Friday, May 17, 2013
Today, Art House Cinema at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) features the films "Jeffrey Dahmer Files" at 7 p.m. and "Area 407" at 8:30 p.m. Screenings through May 19. $10 per film; msfilm.org. The UniverSoul Circus after-party with choreographer Johnny Burgess is at 9 p.m. at Soul Wired Cafe. $5-$10; call 601-863-6378. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Dragon Boat Regatta kicks off at 9 a.m. at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Includes food and a kids' zone. Free admission for spectators; call 601- 605-2554. The annual arts festival FIGMENT Jackson is at noon on Wilson Street in the Midtown Arts District. Includes a street music festival after dark. Continues May 19 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free; jackson.figmentproject.org. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Symphony on the Square from 6-9 p.m. at Historic Canton Square (Courthouse Square, Canton). Free admission; call 601- 859-5816. The roller derby bout between the Capital City Roller Girls and the Okoloosa Rollers is at 6:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Benefits Life of Mississippi. $12, children under 12 free, $50 vendors; call 601-383-4885. The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band Grand Patriotic Concert is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). Free; call 769-218-0828. The Civil Rights Movement Commemorative Gala and Tougaloo Honors is at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Smokey Robinson performs. $200; call 601-977- 7871. Nameless Open Mic is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5, $3 to perform. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Jackson Adult Kickball League Games are from 3-7 p.m. at Legion Field (400 South Drive). Free; email [email protected] Southern Comfort Redux: Picnic by the Lake is at 5 p.m. at the Town of Livingston (129 Mannsdale Road, Madison). The event is a fundraiser for the featured chefs' trip to the James Beard House in New York. RSVP. $50; call 601-352-2322. 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.