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November 2017

West of Shake Rag (Improv)

November 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us this Saturday night as we split the show into 5 different formats! Each shaker plans their own portion of the show! Family Friendly this month.

Carlton: Video Centric!
Marley: The Scene!
Casey: Shake Rag Musical!
Glenn: Spooky 1940s!
Kristyn: Short form Showdown! — with Carlton Wall, Marley Maharrey Michael, Casey Dillard Pernell, Glenn Payne, Kristyn Armour Martz and Link Centre.

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Tupelo Gameday

November 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Board Games

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December 2017

Storytelling

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tickets are $5

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March 2018

Tupelo Comedy Arts Festival

March 9, 2018 - March 10, 2018

West of Shake Rag presents the 2018 Tupelo Comedy Arts Festival! Open to the Public; all are welcome! Hosted by West of Shake Rag The Tupelo Comedy Arts Festival returns to the Link Centre for the 2018 edition! You get two HUGE nights of live comedy! We'll have visiting Stand-up Comedians and Improvisers from all over the southeast. Tickets are just $5 per night. Both events start at 7:00pm. Adult content so leave the kiddos at home. Grab some friends and…

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April 2018

Sessions Open Mic featuring artist/producer Karega Ani (Houston, TX)

April 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic featuring artist/producer Karega Ani (Houston, TX), happening Friday, April 6th!! #savethedate #spokenword #music #community #grownfolks #ShareYourTalent#arts #LinkCentre #MyTupelo #ShareMe Sessions Open Mic, your monthly place for spoken word and music, presents a special feature by artist Karega Ani! Traveling from Texas, Karega is a multi-talented artist (poet, designer, jeweler, composer...) and dynamic performer! Don't miss this opportunity to discover his work featured along with our awesome community of artists! Black Box Theatre - Link Centre....1800 West Main St. in Tupelo! Free Popcorn - $7 entry.  

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May 2018

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre

May 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians...come out and show us your talent! It's a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!  

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West of Shake Rag presents the “May Day Mayday Show!”

May 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Mayday! Mayday! Out of control, live comedy this Saturday, May 12th at Link Centre as West of Shake Rag celebrates the oncoming summer! Tickets are just $5 so grab some friends and join West of Shake Rag with hosts Kristyn and Marley! West of Shake Rag presents the “May Day Mayday Show!”

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Strangers Make You Smile Show

May 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Do you like Plays? Do you like Improv? Then join us this Friday night at the Link Centre for an improvised play about.......ok, we have no idea what it'll be about. That's where you come in! We need your suggestion to get things started. After that we'll make it all up on the spot! Maybe you'll laugh, maybe you'll cry, maybe you'll eat so much free popcorn you'll collapse in your seat. Either way you and your crew will have…

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June 2018

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre

June 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians...come out and show us your talent! It's a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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September 2018

West of Shake Rag Presents “Mister Murdery”!

September 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Find out WHODUNNIT?? this Saturday night at the Link Centre. The Baron has died and there's a horrible crime (which will undoubtedly be goofy) that's been committed. The problem is, it's someone who's at the party! Join us for a night full of live improvised comedy at Baron Burnt Sienna's Manor. Family friendly this round so you can bring the whole gang.

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INKFEST

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

InkFest is coming! We are so excited to welcome back last year's UnSlam Winner, Writeous Soul to do a double feature with Asia Rainey! The closed mic list features an awesome lineup of artists who have become a part of the spoken word family through Sessions Open Mic. Get ready for an amazing night!

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October 2018

Actors Monologue Competition

October 5, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:15 pm

Actors Monologue Competition Sponsored by Dead Leaf Productions and Link Centre Join us for the first installment of our new Actors Monologue Competition. Not only will you get to witness some outstanding performances you'll also be a judge for the evening! The audience votes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. 1st place will receive a cash prize. ATTENTION ACTORS: Performance entry is open to the public. $15 to sign up. 5 minutes maximum on monologues. Ages 18 &…

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West of Shake Rag – Halloween show with costume contest!

October 13, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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November 2018

Sessions Open Mic

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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West of Shake Rag

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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December 2018

West of Shake Rag’s Annual Christmas Show

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

West of Shake Rag invites you to join us for our annual holiday improvised show. Free popcorn. Beer and drinks for sale. Admission is $5 cash at the door. KID-FRIENDLY!    

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West of Shake Rag

December 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

December 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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January 2019

Elvis Birthday Showcase and Karaoke Contest

January 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Please come help us celebrate Elvis' birthday while also supporting a good cause. We will have international Elvis experts along with talented locals on hand to perform. We will also have an Elvis Karaoke Contest. All proceeds will go back into Tupelo's Homelessness Outreach Efforts! Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM CST Hosted by Hannah Maharrey

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West of Shake Rag

January 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Word Play – Writing Workshop

January 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Writing workshop held by Kelneccia Denman. In the Word Play Studio.

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Sessions Open Mic

January 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 6:30pm, and show starts at 7pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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February 2019

West of Shake Rag

February 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

February 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic at Link Centre Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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March 2019

West of Shake Rag

March 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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April 2019

72 Hour Film Dash *Screening*

April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Eight teams will be competing for 16 different awards on April 11th at the Link Centre in Tupelo. They each had just 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit an entire movie. Join us to celebrate their accomplishments as we screen all eight films followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers and awards ceremony. Speaking of awards, YOU get to help decide who goes home with the audience award/cash prize! Tickets are just $7 and are available at the…

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West of Shake Rag presents 2 Fast 2 Furious!

April 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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May 2019

West of Shake Rag

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag May 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Acting Workshop-May 25 & Monologue Competition-June 1

May 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

***May 25 - 1:00pm-4:00pm (Actors Bash Workshop) This special edition of the Actor's Bash workshop will focus on performing monologues. We invite attending actors to select their own 1-3 minute monologue and have it memorized for the day of the workshop. The monologues can come from any source you choose. This event will precede our ACTORS MONOLOGUE COMPETITION, which will be held one week later on June 1st. (Both events led by Writer/Director/Actor Glenn Payne) We have a group critique…

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Sessions Open Mic

May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 for audience members, $5 if you sign the list to share!

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June 2019

Acting Workshop-May 25 & Monologue Competition-June 1

June 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

***May 25 - 1:00pm-4:00pm (Actors Bash Workshop) This special edition of the Actor's Bash workshop will focus on performing monologues. We invite attending actors to select their own 1-3 minute monologue and have it memorized for the day of the workshop. The monologues can come from any source you choose. This event will precede our ACTORS MONOLOGUE COMPETITION, which will be held one week later on June 1st. (Both events led by Writer/Director/Actor Glenn Payne) We have a group critique…

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West of Shake Rag

June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

June 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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July 2019

MISSISSIPPI TODAY presents Marshall’s Mississippi: Tupelo

July 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Marshall Ramsey has seen (and drawn) just about everything in Mississippi for more than 20 years, and now he’s taking his pen and personality on the road. Join us for Marshall’s Mississippi, a dynamic roadshow featuring live interviews, interactive illustrations and intimate discourse from Mississippi Today Editor-at-Large Marshall Ramsey and his acclaimed guests: Mississippi Today senior political reporter Bobby Harrison, Representative Steve Holland and former Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland. Fans of the Pulitzer-nominated editorial cartoonist have never…

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West of Shake Rag

July 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

July 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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August 2019

West of Shake Rag

August 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

August 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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September 2019

West of Shake Rag

September 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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October 2019

West of Shake Rag

October 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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November 2019

West of Shake Rag

November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag November 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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Sessions Open Mic

November 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) opens at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7 at the door.

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December 2019

West of Shake Rag

December 14, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

West of Shake Rag December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Family friendly, live comedy. Bring the whole clan! FREE popcorn! (Yeah, you heard that right. FREE!!!) Tickets $5 at the door. Show starts at 7:30PM!

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January 2020

Sunday Showdown

January 12 @ 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sessions Open Mic

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, January 31, 2020 7:30PM Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians...come out and show us your talent! It's a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) open at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7.

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February 2020

Sessions Open Mic

February 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, February 28, 2020 7:30PM Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) open at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7.

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March 2020

Sessions Open Mic

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 28, 2020 7:30PM Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians…come out and show us your talent! It’s a great night out with friends, for meeting new people, or date night. Doors (and open mic list) open at 7pm, and show starts at 7:30pm. Admission: $7.

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April 2020

Sessions Open Mic

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Friday, April 24, 2020 7:30PM, Live Stream! Sessions Open Mic welcomes all spoken word artists, singers, musicians, comedians… but this month we're doing things a little differently. We will be streaming this event live and FREE on the Link Centre Facebook page! And that means if you want to join the mic list we need you to help us by letting us know ahead of time that you want to show us your talent. So, if you want to join the…

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