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It's the Weekend


Food Network's Rachel Ray will cook for a live audience at the Mississippi Coliseum on Saturday.

If you're feeling dramatic this weekend, head over to the Jackson Academy Performing Arts Center tonight to see the Ballet Magnificat! Spring Concert Series. Tickets can be purchased online for $10-$30. If ballet isn't quite your thing, take a drive down Interstate 20 to Clinton and see the play "The Watch They Keep," at 7 p.m. at the Old Clinton Junior High School Auditorium for $12. For more entertainment options, visit the JFP Best Bets page. 

No matter what else you decide to do Saturday, be sure to head to the Mississippi Coliseum to see the Food Network's Rachel Ray live at 1 p.m. or 6 p.m . She'll be cooking and offering healthy living tips, and local celebrity Chef Luis Bruno will join her on stage. If you're a morning person, head to Mayes Lake at Lefleur's Bluff State Park for Buffalo Peak's "About Four Mile" Trail Run. Registration begins at 7 a.m., the race starts at 8 a.m., and it's only $25. For an opportunity to bond with your teenage daughter, head to the Baptist for Women Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. for a mother and daughter brunch. Doctors will be on hand to discuss body issues, self-image, emotion and other topics dealing with growing up; $5 brunch. Look for more things to do on the JFP Events Calendar.

On Saturday night, get your classical music fix at the Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College when the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents Chamber IV: Chamber in the Chapel. Tickets are $15, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. If rock 'n' roll is your thing, head to Hal & Mal's for Yella with Chick French. For that the area's musical choices from hip-hop to country, check out JFP Music Listings. Don't forget to dine local if you're going out to eat. We've got you covered with the JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide

On Sunday, visit the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science for the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival and see some of the best environmental filmmaking around for $5 and under. Family-friendly films will show from 2-4 p.m. followed by films for an adult audience from 6-9 p.m. Take your kids to the Manship House to see the "Growing Up In Mississippi: 1857-1888" exhibit for free from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., but be sure to call ahead and register. If your in the mood to travel, head up to Starkville and see the Holocaust Remembrance Recital at 5 p.m. in the Giles Auditorium at Mississippi State University. It's free, and it's put on by the faculty of the Department of Music. For more information on these or other events, visit the Jackson Free Press website .

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