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It's the Weekend!


Be sure to warm up if you decide to participate in one of the two charity walkathons taking place this weekend. Today, JSU celebrates its 100th anniversary with a football reception at 4 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) and a gala at 6 p.m. at JSU's Walter Payton Center (Walter Payton Drive). Admission is $100, $50 for children under 12, and $1,000 for a table of 10 for the gala; call 601-983-9490. Mike & Marty and The Deleted Family perform at the High Note Jam at 5:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art's Art Garden. The event is free, and there will be food for sale; call 601-960-1515. Dreamz Jxn hosts the GSU v. JSU Pre-party. Rock the Runway: Divas Against Domestic Violence is at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Admission is $20; call 508-443-4827.

The play "Little Women" is at 7 p.m. at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.); the show runs through Nov. 6. Tickets are $10, and $5 for students; call 601-974-1089. Also at 7 p.m., the Community Reinvestment Awards Gala is at the Jackson Medical Mall's Thad Cochran Center (350 W. Woodrow Wilson Ave.). Special guests include Sheryl Lee Ralph, Patrick House, Jonathan Slocumb, and David and Tamela Mann. Admission is $50; call 601-982-8467. Finally, the Bailey Brothers and Druid Hill are at Martin's. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, NAMIWalks for the Mind of America is at 10 a.m. at Winners Circle Park (100 Winners Circle, Flowood). Donations are welcome; call 601-899-9058. Join JFP's team at The Hot Diggity Dog Walkathon and Fair is at 10 a.m. at Canton Multipurpose Complex (501 Soldier Colony Road, Canton). Individual admission is $20, and $15 each for a team of three or more; call 601-853-6996 or 601-826-1843. The film "Siegfried: Live in HD" shows at 11 a.m. at Tinseltown (411 Riverwind Drive). Tickets are $22, $20 for seniors, and $15 for children; call 601-936-5856. Later, the Farish Street Heritage Festival is at 4 p.m. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate; call 601-948-5667. The annual Squat and Gobble is at 6:30 p.m. at Reservoir Pointe (140 Madison Landing Circle, Ridgeland) and benefits domestic violence shelters. Admission is $35; raffle tickets: $10, $50 for six; call 601-932-4198. Katt Williams performs at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $35.50-$45.50; call 800-745-3000. Hal & Mal's hosts the Exposed Music Festival. Light Beam Rider and Banner Fair play at Ole Tavern. Finally, The Coathangers and Liver Mousse are at Martins at 10 p.m. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, the Battle of the Bands is at 2 p.m. at Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $10 for children 6 and under; call 601-354-6021 or 800-745-3000. The documentary "Black Power Mixtape" shows at 5 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Admission is $7; for more information visit Finally, Shaun Patterson performs at Burgers and Blues from 5-9 p.m. 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.

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