Friday, November 1, 2013
Today, Avodah: A Night of Worship Through the Creative Arts is at 6:30 p.m. at Belhaven University (1500 Peachtree St.). Free; email [email protected] Halloween Pub Crawl is at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Wear a costume during the bike ride for a chance to win a prize. Free; call 366-1602; email [email protected]; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook. Expressions Through the Arts is at 7 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Catholic Charities' Legal Assistance Clinic hosts the fundraiser to help domestic violence survivors with filing fees. Includes refreshments, a silent auction and a performance from MADDRAMA. Sponsorships available. $30 admission, $140 filing fee donation (average cost for a contested divorce); call 601-326-3759; catholiccharitiesjackson.org. Smokin' on the Rez BBQ and Music Festival is today and tomorrow at Old Trace Park (Post Road, Ridgeland). Includes a cooking competition, food vendors and music from Bill and Temperance, The Chill, Chris Gill and the Soul Shakers, and Vince Vance and the Valiants. No coolers or outside food and beverages. $5 Nov. 1, $10 Nov. 2, $10 two-day pass, ages 12 and under free with paid adult; call 601-853-2011; barnettreservoirfoundation.org. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Fall Native Plant Sale is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Clinton Community Nature Center (617 Dunton Road, Clinton). Free; call 601-926-1104; email [email protected] Metro Jackson Heart Walk is at 9 a.m. at Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Check-in and other activities begin at 8 a.m. The 5K walk benefits the American Heart Association. Teams welcome. Walkers who raise a minimum of $100 receive a T-shirt. Fundraising encouraged; call 601-321-1209; email [email protected]; metrojacksonheartwalk.org. Red Beans & Rice Celebration is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Trustmark Park (1 Braves Way, Pearl). Enjoy samples from the red beans and rice competition, family-friendly activities and music from Dave Jordan and the Neighborhood Improvement Association, the Southern Komfort Brass Band and Hunter Gibson. Proceeds benefit Stewpot Community Services. $10-$20; call 601-949-4799, 601-896-6081, 601-208-6626 or 601-506-5375; stewpot.org. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Stars of American Ballet is at 4 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Ballet Mississippi is the host. Members of the New York City Ballet present four pas de deux by co-founder George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins' "Fancy Free." Reception follows at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). $20-$60 ballet, $75 reception; call 601-960-1560 or 800-745-3000; balletms.com. Mississippi Chorus: Song Eternal I is at 4 p.m. at St. Columb's Episcopal Church (550 Sunnybrook Road, Ridgeland). The TMC Chamber Singers present Gabriel Faure's "Requiem." $10, $5 students with ID (sold at the door); call 601-278-3351; mschorus.org. 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.