India Night 2011, “Jai Ho,” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center on the campus of the University of Mississippi. India Night is a major annual event organized by the Indian Students Association of Ole Miss. It showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances. Performances will be featured by Ole Miss students as well as by students from the community and other universities. After the two-hour of performances, delicious Indian cuisine, featuring a variety of flavors is served. Everyone in the community is invited to come out and enjoy a night filled with captivating performances, beautiful music and authentic cuisine. Tickets are $7 and are available at the UM Box Office and at the door. For more information, contact Manasi Desai at email@example.com. (March 30, 2011)
The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show Friday. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. (March 1, 2011)
Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” Thursday through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus.
This multi-media dance performance is a collaboration between Professor Jennifer Mizenko and Assistant Professor of Art Brooke White. Both Mizenko and White have traveled to Uganda on humanitarian missions, and will be collaborating together to bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This evening-length work between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — its beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children.
Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors and $7 for UM students. (February 16, 2011)
The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents a preview of the “Uganda Project: Come & See — Go & Tell,” a multimedia dance performance collaboration, at noon Monday in the Faulkner room, third floor, Archives and Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library. Inspired by their humanitarian missions to Uganda, professor Jennifer Mizenko and assistant professor of art Brooke White will bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — it’s beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/depts/theatre_arts/omt/season/2010_2011/uganda/uganda.html. (February 11, 2011)
The VFW will host karaoke singing and dancing every Friday night at the Veterans Building across from the State Veterans Home. Doors open at 6 and singing and dancing starts at 7. Use one of their disks or bring your own. Food and drinks available. Admission is $5. The public is invited. (December 10, 2010)
The National League of Junior Cotillions, Oxford–Lafayette chapter, will host the Holly Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Students will be dancing the fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, shag and current line dances to top 40 hits. The National League of Junior Cotillions is an etiquette and social dance training program that involves thousands of students nationwide. For information, call 809-7761. (December 6, 2010)
Oxford Training School and Central High School will host its annual Western Dance at 8 p.m. Friday at Illusions on West Jackson Avenue. Admission is $10, and a DJ will provide the musical entertainment. Line dancing and other dances will be featured. Western outfits are welcomed. (November 24, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will host “Unwind … & Dance” from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the campus of the University of Mississippi. A group tango lesson will be taught by The Dance Studio of Tupelo. Open dancing, featuring all styles of music, will also be featured. Dress is casual and dances are open to all. Cost is $5 for student members, $9 for student nonmembers, and $8 for other members and $12 for all over nonmembers. For more information, call Fred or Kathy at 234-8530 or visit the club website, www.ombdc.com. (November 11, 2010)
The Ole Miss Ballroom Dance Club will sponsor the “Has school made you blue?” dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Commons Ballroom on the Ole Miss campus. A group salsa lesson will be taught by The Dance Studio of Tupelo, and open dancing to all styles of music will also be featured. Dress is casual and food will be provided. Everyone is welcome.
Cost is $5 for students who are members and $9 for non-members, and $8 for all other members and $12 for non-members. For more information, call Fred or Kathy at 234-8530, or visit www.ombdc.com. (October 6, 2010)