Scene Picks

26 Feb

What’s happening this weekend?

  • Festival of Hope is this weekend, featuring the Spunk Monkees. See the story below.
  • “All About Us” is being screened at The Link Centre in Tupelo at 6:30 tonight. Tickets are $5 and include popcorn and drink.
    From The Link Centre: “Beautifully told against the backdrop of Hollywood and the Mississippi Delta  with stellar performances by Boris Kodjoe, Academy Award nominee Rudy Dee, and special appearance by Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, All About Us is an inspirational and heartwarming story that provides insightful commentary on the familial rifts that ambition often creates.”
  • The 2009 Ebony Fashion Fair is Sunday at Tupelo Furniture Market Building V. It starts at 5 p.m. and tickets are $40 and $30.
  • Monster Jam takes over the BancorpSouth Arena this weekend.
  • “Slumdog Millionaire” won the hearts of M. Scott Morris and Kelli Karlson (hey, mine too!). It’s playing now.
  • Boondocks in Tupelo offers Scott Chism & the Better Half Friday night and and Thomas Jackson Orchestra Saturday.
  • Soul Gravy is at Rick’s Cafe in Starkville Friday night.
  • This week’s Thacker Mountain Radio is all about the Blues Symposium this weekend in Oxford. Cedric Burnside & Lightnin’ Malcolm and Kenny Brown are the musical guests for this week’s show.
  • Stone Lizard rocks Bogart’s in Tupelo Friday and Saturday.
  • If you’re in the mood for blues, check out Rooster’s in Oxford, who will feature DuWayne Burnside Friday and Big Jack Johnson Saturday.
  • Jeff Cummings has a gig at Bin 612 in Starkville tonight.

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