WEEKEND TICKET: Be Irish this weekend for St. Patrick’s Day paradePublished 12:02am Thursday, March 14, 2013
Editor’s Note: The article as originally published contained incorrect information. The Historic Natchez Tableaux opened last Friday, and admission to all performances is $15 for adults and $7 for children. Performances are every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during Pilgrimage. We regret the error and are happy to set the record straight.
By Erin Lowrey
NATCHEZ — Make sure to wear your green this weekend in the Miss-Lou.
Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-70s with partly cloudy skies, which should be perfect weather for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and other events in the area.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Those looking to get into the Irish spirit can join the Krewe of Killarney for their annual downtown walking parade.
Line up will begin at 6 p.m. on Main Street next to Memorial Park and walking parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. St. Patrick Charlie Blaney will lead the parade down Main Street to the gazebo on the bluff.
Alcorn State University’s sixth-annual piano competition will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Classical pianists of all ages will compete for cash prizes while performing piano solos of all different time periods.
Historic Jefferson College-Ladies Civil War Academy:
Female re-enactors will spend the weekend dressed in Civil War costume to instruct other female re-enactors in the various skills and activities of the period to aid them in their historical impressions. The event will be Friday through Sunday at the Historic Jefferson College. For information, call 601-442-2901.
Watkins Street birthday
The Worthy Women of Watkins Street will have a celebration on Saturday to commemorate the 104th birthday of the Watkins Street Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature a lesson on the cemetery’s history, prayer and song.
This week’s Friday Forum will feature Natchez Mall Manager Marie Lofton, and mall merchants Mary Flach and Shirley T. Williams who will give an update on the mall. The forum is at 8 a.m. at the Natchez Coffee on Franklin Street.
Historic Natchez Tableaux
The Historic Natchez Tableaux will continue at 8 p.m. Friday at the City Auditorium.
Organized and orchestrated by volunteers with the Natchez Garden Club and Pilgrimage Garden Club, the tableaux is a treat for visitors and locals who enjoy learning more about history in a setting that includes beautiful costumes and staging.
The performance is offered four nights a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until April 6.
Tickets to the pageant are $15 per person, with children admitted for $7. Advance tickets and reservations are available at Natchez Pilgrimage Tours in the Visitor Reception Center.
The Natchez Little Theatre’s traditional Pilgrimage season play, “Southern Exposure,” will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with a special benefit and preview performance for the Natchez Lions Club.
Tickets for the benefit performance are $10 and can be purchased online at www.natezlittletheatre.org or by calling 601-442-2233.
“Southern Exposure” makes a little fun of Natchez Spring Pilgrimage by telling the story of Penelope Mayweather, a formerly beautiful Natchez belle trying to save her home, Mayweather Hall, from financial ruin.
First-time NLT director Bo Allen has reimagined this year’s performance.
Regular performances of “Southern Exposure” will be at 7:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Saturday and running through April 9. Tickets for regular performances are $15.