Today, the Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza begins at 3 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) and runs through Aug. 5. Kids 12 and under get in free today. $10, $20 weekend pass, $5 ages 6-12, ages 5 and under free; call 601-605-1790. ... The Molly Ringwalds and DJ Young Venom perform at 9 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. $15 in advance, $20 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. ... Blue Mountain performs at Ole Tavern. ... First Friday is at 9 p.m. at the Martini Room. ... The Smooth Funk Band plays at Soul Wired Cafe. Free before midnight. ... Dylan Moss is at Club Magoo's. ... Greg Ginn of Black Flag and Argiflex perform at Morningbell Records. ... Trademark plays at Reed Pierce's. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Kingdom Curls hosts the Afro Southern Classic at 9 a.m. at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center(528 Bloom St.). The natural hair event includes workshops, a fashion show and after-party. $20, $35 VIP, $15 fashion show only; call 855-688-8724; kingdomcurls.org. ... The First Day Back to School Celebration and Supply Giveaway is from 2-6 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Free; call 601-960-1084 or 601-960-2378. ... The MIRS Steak Championship kicks off at 10 a.m. at Burgers & Blues. Judges include WLBT meteorologist Barbie Bassett and Jay White from Mississippi Sports This Morning (620 AM). $50 team entry fee; call 601-899-0038 to register. ... Carter Fest is at 2 p.m. at The Carter. Performers include Bad Advice, Daggers, Ill Ways, Shark Bait and Tiebreaker. $10; call 601-863-9516; lostlegendent.com. ... The Mississippi Chorus Summer Showcase is from 6-9:30 p.m. at Union Station (300 W. Capitol St.), at the train depot ballroom. Marta Szlubowska, Harlan Zackery, Rachel Alexander and more perform. $35 per person, $75-$300 reserved tables (up to eight); call 601-278-3351. ... The roller derby bout between the Magnolia Roller Vixens and the Mississippi Rollergirls is at 7 p.m. at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 children; call 960-2321; email email@example.com. ... Comedians Henry Cho and John Reep perform during the Laugh Away SMA comedy show at 7 p.m. at Hinds Community College, Rankin Campus (3805 Highway 80 E., Pearl) at the Clyde Muse Center. Proceeds benefit Stop SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). $30; call 601-932-5237; laughawaysma.org. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Mississippi Old Time Music Society performs from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Clinton Visitor Center (1300 Pinehaven Road, Clinton). Free; call 601-919-3571; email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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