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Community Calendar for the week of September 2, 2012

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

Sept. 4, 5, 7, 8 

 

"The Rose Tattoo" -- The 2012 Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes presents Williams' "The Rose Tattoo" Sept. 4, 5, 7 and 8 at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. The production, directed by Melanie Hintz and featuring an area-wide cast, begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4, 5 and 8; and at 8 p.m. on Sept. 7. Tickets are $15; $10 for military personnel and seniors. Admission is free to students with ID. (Content is not recommended for young students.) Get tickets at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., or at the door. For more information about this and other Tribute events Sept. 4-9, visit muw.edu/tennesseewilliams, or call 662-328-0222 or 800-327-2686. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4 

 

Tuesday Tunes -- The Columbus Arts Council invites the community to enjoy lunch and piano tunes at noon in the Rosenzweig Arts Center gallery, 501 Main St. This new series opens with jazz by Edwina Williams at the baby grand piano. Watch for Tuesday Tunes on the first Tuesday of each month. Lunch by Zachary's will be available for purchase, or bring your own. For more information, call 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5 

 

Table Talk -- The Friends of the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents Tennessee Williams scholar Dr. Kenneth Holditch, as he reflects on Williams' life, work and career. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m. to socialize. Iced tea is provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m.at the library at 314 Seventh St. N. for the program. For information, contact the library at 662-329-5300 or email book.talk@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 

Thursday, Sept. 6 

 

Exhibit opening -- Come as you are to the Columbus Arts Council's free reception from 5:30-7 p.m. opening a show of oil paintings by Tajikistan native Angelika Robinson at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. For more information, call 662-328-2787. 

 

Skin Deep -- A free reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. opens a group photography show on the subject of tattoos at the Renee Reedy Photography Studio, 101 Fifth St. S. For more information, call 662-368-8181. 

 

Gordy Forum -- The Gordy Honors Forum presents Dr. Ronald Cossman on "The Burning Man Festival: A City of Front Porches" at 6 p.m. in Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus. For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Velek at tvelek@as.muw.edu or 662-241-6850. 

 

Moon Lake Party -- The Tennessee Williams Tribute hosts Tony-nominated songstress Alison Fraser and piano virtuoso Allison Leyton-Brown (with Chris Fowlkes, Stephanie Jackson and Shondaleria Williams) presenting the "Tennessee Williams Songbook," compiled and directed by David Kaplan. A Southern soul food supper is included at the Columbus Country Club. Advance tickets ($50) are required, available at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Friday, Sept. 7 

 

Breakfast and tour -- The Tennessee Williams Tribute hosts free breakfast with the scholars at the Puckett House on the MUW campus, on 11th St. S., from 8:30-9:30 a.m. A free guided tour on the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau's double decker bus to significant Willams' sites begins at 10 a.m. For more information, call 662-328-0222 or 662-328-2787. 

 

TWT luncheon -- An elegant noon luncheon in one of Columbus' grand antebellum homes features fare by Chef Marty Wages and presentation of the first annual Tennessee Williams Scholars' Medal to Dr. Kenneth Holditch. Tickets ($30) are required in advance, available at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., 662-328-2787. 

 

"Stella" Contest -- Cheer on participants in this playful homage to Tennessee Williams' "Stella" and "Stanley" from "A Streetcar Named Desire." The Tennessee Williams Tribute (TWT) event begins at 5 p.m. in front of Hollyhocks Gift Shop, 204 Fifth St. S. in downtown Columbus. "Stanley" contestants will shout to "Stella" on the shop's balcony, vying for a trophy, dinner and carriage ride. For registration information, call 662-329-0025. 

 

Starkville Block Party --A 6-8 p.m. Starkville block party on the eve of the Bulldogs' home game against Auburn begins at College Park Shopping Center with a pep rally, followed by a tailgating-wear fashion show at 7 p.m., plus music and family entertainment. 

 

 

 

Saturday, Sept. 8 

 

Street Car Run -- The Tennessee Williams Tribute and Golden Triangle Running and Cycling Club present the second annual Street Car 5K Run at 8 a.m., starting at the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St. For registration information, go to runcyclegtr.org. 

 

Saturday at the Movies -- At 9 a.m. the TWT hosts Dr. Stuart Noel presenting his paper on "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" and a screening of the movie (Vivien Leigh, Warren Beatty) at Mississippi University for Women's Nissan Auditorium, followed by a box lunch ($10) at the nearby Puckett House. At 1:15 p.m. at Nissan, a screening of "The Rose Tattoo" (Anna Mangani, Burt Lancaster) will be followed by discussion led by Dr. Colby Kullman. Free to the public. For box lunch reservations, contact the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Sunday, Sept. 9 

 

"Rose" sermon -- The Rev. Anne Harris of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, where Tennessee Williams' grandfather was rector and where the playwright was baptized, presents sermons at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on themes from "The Rose Tattoo." A continental breakfast is available at 7:30 a.m. at the church at 318 College St.  

 

"Of Roses" and other poems -- The TWT presents readings of Willams' poems, to the accompaniment of live music, song and dance, at 1:30 p.m. at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, 314 Seventh St. N. Free to the public.  

 

Victorian Homes Tour -- The TWT Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus from 2-5 p.m. includes the recently-restored childhood home of Tennessee Williams at 300 Main St., Griffin Eyrie, the home of Col. (ret.) Harold and Mrs. Bullock at 501 Fifth Ave. S., and the home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kacho at 723 Sixth Ave. N. Get tickets ($15) in advance at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., or on Sept. 9 at the Tennessee Williams home.  

 

"African Musical Journey" -- Percussionist and Mississippi State University Professor of Music Dr. Bob Damm (with Ricky Burkhead, Lanitra Thomas, Edwin Daniel, Drew Dieckmann, Doug Thomas, Ed Swan, John Staggers, Mary Star Damm, J.C. Long and Kayla Gilmore) presents a musical program inspired by travels to Africa, at 3 p.m. in the MSU McComas Theater. Free to the public. For more information, contact Damm at rdamm@colled.msstate.edu or 662-325-7728. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12 

 

Table Talk -- Author Neil White discusses his acclaimed work "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts," which details the time he spent in the last leper colony in the U.S. Bring lunch at 11:30 a.m.; iced tea provided. Or join friends from noon-1 p.m. for the program at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library at 314 Seventh St. N. For more information, contact the library at 662-329-5300 or email book.talk@hotmail.com. 

 

 

 

Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 13-16 and  

 

Tuesday through Saturday, Sept. 18-22 

 

"The Octette Bridge Club" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this entertaining play by P.J. Barry at the Playhouse on Main, 208 E. Main St., in Starkville. Pattye Archer directs. For more information, contact the SCT at 662-323-6855. 

 

 

 

Friday, Sept. 21 

 

Songs of Mississippi -- The Columbus Arts Council opens its season of "Celebrate Mississippi" with Songs of Mississippi, featuring mezzo-soprano Sarah Mabary and pianist Victoria Johnson in the Omnova Theater, Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Sept. 25 

 

Jimmie Rodgers tribute -- The Columbus Arts Council presents vocalist and songwriter Britt Gully in a musical tribute to the legendary Jimmie Rodgers in the Rosenzweig Arts Center Omnova Theater at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 at the door. For tickets or information, contact the CAC, 662-328-2787. 

 

 

 

Friday, Sept. 28 

 

Horse Park concert -- Pretty Lights, Lotus, Wick-it the Instigator and SuperVision are in concert at the Mississippi Horse Park, 716 Poorhouse Road, Starkville. Tickets to the 7 p.m. event are $25. For more information, go to MSUconcerts.com. 

 

 

 

Ongoing 

 

Historic home tours -- Daily tour schedules of some of Columbus' most historic homes are available from the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center at 300 Main St., or by calling 662-328-0222. Tour fees may apply. Homes open for tours year-round include: Amzi Love Home (c. 1848), Lee Home/Museum (c. 1847), Rosedale (c. 1856), Rosewood Manor (c. 1835), Temple Heights (c. 1837), Tennessee Williams Home (c. 1875), Waverley Mansion (c. 1852) and Whitehall (c. 1843).

 

 

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