Today, the ACLU of Mississippi (753 N. Congress St.) hosts the Gay-Straight Potluck and Movie at 5:30 p.m. The event is free; call 601-354-3408, ext. 227. The Jackson Bike Advocates' monthly Community Bike Ride is at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). The event is free; for information visit tinyurl.com/JXN-bike. The Detectives Mystery Dinner Theatre presents "Fed Up" at 6 p.m. at Jaco's Tacos (318 S. State St.). Tickets are $49; call 601-937-1752 to RSVP. Chad Wesley performs at 8 p.m. at Fatsumo. The Furrows, 5th Child, That Scoundrel and James Crow play at Martin's. Akami Graham and the Key of G perform at 9 p.m. at Hal & Mal's Red Room. Admission is $10. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant's 5K Run for Health begins at 8 a.m. at the Governor's Mansion (300 E. Capitol St.). Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 on the day of event; for information visit governorbryant.com/5k. The Mississippi Public Broadcasting Summer Reading Party featuring Shock from "The Electric Company" starts at 10 a.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum (1150 Lakeland Drive). The event is free; call 601-432-6434. The MIRS Steak Championship at Burgers & Blues has been rescheduled for Aug. 4. There is a $50 team entry fee; for information email email@example.com. New Edition, El DeBarge and After 7 perform at the Mississippi Coliseum at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36-$56; call 601-353-0603 or 800-745-3000. The play "It's Time to Take Out the Trash" is at 8 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. 2010 "Sunday Best" winner Le'Andria Johnson performs. Tickets are $25; call 800-745-3000. Tech N9ne, Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko and more perform at 8:30 p.m. at Commerce Street (formerly Fire). Soul Wired Cafe has reggae and salsa music with DJ C-Lecta at 10 p.m. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Art House Cinema Downtown at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) features the films "Otter 501" at 2 p.m. and "Damsels in Distress" at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 per film; for information visit msfilm.org. Hal & Mal's Craft Beer Garden is from 3-8 p.m. Le'Andria Johnson also performs at the Mississippi Gospel Choir Invitational Showcase at 6 p.m. at Jackson State University's Athletic and Assembly Center (1400 John R. Lynch St.). Admission is $15; call 601-896-8871 or 800-745-3000. Soul Wired Cafe hosts Sugar Water Purple Sunday and Open Mic with Nickel G and DJ Spre. 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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