Today, the Chatham Art Showcase kicks off with a preview party from 6:30-9 p.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church (1242 Lynwood Drive) in Foley Hall. Main showcase April 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Advance tickets. $25 per day, $40 both days; call 601-366-2335; saintrichard.com. The Belhaven University Dance Ensemble performs at 6:30 p.m. at Belhaven University, Bitsy Irby Center (1500 Peachtree St.); runs through April 13. $10; $5 students and seniors; call 601-965-1414. Art House Cinema returns to Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) with the Rolling Stones films "Charlie Is My Darling" at 7 p.m. and "Some Girls" at 8:45 p.m. Runs through April 7. $10 per film; show times at msfilm.org. The April in Paris Gala is at 8 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.), in the Art Garden. $100, $150 VIP; call 601-960-1515. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Biggest Loser Run/Walk is at 7:30 a.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.). $85 half marathon, $45 5K, $15 kids' race; biggestloser.com/runwalk. The Mississippi Petrified Forest (124 Forest Park Road, Flora) hosts a 50th Anniversary Preservation Celebration today and tomorrow from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $1.10, 55¢ students; call 601-879-8189. The Traffick Jam at Sneaky Beans (2914 N. State St.) includes a walkathon from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and a concert from 7-11 p.m. Benefits Hard Places Community. $10 registration to walk plus $100 fundraising goal, $10 concert only; email email@example.com. NatureFEST is at 10 a.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (2148 Riverside Drive). $4-$6; call 601-576-6000. Gathering on the Green is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum (100 S. State St.). Enjoy food, crafts and music. Free; call 601-576-6920. The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Continues April 7 from 1-6 p.m. Free; call 601-519-0900. The roller derby bout between the Magnolia Roller Vixens and the Diables Rouge is at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. $12 advance, $15 at door, $5 children; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nameless Open Mic is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. $5, $3 to perform. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, the Blasta Wine Tasting is from 2-5 p.m. at Fenian's. $25 in advance, $35 at the door; call 601-366-6644. The Yung Life Spring Kickball Game is at 2 p.m. at Legion Field (400 South Dr.). Includes concessions and music from DJ T-Money. Free; call 601-454-7004 or 702-483-9074. 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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