January 20-27, 2017
Pop Up Oxford will kick off on Saturday, January 20th and continue through Saturday, January 27th with events and programs celebrating Oxford’s rich cultural scene. The idea stemmed from the Chautauqua adult education movement that began at the turn of the 20th century. The Chautauqua brought together culture and entertainment in various formats including lectures, events and programs. Theodore Roosevelt called the Chautauqua movement “the most American thing in America.” Pop Up Oxford will encompass the idea of the Chautauqua movement by hosting various events, speakers, exhibits and musical components all of which Oxford has become known for in celebrating its literary, musical and cultural heritage. Visit Oxford has collaborated with various organizations, attractions and events to create a week-long schedule of activities for visitors and locals to celebrate Oxford’s rich cultural scene.
Throughout the Week
Various locations on The Square
Participating hotels (list coming soon) will be offering a multi-day discount when you mention Pop Up Oxford while booking. For hotel information, CLICK HERE.
Saturday, January 20th
7:00pm-10:00pm – Small Hall Songwriters Concert
Featuring Live Performances and a Cash Prize
Ticket Link to the Concert coming soon
Sunday, January 21st
5:00pm-9:00pm – Hotel Hop
The Hotel Hop will happen Sunday evening. Hotels around the Square will host a progressive food & drink tasting. Tickets are limited. To purchase a ticket, please CLICK HERE.
Monday, January 22nd
6:30pm-8pm – Cocktail Book Party at Big Bad Breakfast
Featuring snacks and cocktails from The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails by Sara Camp Milam
Did you know that before bourbon, rum was the South’s favorite spirit? Come learn about the fascinating history of rum, its distillation process, and its role in drinks both classic and contemporary. You’ll sample a Snackbar cocktail that features rum in a starring role and taste-test a selection of styles. Tickets are $15 and will be available for purchase on a ticket link coming soon.
Tuesday, January 23rd
6:00pm-8:00pm – Oxford Art Crawl
8:00pm-10:00pm – Day for Art Party
Oxford Art Awards will feature live performances by local musicians, authors, and performing artists, plus a chance to win a year of art event tickets. A donation of $10 which will support local art agencies reserves a VIP ticket to the awards with complimentary cocktails & treats. You do not need to pay to vote, which will begin January 15th on the ticket link coming soon.
Sponsored by Cathead
7:30pm – Ole Miss Basketball vs. Alabama
Wednesday, January 24th
6:00pm – Mary Zicafoose, Tapestry & Rug Weaver, Guest Artist Lecture (Exhibition, “Fault Lines”)
8:00pm – Mary Zicafoose Reception
7:30pm – The Sound of Music, The National Tour
Thursday, January 25th
3pm-5:30pm – 8th Annual Fiber Arts Festival Market Preview
5:30pm – Opening Reception for Fiber Arts Festival
Friday, January 26th
9am-10am – Demo/Talk with Mary Zicafoose
10am-6pm – Fiber Arts Festival
6pm-9pm – Reception for the Fiber Arts Festival
Saturday, January 27th
10am-5pm – Fiber Arts Festival Market
12pm-4pm – Splinter Creek Tours and Bonfire Chat
Splinter Creek home tours, a talk with a Splinter Creek architect and a nice bonfire to enjoy!
(A more detailed schedule is coming soon.)
6:30pm – Pre-Show Reception for Malpaso Dance Company
Based in Havana and founded by Osnel Delgado