Friday, October 11, 2013
Today, Thief at the Crossroads: The Blues as Black Technology Blues Reception is from 6-8 p.m. at Gallery1 (1100 John R. Lynch St., Suite 4). Free; call 601-960-9250; jsums.edu/gallery1. Street Corner Symphony performs at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Call 601-292-7121; ardenland.net. I Love R&B Night is at 9 p.m. at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (6550 Old Canton Road). A1, LAV, Lou Writer and Kerry Thomas perform. For ages 21 and up. $10; call 956-0082. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Jackson Restaurant Week 2013 ends. Food prices vary; jacksonrestaurantweek.com. Tumbling with the Stars is from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at YMCA Flowood (690 Liberty Road, Flowood). The gymnastics competition is a fundraiser for the Derrick Jones Burn Foundation. Special guests include Katherine Bailess from VH1's "Hit the Floor" and Patrick House, season 10 winner of "The Biggest Loser." $10, $7 ages 4-7, ages 3 and under free; call 601-454-6966; email [email protected]; misskimsgym.com. Woofstock Family Music Festival is at 10 a.m. at Grandview Boulevard (Grandview Boulevard, Madison). See the film "Beyond the Myth" at 10 a.m. at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd.). Free, dog food donations welcome; email [email protected] for vendor booth information. Bree's Bark Park Grand Opening is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at Community Animal Rescue and Adoption (CARA) (960 N. Flag Chapel Road). Free, dog food donations welcome; call 601-842-4404; email [email protected]; carams.org/dog_park. Know Your Rights: School Discipline Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at COFO Civil Rights Education Complex (1013 John R. Lynch St.). Free; call 334-322-8218; email [email protected] For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Battle of the Bands is at 2 p.m. at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.). 2 Chainz, the OMG Girlz and Kierra Sheard also perform. $10, ages 5 and under free; call 800-745-3000. "Charlotte's Web" is at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Actor's Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl). $15, $10 seniors, students and military (tickets sold at brownpapertickets.com); call 601-664-0930; email [email protected]; actorsplayhouse.net. "One Monkey Don't Stop No Show" is at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) at McCoy Auditorium. The play is a revealing yet funny examination of the life and loves of an upwardly mobile, middle-class black family. Free; call 601-979-7036. 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.