Today, the Scarecrow Cruise and Car Show is from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Madison Square Center for the Arts (2103 Main St., Madison); continues Oct. 20. Proceeds benefit Hope Hollow Ministries. Admission is free, $20 car registration; call 601-853-0291. Jacktoberfest, a JFP-sponsored event, is from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Congress Street. Free admission; for information visit jacktoberfest.com. Boo at the Zoo kicks off at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.); continues Oct. 20. Regular admission is $10, $6.75 for children 2-12 and children under 2 get in free; call 601-352-2580. "Ragtime: The Musical" is at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton) at 7 p.m. at Aven Fine Arts Building; runs through Oct. 21. Tickets are $10-$15; call 601-925-3440. Food for the Soul: Spoken Word Edition at 8 p.m. at Soul Wired Cafe includes a soul food buffet, music and poetry. Admission is $10 before 11 p.m. and $15 after. The "Dubbed for Your Pleasure" Burlesque to Dubstep Show is at 11 p.m. at The Joint. Tickets are $10-$15. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Sun King 5K is at 8 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church (3921 Oakridge Drive). Benefits Habitat for Humanity. $25 5K, $20 fun run, $60 family; call 601-954-2038 or 601-260-7648. JSU Homecoming Week culminates with a parade at 9 a.m. in downtown Jackson and a football game against Mississippi Valley State at 3 p.m. at JSU Stadium (2531 N. State St.). Tickets are $25-$45 for the football game; for information visit jsums.edu/homecoming. The Fat Tire Festival is at 9 a.m. at Ridgeland Trails (521 Giles Lane, Madison); includes the Run For Heather 5K. Oct. 21, the McGee Lungbuster Mountain Bike Race is at 9 a.m. Benefits Heather's T.R.E.E. Free, $25 5K (active.com), $35 bike race (usacycling.com). Broadmeadow's BlocktoberFeast is from 3-7 p.m. on Montbrook Street. Free admission; $10-$15 plates; for information visit topoffondren.com. Todd Snider headlines Guactoberfest at 4 p.m. at Duling Green (Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road). Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate; call 800-745-3000. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall (255 E. Pascagoula St.). Tickets are $20 and up; call 601-960-1565. Roo$ta's mixtape listening party is at 8 p.m. at Safari Video Lounge (GMR Enterprises, 357 N. Mart Plaza). The event is free; call 510-772-7394. The Pre-Halloween Costume Contest and Bash is at 9 p.m. at Sam's Lounge. Admission is $5. Nameless Open-mic featuring Kiki Gayden is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5 admission, $3 to perform. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, St. Richard Catholic Church (1242 Lynwood Drive) holds a Fun Fest at 11 a.m. Food and games tickets sold; call 601-366-1157. The Mostly Monthly Ceili is at 2 p.m. at Fenian's. The event is free. 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.
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