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz at Lincoln Center is a constituent company of the Lincoln Center performing arts organization, whose performing arts complex, Frederick P. Rose Hall, is located at 60th Street and Broadway in New York City, slightly south of the main Lincoln Center campus and directly Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Experience New Orleans jazz New Orleans Jazz can refer to:
MARCH 20-APRIL 17
Sites around Mississippi A Short Course for Rose Lovers
This five-week interactive video short course provides tips for growing healthy roses. Topics include variety selection, soil issues, floral design, propagation, pruning, insects, and disease. Call 662/566-2201 or see www. msucares.com/lawn/garden/rose/.
Ocean Springs Slow Food Fast
Chef Diane Claughton stars in this cooking series at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Learn secrets of Creole crab cakes, fettuccine fet·tuc·ci·ne
n. In both senses also called tagliatelle.
1. Pasta in narrow flat strips.
2. A dish made with such strips of pasta.
[Italian, pl. with Louisiana crawfish crawfish: see crayfish. , and sticky chicken with local honey. Call 228/872-3164, ext. 123, or see www.walterandersonmuseum.org.
Indianola Spring Tea Party and Fashion Show
Indianola's Civic League presents this charity event complete with raffle and silent auction at the Crown Restaurant at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research. Call 662/887-4522.
Ridgeland St. Andrew's Designer Showhouse
This year's tour takes place at the Township at Colony Park's Veranda Townhomes off Highland Colony Parkway. For tickets, times, and special event information, call 601/362-6015 or see www.sadesignershowhouse.com.
Jackson "Wonderful Town"
Thalia Mara Hall is the site of this musical production about sisters following their dreams in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City
City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. . Call 601/981-1847 or see www.kesslerbroadway.com.
MARCH 26-APRIL 7
Columbus Columbus Pilgrimage
Antebellum homes, churches, and gardens are on display during this award-winning event. Many tour homes feature re-created activities of the 1800s. Special events include a Living History and Artisan's Alley March 31, musical performances at Mississippi University for Women • • [ , and more. Call 800/920-3533 or see www.historic-columbus.org.
Southaven Tim Mote "Taste of DeSoto"
A variety of DeSoto County restaurants offer samplings of great cuisine at this event, which features a silent auction and benefits the American Liver Foundation The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is a non-profit organization that promotes liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by hepatitis and other liver diseases. The ALF has 26 chapters across the U.S. . Call 866/756-7668.
Hurley Old Fashion Day
The East Central Civic Association hosts this event, which includes downhome food, country and bluegrass music, antique cars, and more. Call 228/588-0136.
Hattiesburg Charley Pride
Listen to country music's first African-American star, a native of Sledge, when he performs at the Saenger Theater. Call 800/844-8425 or see www.theadp.com.
Oxford Blue & Silver Charity Ball
The Oxford Conference Center is the host of this semiformal sem·i·for·mal
1. Moderately formal: a semiformal dance.
2. Suitable or appropriate for a moderately formal occasion: semiformal attire.
Adj. evening that includes entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction to benefit Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN). Call 662/234-4255.
Tupelo "Swan Lake"
This full-length production of Tchaikovsky's classic features Ballet Alabama in cooperation with Tupelo Ballet Company and will take place at the Tupelo Middle School auditorium. Call 662/844-1928 or see www. tupeloballet.com.
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Greenville A Morning with Garden Mama
Prepare for spring with this Greenville Garden Club-sponsored seminar led by Nellie Neal on annuals, biennials, and perennials at 10 a.m. at the Greenville Higher Education Center, 2900 Hwy. 1 S. Call 662/334-3168.
Biloxi Dreams: A Celebration of New Beginnings
The Beau Rivage Theatre hosts this benefit for the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. The production features WINGS Performing Arts and begins at 7 p.m. Call 228/897-6039 or visit www.lmdc.org.
Hattiesburg "Carmen Carmen
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The Mississippi Opera, the University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company perform this explosive masterpiece at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center A performing arts center, often abbreviated PAC, is a multi-use performance space that can be adapted for use by various types of the performing arts, including dance, music and theatre. . See www.msopera.org or call 800/844-8425.
Hernando 75 Years: Continuing the Legacy
Beginning at 2 p.m., Hernando Civic Garden Club celebrates its anniversary with a flower show, garden tour, and tea. Call 662/429-6445.
Aberdeen Aberdeen Pilgrimage
This annual tour highlights a variety of architectural styles in five National Register Districts. Events include an afternoon tea and the comedy "Life in a Small Southern Town" April 13 and an antique car show April 14. Call 800/634-3538 or see www.aberdeenms.org.
Meridian "Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two-Woman Show"
Comedienne Vicki Lawrence brings laughter to the stage when she becomes her most famous television personality, Thelma Harper, or "Mama." See www.msurileycenter.com or call 601/696-2200.
Belzoni World Catfish Festival
Along with performances by Denise LaSalle and the Krackerjacks, expect a day of family fun including a catfish-eating contest, the crowning of Miss Catfish, arts and crafts arts and crafts, term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts. , New Orleans street entertainers, and more. Call 800/408-4838 or see www. catfishcapitalonline.com.
Hernando Old Tyme Bluegrass bluegrass, any species of the large and widely distributed genus Poa, chiefly range and pasture grasses of economic importance in temperate and cool regions. In general, bluegrasses are perennial with fine-leaved foliage that is bluish green in some species. & Barbecue
The DeSoto County Museum hosts this annual event featuring a barbecue lunch, great entertainment, and an opportunity to tour the museum. Call 662/429-8852.
Tupelo Presley Heights Azalea azalea (əzāl`yə) [Gr.,=dry], any species of the genus Rhododendron, North American and Asian shrubs of the family Ericaceae (heath family) that are distinguished by the usually deciduous leaves. Festival
A myriad of colors greets the eye at Veteran's Park for this festival featuring azaleas for sale, home tours, live music, crafts, food, children's activities, a veterans' memorial program, an all-day fishing rodeo, and an eclectic yard sale. Call 662/680-3321.
Gulf port Boogie Night
Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster Band headlines this annual fund-raiser for the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center beginning at 8 p.m. Call 228/897-6039 or see www.lmdc.org.
Ocean Springs Cafe Night: Women in Art
The Walter Anderson Museum of Art explores the world of women artists and women's roles in art philanthropy. Local female artists will showcase their works and present demonstrations. Call 228/872-3164 or see www.walterandersonmuseum.org.
Laurel Oriental Mystique
The Lauren Rogers Museum of Art hosts a night of lively music and food to benefit the Rogers-Green House. Call 601/649-6374 or see www.lrma.org.
Presented by Corinth Theatre-Arts, this musical traces the tradition of hats back to African rituals and forward to the New Testament and current fashion with gospel music and dance. Call 662/287-2995.
Holly Springs 69th Annual Pilgrimage
This Holly Springs Garden Club-sponsored weekend offers tours of homes, churches, and Hillcrest Cemetery, plus luncheons, carriage rides, and other activities. Call 662/252-2365 or see www.visithollysprings.org.
Cleveland Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival
This celebration features paintings, pottery, and sculptures on the courthouse lawn, along with a hands-on area for children, music, and food. Call 662/843-6171, ext. 25.
Hernando A Celebration of Art
Get a firsthand look at local artwork and try exquisite cuisine at this event on the Hernando Court Square. Call 662/429-9055.
Come join the fun at this event where children can watch a circus, pet a tiger, ride a pony, and learn magic tricks. Call 800/468-6078 or see www.visitridgeland.org.
Southaven Southaven Springfest
Enjoy games, rides, and concerts at Snowden Grove Park, Call 662/280-2489, ext. 283.
Oxford Double Decker Arts Festival
Music, food, and artwork on the courthouse square from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 800/758-9177 or see www.doubledeckerfestival.com.