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It's the Weekend!

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John Prine performs at 8 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall.

Today, the Mississippi International Film Festival continues at 9 a.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.); Red Carpet Gala at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per film or workshop; students with ID get in free; for information visit msfilm.org. The film "We Juke Up in Here" shows at 7 p.m. at Cathead Vodka (644 Church Road, Suite 1, Gluckstadt). The event is free; for information visit wejukeupinhere.com. Cassandra Wilson performs at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Yellow Scarf. BYOB. Tickets are $50-$60; call 866-310-2622. Salsa Mississippi's (605 Duling Ave.) Ballroom Dance Party is at 8 p.m. Admission is $10; call 601-213-6355. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, the Mississippi International Film Festival at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) culminates with the Tommy Johnson Blues Festival at noon and the Zombie Ball at 7 p.m. (Zombie Crawl from the King Edward Hotel at 6 p.m.; includes costume contest). Admission is $15 for the concert and $5 for other events. Free films and ball for students; for information visit msfilm.org. Township at Colony Park's (1037 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland) Fall Festival is at 10 a.m. The event is free; call 601-368-9950. The Art, Poetry and Justice Slam is at 6 p.m. at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The event is free; call 601-291-4060 or 334-322-8218. The "Banjos, Ballads and Buddies" concert at 7 p.m. at Hinds Community College, Pearl (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl). Tickets are $20; for information email [email protected] John Prine performs at 8 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets are $38.50-$48.50; call 800-745-3000. The Robert Johnson Crossroads Celebration is at 8 p.m. at Alamo Theatre. Tickets are $20-$25; call 601-613-0805. The Blocktober Halloween Party, a JFP-sponsored event, is at 8 p.m. on Congress Street; includes a costume contest. BYOB. The event is free; call 601-353-9800. Teneia Sanders performs at 9 p.m. at Yellow Scarf. BYOB. Regular tickets are $15-$20 and $5 for students; call 866-310-2622. Marcia Ball performs at 9 p.m. at Underground 119. Admission is $25; call 800-745-3000. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, the Mississippi International Film Festival's awards brunch is at 11 a.m. at the King Edward Hotel. Admission is $20; call 601-665-7737; for information visit msfilm.org. Fenian's Abita Beer Dinner is at 6 p.m. RSVP. Tickets are $50; call 601-948-0055. The New Stage play and JFP-sponsored event "The Understudy" is at 7:30 p.m. at Warehouse Theatre (1000 Monroe St.). Encore Oct. 30. Tickets are $7; call 601-948-3533, ext. 224. The show is for mature audiences. The Fashion Mixer is at 6 p.m. at The Penguin; includes a fashion show and a trunk show. Tickets are $15 in advance, $60 vendor fee; for information visit fashionmixerms1.eventbrite.com. 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.

Is something missing? To make sure your event is listed on the JFP calendars, send the information to [email protected] or [email protected], or add your event yourself. It's easy!

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