November & December.
Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company
This production, which embraces a broad spectrum of ideas regarding the immigrant experience, will take place in the Rea Auditorium at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.
NOVEMBER 3, 5, 12
The Mississippi Opera and the University of Southern Mississippi's Orchestral Music and Opera Departments join together for this presentation of Verdi's classic romantic drama at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/opera.
Jackson Jewish Film Festival
Highlights will include "Monsieur Batignole" November 5, "All I've Got" November 6, and "Go for Zucker" November 7. Call 601/956-6215.
Homemaker Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
This 21st annual show will take place at the Frank Cochran Center in Highland Park. Call 601/482-9764.
Fall Tour of Homes
See three historic homes not usually open to the public. Call 601/636-5010 or see www.preservevicksburg.org.
Cave Art Presentation
Prehistoric art specialist Jean Clottes will speak at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.
Holiday Open House
Kick off the season at downtown shops and galleries. Call 601/583-4329 or see www.downtownhattiesburg.com.
This popular play by Robert Harling will be performed at the Parkside Playhouse. Call 601/636-0471 or see www.e-vtg.com.
This appraisal fair will be held in the historic Strand Theater. Call 662/773-5261.
Yuletide Treasures Holiday Gift Show
This arts and crafts show for Mississippi artisans will feature natural soaps and lotions, stained glass, woodwork, and more. Call 601/956-9392.
Civil War Reenactment
Travel back to the scene of Wirt Adams' 1863 raid of Natchez and hear the roar of the cannons on the grounds of Jefferson College. Call 601/442-2901 or see www.mdah.state.ms.us.
Old Towne Fall/Christmas Open House
Old Towne welcomes holiday shoppers with promotions and decorations. Call 662/895-5633 or see www.olivebrancholdtowne.com.
Fall Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show
This annual show, to be held in the Natchez Convention Center, boasts more than 100 booths with arts, crafts, and gifts. Call 318/336-5572 or see www.vidaliafleamarket.com.
Christmas Open House
Visit dozens of shops, enjoy delicious food, listen to carols, and pose for pictures with Santa. Call 662/429-9055.
Showcase Art Series
This performance, featuring renowned mezzo-soprano Lester Senter and the accomplished John Paul, will take place in Rea Auditorium at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Call 601/643-8352.
Handworks Holiday Show
This popular crafts show will take place at the Mississippi Trade Mart on High Street in downtown Jackson. Call 601/948-6436 or see www.handworksmarket.com.
Festival of Trees
This family event includes breakfast with Santa, prize drawings, and games. Tickets are $5 plus a new unwrapped toy that will go directly to "Kids of Katrina." Call 601/630-2929 or see www.vccmeet.com.
Fall Family Day
Bring a picnic to the Kidz Kountry Petting Zoo and enjoy hayrides and many fun activities for children and adults alike. Call 662/349-2909 or see www.kidzkountrypettingzoo.com.
NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 31
Experience the brilliance of a mile of illuminated exhibits on a drive through Central Park. Call 662/890-6726 or see www.southaven.com.
Chamber of Commerce Holiday Open House
Discover hundreds of great ideas for holiday gifts and decorations at the unique shops of small-town Indianola. Call 662/887-4454 or see www.indianolams.org.
Landrum's Homestead and Village Christmas Open House
View a working homestead and a Confederate soldier's encampment. The event includes entertainment, exhibits, food, and a candlelight tour. Call 601/649-2546 or see www.landrums.com.
Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House
More than 30 stores will offer gifts, music from adult and children's choirs, and drawings for door prizes. Call 601/634-4527.
NOVEMBER 27-DECEMBER 3
Festival of Trees and Lights
Downtown Jackson will welcome the Christmas season by lighting the trees on November 27. The Hillcrest Christian School-sponsored festival will feature entertainment all week and end with a gala December 3. Call 601/372-0149.
Mississippi State University Holiday Bazaar
Vendors come from all over the southeastern United States for this popular indoor gift bonanza. Cal 662/325-2930 or see www.msstate.edu/org/cab/holiday/bazaar.
"Holidays on Broadway"
Holiday classics and Broadway favorites at the historic Saenger Theater. Call 601/266-4001 or see www.usm.edu/symphony.
Chimneyville Crafts Festival
This festival, sponsored by the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi, will take place at the Mississippi Trade Mart; proceeds are used to fund community craft education programs. Call 601/981-0019.
Christmas Tour of Homes and Gardens
For the first time, the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce will host a Christmas tour from 5-8 p.m. Call 601/833-1411 or see www.brookhavenchamber.com.
Christmas for the Birds
Children are invited to create holiday bird feeders while learning about winter birds at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.
Horn Lake Christmas Parade
This large parade will feature hundreds of floats and participants. Call 662/393-9897.
Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Children and adults alike will enjoy the illuminated floats. Call 601/634-4527.
Olive Branch Christmas Parade
Children are invited to visit with Santa Claus prior to the beginning of the parade at 2 p.m. Call 662/895-2600.
Southaven Christmas Parade
The parade will begin at 7 p.m. Call 662/890-6726.
Florentine Christmas Tour of Homes
This annual event, presented by the Florentine Clubs, will feature Christmas decorations at five homes, a church, and City Hall, where refreshments will be served. Call 601/845-3059.
DECEMBER 8-10, 15-17
Just Over the Rainbow Theatre, located at the historic Walthall School at 601 Court St., opens its season with Agatha Christie's thriller. Call 601/583-7778.
The University of Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and La Studio Academy of Dance team together to introduce a new twist on the classic ballet at the Mannoni Performing Arts Center Auditorium. Call 601/266-4001.
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Dickens' classic tale of Scrooge's transformation is brought to life by the children of the Corinth Theatre-Arts. Call 662/287-2995.
Holiday Art Walk
This downtown gallery walk and open house will include exhibits, demonstrations, music, food, and other activities. Call 601/583-4329.
Nature Made Christmas
The entire family will enjoy making ornaments from natural and recycled items at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 1-55 at Lakeland Drive (within LeFleur's Bluff State Park). Call 601/354-7303 or see www.mdwfp.com/museum.
Confederate Christmas Ball
Step back in time to the 1862 Christmas Ball at Balfour House that was interrupted by the Yankee assault on Vicksburg. Call 601/636-0741 or see www.oldcourthouse.com.
Victorian Candlelit Christmas
See some 15,000 luminaries throughout the Historic District during free driving and walking tours from 5-9 p.m.; carriage rides and house tours are also available. Call 601/583-4329.
Beginning at 6 p.m., this parade will feature more than 100 entries. Call 662/429-9055.
New Year's Eve with the Gallery
The First Street Gallery will host its first New Year's celebration with a progressive dinner and silent auction. Call 662/227-9349.
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|Date:||Nov 1, 2005|
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