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March 27: VOX Peach Jam

21 Mar

peach jam
Wednesday, March 27, starting at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), VOX Press Artist Series, producer Alice Walker, and emcee Jim Dees will present PEACH JAM, a celebration of female poets and musicians, at The Powerhouse Community Arts Center.

Entertainment will include:

  • Deux Filles de Sangin
  • Vera Pa
  • Betsy and the BarnBurners
  • Dottie Knight
  • Shannon McNally

There will be a silent auction of works by local female visual artists and a raffle with proceeds going to the not-for-profit VOX organization.

There’s no cover. However, as a VOX Press fundraiser, there is a $5 suggested donation for food and drink. Arrive early to enjoy pre-show entertainment and refreshments!

For more information, see the Facebook event page here.

Oct. 23: Last Oxford Arts Crawl of the Year

22 Oct

If you’ve been an avid art crawler this season—or even if this is your first time out—Tuesday will mark the last crawl of 2012.

A free event from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., stops include Cicada for Men, where a bourbon tasting will take place courtesy of local mixologist Jayce McConnell; Cicada for Her; The Powerhouse; University Museum; Gallery 130; Southside Gallery; Frame Up Gallery; and a special after-party at Boure with a Maker’s Market sponsored by Cathead Vodka and Lazy Magnolia.

Hop on the Double Decker bus for a free ride to each stop, or grab your sneakers and walk the route. Snacks and refreshments will be provided at all stops.


Free Food and Wine Event Tonight!

10 Jul

The Yocona International Folk Festival will host a benefit at The Powerhouse on Tuesday, July 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will benefit the festival, which will take place Aug. 4 to 18 in Oxford and surrounding areas.

Tuesday’s family-friendly event will include entertainment from a variety of local ethnic artists, including Turkish dancing; Celtic music; a folk rock performance; Peruvian and other ethnic storytelling.

Attendees can learn more about the history of the festival through a new video describing the folk festival concept while enjoying international food and wines.

The event is free.

Dining With The Stars

7 Jun

Friday, June 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Powerhouse, the Oxford Shakespeare Festival is kicking off its new season with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction called Dining with the Stars. Admission is free.

There will be sneak previews of “All’s Well That Ends Well”, “King Lear”, and “The Sound of Music”.

Attendees will have the chance to bid on dining experiences with local Oxford celebrities ranging from chefs to authors to the Mayor.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here or contact Ryan Breeland at (601) 757-0555 or jrbreeland@gmail.com.

Holiday Powerhouse Events

30 Nov

Mark your calendar for some fun events coming up soon at The Powerhouse.

The Oxford Artist Guild Holiday Art Market will take place this Friday and Saturday, December 2 and 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. along with A Theatre Oxford Christmas performance on both nights starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Annual YAC Ornament Auction is next Thursday, December 8, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., featuring ornaments made by local artists, tastings by local restaurants: Taylor Grocery Catering, Soulshine Pizza Factory, LBs Meat Market, City Grocery Restaurant Group, Honeybee Bakery, High Point Coffee, Two Stick, Party Waitin’ to Happen catering, and McEwens. Wine and cocktail tastings will also take place.

Find out more on the Oxford Arts Council site here.



Countdown to a Food Frenzy

26 Sep

It’s finally here! The EatingOxford.com Two-Year Anniversary event is happening this Thursday, September 29, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Powerhouse. Many of you have already secured your tickets online at www.EatingOxford.com or at The Powerhouse. You can also purchase them at the door on the night of the event for only $10.00! Don’t forget that 75% of your admission price will be donated to The Pantry.

An on-site food-themed raffle will occur every 30 minutes, so bring a few extra dollars to win some fabulous prizes such as gift certificates for Ravine, Tacky Shack, My Michelle’s Tribecca Allie Cafe, Firehouse Subs, Kabuki, Old Venice and Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill; gift packages from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Old Thyme Farms; and a variety of unique cookbooks!

There are a few restaurants that I’m waiting to hear final word from, but as of today, you can start gearing up to sample deliciousness from the following local eateries (in alphabetical order):

  1. 6 ‘ N Tubbs
  2. Ferdinand’s
  3. Honey Bee Bakery
  4. Lusa Pastry Cafe
  5. Main Squeeze
  6. Mink’s On the Park
  7. Old Venice
  8. Olivia’s Food Emporium
  9. Panini
  10. Petra Mediterranean Cuisine
  11. Proud Larry’s
  12. Rice & Spice
  13. Tacky Shack
  14. Taylor Grocery
  15. Tribecca Allie Cafe
  16. Turkuaz Cafe

Looking forward to Eating Oxford with everyone on Thursday!

EatingOxford.com Party Invite!

17 Aug


What better way to celebrate the two-year anniversary of a website and blog that focuses on food and restaurants than to throw a party that focuses on food and restaurants? 

Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., because EatingOxford.com will be throwing a food frenzy at The Powerhouse unlike any you’ve ever seen! If you love food, which you do if you’re reading this post, do not miss this event! I want to personally meet all of the people who have helped to make EatingOxford.com one of the most popular websites in Oxford and the No. 1 food blog in Mississippi. Let’s all have dinner together!

Planning has just begun, but be prepared for more than 20 Oxford restaurants to be represented as well as wine/spirits and fun surprises such as food-themed raffles and more.

Tickets are only $10.00, of which 75% of all proceeds will go to benefit The Pantry! Secure yours today by clicking here.

Restaurant owners and sponsors, contact me at foodie@eatingoxford.com for information about participating in this event.

Additional details, including a list of participating restaurants, are coming soon.


Appetizers, Chocolate and Burlesque?

3 Feb

Talk about gearing up for Valentine’s Day!

This Saturday (February 5), The Tennessee Tease Burlesque will be performing along with a magician at the Powerhouse.

How does this relate to eating in Oxford? Well, you can purchase a general admission ticket for $10, or you can get a VIP pass for $15 and enjoy the opening reception (hosted by the Young Professionals of Oxford) from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., which includes a drink, appetizers from Waltz on The Square, special front-row seating during the performance and a chocolate tasting from Holli’s Sweet Tooth.

There will also be a raffle to win gift certificates for Waltz on The Square and Holli’s Sweet Tooth along with bottles of Sweet Sunset chocolate wine.

The show starts at 8:00 p.m. and all proceeds benefit Oxford Medical Ministries. Tickets are available at the event or by contacting Lauren at 205-492-1943.

VOX presents Beer, Blues and BBQ

14 Sep

Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse, Scott Barretta will interview blues singer Effie Burt and show the short film “Smoke and Ears,” the story of a Jackson restaurant’s 70-year-old tradition of serving smoked pig ear sandwiches. Music will be provided by Burt and her band and barbecue is coming from Tallulah’s Kitchen. Beer will also be available. Admission is free! Food and drink will be provided for a small donation.

See the Facebook invite here.

Vote to Renovate the Powerhouse

5 Sep

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council (YAC) has been selected as a finalist for a $20,000 award in the 50 States for Good program sponsored by  Tom’s of Maine.  Tom’s of Maine receives thousands of submissions for this program and has selected just 41 groups to consider as finalists. YAC’s project to renovate the Powerhouse Community Arts Center was the only project chosen from Mississippi, and, if selected, would help ensure that Oxford residents continue to enjoy a variety of events—including food-centric ones—at the venue for years to come.

The program has entered the public support phase and YAC needs our help with votes You can vote once per day until the deadline on September 9th.


Please take the time to vote and share the link.

UPDATE 9/7: Local restaurants are also supporting the Arts Council with 1/2 off gift certificates available here. Restaurants include: Newk’s, Burger King and Papa John’s (Ravine will be added soon).

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