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It's the Weekend!


The city is set to recieve $550,000 in earmarks from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that could give facelifts to Thalia Mara Hall and two other city facilities.

Today, the SCLC-MIRA Unity Conference kicks off at 8 a.m. at the Arts Center of Mississippi (201 E. Pascagoula St.); the event runs through March 31. Full admission is $50, $25 for conference only, $30 for dinner only and $25 for students; call 601-968-5128 or 769-233-4847 (Espanol). Screen on the Green is at 7 p.m. at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St.) in the Art Garden. The event is free; call 601-960-1515. Webb Wilder with Buddy and the Squids perform at 8 p.m. at Duling Hall. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door; call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. The Jackson Bike Advocates Community Bike Ride is at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Whole Foods (2807 Old Canton Road). For information visit The grand opening of Morningbell Records (622 Duling Ave., Suite 212) is at 10 a.m. The concert at 6:45 p.m. includes music from the Ming Donkey One Man Band, Spacewolf and Overnight Lows. For information call 769-233-7468. The FIGMENT FUN-raiser is at 7 p.m. at North Midtown Arts Center and features DJ Young Venom and DJ Hot & Lonely. The show is for ages 21 and up and has a $5 cover; for information visit PyInfamous' "Final Discussion" CD release party is at 9 p.m. at Suite 106. Bloodkin plays at Martin's. Need more options? See our Best Bets.

On Saturday, the Renaissance Fine Arts Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. at Renaissance at Colony Park (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Ridgeland); the festival is free and runs through April 1. For information call 601-853-2011. Morningbell Records (622 Duling Ave., Suite 212) continues its grand opening celebration at noon with music from Taylor Hildebrand, ¡Los Buddies! and more. For information call 769-233-7468. The roller derby bout between the Magnolia Roller Vixens and the Capital Defenders is at 7 p.m. at Jackson Convention Complex (105 E. Pascagoula St.). Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $5 for children; for information visit The Jazz and Percussion Ensembles Concert is at 7 p.m. at Belhaven University Center for the Arts. The event is free; for information call 601-974-6494. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra presents "Bravo V: Ode to Joy" at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Mara Hall. Tickets are $20 and up; for information call 601-960-1565. The Bachelorettes give a reunion concert at 9 p.m. at The Commons. Proceeds go toward buying wigs for patients at UMMC. $5 suggested donation; for information call 601-352-3399 or 601-540-1267. Otis Clay and the Revelations featuring Tre Williams perform at 9 p.m. at Duling Hall. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door; for information call 601-292-7121 or 800-745-3000. Akami Graham performs at Last Call. Gary Burnside is at Ole Tavern. Diesel 255 is at Bourbon St. at 9 p.m. $5. For more events, check out the JFP Events Calendar.

On Sunday, the annual Fondren Easter Egg Hunt is at 2 p.m. at The Cedars Historic Home (4145 Old Canton Road). For information call 601-981-9606. DirtRoad Cadillac plays at 3 p.m. at Pelican Cove. Eddie Cotton performs at 6 p.m. at The Med Grill. 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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