It might be abnormally cold this weekend, but brave the cracked cuticles and chapped lips to see what's going on in Mississippi. Head to the Millsaps Arts District at 9 p.m. to see Johnny Bertram and the Golden Bicycles and New York band Ladycop perform. If you're in the mood for a little bit of country, soul and rock, tonight then head to the MSU Riley Center (2200 5th St., Meridian) at 7:30 p.m. to see Shelby Lynne perform. Tickets are $36 to $42. If you don't want to travel out of the city limits, warm up and watch "Client 9" at 7 p.m. and "White Material" at 9 p.m. at the Art House Cinema inside the Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Tickets cost $9 for each screening. For more information, visit http://www.msfilm.org. For more options, check out the JFP Events Calendar.
If you're looking for an educational and musical experience on Saturday, attend the Statewide Black History Celebration at 9 a.m. at Jackson State University, Rose E. McCoy Auditorium (1400 John R. Lynch St.) for a keynote address by former Gov. William Winter. On Saturday evening, get dressed up and head to the International African Ball at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Tickets are $50 and are available at BeBop, the Coliseum Box Office and New Horizons Bookstore. Want more entertainment options? Visit Best Bets.
On Sunday, head to the Premiere Bridal Show at the Jackson Convention Complex from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. Tickets purchased for the previously canceled Jan. 9 show will be honored. After a long day of dress shopping, make a date for dinner at such local restaurants as Ichiban Grill & Sushi, Aladdin, Que Sera Sera, or Babalu for some din-din. Visit the JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide for more local dining options.
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