Friday, April 12, 2013
Today, the Spring Market of Jackson is from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) and runs through April 14. Girls' Night Out is April 13 from 5-9 p.m., and silent auction proceeds benefit CARA. $7, $15 three-day pass, $12 Wine & Women event April 12 at 5 p.m., $10 Market Madness wristband, children 12 and under free; call 662-890-3359. The Eudora Welty Plant Sale and Birthday Party is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Museum (1119 Pinehurst Place). Free admission, $25-$45 plants (cash or check); call 601-353-7762. Catholic Charities hosts the National Migration Festival from noon-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Free, $10 donation for beer tasting; call 601-355-8634. The Creative Arts Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.); runs through April 13. Free; call 601-979-2055. Two for One Skate Night is from 4-10 p.m. at Rampage Extreme Park (931 Highway 80 W.). $10; rampagextremepark.com. The Crossroads Film Festival continues with screenings starting at 6:45 p.m. at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). Runs through April 14. $8 per film, $6 for seniors, students and members, passes available; crossroadsfilmfestival.com. The play "Gold in the Hills" is at 7:30 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse (101 Iowa Blvd., Vicksburg). Shows through April 27. $12, $10 seniors 55 and older, $7 students, $5 children ages 12 and under; call 601-636-0471. Zoso plays at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall. For ages 18 and up. $15 advance, $20 at door; call 601-292-7121. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Komen Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Race for the Cure is from 8 a.m.-noon at the War Memorial Building (120 S. State St.). Proceeds go toward breast cancer research efforts. $20-$35; call 601-932-3999; komencentralms.org. KidFest! Ridgeland is from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Freedom Ridge Park (235 W. School St., Ridgeland). Continues April 14 and April 20-21. $10, children under 2 free; call 601-853-2011; kidfestridgeland.com. Ezra Brown headlines the Township Jazz Festival that is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Township at Colony Park (1037 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Refreshments for sale. Free admission; call 601-368-9950 or 601-856-6001; townshipjazzfestival.com. Shucker's annual crawfish boil is today and Sunday, $10. Sante South Wine Festival is at 6:30 p.m., at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.) with more than 120 wines and food from more than 20 Mississippi restaurants. VIP tasting at 6:30 p.m.; grand tasting is at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi. $80-$140; call 601-987-0200; santesouth.com. Saxophonist Kim Waters headlines the Battle of the Saxes at 7 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in McCoy Auditorium. $25, $35 reserved seating; call 800-745-3000. The Meat Puppets and the Tomatoes perform at 10 p.m. at Martin's. For ages 21 and up. $12 advance, $15 at door; ardenland.net. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, see the film "Rather Die a Free Man Than Live a Slave" at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). The film, by Kent Moorhead (see page 46) is about black soldiers in the Civil War. $8, $6 seniors, students and members, passes $15 and up; crossroadsfilmfestival.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.