Friday, June 22, 2012
Today, the Being Belhaven Arts Series at Belhaven Park (Poplar Boulevard) wraps up with Open-mic Night from 5-7 p.m. The event is free; for information email [email protected] The Beggars No Mo' Band plays at Pelican Cove from 6-10 p.m. Blues and jazz saxophonist Alphonso Sanders performs at 8 p.m. at Yellow Scarf (741 Harris St., Suite E). Jerry Jermott, Ricky Burkhead and Jimmie Lee Jr. also perform. The doors open at 7 p.m. BYOB. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 347-754-0668. Sherman Lee Dillon and the Mississippi Sound perform at F. Jones Corner. Martin's hosts Kenny Brown's Hill Country Picnic Preview. Performers include Kenny Brown, Blue Mountain, Gary Burnside and Jimbo Mathus. The King Taylor Duo performs at Jaco's Tacos. Static Ensemble plays at Ole Tavern. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Breakfast with the Otters is at 7 a.m. at the Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.). Registration is required. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children, with discounts for members; call 601-352-2500. Enjoy free food, music and games at the Juneteenth Celebration at noon at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.). The event is free; call 601-940-0456, 601-503-4235 or 601-317-4810. The reception for Patrick Grogan's art exhibit is from 1-3 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.); the exhibit hangs through June 30. Admission is free; call 601-960-1557. The Milt Hilton Memorial Concert and Festival is at 7 p.m. at Vicksburg Hotel (801 Clay St., Vicksburg) in the Coral Room Theatre. Free admission; call 601-618-9349. 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 films "Chely Wright: Wish Me Away" at 2 p.m. and "Citizen Gangster" at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 per film; for information visit msfilm.org. The GenerationNXT Indie Concert Series is at 6 p.m. at Dreamz JXN. Eclectic Sunday is at 8 p.m. at The Med Grill. Enjoy music from DJ Phingaprint. Call 601-956-0082. 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