Today, the Jackson Bike Advocates' Community Bike Ride is at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative (2807 Old Canton Road). The event is free; find Jackson Bike Advocates on Facebook. Ronnie McDowell performs at 7 p.m. at Historic Saenger Theater (201 Forrest St., Hattiesburg). Reserved seating. Tickets are $15-$25; call 601-584-4888. The James S. Sclater Chamber Series I is at 7:30 p.m. at Mississippi College (200 Capitol St., Clinton) in Aven Hall. Admission is $25 and $10 for students; call 601-925-3440. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Highway 49 Fest kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Richland Eastside Park (100 Furr Drive, Richland). Free admission; call 601-420-3400. WellsFest, a JFP-sponsored event, is at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park (1398 Lakeland Drive); includes a race at 8 a.m., a pet parade at 9 a.m., and a festival at 10 a.m. Benefits the Farish Street YMCA. Free admission; race: $20-$60; call 601-353-0658. The Market @ Liberal Trinity is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Liberal Trinity Church of God in Christ (725 W. Northside Drive). The event is free; call 601-942-9355. The Artsfusion Open Air Market is from noon-7 p.m. at The Commons. Admission is $10 and children get in free; for information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Salute to Our Heroes Gala is at 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Jackson (345 St. Andrews Drive). Benefits the Mississippi Brain Injury Association. Tickets are $125 for individuals and $1000 for a table. Sponsorships are available; call 601-981-1021. Once Upon a Fall Festival ... There Was a Storybook Ball is at 6:30 p.m. at Mississippi Children's Museum (2145 Highland Drive). Advance tickets only. Tickets are $30 and $20 for children under 18; call 601-981-5469. Band Together for Lupus Awareness at Suite 106 includes an information session and food from 6-8 p.m. ($10), and music from Kerry Thomas and LAV at 9 p.m. (free drinks until 10:30 p.m.). Call 310-994-1841. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Gluckstadt GermanFest is from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (127 Church Road, Gluckstadt). Die Mitternachters performs. Free admission, $5-$6 meal tickets; call 601-856-2054. The Metro Jackson Heart Walk is at 1 p.m. at the Mississippi State Capitol (400 High St.). Benefits the American Heart Association. Donations are welcome; call 601-321-1216. Shirley Simpson portrays comedienne Gracie Allen at 2 p.m. at New Stage Theatre (1100 Carlisle St.). A champagne reception will be held for sponsors. $25 and $100 sponsorships are available; call 601-948-3531. The Back Forty Beer Tasting is from 5-7 p.m. at Sal and Mookie's. Admission is $35; for information visit backfortysalandmookies.eventbrite.com. Brian Fuente and his mother, Lisa Palmer, perform at 7 p.m. at Underground 119. The event is for ages 21 and up. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 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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