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Exhibit opening -- A reception today at 2 p.m. opens an exhibit of wildlife photography by Bill Parker and Ben Rosenkrans at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free.
Monday, Feb. 5
Delta Jewels author -- Meet Alysia Steele, author of "Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom," from 5-7 p.m. at Mississippi University for Women's Fant Memorial Library.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Town & Tower Prayer Breakfast -- This event in Pope Banquet Room at Mississippi University for Women begins at 7 a.m., held in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast. The Rev. Lendy Bartlett of Columbus is the speaker. RSVP by Feb. 5 to muw.edu/towntower. $15 per person, payable at the door. For more information, call 662-329-7119.
Mystery Theatre Dinner -- A Mystery Theatre Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville benefits United Way of North Central Mississippi. Tickets are $50. For more information, or tickets, call 662-323-3830.
Feb. 8-11 and 13-17
"Picasso at the Lapin Agile" -- Starkville Community Theatre presents this absurdist comedy by Steve Martin that poses the question, what if Einstein and Picasso met at a Parisian cafe in 1904? Performances at the Playhouse on Main, 108 E. Main St., Starkville, are 7:30 p.m. (except Sunday, 2 p.m.). Tickets are $15 ($10 students), available at the box office. For information or tickets, call 662-323-6855.
Friday, Feb. 9
Ugandan Kids Choir -- The Columbus Arts Council presents this children's group singing the music of Africa at 6 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. $15 advance; $17 at door. A meet-and-greet follows. Get tickets at columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays.)
Big Band concert -- Gill Harris and the Big Band Theory, featuring musicians from across the country, present an evening of live music and dancing at 8 a.m. at Trotter Convention Center in Columbus. Tickets $40 advance; $45 at door ($320 for advance tables for up to 10). Get tickets at the Columbus Arts Council, 662-328-2787.
Monday, Feb. 12
"Othello" -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents a performance of Shakespeare's "Othello" by the National Players at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. Tickets are $25; $20 for MSU employees and seniors, $10 for ages 3-12 in school uniform or with school ID. MSU students admitted free. Tickets available at events.msstate.edu, or call 662-325-2930.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Lee Foundation Valentine's party -- The Stephen D. Lee Foundation hosts its seventh annual Valentine's Day dessert fundraiser from 7-10 p.m., combined this year with a Mardi Gras celebration. For information or tickets, contact Eulalie Davis, 662-328-3088.
Pianist Pauline Martin -- The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series presents a guest artist recital by pianist Pauline Martin at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Free.
Wednesday through Friday, Feb. 15-17
"Love Letters" -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents the play "Love Letters" at 7 p.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. (For adult audiences.) Tickets $10 at Petal Pushers and First United Methodist Church, West Point.
Friday, Feb. 16
Masquerade Ball -- This Columbus Arts Council gala at Trotter Convention Center honors Trudy Gildea. A silent auction from 5:30-7:30 p.m. is followed by a live auction at 8 p.m. and dance at 9 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar. Black tie optional. Tickets $75; VIP tables $650 (seat 8). Purchase tickets by Feb. 8 at columbus-arts.org, or call 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).
UAB Trio -- The Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series presents the UAB Trio at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Free.
Eye Opener -- The West Point/Clay County Growth Alliance hosts a morning Eye Opener from 7-8 a.m. at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point.
Saturday, Feb. 17
"Downton Abbey Affair" -- This Starkville-MSU Symphony Association fundraiser includes hors d'oeuvres, dancing, silent auction and more at 6 p.m. at The Storehouse (Christian World Ministries), 1437 Fire Station Road, Starkville. Tickets $75 at the door or $65 in advance at The Book Mart, from board members and starkvillesymphony.org. For information, contact Joan Butler, 662-242-8675 or Ellen Goodman, 662-617-9748.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Bands concert -- A symphonic, concert, campus and community bands concert begins at 3 p.m. at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the Mississippi State campus. For more information, call 662-32
Tuesday, Feb. 20
MUW faculty recital -- A New Music recital featuring Mississippi University for Women faculty is 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on campus. Free.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Faure Requiem -- The Columbus Choral Society presents this concert featuring special guest artist Richard Elliott, principal organist with the Morman Tabernacle Choir, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus. Suggested donation $10.
Monday, Feb. 26
Guest artist recital -- Cellist Paul Christopher performs in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on the Mississippi University for Women campus. Free.
Reflect and Rejoice -- This concert celebrating black history through music is at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville and includes singers from MSU and MUW, and guest speaker Stephen Middleton.
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