Friday, June 8, 2012
Today, the artist reception for Rod Moorhead and Betty Press is at 5 p.m. at Fischer Galleries (3100 N. State St.). Press also signs copies of "I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom in Images and Proverb." The event is free; $39.95 per book; call 601-291-9115. The Medgar Evers Homecoming continues with a banquet at 7 p.m. at Hilton Jackson (1001 E. County Line Road); actor Danny Glover is the guest speaker. Tickets are $50; call 601-948-5835. The Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre presents the play "Marvelous Murder" at 6 p.m. at Parker House. RSVP. Tickets are $48; call 601-937-1752. Art Remix is at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Lisa Mills and Latinismo perform. Free admission, food $5 and up; call 601-960-1515. The play "Not As I Do" is at 7 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. Encore show June 9 at 6 p.m. $15, $12 children under 12 in advance; $20, $15 at the door; call 601-506-7377. Yellow Scarf hosts "Honoring the Masters Series, Part 4" at 8 p.m. Joe Jennings, Alvin Fielder, Dr. London Branch and Charlie Robinson perform. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; call 347-754-0668. Snazz is at Reed Pierce's. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Just Have a Ball 5K Run/Walk is at 7:30 a.m. at Fleet Feet Sports (Trace Station, 500 Highway 51 N., Ridgeland). Proceeds benefit The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi. Regular admission is $25, $20 for the fun run and $60 for a family (up to five); call 601-454-2420. Community Animal Rescue and Adoption's Putting on the Dog is at 11 a.m. at Great Scott (4400 Old Canton Road) and includes a car show, a children's carnival and pet adoptions. Free admission, food for sale, dog food and treat donations welcome; call 601-842-4404. The Medgar Evers Homecoming wraps up with a parade at Freedom Corner (Medgar Evers Boulevard and Martin Luther King Drive) at 10 a.m., and a blues concert at 4 p.m. at Edwards Livestock Arena (108 Mt. Moriah Road, Edwards). Admission is $15 for the concert; call 601-948-5835. Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.) hosts the Bug Boil at 2 p.m. with crawfish, beer and live music. Admission is $20; call 601-487-6349. "The Blast" deejay showcase is at 6 p.m. at North Midtown Arts Center. The event is free. The Cave Singers perform at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Cocktails at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Art House Cinema Downtown at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) features the opera film "Peter Grimes" at 2 p.m. ($16) and the independent film "A Bag of Hammers" at 5 p.m. ($7). For information visit http://www.msfilm.org. The GenerationNXT Indie Concert Series is at Dreamz JXN at 6 p.m. Also, be sure to take some time to support a local restaurant such as Bon Ami, Two Sisters Kitchen, Julep, Cool Al's, or Cerami's. If you want more dining options, see
JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide.