Friday, December 6, 2013
Today, Sip 'N' Cider is from 4-8 p.m. at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton). Participating merchants offer their version of Christmas hot cider. Vote for your favorite. Free; call 601-859-5816; canton-mississippi.com. Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree is at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University (1500 Peachtree St.) at the Soccer Bowl. A choir sings Christmas carols at the annual outdoor concert. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Free; call 601-968-5930; belhaven.edu. Death on Two Wheels performs at 10 p.m. at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). That Scoundrel and Fides also perform. For ages 18 and up. $5; call 601-292-7121; email [email protected]; ardenland.net. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Mississippi Bullfighting Exhibition is from 7-10 p.m. at Kirk Fordice Equine Center (1207 Mississippi St.). Matadors Cesar Castaneda and Domingo "El Mingo" Sanchez compete in the first annual traditional-style exhibition. No bulls are harmed during the event. Doors open at 6 p.m. A dance follows the event at Latin Train (330 Greymont Ave.). $25, free for ages 5 and under; call 601-955-4850 or 800-745-3000; follow Mississippi Bullfighting on Facebook. Ballet Mississippi's "The Nutcracker" is at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Special guests include Boston Ballet's Joseph Gatti and Adiarys Almeida. $15-$30; call 601-960-1560; balletms.com. The Basement is at 8 p.m. at The Corner (303 N. Farish St.). The celebration of the origins of hip-hop includes Jaxx City, Coke Bumaye and 5th Child as the emcees, music from DJ Young Venom, DJ Scrap Dirty and DJ Brik-A-Brak, and producers Donche, Alumni Beatz and D. Banks. Must be 21. $10; find The Basement on Facebook. Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience is at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The Led Zeppelin cover band performs. Cocktails at 8 p.m. For ages 18 and up. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; call 601-292-7121; ardenland.net. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Kitty Cleveland is from 2-3:30 p.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church (1242 Lynwood Drive) in Foley Hall. The singer/songwriter and inspirational speaker performs jazz standards. A reception with CDs for sale follows. Free, donations welcome; call 601-366-2335. Winter Choir Concert is at 3:30 p.m. at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo). The Tougaloo Concert Choir gives their annual performance in Woodworth Chapel. Free; call 601-977-7871; tougaloo.edu. Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet's "The Nutcracker" is at 2 p.m. at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center (4908 Ridgewood Road). Guest artists Dana Benton and Adam Still perform. Enjoy the Nutcracker Sweet Tea Party after the 2 p.m. show. $18-$22, $20 tea party; call 601-853-4508; email [email protected]; msmetroballet.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.