The best of the best, hand-picked by The Packet staff. Packet Picks are based solely on taste, or lack thereof, and not advertising. If you have a recommendation for Packet Picks, email us at email@example.com.
True Blood — Season Six
HBO’s venerable vampire series, based loosely on the works of Charliane Harris, returns for its sixth season. And if the season premiere is an indicator, look for more vamp and camp in the sweaty, humid terrains of Louisiana. Plus, all your favorite vampires are back — Bill, Eric, Pam, Jessica, Tara, Dracula, Count Chocula, Fangface, Edward Cullen, Blackula, The Count from Sesame Street, Elvira, Ke$ha and Grandpa Munster.
(Sundays at 8 p.m. on HBO)
The Last Week In August
…will be here before you know it and that means, yep, the return of SEC football. And the first week is packed with top-tier games including Mississippi State vs. Oklahoma State, Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, Ole Miss vs. Vanderbilt, LSU vs. Texas Christian, South Carolina vs. North Carolina and Georgia vs. Clemson. This is only week one! As Andy Williams once crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”
Breakfast at Helen’s Kitchen
A large selection of breakfast favorites, but The Packet picks the salmon and egg breakfast — two homemade salmon croquettes (“patties” for us country folks) served with eggs cooked to order, home potatoes and biscuits. You can also get it with rice. Come for the breakfast; stay for the lunch.
(708 15th St. N (662) 328-3063)
Sounds Of Summer
Keith and Margie will be performing tonight (Thursday, June 20) at the Columbus Riverwalk for the second Sounds of Summer concert starting at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by Main Street Columbus.
Charlie Burgin and Southbound Train at Ground Zero Blues Club
The Train will be heading south for real this weekend as the legendary bluesman plays a Saturday night show at Clarksdale’s most famous nightclub. The club is owned by newly-elected Clarksdale Mayor Bill Luckett and the only actor to have played both God and the President of the United States — Morgan Freeman (not to be confused with Morgan J. Freeman, the producer of MTV’s sublime “Teen Mom 2.”) Word on the street is that Freeman will be joining The Packet’s own Ron Williams on stage for a rousing rendition of the Johnnie Taylor classic “Who’s Makin’ Love?.” But it will probably just be Luckett dueting on Clarence Carter’s “Patches.” Either way, everyone’s a winner.
Man of Steel
300 director Zack Snyder and The Dark Knight’s Christopher Nolan come together to lend their unique styles to the latest Superman reboot. With mind-blowing visuals and epic fight scenes, comic book and movie fans alike should enjoy this one.
P.S. Michael Shannon brings General Zod to life as a villain you can believe in.
(For showtimes, visit http://www.malco.com/)
The Diamond Dogs are off to a 2-0 start at the College World Series — their first 2-0 start in almost 30 years. The Bulldogs are one win away from playing for the National Championship in NCAA baseball.