Today, KidFest! Kicks off at 9 a.m. at Freedom Ridge Park (235 W. School St., Ridgeland); continues through April 7 and April 14-15. $10, children under 2 free; call 601-853-2011. The nonviolence concert in honor of Nolan Ryan Henderson is at 5 p.m. at F. Jones Corner. Performers include Jesse Robinson, PyInfamous and the Bailey Brothers. Free. Luke Bryan and Jerrod Niemann perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum. $29.50-$39.50; call 800-745-3000. Wine, Women and Wisdom kicks off at 8 p.m. at Yellow Scarf (741 Harris St., Suite E) with performances from Rhonda Richmond and Tawanna Shaunte. Cassandra Wilson and Mystic Warriors perform April 7 at 9 p.m. $25 April 6, $35 April 7, $50 both nights; call 866-308-9226. TTOCCS REKARP Productions hosts the Free Form Concert at 9 p.m. at The Commons. Performers include daniel johnson and Jonathan Sims. $5; call 601-352-3399 or 601-540-1267. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament is at 9 a.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in T.B. Ellis Gymnasium. Proceeds benefit the Capitol Street Boys & Girls Club. $5, $3 children ages 4-17, children under 4 free; call 601-969-3511. Easter options for children include Hop Around the Welty Porch at 10 a.m. at the Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive; $8, children under 12 months and members free; call 601-981-5469), an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. at Liberty Park (694 Liberty Road, Flowood; free; call 601-992-4440) and an Easter egg hunt at noon at Battlefield Park (953 Porter St.; free; call 601-960-0655). The opera simulcast of "Manon" is at 11 a.m. at Tinseltown (411 Riverwind Drive, Pearl). $22, $20 seniors, $15 children; call 601-936-5856. Burn the Dance Floor at Salsa Mississippi (605 Duling Ave.) Includes free dance classes at 6 p.m. and a salsa party at 10 p.m. $10, $5 with college ID; call 601-213-6355. Tougaloo College's Two Rivers Gala is at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Medical Mall (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.) At the Thad Cochran Center. Eric Benet headlines the show. $100; call 601-977-7871 or 800-745-3000. Brian Fuente, Shelly Fairchild and Jason Turner perform at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.); cocktails at 6:30 p.m. $12 in advance, $15 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. OutSpoken is the featured poet during Nameless Open-mic at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. George Porter and the Runnin' Pardners perform at 9 p.m. at Underground 119. Dax Riggs is at Hal & Mal's. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Andy Hardwick performs during Fitzgerald's 11 a.m. brunch. See the independent film "Detachment" starring Adrien Brody at 5 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium. $7; visit http://www.msfim.org. Mike and Marty's Jam Session is at Hot Shots. Eddie Cotton performs at The Med Grill at 6 p.m. 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.
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