Today, Richard Heard and Dr. Theresa Sanchez perform at the Guest Artist Recital at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts in the concert hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. The event is free; call 601-974-6494. Howie Mandel performs at 8 p.m. at IP Casino Resort and Spa (850 Bayview Ave., Biloxi). The show is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $40-$55; call 800-745-3000. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Biggest Loser Run/Walk is at 7:30 a.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Country singer Dan Evans performs. Space is limited. Participation is $50 for the 5K and $70 for the 10K (by Nov. 2); for information visit biggestloserrunwalk.com. The JFP-sponsored Hot Diggity Dog 5K is from 8 a.m.-noon at Mayes Lake at LeFleur's Bluff (115 Lakeland Terrace); dogs welcome. Proceeds benefit Gallant Hearts Guide Dog Center. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 on the day of the race and $10 for the fun walk; call 601-853-6996. Intersect Dance Collective's Dance, Dessert and Donations is at 7 p.m. at The Church at Northshore (498 Northshore Parkway, Brandon). Tickets are $10, $7 for students and children under 12 get in free; call 903-316-0692. The screening of J. Lee Productions' film "The Murderer" is at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium. Bring ID to redeem tickets bought online. Tickets are $12; for information visit jleeplays.com. Nameless Open-mic featuring Talibah Smith is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106 (106 Wilmington St.). Tickets are $5, $3 to perform; call 601-720-4640. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents "Pops I: Simply Swingin'" at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets are $15 and up; call 601-960-1565. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the improvisational duo Billy Martin and Wil Blades performs at 7:30 p.m. at Duling Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door; call 800-745-3000. 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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