This weekend is jam-packed with community events and festivities, so choose wisely. After work, put your spandex on and head to the Rainbow Grocery parking lot at 6 p.m. to join The Jackson Bike Advocates' monthly community bike ride. The route is six miles at a slow conversational pace and will make a stop at Peaches Cafe on Farish Street for drinks and food. If you'd rather stay out of the heat, attend BBQ & Blues from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Proceeds from the event go to the Harbor House Chemical Dependency Services. Tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for kids. Afterwards, don't miss Memphis-based John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives perform at Ole Tavern. Check out Best Bets for more options.
On Saturday, head to CARA's Dog Days of Summer fundraiser at 10 a.m. at Pelahatchie Shore Park (Pelahatchie Shore Drive, Brandon) and meet Francis, the miracle dog and winner of FuzzyNation's supermodel photo contest. The fundraiser includes a pet parade, silent auction and arts and crafts market. Then, head to Sneaky Bean in Fondren for the annual Sneaky Fest featuring live bands such as Liver Mousse, Wooden Finger, Passenger Jones, Spacewolf, Furrows, 7even:Thirty and Young Buffalo. Don't miss the facial hair fashion show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Want more live music? See the JFP Music Listings.
On Sunday, enjoy brunch or lunch at a local restaurant such as Julep, Lumpkins BBQ or Mimi's. Then, enjoy ample parking options downtown and catch "The Magic Flute" at 2 p.m. or "Rejoice and Shout" at 5 p.m. at the Art House Cinema Downtown at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium. For more dining options, visit JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide.
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