Friday, October 25, 2013
Today, Community Bike Ride is at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). Free; call 366-1602; email [email protected]; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook. Misfit Monkeys Monster Mash is at 8 p.m. at Warehouse Theatre (1000 Monroe St.). $7; call 818-645-4404; email [email protected]; misfitmonkeyscomedy.com. Mississippi International Film Festival Oct. is this weekend at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Watch independent films, and attend film and acting workshops Oct. 25-26. Attend the Zombie Ball Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. (award for best costume). The awards brunch is Oct. 27 at the King Edward Hotel. Free films, workshops and ball, $15 awards brunch; call 601-665-7737; email [email protected]; msfilm.org. Bay BridgeFest is this weekend at Main Street, Bay St. Louis. The music festival features 20 bands on three stages. Performers include The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Honey Island Swamp Band and more. $6 per day, ages 12 and under free, free admission for military, EMS, police and firefighters Oct. 27; baybridgefest.org. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Color in Motion 5K is from 9 a.m.-noon at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium (2531 N. State St.). Registration required, space limited. $50, discounts for team members; email [email protected]; colorinmotion5k.com/jackson. OctoberFest is from noon-5 p.m. at Jayne Avenue Park (3615 Jayne Ave.). The annual event includes food, arts and crafts, health screenings, giveaways and a talent show. Free; call 601-291-2243. Art, Poetry and Justice Slam is from 6-10 p.m. at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo) in the Bennie G. Thompson Center auditorium. Registration required. Free; call 601-291-4060; facebook.com/artpoetryjustice. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the band Classical Mystery Tour present "Music of Lennon and McCartney" at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). $15 and up; call 601-960-1565; msorchestra.com. Power of the Mic Comedy Show Oct. 26, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. at Mediterranean Fish and Grill (The Med) (6550 Old Canton Road). Comedians include Oscar Pruitt, Who Dat Redd, Jay Smith, Z Zizu Dave, Honoree Kemp and Cooper Powers. Enjoy music from No Script featuring Brittney Dear and DJ Sean Mac. $10; call 646-801-1275; find Power of the Mic on Facebook. Parlour of Nightmares Burlesque Show is from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Hal & Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). For ages 18 and up. Advance tickets. $20, $30 VIP; call 948-0888; email [email protected]; fanfueled.com. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Artist Wyatt Waters and restaurateur Robert St. John sign copies of "An Italian Palate" from 1-3 p.m. at Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). Free admission, book for sale; call 601-960-1515; msmuseumart.org. Stand Up for ARF Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. at Fenian's Pub (901 E. Fortification Street). The fundraiser for the Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) includes a raffle, a silent auction, refreshments, live music and a pet Halloween costume contest. Pets welcome. $25, dog food and cleaning supply donations welcome; call 948-0055; email [email protected] 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.