Friday, September 27, 2013
Today, National Night Out is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jackson City Hall (219 S. President St.). JSU's Sonic Boom Marching Band leads the "Confidence March Against Crime" from Smith Park to City Hall. Free; call 601-960-1084. 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. Paul Thorn is at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). The Americana singer-songwriter is a Tupelo native. Tommy Malone also performs. For ages 18 and up. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 601-291-7373; ardenland.net. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, WellsFest is from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (1398 Lakeland Drive). Free admission, fees apply for race; call 601-353-0658; wellsfest.org. 4 the Record Swap is from noon-5 p.m. at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). Vendors must register. Bring your own turntable. $5 early bird admission through 2 p.m., $2 general admission after 2 p.m., $25 vendors ($10 non-refundable deposit), children under 12 free with an adult; call 601-376-9404; email [email protected]; 4therecordswap.com. Girlz Night Out is from 6-9 p.m. at Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) at Center Stage. Natural U Salon owner Melody Washington hosts. Includes makeup and hair tutorials, fashion tips, product swap vendors and a fashion show. $5; call 601-364-2869. Community Dance Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts (835 Riverside Drive) in the concert hall. $10, $5 seniors and students, free for Belhaven students and employees; call 601-965-1414; belhaven.edu. 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.