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It's the Weekend!

This weekend is Zippity Doo Dah Weekend, with Sweet Potato Queen activities all over Fondren. The parade is at 7 p.m. Saturday.

This weekend is Zippity Doo Dah Weekend, with Sweet Potato Queen activities all over Fondren. The parade is at 7 p.m. Saturday. Photo by Courtesy Zippitydoodahparade.com

Today, the Zippity Doo Dah Weekend continues with Sweet Potato Queen activities throughout the day at Fitzgerald's and Everyday Gourmet (1625 E. County Line Road, Suite 500); details at http://www.zippitydoodahparade.com. The Margaret Walker Center unveils the Frankye Adams Johnson Black Panther Party Papers and Exhibit at 4:30 p.m. at Jackson State University (1400 John R. Lynch St.) at Ayer Hall. The event is free; call 601-979-3935. Rooster Blues and Continental play at Ole Tavern. Chimney Choir and Wooden Finger perform at 8 p.m. at Sneaky Beans. Luckenbach plays at Burgers and Blues. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, Zippity Doo Dah continues with Jill Conner Browne's book signing of "Fat Is the New 30" at 10 a.m. at Duling Hall ($5, $20 with book), the Children's Street Carnival at the green space behind Sal & Mookie's and Duling Green (Duling Avenue and Old Canton Road) from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ($1 armband, games and food prices vary), the parade at 7 p.m., and the street party featuring the Delta Mountain Boys after the parade on Duling Avenue. Learn more at http://www.zippitydoodahparade.com. The Sante South Wine and Dine Ladies Luncheon is at 11 a.m. at Table 100 (100 Ridge Way, Flowood). Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association of Mississippi. Admission is $75; call 601-987-0020. The opening reception for "The Collective" Senior Art Exhibition is from 2-4 p.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.); the exhibit hangs through April 8. Admission is free; call 601-960-1557. The Hindustani Classical Music Concert is at 6 p.m. at Tougaloo College (500 W. County Line Road, Tougaloo) at the Bennie G. Thompson Center. The event is free; call 601-977-4431. The Casino Night Fundraiser is at 6 p.m. at Hal & Mal's. Proceeds benefit Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital. Admission is $10, $40 for the poker tournament; email [e-mail missing]. The Mississippi Community Symphonic Band and Mississippi Swing perform at 7 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. The event is free; call 601-605-2786. Coke Bumaye's "Translation 3" CD release party is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, Dos Loco plays at 3:30 p.m. at Crawdad Hole. Art House Cinema Downtown at Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 E. Pascagoula St.) features the opera film "La Boheme" at 2 p.m. ($16) and an independent film at 5 p.m. ($7). Visit http://www.msfilm.org. Doe Hicks, Lil' Mal, Gutta Boy and more perform at the GenerationNXT Concert Series at Dreamz JXN. 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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