It's the Weekend!

An earlier version of this story had last week's events. We apologize fore the error.

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On Saturday, the ninth Annual JFP Chick Ball is at 6 p.m. at Hal & Mal's.

Today, the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Pre-festival Concert is at 7 p.m. at Mississippi Coliseum (1207 Mississippi St.). Performers include Buddy Guy, Percy Sledge, Shakura S'Aida and Ruthie Foster. $45-$60; call 601-353-0603 or 800-745-3000. The Gospel of Blues and Jazz is at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) in McCoy Auditorium. The Savoy Ellingtons, Nellie "Tiger" Travis, Andy Hardwick and Maurice Smith perform in the benefit concert for the town of Mound Bayou. Doors open at 7 p.m. $35-$50; call 800-745-3000. Bass Roots is from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.). TightStep Concept presents music from DJ Planetary Child, Rob Roy, Tony C, 360 Degrees, Repercussion, Monoxide and Daphya Selecta. For ages 18 and up. $5; call 372-8088; find TightStep Concept on Facebook. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, Mississippi Youth Hip Hop Summit and Parent/Advocate Conference are from 8 a.m.-11 p.m. and July 21 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Millsaps College (1701 N. State St.). The ACLU and the Mississippi Youth Justice Movement sponsor the event to promote social justice awareness. The summit is for ages 10-18, and the conference is for ages 19 and up. Registration required; food and lodging included. Free; call 601-354-3408, ext. 104; email ddenney@aclu-ms.org; tinyurl.com/2013HipHopSummitReg. FOX40 Jackson Idol Auditions are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Antonelli College (2323 Lakeland Drive). The three best contestants advance to the American Idol audition July 26 in Atlanta. Free; call 601-965-7531. Sartoris Literary Group Book and Music Festival is from 1-3 p.m. at Lemuria Books (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 202). The event includes book signings from 10 authors including Scotty Moore, Liz Stauffer and James L. Dickerson; refreshments; and music from Rambling Steve Gardner. Book prices vary; call 601-366-7619; email info@lemuriabooks.com; sartorisliterary.com. Ninth Annual JFP Chick Ball is at 6 p.m. at Hal & Mal's (200 Commerce St.). The fundraising event benefits the Center for Violence Prevention, and this year's goal is to fight sex trafficking. For ages 18 and up. Seeking sponsors, auction donations and volunteers now. $5 cover, $5 door prize entry, $15 VIP Lounge; call 601-362-6121, ext. 23; chickball@jacksonfreepress.com. Also see jfpchickball.com. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, Ora Reed is at 2 p.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church (1242 Lynwood Drive). The songstress performs gospel, pop, jazz standards and spirituals. Proceeds benefit the Habitat for Humanity Catholic Build #28. Free, donations welcome; call 601-366-2335; saintrichard.com. iGNACiO and clothesmindedclothing present The Human Mind Experience, an evening of art, fashion and dance, from 6-8 p.m. at Duling Hall (622 Duling Ave.). Food from Downtown Cafe. For ages 18 and up. RSVP online. A portion of the proceeds benefits the American Cancer Society and Batson Children's Hospital. Free tickets; call 362-8440; thehumanmindexperience.info. 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 events@jacksonfreepress.com or music@jacksonfreepress.com, or add your event yourself. It's easy!


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