Published on April 7th, 2022 | by TLV News0
Entertainment Options Abound in Oxford April 7–19, 2022
Ole Miss Baseball series versus Alabama – Friday–Sunday, April 8–10 @ Swayze Field
The Alabama Crimson Tide (18-12, 4-5) baseball team takes on the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels (19-9, 4-5) April 8, 9, and 10 in Oxford. Saturday’s 2 pm game is already sold out but there are tickets for Friday’s and Sunday’s game as of press time. If you don’t get inside Swayze Field, be sure to find a seat at your favorite local watering hole for this SEC West rivalry.
Tuesday, April 12: Three Blind Wines @ The Powerhouse, 6–8 pm
Get ready for one of Oxford’s favorite tasting events, now in a springtime edition! Grab your best wine buddy and choose a white or rosé to bring to the competition. Each team brings three bottles of the same wine, which all participants will blind taste, then vote on their favorite. The team that brought the wine with the most votes wins an epic wine stash—one of each bottle entered in the competition! Tickets are just $40 per team ($45 if you’re not a YAC member). You can even take the guess work out of choosing a wine by purchasing a special “Sommelier ticket” for $100/$110, which means the participating store will choose for you and deliver the bottles to the Powerhouse. Sounds like a good time!
Thursday, April 14: Ducks Unlimited – Ole Miss Crawfish Boil @ The Library, 6 pm
The Ole Miss chapter of Ducks Unlimited and Rebel Realty are throwing a huge crawfish boil that will include raffles and auctions for brand new 2022 Ducks Unlimited merchandise. The 9th annual event will appeal to outdoorsmen of all stripes, so don’t miss this chance to score some outstanding gear such as guns, knives, and decoys. Tickets are only $50 ($35 for students) and that will get you all the crawfish your heart desires, a bottomless cup, and an annual Ducks Unlimited membership. Sponsorships are $400 to include admission for two, plus lots of extra goodies. Or, you can go all-out with a Corporate Sponsor Table ticket for $700, which will get admission for eight people, a reserved table, and even more goodies. Diamond-level sponsorships are also available.
Thursday, April 14: Code Pink: Fairy @ The Lyric, 9 pm–until
Oxford’s hottest LGBTQIA+ dance party and drag show is back again with a fairy-themed event that is sure to appeal to Oxford’s most fabulous residents. Code Pink’s Instagram post announced, “DRESSCODE: Winged ones and magical folk. Fairies, angels, demons, nymphs, mermaids, and Disney princesses.” Go ahead and start working on your costume and get ready to dance the night away with a couple hundred of your besties. Bring your dollars for the drag show, too!
Easter-related events around Oxford
Cedar Oaks Guild is hosting a free Easter Egg Dyeing Party Sunday, April 10 from 2–4 pm. They will provide hard boiled eggs and dyes, plus crafts and cookies. Tuesday, April 12, Campus Recreation hosts their Great Egg Hunt, with a Kid Egg Hunt for children ages 8 and under, and a Relay Race for 9 and older. The events starts at the Trail Kiosk on the South Campus Rail Trail. On Saturday, April 16, catch the OPC Easter Egg Hunt at mTrade Park starting at 9 am, then get pictures with the Easter Bunny at R&R Cookies from 10 am to noon. Every bunny will have fun!
Tuesday, April 19: Oxford Community Market Spring Kick-off @ Old Armory Pavilion
After two years of Covid restrictions, OXCM will host its 2022 season opener, which will be “a big block-party and old-fashioned country fair rolled into one.” You can expect all the fresh spring produce like strawberries, lettuces, carrots, broccoli, and cabbage, plus plenty of other locally made products. Rocket 88 will provide the musical entertainment, and there will be free food samples, family activities, and a great community vibe.
Later in the month, mark your calendars for the 25th Annual Double Decker Arts Festival, held on the Oxford Square April 22–23; An American in Paris, part of The Ford Center’s Broadway series on April 26; and Theatre Oxford’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Naomi Levin April 28–30.
As always, check The Local Voice online for events, entertainment, and food + drink specials daily.