Today, the pop-up craft show 809 Handmade debuts with a preview party from 6-9 p.m. at Bottletree Studios (809 Adkins Blvd.); sale Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Items $100 or less; call 601-260-9423. The play "Yesterday Was Five Minutes Ago" is at 7 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in Rose McCoy Auditorium. Tickets are $15-$20; call 601-218-2479. The Orchestras and Strings Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. The event is free; call 601-974-6494. The "Recognize the Real" Tour with 7even Thirty, Kamikaze and 5th Child is at 9 p.m. at Hal & Mal's Red Room. Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door; call 601-317-5444. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Olde Towne Holiday Market is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jefferson Street, Clinton. The event is free; call 601-924-5472. The Veterans Day Parade is at 10 a.m. in downtown Jackson. The event is free; call 601-979-1365. The Magnolia Ballroom Dancers' Association's monthly dance is from 8-11 p.m. at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison). Tickets are $15, $10 for members; call 601-506-4591. The Jackson Comedy Festival with D.L. Hughley, Dominique, Eddie Griffin and Earthquake is at 8 p.m. at Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $37.50-$45.50; call 800-745-3000. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Salsa Mississippi's Dance for Mountain Child is from 5-10 p.m. at Duling Hall. The event benefits Mountain Child, a nonprofit that helps needy Himalayan children. Tickets are $25 advance and $30 at the door; call 601-213-6355. Actor and playwright John Maxwell presents "The Prodigal" at 5:30 p.m. at Northminster Baptist Church (3955 Ridgewood Road). The event is free; call 601-982-4703. 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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