Today, the Spring Market of Jackson is from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.) and runs through April 14. Girls' Night Out is April 13 from 5-9 p.m., and silent auction proceeds benefit CARA. $7, $15 three-day pass, $12 Wine & Women event April 12 at 5 p.m., $10 Market Madness wristband, children 12 and under free; call 662-890-3359. The Eudora Welty Plant Sale and Birthday Party is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Museum (1119 Pinehurst Place). Free admission, $25-$45 plants (cash or check); call 601-353-7762. Catholic Charities hosts the National Migration Festival from noon-9 p.m. at the Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Free, $10 donation for beer tasting; call 601-355-8634. The Creative Arts Festival kicks off at 1 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.); runs through April 13. Free; call 601-979-2055. Two for One Skate Night is from 4-10 p.m. at Rampage Extreme Park (931 Highway 80 W.). $10; rampagextremepark.com. The Crossroads Film Festival continues with screenings starting at 6:45 p.m. at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). Runs through April 14. $8 per film, $6 for seniors, students and members, passes available; crossroadsfilmfestival.com. The play "Gold in the Hills" is at 7:30 p.m. at Parkside Playhouse (101 Iowa Blvd., Vicksburg). Shows through April 27. $12, $10 seniors 55 and older, $7 students, $5 children ages 12 and under; call 601-636-0471. Zoso plays at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall. For ages 18 and up. $15 advance, $20 at door; call 601-292-7121. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Komen Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Race for the Cure is from 8 a.m.-noon at the War Memorial Building (120 S. State St.). Proceeds go toward breast cancer research efforts. $20-$35; call 601-932-3999; komencentralms.org. KidFest! Ridgeland is from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Freedom Ridge Park (235 W. School St., Ridgeland). Continues April 14 and April 20-21. $10, children under 2 free; call 601-853-2011; kidfestridgeland.com. Ezra Brown headlines the Township Jazz Festival that is from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Township at Colony Park (1037 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland). Refreshments for sale. Free admission; call 601-368-9950 or 601-856-6001; townshipjazzfestival.com. Shucker's annual crawfish boil is today and Sunday, $10. Sante South Wine Festival is at 6:30 p.m., at Highland Village (4500 Interstate 55 N.) with more than 120 wines and food from more than 20 Mississippi restaurants. VIP tasting at 6:30 p.m.; grand tasting is at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi. $80-$140; call 601-987-0200; santesouth.com. Saxophonist Kim Waters headlines the Battle of the Saxes at 7 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.), in McCoy Auditorium. $25, $35 reserved seating; call 800-745-3000. The Meat Puppets and the Tomatoes perform at 10 p.m. at Martin's. For ages 21 and up. $12 advance, $15 at door; ardenland.net. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, see the film "Rather Die a Free Man Than Live a Slave" at Malco Grandview Theatre (221 Grandview Blvd., Madison). The film, by Kent Moorhead (see page 46) is about black soldiers in the Civil War. $8, $6 seniors, students and members, passes $15 and up; crossroadsfilmfestival.com. 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.
Is something missing? To make sure your event is listed on the JFP calendars, send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or add your event yourself. It's easy!