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Community Calendar for the week of February 25, 2018

 

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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 Starkville's First Baptist Church, 106 E. Lampkin St., and includes singers from Mississippi State and Mississippi University for Women, and guest speaker Stephen Middleton.  

 

Lisa Ling -- CNN, OWN journalist Lisa Ling speaks at 7 p.m. at the MSU Student Association's Global Lecture Series presentation at Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on campus. Free, but tickets are required to attend, available at the door, or in advance at Colvard Student Union. Call the Student Association, 662-325-0187 for more information.  

 

 

 

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. 

 

Conerly Lecture -- Wall Street Journal legal affairs reporter Brent Kendall gives a Lamar Conerly Governance Lecture at 2 p.m. in Mississippi State's Colvard Student Union Fowlkes Auditorium. The talk is titled "People Say it's Different: Journalism, the Courts and the Capital in the Age of Trump." Call 662-325-7851 for information. 

 

 

 

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, funded by the Leslie F. Threadgill Lecture and Artist Series. Free concerts are 10 a.m., noon, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Register to attend lecture recitals and paper presentations at muw.edu/musicbywomen. 

 

Magnolia Film Festival -- Mississippi's oldest independent film festival will screen indie features, shorts and documentaries at Hollywood Premier Cinemas in Starkville and welcome filmmakers to the Golden Triangle. Watch for the film schedule at magnoliafilmfest.com/festival/. 

 

 

 

Friday, March 2 

 

Blues for Willie -- The Columbus Arts Council presents this show in memory of late bluesman Willie King at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St., featuring Big Joe Shelton and the Black Prairie Blues Ambassadors, followed at 8:30 p.m. by Lightnin' Malcolm and Trina. CAC member tickets are $15 advance/$17 at the door, if available. Non-members $20/$22, at columbus-arts.org or 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays). 

 

Symphony Family Concert -- The Starkville-MSU Symphony Association presents this family-oriented concert at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium on the MSU campus. Free to the public. 

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 7 

 

TAO: Drum Heart -- Mississippi State's Lyceum Series presents this percussion show by Japanese performance artists at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium. General admission tickets are $25 at events.msstate.edu/tickets (MSU students free; seniors and MSU employees $20; discounts for ages 3-12). Call 662-325-2930 or visit lyceum.msstate.edu for more information.  

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

Friday, March 9 

 

Friday Night Jams -- The West Point/Clay County Arts Council presents an informal evening of live music at the Louise Campbell Center for the Arts, 235 Commerce St., West Point. Free. 

 

 

 

Friday, March 16 

 

Rupert Wates in concert -- The Columbus Arts Council presents Rupert Wates with "The Lights of Paris" at 7 p.m. at the Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main St. Tickets for members, $15 advance/$17 at door. Non-members, $20/$22, at columbus-arts.org or 662-328-2787 (closed Mondays).  

 

 

 

Saturday, March 17 

 

St. Patrick's block party fundraiser -- This Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society fundraiser at Zachary's in downtown Columbus from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. features Irish festival music, green beer, silent auction and raffle. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Colin Krieger, 662-329-7653. 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 18 

 

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

 

 

 

Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24 

 

Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Music Festival -- The 12th annual Charles Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Music Festival features Steve Cheeseborough, Jeff Barnhard, Eddie Erickson, Ivory & Gold and Kris Tokarski in performances and talks at Mississippi State's Mitchell Memorial Library and McComas Hall. Register, get tickets at library.msstate.edu/festival or call 662-325-6634.

 

 

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