February 17, 2018 9:55:35 PM
Tuesday, Feb. 20
New Music recital -- A New Music recital featuring Mississippi University for Women faculty is 7:30 p.m. at Poindexter Hall on campus. Free.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Film screening -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the film "I Am Not Your Negro" (PG-13) at 4:30 p.m. at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., part of a Black History Month series. Free. For more information, call 662-329-5300.
Friday, Feb. 23
Pioneers Plaza dedication -- A 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting dedicates Mississippi University for Women's Pioneers Plaza, a new campus space honoring the history of The W, including the first six African-American students who enrolled in 1966. The Plaza is next to Welty Hall. (Rain location: Cochran Hall).
Saturday, Feb. 24
Faure Requiem -- The Columbus Choral Society presents this concert featuring special guest artist Richard Elliott, principal organist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Columbus. Suggested donation $10.
MUW Athletics Meet & Greet -- A Golden Triangle Region Alumni Meet & Greet at 6 p.m. introduces Mississippi University for Women's Owls athletics director, coaches and athletes to the public at The Veranda in Starkville. Dinner is $20 (plus cost of drinks). RSVP to 662-329-7148 or [email protected]
A Night for St. Jude -- Dinner, live jazz, food and a silent auction are part of this semi-formal fundraiser for St. Jude at 7:30 p.m. at Colvard Student Union on the Mississippi State campus. Tickets are $50, or $90 for couples at NightforStJude.com.
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 begins at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Starkville and includes singers from MSU and MUW, and guest speaker Stephen Middleton.
Wednesday, Feb. 28
Film screening -- The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library screens the film "Marshall" at 4:30 p.m. at the library at 314 Seventh St. N., part of a Black History Month series. "Marshall" is based on the true story of Thurgood Marshall and one of his landmark cases. For more information, call 662-329-5300.
Thursday, March 1
"Look and See" -- The film "Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry" begins at 6 p.m. at Nissan Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus, part of the Gordy Honors College Forum Series. Free to the public.
Symphony family concert -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Association presents this concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus. Free to the public.
Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3
Music By Women Festival -- Mississippi University for Women presents concerts, presentations, workshops, panels and lecture recitals about music composed, taught and performed by women in Poindexter Hall on campus, funded by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Watch for a schedule at muw.edu/musicbywomen.
Friday and Saturday,
Blues for Willie '18 -- This Columbus Arts Council event in memory of the late Willie King features a 7 p.m. show March 2 by Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors, and Lightnin' Malcolm and Trina at the Rosenzweig Arts Center. CAC member tickets are $15 advance; $17 at the door, if available. Non-members, $20/$22. A Bikin' for the Blues Motorcycle Charity Ride is March 3. For tickets or information, visit columbus-arts.org or call 662-328-2787.
Tuesday, March 6
Guest pianist -- Guest artist Jonathan Levin and Mississippi State faculty perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Band and Choral Rehearsal Hall on the MSU campus. Free to the community. Free.
Thursday, March 8
Choral concert -- Mississippi University for Women presents a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall, funded by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Free to the public.