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It's the Weekend!

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Tonight, Ballet Magnificat! presents "Snow Queen" at 7 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall.

Today, see paintings, portraits, drawings and giclees during the Christmas Open House from noon-6 p.m. at Sanders McNeal Studio and Gallery (Dickies Building, 736 S. President St., second floor). Also open Dec. 15 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The event is free; call 601-960-0484. ... The Farish Street/Main Street Project hosts their sixth annual tree lighting ceremony at 4 p.m. at Farish Street Park (Farish and Hamilton streets). See the Christmas tree display through Jan. 3. The event is free; call 601-941-3230 or 202-256-6021. ... Ballet Magnificat! presents "Snow Queen" at 7 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Encores Dec. 15 at 3 p.m and Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. $15-$40; call 601-977-1001. ... The Mississippi Jazz Foundation's annual concert A Night of Musical Artistry is at 7 p.m. at Alamo Theater. Actor Palmer Williams ("House of Payne") is the host, and Jeff Bradshaw and Michael Burton perform. Tickets are $35 or $20 for students; call 601-594-2314 or 800-745-3000. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, the Lucky Town Brewing Release Party is at 6:30 p.m. at Underground 119. The event is for ages 21 and up. "Braille Blues Daddy" Bryan Lee performs at 9 p.m. Bring toy donations worth at least $10 for Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital for a free pint. No cover before 8 p.m.; for information visit luckytownbrewing.com. ... The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band and the Mississippi Swing perform at the Gala Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (6000 Old Canton Road). The event is free; call 601-605-2786. ... From Heaven on High: Festive Music for Christmas is at 8 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church (5301 Old Canton Road). Performers include the Mississippi Chorus, the Mississippi Girlchoir, members of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Chorus Chamber Singers. Tickets are $20, $18 for seniors and $5 for students with ID (sold at the door); call 601-278-3351. ... Kristy Lee and Seein' Red perform at 8 p.m. at ToMara's. Admission is $20; call 800-745-3000. ... The concert "Cro, the Places You'll Go" is at 8:30 p.m. at Duling Hall. The Bailey Brothers, the Church Keys and Archtops perform in honor of Church Keys drummer Chris Crothers, who is moving away. Cocktails at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door; call 601-292-7121. ... Nameless Open-mic is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, The play "A Christmas Memory" ends its run at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.) with a 2 p.m. show. Bring in-kind donations for CARA or Toys for Tots. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students, $18 for children 12 and under and $75 for a family pack; call 601-948-3533, ext. 222. ... Cade Chapel's Christmas Cantata is at 4 p.m. at New Horizon Church International (1770 Ellis Ave.). The event is free; call 601-366-5463. 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.

Is something missing? To make sure your event is listed on the JFP calendars, send the information to events@jacksonfreepress.com or music@jacksonfreepress.com, or add your event yourself. It's easy!

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