Today, the Gladys P. Norris National Piano Festival is at 5 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in the F.D. Hall Music Center. Continues Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. Free; call 601-979-2141. Freedom Cafe is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Koinonia Coffee House (136 S. Adams St., Suite C). Includes poetry, readings and performances. $18 per person; call 601-960-3008 to RSVP. Actor's Playhouse (121 Paul Truitt Lane, Pearl) presents "The Sound of Music" at 7:30 p.m.; runs through March 3. $15, $10 seniors and students; call 601-664-0930. Comedian Killer Beaz performs at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall. Joe Hoppy also performs. For ages 18 and up. $20 in advance, $25 at the door; call 601-292-7121. Comedian and actor Mike Epps performs at 8 p.m. at the Mississippi Coliseum. Doug E. Fresh and Tony Rock also perform. $35.50-$46.50; call 800-745-3000. Need more options? See our Best Bets.
On Saturday, the Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show is from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Mississippi Trade Mart (1200 Mississippi St.). Continues Feb. 24 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, $3 students; missgems.org. Buy, sell or trade records at the 4 the Record Swap from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). $2, $5 early bird (before noon), children under 12 free, $25 vendors; call 601-376-9404. The Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet's 20th Anniversary Spring Gala is at 7 p.m. at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center (4908 Ridgewood Road). $15-$20, $13-$18 seniors, $15 students; call 601-853-4508. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents "Bravo IV: Beethoven's Sixth" at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. $20 and up; call 601-960-1565. The Power of the Mic comedy show is at 10 p.m. at Suite 106. $5; call 646-801-1275. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
On Sunday, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin perform at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center (4908 Ridgewood Road). Benefits fundforthegirls, a nonprofit that helps pay for breast exams at Baptist Health Systems. Reserved seating. $48.50; call 601-292-7121. 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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