Weekend ticket: Weekend weather not dampening events

Published 12:21 am Thursday, May 30, 2013

By April Garon

The Natchez Democrat

NATCHEZ — A chance of inclement weather is expected to rumble into the area today, with the chance of storms increasing through the weekend and temperatures sitting in the high 80s.

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But don’t worry. A couple of of indoor events are available to keep you entertained and dry.

Natchez Dance Theater’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ 

Natchez Dance Theater will present its first performance, “Alice in Wonderland” ballet this weekend.

Artistic director Mignon Reid said it is a project she’s wanted to do for several years and that the cast has been working hard at rehearsal. The performers’ ages range from 5 to 17. Reid hopes to put on the “Alice in Wonderland” ballet every year.

“‘Alice In Wonderland’ is going to be new to the area; no one has done this show before,” Reid said. “I’m super excited.”

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.

The public is welcome to attend.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children and seniors. For more information, call Reid at 601-870-8920.

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians’ Windsor Ruins Archaeology Presentation 

The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will host Archaeologist Sara Hahn to speak about her recent work involving the Windsor Ruins in Claiborne County.

Her team’s project investigated the below ground supports of the historic site’s 40-foot columns. Hahn’s work examined new information about the ruins, exposing the underground chain brick wall that keeps the site stable.

Hahn will also speak about her research on the antebellum ceramic importers of New Orleans.

The presentation will take place 6:30 p.m. today at The Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The event is free to the public but seating is limited.