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Community Calendar for the week of April 15, 2018


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Burger Bash -- The third annual Burger Bash from 2 p.m.-until at 803 Fifth Ave. N., Columbus, will benefit Main Street Columbus beautification efforts. Individuals and teams are welcome to enter the casual competition ($25 entry; judging is 5 p.m.) Open to the public. Enjoy live music and jumpers for the kids. For information, contact Colin Krieger, 662-329-7653. 


Symphony Chorus -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Chorus is in concert at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 607 Hospital Road, Starkville, with "light, whimsical" music from different time periods. Doug Browning conducts. Free. 


Sundays at the Center -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council hosts the West Point Music Coterie at 2 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. Visit  




Tuesday, April 17 


Mississippi Singing Churchmen -- This premier men's choir performs at noon at First Baptist Church, 202 Seventh St. N., Columbus. Free to the public. An offering to support the Churchmen's missions ministry will be taken. For more information, contact FBC, 662-328-3915. 


Jazz Ensemble -- Mississippi University for Women's Jazz Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on campus. Free. 




Wednesday, April 18 


Clydesdales in Columbus -- The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will make deliveries to nine restaurants in downtown Columbus from 5-6 p.m. and hold a public viewing (with live music and beer) from 6-7 p.m. at Leadership Plaza downtown, at the corner of College Street and Fifth Street South. Bring the cameras. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 




Thursday, April 19 


Noon Tunes -- Dawn Barham entertains at Noon Tunes from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Trotter Convention Center Courtyard. Lunch by Zachary's is available for purchase. For more information, contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305. 


Strawberry Farmers' Market -- West Point Farmers' Market showcases locally grown strawberries and other market favorites at 5 p.m. at the Mossy Oak Outlet, 1251 Highway 45A, West Point. For information, contact the Growth Alliance, 662-494-5121 or email Lisa Klutts, 


Exhibit reception -- A free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. celebrates an exhibit by Jacob Crook at the Columbus Arts Council's Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Artwork by Thomas Kennedy will be featured in Artist Alley. For more information, call 662-328-2787.  




Friday, April 20 


Exhibit reception -- A reception from 5:30-7 p.m. in Summer Hall on The W campus celebrates the BFA exhibition "MOVE," featuring art by Emmanuel Johnson, Deidre Mosley, Elizabeth Raines, Johnathan Shedd and Jessica Wallace. Free to the public. 




Saturday, April 21 


Cotton District Arts Festival -- This annual arts festival in Starkville's Cotton District features juried art competitions, art and craft vendors, live music, Taste of Starkville, pet parade and much more from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Find the schedule at  


Master Gardener plant sale -- Rescheduled from April 14 due to inclement weather, this Lowndes County Master Gardener plant sale with house plants, vegetables, trees, shrubs, bulbs and more is 8 a.m.-noon at the Brickerton Plaza off Military Road in Columbus. For more information, call 662-328-2111. 


Book signing -- Joe Lee signs copies of his new novel "40 Days" at 1 p.m. at Books A Million in Leigh Mall, Columbus. 


Symphony concert -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra is in concert at Mississippi University for Women's Rent Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Julia Mortyakova and Valentin Bogdan are featured. Barry Kopetz conducts. Free. 




Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22  


Wings Over Columbus -- This air and space show at Columbus Air Force Base features aerial performances, static aircraft displays and other ground attractions from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Performers include the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Twin Tigers Formation Aerobatics and much more. Find more information at  




Monday, April 23 


Guest artist -- The Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents J. Warren Mitchell, tenor, in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free to the public. 


Tuesday, April 24 


"Songs of the Theater" -- Mississippi University for Women music students present this program in collaboration with guest pianist William Reber at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free. Funded by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture & Artist Series. 




Friday, April 27  


Choral concert -- Mississippi University for Women Department of Music presents a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall. Free. 




Friday and Saturday, April 27-28 


"The Glass Menagerie" -- East Mississippi Community College presents this Tennessee Williams play at 7 p.m. April 27 and 2 p.m. April 28 at the EMCC Lyceum on the Mayhew campus. Tickets are $5 for non-students/staff. For information, contact Don Vaughan, 662-243-2629. 




Saturday, April 28  


Sugarcane Jane -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Americana duo Sugarcane Jane at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets for CAC members are $15 advance/$17 at door. Non-members $20/$22. (Discounts at Thai by Thai and Zachary's with ticket on day of show.) Get tickets at or call 662-328-2787. 


Thursday, May 3 


National Day of Prayer -- The community is invited to an observance of the National Day of Prayer that begins at noon in front of the Lowndes County Courthouse, Second Avenue North, Columbus.  




Friday and Saturday, May 4-5  


Market Street Festival -- Columbus' 23rd annual MSF kicks off with a "Tropical Paradise" night of music at the Riverwalk May 4. Wear your favorite island attire to hear the Mississippi Lions All State Band from 6-7 p.m. A1A, "The Official and Original Jimmy Buffet Tribute Show," is 8-10 p.m. Festivities available between bands. Saturday includes art, craft and food vendors, live music and festivities from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit or contact Main Street Columbus, 662-328-6305, for more information. 




Tuesday, May 8 


Writer's talk, book signing -- The Columbus Arts Council hosts Michael Kardos at a book signing and light reception from 5:30-7 p.m. for his new novel, "Bluff," at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Kardos gives a writer's talk with Q&A at 6 p.m. Free. For more information, visit or call 662-328-2787.



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