Let's make this a Memorial Day weekend to remember, shall we? Start it off tonight with Latin flair. Eat, dance and try out your conversational Spanish at Fiesta Latina, the free party at Lingofest Language Center (7048 Old Canton Road, Ridgeland). It begins at 7 p.m. Later, head over to Afrika Book Cafe (404 Mitchell Ave.) to hear music from Tawanna Shaunte of Eclectik Soul, Kolectiv Rhythm and Lonne George beginning at 8:30 p.m. Don't stop there. What's the best place to begin looking for things to do in Jackson? The JFP Best Bets page, of course.
So much is going on Saturday, it may be hard to decide where to start. Music is what this day is all about. The "4 the Record" record swap meet at North Midtown Arts Center (121 Millsaps Ave.) is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Mississippi Roots in Blues Festival on Commerce Street near Hal & Mal's starts at noon. Also, "The Kids Need Fresh Air" CD release party at Sneaky Beans is at 2 p.m. and goes into the night. Take the kids to see "Max and Ruby: Bunny Party" at 2 p.m. at Jackson Convention Complex. Get the details on these events and many more (this doesn't even scratch the surface) on the JFP Events Calendar. If you are looking for more local music, check out the JFP Music Listings page.
Sunday is full activity. Here's a sample: Andy Hardwick performs at 11 a.m. during Fitzgerald's jazz brunch. See the opera film "Carmen" at 2 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). The opening reception for K Parish Harvey's "I'll See You on Friday" exhibit is at 3 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.) The Generation NXT indie concert series at Dreamz JXN includes music by Tricky, Mr. Fluid and Evan I Tribe.
Monday is Memorial Day. If you get the day off, be sure to take advantage of seeing "The Freedom Rides: Journey for Change" exhibit at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building (200 North St.). Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday night, Martin's hosts the Open-mic Free Jam, and then there's karaoke at Fenian's and Irish Frog.
Find more events on the JFP Events Calendar.
If you want to go out to eat this weekend, you know where to look for the best places in Jackson. Visit JFP Restaurant Listings and the Menu Guide for some of the area's best dining options.
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