Take time to help out a good cause this Veterans Day weekend by participating in one of the many fundraisers being held in the area. Today at the Jackson Zoo (2918 W. Capitol St.), veterans with ID get free admission. Call 601-352-2580. One Brave Night, a fundraiser for the HIV/AIDS nonprofit A Brave New Day, is at 7 p.m. at Safe Harbor United Church of Christ (1345 Flowood Drive, Flowood). Admission is $11 and up; call 601-713-3999. The Orchestras and Strings Concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. The event is free; call 601-974-6494. See the one-act plays "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You" and "The Actor's Nightmare" at 8 p.m. at Millsaps College, Ford Academic Complex (1701 N. State St.). Tickets are $10, or $5 for students; call 601-974-1372 to RSVP. Also, Dreamz JXN hosts Can't Feel My Face Friday. Later, the Salsa Fling kicks off at 9 p.m. at Salsa Mississippi (605 Duling St.) with music from Cucho and Jesus. Saturday, the dance workshops start at 11 a.m., and the 60s salsa party is at 10 p.m. Prices are $15 for the workshop, $10 for the party, and $45 for the full pass; call 601-213-6355. Finally, Guillermo and Hellbender perform at Ole Tavern, and Mississippi Shakedown plays at Martin's at 10 p.m. Need more options? See our Best Bets
On Saturday, the Step Up For Adoption Walkathon is at 9 a.m. at Smith Park (302 E. Amite St.) and benefits Mississippi Families for Kids. Admission is $25, or $250 for a team; call 601-957-7670 or 800-241-5437. Twenty artists exhibit their work at the "Breathe in This Place" Art Show from 2-4 p.m. at North Park Presbyterian Church (4624 Old Canton Road). The event is free; call 601-954-4835. Later, the Mississippi Opera presents "Madama Butterfly" at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets are $45 and up; call 601-960-2300. Belhaven University Dance Ensemble's fall dance concert is at 7:30 p.m. at Belhaven University, Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center (1400 Peachtree St.). Tickets are $10, or $5 for seniors and students; call 601-965-1400. Finally, Furrows performs at Martin's at 10 p.m. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar
On Sunday, Raphael Semmes performs at Table 100's jazz brunch. Mike and Marty's Jam Session is at Hot Shots. The Beer and Cheese Tasting is at 4 p.m. at Sal & Mookie's. $30; email [e-mail missing] to RSVP. The Women's Fund of Mississippi hosts Forks and Corks at 4 p.m. at Mississippi Farmers Market (929 High St.). Admission is $30; call 601-326-3001. See the film "Higher Ground" at 5 p.m. at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.). Tickets are $7; for more information visit http://msfilm.org. Also, Boom Chick performs at Fuego at 5 p.m. Adib's Acoustic Jam is from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Burgers and Blues. Finally, The David Crowder Band performs at 7 p.m. at Jackson Academy (4908 Ridgewood Road). Admission is $30-$45; call 601-364-5416. 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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